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Prevention is better than cure

Common cold is the most 'common'illness during the change of weather from winter to summer. ..People can catch cold from the coughs and sneezes of victims or from virus contaminated objects. Symptoms of a cold include one or more of the following: running or stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarseness, 'dry' cough, tiredness, headache, bouts of sneezi...

Prevention of cataracts

A new study provides further evidence that nutrient antioxidants play a role in the prevention of cataracts. ....Researchers from Tufts University studied more than 575 women ages 53 to 77 from the Nurses' Health Study. The women did not have diabetes nor did they have previously diagnosed cataracts. During a 15-year period, the women answered questionnaires about their food intake.// They were...

Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention

A study aimed at settling a long-standing question among doctors has found that aspirin works just as well as Warfarin, in helping most patients avoid recurrent strokes. Many doctors suspected that Warfarin was more effective but that aspirin was safer. This study challenges both views, showing the two drugs are equals in both respects. ....Both drugs slow clotting of the blood, and blood clots...

Awakening call for fall prevention

According to Orthopaedic researchers, it is important that older people escape falls, because fracture treatment may be slow and complex. As people age, they are more likely to have a fall because// of decreased agility and an overall decline in general health. And since an older person's bones are often thinner, treatment is difficult and healing slow. .. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon...

Stem Cells, Tumor Cells Share Similar Properties: Scope For Treatment and Prevention?

Stem cells are one of the fascinating areas for research in biology today. Vigorous research on stem cells is adding new information to the scientific body of knowledge everyday.// ..Researchers have now added key evidence to claims that some types of cancer originate with defects in stem cells. The study reveals that if molecules crucial to the functioning of these stem cells are not placed in t...

Balanced diet important in cancer prevention

Researchers say that diet is second only to tobacco in causing cancer. Dietary influences are thought to account for 40 per cent of cancers in the developed world, and 25 per cent in the developing world.// Ongoing studies may provide detailed information on what to eat and what to avoid. Dr Tim Key, a scientist with Cancer Research you should concentrate on eating fruits, vegetables and cereals...

Simple Stroke Prevention is Best

Aspirin appears to be a better treatment than the antiplatelet drug ticlopidine for preventing recurrent strokes in black patients, according to new research in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.....The study included 1,809 black men and women who recently had strokes that were not due to bleeding in the brain or to blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. Parti...

Prevention of Prostate Cancer

There are several treatment options, but new research shows there may be a way to prevent the disease altogether.Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among men in the United States -- affecting nearly 200,000 men every year.// .. At 70 years old, Speed Klinzing has outlived all his family members. "My mom died at 56. My dad at 57. My oldest brother at 49. My next oldest brother at...

Prevention of Rickets

For years, doctors thought of rickets as a disease of the past. New research shows it should still be considered a problem and prevention should start before birth and researchers suggest pregnant women should be given vitamin D supplementation.// ..Rickets is a childhood disorder involving softening and weakening of the bones, primarily caused by lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. It is m...

Prevention of Vision Loss

AMD, which is caused by a deterioration of the retina, is the number one cause of blindness among older people. ..A simple vitamin supplement could significantly // reduce the number of people with vision loss from age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, finds a new study. ..A couple of years ago, researchers conducted a large study to see if a combination of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and...

Suicide Prevention Program – Having its Intended Effec

Researchers analyzed suicide rates among more than 5 million service men and women before and after the Air Force implemented a program aimed at reducing an alarmingly high rate of suicide seen among Air Force personnel. // The suicide rate had been particularly higher for black and white males ages 24 to 35, between 1990 and 1994. The key components of the ongoing program are to provide suppo...

The Key To Prevention Of Heart Disease In Adults

Overweight and obese children are on the fast track to heart disease, say researchers based on recent findings. However with dietary changes // and more exercise, the risk can be significantly reduced. ..Researchers used two noninvasive tests to measure atherosclerosis -- the deadly build-up of plaque that leads to heart attacks and stroke -- in the arm and neck arteries of kids. Even though the...

Stroke Prevention

Studying the reaction of blood vessels in the eyes may offer insight into stroke prevention by revealing how blood vessels in // the brain react to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke . ..A new study finds the drug candesartan cilexetil, also known as Atacand, improves blood flow in the eye, which can be slowed from the result of high blood pressure.The endothelium is the lining...

Prevention Of Recurrent Leg Ulcers

Latest research shows that combination treatment proves to be the best option to substantially reduce the risk of recurrent leg ulcers.// ..Surgery to remove part of the affected vein in addition to compression treatment was investigated as a new treatment option for leg ulcers .Surgery did not present any additional benefit in terms of venous ulcer healing, but recurrence rates were significant...

Solutions Being Sought For Prevention Of Rickets

For years, doctors thought of rickets as a disease of the past. New research shows it should still be considered a problem and prevention should // start before birth and researchers suggest pregnant women should be given vitamin D supplementation. ..Rickets is a childhood disorder involving softening and weakening of the bones, primarily caused by lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. It is...

Foods Rich In Flavonoids Effective In Prevention Of Cough

A new study shows a diet high in fiber from fruit and soy foods may reduce the incidence of chronic respiratory symptoms -- especially cough with phlegm.// ..Researchers studied more than 570 patients who experienced cough with phlegm and more than 44,000 patients without the respiratory problem. Participants were given a food frequency questionnaire to determine if certain foods were associated...

Prevention Of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among men in the United States -- affecting nearly 200,000 men every year. There are several // treatment options, but new research shows there may be a way to prevent the disease altogether. .. Doctors hope that the drug -- finasteride -- will make a difference in preventing prostate cancer. In smaller doses, it’s commonly known as Propecia fo...

Lorenzos oil for prevention of pediatric neurological disorder

Investigations have shown that daily oral doses of Lorenzos oil can prevent the spread of a form of pediatric neurological disorder// called X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD). ....Researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore have reported that use of Lorenzos oil have prevented the spread of the disease X-ALD in boys aged 7 years and younger who were diagnosed with the disease. Th...

Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites

It is a good sign if the bites of the insects are itchy and swollen, rather than being tender//. ....According to scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center, tenderness may be a sign the bug bite is becoming infected and deserves more medical attention. ....Other signs of possible infection are redness extending beyond the immediate bug bite, drainage of pus, or worsening, rather than improvem...

High Cholesterol Can Be Controlled By Screening And Prevention

In a report published by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers had emphasized the need to control the cholesterol levels and provided a guideline to do so.// ....High cholesterol levels are not only bad for the heart and blood vessels, but they may also increase the risk of cognitive impairment, which may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. ..During September, celebrating the National Chol...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

As the West Nile Virus continues to affect more and more in USA, physicians have suggested that precaution is the way to contain the epidemic. ....West Nile virus activity peaks in August and September, according to the U.S.// Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and floodwaters and rain from Hurricane Katrina has heightened concern in many states. The CDC last year reported of 2,749 human...

New drug for breast cancer prevention produced by Arimidex

The number of breast cancer cases has reached about 1.2 million worldwide and Statistics show that the incidence of breast cancer is rapidly increasing in urban India and has overtaken cancer of the cervix as the number one cancer // in our major metros according to a study conducted on women and cancer in India. Oil foods, obesity, smoking, drinking, late marriage and delayed motherhood are som...

Green Beans for Cancer Prevention and Treatment.

It is well known that eating green vegetables, beans, nuts, cereals and fruits prevents cancer, now it is found that beans and wheat bran contains an enzyme inhibitor Inositol // pentakisphosphate which is found to have anti-cancer effects by blocking the action of enzyme Phosphoinositide 3 kinase... ..Dr. Marco Falasca and colleagues from the University College London has reported the results of...

Carotid Endarterectomy Beneficial for Stroke Prevention

Stroke may be reduced with the help of carotid endarterectomy, said a report in the recent issue of the journal Neurology. ....Carotid endarterectomy is the most frequently performed operation to prevent stroke//. There is scientific evidence to support its use to prevent future stroke, according to a clinical practice guideline published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)....

Medical Mishaps In Telemedicine And Their Prevention

One solution to the dilemmas of geographical separation between the doctor and the patient, and scarce resources would be to consider the feasibility of telephone consultation as an alternative method of consultation, // as this may be more convenient for busy patients and may save costs. Telemedicine has been defined as the use of telecommunications to provide medical information and services......

A Prevention For Alzheimer’s On The Wa

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most common forms of dementia among older people, which initially involves disorders of the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. // .. ..Researchers from USA have recently suggested an association between AD risk and several vitamins and have speculated about their use as preventive agents. The findings suggest that total intake of...

Dietary intake of Vitamin E by type 2 diabetics for prevention of atherosclerosis

Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both men and women, which increases the risk by 2-6 fold relative to nondiabetic subjects and that 80 percent of all type 2 Diabetes // mellitus patients will die of an atherosclerotic event. In these patients hyperglycemia per se confers increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and so the presence of even borderline-...

Need for concerted action for prevention of chronic diseases

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is calling for concerted action following the recent release of an important report of the World Heart Organisation (WHO). // .."Preventing Chronic Diseases: A Vital Investment" clearly demonstrates the full extent of the global burden of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.It is anticipate...

Dietary intake of Vitamin E by type 2 diabetics for prevention of atherosclerosis

Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both men and women, which increases the risk by 2-6 fold relative to nondiabetic subjects and that 80 percent of all type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients will die of an atherosclerotic event//. In these patients hyperglycemia per se confers increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and so the presence of even borderline-...

Birth Defects Caused By Acne Medication Can Be Minimized By Voluntary Pregnancy Prevention

Isotretinoin is a drug used to treat severe acne that woks by reducing the sebum secretion. Research done on the effect of the drug in pregnant women reveals that it can cause birth defects//. In view of the potential risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the drug manufacturers developed a voluntary pregnancy prevention program (PPP) in 1988 to try and prevent conception in women takin...

Multi targeted approach required for suicide prevention in adolescents

New studies have revealed that depression may not be the only factor-probing adolescents to commit suicide.// Health care providers might therefore need to watch out for other mental health problems to prevent youth suicide. ..The World Health Organization re-examined the occurrence and distribution of mental disorders in 894 cases of completed suicides among young people worldwide. An analysis...

Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular diseases have now become common place owing to the wide scale industrialization and subsequent// change in life style. Time and over again, scientists have been working on ways to prevent or treat heart ailments without surgical intervention. The results of a recent research have recently confirmed that leeches could be used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. ..The leech...

Vaginal atrophy drug Ospemifene found effective in breast cancer Prevention

Study results from two research papers have shown that use of the drug Ospemifene in combination with other anti-estrogens for vaginal atrophy reduces the incidence of ..breast cancer. // The study has been proved in mouse model and researchers are planning for a clinical trial. ..DeGregorio and his colleagues at UC Davis compared the ability of ospemifene, tamoxifen and raloxifen to inhibit bre...

Cabbage, cauliflower might contribute to cancer prevention

Plants belonging to Brassica family like cabbage and cauliflower have a potent chemical glucosinolates which can aid in cancer prevention. This chemical works very much like anti oxidants and can be used for cancer.// ....Research on this aspect is taking place across the globe and at present a feasible extraction method and thereby use in therapeutic nutrition is underway. ....These are a class...

Another healthy aspect of tea: ovarian cancer prevention

As per a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine (December) women who consume two or more cups of tea daily over a period of time may lower their risk of ovarian // cancer compared with women who do not. ..As stated by Susanna Larsson and Alicja Wolk, “We observed a 46 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer in women who drank two or more cups of tea per day compared to non-drinkers,” Thes...

China to double HIV Prevention Funding to $185M In 2006, 2007

China will spend about $185 million annually in 2006 and 2007 on HIV prevention, nearly double the $98.7 million allocated for 2005, the China Daily reports. According to a report published by the // China Youth and Children Research Center and the China Communist Youth League's Central Committee, the government spent about $12.3 million on HIV prevention in 2001 and about $74 million in both 2...

Diarrhea Vaccine Trials Promises Prevention of Rotavirus Infection

Vaccine trials conducted on Rotateq and Rotarix in more than 1, 30, 000 children offer promise in the prevention of childhood diarrhea. The vaccines have been found to be 98% and 85% effective respectively. // The dreadful disease accounts for 1/3rd of all hospital infections worldwide. ....A vaccine had been developed for the disease during the 1990’s. This however, was withdrawn from the marke...

Archaic Law Hindering HIV Prevention In Namibian Prisons

A 30-year-old law in Namibia banning male-to-male sex is coming in the way of condom distribution in the country's prisons and hindering HIV prevention efforts, according to HIV/AIDS advocates.// ..Government officials hold the view that condom distribution would promote sex between men, which is outlawed under the 1977 Criminal Procedures Act. They think, "By giving (prisoners) a condom, you are...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Show Promise In Prevention

We might soon have a vaccine to combat a disease (cervical cancer) that has been haunting the world. The pharmaceutical giant Merck had submitted details of a cervical cancer vaccine, // shown to offer protection against 70% of the known types of infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ....Another vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline woun...

Prevention And Control Of Diabetes Crucial To Indian Population

In a first ever study conducted on the prevalence of diabetes in the Indian population, several important aspects of control and prevention of diabetes has been uncovered. // So far, such studies have only been conducted on Western population, the results of which cannot be applied to South Asians. ..The research has been conducted by M V Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre, an a...
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