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What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

...the world, aspirin is also extensively used in the prophylaxis of ischemic heart diseases and strokes. When a sit...management of AIA, especially in patients who need prophylaxis from thromboembolic diseases, myocardial infarction, and stroke. With this finding asthmatics and th...

Finasteride lowers risk of prostate cancer but increases risk of high-grade tumors

Finasteride prophylaxis appears to prevent or delay the onset of prostate cancer, however, finasteride may also accelerate the growth of high-grade cancers. More than 18,000 men were randomized , age 55 or older to finasteride 5 mg/day or placebo. At baseline, digital recta...

Finasteride lowers risk of prostate cancer but increases risk of high-grade tumors

Finasteride prophylaxis appears to prevent or delay the onset of prostate cancer, however, finasteride may also accelerate the growth of high-grade cancers. More than 18,000 men were randomized , age 55 or older to finasteride 5 mg/day or placebo. At baseline, digital recta...

Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births

...ticipants received one of three treatments: dental prophylaxis with a placebo; scaling and root planing with a placebo; or scaling and root planing plus metronidazole -- an antibiotic used to treat infections. Results of the study show women who received the scaling and root planing procedure had an 84-percent ...

Reducing HIV Transmission

...ildren. Suboptimum single-agent and double-agent prophylaxis protocols no longer have a justifiable place in the front lines of the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. It is up to all of us to focus on development of equitable distribution and effective use of these agents now....

Oncologists Overlook Clot Risk

...Thus researchers conclude, “National guidelines on prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism during cancer treatment are needed.” ...

Computer System To Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis

... aided program will help the medics to use more of prophylaxis or prevention of a disease like thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in hospital patients who are at a maximum risk from these conditions. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Link: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abs...

Understanding Chronic Infections May Help in Developing Therapeutic Vaccines

Vaccines for prophylaxis are well known. Famous vaccines include the ones against tetanus, polio, diphtheria, measles, // mumps etc.; Therapeutic vaccines to cure a condition are more recent innovation. The current vaccines tested in this area include the ones against HIV an...

Co-trimoxazole Use Reduces Childhood AIDS –Related Death

...ify the current recommendations for Co-trimoxazole prophylaxis in children. (Source: SciDevNet/The Lancet) Related Information on AIDS treatment in Medindia: Treatment strategy for AIDS virus involves the following principles: To have an effective drug that kills the HIV virus once it enters the body. ...

WHO declares Tuberculosis – ‘An Emergency’ in Afrca

...atients who are co-infected with HIV, and to chemo prophylaxis against TB for people with HIV; Expand national TB partnerships, public-private collaboration and community participation in TB control activities. According to WHO release, in the other four WHO regions of the world, TB trends are either stable ...

Flu-Drugs Are Causing Resistance Across The World

...l probably no longer be effective for treatment or prophylaxis in the event of a pandemic outbreak of influenza, said the researchers for the study. Source: Newswise, The Lanct...

Nine Major Culprits For Tooth Loss Identified By Researchers

...percent reported that they have never had a dental prophylaxis or periodontal maintenance visit. In addition, onl...percent reported that they have never had a dental prophylaxis or periodontal maintenance visit. In addition, only 16 pecent of the patients reported of brushing t...

Orissa found to be worst affected by the killer disease, AIDS

...nters would be set up in the state. Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) drugs are also being provided for the treatment of accidentally exposed doctors and other staff, he added.Migration, low literacy, poverty, urbanization, injectable drug users, unsafe sex practices and ignorance about the transmission of HIV/AI...

Asian Nations Told To Ready Themselves For Pandemic

... would include the use of antiviral drugs for mass prophylaxis and also possible public health measures such as quarantine and social distancing, the WHO added. Edited ANI...

Increase in HIV Cases Due To Restricted Offering of the Preventive Treatment

...gramme that the preventive treatment post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was not widely available in the market and hence this led to the spread of HIV. He also said that he is seeking a judicial review of government policy on PEP. But on the other hand the department of health rejected his claims by saying that t...

HIV Infection Rates on the Rise in Victoria

... who took treatment dropped to 59 %. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a month-long course of strong anti-viral medication that can prevent HIV after unsafe sex. PEP is state-funded and costs up to $1000. Slavin's study found PEP was difficult to gain access to the drugs. Slavin's study found gay men were pre...

AIDS Deaths On The Rise Due To Low Access To Antiretroviral Treatment

...IV-positive pregnant women received antiretroviral prophylaxis before or during childbirth," the report released Wednesday says. "As a result, 1,800 infants were born with HIV every day. Each year over 570,000 children under the age of 15 die of AIDS, most having acquired HIV from their mothers," it says. Wh...

Asian American Community Prone To Hepatitis B infection

...p of neonatal screening and vaccination. In China, prophylaxis efforts have only just begun, due to a lack of resources across the country. China has 150 million people who are chronically infected with hepatitis B, says Dr. Pollack. In the 1990s there was a large influx of immigrants from China to the United St...

Statins Could Play Important Role In Influenza Pandemic

...rs." Further research on statins as treatment and prophylaxis for pandemic influenza, including laboratory studies and clinical trials, is crucial, Dr. Fedson said, concluding in his article that statins "could become the only currently available agents to alter the course of what otherwise might become an unpr...

Intermittent Treatment Found Effective In Malaria

...s the protection provided by mosquito nets if both prophylaxis strategies are combined. Results will be soon published and will be the basis for new international health agencies strategic decisions. First research centre on the infectious disease In 1998, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona initiated in Manhi?a (Mo...

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