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April 30, 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

You Love The Cloud, But It May Not Be As Secure As You Think (NPR)

People are storing more and more stuff online: photos, music, personal documents — even books. The business of cloud storage is growing 30 percent a year, Forrester Research says. But if you're storing your digital belongings in the cloud, you should know you're giving up some rights.

How a lab accident could revolutionize energy storage  (CS Monitor)

A happy accident four years ago has led nanotechnology researchers to develop a cheap, simple way of making ultracapacitors, which store large amounts of energy in compact spaces.

Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed (NPR)

Google, Intel, Facebook and many other tech giants are pooling their money together — for the first time — to fix a glaring hole in cybersecurity. They're launching a multimillion-dollar fund — the code that anyone can use for free, and that often gets overused and underprotected.

HEALTH

Scientists reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s (France 24)

Spanish scientists have for the first time used gene therapy to reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's, an advance that could lead to new drugs to treat the disease, they said Wednesday.

A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

(NPR) — Measles cases in the United States have spiked in the past four months, driven mostly by people traveling from the Philippines, which is in the midst of an explosive outbreak of the highly contagious virus.

Mom's Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby's Genes  (NPR)

 Nutritional deficiencies right at the time of conception can alter a baby's genes permanently, scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine report Tuesday. / The study, published in Nature Communications, is the first to show that an environmental factor during the first few days of development can change DNA long term….

Saudi Mers death toll passes 100

The health ministry said another eight deaths occurred on Sunday, taking the toll to 102.

Obamacare deals blow to one-doctor medicine  (U-T)

Despite the predictions of fortune tellers in politics and think tanks, we won’t know for years whether the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, will ultimately leave people sicker or healthier, richer or poorer. \ Yet already the law is speeding the demise of an American small-business institution; the one-doctor medical practice.