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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...e III clinical trial, then it could be tested as a preventive agent, Dr. Golde says. But he adds that this “could possibly be the costliest trial ever to be conducted,” because it would take decades and involve thousands of people. However, Dr. Golde and his clinical colleagues share a common goal: to eventuall...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...orporated, and supporting the value of primary and preventive services. The College notes that further legislation will be needed to avert payment cuts in 2010 and subsequent years and to develop an effective method for future updates. Creating the building blocks for Medicare reforms to improve quality. The C...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...oms like viral gastroenteritis, but on deployment, preventive measures could save soldiers lot of trouble, he sa...cal department sends circulars to emphasise on the preventive aspect. A Sample: Remember to wash your hands! Any area where people live in close proximity can be ...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

... protocols and software a big mistake. Gould, a preventive cardiologist, has been using traditional PET imaging throughout his medical career to detect heart disease, to determine the need for arteriograms, stents or bypass surgery and to monitor the reversal of the disease in his patients who follow his pro...

Genetic Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

... author Christopher Haiman, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Adding, There appears to be something fundamental occurring in this region that influences not only colorectal and prostate cancer, but perhaps cancers in general. (Another recently published study, i...

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

... medical communities are increasingly stressing on preventive medicine as the most efficacious and cost-effectiv...s or cancer is to predict susceptibility and begin preventive treatment before the onset of the disease. Designing preventive screening programmes with the doctor...

Anti-malarial Drug may Help Reduce Risk of Diabetes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...uate the potential role of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive agent for diabetes among high-risk individuals in the general population," the researchers concluded....

Scientists Identify "master Switch" for Brown Fat in Mice

... engineering cells with PRDM16 may work as obesity preventive in humans, if their continued research in mice shows promising results once again. "You might not have to implant a large amount of engineered precursors in people who are at risk for being obese. In theory, you would only have to reduce the accum...

Daily Antibiotics may Not Prevent Future Urinary Tract Infections Risk in Kids

...isk of recurrent UTI. Receiving a daily dose of preventive antibiotics was not associated with a lower risk o...h families the risks and unclear benefits of daily preventive antibiotic treatment after a child has had a first UTI," he said. The study is published in the Ju...

Health Sector Has to Keep Pace With Countrys Development: Ramadoss

...rnal and childcare as well as general curative and preventive services all need immediate attention, he added. The NRHM has now completed two years and during this time the health sector in the country has seen far reaching changes, he said. A series of initiatives covering areas of infrastructure, manpower...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

...fe sex'." The clinical reason for circumcision's preventive effect is still being investigated. One theory is that the foreskin has a very thin lining and suffers minor abrasions during intercourse, making it easier for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to enter the man's bloodstream. Another is that t...

Diabetic Womens Death Rate Shows No Decline

...heart disease later in their illness, receive less preventive care and are less likely to be treated properly for high cholesterol. Diabetes, which doubles the risk for heart disease, is occurring at younger ages than in previous generations, mainly because of increasing obesity. "Clearly, women with diabetes ...

Effective Treatment for Malaria Control

...ious studies indicates that two doses of a malaria preventive therapy during pregnancy provides substantial bene...nt of malaria illness and anemia, and a variety of preventive measures that consists of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and intermittent preventive therapy (IPT) ...

H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed at Czech Turkey Farm

...most effective against bird flu. "This is purely a preventive move, there is no risk for people," Julinek said. Frantisek Bartos, who runs the farm, said that none of the turkeys currently being raised there had been sold, as they had yet to reach their optimum weight. The Czech Republic has around 700 profe...

Dengue Fever Deaths Up in Vietnam

... Tran Thanh Duong, an official with the ministry's preventive health care department. "The increased infection rate is mainly due to unusually hot weather and too much rain this year, which has provided good breeding grounds for mosquitos." The virus thrives in urban areas because the carrier, the aedes mos...

U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) Encourages the International Community to Embrace Prevention

...tion model of healthcare. They currently have nine preventive medicine centers that focus on widening immunizati...thcare problems through prevention. "We believe preventive medicine will contribute to solving the world's healthcare challenges," said Fey. "The UAE is obviou...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

...rly identification is very important to facilitate preventive action. This first simple, unified definition from IDF for children and adolescents is consistent with that available for adults(2). "Diabetes and cardiovascular disease cause death and serious disability," said Professor Paul Zimmet, Chair of the ...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

... is a world leader in primary health care based on preventive medicine. "It's a very sobering experience for someone coming from the affluent West to see what they can achieve," he said. Hickey, an honorary professor of surgery at Havana University, said he had nothing to teach Cuban doctors who do heart, k...

Common Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bone Loss in Older Adults

...s might be targeted for osteoporosis screening and preventive intervention," the authors write. The two studies appear in the June 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals....

Antidepressents may Lower Bone Density in Older People

...s might be targeted for osteoporosis screening and preventive intervention....

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