News tagged with preventive medicine

Over 80s often over-treated for stroke prevention

People in their 80s are often prescribed drugs to ward off a stroke when the risk of a stroke is not that high and the drugs have other side effects, finds a perspective published online in Evidence Based Medicine.

Feb 26, 2014
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Sedentary lifestyles up mortality risks for older women

Older women who spend a majority of their day sitting or lying down are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, cancer and death, finds a new study from the American Journal of ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Smoking bans linked to improvement in tobacco use

(HealthDay)—Smoking bans in the home and city/town are significantly associated with smoking reduction and making a quit attempt, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in Preventive Medicine.

Dec 30, 2013
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FDA introduces new food defense rule

(HealthDay)—A new rule to protect the nation's food supply from terrorism has been introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday.

Dec 21, 2013
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Total smoking bans work best

Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely, report University of California, San ...

Dec 18, 2013
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