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How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Nov. 9
By Midday Edition
By Evening Edition
How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Amid the violent drug war in Mexico, that has led to the killing and disappearance of tens of thousand of people, justices opened the door to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Nov. 9
Promise Yee
Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Front line workers at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside protested outside a hospital fundraising dinner at a Carlsbad resort Saturday night. Contract negotiations have been at an impasse since the previous contract expired in April.

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San Diego Scientists Develop New Way Of Looking Deep Inside The Human Brain

June 23
By David Wagner

By zooming inside individual neurons from different brain regions, scientists found diversity in how different cells transcribe their DNA.

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Federal Panel Recommends Against Using FluMist

June 23
By Kenny Goldberg

An advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against using the nasal spray flu vaccine during the upcoming flu season.

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San Diego Takes Steps To Tax Recreational Pot Businesses

June 20
By City News Service

A City Council committee approved asking voters to put an 8 percent tax on gross receipts of businesses that would sell recreational marijuana if voters approve a statewide measure in November to legalize use of the drug.

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Marijuana Tax Proposed For San Diego

June 20
By Midday Edition

A proposal by San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey would tax local marijuana businesses at least 8 percent on gross receipts. Other California cities have imposed similar taxes in anticipation of a November ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

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San Diego Officials Issue Health Warnings Before Heat Wave

June 17
By City News Service

With a serious hot spell bearing down on the region, health-services officials advised San Diego-area residents to take some simple precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones from suffering any ill effects from the sweltering weather.

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San Diego State Lands $10 Million Public Health Award

June 16
By Kenny Goldbergand Michael Price, SDSU

The National Institutes of Health has given San Diego State University a $10 million grant to bolster its public health research.

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Imperial County Remains Divided Over Planned Parenthood Clinic

June 16
By Midday Edition
By Kenny Goldberg

One year after it opened, Imperial County's only Planned Parenthood clinic remains dogged by protesters and shunned by much of the religious community.

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Report Finds Sharing Prescription Painkillers Is Common Practice

June 15
By Kenny Goldberg

The sharing of prescription painkillers like Oxycontin is fairly common, according to a new study.

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San Diego Scientist Compares Obesity Drugs, Finds No 'Magic Bullets'

June 14
By David Wagner

Here's what UC San Diego's Siddharth Singh said: "The magnitude of weight loss across all these medicines was not very impressive."

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California Moves To Open Exchange To People In US Illegally

June 10
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a path to open the state's health care exchange to people who cannot prove they are legally in the country.

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