I Have To Walk How Many Miles To Burn Off This Soda?

(Newswise)–Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage, a healthier beverage or a smaller size beverage, according to new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health […]

New Study Finds Heart Attacks Do Not Have Strong Genetic Link As Previously Suspected

(Newswise)–Heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed, according to a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and those diagnosed with narrow coronaries realize […]

Will My Child Get Ebola?

Newswise–For many months, the world has witnessed the Ebola virus spread and claim more than 4,400 lives in West African countries. On Oct. 8, the first confirmed adult Ebola patient identified in the United States died. The constant news coverage has heightened concern among parents who fear their children will become infected. Jill Hoffman, MD, […]

Palomar Health Hosts Community Flu Vaccination Program

SAN DIEGO–Flu season is here and Palomar Health is prepared to vaccinate more than 3,500 North County residents through its annual community flu shot program. Clinics are being held at dozens of locations throughout the hospital district’s service area, now through January 16, 2015. Palomar Health nurses are providing the influenza vaccine by injection to […]

Two UC San Diego Scientists Honored For Schizophrenia Research

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LA JOLLA–Two professors of psychiatry at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been honored by the New York City-based Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for their work studying the genetics, dysfunction and treatment of schizophrenia, a chronic and severe brain disorder affecting roughly 1 percent of the general population or approximately 3 […]

American Council On Exercise Launches Ash Hayes Scholarship

SAN DIEGO–According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American society has become characterized by environments that promote increased consumption of less healthy food and physical inactivity, resulting in an obesity rate among youth that has tripled in the past 30 years. In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and the need […]

Local Bars And Restaurants Urge Pregnant Women Not To Drink

Coasters like the one above will be distributed with information for women about the dangers of drinking while pregnant or trying to conceive.

LA JOLLA–All things in moderation, the saying goes, but if you are a pregnant woman no amount of alcohol is known to be safe for the developing baby. “When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol so does her baby,” said Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, chief of the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology in the Department of […]

Enzyme Controlling Metastasis Of Breast Cancer Identified

LA JOLLA–Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that controls the spread of breast cancer.  The findings, reported in the current issue of PNAS, offer hope for the leading cause of breast cancer mortality worldwide. An estimated 40,000 women in America will die of breast cancer in 2014, […]

New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone To Sleep Problems

Toronto, ONTARIO–(Newswise)–As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. Now, a study led by researchers at Beth […]

Losing Weight Lowers Health Care Costs For Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

(Newswise)–Overweight individuals with diabetes who lose weight by dieting and increasing their physical activity can reduce their health care costs by an average of more than $500 per year, according to a new study. “Lifestyle interventions promoting weight loss and physical activity are recommended for overweight and obese people with Type 2 diabetes to improve […]