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San Diego Blood Bank Gets Record Number Of Donations At Comic-Con

San Diego Blood Bank Gets Record Number Of Donations At Comic-Con

July 24
By City News Service

More than 1,800 units of blood were collected during the four days of Comic-Con International, the San Diego Blood Bank announced Monday.

UC San Diego Awarded $5.8M For Cancer Therapy Research

UC San Diego Awarded $5.8M For Cancer Therapy Research

July 20
By City News Service

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine were awarded $5.8 million Thursday to develop an immunotherapy that would target certain cancer stem cells.

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.

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