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May 3, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting-edge news that could impact your health and our future.



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Lower risk of heart attack in those with blood type O, study finds (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Having a non-O blood group is associated with a 9 percent higher risk of heart problems...

Some antibiotics significantly increase risk of miscarriages, big study finds (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Certain types of antibiotics significantly increase the odds of miscarriages, according to a new study that analyzed the health records of more than 182,000 pregnancies.

A Lazarus Patient and the Limits of a Lifesaving Stroke Procedure (NPR)

About 800,000 people have strokes each year in the U.S. Most are caused by clots that block blood to the brain. In some cases, doctors can remove the clot using a device that looks like a fishing net.


SpaceX rocket lifts off on first launch for U.S. military  (Reuters) 

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Monday, carrying the company's first satellite for the U.S. military, and breaking a 10-year monopoly held by a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

German project looks to home photovoltaic systems to help grid  (Reuters)

 Grid operator Tennet and solar panel maker Sonnen GmbH have launched a pilot project that will tap home photovoltaic (PV) systems to help iron out imbalances on Germany's power network.

NSA collected Americans' phone records despite law change: report (Reuters)

The U.S. National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans' phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on Tuesday by the top U.S. intelligence officer.