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San Diego Researchers Studying Gene-Editing To Control Mosquito-Bor...

San Diego Researchers Studying Gene-Editing To Control Mosquito-Borne Diseases

July 19
By City News Service

A group of UC San Diego scientists will take part in a $14.9 million study to see if advanced gene-editing technologies can be used to control disease-carrying mosquitoes, the school announced on Wednesday.

SDSU Study Reveals Hookah Chemical Linked To Cancer, Heart Disease

SDSU Study Reveals Hookah Chemical Linked To Cancer, Heart Disease

July 17
By City News Service

Burning hookah tobacco creates a byproduct that's believed to cause lung cancer and heart disease, according to a San Diego State University study released today.

Study of Brain Circuits Finds Links To Depression Symptoms

Study of Brain Circuits Finds Links To Depression Symptoms

July 17
By City News Service

Scientists at UC San Diego announced Monday that they linked specific wiring in the brain to behavioral symptoms of depression.

Medicare Boosts Incentives To Promote Weight Loss, Prevent Diabetes

Medicare Boosts Incentives To Promote Weight Loss, Prevent Diabetes

July 17
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

To prevent overweight Medicare recipients with prediabetes from progressing to full blown diabetes, federal officials have proposed a significant funding boost for health care providers and others that offers a new program aimed at helping people lose weight, a proven strategy to thwart the disease.

Fifth Person Dies Of Hepatitis A In San Diego

Fifth Person Dies Of Hepatitis A In San Diego

July 12
By City News Service

The outbreak now totals 228 cases and required the hospitalization of 161 of those sickened, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency.

Group Advocating For Creation Of 'Trauma-Informed' Legislation In S...

Group Advocating For Creation Of 'Trauma-Informed' Legislation In Sacramento

July 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Could state policies be improved by a greater understanding of the lingering effects of childhood trauma?

Measures Targeting Prescription Drug Prices Still Alive In Californ...

Measures Targeting Prescription Drug Prices Still Alive In California Legislature

July 7
By Kenny Goldberg

A key committee in the state Senate has approved a package of three measures targeting prescription drug costs. Two other bills with the same purpose are also under consideration.

Statewide Testing Reveals Canned Foods From Ethnic Markets May Be R...

Statewide Testing Reveals Canned Foods From Ethnic Markets May Be Risky

July 6
By Kenny Goldberg

A consumer watchdog group said a high percentage of canned foods sold in Asian specialty stores contain the chemical BPA.

Should Psychiatrists Be Allowed To Publicly Analyze Donald Trump’s ...

Should Psychiatrists Be Allowed To Publicly Analyze Donald Trump’s Sanity?

July 6
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

It’s no secret Donald Trump is an unusual president, one whose late night tweets, comments and vitriol have prompted some to question his sanity.

Calif. Aid-In-Dying Law Helps 111 Patients End Lives In First Six M...

Calif. Aid-In-Dying Law Helps 111 Patients End Lives In First Six Months

July 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In the first six months since California's aid-in-dying law went into effect, 111 terminally ill patients ended their lives with prescription medication, according to a report from state health officials last month.

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