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March 25, 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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Can what you eat affect your mental health?  (USA Today)

New research links diet and the mind.

Mom invents harness to help disabled kids walk (ABC News)

An Israeli mom of a child with cerebral palsy has invented a walking harness that changes the way special-needs kids navigate the world.

Medical marijuana may ease some MS symptoms (CNN)

Medical marijuana might be the most effective complementary or alternative medicine to provide relief of symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released Monday.



Voracious root worms evolve to eat biotech corn engineered to kill it (

 One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

Could earth’s infrared emissions be a new renewable energy source? (Gizmag)

Could it one day be possible to generate electricity from the loss of heat from Earth to outer space? A group of Harvard engineers believe so and have theorized something of a reverse photovoltaic cell to do just this.

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea (NPR)

 Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish. 

I Can't Believe What I'm Seeing: A Springtime (Froggy) Miracle (NPR)

A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...