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Managing and preventing obesity in Canadian adults and children

...ysical activity strategies, behaviour modification counselling and public policy initiatives. In a related commentary, Dr. Sarah McDonald provides a critical overview of the guidelines. She identifies gaps in our knowledge of obesity management and prevention and calls for large, long-term trials to address th...

Patient adherence for successful tuberculosis treatment

...r, insufficient emphasis on listening to patients, counselling and information provision by health district personnel, associated with shortfalls in following up the DOT strategy also combine to discourage patients from taking the treatment right to the end of the prescribed course. In this context, the research...

HIV in late childhood and adolescence a growing problem

...nd sympathetic HIV testing and treatment services, counselling and support, and drug formulations for low-weight ...rgoing puberty or who are sexually active, such as counselling on prevention of transmission and contraception, and disclosure to sexual partners....

Favorable outcomes from mild invitro fertilization practices

...F treatment strategy would need to be supported by counselling both patients and health-care providers to redefine IVF success and explain the risks associated with multiple pregnancies, and by institution of reimbursement systems that encourage, rather than penalise, the practice of single embryo transfer." ...

High tech help to prevent further heart disease

...or Kerry Mummery, said post-surgery monitoring and counselling is very important to ensure that patients who have undergone heart operations change the lifestyle factors that contributed to their illness, such as too little physical activity and poor diet. Currently patients have to make regular follow up visi...

Randomized trial in Zimbabwe suggests how to make HIV testing and counselling attractive

HIV counselling and testing is a key component of both HIV care and HIV prevention, but uptake of counselling and testing is often low. Liz Corbett and colleagues investigated the impact of rapid HIV testing at...

New study shows the life and death importance of the doctor-patient relationship

...ining in the psychological aspects of medicine and counselling was significantly associated with a high reported wish to hasten death by the patient. "We found that doctors were more willing to hasten the death of patients if it were legal to do so and if a request by the patient was made," Dr Varghese said. "...

Health-care needs of trafficked women are being neglected

...ents should be providing health care, shelter, and counselling for women who are trafficked, states an Editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. International campaign groups have warned of steep rises in the numbers of women trafficked into Germany during the World Cup. Germany is already the main destinati...

New kind of drug could increase number who quit smoking

...o 25 to 35 per cent when smokers receive intensive counselling and combined medications are used. Dr Foulds summarised 141 studies covering just over 48,000 subjects who were randomly allocated different types of medication or placebos. He found that quit rates with nicotine replacement methods and drugs such as...

Over 80 percent of college girls surveyed diet to lose weight

...al weight, overweight or obese, would benefit from counselling or open discussions about healthy dieting practices. Brenda Malinauskas and colleagues from East Carolina University, Greenville, USA asked 185 college girls about their weight perception, dieting practices and physical activity. Malinauskas et al. f...

Public education key to reducing genetic diseases linked to close-kin marriage

...carrier-testing for genetic disorders, and genetic counselling for secondary school children in the Middle East. ...hey add: "Premarital and preconception testing and counselling for common disorders, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal diagnosis, and termination of preg...

Curtin medal recognises epilepsy researcher

...more accurate and has enabled more precise genetic counselling and treatment advice. JCSMR Director, Professor Judith Whitworth, said Professor Berkovic was an innovative and inspirational scientist. "Professor Berkovic's work has helped thousands of people in Australia and internationally who have epilepsy. His...

Anti-HIV drugs unlikely to stop HIV spread

...better, and more likely to be sexually active, but counselling of ART patients about risk behaviour could compensate for this to some extent. Therefore prevention initiatives aiming to decrease patients' risk taking behaviour are even more relevant. Rebecca Baggaley added: "This study could be important in help...

Over 50 percent of patients with circulatory disorders still smoke lack of counselling to blame

...BMC Public Health reveals that lack of appropriate counselling may be to blame for the large proportion of smoker...smokers reported having received smoking cessation counselling within the previous 12 months....

Commonly used drug may prevent fetal alcohol syndrome

...d the number one preventable birth defect. Despite counselling of pregnant women to avoid alcohol, large numbers of babies are born with FAS. At present, no effective treatments exist that can prevent or reverse FAS after fetal exposure to alcohol. However, Alessandro Ieraci and Daniel Herrera now report encoura...

Unplanned quit attempts more likely to succeed

...lability of treatment such as nicotine patches and counselling to support those attempts....

Poorest countries well behind global health goals agreed years ago

... known preventive interventions, such as voluntary counselling and testing, say the authors. Educating sex workers, mass media messages, and treating people for other sexually transmitted infections, should also be the focus of new campaigns. Mothers and newborns must have both basic and emergency medical servi...

WA team uses baby tooth to solve death mystery

... as this. "Using this sort of technique in genetic counselling situations is very rare, but given that it's technically simple to do, and has had such enormous benefits for the family, I suspect it could become more common," he said....

Doctors and care providers often underestimate the full impact of head injuries

...reading training to help with group conversations, counselling to help overcome difficulties relating to loss and videos explaining typical consequences of injury which could be watched by injured individuals and their families....

Quitting smoking could save your teeth, study shows

...year. All were encouraged to stop smoking through counselling and, in some cases, using nicotine replacement the... Health has promoted the idea of smoking cessation counselling by dentists, and dental students at Newcastle University are now taught how to counsel patients on t...

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