Protein And Salt Drive Post-Meal Sleepiness

(Newswise)–Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher protein and salt content in our food, as well as the volume consumed, can lead to longer naps. Writing in the journal eLife, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, US, have for the first time found a […]

Betty Ford Center To Open New Outpatient Facility In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–The Betty Ford Center has signed a lease to open a new outpatient addiction treatment facility in the San Diego area. The treatment center, in Del Mar Heights, will start taking patients mid-December. The Betty Ford Center is part of the renowned national nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which will now have 17 sites […]

San Diego VA Receives Top Nursing Award

SAN DIEGO–VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) has been awarded the 2016 NDNQI Award for outstanding nursing quality by Press Ganey. The award recognizes the top-performing academic medical center that has achieved excellence in overall performance in nursing quality indicators. The NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality honors hospitals that have made impressive and measurable […]

Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes In Their Mouths

LA JOLLA–(Newswise)–Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than people who do not get migraine headaches. The study is published October 18 by mSystems. “There is this idea out there that certain foods trigger […]

Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells, Suggesting Risk May Not Be Limited To Pregnant Women

LA JOLLA–(Newswise)–Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice from scientists at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. […]

Pregnancy Increases Stroke Risk In Young Women, But Not In Older Women

New York, NY–(Newswise)–Pregnancy was not found to raise the risk of stroke in older women, according to a study from Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian. In younger women, however, the risk of stroke was significantly higher for those who were pregnant. The researchers published their findings in JAMA Neurology. Pregnancy-associated stroke occurs in […]

Día De Los Muertos Gala To Benefit Youth With Physical Deformities

SAN DIEGO–San Diego nonprofit ConnectMed International, which provides free surgeries, multidisciplinary team care and follow-ups for children and teens with physical deformities, will host its 6th annual fundraising gala on Nov. 4 at Admiral Baker Clubhouse in San Diego. The gala will highlight the nonprofit’s partnership with surgeons in a pediatric hospital in Chiapas, Mexico, […]

Elderly Woman Dies Of Complications Due To Flu

SAN DIEGO–The County Health and Human Services Agency reported its first flu-related death of a 73-year-old woman who died of complications due to influenza. The unvaccinated woman, who had existing medical conditions, tested positive for influenza A and died on October 4 after a brief hospitalization, the health agency says. “This is one of the earliest deaths […]

UC San Diego Health Joins Precision Medicine Initiative To Tackle Pancreatic Cancer

(Newswise)–Physician-scientists with Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health have been leading the way in pancreatic cancer care by investigating new therapies as well as offering innovative clinical trials and the latest treatments with a personalized medicine approach. This expertise led to the selection of Moores Cancer Center as one of 12 clinical trial […]

New Evidence Supports Biological Link Between Zika Infection, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

(Newswise)–In a collaborative effort with scientists at six Colombian hospitals, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report what they believe to be the strongest biological evidence to date linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Epidemiology data have long suggested a close relationship between rising Zika virus infection rates and instances of Guillain-Barré. The new study’s results, […]