Tag: "prevention" at medical news
Wake Forest study finds both prevention and treatment needed to control heart disease
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Both prevention
and drug treatment strategies are needed to contro... lower levels support the contention that a strong prevention
effect occurred in the United States," said Goff, associate professor of public health sciences (epi...
South Bronx adolescents don't feel safe at home
...ung people's perceptions of violence into violence prevention
programs in the South Bronx and other urban areas ...er issue of Health Education & Behavior. "Violence prevention
programs need to address the real threats that young people experience, not those imagined by adults...
Business and political leaders honored for their commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS
...ated to cutting edge advances inHIV clinical care, prevention
and health services, policy, immunereconstitution, and vaccine development....
Hormone replacement therapy use limited
...usal women receive HRT counseling for osteoporosis prevention
by the Year 2000. Studies have shown that HRT reduces the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, but no definitive trials have been published. HRT also may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease and colon cancer. However, it can increase the risk ...
Cancer summit launches global commitment to improve cancer care, research and treatment
...cal research, improving access to clinical trials, prevention
and screening initiatives and addressing patients' quality of life issues. "Patient involvement and advocacy is a necessary component to the eradication of cancer. Cancer survivors and advocates bring a unique and important perspective to the f...
Studies suggest that eating chocolate may be good for your heart
...ipids, a situation that can be associated with the prevention
of heart disease. Earlier in vitro studies have also suggested that polyphenols found in chocolate may decrease LDL oxidation and modulate platelet activity, and earlier epidemiological studies have associated consumption of chocolate with improved c...
Behavioral sensitization: A new perspective on alcoholism
...on't know if MK-801 can be used in the future as a prevention
tool or as a reversal of alcoholism," said Camarini, "but we do know that it makes alcohol less appealing to someone when they drink it." Co-authors of the Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research paper included: Roberto Frussa-Filho, Depart...
Computerized analysis of heart arteries shows no benefits of hormone therapy
...her clarify what role, if any, HRT may play in the prevention
of heart disease." ERA study sites were at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., and ...
Health risks from impaired drug metabolism
...s that are widely used--warfarin for use in stroke prevention
and following heart valve replacement to prevent complications from blood clots, tolbutamide to lower blood sugar in diabetics, and phenytoin as an anti-seizure agent in people with epilepsy. By determining the prevalence of genetic variations that a...
Enbrel shown safe, effective in children and teenagers with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
...to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention
of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. For more information about NIAMS, call our info...
Study finds some bottled water has more bacteria and less fluoride than tap water
... use of fluoridated water is a major factor in the prevention
of tooth decay in children and adults, he notes. People who rely on bottled water may be at greater risk for tooth decay. According to a survey of 1,000 pediatric patients, 9 percent of the children used bottled water as their primary source of drink...
Rush conducts nationwide study to find genetic markers for depression
...agnoses, better treatment, and the possibility for prevention
of the disease. Studies have proven that the parents, siblings and children of a person with major depression, which began before age 30, are more likely to have it themselves. Researchers at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, the only par...
Hospitals vary in provision of wellness services
...s are contributing to health promotion and disease prevention
in their communities, yet there is significant var...o not uniformly offer health promotion and disease prevention
services. Many hospitals offer only minimal services, so their communities are at a disadvantage." ...
Conference on youth and violence to be held May 12-13, 2000
... and the Jewish Council of Urban Affairs. Early prevention
and intervention efforts directed toward children ...t research on innovative violence intervention and prevention
programs and will present the findings of research on biological factors, including genetic or conge...
First large-scale clinical study establishes the efficacy of the new oral anticoagulant H 376/95
...nstrates H 376/95 compares well with dalteparin in prevention
of venous thromboembolism in orthopaedic surgery ...findings of the Phase IIa study of H 376/95 in the prevention
of venous thromboembolism in orthopaedic surgery. The prophylactic regimen used, starting with subc...
Making kidney transplants last longer: Large UM study finds newer drug is better
...nic failure even when the effects of acute failure prevention
were eliminated. Nearly 86 percent of the MMF-treated kidneys survived four years, compared to 82 percent of kidneys treated with AZA. Patients can survive on dialysis even if their new kidneys fail, which on average occurs nine years after transp...
Patients with social phobia benefit from long-term treatment with sertraline HCl
...cording to Van Ameringen. For this 24-week relapse prevention
trial, investigators at 10 outpatient anxiety clinics in Canada enrolled 65 patients. All of the study participants were patients whose response to therapy was rated as "much improved" or "very improved" on the investigator-assessed Clinical Global ...
Media coverage of new drugs is often misleading
...osamax, was launched in 1995 for the treatment and prevention
of osteoporosis. Pravastatin, or Pravachol, was introduced in 1991 as a cholesterol-lowering drug for cardiovascular disease. Aspirin was included because it was an off-patent drug and has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease. "The public i...
US AIDS cases, deaths, and HIV infections appear stable
...ed in the U.S., indicating a need for expanded HIV prevention
efforts and new treatment strategies, according to...ever, it is critical that we expand successful HIV prevention
programs to bring infection rates down." AIDS and HIV Data The latest CDC surveillance data confirm ...
Repairing brain damage from stroke may be possible with brain cell transplants
...is work marks a transition in stroke medicine from prevention
efforts and efforts to limit the damage from a stroke that occurred within hours to efforts to restore lost brain function from a stroke that occurred as long as six years before. "To be able to produce some degree of recovery years after a strok...
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