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June 13, 2018 (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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Study shows troops at high risk for skin cancer (KPBS)

The paper published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology pulls together nine studies on various military populations, from recent samples — back to troops who served in World War II.

Resistance exercise linked to reduced depression syndromes (Reuters)

People who do resistance exercises like weight lifting and strength training may experience fewer depression symptoms, a research review suggests. The study team analyzed data from 33 clinical trials that randomly assigned a total of 947 adults to participate in resistance training programs and another 930 adults to be inactive.

Premature birth test being trialed (BBC)

Scientists are trialing a blood test that may predict whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. Preliminary results, published in the journal Science, suggest it is accurate in up to 80% of high-risk women.


AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner over Trump opposition (Reuters)

AT&T Inc won court approval on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion, rebuffing an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to block the deal and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers.

A Facebook bug changed the privacy setting to public for 14 million users who thought they were making private posts (Washington Post)

Facebook has another apology for you. The company on Thursday asked 14 million users to review posts made between May 18 and May 22. During that time, a bug in its system changed the settings on their accounts, so that people who thought they were making private updates may have made them public instead.

You’ll Soon Be Able to Manufacture Anything You Want and Governments Will Be Powerless to Stop It (Reason)

Power is shifting from the state to individuals and small groups courtesy of additive manufacturing—aka 3D printing—technology.