Tag: San Diego

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said. Edmond A. Aruffo, 45, who […]

Top US navy intelligence officers suspended as bribery scandal widens / Vice-Admiral, and Rear Admiral now cut off from access to classified material

Vice-Admiral Ted Branch and Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless have also been cut off from access to classified material  Reuters in Washington theguardian.com,  Friday 8 November 2013 23.33 EST Michael Misiewicz, the first officer charged. Photograph: Heng Sinith/AP Two of the US navy’s top intelligence officials had their access […]

Feds: Navy Secrets Bought With Hookers, Gaga Tix

SAN DIEGO November 4, 2013 (AP) By JULIE WATSON Associated Press Nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years. But prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections […]

Are Santa’s Visits Legal?

  by Jill  Harness – December 25, 2012 – 9:30 AM   Sometime between when you went to bed last night and when the sun came up  this morning, a fat man in a red suit shimmied down your chimney to leave  presents (or, if you were naughty, […]

Statins may worsen symptoms in some cardiac patients: those with diastolic heart failure (DHF) experienced the opposite effect, including increased dyspnea, fatigue, and decreased exercise tolerance.

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jennifer Stawarz jstawarz@chestnet.org 847-498-8306 American College of Chest Physicians Although statins are widely used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular disorders, new research shows that the class of drugs may actually have negative effects on some cardiac patients. A new […]

High fructose corn syrup: A recipe for hypertension

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Shari Leventhal sleventhal@asn-online.org 202-558-8423 American Society of Nephrology Elevated dietary fructose linked to high blood pressure A diet high in fructose increases the risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s […]

Make-up ‘triggers early menopause’: Warning on chemicals in cosmetics and hairspray that can cause to stop more than two years early

A group of chemicals  known as pthalates are already thought to  raise the risk of cancer, diabetes and obesity Researchers at Washington  University, Missouri, believe they may also cause early menopause Chemicals are found in plastics, cosmetics,  household products and food packaging By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED:18:06 EST, 23  […]

New study shows that a cough medicine ingredient could effectively treat prostate cancer: noscapine reduced tumor growth in mice by 60% and limited the spread of tumors by 65%

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Dr. Israel Barken drbarken@pcref.org 619-461-8181 MedInsight Research Institute Baltimore, MD — A study published today in the December issue of the European medical journal Anticancer Research demonstrates that an ingredient used in a common cough suppressant may be useful in treating advanced […]

Down’s symptoms may be treatable in the womb

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Claire Bowles claire.bowles@newscientist.com 44-207-611-1210 New Scientist A PREGNANT woman who knows her unborn child has Down’s syndrome might one day be able to prevent some symptoms before giving birth. That at least is the hope raised by experiments in mice. When fetal […]

No significant influenza (FLU) vaccine effectiveness could be demonstrated for any season, age or setting after adjusting for county, sex, insurance, chronic conditions recommended for influenza vaccination and timing of influenza vaccination

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Heather Hare 585-273-2840 JAMA and Archives Journals Use of the influenza vaccine was not associated with preventing hospitalizations or reducing physician visits for the flu in children age 5 and younger during two recent seasons, perhaps because the strains of virus in […]

Ingredient found in green tea significantly inhibits breast cancer growth in female mice: EGCG decreases in TCSA (66%), tumor weight (68%) 5 weeks

Repost from 2008 Contact: Donna Krupa dkrupa@the-aps.org 703-967-2751 American Physiological Society SAN DIEGO, CA — Green tea is high in the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin-3- gallate) which helps prevent the body’s cells from becoming damaged and prematurely aged. Studies have suggested that the combination of green tea and EGCG […]

Compound in human milk associated with reduced transmission from HIV-infected mother to breastfed infant ( human milk oligosaccharides )

Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Breastfeeding may protect infants from HIV transmission An international team of researchers has found that certain bioactive components found in human milk are associated with a reduced risk of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to […]