Imperial Valley News Center
Durham, North Carolina - Children with even mild or passing bouts of depression, anxiety and/or behavioral issues were more inclined to have serious problems that complicated their ability to lead successful lives as adults, according to research from Duke Medicine.
Los Angeles, California - The American Red Cross, together with Project Paradigm, announced 10,000 youth aged 7 to 18 have signed up for The Paradigm Challenge, a new contest launched by Project Paradigm that inspires youth to affect positive change in the world. The inaugural Paradigm Challenge seeks new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires America’s #1 disaster threat.
Washington, DC - The American Red Cross elected two new members to its National Board of Governors: Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Internet Services at Apple, and David A. Thomas, dean and William R. Berkley chair for the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
Health Groups Urge U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board Members to Withdraw if Chamber Doesn’t End Global Lobbying for Tobacco Industry
Washington, DC - Five leading U.S. public health organizations today called on members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors to withdraw from the Chamber unless it stops fighting measures to reduce tobacco use around the world.
Imperial, California - Previously identified associations between TV viewing and a less healthful diet may stem from exposure to advertisements of high calorie foods and ‘distracted eating’ rather than the activity of sitting itself, although sitting time remains an independent risk factor requiring public health focus.
Washington, DC - A study showed that scientists can wirelessly determine the path a mouse walks with a press of a button. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, created a remote controlled, next-generation tissue implant that allows neuroscientists to inject drugs and shine lights on neurons deep inside the brains of mice. The revolutionary device is described online in the journal Cell. Its development was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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