Tag: "prevention" at medical news
American Psychiatric Association Plans First Comprehensive Guidelines For HIV/AIDS Treatment
... on access to care, treatment adherence,education, prevention
and direct mental health services. As HIV-positiveindividuals live longer lives, the likelihood of a general psychiatrist workingwith an HIV-positive person is much higher than in the past, he points out. At the Emory/Grady Ponce de Leon Cen...
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon receives $6.5 million to fund studies on health of adolescents and firefighters
...D., assistant director for epidemiologyand disease prevention
at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. ...age girls." "We think part of the reason most drug prevention
programs don't work in highschool is because they're not gender-specific," said Elliot. "Girls will ...
Testosterone Is Mixed Blessing To Men's Health
...orthwhile in terms of health promotion and disease prevention
efforts, say theresearchers. Regular monitoring of testosterone levels would make it easier tooptimize the sensitive balance between testosterone's positive and negativeeffects, especially if it is done as part of overall physical checkups. ...
Children Benefit Most From Sun Safety Interventions
...sly tested interventions for children'sskin cancer prevention
and none that also focus on their parents andcareg...viors elsewhere, too." Survey questions focused on prevention
practices such as: limiting time spendin the sun, avoiding the sun during peak hours from 10 a.m. t...
Impulsive Children More Prone To Injuries
...injuries. Schwebel and Plumert suggest that injury prevention
programs should targetchildren with vulnerable temperaments, including those who tend to overestimatetheir physical abilities and those whose impulsiveness and desire for novelsituations leaves them at higher risk of injury. The data collected at age...
New cancer treatment facility opens
...es, and expanded programs inwomen's health, cancer prevention
and wellness, and integrative medicine. It isspecially designed to bring patients the benefits of multidisciplinary teams ofspecialists who are experts in caring for patients with a particular type of cancer. Services and floors at the Laurance S. ...
Early warning signs of violence often overlooked, study finds
... situations andwhat intervention methods to use in prevention
of school violence. "What really counts is what goes on inside of a person," Hazler says."And, from a child's eyes, continuing emotional and social abuse by peers arethe most damaging." Study co-authors included Suzy Green, an Ohio Un...
CHR, UNICEF and World Bank to co-sponsor meeting on low-birth weight
... for monitoringand evaluation; Low birth weight - prevention
and after care in routine programs; Effect of dietary supplements before and during pregnancy; The role of micronutrients; The critical moment for interventions - childhood, adolescence,pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and Interventions for improving ou...
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk for certain types of rarely occurring breast cancer
...sis and a potentially beneficial effect on primary prevention
ofcoronary heart disease, concerns about breast cancer cause many women not totake estrogens. A considerable amount of epidemiologic data supports a modestincrease in risk for breast cancer with long-term hormone use. The researchers said th...
Wanted: Holistic approach to cancer treatment
...nd imbalances, and stress--are importantfor cancer prevention
and for cancer treatment. A better strategy than cytotoxic conventional therapies is to strengthen andstimulate the body, particularly its immune system and nutritional status. The magic-bullet strategy is counterproductive to the advancement of...
ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
...lerated development of drugs for the treatment and prevention
of cancer. The companydoes this in two ways: by advancing a diversified portfolio of anticancer drugs throughits ILEX Products subsidiary, and, by offering drug development services on a contractbasis to pharmaceutical and biotech companies through ...
UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
...nia, San Francisco report that a novelosteoporosis prevention
drug, called raloxifene, reduced the risk of invas...eterminethe long-term effects of raloxifene on the prevention
of breast cancer amongpostmenopausal women. This clinical trial, called the Continuing OutcomesRelev...
WHO issues wake up call against microbial threats
...mentsectors -- besides the health sector -- in the prevention
and control ofinfectious diseases. "Unlike our ancestors of hundreds of years ago, who were at the mercy of bubonicplague, syphillis, cholera and other diseases, we know both the causes and thesolutions for most of the epidemics that affect us," said...
Major economic change can lead to an increase in deaths in car accidents
...ial, it can prove fatal without appropriate injury prevention
measures. They say that public health and medical communities must take the lead in ensuring that economic change does not adversely affect the health and safety of the public. Also see accompanying commentary to this paper by Professor Mark McCarth...
Low doses of aspirin and surgery better for stroke prevention
...al to determine the best doseof aspirin for stroke prevention
following CE surgery. The medical community first became aware ofaspirin's protectiveeffects for stroke in 1978, and, since then, several large clinical trials haveshown that aspirin reduces the risk of stroke. The ACE trial resulted from theobserv...
American Heart Association honors three volunteers with national awards
...mericanHeart Association activities to promote the prevention
of cardiovasculardiseases and stroke." A m...ating Committee,Greenland promoted the concept of prevention
and coordinated that pushthroughout the American Heart Association. He began those efforts in 1992 a...
UI study indicates many older adults still not receiving recommended vaccinations
...g on the patient's immediate health complaints,but prevention
issues do not always get covered," Doebbeling said. "These aresimply missed opportunities. Hopefully, this study will be a stimulus for bothpatients and providers to think about the benefit that these vaccinationsprovide." The UI study was published ...
Lowering 'bad' cholesterol as good or better than angioplasty for mild coronary artery disease
...ts of cholesterol-loweringtherapy in heart disease prevention
and treatment. "Findings from the AVERTtrial give physicians more data to use when deciding whether angioplasty ormedical (drug) therapy is more appropriate for individual patients." Dr. Brown emphasizes that only persons with stable coronar...
New nationwide study in six cities will look at the method & message for changing risky HIV behavior
...DS researchers in San Francisco and New York. "HIV prevention
counseling programs have been widespread since 198...ches. Our goal is to determine the most effective prevention
counselingprogram, so in the future resources can be put to the best use," said PatrickBarresi, MPH,...
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
...abor, the nevirapine regimenprovides a last-minute prevention
option. Nevirapine, developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, is anon-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, and is in a different class ofantiviral drugs than AZT but works against the same HIV target enzyme that iscritical for the vi...
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