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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...at we can wipe the disease out, butby boosting the health
and ability of the immune system to fight, we maybe able to convert AIDS into a chronic disease that doesn't progress." Protocol 2 For some patients, AIDS is double jeopardy. Not only is their depletedimmune system unable to fight infections...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...alaria have historically been rare but wherepublic health
officials are increasingly concerned. The research was funded by a three-year grant, totaling $740,969,from the National Institutes of Health . That grant was recentlyrenewed by NIH for another four years. Also involved in the workare Xueliang Tao, ...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...ding 100 with drug-resistant TB. "Many doctors and health
departments have felt that DOT is too expensive be...ore city decision to set up a DOT program in which health
care workers regularly visit patients at home or work to ensure compliance with drug treatment. From...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
... up with their findings, Manton and Tolley studied health
and mortalitydata from several National Long Term ...eflects the realityof changing life expectancy and health
status, Manton said. The average life expectancy in the United States today is about 75.5 years-- s...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
... costs later on follow-up. "Managed care and other health
care payers often focus on short-term big-ticket costs like those related to the use of cardiac catheterization and angioplasty," Mark said. "This study shows that judging the balance between costs and quality of care requires a longer-term perspecti...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...es a relative small weight loss but also may carry health
risks. "Although conclusive evidence of possible health
risks from chronically taking fenfluramine or any other weight loss medication is not in, there is s...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
... patients covered by Medicaid, the state-supported health
insurance plan.Also one of the first in the nation...sand its network of sub-specialists to provide all health
care to subscribers. The program is a prototype for HIV care that could be adopted nationallyin th...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
... AIDS program, with the Rhode Island departmentsof health
and corrections, designed the prison release program. It relies on aseven-member team of four doctors, two nurses and a social worker to assist thewomen. The program also supports a prison-based, half-time registered nurse. In the program, team membe...
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...ggest that how sexual abuse affects overall mental health
in later life depends on the quality of the abused girl's childhood attachment. Girls with a secure, responsive relationship in childhood with their mothers or other primary caregivers have some protection against the long-term negative effects that...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...patients to establish a baseline picture of dental health
also can detect potentially dangerous calcium depo...e dental care may prove to have significant public health
utility in the diagnosis of patients at risk for stroke." Dental students Angela D. Haller and...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...otect the interests of state residents enrolled in health
maintenance organizations nearly as well as it sho...p with Dr. Thomas C. Ricketts, deputy director for health
policy analysis at the center. The researchers closely analyzed laws governing HMOs in North Carolin...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...ng the Reagan administration. They point to other health
concerns related to chronic noise, including hearing damage, chronic cardiovascular activation, elevated annoyance and irritation, motivation problems such as learned helplessness, and impaired cognitive development and reading achievement. "These ef...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...cs are increasing alarmingly fast in hospitals and health
care facilities across the nation, University of N...out 2 percent in 1975. Responding to the growing health
concern, the N.C. Statewide Infection Control Program at the UNC-CH School of Medicine has prepared ...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
... it comes to talking to their teenagers about sex, health
and condoms, mum's the word for most American pare...ociate professor of social work who studies public health
issues and the consequences of risky behavior. It is especially hard, she notes, for a parent to tal...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...st on mammograms because breastcancer is a serious health
threat. The <AHREF="http://www.cancer.org/">American Cancer Society estimates thatin 1997 some 180,200 new cases of <AHREF="http://www.cancer.org/bcn.html">breast cancer will bediagnosed among women in the United States, 1,400 cases...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...of Pennsylvania Medical Centerphysicians and other health
care providers serving mothers and infants will jo...g Action, is to raise public awareness of the many health
and otheradvantages of breastfeeding to both babies and their mothers. Breastfeeding is ackn...
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
...ine is likely to have a major impact onU.S. public health
in the future." "Dr. Maassab's work is a reflection of the continuing significance of theU-M Department of Epidemiology," she added, "which has been a powerhouse invaccinology since the 1940s, when work on influenza and polio began." ...
Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer
...eported that their general well-being and physical health
were not as highas reported by mothers who did not have children with cancer. "There is no reason to believe that mothers of children with cancerdiffered in any way from the general population before the diagnosis," theauthors write. "The mag...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
..."There are significant medical sequelae and public health
ramificationsof female circumcision," the authors ...female patients. "Blanket condemnation by health
workers will not help families decidehow to break a long-standing tradition by choosing not to circu...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...ho is morbidly obese and hence at risk for serious health
problems, but not for a person who just wants to lose a few pounds for cosmetic reasons," explained McCann. "Many people who try diet pills quickly regain their weight after they stop taking the drugs, so they might be tempted to continue taking the...
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