March 13, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.
- Biggest Vaping Study Ever Links E-Cigs With Heart Attacks and Depression (Fortune)
- Boy never vaccinated racked up $800G in medical bills after tetanus required 57-day hospital stay: CDC (Fox News)
- A Gulp of Genetically Modified Bacteria Might Someday Treat a Range of Illnesses (NPR)
- Facebook’s data deals are under criminal investigation (New York Times)
- ICE is tapping into a huge license-plate database, ACLU says, raising new privacy concerns about surveillance (Washington Post)
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Fortune - Tobacco smoking adults that use electronic cigarettes have a significantly higher chance of myocardial infarction (a heart attack), as well as coronary heart disease and depression, according to the largest-ever study conducted on the public health effects of what many people refer to as vaping.
A 6-year-old boy from Oregon, who never received any vaccines, spent nearly two months in a hospital, racking up more than $800,000 in medical bills after contracting tetanus from a cut on his forehead.
Researchers think genetically engineered versions of microbes that can live in humans could help treat some rare genetic disorders and perhaps help with Type 1 diabetes, cirrhosis and cancer.
Facebook’s data deals are under criminal investigation (New York Times)
A federal grand jury is looking at partnerships that gave major tech companies broad access to Faceobok users’ information.
Federal immigration agents have relied on a nationwide license-plate database to help find and investigate immigrants, according to new documents released by the ACLU.