Tag: "protect" at medical news
Screening for genital herpes should be targeted
...three months or longer have antibodies that should protect
their babies from infection. Women who have just contracted HSV-2 are at highest risk of passing genital herpes to newborns, but they haven't developed antibodies yet, so the screening test doesn't show infection. If a pregnant woman knows that her p...
Voluntary health organizations, publishers announce major information initiative
...nce 1924 the American Heart Association has helped protect
people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, claim more than 930,000 American lives a year. The association invested more than $407 million in fiscal year 2002...
Immigration & psychiatric disorders
...ative effects of acculturation on mental health or protect
against psychopathology holds great promise in helping to guide future prevention and treatment efforts, the authors conclude. The NESARC is a representative survey of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 18 years and older. W...
SIDS risk linked to lack of experience with tummy-sleeping
...ability while lying prone may not be sufficient to protect
a baby from SIDS. "Many parents think that if a ba...eping should continue to be strongly encouraged to protect
Two-fisted assault on dopamine transport system may be foundation of Parkinson's disease
...ment. Normally the enzyme parkin would protect
the neuron from rotenone's assault on microtubules, Feng said. "When microtubules are broken down by rotenone, the disassociated protein building blocks, called tubulin, are left behind," he said. "These tubulins are probably misfolded...
VGTI researchers help uncover why aging reduces immune system function
...ts hope this new information can be used to better protect
the elderly from infectious diseases by finding wa...uppress the activity of other white blood cells to protect
normal tissue. The scientists believe that late in life a different kind of CD8 T cell is increasing...
New stroke prevention therapy as effective as invasive surgery
...ery. A filter is opened over the carotid lesion to protect
the brain from any material spreading during the procedure, then a balloon at the tip of the catheter is inflated, widening the artery. To prevent the newly widened artery from closing up again, a wire mesh stent is put in place to hold the artery op...
Academy meeting examines the vaccine & avian influenza crisis
...ng low-dose vaccines, but will this be adequate to protect
high-risk populations? With the prospect of an avian influenza epidemic on the horizon, are researchers doing everything they can to create effective vaccines against this global health threat? How are scientists working to produce genetically modi...
Study highlights importance of pesticide worker dermal exposure
...exposure, so that ultimately we can prevent it and protect
worker health," said Timothy J. Buckley, PhD, MHS, associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the study's senior author....
FDA tried to discredit whistleblower over drug safety claims
...old a US Senate hearing that the FDA had failed to protect
the public over rofecoxib (Vioxx), according to tw... the FDA needs to show that its primary role is to protect
the public and not to protect
industry. Four of the five companies whose drugs Dr Graham said ...
Learning to cover up reduces risk of skin cancer
... for the effectiveness of teaching children how to protect
themselves from the sun. "Virtually any primary school can be an appropriate environment in which to carry out sun-protection programs," says lead study author Mona Saraiya, M.D., M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. ...
JAMA editors call for major restructuring of postmarketing surveillance system
...the lengths to which some manufacturers will go to protect
their interests the United States will still be f...rustworthy system of postmarketing surveillance to protect
Study helps define headaches of whiplash
... can also be used in developing safety features to protect
drivers even in low-velocity collisions. This study is the latest in a series conducted on whiplash since 1999 by Dr. Kumar and his fellow researchers, Dr. Robert Ferrari and Yogesh Narayan. In an earlier research project using similar test methods, ...
An apple a day could protect against brain-cell damage
...HACA, N.Y. -- A group of chemicals in apples could protect
the brain from the type of damage that triggers su...onutrients, such as phenolic acids and flavanoids, protect
the apple against bacteria, viruses and fungi and provide the fruit's anti-oxidant and anti-cancer b...
Compound in apples may help fight Alzheimer's disease
...es and some other fruits and vegetables appears to protect
brain cells against oxidative stress, a tissue-dam...and his associates have shown that apples may help protect
against cancer too. For the current study, the researchers exposed groups of isolated rat brain cel...
Chemoprevention backgrounder: Working for a future of cancer chemoprevention
...prevent colon and breast cancer, trace minerals to protect
against prostate cancer, or proven versions of ancient remedies, such as turmeric spice for breast cancer and good ole' cups of green tea daily, to repress oral cancer. At the moment, a complete "chemoprevention" strategy - the use of a natural or sy...
Prenatal alcohol exposure has effects far beyond fetal alcohol syndrome
...ved in maternal alcohol metabolism that appears to protect
some children from the adverse effects of fetal alcohol exposure. Ultimately, the goal is to improve diagnosis and treatment of the full range of FASD and better identify women at high risk of having children with FASD."...
Millions who suffer from nut and milk allergies could benefit from Stanford researcher's test
...Under this theory, infections are critical to help protect
people from allergies. Umetsu's vaccines we...ystem in ways it was designed for, and in this way protect
against allergy," he said. The idea worked: Asthmatic mice did not develop wheezing when va...
HIV 'higher than expected' among London's drug users
...thors argue that current drug policy is failing to protect
this high risk group from bloodborne viruses. Innovative strategies are required to change behaviour and to deliver health education messages and harm reduction strategies early enough to make a difference, they conclude....
HPV vaccine shown effective at reducing cancer-causing infections
...'t prevent all cervical cancers because it doesn't protect
against all cancer-producing strains. However, a quadrivalent vaccine that also protects against types 6 and 11 the most common causes of genital warts already is under study, and more of the some 100 strains of the virus likely will be added as va...
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