preventive treatment

Preventive use of breast cancer drugs urged


March 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Up to one in 10 women could benefit from anti-cancer treatments such as tamoxifen even before they show signs of the disease. But there are concerns ... Read more...

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Intermittent drug treatment ‘can curb malaria’


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Three randomized controlled trials show that intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in kids adds to the benefit of sleeping under bed nets.It also showed that public health intervention ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent traumatic brain injury


January 9th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Taking the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) might offer a new way of protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggest animal experiments.Although only preliminary, the results raise ... Read more...

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Migraine sufferers ‘at higher risk of dying from heart disease’


August 25th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that those who suffer from migraines with aura (temporary visual or sensory disturbances before or during a migraine headache) are at a higher ... Read more...

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More awareness on pneumonia needed: Health experts


November 2nd, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) A vaccine targeting the rampant pneumonia haemophillus bacteria will soon be included in the country's routine immunisation programme, health experts said Monday, also stressing the need to ... Read more...

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Three more get swine flu in Kashmir, two recover


August 18th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Three more people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in Kashmir, while two swine flu patients have recovered, health department officials said here Tuesday. Two students studying outside ... Read more...

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Tamiflu drug prescribed for flu may affect children: Study


August 2nd, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Tamiflu antibiotic prescribed for severe viral infections, including swine flu, may cause secondary effects in children, a study has said. Researchers of the British Agency of Protection ... Read more...

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Potassium citrate wards off kidney stones in seizure patients


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A daily supplement of potassium citrate taken by kids on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can help prevent the resulting yet excruciatingly painful kidney stones, ... Read more...

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Daily potassium citrate may prevent seizure patients on high-fat diet from kidney stones


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center say that children on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can be prevented from the excruciatingly painful kidney stones, which ... Read more...

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Children,adults may develop epilepsy after traumatic brain injury


February 24th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Children and young adults, who have suffered traumatic brain injury, are likely to face heightened risk of epilepsy more than 10 years after the event. Therefore, there could ... Read more...

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Scientists pave way for identification of risk factors in unaffected breasts of cancer patients


January 26th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified certain patient and tumour characteristics, which might help detect which of the ... Read more...

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Novel treatment effective for asthmatic preschoolers


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Preventive treatment with high doses of inhaled corticosteroids is effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds in preschoolers, according to a ... Read more...

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Redesigned protein may offer new treatments for haemophilia


December 26th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Researchers from University of Rochester Medical Centre have made subtle changes in the structure of a key protein that may help in developing new treatments for haemophilia, ... Read more...

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Hormone injection may prevent onset of post-traumatic stress disorder


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): An effective medical treatment to prevent the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be just around the corner, thanks to an internationally recognised Tel Aviv University ... Read more...

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Massive fall in Gambian malaria cases raises hopes for rest of Africa


October 31st, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): The incidence of malaria has dramatically reduced in The Gambia, Western Africa, in the last five years, according to a new study, which raises the possibility of ... Read more...

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Reflux may be behind barking cough, breathing difficulties in kids


September 22nd, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): Recurring croup among kids barking cough that may be accompanied by breathing difficulties, and sometimes or wheezing result from laryngopharyngeal reflux, the backflow of stomach contents into ... Read more...

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Index for atherosclerosis may help accurately estimate cardiovascular risk


July 9th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study led by researchers at the Scotland-based University of Edinburgh suggests that the ankle brachial index (ABI)the ratio of systolic pressure at the ankle to ... Read more...

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Scientists identify potential risk factor Parkinson’s disease


February 20th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 20 (ANI): The findings of a study by scientists at the Buck Institute for Age Research have indicated that it is possible to test humans to find out if ... Read more...

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