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Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
...ring drugpravastatin (Pravachol) can significantly reduce
the risk of a stroke orministroke in people who ha...tack or stroke becausecholesterol reduction should reduce
the amount of atherosclerosis in thecoronary arteries and in the carotid arteries leading to the bra...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...sical activity, diet and weight reduction can help reduce
anindividual's risk of cardiovascular diseases, su...be more compliant with new behaviors that can help reduce
theirrisk of disease. What this study shows us is that we have a long way to gobefore we have achie...
Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message
...ntral Illinois NeuroscienceFoundation were able to reduce
by nearly 50 percent the number of peoplesurveyed who could not name any stroke warning sign. Additionally, there was adramatic increase in stroke awareness of women after the public awarenesscampaign, but hardly any change in men surveyed. ...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
...to the reduction of bloodpressure but, instead, to reduce
the death associated with high blood pressure(stroke and coronary thrombosis). Agents that specifically block choridetransport, such as diuretics, may decrease thrombosis (clotting) independent oftheir effect on blood pressure." Contact: Wa...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
...ignificant distress if a drug is available thatcan reduce
the dimensions of distress?" The UCSF researchers also measured "affiliative behavior" by gauging how muchstudy participants considered or solicited input from partners in solving asimple spatial puzzle. The same-sex, puzzle-solving pairs, each wit...
Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
...maller trials found that lowdoses of aspirin could reduce
complications of preeclampsia. In response tothese early studies, health care professionals began prescribing aspirin toprevent the condition. Dr. McNellis noted, however, that the discrepancy between the currentfinding and the earlier stu...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...classes can cutadolescents' cholesterol levels and reduce
their risk of developing heartdisease later in life, according to a new study. The study, conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillresearchers, showed adolescents who participated in a health and physicaleducation program desig...
Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible
...ses ofmorphine, he adds. This could significantly reduce
the negative side effectsthat occur when higher doses of morphine are required. The Nature study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and theHoward Hughes Medical Institute....
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...ne XR was superior to the placebo in itsability to reduce
symptoms, especially feelings of worry, tension a...placebo, although previous studies haveshown it to reduce
some of the symptoms of GAD, Davidson said. The new results confirm earlier findings in wh...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
... also confirmed that a singledose of BNP7787 could reduce
the number of episodes and duration of vomiting by75% and 89%, respectively, in a model of cisplatin induced vomiting. Preclinical studies have also shown that a single dose of BNP7787 substantiallyprotects against cisplatin induced suppression of th...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
...ternative) that could increase life expectancy and reduce
chronic diseases. Williams says the study is based on the premise that everyone is engaged in apersonal experiment in which their choice of foods, vitamins, medical treatment,and lifestyle affects their health. The accumulation of all these individua...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
...ailure patient is approximately $7,000. If we can reduce
the rate ofrehospitalization, the savings should add up quickly." Gattis prepared the results of the Duke research for presentation Mondayat the 47th annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology. The researchers fo...
Effects Of Physical Activity On Preterm Birth
...eisure time activity, such as exercise appeared to reduce
the chances of awoman delivering prematurely. Women who exercised moderately to strenuouslymore than sixty days throughout their first two trimesters had a fifty percentlower risk of preterm delivery. Physical activity solely related to the women's...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...may help determine whether ERT with progestins can reduce
the deathrate of cardiovascular disease. "These studies are important because thecurrent study just looked at the endothelium and not death rates," says Vogel. "However, we still don't know if the endothelium function is an accuratepredicto...
Warfarin Continues To Be Underused As Stroke Preventive
... of blood thinners requires frequentblood tests to reduce
the small possibility of abnormal bleeding, and bothpatients and physicians might be overly concerned about the risks involved withthis very important therapy." The researchers note that the fact that warfarin usage has leveled off at aless-than-op...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...chers say that a 20-cent a pack tax increase would reduce
the number of new teen-age smokers in grades 8-12... They estimate that a $1.50 a pack tax boost would reduce
the number by about two percentage points. Some researchers have estimated this tax increase would ...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...ts of the popular statin drugs -- shown to sharply reduce
heart attack risk in individuals with elevated blo...onary heart disease or other atherosclerosis -- to reduce
theirLDL levels to at least 130 mg/dL. For individuals with heart disease, the NCEP goal is 100 mg...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...rillation (SPAF), designed to find the best way to reduce
strokesin the 2 million Americans who have atrial fibrillation. This series ofclinical trials is funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disordersand Stroke (NINDS). All of the SPAF studies look at preventive treatment withaspirin and warf...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...alth insurance for children of the workingpoor can reduce
financial barriers to access, non-financialbarriers continue to discourage the use of services for minoritygroups. That is among the key findings of a study conducted by ateam of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Centerthat is being ...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...e shifted to eliminate waste and inefficiency, not reduce
the quality of care. 2. Cost reductions must be re... pocket to another. 3. Cost containment should not reduce
access or care to the un- and under-insured. Fein also points out that the reduction in heal...
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