Tag: "interventions" at medical news
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...ity of access to treatments have led to preventive interventions
being encouraged regardless of age, and this can be harmful to the patient and expensive for the health service. In rapidly ageing populations, we urgently need to reappraise the complex and uncomfortable relations between age discrimination, distr...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...der persons frequently refuse medical and surgical interventions
recommended by their physicians, according to a re...physicians continue to recommend invasive or risky interventions
for people with advanced illness despite the patients view that these treatments may be too burdenso...
Better mobility keeps seniors healthier
...omes increasingly important to identify and target interventions
for those people who are at risk for further disab...RQOL than an index of comorbidity, suggesting that interventions
addressing mobility limitations may provide significant health benefits to this population. Taken to...
Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
An analysis of non-pharmaceutical interventions
used in the U.S. during the 1918-1919 influenza pa...lic gatherings, found an association between these interventions
and reduced death rates, suggesting that non-pharmaceutical interventions
may play a role in plannin...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
... public health measures called non-pharmaceutical interventions
or NPIs before the pandemic gained full force. The new study finds that cities whose NPIs were sustained and layered with multiple tactics had the best outcomes. In addition to quarantine and isolation, the NPIs examined in this study were school...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
... $6.6 million over three years. Four health plan interventions
not only averted increases in prescription drug sp...y changed to the less-expensive alternative. The interventions
included reclassifying select brand-name drugs to non-preferred status (resulting in approximately h...
Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
...e of the JAMA/Archives journals. Early childhood interventions
have demonstrated consistent positive effects on childrens health and well-being, the authors write as background information in the article. The types of programs that have received the largest growth in public funding are preschool programs for mos...
U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood
...ts between ages 22 and 24 years. Early childhood interventions
have demonstrated consistent positive effects on children's health and well-being, according to background information in the JAMA article. The types of programs that have received the largest growth in public funding are preschool programs for mostl...
Highlights from the August 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...osts to patients, employers and society, effective interventions
that are at least cost-neutral should be welcome additions to comprehensive medical care. Additional research articles in the August Journal of the American Dietetic Association include: Diet Composition and Risk of Overweight and Obesity in Wo...
Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling
...dents may benefit from in-person personal feedback interventions
within the context of a BMI." White added that...ege student volunteers have found written feedback interventions
to be as effective as in-person feedback interventions, our results do not replicate these findings ...
Scaling up HIV prevention programs is cost effective
...ico, Russia, South Africa and Uganda. Six types of interventions
were assessed including, voluntary counseling and ...rise an effect noted in 2 types of HIV prevention interventions
in India. As more PANCEA-type data becomes available, researchers will be better able to predict ...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...tions will present this technology. Image-guided interventions
have conventionally relied on image data acquired ...e and expand the application of minimally invasive interventions
to cases that would be otherwise untreatable. [Wednesday, July 25, 8:55 AM (WE-B-L100F-2), Thursday,...
'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
... will also facilitate the design of pharmaceutical interventions
that slow down or even reverse the development of the debilitating disease." The researchers used CARS to study and take images of healthy and diseased myelin. The researchers showed that an enzyme called cytosolic phospholipase A2 contributes to m...
Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
...-hitting anti-tobacco ads. By all indications, the interventions
have made a difference. Hard-hitting ads work, said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden -- especially when theyre paired with a tobacco tax and smoke-free air legislation. With nearly a quarter of a million fewer smokers, New York City is leadi...
A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses
...ian community to link food aid programs to broader interventions
and policy changes, thus increasing the likelihood they will benefit individuals and communities in both the immediate circumstances of crisis, but also in the longer term. ...
New survey uncovers how insomnia affects job performance and safety
...riate, and use effective behavioral and medication interventions
to improve their insomnia....
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...tiative, the new funding will support Columbia-led interventions
to address chronic cardiovascular and mental health disorders in the region. The dental component of the project is the result of research by Dr. Syrop and his team, who traveled to Koraro, Ethiopia, in the fall of 2006 to assess the oral health si...
Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050
...act. According to Brookmeyer and his co-authors, interventions
that could delay the onset of Alzheimers disease by as little as one year would reduce prevalence of the disease by 12 million fewer cases in 2050. A similar delay in both the onset and progression of Alzheimers disease would result in a smaller over...
Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children
...e the UK Governments advisory body on therapeutic interventions
stated that vigabatrin should only be prescribed in cases of Wests Syndrome (infantile spasms) and then only by an epilepsy specialist, a neurologist or a paediatric neurologist. Professor Wong and his research colleagues studied 7,721 p...
Benefits of school-based fitness programs fade after summer
...evels also increased. Developing and evaluating interventions
to influence students opportunities for healthful ...ysical education, the authors write. However, when interventions
occur in a school-based setting, and are confined to the school year, an inherent question is one of...
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