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September 19, 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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Cancers ‘rising around the world’ (BBC)

There will be 18.1 million new cases of cancer and 9.6 million people will die with the disease this year worldwide, a report predicts.

Americans eating less meat: Johns Hopkins survey (NBC 7)

Two-thirds of respondents reported eating less meat – especially red and processed meat – over the past three years. Higher consumption of red and processed meats is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. Most of the respondents said they were cutting back on meat for health reasons or to save money.

Why 'BPA Free' May Not Mean a Plastic Product Is Safe (National Geographic)

 - ...the latest work adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests all is not safe in the world of BPA-free plastics.... When chemicals are removed from the market, they're often replaced by others that not only look similar—but act similarly in our bodies.

Seniors and low-dose aspirin (Jewish World Review)

A regimen of low-dose aspirin offers healthy, older people no benefit in staving off cardiovascular disease, dementia or disability and increases their risk of bleeding in the digestive tract and brain, according to a large study released Sunday.

Whole Fat Dairy: It Does a Body Good* (Reason)

Consuming whole fat dairy foods lowers mortality and cardiovascular risks, according to a new Lancet study.  The study followed the eating habits of more than 130,000 people for more than 9 years. It found that folks who consume higher levels of whole fat dairy products actually lowered their overall mortality and cardiovascular disease risks compared to those who consumed lower amounts or none.


The Moon Is Electric—Especially When It's Full (National Geographic)

 Fresh measurements of its flimsy atmosphere back up the idea that our lunar companion is surrounded by an electric shell, and that shell seems to gather power when Earth shields it from the fury of the sun during a full moon.

Record Breaking Magnetic Field 50 Million Times Stronger Than Earth’s Created by Scientists (Newsweek)

The magnetic field is the largest ever generated indoors and has major implications for the development of nuclear fusion.

R.I.P. Beetle: After 70 years, VW’s iconic car will officially die in 2019  (CNET)

 Final Edition models mark the end of the road for Volkswagen's Bug.


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