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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Young people told - become a care worker
The government wants young people to work in the care sector as care workers and therapists.

Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says
Research suggests screening for 35 to 39-year-olds with a family history can reveal the disease early.

Moved by CNN investigation, Georgia lawmaker proposes storing rape kits for a...
Inspired by a CNN investigation that revealed law enforcement agencies nationwide improperly destroyed rape kits, a Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing that from happening in his state.

To our kids, after tragedy: 'People are good, not bad'
Every mass shooting, act of terrorism and hate crime I read/watch/hear about in the news chips away a piece of my heart and makes me want to pull my daughters close, as if my hugs can protect them. But ultimately, none of these tragedies reduces my faith in humanity.

Avoid these 'ultraprocessed' foods and you might live longer
A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, "ultraprocessed" foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all causes.

Eating 'ultraprocessed' foods accelerates your risk of early death, study says
The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat.


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They?ve Taken America?s Temperature ? and It?s Running High
Data from Kinsa, which makes internet-connected smart thermometers, indicates it?s a bad year for colds, but not the flu.

What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression
A government panel?s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can use the information.

Behavior at Age 6 May Predict Adult Income
Boys with high levels of inattention later earned an average of about $17,000 less a year, while prosocial behaviors predicted higher incomes.

Phys Ed: Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression
Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.

Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. ...
The task force of experts recommended at-risk women seek certain types of counseling, and it cited two specific programs that have been particularly effective.

Supplement Makers Touting Cures for Alzheimer?s and Other Diseases Get F.D.A....
The agency warned 12 dietary supplement companies to stop marketing such products for disease treatments, and called for tougher regulation of the $40 billon industry.

Personal Health: A New Treatment for a Painful Penis Curvature
Encouraging men to seek help for Peyronie?s disease, a condition that can make sex difficult.

?Object?: British Lawmaker Blocks Bill Against Female Genital Cutting
For the second time, Christopher Chope, a Conservative member of Parliament, opposed a measure that would offer girls at risk greater protections.


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They?ve Taken America?s Temperature ? and It?s Running High
Data from Kinsa, which makes internet-connected smart thermometers, indicates it?s a bad year for colds, but not the flu.

What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression
A government panel?s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can use the information.

Behavior at Age 6 May Predict Adult Income
Boys with high levels of inattention later earned an average of about $17,000 less a year, while prosocial behaviors predicted higher incomes.

Phys Ed: Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression
Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.

Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. ...
The task force of experts recommended at-risk women seek certain types of counseling, and it cited two specific programs that have been particularly effective.

Supplement Makers Touting Cures for Alzheimer?s and Other Diseases Get F.D.A....
The agency warned 12 dietary supplement companies to stop marketing such products for disease treatments, and called for tougher regulation of the $40 billon industry.

Personal Health: A New Treatment for a Painful Penis Curvature
Encouraging men to seek help for Peyronie?s disease, a condition that can make sex difficult.

?Object?: British Lawmaker Blocks Bill Against Female Genital Cutting
For the second time, Christopher Chope, a Conservative member of Parliament, opposed a measure that would offer girls at risk greater protections.

Overlooked no longer

Saving China's onager

A human postcatalytic spliceosome structure reveals essential roles of metazo...

During exon ligation, the Saccharomyces cerevisiae spliceosome recognizes the 3'-splice site (3'SS) of precursor messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) through non–Watson-Crick pairing with the 5'SS and the branch adenosine, in a conformation stabilized by Prp18 and Prp8. Here we present the 3.3-angstrom cryo–electron microscopy structure of a human postcatalytic spliceosome just after exon ligation. The 3'SS docks at the active site through conserved RNA interactions in the absence of Prp18. Unex...



Printed subthreshold organic transistors operating at high gain and ultralow ...

Overcoming the trade-offs among power consumption, fabrication cost, and signal amplification has been a long-standing issue for wearable electronics. We report a high-gain, fully inkjet-printed Schottky barrier organic thin-film transistor amplifier circuit. The transistor signal amplification efficiency is 38.2 siemens per ampere, which is near the theoretical thermionic limit, with an ultralow power consumption of <1 nanowatt. The use of a Schottky barrier for the source gave the transisto...



Photoelectrical imaging and coherent spin-state readout of single nitrogen-va...

Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond have become an important instrument for quantum sensing and quantum information science. However, the readout of NV spin state requires bulky optical setups, limiting fabrication of miniaturized compact devices for practical use. Here we realized photoelectrical detection of magnetic resonance as well as Rabi oscillations on a single-defect level. Furthermore, photoelectrical imaging of individual NV centers at room temperature was demonstrated, surpassin...



Chemically reversible isomerization of inorganic clusters

Structural transformations in molecules and solids have generally been studied in isolation, whereas intermediate systems have eluded characterization. We show that a pair of cadmium sulfide (CdS) cluster isomers provides an advantageous experimental platform to study isomerization in well-defined, atomically precise systems. The clusters coherently interconvert over an ~1–electron volt energy barrier with a 140–milli–electron volt shift in their excitonic energy gaps. There is...



How a circularized tmRNA moves through the ribosome

During trans-translation, transfer-messenger RNA (tmRNA) and small protein B (SmpB) together rescue ribosomes stalled on a truncated mRNA and tag the nascent polypeptide for degradation. We used cryo–electron microscopy to determine the structures of three key states of the tmRNA-SmpB-ribosome complex during trans translation at resolutions of 3.7 to 4.4 angstroms. The results show how tmRNA and SmpB act specifically on stalled ribosomes and how the circularized complex moves through the r...



BCR-dependent lineage plasticity in mature B cells

B2 cells engage in classical antibody responses, whereas B1 cells are considered carriers of innate immunity, biased toward recognizing epitopes present on the surfaces of common pathogens and self antigens. To explore the role of B cell antigen receptor (BCR) specificity in driving B1 cell differentiation, we developed a transgenic system allowing us to change BCR specificity in B cells in an inducible and programmed manner. Mature B2 cells differentiated into bona fide B1 cells upon acquisitio...



Heterochromatin anomalies and double-stranded RNA accumulation underlie C9orf...

How hexanucleotide GGGGCC (G4C2) repeat expansions in C9orf72 cause frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not understood. We developed a mouse model engineered to express poly(PR), a proline-arginine (PR) dipeptide repeat protein synthesized from expanded G4C2 repeats. The expression of green fluorescent protein–conjugated (PR)50 (a 50-repeat PR protein) throughout the mouse brain yielded progressive brain atrophy, neuron loss, loss of poly(PR)-positive c...



Two-dimensional magnetic crystals and emergent heterostructure devices

Magnetism, originating from the moving charges and spin of elementary particles, has revolutionized important technologies such as data storage and biomedical imaging, and continues to bring forth new phenomena in emergent materials and reduced dimensions. The recently discovered two-dimensional (2D) magnetic van der Waals crystals provide ideal platforms for understanding 2D magnetism, the control of which has been fueling opportunities for atomically thin, flexible magneto-optic and magnetoele...



Guys, Can You Give Us 40? It May Show Heart Health
Men in their 40s who can do more than 40 push-ups at a time have a 96 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease compared with men who did 10 or fewer.

Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men
Osteoporosis is a serious condition for men, too. After breaking a hip, the risk of illness and death is greater among men than women, researchers said.

Physical Shows Trump is Obese But in Good Health
Last year the 72-year-old, 6-foot 3-inch Trump weighed 239 pounds, but in a year he has gained 4 pounds and is now 243 pounds. That puts him at a body mass index of 30.4, which crosses the 30 BMI clinical threshold for obesity.

1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants
Among more than 700 infants in seven countries, the researchers didn't find any measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioral problems up to the age of 5.

In States With Legal Medical Pot, Teen Use Is Down
The longer medical marijuana had been legal, the less likely teens were to use pot.

Women, Take Your Heart Attack Symptoms Seriously
You can have a heart attack even if your arteries don't have blockages, which is the case for at least a third of women who've had heart attacks, a cardiologist says.

Teen Weight Loss Surgery Gaining Acceptance
Twenty years ago, weight loss surgery for teenagers was seen as a risky last resort. But today, many doctors say that for some, the benefits outweigh the risks.

What to Do When Adult Children Want to Move Back In
How do you handle it when your millennial adult child wants to move back home? See what a psychologist has to say about house rules and boundaries.

Sports Are Important to Keep You Fit, Active as You Age
Research shows that playing sports and exercising in midlife promotes activity as men age. The benefits of sports may also surpass those of gym-based exercise.

Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick
It?s only in the past decade or two that most states allowed higher-alcohol beers to be sold in restaurants and stores. Most had an ABV limit of 6% or 7%. In other words, those estimates do not reflect that a 12-ounce beer with an alcohol by volume of 10% has about twice the alcohol content of a 5-ounce glass of wine.

Could Diet Sodas Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk?
Women who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 percent, compared with those who had diet drinks less than once a week.

Does Bullying Start at Home?
Bullying was more likely to occur in families with three or more children, and the eldest child or older brothers were more often the bullies. Female children and younger children were more often targeted.

Tattooed and Need MRI? What You Need to Know
While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported, including a pulling sensation on tattooed skin because tattoo ink can contain pigments that are magnetic and interact with the MRI's strong magnetic fields.

Teen Pot Use Raises Later Suicide Risk
Not only were those who smoked marijuana more likely to suffer depression and suicidal thoughts, they were also more than three times as likely to attempt suicide between the ages of 18 and 32.

New Mammogram Screening Guidelines FAQ
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that women who aren't at high risk of breast cancer start getting mammograms at age 50, a decade later than previously recommended. Experts answer questions about the new mammogram guidelines.

'Ultraprocessed' Foods Tied to Higher Death Risk
The researchers found that each 10 percent increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods consumed was associated with a 14 percent higher risk of early death, CNN reported.

Dating With Schizophrenia
Dating when you have schizophrenia can be a challenge. But your condition doesn?t have to stand in the way of a happy, healthy relationship. Get tips on easing into the dating game.

Nearly 8 million US Kids Have Mental Issues
Mental health problems in U.S. children are common, according to a new survey, with about 1 in 6 children of school age affected. The survey asked parents about anxiety, depression and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD?because they are the most prevalent and pose the greatest risk for long-term problems

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
Low-dose aspirin can lower your risk for colon cancer but fewer than half the people who already have polyps aren?t taking it.

Vaping Is Erasing Gains Made Against Teen Smoking
All told, more than 1 in 4 high school students and about 1 in 14 middle school students used a tobacco product in 2018, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements
The changes would be "one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in an agency news release.


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They?ve Taken America?s Temperature ? and It?s Running High
Data from Kinsa, which makes internet-connected smart thermometers, indicates it?s a bad year for colds, but not the flu.

Skipping School to Save the Earth
Inspired by a 16-year-old Swede, thousands of young people are expected to take Friday off to march for action on climate change.

What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression
A government panel?s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can use the information.

Trilobites: What?s Pink and Pinstriped and Digests Wood? This New Shipworm
Scientists are eager to learn more about the bacteria that live in this recently-discovered clam with an extremely-long digestive system.

Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. ...
The task force of experts recommended at-risk women seek certain types of counseling, and it cited two specific programs that have been particularly effective.

Top Leader at Interior Dept. Pushes a Policy Favoring His Former Client
David Bernhardt, the agency?s acting chief, wants to roll back endangered-species protections on a tiny fish, a change that benefits few outside a California group he once represented as a lobbyist.

Ancient European Stone Monuments Said to Originate in Northwest France
Research on Stone Age tombs throughout Europe offers a new answer to an old debate on where and when the iconic stone works were first built.

Supplement Makers Touting Cures for Alzheimer?s and Other Diseases Get F.D.A....
The agency warned 12 dietary supplement companies to stop marketing such products for disease treatments, and called for tougher regulation of the $40 billon industry.



































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