Tag: "prevention" at medical news
Aspirin's role in colon cancer prevention focus of $5 million grant
...to the VICC to be specificallyearmarked for cancer prevention
research. It is also among the first awarded bythe NCI to support this kind of basic cancer research into so-calledchemoprevention, the design of drugs to prevent cancer rather than treat it. "This program integrates a lot of different but re...
Religious attendance linked to lower mortality in elderly
...ke enhancedimmune function, that go far beyond the prevention
of depression or othernegative emotions," he said. Third, said Koenig, people who cope better with life's ups and downsappear to be less inclined to drink, smoke and engage in other destructivehealth habits. Even at baseline measurement in th...
College men nearly as likely as women to report they are victims of unwanted sexual coercion
...rew out of a larger study looking at alcohol abuse prevention
amongfraternity and sorority members. One of the surveys used in the larger study bythe UW researchers was a standardized sexual experiences questionnaire thatsolely pictured women as the recipients of coercion and men as the perpetrators. "...
Experimental peptides prevent diabetes and halt its progression
...phylactic therapies forhumans included in diabetes prevention
trials, since such individuals arecurrently selected on the basis of having developed significant levels of betacell autoimmunity." Co-authors of the report are UNC postdoctoral researcher Dr. Bo Wang, and Dr.David V. Serreze of the Jackson laborator...
New study shows abuse homicides more common than records reveal
...Gail Brown, formerdirector the N.C. child fatality prevention
team; Sarah Verbiest and Pamela J.Carlson, project managers for the study; Elizabeth G. Hooten, statistician inthe Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; Eleanor Howell, statistician at theN.C. Center for Health Statistics; and Dr. John D. Butts, N.C....
UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers
...nd improved technologies,therapies, diagnostic and prevention
mechanisms, and patient outreach programs,"McCormi...delsystems and pursuing their relevance for cancer prevention
and control. EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION AND CONTROL: Programs in cancer epidemiology, prevention
Red wine can help maintain immune system, UF researcher finds
...da. While red wine has been reported to aid in the prevention
of coronary heartdisease and some cancers, no one has studied whether its alcohol content mightoffset any benefits, said food science and human nutrition researcher SusanPercival. So Percival, who specializes in nutrition and immunity, conducted a st...
New study finds graduating nurses ill-prepared to care for the elderly
...tional and mental status assessment ofthe elderly, prevention
and assessment of falls, the use of physical restraints,the management of urinary incontinence in elderly patients and the treatment ofpressure ulcers. "The problem begins with the fact that only one in three nursing schools havefaculty prepared to...
Unprotected anal sex increasing in San Francisco
... to help gay men devise practicaland long-term HIV prevention
strategies, ongoing HIV infection will remain apermanent problem among gay male populations." In addition to Ekstrand, co-authors of the paper include Ron Stall, PhD, UCSFassociate adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics; Jay Paul, PhD,UC...
Brisk walking reduces risk of heart attack in women
...thatcompares walking with vigorous exercise in the prevention
of coronary heartdisease in women. This analysis from the Nurses' Health Study found that briskwalking can reduce the risk of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks in women to thesame degree as vigorous exercise. ...
Penn study shows that head trauma produces Alzheimer's-like neurodegeneration
...mportance of increased awareness aboutbrain-trauma prevention
-- especially in the form of preventable injury. "Ourstudy suggests that even moderate brain injury resulting from a tremendouschange-in-velocity can cause axonal damage sufficient to launch an insidiouslyprogressive degenerative process," said Doug...
Cholesterol guidelines can reduce recurrent heart problems
... disease would have a powerful effect as a primary prevention
tool," saidLee Goldman, MD, MPH, FACC, UCSF professor of medicine and lead author of thestudy. "Our results show that secondary prevention, or lowering cholesterollevels after being diagnosed with heart disease, has an even greater impact." For peop...
Differences in human brain chemistry may account for different responses to
...g drugs and provides new potential targets forboth prevention
and treatment efforts." In the study, Dr. Nora Volkow and her colleagues at Brookhaven NationalLaboratory in Upton, New York, and at the State University of New York at StonyBrook used a brain imaging technique called positron emission tomography to ...
Low doses of aspirin help prevent some strokes; high doses may increase risk for others
...ood news-bad news situation in terms ofthe primary prevention
of stroke," Manson says. "If low doses of aspirin reducethe risk of ischemic stroke in healthy individuals, this is important, since itis the most prevalent form of stroke. On the other hand, our findings suggestthat taking too much aspirin could b...
New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective
...omically feasible. It lends strong support to HIV prevention
efforts." HIV has infected three million children since the pandemic began, and 90 percent of them have been born in Africa. Although long-term treatment with the antiviral drug AZT is the most effective way to prevent HIV transmission in industrial...
9th European Congress on Lung Disease
...e devoted to highly promising newapproaches to the prevention
of lung cancer. Very recent advances in this fieldhave opened the way to pre-invasive cancer treatment, which stops the formationof cancer cells using an aerosol that will soon undergo human trials.Also in the field of lung cancer, the meeting will b...
UCSF/Mount Zion violence prevention project receives grant to establish clinic
for child witnesses of domestic violence
...nesses of violence. LINC will also provideviolence prevention
training to middle and high school students. Each year, the UCSF/MZVPP will train an estimated 50 police officers and 100health care and community service providers, as well as treat 70 childrenbetween the ages of 6 and 12. In addition, 25 parents wi...
Condom use in young adults motivated more by pregnancy than AIDS
...ncy. "Individuals use condoms to achieve different prevention
goals, and thesedifferences serve as reliable mark...ts who used condoms for both pregnancy and disease prevention
wereleast likely of all to be in an exclusive relationship. They were similar tothe disease prevent...
Even in an era of HAART Drugs, HIV patients are vulnerable to opportunistic infections
...e-HAART era, macrolides were standard treatment as prevention
therapyagainst MAC infection in AIDS patients whose CD4+ counts were below 75,according to Aberg. Now with HAART, many patients may have CD4+ counts thatare higher. The main conclusion from study findings, she said, is that carefulconsideration sho...
Failures following HIV post-exposure prevention provide valuable lessons for warding off future infections
... on September 26 in San Francisco. "Clinicians and prevention
programs need to help people understand theincreas...d. "We identified two barriers that clinicians and prevention
programs shouldaddress based on the four case histories," said Roland. "First, counselingstrategies...
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