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January 24, 2019 (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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The cause of Alzheimer’s could be coming from inside your mouth, study claims (Science Alert)

In recent years, a growing number of scientific studies have backed an alarming hypothesis: Alzheimer's disease isn't just a disease, it's an infection. …Now, scientists are saying they've got one of the most definitive leads yet for a bacterial culprit behind Alzheimer's, and it comes from a somewhat unexpected quarter: gum disease.

New Medical Device May Eliminate Need for Some Knee Replacement Surgery   (Healthline)

Surgeons say the Calypso device can help relieve pain for people with osteoarthritis in their inner knee region.


How do you bring wildlife back to the city? (BBC)

Urban rewilding projects are tempting nature back into our cities, from creating city butterfly meadows to building unlikely homes for deadly birds of prey.

How anonymous tweets helped ignite a national controversy over MAGA-hat teens (Washington Post)

Twitter suspended one of the main accounts behind the viral video, raising more questions about the integrity of social media platforms.

Family says hacked Nest camera warned them of North Korean missile attack (Washington Post)

The hack may have been the result of a compromised password.