Imperial Valley News
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Following cancer prevention guidelines on diet and physical activity consistently reduced overall cancer incidence and mortality, according to results of a systematic review published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
California Insurance Commissioner Takes Right Approach to Protect State from Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana Mergers
Washington, DEC - California Insurance Commissioner Takes Right Approach to Protect State from Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana Mergers, Andrew W. Gurman, M.D. President, American Medical Association:
Washington, DC - Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health developed a clinical-grade stem cell line, which has the potential to accelerate the advance of new medical applications and cell-based therapies for millions of people suffering from such ailments as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, diabetes, and muscular dystrophy.
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health has selected 52 innovative, research-oriented students for the 2016-2017 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). A year-long residential program, the MRSP introduces medical, dental and veterinary students to cutting-edge research, and is part of NIH's goal of training the next generation of clinician-scientists and biomedical researchers.
Washington, DC - Americans spent $30.2 billion - $28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children - out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a nationwide survey. These approaches include a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products such as herbal supplements, meditation, chiropractic, and yoga. This amount represents 9.2 percent of all out-of-pocket spending by Americans on health care and 1.1 percent of total health care spending.
Baltimore, Maryland - A study of 430 hospitals in the developing world found that more than one-third lacked running water, a deficiency that can lead to unsanitary conditions for patients in general and dangerous conditions for those who need surgery.