Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorder during that time was nearly as large. Past year marijuana use rose from 4.1 percent to 9.5 percent of the U.S. adult population, while the prevalence of marijuana use disorder rose from 1.5 percent to 2.9 percent, according to national surveys conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health has partnered with London-based Wellcome Trust to launch a global science competition for new products or services to advance “open science,” a movement to make scientific research data broadly accessible to the public. Up to six teams of technology experts and researchers stand to win $80,000 each to develop their ideas into a prototype or to advance an existing early stage prototype.
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at a dinner in honor of Indonesian President Joko Widodo hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at 7:00 p.m. on October 26, 2015, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
Global Leaders to Urge ‘Global Commitments, Local Actions’ at 4th International Conference on Family Planning
- Written by Marianne Amoss
Nusa Dua, Indonesia - Global leaders including Indonesian President Joko Widodo, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates are scheduled to highlight the need for global collaboration and local action to improve family planning access worldwide at the fourth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP).
- Written by Stephen Kopecky, M.D.
Rochester, Minnesota - Eating well and staying active are two good ways to help control blood pressure. But there are more steps you can take that can make a difference and could eliminate your need for blood pressure medication.
- Written by Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.
Scottsdale, Arizona - Ovarian cancer occurs at higher than expected rates in women with endometriosis, but the overall lifetime risk is low to begin with. Some studies suggest that endometriosis increases that risk, but it's still relatively low. Although rare, another type of cancer - endometriosis-associated adenocarcinoma - can develop later in life in women who have had endometriosis.
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