Tag: "strategy" at medical news
Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco
...t their risks by switching to smokeless tobacco, a strategy
called 'harm reduction', but they have little chance of learning this. Similarly, authoritative organizations are telling smokeless tobacco users, in effect, 'you might as well smoke,' a public health message that actually encourages people to switch...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...ormulations may prove to be an important treatment strategy
for a variety of addictive disorders," the authors write....
Breakthrough in national diseases
...n an attempt to evade the immune defence system, a strategy
employed, for example, by the viruses that cause AIDS, herpes and hepatitis. The article, entitled "MHC2TA is associated with differential MHC molecule expression and susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and myocardial infarctio...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
... designed to identify the best long-term treatment strategy
for adults with mild persistent asthma. Researchers compared changes in lung function, frequency and severity of asthma symptoms, and quality-of-life scores in 255 adult patients. Participants were randomly selected to one of three treatment groups. ...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
...Institute for International Studies. "And the best strategy
is actually the least expensive." Owens is the sen...ed that without an adequate distribution system no strategy
can be effective. "There must be a way to get antibiotics to a very large number of people very rapi...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 19, 2005
...ck, Study Finds A new study to determine the best strategy
to handle a large-scale anthrax attack on a mid-si... therapy is the most effective and least expensive strategy
(Article, p. 601). An editorialist finds the analysis limited because it fails to consider factors s...
Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS
... or affected by it. This comprehensive, five-year strategy
is part of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, which Congress passed in 2003. Among other measures, the legislation calls for a pilot program to test how U.S. health care professionals and others with techni...
Study links cigarette smoking with progression of multiple sclerosis
...S progression has been identified, providing a new strategy
for patients hoping to control neurological damage from the disease. Study results appear in the March 9, 2005 issue of Brain. Miguel Hernn, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of epidemiology at HSPH, noted that "the findin...
Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis
...sions, and these studies support the public health strategy
of encouraging young people to adopt a healthy lifestyle," the authors write. "The present study shows that a risk score, based on simple and inexpensive measurements, has sufficient discrimination that physicians could identify and advise high-risk ...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...antibody to the prion. Further development of this strategy
may also offer hope for treatment of these diseases. [P04.149] Cancer Temozolomide chemotherapy plus radiation is superior to radiation alone in treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain cancer, according to a new study. Six weeks of tr...
Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study
...of Toronto hospitals, thanks to a "hub and spokes" strategy
pioneered by the University of Toronto's Joint Centre for Bioethics. "It's important for the public to know that in our technologically-based, resource-strapped system, it is possible to effectively integrate and value ethical decision-making," says...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 3, 2005
...ter says that the study puts diet back as a useful strategy
for lowering cholesterol in an age of powerful drugs like statins (Editorial, p. 793). 3. Alendronate is Not Cost-Effective Therapy for Women with Osteopenia Alendronate is not cost-effective in treating postmenopausal women with osteopenia or low...
Microbicide partners receive $5.7 million from Gates Foundation
...Melinda Gates Foundation that will fund a powerful strategy
to support development of safe, effective, and aff...said, "A coordinated public education and advocacy strategy
is critical to getting microbicides to women. Where profit motives are insufficient to attract priva...
FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis
...and diphtheria booster shot for teens is a logical strategy
to prevent this disease in adolescents without additional injections." Reported cases of pertussis have risen nearly 20-fold since 1976. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were almost 20,000 cases in 2004 the ...
Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents
...sirolimus-eluting stenting vs. a current preferred strategy
for STEMI treatment, pretreatment with abciximab ...tudy provides proof of concept for a new treatment strategy
in STEMI that incorporates unrestricted use of sirolimus-eluting stenting but results in no (Europea...
Study agrees, just do it!
...ccurred among 88 per cent of those surveyed, a key strategy
used by active people was to take the less talk-more action route, and to stick to a plan for exercise. "When something goes wrong with the plan, like bad weather, they adjust for it. For the unmotivated exerciser, an obstacle becomes a good excuse t...
Health and environmental sciences director named DuPont 'Distinguished Scientist'
...o strengthen DuPont policies, standards and global strategy
for toxicology and environmental sciences are a clear demonstration of putting our science to work to provide important perspectives on the value of sustainable and responsible science." Rickard, 52, has over 25 years of experience in various researc...
Nutritional advice improves health of children in developing countries
...illo, and the generalisability of the intervention strategy
to similar settings in Peru and elsewhere." In an ...e intervention give hope to policymakers that this strategy
will be effective elsewhere. However, a prerequisite is that health services have wide coverage, esp...
Misunderstanding real cost a barrier to mammography
... Health, was created to test a health intervention strategy
designed to improve mammography screening rates in that region. The data included information from face-to-face interviews with 897 women age 40 or older. Researchers conducted the interviews to find out the women's attitudes toward mammography and ...
Saving virtual lives with nanobots goal of UH-led project
...planning is a big part of it," Dowdall said. "The strategy
involves a collaborative multi-agent programming system of nanobots, and you must give them intelligence the algorithm so they know how to react in their environment." To put it very simply, a computer program written by Team ContAInment tells t...
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