Tag: "prevent" at medical news
Researchers discover treatment that delays onset of insulin-dependent diabetes
...s. The treatment couldpotentially be used to help prevent
or slow down the occurrence of diabetes injuvenile...tment before they develop diabetes, and this could prevent
the progressof the disease in its early stages," said Dr. Sung Wan Kim, professor ofPharmaceutics an...
Lowering 'bad' cholesterol as good or better than angioplasty for mild coronary artery disease
...n will reduce ischemic events and thereby delay or prevent
theneed for revascularization. "If at any time symptoms worsen and/or exercise performance deterioratessuch that it interferes with their lifestyle, patients may elect to undergorevascularization without any apparent penalty for their initial...
Phobias deter chronically ill from seeking regular treatment
persons with chronic illnesses such as diabetes an...edical care they require to controltheir symptoms, prevent
long-term consequences, function maximally, and achievetheir highest levels of well-being. The resul...
New nationwide study in six cities will look at the method & message for changing risky HIV behavior
...s most effective in changing high-risk behavior to prevent
HIV infection? The study is one of the first large-scale research projects to focus on thisquestion. Conducted by the HIV Network for Prevention Trials and funded by theNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, it is being coordinatedby...
Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness
...te---theactive component of ordinary aspirin---can prevent
deafness in guinea pigsexposed to a common class o...to develop a simple and clinically feasible way to prevent
haircell damage, Schacht and Su-Hua Sha, M.D., a research associate in the U-MMedical School, modifi...
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
...ping countries,this intervention potentially could prevent
some 300,000 to 400,000 newborns peryear from begi...offinding strategies that can be used worldwide to prevent
the spread of HIV frominfected mothers to their infants," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D....
Hearts N' Parks - an innovative North Carolina program to prevent heart disease launched
...happy toplay a role in helping people learn how to prevent
and control it. We feelconfident that the residents of Mecklenburg County will learn a lot while havinga great time in our facility," he added. The Hearts N' Parks activities that will take place this summer in NorthCarolina will emphasize th...
Children CATCH on to heart-health messages
... place to help youth establish habitsthat may help prevent
the early onset of cardiovascular disease. The report's authors also note that the differences between the CATCHintervention and control groups are narrowing over time. The authors suggestthat additional research is needed to investigate the...
Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
...propriatepharmacological and genetic strategies to prevent
such death," Johnson says.He is the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology, professor of molecular biologyand pharmacology and co-director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. McDonald will apply insights from these two projects to transplant...
Aspirin's role in colon cancer prevention focus of $5 million grant
...o so-calledchemoprevention, the design of drugs to prevent
cancer rather than treat it. "This program...on-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help prevent
coloncancer. Over the past several years, nearly three dozen studies have beenpublished i...
Keep an eye on the weather if you take herbal antidepressants
...sumed, one should avoidexposure to bright light to prevent
damage to the eye," she says. The side effect may be a particular problem for any sufferers ofseasonal affective disorder (SAD), who combine St John's wort with light-boxtherapy. "Certainly never take this drug and use light therapy," says Ro...
University of Chicago study finds therapy to prevent miscarriage is not helpful
University of Chicago study finds therapy to prevent
miscarriage is not helpfulA treatment commonly used by physicians around the world to prevent
recurrentmiscarriage was found to have no benefit, according to a study by ledresearchers at the Un...
Duke/Novalon researchers identify potential mechanism behind tamoxifen resistance in breast cancers
...new drugs that either work better thantamoxifen or prevent
a woman's resistance to the drug. The researchers, from Duke University Medical Center and NovalonPharmaceutical Corp., reported in the July 30 issue of Science that tamoxifeninitiates a cascade of changes inside the breast cell that are far...
UI researchers identify prostate tumor suppressor
...owa Health Care researchers may have found away to prevent
prostate cancer from spreading, according to research findings inthe Aug. 1 issue of the journal Cancer Research. The UI team, led by Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., professor and head of anatomy andcell biology; her graduate student, Jun Luo; and collabor...
Experimental peptides prevent diabetes and halt its progression
...lHill have used injections of protein fragments to prevent
the development oftype-I diabetes in a strain of m...eptides, we could effectively induce Th2cells and prevent
further progression of disease. The animals do not developovert diabetes." Why use peptides ...
Combination immune therapy kills melanoma in mice
...elf cells. "The body has elaborate controls that prevent
the immune system fromattacking its own body, otherwise we'd all develop autoimmune diseases,"said Allison. "CTLA-4 is one of the regulatory molecules involved in thisprocess." Other autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus andmultiple...
The latest flight jacket gives pilots a real feel for flying
... The new tactile flight jacket is designed to prevent
pilots becomingdisoriented when taking off at extreme accelerations from an aircraft carrier,for example, or when visibility is low. The sensory overload they experience, orthe lack of visual clues, can cause fatal confusion. Spatial disorien...
UI study identifies mechanism that causes cardiomyopathy, exacerbates muscular dystrophy
...s to look at possible pharmacologicaltreatments to prevent
vascular smooth muscle dysfunction. Campbell also wants toinvestigate gene transfer as a way to repair the sarcoglycan complex in vascularsmooth muscles and develop additional animal models to evaluate smooth musclecontributions to cardiomyopathy. I...
Study suggests potential new approach to glaucoma therapy
...rats with elevated eye pressure, they were able to prevent
loss ofretinal ganglion cells by inhibiting the ac...eattempted to lower pressure in the eye, aiming to prevent
or delay damage toganglion cells and preserve good vision. "But we have many clinical situationswher...
A leading cause of blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral
...gery for advanced disease; Antibiotics to treatand prevent
infections; Face washing and good personal hygiene; andEnvironmental improvements, such as better access to clean water and sanitationand health education. The strategies of SAFE, including treatment withazithromycin, may provide substantial benefit...
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