June 5, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)-- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- Think Internet Data Mining Goes Too Far? Then You Won't Like This (NPR)
- Teleportation is real – and here’s why it matters (Time)
- Your car is a giant computer—and it can be hacked (CNN)
- In a first, test of DNA yields root of illness (New York Times)
- Pollution tie to irregular heartbeat (BBC)
- Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children (NPR)
- The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus (NPR)
- If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop (NPR)
- Teens With Chronic Disease Get Help From Mobile Phones (KPBS)
- Three-person babies 'in two years' (BBC)
- Measles Hits 20-Year High In U.S. (NPR)
- Autism linked to 'male hormones' (BBC)
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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Devices that scan your brain and read your emotions are no longer sci-fi. Researchers say the technology could threaten privacy by revealing things like your sexual orientation or political leanings.
It ain't the stuff of Star Trek, but quantum physics can make it possible to do things that mystified even Einstein.
Imagine driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour, when suddenly the wheel turns hard right. You crash. And it was because someone hacked your car. It's not far-fetched science fiction. It's the near-term future today's hackers are warning about.
In a first, test of DNA yields root of illness (New York Times)
Joshua Osborn, 14, lay in a coma at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. For weeks his brain had been swelling with fluid, and a battery of tests had failed to reveal the cause.
Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.
Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.
Since the deadly MERS virus was detected two years ago, scientists have struggled to figure out how people catch it. A new study confirms that camels are a key source.
Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.
Mobile phones can help teens do a better job of managing chronic diseases, according to a new study from UC San Diego.
Scientists will be ready to create babies from three people in around two years, if it is made legal, a review says.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that measles outbreaks in the United States are now at a 20-year high, with 288 cases reported in the first five months of 2014.
Exposure to high levels of "male" hormones in the womb increases the chance of a baby boy developing autism, according to researchers.