Tag: "protection" at medical news
Study finds condom use errors are common among college-age men
...f male latex condoms will provide highly effective protection
against HIV and many other sexually transmitted diseases. Although studies have focused on the consistency of condom use, relatively few studies have assessed condom use errors and problems. "We have known for quite some time that it is vital to g...
Sense of control eases physical toll of stressful situation
...control does not necessarily confer cardiovascular protection
when the stimuli are far more unpleasant or the task is far more difficult than in the present study....
Foundation funds UCSF research to test diaphragms as HIV prevention tool
...n to be very susceptible to HIV and STDs. Physical protection
of the cervix would block this transport of fluids. "South African medical ethicist Solomon Benatar observed that acquiring new scientific knowledge is often valued more than applying existing knowledge. Thus he urges that we explore existing options...
Sandia helps public health officials with anti-terror 'decision analysis' tool
...- the involved decision-makers can examine various protection
and reaction schemes and figure out what works best under different conditions." Hirano said the program will help answer some of the more pressing questions facing decision-makers, from city officials all the way up to the White House. "How much of ...
Promising vaccine may provide long-lasting protection against malaria
...ots of the vaccine are expected to provide lasting protection
against the disease. If necessary, its effectivene...nt survived. The immunized mice also had enhanced protection
from severe inflammatory conditions associated with the disease, including swelling of the brain, th...
Physicians' sun protection lapses match those of patients
... expected physicians to report a higher use of sun protection
behaviors because [their] medical training should ...equally likely to claim they used some form of sun protection
when going outside for an hour or more on a sunny summer day. Sciamanna and his colleagues surveyed ...
Genetic variant reduces immune response, yet protects against atherosclerosis
...ria and other microbial toxins and to provide some protection
against atherosclerosis, or clogging of the arteries. The scientists believe their discovery suggests a possible new approach to anti-atherosclerosis drugs. The genetic variant, or polymorphism, occurs in one of a family of 10 receptors known collect...
Nasal spray flu vaccine developed at U-M needs no additional clinical trials, says FDA
...ach of these strains so an effective vaccine gives protection
Zimbabwean women very willing to use diaphragms-potential HIV prevention method
...uggest that protecting the cervix could offer some protection
against HIV, but attempts to study physical barriers that protect the cervix such as diaphragms have been stymied by the issue of acceptability. Western researchers simply have not believed that women will use them. Now that we know that they are ac...
Less smoke, longer life for Poles
... packs with the biggest health warnings in Europe, protection
of smoke-free workplaces and since December 2001 a total ban on tobacco advertising. From the beginning of the 1980's until the turn of the century smoking among Polish men has decreased from 65 to 40 per cent. Among women the percentage has fallen f...
Stronger back muscles reduce spine fractures in postmenopausal women
...rcise program can provide significant long-lasting protection
against spinal fractures in women at risk for osteoporosis. The research findings are published in the June 2002 edition of BONE: Official Journal of the International Bone and Mineral Society. "This study provides strong evidence that even without h...
Diet rich in foods with Vitamin E may reduce Alzheimers disease risk
...a JAMA publication, also associates vitamin E with protection
against more general cognitive decline. (Reporting...etween high dietary intake of vitamins C and E and protection
against AD in certain people. In addition, the journal contains an editorial on the epidemiological ...
Simple guide for suncreams will help users
...less sunscreen than is required to achieve the sun protection
factor (SPF) stated on the product. In this week's...f sunscreen, with the corollary that the resultant protection
would only be about half that stated on the product. Users should then be encouraged to reapply one ...
Aventis Pasteur ready to meet nation's needs for tetanus and diphtheria vaccine
...r shot every 10 years throughout life to maintain protection
against tetanus and diptheria. Almost all reported...half of Americans 20 years and older have adequate protection
against both tetanus and diphtheria2. The combination Td vaccine should be given to adults and adole...
Early statin use refined
... SYMPHONY (Sibrafabin vs. aspirin to yield maximum protection
from ischemic heart events post-acute coronary syndromes) that enrolled a total of 15,904 patients. While these trials were designed to compare the effectiveness of aspirin to a new class of drugs that dissolves blood clots, researchers at the 931 pa...
Beta-blockers protect brain during bypass surgery
... drugs known as beta-blockers provides significant protection
to the brain and its functions, according to a new study by Duke University Medical Center researchers. "Data is rapidly accumulating that every patient undergoing bypass surgery -- with a few exceptions -- should be given beta-blockers for ...
Breastfeeding associated with lower risk of childhood obesity
...lk in infancy. Breastfeeding has been proposed for protection
against obesity later in life, but the evidence is inconclusive. John Reilly and colleagues from the University of Glasgow, and the Child Health Information Team, Edinburgh, UK, tested the hypothesis that breastfeeding is associated with a reduced ri...
Genetic abnormality may increase stroke risk fourfold among young
... atherosclerosis. Higher levels of PON1 mean more protection
against the risk of stroke or vascular disease in general, including heart attacks. Paraoxonase levels dont correlate directly with the amount of HDL a person has, but the enzyme does appear to play a role in HDL function. If these findings are conf...
Prying eyes? Researchers can keep it confidential
...s and editors can receive the same confidentiality protection
enjoyed by reporters. In one example, the author of a report rejected by JAMA demanded the identities of people who complained to JAMA editors, asserting that the author had a financial interest in the publication of his research. JAMA went into acti...
That scar on your arm won't help if the man next to you has smallpox
...t adds to the argument that you can't count on any protection
we thought we had," says Bill Bicknell of Boston U...e of complications. That's a high price to pay for protection
against an attack that may never happen. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta believes mass va...
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