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November 7, 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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Scientists Solve 50-Year-Old Mystery About Breakbone Fever (NPR)

For decades, scientists have noticed something particular about a mosquito-borne virus: The second infection can cause your blood vessels to leak, like with Ebola. Now scientists think they know why.

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy (BBC)

Trials suggest the trillions of micro-organisms living in us alter immunotherapy's effectiveness.

Surrogate mother of 'twins' finds one is hers (BBC)

Jessica Allen became pregnant with her own child while she was carrying another baby as a surrogate.


Broadcom Offers Qualcomm $130 Billion In Takeover Bid (KPBS)

The electronics company Broadcom Ltd. offered San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. about $130 billion Monday in an unsolicited takeover bid, Broadcom president and CEO Hock Tan said, and Qualcomm said it would think about it.

Russian Interference Campaign Was Broader Than First Known, Big Tech Tells Hill (NPR)

The total number of users across those platforms who may have seen content created by Russian operatives leading up to the election is now estimated at more than 100 million, according to lawyers for the companies.

Russian hacker groups targeted email accounts around the world (CS Monitor)

New evidence shows Russian interference in global affairs is broader than previously thought. Russian opposition, US officials, and political campaigns have all been targeted over the past several years. 

Russian ads, now publicly released, show sophistication of influence campaign (Washington Post)

Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote Republican Donald Trump, denigrate Democrat Hillary Clinton and divide Americans over some of the nation’s most sensitive social issues.