San Diego, California - In Alzheimer’s disease, plaques of amyloid beta protein accumulate in the brain, damaging connections between neurons. Now, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have found that the enzyme Protein Kinase C (PKC) alpha is necessary for amyloid beta to damage neuronal connections. They also identified genetic variations that enhance PKC alpha activity in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

San Diego, California - UC San Diego Health has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its 2016 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The list is based on rankings and awards from reputable sources, such as Healthgrades, The Leapfrog Group, and U.S. News & World Report. The list honors 100 hospitals considered health care leaders in their region, state or the nation.

Asan, Guam - When Sailors come to work tired, with a fever, sneezing, coughing or otherwise visibly miserable, it's likely a shipmate will catch on to the fact they're ill and suggest a trip to medical.

Los Angeles, California - Worldwide, about 35 million people are living with HIV. The World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS plan to use an approach called “treatment as prevention” to eliminate the global pandemic, which the WHO says will have occurred when only one person out of 1,000 becomes infected each year.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) believes the FDA took a major step yesterday to promote and protect the nation's health by asserting its jurisdiction to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic (e-) cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and waterpipe tobacco. The regulation also authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to request the FDA to conduct regulatory reviews of all tobacco products that went on sale after February 15, 2007.

San Diego, California - Scripps Health will host free public celebrations throughout the month of June for local cancer survivors, families, friends and the community at large at each of its five hospital campuses across San Diego County, as part of Scripps’ 25th annual observance of National Cancer Survivors Day.

San Diego, California - Five students at the Sessions Elementary School in San Diego have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella) the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported Friday.