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Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices

...ental procedures, dental materials, and prevention strategies under a range of patient and clinical conditions. The networks also will perform anonymous chart reviews, as allowed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), to generate data on disease, treatment trends, and the prevalence...

It takes a village to improve the health of children

...pril supplement of the journal Pediatrics outlines strategies for engaging physicians-in-training in this new ap...authors provided examples of training programs and strategies for involving pediatricians in community health issues. No single best-practice training model exist...

Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients

...f stress in their everyday lives and to teach them strategies to respond more adaptively to those stresses. Patients enrolled had stable heart disease, meaning they did not experience chest pain while at rest, and exhibited evidence of myocardial ischemia, or reduced blood flow to the heart, during exercise. A...

Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence

...mulation has the potential to improve intervention strategies for alcohol dependence by providing a predictable pharmacological foundation for treatment. In addition to their utility for alcohol dependence, long-acting formulations may prove to be an important treatment strategy for a variety of addictive disor...

Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence

...e is an urgent need to identify safe and effective strategies to manage menopausal symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients with breast cancer." In an editorial, Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., and...

Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection

...id, "is to waste no time finding the most creative strategies to incorporate the results of this study into global HIV prevention efforts."...

Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist

...of obesity and low fitness as well as intervention strategies to prevent them. The Fulbright Program, administered by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, matches countries looking for expertise in certain areas with U.S. faculty and professionals who can provide it. Dr. Gu...

Tamoxifen can reduce breast pain in prostate cancer patients

...tment may compromise outcome, effective management strategies for breast enlargement and breast pain are needed. Currently, the most commonly used treatment to prevent breast enlargement in prostate patients is low-dose radiotherapy. Trials have suggested that preventative treatment with anti-oestrogen drugs, s...

Pathological gambling associated with brain impairments

...es could lead to the development of more effective strategies for treating pathological gamblers. The study, led by Dr. Maria Roca, investigated the decision-making processes and executive functions in pathological gamblers. "Executive functions encompass a variety of processes and are defined as the ability to...

Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS

... health are maintained into adulthood. Yet current strategies do not target young people appropriately, and do not engage them with their own healthcare. Existing policies also ignore health inequalities - which have a considerable influence on adolescent health, he argues. Young people must be recognised as a ...

Obesity common among Chinese adults

... the urgent need to develop comprehensive national strategies aimed at the prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome and overweight, to reduce the increased societal burden of cardiovascular disease in China." The metabolic syndrome is described in a seminar in this week's issue of The Lancet....

Drug can reduce bodyweight and cardiovascular risk factors in obese people

...possibility to individually target the therapeutic strategies according to phenotype characteristics and to the pathophysiological mechanism inducing the disease."...

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

... treatments for the children our current treatment strategies fail to cure." Evans is senior author of the Cancer Cell report. The ALL cells used in the study were isolated from the bone marrow or the blood of patients with newly diagnosed disease who were being treated at St. Jude, the Dutch Childhood Oncolog...

Alcohol-impaired driving on the increase, study shows

... report. "This tells us that we urgently need new strategies to prevent alcohol-impaired driving with special emphasis on reducing binge drinking." "This is not just a statistical bump or noise in the data," he added. "This is a true behavioral change." The authors point out that motor vehicle accidents are ...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...bese can use behavioural and cognitive-behavioural strategies to help lose weight. Social, cultural and dietary factors have all led to a rapid increase in the number of people who are clinically overweight or obese. But there are major gaps in our understanding of the ways that diet, exercise and psychological...

Findings about anti-cancer agent could make it more effective

... Institute, could lead to more effective treatment strategies for cancer. "Our new understanding of how this agent works could help us combine treatments to reach multiple targets," said William Gmeiner, Ph.D., professor of cancer biology at Wake Forest's School of Medicine, which is part of Wake Forest Univers...

Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study

...creasing television viewing should be the focus of strategies aimed at preventing and treating overweight and obesity in youth." The study is based on statistics gathered in 2001-2002 by the World Health Organization's Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children report, which surveyed more than 160,000 young peopl...

High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence

... examines this association and identifies possible strategies to avoid it. Led by Marco Vivarelli of the department of surgery and transplantation at the University of Bologna, Italy, the study examined 70 patients who took cyclosporine as the main immunosuppressant following liver transplants between 1991 and ...

Study sheds light on age-related changes of prion diseases

...rstanding of which may result in novel therapeutic strategies for halting these devastating diseases."...

A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer

...ssist with early diagnosis, and improved treatment strategies that will benefit patients with testicular germ cell cancer. "Certainly, we will now be able to study what these genes do in the embryo and how they do it, and so gain unprecedented insight into what goes wrong in a cancer cell," he said....

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