Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by American Cancer Society
Imperial, California - While there has been substantial progress in some cancer control efforts in the past several decades, like reductions in smoking and increased utilization of cancer screening, progress in some areas is lagging, according to a new report.
- Written by APA
Washington, DC - Searching the Internet for information may make people feel smarter than they actually are, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
- Written by NIAAA
Washington, DC - Adolescent binge drinking can disrupt gene regulation and brain development in ways that promote anxiety and excessive drinking behaviors that can persist into adulthood, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. A report of the study, conducted in animals by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, appears online in the journal Neurobiology of Disease.
- Written by NCATS
Washington, DC - Scientists have found that a compound originally developed as a cancer therapy potentially could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The team demonstrated that the drug, saracatinib, restores memory loss and reverses brain problems in mouse models of Alzheimer’s, and now the researchers are testing saracatinib’s effectiveness in humans. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health as part of an innovative crowdsourcing initiative to repurpose experimental drugs.
Simpler Antibiotic Treatment Options Could Help Millions of Infants Who Lack Access to Hospital Care
- Written by Brandon Howard
Baltimore, Maryland - Giving fewer antibiotic injections to young infants in the developing world with severe infections such as pneumonia and sepsis is just as safe and effective as the standard course of twice daily injections over the course of a week, according to new Johns Hopkins School of Public Health research conducted in Bangladesh.
- Written by Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.
Imperial, California - Whole grains are important for everyone. They're naturally high in fiber, low in fat and filling to eat. And, when eaten regularly, whole grains help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
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