Save A Life Walk Brings Awareness Of Mental Illness And Suicide

SAN DIEGO–In the United State a person dies by suicide every 14 minutes, claiming over 40,000 lives each year. Last year, 420 died by suicide in San Diego county. Hundreds of people will gather at Balboa Park at 6th and Laurel to remember loved ones lost to suicide at the Save A Life Walk this […]

Sleep Interruptions Worse For Mood Than Overall Reduced Amount Of Sleep

(Newswise)–A study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers suggests that awakening several times throughout the night is more detrimental to people’s positive moods than getting the same shortened amount of sleep without interruption. As they report in the November 1 issue of the journal Sleep, researchers studied 62 healthy men and women randomly subjected to […]

Memory Complaints In Older Women May Signal Thinking Problems Decades Later

(Newswise)–New research suggests that older women who complain of memory problems may be at higher risk for experiencing diagnosed memory and thinking impairment decades later. The study is published in the October 28 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These memory complaints may be a very early symptom […]

Acid Reflux Medications May Increase Kidney Disease Risk

SAN DIEGO–(Newswise)–Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys, according to two studies that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3 to 8 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. The drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are among the top 10 […]

8 Fresh Ways Fruits And Vegetables Are Getting Into Your Diet

(Newswise)–Half of Americans are determined to eat more fruits and vegetables this year according to Innova Market Insights. Because fruits and vegetables are now in just about every food and beverage category, consumers shouldn’t have a problem doing so. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), […]

Medicaid Hip, Knee Replacement Patients Less Likely To Receive Anesthesia

SAN DIEGO–(Newswise)–Patients who are black, Hispanic, on Medicaid or are uninsured may be less likely to receive regional anesthesia during hip and knee replacement surgery, possibly putting them at greater risk of serious complications, according to a study of more than 1 million orthopedic surgeries being presented at the Anesthesiology 2015 annual meeting. “There is […]

Could a Drug Engineered From Bananas Fight Many Deadly Viruses? New Results Show Promise

(Newswise)–A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new research suggests. And the process used to create the virus-fighting form may help scientists develop even more drugs, by harnessing the “sugar code” […]

Activity Could Help Keep Knees Lubricated

(Newswise)–As you sit and read this at your desk, fluid is slowly leaking out of the porous cartilage in your knee into a membrane-walled cavity between your upper and lower leg bones. Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting […]

George Lopez To Receive American Society Of Nephrology President’s Medal

Washington, DC–The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) will present the President’s Medal to award-winning actor, comedian, and philanthropist George Lopez. A kidney transplant recipient, Lopez is being recognized for his leadership in raising awareness of kidney health issues and his dedication to improving the lives of those burdened by kidney diseases through the work of […]

MS May Start Later For Those Who Spend Teenage Summers In The Sun

(Newswise)–A study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun every day. The study, which was published in the October 7, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal […]