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noun bar, barrier, constraint, constriction, control, damper, determent, deterrence, deterrent, fetter, hindrance, impediment, inhibition, obstacle, obstruction, obtrusion, obviation, predisposition, presumption, prohibition, restraint, restriction, retardation, stoppage, thwarting
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PREVENTION, civil and French law. The right of a judge to take cognizance of an action over which he has concurrent jurisdiction with another judge.
     2. In Pennsylvania it has been ruled that a justice of the peace cannot take cognizance of a cause which has been previously decided by another justice. 2 Dall. 77; Id. 114.

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Knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors among college women concerning the prevention of osteoporosis.
This important step ensures that prevention efforts revolve around the community's specific problems.
These are likely to include prevention, improved access to care and treatment, care of children orphaned by AIDS, expanded public/private sector partnerships, the need for an accelerated multisectoral response to the epidemic and for resources commensurate with the crisis.
The OTA report also disclosed that, despite such alarming rates of infection, research focusing on HIV prevention among people of color lagged far behind research on other groups--namely, Euro-Americans.
Secondary prevention is the effort aimed at reducing or halting the progression of the disabling condition after the initial injury has occurred (i.
Because the healthy women in the breast cancer prevention trial "cannot weigh the risk of this drug against a disease they already have, we're entering a very controversial and novel ethical arena," maintains Arthur L.
School counselors are in a position to provide early intervention by recognizing at-risk individuals, implementing effective school-based prevention programs, making appropriate referrals, and providing support for students recovering from eating disorders.
15) The first two are evaluating the diaphragm's protective effects against chlamydia and gonorrhea, while the third is a randomized controlled trial among 4,500 women in Zimbabwe and South Africa testing the safety and efficacy of the vaginal diaphragm specifically for the prevention of HIV transmission.
Conference presenters discussed the role of surveillance in raising awareness of the resistance problem and in monitoring the effectiveness of prevention and control programs.

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