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Columbia leads national effort to develop early intervention for schizophrenia

...ngage the patient and their family in the treatment process to encourage patient retention. "New Yorkers can be proud that this intensive effort to forestall the disability associated with schizophrenia will be led by researchers in New York State," says Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Commissioner of the New York...

Major New Report Establishes Effective Methods of Enhancing and Preserving Brain Power as We Age

...itive decline was long seen as an inevitable consequence of aging, but recent years have seen a surge of interest in activities and products touted to forestall this outcome. What is the truth? Is decline inevitable, or is there a possibility of retaining our faculties if we exercise them? And which kinds of e...

Overweight male teens with normal blood pressures showing signs of heart damage

...erone levels in overweight teens with a family history of cardiovascular disease to determine if it can prevent or reverse dangerous heart changes and forestall hypertension. The GPI already is doing similar studies blocking the kidney's production of the powerful blood vessel constrictor angiotensin in young ...

Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged

...i, of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, wrote in an accompanying commentary in The Lancet . "Ample room for reasonable doubt should forestall an inquisition that diverts country vaccine-staff away from the important job of immunizing children and maintaining accurate data. The real impact of...

World AIDS Day December 1st: Obama Needs to Lead

...e_pledges/ Now is not the time to slow down the flow of resources, since a strong investment is not only quite affordable but will also help forestall an even worse AIDS crisis in the future. President-elect Obama rightly wants to focus on global challenges that threaten our common humanity, and del...

Low-carb diet reduces inflammation and blood saturated fat in metabolic syndrome

... a practical standpoint, continued demonstrations that carbohydrate restriction is more beneficial than low fat could be good news to those wishing to forestall or manage the diseases associated with metabolic syndrome. One of the remarkable effects in the data presented that may have contributed to the re...

Congress called on to replace 'devastating' cuts in Medicare reimbursements by ACP

...physicians are facing a 10.1 percent cut in 2008which is almost double the cuts physicians faced in 2006, the last time Congress passed legislation to forestall scheduled SGR cutsis because the 109th Congress did not provide adequate funding to pay for a short-term fix to the scheduled cuts in 2006 and 2007. ...

Women With Heart Disease and Diabetes Less Likely to Receive Proper Care: Study

...by men," said Chloe Bird, the studys lead author and a sociologist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. "These are low-cost treatments that can forestall serious health problems in the future - and women with diabetes and heart disease are not receiving them as often as men with similar problems." ...

Energy Supplement Under Study for Parkinson's Disease

...dementia and behavior disorders. Today’s therapies – including the gold standard, a synthetic dopamine called levodopa and MAO-B inhibitors that forestall breakdown of dopamine – are geared toward treating symptoms. Dopamine, a neurotransmitter critical to movement, is depleted in Parkinson’s. Researcher...

Complete Ban on Fizzy Drinks in Schools

...the parliamentary select committee on obesity on Wednesday. Greens party health spokeswoman Sue Kedgley said that beverage companies could try to forestall any government ban by withdrawing full-sugar drinks in favor of "diet" sodas. She said, "They are determined to maintain their `brand awareness' ...
forestall in Biological News

New study may show how to forestall a fatal, virus-caused immune-system meltdown

When a virus infects a person, it triggers a series of biochemical reactions in immune-system cells that literally may have life or death consequences. Usually, the result is an effective immune response, leading to the elimination of the virus and the infected person’s recovery. But in the case...

SIRT1 takes down tumors

... in mammals isn't certain, but it's beneficial in other ways. The protein tunes up metabolism, reducing blood levels of glucose and insulin, and might forestall neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and ALS. Given its pro-life credentials, you might expect SIRT1 to inhibit cancer. And several...

Best way to treat malaria: Avoid using same drug for everyone, scientists say

... a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and scholar at Resources, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, reports that countries could cut the death rate and forestall the development of drug resistance if a variety of different drugs were distributed to patients. This approach, known as multiple first-line therap...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 16, 2008

...64443254 Fax: 86-10-6442-7616 Email: caodp@mail.buct.edu.cn ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Questioning nuclear powers ability to forestall global warming Environmental Science & Technology Rising energy and environmental costs may prevent nuclear power from being a sustainable alter...

A novel way found to prevent protein plaques implicated in Alzheimer's

...milies, and the limitations of existing therapies, we are very hopeful that this research will lead to improved medications to prevent the disease and forestall its devastating symptoms, said Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, Director of the Nathan S. Kline Institute, and the Chair of the Department of Child and Adoles...

Gene therapy injected into the brains' of mice with Huntington's disease

...hibiting apoptosis (programmed cell death) via these two pathways likely played integral roles." Kordower says the study suggests a new approach to forestall disease progression in newly diagnosed HD patients by delivering potent trophic factors with effects that are long-term and non-toxic." "If these resu...

Pitt professor's theory of evolution gets boost from cell research

...w what the cause of the stress was at that time," Schwartz said. "This new understanding of how organisms change provides us with an opportunity to forestall the damage we might cause by unthinking disruption of the environment," added Schwartz. "The Sudden Origins theory, buttressed by modern cell biology,...

UW scientists report a new method to speed bird flu vaccine production

... In the event of an influenza pandemic, the world's vaccine manufacturers will be in a race against time to forestall calamity. But now, thanks to a new technique to more efficiently produce the disarmed viruses that are the seed stock for making flu vaccine in large ...

European Commission funds EBI to do new research on synergies between bioinformatics and medical informatics

... of improving disease surveillance not only during outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu, but also when less pathogenic strains are circulating. To forestall genetic exchange between human and avian strains, as in mixed infections, they emphasized that poultry workers should be systematically vaccinated, po...

Eating, body weight regulated by specific neurons

... of improving disease surveillance not only during outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu, but also when less pathogenic strains are circulating. To forestall genetic exchange between human and avian strains, as in mixed infections, they emphasized that poultry workers should be systematically vaccinated, po...
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