Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), which begins operations today, October 16. We congratulate Haiti for its progress in achieving greater security and stability and recognize the conclusion of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) on October 15. We commend MINUSTAH for the contributions toward strengthening state institutions key to advancing Haiti’s long-term security, democratic development, and economic growth.
NIH partners with 11 leading biopharmaceutical companies to accelerate the development of new cancer immunotherapy strategies
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health and 11 leading biopharmaceutical companies launched the Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies (PACT), a five-year public-private research collaboration totaling $215 million as part of the Cancer Moonshot. PACT will initially focus on efforts to identify, develop and validate robust biomarkers - standardized biological markers of disease and treatment response - to advance new immunotherapy treatments that harness the immune system to attack cancer. The partnership will be managed by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), with the Food and Drug Administration serving in an advisory role.
Washington, DC - Women who have had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce or even eliminate their risk for cardiovascular disease by following a healthy lifestyle in the years after giving birth, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study II (link is external), following health habits and medical history of more than 90,000 women from before pregnancy through middle age and the early senior years.
Washington, DC - The protocol used by the majority of WiFi connections is vulnerable, allowing traffic to be exposed.
WiFi connections aren’t safe. This isn’t a new statement, it’s advice security experts have given for years, and now as a result of Belgian researchers, it’s more true than ever. Mathy Vanhoef of Belgian university KU Leuven published a report on Monday detailing a flaw in the WPA2 protocol.
Rome, Italy - Pope Francis called for governments around the world to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice, arguing that assuring food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts. He made the call at the global ceremony to mark World Food Day, held at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters. This year's theme focuses on addressing migration through investing in food security and rural development.
U.S. District Court Imposes $40 Million Judgment Against Weight-Loss Supplement Marketers for Order Violations
Atlanta, Georgia - A federal district judge in Atlanta has issued an order finding several defendants, including repeat offender Jared Wheat, in contempt for violating previous court orders related to the sale of weight-loss dietary supplements. The order imposes a more than $40 million judgment against the defendants, part or all of which the Federal Trade Commission may use to provide refunds to deceived consumers who bought the products.