After a very personal encounter with sudden cardiac arrest, Bird Rock Elementary and Muirlands Middle School parent Christine Johnson came before the Feb. 4 Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting, to explain the importance of the life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
La Jolla-based cystic fibrosis survivor, Lindsay Shipp, excelled during the half marathon portion of this year’s Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half on Jan. 19, as one of the “Heroes of the Marathon.”
Though not a substantial threat, effects of Japanese nuclear disaster worth monitoring.
We’ve all heard them. Your co-worker or classmate, sniffling and hacking up a storm. You ask, partly out of genuine concern, if maybe she (let’s say) shouldn’t be taking the day off. She turns puffy red eyes to you and croaks: “I’m not contagious.”
Feb 3, 2014 | Posted in Health & Science
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The number of Americans who puff cigarettes is steadily shrinking, from a high of 45 percent in the mid-1950s to just 18 percent of adults in 2012. It’s a big reason why the overall cancer mortality rate is also in decline. That’s the good news. The bad news is the rising popularity of two alternatives — electronic cigarettes and hookahs — both of which may be just as bad for users’ health, and ultimately lead to smoking tobacco cigarettes.
Barack Obama has named 102 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Two scientists affiliated with UC San Diego are included on that list: Dr. Quyen Nguyen and Dr. Brian Head.
Pertussis activity in the region remains high with 26 new cases confirmed last week, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting.
People used to complain to the late great scientist of the cosmos, Carl Sagan, that they did not like astronomy because it was scary and made them feel small and insignificant in comparison with the grandeur of the universe.
Why do cancers recur when therapeutic evidence suggests they’ve been wiped out? The answer lies in a type of cancer cell with the powerful characteristic of normal stem cells – the ability to self-renew or regenerate.
Birch’s kelp forest, which mimics Southern California’s diverse marine ecosystem, will be closed from Jan. 6 to Feb. 8.