Tag: "prevention" at medical news
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...table values from their parents." Condoms and AIDS prevention
present special problems. Americans can't seem to look at AIDS as a public health issue because it has a sexual component, she believes. "We should compare AIDS with tuberculosis. People recognize that controlling TB is in everybody's best interest....
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
... suggests thatwe can make more efficient use of TB prevention
resources by focusing onHIV-infected persons with known TB infection or who have close contact withanother individual with active TB." Although only 10 percent of healthy people infected with TB bacteria everdevelop active TB disease, co-infection wi...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...A.R.E.), the most widelyused school-based drug use prevention
program, isn't nearly aseffective in preventing drug use as policy makers had hoped, saysa new study that looks at the program's long-term effects. "The only clear effect that D.A.R.E. had six years after theprogram was that male high school s...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...ga cure, but we're not that far off from improving prevention
Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery
... with amiodarone limits its widespread use for the prevention
of atrial fibrillation following heart surgery. The U-M research team included Morady, Adam Strickberger , M.D.; K. Ching Man , D.O.; Rajiva Goyal , M.D.; G. Michael Deeb , M.D.; Steven F. Bolling , M.D.; Francis D. Pagani , M.D.; Cynthia B...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...nt:Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) report titled"Thrombosis prevention
trial; randomized trial of low-intensity oralanticoagulation with warfarin and low-dose aspirin in the primaryprevention of ischaemic heart disease in men and increased risk" A combination anticoagulant treatment -- low-dose aspirin and low-d...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...pulation, and the need for more research on stroke prevention
and treatment,he adds. The amount of money spent by the federal government on research aboutstroke already is low "when compared to any disease that's such a major killerand disabler," stresses Broderick. National Institutes of Health spent ...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
... a study on smokingand mortality in China; an AIDS prevention
project; a survey on tetanus innewborn babies in Qinghai Province; a study of nutrition and cardiovasculardisease; and a study measuring the burden of disease on families andcommunities. "P&G cares about the communities where it does business...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...as Health Sciences Center atSan Antonio. "Stroke prevention
research is absolutely vital. The number of strokes hasrisen so dramatically in recent years that we must find ways to stop strokesfrom happening in the first place," said Audrey Penn, M.D., Acting Director ofthe NINDS. A group of 892 low-risk atri...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...plan to reduce AZT prices for verticaltransmission prevention
in low-income countries to about 25 percent ofindu... drug treatments are in the same rangeas other HIV prevention
programs, such as blood screening and condom promotionprograms. The drug interventions become stil...
Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
in coronary heart disease: baseline survey of provision in general practice) (Secondary prevention
clinics for coronary heart disease: randomised trial of effect on health) In two General Practice ...
V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At
American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting
...ntificExcellence in Medicine for his breast cancer prevention
research and the BlockAward for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Research from The Ohio StateUniversity. Most recently, he was named the Sixth Laureate of the Cino del DucaAward for Oncology in Paris. He also is a fellow of the Royal Society ofCh...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...logy. UCSF researchers found that the osteoporosis prevention
drug, raloxifene,drastically reduced the risk of b...k of heart disease.Raloxifene was approved for the prevention
of osteoporosis by the Food and DrugAdministration in December 1997. It is marketed as Vista by Eli...
National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA
...new office should identify the prioritytargets for prevention
efforts. "Are preventable drug-related injuries occurringbecause of inadequate initial testing, a breakdown in post-market surveillance,physician prescribing errors or a lack of patient compliance?" they ask. "The nation needs an office of dr...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
.... "This is really remarkable," Maassab said. "The prevention
of febrile otitismedia associated with influenza was a clear benefit of vaccination with 30percent fewer cases of febrile otitis media among vaccine recipients than amongplacebo recipients. The widespread use of this influenza vaccine significantlyr...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
...fic nitrosamines, more effective approaches toward prevention
oftobacco-related cancers can be designed. Because lung cancer therapy is stilllargely unsuccessful, the use of chemical agents to inhibit the carcinogenicityof tobacco smoke--called chemoprevention--remains as a viable way to preventcancer death in...
Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers
... are aware of the problem they can begin to tailor prevention
programs to college athletes, who we now know are clearly at-risk." Drinking and drug use are causing athletes a variety of problems, says Jami S. Leichliter, assistant director of the Core Institute and the report's co-author. She points to...
Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes
...on. "The implication," Bachman concludes, "is that prevention
efforts should includerealistic information about the risks and consequences of marijuana use andshould present this kind of information not just once but repeatedly."...
Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries
...dietary oxidized cholesterol mayhave a role in the prevention
and treatment of atherosclerosis," says Staprans. The scientists examined two sets of rabbits with similar genetic makeup. One set was fed a higher amount of oxidized cholesterol. In studying therabbits 12 weeks later, scientists found that...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...to riskybehavior during the period, there would be prevention
of 1 infection in infants,72 infections in adults,...s. If relapses climbed to 50%,there would still be prevention
of 1 infection in infants, 66 infections inadults, and $11.8 million in savings. In contrast, a perf...
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