Tag: "prevention" at medical news
Educational Intervention Can Reduce Sexual Behaviors Known To Transmit HIV
...mmunity-based clinics. Those attending HIV prevention
sessions designed to teach ways to reducehigh-risk sexual behaviors reported significant reductions across a range ofsexual risk indicators over a one-year period. The more intervention sessionsthe participants attended, the less high-risk behaviors...
Landmark Study Shows Behavioral Interventions Reduce HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior
...ty,community-based clinics. Those who attended HIV prevention
sessions that focusedon motivation and skills to r...ity. The study is unique among trials of group HIV prevention
interventions in itsexamination of change in self-reported sexual risk practices, such as consistent...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
... make the case that expanded Medicare coverage for prevention
programs and wellness promotion is a sound investm...t "these are about early detection of disease, not prevention
or health promotion." Rowe called on Medicare to provide incentives in the form of reduced p...
Ulcer Drug Linked To Birth Defects
...ned that a drug commonly used for the treatmentand prevention
of ulcers causes a significant birth defect if taken duringpregnancy. The drug, misoprostol, joins an international list of approximately24 medications proven to cause birth defects. The research is reported in theJune 25 issue of the New England Jou...
UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand
For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
...stment compared with funding forother types of HIV prevention
efforts in very poor countries, such as Tanzania,a...eriod," Marseille said. He added, "This means that prevention
is now possible for a much higher portionof mother-to-child HIV transmission cases worldwide." In t...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...s trial marks a transition in stroke medicine from prevention
anddamage-limiting efforts to restoration of lost ...oke. Vigorous researchto date has concentrated on prevention
and ways to limit damage that has alreadyoccurred in the stroke patient's brain. If the phase I tri...
UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV
...hich necessitatesgood health promotion and disease prevention
to extend life and improve health,"she said. "We use mothers' concerns about staying healthy so they can take careof their children to motivate them." Information packets discuss diet and exercise; understanding, preventingand managing infect...
Epilepsy Drugs Useful To Treat Alzheimer's, Studies Find
...ing out within fiveyears. We're even talking about prevention
strategies. It's veryexciting and gratifying."...
Need For Artery Operation Exceeds Treatment Rate
...rotid artery) is an effective intervention for the prevention
of stroke in patients with symptoms of obstructions in the carotid area. A paper in this week's BMJ shows that in one English region only half the people in need of the treatment actually get it. Stroke is the third commonest cause of death in the UK...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
DALLAS, September 1 -- An ounce of prevention
may be worth a pound of cure, butmany people with heart disease may not even get that much, say researchers in areport in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.Researchers evaluated the hospital charts of 225 cardiac care uni...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
... Interim results from ongoing Evista osteoporosis prevention
studies involving601 healthy women aged 45-60 were...oxifen and Raloxifene (STAR trial), a breastcancer prevention
study that will enroll 22,000 women at increased risk for thedisease to directly compare the benefit...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...is. MORE investigators found that the osteoporosis prevention
drug, raloxifene,significantly reduced the risk of...ce of the puzzle." Raloxifene was approved for the prevention
of osteoporosis in the US by the Foodand Drug Administration in December 1997. In Europe, the drug w...
Study Shows Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray Helps Prevent New Spinal Fractures In Women With Existing Osteoporosis
... 1998, for use ofcalcitonin-salmon nasal spray for prevention
of spinal fractures. Spinal fractures (compressed vertebrae) are the most common complicationof osteoporosis. Of the 1.5 million osteoporotic fractures that occur annuallyin the U.S., 700,000 occur in the spine, according to the National Ost...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...of anational health policy that emphasizes primary prevention
and control of allthree major risk factors for cardiovascular disease -- adverse cholesterollevels, adverse blood pressure and cigarette smoking. Such a strategy, she said,would not only control the epidemic of coronary heart disease and relatedcondi...
AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention
...tion model that gauges the potentialsuccess of HIV prevention
programs will be presented by a team of Canadianre...ould impact the course of the infection. Among the prevention
techniques evaluated are media campaigns, group counseling,condom distribution, and needle exchange ...
University Of Pittsburgh Chosen By NCI As One Of Three Pioneer Sites ForBiocombinatorial Chemistry Research
...in patient care and in cancer detection,diagnosis, prevention
and treatment. UPCI is internationally recognized forbringing laboratory research findings to the clinic where patients have theadvantage of exceptional treatment opportunities. rmc/10-21-98...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
...ocal officials toincrease their support for injury prevention
programs, emergency medicalservices, trauma care, ...al for improving publichealth, the field of injury prevention
and treatment has not received the sameconsistent public attention as the prevention
and treatment o...
Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine
...er radically, they said. For instance,both promote prevention
of illness and relief of pain or suffering. Alternative therapies aren't necessarily foreign to clinicians adheringto the conventional practice of medicine. Adjustments to diet andrecommendations of exercise to reduce stress can be seen as al...
WFU And IntraVec To Develop Innovative Cancer And HIV Treatments
...y for HIVinfection, but also for any disease where prevention
of the cell surfaceexpression of a protein would h... "This would truly be a new age vaccine for the prevention
of HIVinfection," Tobia said, adding that "the knowledge gained from the project couldalso be used f...
U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages
...ges and medication are the most effective means in prevention
ofheart disease, while gene therapy is beginning to show promise for some types ofheart disease, Boluyt said. "Exercise and a healthy lifestyle don't prevent all of the age-related changes,but they do reverse or prevent some of the changes that occur...
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