Imperial Valley News Center
Boston, Massachusetts - Latinos who worry about having enough food to eat (so-called food insecurity) report having a poorer diet and exhibit worse glycemic control than those who aren't worried about having sufficient food to survive, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Brio Neurostimulation System, an implantable deep brain stimulation device to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, a movement disorder that is one of the most common causes of tremors. The Brio Neurostimulation System can help some patients when medication alone may not provide adequate relief from symptoms such as walking difficulties, balance problems, and tremors.
Washington, DC - National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., today approved a federal report that lays out the long-term scientific vision for the NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library. This vision, presented at the 110th meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), calls for NIH to position the NLM as a unifying force in biomedicine that promotes and accelerates knowledge generation, dissemination and understanding in the United States and internationally.
Washington, DC - The United States is deeply concerned by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's travel to South Africa for the African Union summit.
Dallas, Texas - UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have gleaned a key cellular mechanism of how the body adjusts glucose levels, an important process that when abnormal can promote diabetes, cancer, and rare genetic diseases.
Governor Brown, Top United Nations Climate Change Official to Discuss Global Climate Threat in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California - With the clock ticking for national governments to reach a deal to reduce harmful emissions ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will welcome the United Nations’ top climate change official, Christiana Figueres, to Los Angeles tomorrow. They will join leading climate scientists to discuss the impacts of a changing climate and the need for swift, decisive action at every level.
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