HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

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May 30, 2013 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights brings you cutting edge news each week that could impact your health and our future.

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Can Wi-Fi signals stunt plant growth? (ABC News)

A Danish science experiment by a group of 9th-graders has gained worldwide interest and may have us rethinking the proliferation of wireless devices  in our homes.

 

How do you get the best mobile health aps? (Gigaom)

To help patients find the mobile health apps physicians actually deem useful, online community HealthTap is launching a health app directory featuring recommendations and reviews from doctors.

 

Israeli cell phone company to pay damages to cancer patient (Local Supporting Locals)

Over the past two weeks, there have been two interesting court cases regarding the health effects of electromagnetic frequencies (EMF).  Although these cases aren’t as precedent setting as the Italian court case that affirmed tumor risk from long-term use of a cell phone, they are raising awareness of EMF as a health concern.

 

Aimee Copeland gets new hi-tech prosthetic hands (New York Daily News)

Georgia grad student Aimee Copeland, 25, who lost both arms at the elbow to necrotizing fasciitis, has been fitted with $100,000 artificial hands made by Touch Bionics.