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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Ebola health team killed in Guinea
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.

Family criticise trust over death
The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.

Migraines linked to Parkinson's
People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

Tool helps them see neurons
A Harvard chemist has received the Blavatnik Award for his work on technology to study neurodegenerative diseases.

7 ways to boost your happiness
Happiness isn't just an emotional state. Science shows people who are happy live longer and healthier lives.

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Terence Moakley, Advocate for Disabled, Dies at 69
Mr. Moakley, a quadriplegic, was not above staging public stunts to show how difficult it could be for the disabled to get around.

Opinion: Too Young to Die, Too Old to Worry
At some point, you have to start indulging in the pleasures of the present.

To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security
Looking to voters 65 and older who have been the party?s weak spot and who reliably turn out in midterm elections.

Guinter Kahn, Inventor of Baldness Remedy, Dies at 80
After a long, fierce legal battle, Dr. Kahn gained recognition for helping discover a baldness remedy that is sold under the brand name Rogaine.

Lockdown Begins in Sierra Leone to Battle Ebola
The population was ordered to stay indoors, while nearly 30,000 volunteers were enlisted to identify households where people infected with the Ebola virus are hiding.

The New Old Age: Donating the Body
He wanted his body given to a medical school or research organization. It wasn?t that simple.

Well: The Expanding American Waistline
Average waist circumference ? but not B.M.I. ? has increased significantly in the United States, a new study reports.

Fear of Ebola Drives Mob to Kill Officials in Guinea
Eight people were killed near a remote village in Guinea after a rock-hurling mob attacked them, claiming they had come to spread the Ebola virus.

Health Care Act Still Covers 7.3 Million
The Obama administration said 7.3 million of those who enrolled had paid their premiums and still had coverage, the vast majority paying less than $100 a month.

PTSD symptoms light up specific parts of brain
?Imaging technology shows how post-traumatic stress disorder affects the brain; may help target care

Better way to diagnose kidney stones
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the less expensive and radiation-free ultrasounds can detect kidney stones as well as the more expensive CT scans. Also, the FDA is investigating the increase in testosterone therapy by older men. Alison Harmelin reports on the day's top health news.

Spank Debate: Parents Say Punishment Made Them Better
The Adrian Peterson case is prodding some Americans to ponder: ?If physical punishment from a parent is so damaging, why did it work on me??

Air Force Airmen No Longer Have To Say 'So Help Me God'
The U.S. Air Force has changed ther enlistment oath policy.

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Fear of failure from a young age affects attitude to learning
An early established fear of failure at school can influence students? motivation to learn and negatively affect their attitude to learning. The analysis found that irrespective of the goal students adopt those who had developed a fear of failure at an early age were more likely to adopt the goal to validate their ego rather than for their own personal interest and development, and were less likely to use effective learning strategies but more likely to cheat.

A Breakthrough in Electron Microscopy: Scientists reconstruct third dimension...
Imagine that you want to find out from a single picture taken of the front of a house, what the building looks like from behind, whether it has any extensions or if the brickwork is damaged, and how many rooms are in the basement.  Sounds impossible? Not in the nanoworld. Scientists have developed a new method with which crystal structures can be reconstructed with atomic precision in all three dimensions.

On/off switch for aging cells discovered by scientists
An on-and-off ?switch? has been discovered in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue, even in old age. In our bodies, newly divided cells constantly. However, most human cells cannot divide indefinitely -? with each division, a cellular timekeeper at the ends of chromosomes shortens. When this timekeeper becomes too short, cells can no longer divide, causing organs...

Ultrasound enhancement provides clarity to damaged tendons, ligaments
Ultrasound is a safe, affordable and noninvasive way to see internal structures, including the developing fetus. Ultrasound can also ?see? other soft tissue ? including tendons, which attach muscles to bone, and ligaments, which attach bone to bone. Now one expert is commercializing an ultrasound method to analyze the condition of soft tissue.

Genetically driven gut feelings help female flies choose a mate
Even among flies, mating is a complicated ritual. Their elaborate, and entirely innate, courtship dance combines multiple motor skills with advanced sensory cues. Now, researchers have determined that the Abdominal-B (Abd-B) gene, previously known as the gene that sculpts the posterior parts of the developing fly, is also important for this complex behavior, at least in the case of female flies.

Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
Researchers have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port.

Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
Engineers have developed a new form of low-power wireless sensing technology that lets users "train" their smartphones to recognize and respond to specific hand gestures near the phone.

Monitoring heavy metals using mussels
Caged mussels are useful for monitoring heavy metal contamination in coastal waters in the Strait of Johore, researchers have confirmed. Initial results of a study indicate that there is increasing pollution in the eastern part of the Johore Strait.

Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show, study shows
A simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia, researchers report, adding that the findings don't predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease, but they do show there is something different in the brains of those who go on to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Children who go to preschool achieve higher grades at high school graduation,...
A child is likely to achieve better grades in high school and ultimately earn higher wages if they have received a preschool education, a new UK study suggests. High school achievement was rated by grades achieved for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in the UK.

Spy on penguin families for science
Online volunteers are being asked to classify images of penguin families to help scientists monitor the health of penguin colonies in Antarctica. Recent evidence suggests that populations of many species of penguin, such as chinstrap and Adélie, are declining fast as shrinking sea ice threatens the krill they feed on. By tagging the adults, chicks, and eggs in remote camera images Penguin Watch volunteers will help scientists to gather information about penguin behavior and breeding success, as ...

Climate change report identifies 'the most vulnerable' sections of the popula...
A report has looked at which sections of the population are left most exposed to food shortages after extreme weather events. Extreme weather events leave populations with not enough food both in the short- and the long-term.

Obesity in Pacific islands 'a colonial legacy' of settlers trying to civilize...
Scientists have known for some time that Pacific islanders are more prone to obesity than people in other nations. Now a new study has examined why islanders on Nauru and in the Cook Islands in the Pacific have the highest levels and fastest rates of obesity increase in the world. On both the islands, between 1980 and 2008 the increase in the average body mass index was four times higher than the global average.

Bad cold or Enterovirus 68? Infectious diseases specialist answers common que...
Does your child have Enterovirus 68 or just a bad cold? It can be hard to tell the difference between the two, but an infectious diseases specialist suggests how parents should treat their kids? symptoms and when to seek medical attention.

Wireless sensor transmits tumor pressure
A novel sensor that can wirelessly relay pressure readings from inside a tumor has been developed by researchers. The interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often remarkably high compared to normal tissues and is thought to impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well as decrease the effectiveness of radiation therapy. While medications exist that temporarily decrease tumor pressure, identifying the optimal window to initiate treatment -- when tumor pressure is lowest -- has remained ...

Premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over next 20 years, researchers say
With sustained international efforts, the number of premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over the next two decades (2010-2030), researchers say, halving under?50 mortality and preventing a third of the deaths at ages 50?69 years.

Sierra Leone Concludes Nationwide Ebola Lockdown
Residents complain of food shortages on Sierra Leone's final day of Ebola lockdown

Man Acquitted of Rape Due to 'Sexomnia'
A Swedish man who was convicted of rape had his charges overturned after an appeals court found the man could have been asleep during the attack and cited "sexomnia" as a reason he should be released.

Mother's Dying Wish Granted After Her Nurse Takes in Her Son
When Tricia Somers was given the devastating diagnosis that she had terminal liver cancer last spring, her main concern was figuring out who would care for her 8-year-old son, Wesley.

Right-To-Die Conference In Chicago Draws Protest
Advocates for assisted suicide from around the world are meeting in Streeterville, while opponents are protesting outside. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.

NFL?s Troubles Help Shine Light On Domestic Violence, Advocates Say
CBS 2?s Dorothy Tucker reports some women feel it's about time.

Two Illinois Women Die From West Nile Virus
One woman was in her 70s and the other was in her 80s, said Chicago Department of Public Health spokesman Ryan Gage.

What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?
With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth
At a United Nations gathering on Tuesday, leaders will face a divide between the rich countries responsible for extensive carbon emissions and the poor countries that stand to suffer most as a result.

Lockdown Begins in Sierra Leone to Battle Ebola
The population was ordered to stay indoors, while nearly 30,000 volunteers were enlisted to identify households where people infected with the Ebola virus are hiding.

Fear of Ebola Drives Mob to Kill Officials in Guinea
Eight people were killed near a remote village in Guinea after a rock-hurling mob attacked them, claiming they had come to spread the Ebola virus.

As Moscow?s Landfills Near Limits, Recyclers Do Whatever It Takes
A small but growing movement is working to make it easier to recycle household waste, and advocates say Moscow?s brimming landfills could use the relief.

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