Definitions for "Prevention"
the reduction of cancer risk by eliminating or reducing contact with carcinogenic agents. A change in lifestyle, such as quitting smoking, for example, reduces the risk of lung and other cancers.
Reducing the number of cases of cancer by avoiding the substances, exposures or habits that are known to cause cancer.
Primary prevention comprises efforts in community psychology to reduce the incidence of new cases of psychological disorder by such means as altering stressful living conditions and genetic counselling; secondary prevention includes efforts to detect disorders early, so that they will not develop into full-blown, perhaps chronic, disabilities; tertiary prevention attempts to reduce the long-term consequences of having a disorder, equivalent in most respects to therapy.
Detect, deter, and mitigate threats to our homeland.
within technological hazard management systems, this is a type of hazard modification that aims at averting hazards before they even occur. Not using a product with potentially hazardous effects would be one way to prevent a hazard.
Activities to provide outright avoidance of the adverse impact of hazards and means to minimize related environmental, technological and biological disasters.
The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
an effort to hinder stop an event or process
Not having sex (abstinence) is the best way to prevent STDs. Other ways include: Have sex with only one uninfected person who only has sex with you. Limit the number of your sex partners to reduce exposure to all STDs. Use latex condoms consistently and correctly for all types of sexual penetration (oral, vaginal, anal). Use spermicides (foams, jellies, creams or suppositories) with condoms for additional protection during vaginal intercourse. Spermicides are not recommended for oral sex or anal sex. Talk with your partner(s). Careful consideration and open communication between partners may protect all partners involved from infection. Have regular check-ups, at least once a year, if you are sexually active. Talk honestly to your provider about your sexual practices and ask about STD tests. If you have an STD, don't have sex (oral, vaginal, anal) until all partners have been treated.
Keywords:  prepossession, prejudice
Prejudice; prepossession.
The practice of eliminating unwanted variation a priori (before the fact), e.g., predicting a future condition from a control chart and then applying corrective action before the predicted event transpires.
Preventing the creation of waste in the first place is the top priority in the Waste Hierarchy. Key to waste prevention is the concept of Cleaner Production. This involves changes to the design, manufacturing, packaging, purchasing, and use of products so as to reduce or eliminate the amount and toxicity of waste throughout the product life cycle.
A principle to eliminate the formation and/or use of persistent toxic substances, as opposed to taking remedial action once damage occurs.
Preventing problems before they occur.
The instinctive way of resisting certain activities in an Action Mode as a unique method of problem solving. A measurement of 1-3 units of Mental Energy in an Action Mode. Also known as resistance.
Working to improve the process so it is likely that problems or defects will be avoided and will not have to be addressed by inspection (see detection) and rework.
Action that aims to prevent people from using drugs. An example is information programmes in school. Throughout the EU, programmes increasingly combine education on life skills such as self-assertiveness. The EU approach to drugs is to keep a balance between prevention and repression.(See Drugs)
Stopping drug use before it starts, intervening to halt the progression of drug use once it has begun, changing environmental conditions that encourage addictive drug use.
Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought.
Preventive measures are undertaken especially in hygiene and public health.
Keywords:  influenza, allocated, act, bar, leaving
The act of going, or state of being, before.
the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
Keywords:  happening
to keep from happening.
Keywords:  minimise, duty, reasonable, steps, loss
It is the duty of the insured to take all reasonable steps to prevent or minimise a loss, See Loss prevention.
Keywords:  fire, note
Note Fire Prevention.
Keywords:  something, act, occurring
the act to keep something from occurring