In Old Age, Lack Of Emotion And Interest May Signal Your Brain Is Shrinking

(Newswise)–Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion. “Just as signs of memory loss may signal […]

Young Athletes From Higher Income Families More Likely To Suffer Serious Overuse Injuries

(Newswise)–A Loyola University Medical Center study is reporting for the first time a link between overuse injury rates in young athletes and their socioeconomic status. The rate of serious overuse injuries in athletes who come from families that can afford private insurance is 68 percent higher than the rate in lower-income athletes who are on […]

Local Doctors Volunteer To Give Hope To 29 Uninsured San Diegans

SAN DIEGO–Veronica Renteria has been living with painful infected tonsils for 26 years. This Saturday, she and 28 other San Diegans suffering with pain, injury, and other debilitating conditions will receive life-changing medical treatment for free. Thanks to Super Saturday Surgery Day, a twice-annual event provided by the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation and […]

Want Spring Allergy Relief? Avoid Stress

Arlington Heights, Ill–(Newswise)–Stress doesn’t cause allergies, but easing your mind might mean less allergy flare-ups this spring. According to a study published in the April issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of theAmerican College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergy sufferers with persistent stress experience more allergy flares. “Stress can cause several […]

Precise Reason For The Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate: Mystery Solved


DALLAS–(Newswise)–The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery –– until now. Researchers reported here today that certain bacteria in the stomach gobble the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart. Their findings were unveiled at the 247th […]

Five New Pertussis Cases Reported


SAN DIEGO–Five new cases of pertussis where others in the county may have been exposed to the disease have been reported to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. “Pertussis continues to infect infants and children throughout San Diego County and it is important that they, as well as their caretakers and household […]

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Among Children In The U.S. On The Rise

CHICAGO–(Newswise)–Infections caused by a specific type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in U.S. children, according to new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. While still rare, the bacteria are increasingly found in children of all ages, especially those 1-5 years old, raising concerns about dwindling treatment options. “Some infections […]

NYC Plastic Surgeon Launches e-Book On Ethnic Rhinoplasty

NEW YORK–(PRNewswire)–Top New York City Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj has released an e-Book titled, African-American and Ethnic Rhinoplasty, for both consumers and healthcare professionals interested in Ethnic Rhinoplasty. The book, officially available for sale on Amazon Kindle is intended to fill a void of missing information available to minority consumers seeking Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a “nose job”.  […]

Brain Mapping Confirms Patients With Schizophrenia Have Impaired Ability To Imitate

Illustration of the mirror neuron system in the human brain which has been implicated in the impaired imitation ability of many patients with schizophrenia.

(Newswise)–According to George Bernard Shaw, “Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” According to psychologists, imitation is something that we all do whenever we learn a new skill, whether it is dancing or how to behave in specific social situations. Now, the results of a brain-mapping […]

El Cajon Veterans Commission To Present Suicide Prevention Seminar

EL CAJON–The City of El Cajon Veterans’ Commission is joining forces with Team AMVETS in presenting a Suicide Prevention Seminar on March 18, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Renette Recreation Center, 935 Emerald Avenue. Team AMVETS members across the state of California have been spearheading the effort to reach out to veterans and […]