Tag: "prevention" at medical news
Vitamin D shows promise as cancer prevention drug
... taken in the amounts needed to realize its cancer prevention
potential, vitamin D can be too much of a good thi...thritis, is now being evaluated by the NIH for the prevention
of colon cancer. Oltipraz, developed to treat a type of parasitic worm infection, is undergoing huma...
Supplements that target fat loss
metals that protect themselves
... beefed-up plastic wrap
a vitamin for cancer prevention
a kinder, gentler aspirin
and more at the 220th national meeting of the American Chemical Society A popular dietary supplement promises to help people lose fat and keep it off. A different approach to making drugs yields ...
Cancer specialist elected to Royal College of Medicine
...onally recognized scientist in the field of cancer prevention
and specifically the development of colorectal cancer and the potential of aspirin-like drugs to prevent -- and possibly treat -- that and other forms of cancer. He recently co-chaired the National Cancer Institute's Progress Review Group on Color...
Marijuana use rises and falls with price and perceived harm, study shows
...to evaluate the relative effectiveness of specific prevention
programs and policies in reducing youth substance ...ppropriating dollars earmarked for substance abuse prevention
Study finds doctors often unaware that hospital patients have urinary catheters
...r other options, should be on catheters. "The best prevention
is to discontinue catheter use as soon as possible, and that may mean prompting the physician to check catheter status and justification often," Saint explains. "The placement and continuation of an unnecessary catheter has potentially serious conseq...
NIAID awards major malaria vaccine research contract
...series of recent steps designed to improve malaria prevention
and treatment. NIAID's Research Agenda for Malaria Vaccine Development has increased support for basic research activities and clinical trials at institutions located in malaria-endemic countries. Other efforts include awarding a contract to the Am...
Fogarty International Center announces new AIDS international training and research program grants
...sts to address the AIDS epidemic primarily through prevention
research, combining biomedical a...inion leaders, a community-level prevention
program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). ...
Dating violence affects both victims and perpetrators
...gested starting community or school-based violence prevention
programs earlier, in middle schools. Severe dating violence and forced sex appeared to take a toll on the well-being of adolescents --whether they were the victims or perpetrators of the violence. Female victims of severe dating violence and forc...
UNC-CH School of Social Work receives grant to prevent violence
...grant will support implementation and testing of a prevention
program for children at North Chatham Elementary School and Siler City Elementary School. A mix of black, white and Latino children has evolved there creating a culturally diverse community affected by suburban development from the north that is encr...
Study of school 'connectedness' identifies adolescents at risk
...s is the first step toward developing school-based prevention
strategies that are targeted correctly to those at the highest behavioral and health risk." Dr. Bonny surveyed nearly 2,000 students in eight public schools attending grades 7 through 12. The schools were chosen for their high rates of adverse outco...
Impulsiveness, aggression, alcohol and adolescents
...approaches to identifying children at risk, better prevention
programs, and more effective treatment interventions may be developed."...
Hartford Institute/AACN award honors nursing schools for innovative gerontology education
...integrate concepts of health promotion and disease prevention
as they relate to aging throughout the curriculum. The required course emphasizes the role of the nurse in meeting the needs of elder adults. In spring 2000, faculty tried a unique approach to augment students learning experiences; the gerontologi...
Results of Yale study confirm aspirin helpful in preventing a first heart attack
...aspirin, which also has been detected in secondary prevention
trials." Individuals that took aspirin had a 3...spirin use. The overview included four primary prevention
trials of aspirin and cardiovascular disease: The Physicians Health Study, The British Doctors Trial...
Alcohol and drug treatment among HMO patients
...ences in treatment needs. Finally, if I were doing prevention
work, or was a teacher or someone else working with adolescents, I would pay attention to the kinds of substance use, including tobacco, that I observed." "One final point," said Humphreys, "is that I hope people who operate HMOs read this study beca...
Landmark school-based 'social influences' smoking-prevention program found not to work
...sults clearly show the current approach to smoking prevention
via school programs isn't enough to deter youth fr...r hopes on the social-influences theory of smoking prevention
for the past 25 years without knowing for sure if it works. Because of the high degree of rigor achi...
University of Toronto researchers develop potent vaccine for Alzheimer's
...bviously, it is more important that a treatment or prevention
in humans be able to block the clinical dementia." St George-Hyslop and his colleagues say the amyloid peptide vaccination is ready to be tested on humans. "Our results also show that pharmaceutical treatments that are directed at blocking the form...
Estrogen has antitumor activity in hormone therapy-resistant breast tumors
...lls. Widespread use of the SERM raloxifene for the prevention
of osteoporosis has raised concerns that such women may eventually develop breast cancers that are resistant to raloxifene. Treatment of cultured raloxifene-resistant breast cancer cells with estradiol for 12 to 24 days inhibited cell growth compare...
In a new observational analysis, Risedronate significantly reduced nonvertebral fracture risk
...-Week and Actonel 5 mg daily are indicated for the prevention
and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal wo...men. Actonel 5 mg daily also is indicated for the prevention
and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) in men and women either initiating or con...
Major review reveals that osteoarthritis is a complex disease with new solutions
...d a number of new approaches to its understanding, prevention
and treatment. Their report, a review by 28 researchers at 17 academic and government institutions, cites over 250 published articles and is presented in two parts in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The effort was led by David T. Felson, M.D., ...
Prevention of eye attacks
... be done for the damaged eye, therefore successful prevention
of second eye involvement is another goal of new research studies. A secondary and independent research study is also being performed by Volpe in conjunction with Carolyn Glazer, MD and Juan Grunwald MD, a retinal blood flow expert, also with Penns ...
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