Tag: "tactic" at medical news
Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
...ials, restrictions on covered procedures and a new tactic
of excluding specific procedures may be forcing so... the denial could be overturned. The new exclusion tactic
simply eliminates coverage of specific procedures due to contractual (insurance plan) language with ...
Dialogue & personal example work best for parents in drug talks with teens
... professor of communication arts and sciences. One tactic
would be for parents to ask teens what they hope to gain from use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco (e.g. relaxation, especially around the opposite sex; greater peer acceptance). The parent can then suggest wholesome alternatives to achieve the same end...
Engineered stem cells can home in on tumors and deliver drug payload in mice
...rks best." He speculates that this new tactic
in the war on cancer might work particularly well after patients are treated with radiation or chemotherapy, because those therapies damage cancer cells, which would then be in critical need of MSC. Andreeff hopes that this new homing strategy might ...
Physicians not 'easy marks' for drug sales reps, argues O.R. study
...uting free samples purely as a defensive marketing tactic
to maintain market share....
Managing anger, boosting activity helps substance abusers stick with treatment
...t, according to Kohn, suggests that this avoidance tactic
may actually be productive among chemical users. This interpretation, she adds, is supported by previous findings that chemical users are less likely than the general population to engage in leisure and social activities that are not related to alc...
Transplanted human neural stem cells improve memory in rats
...own stem cells, which are not differentiated. This tactic
allowed the host brain to take over, dictating where the stem cells should migrate and what types of cells they should become. As a result, Sugaya said, the transplanted cells became functionally integrated into the neuronal circuitry of the host ani...
Copper-lowering drug stabilizes advanced cancer in anti-angiogenesis trial
... Merajver, "These initial results suggest that the tactic
of preventing angiogenesis through copper deficiency holds significant promise. Through this and other therapies, we may one day be able to turn cancer into a chronic or controllable disease or to contribute to its eradication. Still, much more resea...
Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?
...ity found that the key to ensuringsuccessful scare tactic
campaigns is to give individuals specific informat... about a desired health behavior change,then scare tactic
campaigns may cause people to deny they're at risk forexperiencing health hazards, says Kim Witte, P...