HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

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April 17, 2014 (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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SCIENCE

Dutch unveil glow in the dark road (BBC)

Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project

First ‘Heartbleed’ hacker arrested (BBC)

A 19-year-old Canadian became the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

HEALTH

North Park Man First In San Diego To Have Telescope Implanted Into Eye (KPBS)

A miniature telescope implanted into the eye of an 85-year-old man suffering from macular degeneration was the first surgery of its kind in San Diego County, Sharp Healthcare reported Thursday.

*Colonoscopies vs. DNA signatures to diagnose colorectal polyps* (JPost)

 A clinical trial whose results were recently published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on a promising test called Cologuard, for benign polyps and colorectal cancer has aroused much excitement among patients and gastroenterologists

Hepatitis C trial a 'turning point' (BBC) -- A new treatment for hepatitis C cured 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, say scientists after studies in Europe and the US....