Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health will convene a Pathways to Prevention workshop to assess the available scientific evidence on the benefits of implementing a Total Worker Health (TWH) approach. TWH promotes bringing together the diversity of relevant programs, including occupational safety and health, worksite health, disability management, workers’ compensation, and human resource benefits. An impartial, independent panel will identify research gaps and future research priorities. The workshop will seek to clarify:
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Mutant forms of breast cancer factor 1 (BRCA1) are associated with breast and ovarian cancers but according to new findings, in the brain the normal BRCA1 gene product may also be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The results, published in Nature Communications, suggest that low levels of BRCA1 protein in the brain may contribute to dementia. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
- Written by Jill Rosen
Baltimore, Maryland - How much would someone with lung cancer pay for a lung cancer cure?
Probably quite a bit.
- Written by Timothy J. Moynihan, M.D.
Scottsdale, Arizona - Interest in using very high doses of vitamin C as a cancer treatment began when it was discovered that some properties of the vitamin may make it toxic to cancer cells. Initial studies in humans had promising results, but these studies were later found to be flawed.
- Written by WHO Report
Rochester, Minnesota - New World Health Organization (WHO) global estimates of foodborne diseases find 1 in 10 people now get sick from contaminated food each year, and children under 5 years of age are at high risk of death from the disease.
- Written by Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D.
Rochester, Minnesota - Coping with anxiety can be a challenge and often requires making lifestyle changes. There aren't any diet changes that can cure anxiety, but watching what you eat may help. Try these steps:
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