News tagged with preventive medicine
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With more women in family medicine in Canada, what does this mean for the specialty and the profession, for patients and for society, asks a Salon opinion piece in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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A blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence more than doubles the adult risk of skin cancer. The accumulation of long-term sun exposure may be equally dangerous. A study from the Colorado School ...
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A new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that adolescents who eliminated sugar-sweetened beverages for one year gained less weight than those who didn't, shedding light on an effective intervention to help combat adolescent obesity. ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)— A regular exercise regimen will increase life expectancy in the elderly, new research has found.
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(HealthDay)—Nonmedical exemptions for school vaccination requirements have increased since 2005, particularly in states with easy exemption policies, according to a letter to the editor published in the ...
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A big international study has identified a special gene that regulates bone density and bone strength. The gene can be used as a risk marker for fractures and opens up opportunities for preventive medicine against fractures. ...
Genetics Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More than 70 per cent of doctors faced verbal or written aggression and almost a third confronted physical aggression in the workplace over a 12-month period, according to new research.
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(Medical Xpress)—A new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals that combining several tested and proven practices for preventing central ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study finds that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to be obese than city dwellers. Published in the National Rural Health Association's Fall 2012 Journal of Rural Health, the study indicates that reside ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new Northwestern Medicine study shows that smoking during your middle-aged years dramatically increases your lifetime risk of not just getting cancer, but dying from it.
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First comprehensive review of European breast cancer screening programs finds benefits outweigh harm
A major review of breast cancer screening services in Europe, jointly led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, has concluded that the benefits of screening in terms of lives saved outweigh the harms caused ...
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People with a family history of certain diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, often underestimate their risk for developing them, even after completing a risk assessment and receiving personalized prevention messages, ...
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Routine screening for ovarian cancer is ineffective and at times can do more harm than good, a panel of cancer specialists has concluded.
Cancer Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The World Health Organization recently recognized environmental noise as harmful pollution, with adverse psychosocial and physiological effects on public health. A new study of noise pollution in Fulton County, Georgia, suggests ...
Health Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—A leading U.S. government panel has recommended against ovarian cancer screening for women who are not at high risk for the disease.
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