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June 20, 2013 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news each week that could impact your health and our future.

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Bacteria from slim people could help treat obesity, study finds (RawStory)

Experiments show microbes from thin or fat people’s intestines can cause mice to lose or gain weight.

Your Kitchen Spices Can Often Harbor Salmonella (NPR)

Spices may add more than flavor to your food: Some harbor dangerous bacteria. Contamination has caused big outbreaks in the United States, and the FDA is looking into how to reduce the risk.

How one scientist hacked another scientist's brain (CS Monitor)

Using already existing technology, University of Washington researchers have proved that it's possible to use one's thoughts to remotely control another person's body movements.

How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You (NPR)

 A New York design team has just produced an invisibility cloak for your cellphone. Pop it in and no government, no merchants, no friends, no one knows where your phone is.

The Case For Clearing More Arteries During Heart Attacks (NPR)

Preventive treatment of partially blocked arteries in patients suffering a particular kind of severe heart attack reduces future heart attacks, cardiac deaths and cases of recurrent chest pain by about two-thirds.

VIDEO: Vietnam's 'children of Agent Orange' (BBC)

Plastic surgeons from London are helping children with facial deformities caused by Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War

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