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Aging population is causing major increase in the cancer burden warn experts

...t with IARC colleagues, warned that despite better prevention and treatments, Europe faced a major increase in the cancer burden because of the ageing population. He said urgent action was needed now to tackle cancer, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, through measures such as tobacco control and more ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 31, 2007

...ly important role in research on cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. To spotlight that role, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will cosponsor a special conference entitled, "Chemistry in Cancer Research: A Vital Partnership," Feb. 4-7 in San Die...

Highlights from the February 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...forts to improve diet for (coronary heart disease) prevention should include a focus on moderating energy and sodium intake while encouraging increased consumption of fish," the researchers write. Dairy Consumption among African-Americans Is Low: African-Americans in all age groups are not meeting their dail...

Leading advocates express support for microbicide research, despite disappointing trial results

HIV prevention advocates from three major civil society organizat... the importance of continued research into new HIV prevention options, despite the recent discontinuation of the Phase III effectiveness trials of the microbicide...

Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes

... rheumatoid arthritis. It is not approved for the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Also under way is a study testing whether mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or MMF plus daclizumab (DZB), drugs approved by FDA to prevent rejection after an organ transplant, can slow or arrest the autoimmunity of type 1 diabetes. T...

Spirituality plays role in breast cancer information processing for African-American women

...d. "Our results indicate that when a breast cancer prevention message is designed for African-American women, health communicators should consider how to positively utilize the role of spirituality in the women's health message processing." Although it is less important for most Caucasian women, this study su...

Investment level in HIV prevention programs related to HIV incidence in the United States

...ers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) HIV prevention budget and HIV incidence in the U.S. from 1978 to ...easing levels of infection with more investment in prevention programs. Things changed in the mid 1980s when investment levels began to predict incidence. That is...

Grants from leading eye research foundation surpass $9M in 2006

... 2006 for research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of all blinding diseases. Departments of ophthalmology at 55 medical schools throughout the United States currently receive RPB research grants; a total of 176 individual ophthalmic scientists received RPB grant support in 2006. Across the natio...

NHLBI awards 12 Women's Health Initiative contracts

...n differences in fracture rates and to help target prevention strategies. "Hormone Therapy, Estrogen Metabolism and Risk of Breast Cancer or Hip Fracture in the WHI Hormone Trial, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Lewis Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H. The goal of this study is to determine whether differen...

Better strategies for osteoporosis prevention and therapy

... and to develop better strategies for osteoporosis prevention and treatment. Eberhard Denk continued his work at ETH in Zurich as a post-doctorate scientist, further developing the 41Ca methodology. Klaus G. Heumann, Editor of ABC, said, "Denk's pioneering work is truly new and innovative, meeting ABC's high ...

US beats Europe for hypertension treatment

...three authors agree, are likely to extend to other prevention issues beyond the treatment of hypertension....

Health care costs for abused women are significant

...ation and evaluations of systems for the secondary prevention of IPV are not only warranted, they are urgently needed."...

New amfAR research grants aim to advance understanding and prevention of rectal HIV transmission

... fellowships aimed at increasing understanding and prevention of rectal HIV transmission, Dr. Rowena Johnston, a... researchers will contribute to the development of prevention technologies that can also be used by those engaging in anal intercourse. The recipients of this $...

Study suggests hip fractures not caused by benzodiazepine use after all

...udy and assistant professor of ambulatory care and prevention in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Preventio...en Soumerai, ScD, professor of ambulatory care and prevention at DACP. Policy makers may expect that reducing access to benzodiazepines under Medicare Part D and...

Travelers need to know more about diarrhea

...ed that their general level of knowledge about the prevention of this condition was generally adequate; however, there were still some things they needed to know more about. Of the travellers, surveyed as they boarded flights from the Calgary International Airport in March and April of 2005, more than 80 per ...

Resurgence and spread of syphilis in China is a rapidly increasing epidemic

...ong and his government made syphilis treatment and prevention apriority and launched a prolonged campaign beginning in 1952 to eliminate STDs, Cohen said. By 1964, syphilis was rare and the infectionvirtually eliminated until China opened its international borders in the early 1980s. The virtual absence of sy...

Penn researchers demonstrate ability of new therapy to treat severely elevated cholesterol levels

...lational research in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, Penn was recently awarded a large NIH grant to foster the further development of translational research under the auspices of the newly created Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. The re...

Improved adherence to certain medications associated with longer survival following heart attack

...ions who may benefit from more intensive secondary prevention initiatives. Finally, given their associated effects on survival, the inclusion of adherence data will have important cost-effective implications and should be considered routinely in pharmacoeconomic analyses," the authors write. "In conclusion, th...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 3, 2007

...ly important role in research on cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. To spotlight that role, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will cosponsor a special conference entitled, "Chemistry in Cancer Research: A Vital Partnership," Feb. 4-7 in San Die...

Risk factors for diabetes following liver transplant

...k assessment instruments developed for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease," the authors conclude. In an accompanying editorial in the same issue, Paul J. Thuluvath, M.D., F.R.C.P, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore notes that the study confirms that a significant num...

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