Symposium Brings National Speakers To Shed Light On Obesity Epidemic

SAN DIEGO–One would think a place like San Diego would have fit and active children, but the truth is 33.5% of children living in San Diego County are overweight and obese. Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) is a San Diego based non-profit organization fighting obesity. Since 1995, CHIP has become an established leader in innovative, […]

Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both May Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

MINNEAPOLIS–(Newswise)–There is growing evidence that sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and recovery from stroke, according to a recent literature review. The review is published in the August 3 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Based on the review, the authors recommend […]

Researchers ‘Solve’ Key Zika Virus Protein Structure

Ann Arbor, MI–(Newswise)–Researchers have revealed the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus that is thought to be involved in the virus’s reproduction and its interaction with a host’s immune system. The results provide scientists around the globe with new information about the NS1 protein’s role in Zika virus infections, and expands […]

New Surface Coatings For Food Facilities Hold Promise For Food Safety

CHICAGO–(Newswise)–One of the keys to preventing food-borne illness and food waste is making sure that the surfaces at production facilities remain free of contamination between scheduled cleanings. So researchers are investigating special new coatings that are more resistant to bacteria and other microbes than the food contact surfaces that are used now, according to a […]

Monkey Study Shows Zika Infection Prolonged In Pregnancy

(Newswise)–Madison, WI–University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers studying monkeys have shown that one infection with Zika virus protects against future infection, though pregnancy may drastically prolong the time the virus stays in the body. The researchers, led by UW–Madison pathology Professor David O’Connor, published a study today (June 28, 2016) in the journal Nature Communications describing their […]

Blocking Key Enzyme Halts Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms In Mice

(Newswise)–Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have gleaned two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson’s disease: that blocking an enzyme called c-Abl prevents the disease in specially bred mice, and that a chemical tag on a second protein may signal the disorder’s presence and progression. Their work, described online June 27 in The […]

Study Of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence And Suicide

Durham, N.C.–(Newswise)–People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health analysis. The study, released in the June issue of Health Affairs, looked at gun use, violent […]

Study: News Stories Often Wrongly Link Violence With Mental Illness

(Newswise)–Nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United States is directly related to mental illness. The findings, published in the June issue of Health Affairs, […]

Study Suggests Kids With Food-Triggered Eczema Are At Risk For Developing Life-Threatening Food Allergy

(Newswise)–Elimination of the food that triggers atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is associated with increased risk of developing immediate reactions to that food, according to the results of a large-scale study recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Immediate reactions to the culprit food range from hives to life-threatening anaphylaxis. “Our findings suggest […]

Do You Have Depression? 8 Warning Signs

SAN DIEGO–Everyone has ups and downs. Feeling sad or having “the blues” from time to time is normal. However, if those feelings won’t go away, they could be a sign you have depression. May is Mental Health Month and is observed in the United States as a way to raise awareness, educate communities and reduce […]