Imperial Valley News
Imperial, California - People who practiced yoga or took natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals) were more likely to do so for wellness reasons than to treat a specific health condition, according to analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Yoga users reported the most positive health benefits, compared to users of natural products and spinal manipulation.
Washington, DC - A new Spanish language publication, from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a component of the National Institutes of Health, aims to increase awareness of the benefits of pediatric palliative care among Hispanic families and caregivers. The brochure is part of NINR’s Palliative Care: Conversations Matter campaign.
Washington, DC - A National Institutes of Health study found that non-invasive brain stimulation decreased calorie consumption and increased weight loss in adults who are obese. The findings suggest a possible intervention for obesity, when combined with healthy eating and exercise.
Baltimore, Maryland - Diamonds may not be as rare as once believed, but this finding in a new Johns Hopkins University research report won’t mean deep discounts at local jewelry stores.
Orlando, Florida - New research shows that drinking one 16-ounce energy drink can increase blood pressure and stress hormone responses significantly. This raises the concern that these response changes could increase the risk of cardiovascular events, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015. The findings also are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
San Francisco, California - Cataracts are very common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20.5 million Americans age 40 and over have them. Cataracts slowly cloud your vision, and people struggling with them say it's like trying to look through a frosted-up window. Cataracts make it difficult to read or drive a car, especially at night.