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  Copy prevention - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Copy prevention is often hotly debated, and is sometimes thought to infringe on customers's property rights: for example, the right to make a backup copy of a videotape they have purchased, or to install and use computer software on multiple computers.
Since this basic technical fact exists, copy prevention is not intended to stop professional operations involved in the unauthorized mass duplication of media, but rather to stop casual copying in which one friend makes a copy of a disc for another friend and thus (arguably) decreases the possible market for that disc by one copy.
Copy prevention is a neutral term which simply describes the purpose of the technology without passing judgment on whether the act of copying is inherently damaging.
open-encyclopedia.com /Copy_prevention   (1635 words)

 Glossary of Terms for Substance Abuse Prevention | PSESD.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention located in Atlanta, Georgia, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, www.cdc.gov/.
Secondary prevention identifies persons in the early stages of problem behaviors associated with alcohol and other drugs and attempts to avert the ensuing negative consequences by inducing them to cease their use through counseling or treatment.
Prevention strategy that focuses on teaching students interpersonal skills such as how to problem solve, make decisions, resist peer pressure, resolve conflicts peacefully, negotiation skills, and so on.
www.psesd.org /prevention/glossary.html   (2365 words)

 National Cancer Institute - Cancer Prevention Overview
Prevention is defined as the reduction of cancer mortality via reduction in the incidence of cancer.
The lesions prevented, however, may not have the same lethal potential as cancers occurring in the absence of preventive intervention and so extrapolating the study results to mortality benefits may not be warranted.
RR is often used in clinical trials of cancer prevention and screening to estimate a reduction in cancer risk or risk of death, respectively.
www.nci.nih.gov /cancerinfo/pdq/prevention/overview   (1898 words)

 NCPS - United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Crime – 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For the purposes of the present Guidelines, “crime prevention” comprises strategies and measures that seek to reduce the risk of crimes occurring, and their potential harmful effects on individuals and society, including fear of crime, by intervening to influence their multiple causes.
Crime prevention considerations should be integrated into all relevant social and economic policies and programmes, including those addressing employment, education, health, housing and urban planning, poverty, social marginalization and exclusion.
Crime prevention strategies, policies, programmes and actions should be based on a broad, multidisciplinary foundation of knowledge about crime problems, their multiple causes and promising and proven practices.
www.prevention.gc.ca /en/aboutus/guidelines.html   (2191 words)

 AllRefer.com - lung cancer : Prevention (Pathology) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The risk of lung cancer in ex-smokers begins to decline about five years after quitting, and after 15 to 20 years their risk is 80% less than that of smokers.
The reduction in cigarette smoking since the 1964 report of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Health began to be translated into a decrease in the incidence of lung cancer in the 1990s; this decrease averaged more than 1% per year from 1990 to 1995.
The preventive role of dietary antioxidants is under study.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/lungca-prevention.html   (211 words)

 Nebraska HHS System: Substance Abuse Prevention Vision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Prevention is a proactive process of planning and service delivery that has as its ultimate goal healthy lifestyles for individuals and communities freeing them of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems including addiction problems.
A full array of prevention services is necessary within any region to ensure prevention messages are directed at the general population and prevention strategies are directed at high risk populations.
Substance abuse prevention professionals, in order to provide quality services, will require core training in health education, community organizing, facilitation skills, alcohol and other drugs, substance abuse and addiction, adult and youth prevention strategies, strategies for impacting risk factors that lead to use/abuse, and professional ethics.
www.hhs.state.ne.us /sua/suapvnvi.htm   (615 words)

Committee for the Prevention of Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount Committee for the Prevention of Destructi...
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of...
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a occupatio...
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/prevention.html   (344 words)

 Prevention and Education - ONDCP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Prevention is any activity that is intended to reduce or minimize the incidence of drug abuse and its negative consequences.
Central to drug prevention is the development and implementation of programs that prevent illicit drug use, keep drugs out of neighborhoods and schools, and provide a safe and secure environment for all people.
Prevention strategies can vary widely but generally are associated with community based collaborations, education, alternative behaviors, and primary and early intervention activities.
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov /prevent   (273 words)

 Health: Injury Prevention
Pennsylvania Department of Health Injury Prevention (717)787-5900 The purpose of the Injury Prevention Program is to prevent deaths and disability from intentional and unintentional injury through assessing the incidence of injury and developing programs to reduce injury risks.
The purpose of the Injury Prevention Program is to prevent deaths and disability from intentional and unintentional injury through assessing the incidence of injury and developing programs to reduce injury risks.
Prevention Programs - Prevention and educational activities are carried out by Injury Prevention Coordinators in county and municipal health departments and the District Offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania SAFE KIDS Coalitions, American Trauma Society Pennsylvania Division, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
www.dsf.health.state.pa.us /health/cwp/view.asp?a=174&q=197949   (537 words)

 Awesome Library - Reference_and_Periodicals
Provides methods to prevent the spread of the Escherichia coli, E. coli O157:H7 bacteria, the version of E. coli that is harmful to humans.
Provides methods to prevent the spread of the Escherichia coli, E. coli O157:H7 bacteria, the version of E. coli that is harmful to humans, through water.
For prevention of infection, "Do not walk barefoot or contact the soil with bare hands in areas where hookworm is common or there is likely to be feces in the soil or sand." Visitors sometimes misspell as hook worm.
www.awesomelibrary.org /Library/Reference_and_Periodicals/Medical/Prevention.html   (3976 words)

 NOF Osteoporosis Prevention - Four Steps to Prevention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Prevention of this disease is very important because, while there are treatments for osteoporosis, there is currently no cure.
No one step alone is enough to prevent osteoporosis but all five may.
A BMD measures the density of your bones (bone mass) and is necessary to determine whether you need medication to help maintain your bone mass, prevent further bone loss and reduce fracture risk.
www.nof.org /prevention   (579 words)

 Prevention First Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Prevention First provides social workers, educators, human-resource managers, youth-service providers, faith leaders and other professionals training in the skills and knowledge they need to successfully prevent substance abuse and related issues in their communities.
Prevention First offers exclusive training to prevention providers funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, as well as customized training to others in the prevention field.
Prevention First training will help you meet the education requirements for certification as a prevention specialist in Illinois.
www.prevention.org /Training   (310 words)

 Virtual Naval Hospital: Malaria Prevention and Control: Chapter 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Systematic applications of four tactics are essential to planning and carrying out disease and injury prevention in field and combat operations.
Medical personnel must be prepared to decisively advise those in command of such threats and their countermeasures, train personnel in the use of protective measure use, and monitor their application and effectiveness.
Preventive medicine teams deployed in contingency situations are prepared to survey campsites for mosquitoes and other vectors, determine their breeding areas, and establish programs to control them.
www.vnh.org /Malaria/ch2.html   (4211 words)

 Influenza -- Prevention
This form of the vaccine effectively prevents most cases of the flu, although success rates vary according to age, health status, and how closely the virus strains contained in the vaccine match those that are circulating through the population.
Even if a flu shot does not prevent the flu, the vaccine can reduce the severity of flu symptoms and decrease the risk of complications.
Studies have found that the flu shot results in fewer days missed from work and fewer visits to a doctor for respiratory infections, and it reduces the number of people who develop complications from the flu, such as pneumonia.
my.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/hw122163.asp   (421 words)

 Pollution Prevention - P2 Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the early 1980s, prevention was largely limited to a few specific facility projects, where some companies were able to identify and pick prevention's "low-hanging fruit." By the late 1980s, the prevention concept had attracted and galvanized EPA policy makers.
Framework discusses EPA's pollution prevention policy, which stresses the importance of making prevention the first choice in all of the EPA's work.
Definitions elaborates on the concept of pollution prevention and the practices that reduce hazard to public health and the environment.
www.epa.gov /opptintr/p2home/p2policy   (283 words)

 American Obesity Association - Childhood Obesity
Behaviors involving physical activity and nutrition are the cornerstone of preventing obesity in children and adolescents.
Their unfamiliarity or inadequate rating of their children's school obesity prevention program is likely due to the lack of programs across the nation.
Additional studies are needed to develop appropriate public health programs to better educate parents in identifying and understanding changes in their children's weight, to incorporate the family in prevention efforts, and to improve school-based obesity prevention programs that include increasing physical education classes.
www.obesity.org /subs/childhood/prevention.shtml   (2333 words)

 NCPS - About the Crime Prevention Investment Fund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There is a need for reliable information about the effectiveness of crime prevention efforts in Canada, particularly with respect to what works in different environments and circumstances.
This is especially true in the case of comprehensive crime prevention through social development (CPSD) initiatives that aim to deal with the underlying causes or risk factors contributing to crime, criminal behaviour, and victimization.
Detailed project proposals must demonstrate the innovative nature of the proposed crime prevention through social development demonstration projects and their potential to build on the existing knowledge about what works to improve community safety and prevent crime and victimization, particularly in high-need communities and population groups.
www.prevention.gc.ca /en/programs/cpif.html   (627 words)

 Governor's Prevention Initative for Youth - About the Initiative
The Governor's Prevention Initiative for Youth is a federally funded cooperative agreement awarded to the State of Connecticut in July 1998 from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
Eight state agencies, at the Governor’s request, have entered into a memorandum of agreement to facilitate strong support for the Governor's Prevention Initiative for Youth and to coordinate effort toward reducing underage substance use.
Evaluation of the Governor's Prevention Initiative for Youth will be performed by a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
www.dmhas.state.ct.us /sig/initiative.htm   (192 words)

 APD | Crime Prevention
By selecting a Block Captain to function as a neighborhood leader in crime prevention, the organized neighborhood may then purchase NOAC (Neighborhood Organized Against Crime) street signs featuring the "Watching Eye." This program is presented only in neighborhoods and residential areas.
Fraud and Con Game Prevention - Senior citizens are frequently targets of con artists who use bunco schemes like the "Pigeon Drop" and the "Bank Examiner" to induce their victims to part with items of value.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) - This newest crime prevention program discusses an approach in which the environment and structures of proposed projects are analyzed to determine what changes and use of technology may result in fewer crime problems in the foreseeable future.
www.cabq.gov /police/prevention   (794 words)

 Prevention Plus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
We are committed to providing accurate, evidence-based information and practical tools to the many health professionals who are striving to improve the quality of care in their facilities or agencies.
Prevention Plus is a limited liability corporation begun by Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom.
While these materials are not absolutely essential to implementation and ongoing outcomes management in a program of pressure ulcer prevention, their use may simplify the process.
www.bradenscale.com   (189 words)

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The Centre for Suicide Prevention IS NOT A CRISIS CENTRE.
The Centre for Suicide Prevention is a non-profit organization serving thousands of people in Alberta, across Canada and around the world.
The Centre for Suicide Prevention is a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
www.suicideinfo.ca /csp/go.aspx?tabid=5   (183 words)

 USC Prevention Research Center :: PRC Reports and Tools
The Environmental Supports for Physical Activity Questionnaire was prepared by the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center for a Special Interest Project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you are interested in obtaining these modules to use, please contact the USC Prevention Research Center at uscprc@gwm.sc.edu.
Prevention Research Center, Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.
prevention.sph.sc.edu /Tools/environmental.htm   (433 words)

 Child Lures Prevention: The Original Sexual Abuse and Abduction Prevention Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Child Lures Prevention Community Plan is based on the groundbreaking research of author and investigative reporter Ken Wooden.
The Child Lures Prevention Program, founded by renowned child personal safety expert Ken Wooden, will be introduced in 3,200 public elementary and middle schools statewide as a resource to help protect children against predatory crime.
NBC5 in Chicago is partnering with Child Lures Prevention, Gov. Blagojevich, the Illinois State Police, the State Board of Education and the Illinois Principals Association to bring Child Lures Prevention to the children and families of Illinois.
www.childlures.com   (495 words)

 Virtual Naval Hospital: Manual of Naval Preventive Medicine: Chapter 9: Preventive Medicine for Ground Forces: Section ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The successful prevention of heat injuries depends largely on education of personnel, especially supervisory personnel.
Equally important is the development of procedures to alert individuals to the existence of dangerous heat stress levels.
Careful monitoring of the WBGT index is essential to the prevention of heat injury (see article 9-36).
www.vnh.org /PreventiveMedicine/Chapter9/9.35.html   (823 words)

 headache module
But for those who have migraine attacks, especially very frequent or severe attacks, prevention should be considered a key part of overall treatment plan.
You'll learn when preventive therapy is appropriate, and you can read about various preventive treatments.
Then, we'll provide you with some quick tips on how to work with your healthcare professional to decide if preventive medication might be right for you.
www.headaches.org /consumer/educationalmodules/migraine_module/page_home.htm   (158 words)

 Montana Prevention Resource Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Education - Facilitate statewide recognition that the council is the vehicle that unites Montana Agencies in their focus on prevention.
Prevention: The proactive process of creating and sustaining conditions that reduce risk and promote the safety, personal responsibility and well-being of people.
The Prevention Resource Center partners the ICC's prevention policy-making efforts with AmeriCorps* Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) to build community infrastructure for planning and implementing prevention programs.
www.prevention.state.mt.us   (593 words)

 U.S. Surgeon General says prevention is the health cure, and that means nutrition and fitness
U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona is trying to educate the public and policymakers on the importance of disease prevention.
More than 90% of all diseases can be preventing entirely through lifestyle changes -- namely, good nutrition and regular physical exercise.
Prevention is far cheaper than treating full-blown diseases, but that's actually part of the problem the Surgeon General is running up against: organized medicine doesn't really want people to prevent diseases, since that would mean a drop in prescription drug profits, lab tests, surgeries and other big revenue producers for the medical industry.
www.newstarget.com /001066.html   (1174 words)

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