County, NAMI Walk To Reduce Stigma Of Mental Illness

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SAN DIEGO–On May 2, lace up your sneakers and join thousands of walkers and runners for the 2015 San Diego County NAMI Walk and Health and Human Services Agency Wellness Expo. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon at NTC Park in Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, in Point Loma. The walk, […]

Extra Sleep Fixes Memory Problems In Flies With Alzheimer’s-Like Condition

Paul Shaw, PhD, who studies sleep in fruit flies at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, checks the nursery where he breeds flies. His research shows that artificially inducing extra sleep in the flies allows them to overcome major memory impairments.

(Newswise)–Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would block memory formation, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Studying three groups of flies, the scientists interfered with their ability to […]

Families And Friends Use Hearts And Feet To Fight Cancer

LEMON GROVE–The city kicks off its 10th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life May 16 with a 24-hour walk-a-thon around a track. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. at Lemon Grove Academy Middle School, located at 7866 Lincoln Street, for the walk. Organizers say the 24-hour relay-style walk around the track symbolizes that “cancer […]

Vista Medical Plaza Opens New Class “A” LabCorp Service Center‏

VISTA–Vista Medical Plaza, an outpatient health center serving the Tri-City area announced the opening of its newest tenant – Laboratory Corporation of America (“LabCorp”). The new location opened its doors to patients April 20. The new outpatient service center, located at 2076 W. Vista Way, is the first of several planned locations nationwide to pilot […]

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Less Likely To Quit

LA JOLLA–The rapid increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation tool. A study, published online on April 16 in the American Journal of Public Health, suggests proponents are in error. University of California, […]

Family History Increases The Risk Of Cardiac Arrest In Patients On Dialysis

(Newswise)–The increased risk of cardiac arrest experienced by patients with kidney failure may, in part, be inherited, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Uncovering the genes that are involved may point to new treatments to protect patients’ heart health. Kidney failure patients […]

Night Owls Face Greater Risk Of Developing Diabetes Than Early Risers

Washington, D.C.–(Newswise)–Night owls are more likely to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study examined the difference between night and morning chronotypes, or a person’s natural […]

One Test Can Predict Which Kids Will Become Nearsighted

Columbus, OH–(Newswise)–A study of 4,500 U.S. children over 20 years has identified a single test that can predict which kids will become nearsighted by the eighth grade: a measure of their current refractive error. The refractive error, or eyeglasses prescription, results from mismatches in the size and optical power of the eye that lead to […]

Video: In Organic We Trust

Yekra Player Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films. In Organic We Trust 78% of Americans eat some organic food. Yet most people don’t have a clue what it means. “In Organic We Trust” is an eye-opening documentary that reveals the true meaning of “organic”. When corporations went into the business and […]

Is Marijuana Medicine?

(Newswise)–While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies that demonstrate its effectiveness. As such, most major state and national medical professional societies have not yet supported its use in patient care until further research is conducted to show it is a […]