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San Diego Scientists Find Zika May Infect Adult Brains Too

San Diego Scientists Find Zika May Infect Adult Brains Too

Aug. 18
By David Wagner

For anyone who's seen the images of babies born with shrunken heads, the Zika virus' devastating toll on the brains of newborns is well-known. But now, local scientists are discovering that the virus could also be affecting the brains of adults.

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Aug. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Thousands of refugees and immigrants were genitally mutilated as young girls in their home countries. Years later, they can suffer life-threatening medical complications.

State Bill Would Have Established Toll-Free Line For Aid-In-Dying Law

State Bill Would Have Established Toll-Free Line For Aid-In-Dying Law

Aug. 17
By Kenny Goldberg

A bill in the California State Senate would create a toll-free information line for the End of Life Options Act.

Lofty Plans To House San Diego’s Homeless Gaining Traction, Officia...

Lofty Plans To House San Diego’s Homeless Gaining Traction, Officials Say

Aug. 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The city of San Diego aims to house 1,000 homeless veterans by March 2017, while the county is working to house 1,250 homeless individuals with severe mental illness in the next three years.

San Diego No Exception For LGBT Youth Homelessness Risks

San Diego No Exception For LGBT Youth Homelessness Risks

Aug. 17
By Andrew Bowen

In an effort to address that problem, the LGBT Community Center opened up the Sunburst Youth Housing Project in 2006.

San Diego Writer Shares Terminally Ill Sister's 'Rebirth Party'

San Diego Writer Shares Terminally Ill Sister's 'Rebirth Party'

Aug. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

"You are all very brave for sending me off on my journey," Betsy wrote in an email to her guests. "There are no rules. Wear what you want, speak your mind, dance, hop, chant, sing, pray, but do not cry in front of me. OK, one rule.”

California Falls Short In New Report On States' Cancer-Fighting Policies

Aug. 11
By Kenny Goldberg

California misses the mark when it comes to preventing and reducing pain and suffering from cancer, according to a new report.

West Nile Virus Looms Large In San Diego

West Nile Virus Looms Large In San Diego

Aug. 10
By Kenny Goldberg

While Zika has prompted widespread concern, West Nile virus poses a more imminent threat in the county.

San Diego Researchers Offer Insight Into What Makes Humans Social

San Diego Researchers Offer Insight Into What Makes Humans Social

Aug. 10
By City News Service

Possible new insights into the underlying neurobiology of human social behavior came to light as UC San Diego researchers studied Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes hyper sociability.

Carlsbad Psychologist Helps BMX Rider Get Ready For Olympics

Carlsbad Psychologist Helps BMX Rider Get Ready For Olympics

Aug. 10
By Claire Trageser

Most athletes competing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been training their bodies for years. But for some, training their minds is just as important. That's the case for BMX rider Brooke Crain of Visalia.