Imperial Valley News
Boulder, Colorado - A new study finds no evidence of a widespread surge in total, violent or property crime in large U.S. cities in the aftermath of the highly publicized police shooting of Michael Brown. But the research does show the overall rate of robberies across the country has increased, as has the murder rate in certain cities.
Seattle, Washington - People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity - dubbed “pushback” by University of Washington Information School researchers - is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has found.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Does the city you live in have a lot of different banks but they all seem to have high fees and offer low interest rates for savings? Those banks might have more in common than you think.
Notre Dame, Indiana - When Pope Francis travels to Mexico February 12-17, he will visit six cities - including two in the state of Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest state - and will celebrate a Mass in Ciudad Juárez across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. The first pope from Latin America, where 40 percent of the world’s Catholics live, he will be touring the country that’s home to the second largest Catholic population in the world.
Dallas, Texas - Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg, as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in older people who don’t have chronic kidney disease or diabetes, could put this population at greater stroke risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Atlanta, Georgia - A pilot study finds that using smartphone reminders to prompt people to get moving may help reduce sedentary behavior. The study was supported by the American Cancer Society, with technical expertise provided by the e-Health Technology Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. It appears in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.