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University of Pittsburgh-led study confirms that Raloxifene protects post-menopausal women from invasive breast cancer

...d by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, on breast cancer ra...n and Raloxifene (STAR), a five-year breast cancer prevention trial that will enroll up to 22,000 high-risk participants, will offer a head-to-head comparison of ...

UI report calls for national commitment to reduce workplace violence

...he problem, and evaluation of the effectiveness of prevention strategies that have been developed in some industries and in some regions of the country. James Merchant, M.D., Dr.P.H., Dean of the UI College of Public Health, spearheaded the effort that produced this report. "We have been viewing the problem of ...

Aspirin and other non-specific COX inhibitors may slow atherosclerosis

...-1 -- which is the form targeted by aspirin in the prevention of heart attacks -- may also have a part to play in the gradual hardening of the arteries that precedes acute events like heart attack or stroke," said Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, chairman of Penns Department of Pharmacology. The research will be publi...

Study: Drinking in fraternities, sororities doesn't necessarily continue after college

...eir drinking decreases as a result." Effective prevention of excessive alcohol consumption on campus involve...nforcement of those policies and coordination with prevention efforts in the larger community surrounding the campus, they wrote. "There also needs to be appr...

Teenagers, drinking and driving: a quick trip to the grave

...had been drinking. While all school-based alcohol prevention programs strive to minimize alcohol use and/or mis... the effects of a high school-based alcohol misuse prevention program on participants' subsequent driving behaviors. "A law setting a minimum drinking age of 21...

Work-site wellness programs

...near Cleveland. The HMRC is a health, wellness and prevention research laboratory established in 1976 within U-M.... Department of Health and Human Services outlines prevention goals and objectives to be achieved by 2010. The two primary work-site objectives are to have all em...

Bad habits, non-cholesterol risk factors in youth linked to fatty plaques

...ave stressed to health care professionals that the prevention of cardiovascular disease should begin in childhood," McGill says. "Preventing heart disease is a pediatric problem, but we still have a long way to go in this approach." In an era in which smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and diabetes ar...

Breast cancer risk lower than women think; statistics by age, ethnicity give more realistic picture

...tumors being detected earlier, and improvements in prevention strategies, which reduce the number of women who develop breast cancer, they say. In contrast, risk estimates based on current age and calculated for the next decade or two may be more accurate, less prone to misconceptions and, therefore, more mea...

UC Davis child abuse conference focuses on emerging trends, including self-mutilation, violent young males

...neglect field to discuss and hopefully communicate prevention strategies to reverse these alarming new trends," Peterson said. The conference will feature a nationally recognized keynote speaker each of the three days. John Briere, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the Keck School of Medici...

Reversing DNA damage caused by the sun before it becomes skin cancer may be possible

...Dame researchers investigating the enzyme's cancer prevention potential, Jonas is hopeful that it may someday lead to a protective after-the-fact sunscreen or other product. The artificial enzyme the researchers created is patterned after an enzyme produced by the E. coli bacterium discovered more than 50...

Expert scientific panel releases national assessment of climate change and health in the United States: impact could be far-reaching

...n air pollution; improved disease surveillance and prevention programs; and further education of health professionals and the public about climate/health risks. Speaking of vulnerable U.S. subpopulations already at increased risk from pollution and other hazards, Susan Bernard, JD, MPH, an instructor of env...

Drugs and stress management together best manage chronic tension headache: Clinical trial proves benefit of combined therapies

...se findings suggest new avenues of research in the prevention and treatment of other types of headache. Tension headache is caused by prolonged tightening of muscles in the head and neck. This most common form of headache is classified two ways: episodic, with fewer than 15 attacks per month typically trigger...

Medical system pays little attention to behavior counseling

...medical practitioners, 45 executives of successful prevention programs and 55 leaders of federal, voluntary, medical professional and research organizations. "Overall, the interviews leave a strong impression that the process by which scientific research is translated into medical care to improve health outcome...

UCSF policy center presents Congress with road map for HIV vaccine development

...al that access to current anti-HIV medications and prevention technology be greatly expanded throughout the world. At the same time, we should start planning for the purchase and delivery of future technology. Treatment access and vaccine access are mutually reinforcing. Purchase funds and infrastructure dev...

Fourth annual HIV vaccine awareness day honors volunteers, promotes research

...-scale vaccine investigations and studies of other prevention strategies, including topical microbicides and beh...tential benefit of experimental vaccines and other prevention strategies. They are also helping scientists to better understand the social and psychological aspe...

NCEP issues major new cholesterol guidelines

...sued major new clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of high cholesterol in adults. The guidelines are the first major update from NCEP in nearly a decade. NCEP, which is coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), develops new guidelines as warranted by rese...

Smoking prevention programs may miss minority teens

...hnicity, which could have implications for smoking prevention programs that target teens, according to a study o...her to smoke. The finding suggests current smoking prevention programs may not work as effectively for many teenagers in an increasingly diverse population. Pre...

National survey examines factors related to high levels of dust mite and cockroach allergen in beds

...posure so that researchers can better target their prevention and intervention efforts." Though the research wasn't specifically focused on reducing indoor allergens, some steps might include frequent and rigorous cleaning of bedding, use of allergen barriers on mattresses and pillows, controlling moisture ind...

Natural immune response reduces nerve damage; may lead to improved treatment for spinal cord injury

...venues for development of potential treatments and prevention of paralysis resulting from injury, says Esther Sternberg, MD, an expert on the interaction of the nervous system and immune system at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. The potential treatment could boost in a well-controlled ...

Avandia may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

...od-vessel inflammation. "Avandia's effect on the prevention of atherosclerosis and its anti-inflammatory prope...y change the way we look at cardiovascular-disease prevention in the future," said Paresh Dandona, M.D., UB professor of medicine, head of the Division of Endocri...

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