Tag: "abstinence" at medical news
Media alert: Hazelden's chief medical director available to comment on drug treatment for alcoholics
...on alcohol to get sober and get into recovery, but abstinence
in and of it self is not recovery. Anything that will help those who are addicted is good news for them and for those of us who work to provide them the help they need. Medications are a tool that should be used in combination with other treatment...
Study results offer guidance in treatment
... professionals reviewed the diagnosis, recommended abstinence
and mutual-help participation, and reviewed patients' progress. Some groups also received pills: naltrexone (100 milligrams a day), acamprosate (3 grams a day), both naltrexone and acamprosate, or placebos. Four groups also received "Combined Behavio...
Condom use needs to be heavily promoted if Bush's emergency plan for AIDS relief is to work
...6) must be spent on programmes that promote sexual abstinence
and faithfulness and cannot be spent on promoting ...lion ear-marked for prevention programmes based on abstinence
and faithfulness is an effective use of US tax-payers' money. Many more lives will be saved if condo...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, April 2006
...bination approach to smoking cessation may improve abstinence
rates. New York researchers enrolled 164 rescue wo...- and 6-months, respectively. Confirmed continuous abstinence
rates were 47 percent, 36 percent, and 37 percent, respectively, after 3-months of treatment and 6- ...
International study questions health benefits of moderate drinking
...e future that assesses people's alcohol intake and abstinence
more precisely as their drinking patterns change with age. META-ANALYSIS The research that the team analyzed consisted of prospective studies, including hundreds of thousands of individuals who were followed over a number of years. Most studies we...
HIV-1 prevalence decreasing in southern India
...ible reason is increased condom use in sex work or abstinence
from sex work by males. "Strategies that focus on high coverage and quality of peer interventions of high-risk populations--with condoms, education, and negotiation skills--offer the best hope to reduce the growth of HIV-1 in India," states Dr Jha. ...
Sodas and energy drinks can supply a surprising caffeine jolt
...igrams a day) results in physical dependence, with abstinence
characterized by withdrawal symptoms such as headache, fatigue, depressed mood and difficulty concentrating," Griffiths said. "People should then make informed decisions about their caffeine use. Obviously, knowing how much caffeine a given product ...
Smoking cessation delivered at-home proves effective
...motivational enhancement group reported continuous abstinence
from smoking compared to those in the standard care group. Among patients who were not able to quit, 75 percent of those in the motivational enhancement group had made an attempt to quit compared to 55 percent of those in the standard care group. Fur...
HIV risks reduced when mothers teach daughters about disease
... joint mother/daughter homework assignments and no abstinence
agreement. Ninety-seven girls participated in the Health Expert HIV Risk Reduction program. "Our preliminary data showed that mothers were effective in increasing the mediating variables -- knowledge of how HIV is transmitted, self-efficacy to refus...
Methadone therapy - one dose does not fit all
...thadone doses which helped patients achieve heroin abstinence
and the factors that influenced whether a particul...m 1.5 mg to 191.2 mg. 38% of the patients achieved abstinence
on less than 60 mg, and 16% of the abstinent patients received a dose of over 100 mg. On the other h...
Antidepressant use during pregnancy appears associated with withdrawal symptoms in newborns
...idepressants during pregnancy experienced neonatal abstinence
syndrome, a type of withdrawal with symptoms that ...th exposure to SSRIs, 18 (30 percent) had neonatal abstinence
syndrome and eight of those cases were severe. The most common symptoms were tremor, gastrointestin...
Scientists call for Hepatitis treatment of young injection drug users
...the application of restrictive criteria, including abstinence
from illicit drug use or alcohol and absence of depression. The present study presents an analysis of 404 injection drug users in Baltimore, New York and Seattle aged 18-35 who tested positive for HCV. If such restrictions were applied, almost all ...
Abstinence is healthy goal for teenagers but research critiques abstinence-only educational policies
...d most initiate sexual intercourse as adolescents, abstinence
from sexual intercourse is an important behavioral...r also notes that while there is broad support for abstinence
as a necessary and appropriate part of sex education, controversy arises when abstinence
is the sole...
Alcohol-deterrent drugs help patients achieve high rates of long-term abstinence
...firam and calcium carbimide. Researchers found an abstinence
rate of more than 50 percent among the patients st...ay. Results indicate that ADs can help achieve an abstinence
rate of more than 50 percent. "Although up to 30 percent of patients may claim to be abstinent two ...
No evidence that hangover cures work
...ms of alcohol induced hangover is thus to practise abstinence
or moderation, they conclude....
Visualization techniques can help smokers quit
... that at 24-months after the intervention, smoking abstinence
rates for the intervention group were 26 percent while abstinence
rates were only 12 percent for the control group. This research suggests that increased use of gui...
Focus on lung cancer: How to prevent and treat it
...tting, showed significantly higher rates of 30-day abstinence
than placebo. "Two additional human clinical tria...ed which showed similar safety profiles and higher abstinence
rates in the highest nicotine vaccine dose or antibody level groups, and we hope to conduct further ...
Menzies secures $1.8m in funding for the NT
... findings concerning recovery of brain damage with abstinence
from petrol sniffing. Research into melioidosis, a potentially fatal bacterial disease of the tropics, gained further funding to establish new DNA testing to identify the disease at an earlier stage to allow faster treatment and fewer deaths. Dr S...
Alcoholics Anonymous and treatment seem to work best together
...s will try to identify individuals who can achieve abstinence
or remission after professional treatment without participation in AA," he said. "Even though participation in AA has substantial benefits, these benefits do not necessarily accrue to all types of individuals; it is important to specify the characte...
Medication appears effective in treating teen heroin addiction
... the efficacy of naltrexone in promoting continued abstinence
postdetoxification from opioids, this finding further underscores the importance of and likelihood of success with early intervention among opioid-dependent adolescents," the authors write. "In sum, this research provides novel and clinically importa...
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