San Diego, California - Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall.

San Diego, California - Scientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have shown that by encapsulating immature pancreatic cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESC), and implanting them under the skin of diabetic mouse models, sufficient insulin is produced to maintain glucose levels without unwanted potential trade-offs of the technology.

Dallas, Texas - Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Washington, DC - The architecture of the autistic brain is speckled with patches of abnormal neurons, according to research partially funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on March 27, 2014, this study suggests that brain irregularities in children with autism can be traced back to prenatal development.

Rochester, Minnesota - When menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, are at their peak, you can take steps to find relief.

San Diego, California (NAPSI) - While global lung cancer rates are going down, the condition is still the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

San Diego, California (NAPSI) - You may be able to save yourself and your loved ones from having to make a difficult decision at a terrible time.