Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Use of cigarettes, alcohol, and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens has declined since 2013 while marijuana use rates were stable, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). However, use of e-cigarettes, measured in the report for the first time, is high.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "President Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba will advance United States’ interests and those of the Cuban people. The 11 million people of this island nation have waited far too long - over half a century - to fulfill their democratic aspirations and build closer ties with the rest of the world in the 21st century. Our new U.S. policy on Cuba reflects the reality that past policies - although well-intentioned - no longer suit today’s situation.
National trial first to focus on long-term complications associated with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension
Dallas, Texas - UT Southwestern Medical Center - in collaboration with Parkland Health & Hospital System, Texas Health Resources, VA North Texas Health Care System, and ProHealth Physicians, Inc. of Connecticut - will lead the first National Institutes of Health-funded, multicenter, clinical trial to address interventions for patients with multiple chronic conditions centered around kidney disease.
Dallas, Texas - UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target.
Rochester, Minnesota - Having prediabetes does not automatically mean you will go on to develop diabetes. But it is a warning sign. If you do not make any changes, then the risk is high that prediabetes may eventually progress to diabetes. But taking certain steps, such as improving your diet and exercising regularly, can often make a big difference.
Imperial, California - Proponents of oil of oregano claim it can treat a variety of illnesses, including sinus disorders. Like many spices, oregano does have some antibacterial and antifungal properties - making it at least plausible that it might help or prevent some sinus problems caused by bacteria and fungi.