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Little evidence interventions prevent illicit drug use in youth

USPSTF: little evidence interventions prevent illicit drug use in youth

Little evidence interventions prevent illicit drug use in youth Little evidence interventions prevent illicit drug use in youth The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions for preventing illicit drug use among children, …

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    A ‘sole’ mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers

    A sole mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers

    A ‘sole’ mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers A ‘sole’ mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center A new cooling insole developed by UT Southwestern scientists reduced the foot temperature of patients with diabetic neuropathy by several degrees, diminishing a significant risk factor for diabetic foot …

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      Researchers identify therapeutic targets to prevent cancer-associated muscle loss

      Researchers identify therapeutic targets to prevent cancer-associated muscle loss

      Researchers identify therapeutic targets to prevent cancer-associated muscle loss Researchers identify therapeutic targets to prevent cancer-associated muscle loss Samples of muscle tissue from pancreatic cancer patients show that increased levels of the enzyme NOX4 (red) correlate with increased levels of muscle degeneration. Credit: Dasgupta et al., 2020 Researchers at the …

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        Changes needed to prevent controversial pharmaceutical deals

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        Changes needed to prevent controversial pharmaceutical deals Changes needed to prevent controversial pharmaceutical deals Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) recommends changes to the system which sees drug companies strike deals with competitors to stop them producing cheaper generic alternatives. These ‘pay-for-delay’ deals …

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          A wearable device may help prevent unexpected death in epilepsy

          A wearable device may help prevent unexpected death in epilepsy

          A wearable device may help prevent unexpected death in epilepsy A wearable device may help prevent unexpected death in epilepsy A Purdue University-affiliated startup is working on a device to help stop unexpected death in epilepsy. Neurava was co-founded by Jay Shah and Vivek Ganesh, graduate students in the lab …

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            Colorado emergency departments take new steps to prevent youth suicide

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            Colorado emergency departments take new steps to prevent youth suicide Colorado emergency departments take new steps to prevent youth suicide Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study conducted in seven Front Range emergency departments demonstrated success in helping parents make their homes safer when a teen is distressed. The study …

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              Can the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine prevent infection with COVID-19?

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              Can the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine prevent infection with COVID-19? Can the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine prevent infection with COVID-19? Credit: CC0 Public Domain UCLA is one of seven sites participating in a clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a commonly used anti-malarial and autoimmune drug, can prevent infection with COVID-19. The multi-site …

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