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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

NHS agency staff costs cap brought in
A cap on how much NHS trusts can spend on agency staff comes into force in England on Monday, in a bid to save 1bn over the next three years.

VIDEO: Weekend-born babies more at risk of death
Babies born in English NHS hospitals at weekends are more likely to be stillborn or to die in the first week of life, than those delivered on weekdays.

VIDEO: 'Living with my Nan's dementia'
More than one in ten children have a family member who has dementia, according to figures from Alzheimer's Research UK.

A hearing son in deaf family: 'I'd rather be deaf'
Meet the Pedersens of Pleasanton, California. Each of the five family members were born deaf, except Kaleb, who identifies more with deaf culture than hearing culture. If he had to choose, "I'd rather be deaf," he says.

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Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease, His Family Announces
The finding, which can only be confirmed posthumously, was announced by Gifford?s family on Wednesday, more than three months after Gifford died at age 84.

Progesterone May Not Help Women With History of Miscarriages, Study Finds
Giving progesterone to women who have had three or more miscarriages does not increase their chances of carrying a pregnancy to term, according to a new study.

Well: Coke?s Chief Scientist, Who Orchestrated Obesity Research, Is Leaving
Rhona Applebaum, Coca-Cola?s top scientist, is stepping down, a move that follows revelations that the company had funded research that played down the role beverages played in the spread of obesity.

Business Briefing: Chicken Salad From Costco Implicated in E. Coli Infections
At least 19 people may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco?s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection Is Linked to Affordable Care Act
Researchers say there has been a substantial increase in women under the age of 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer since the health law came into effect in 2010.

Paging Dr. Pigeon; You?re Needed in Radiology
Researchers have found that the birds can be trained to tell the difference between malignant and benign breast tumors.

Yoga helping prisoners find peace
Inmates at California's San Quentin prison are working to find their zen place through yoga sessions

Advice for aging boomers: Let your pet carry some of the load
Movement to improve care for older pets has been going on for some time; but idea of training pets to help out aging baby boomers is relatively new

Breast-feeding may cut moms' risk of type 2 diabetes
For women who experienced gestational diabetes, breast-feeding may offer some protective benefits

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group
Beverage giant admits it wasn't transparent in funding and helping direct non-profit group formed to fight obesity

Teenaged Boy Dies of Ebola in Liberia
A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first death since the summer in a country that thought itself free of the virus.

Gene-Engineered Mosquitoes Can't Spread Malaria
Researchers in California have genetically engineered mosquitoes that cannot be infected with the malaria parasite and who pass the trait on.

Ebola Returns to Liberia, Again
An entire Liberian family was being treated at a special Ebola unit Friday after a 10-year-old boy tested positive for the virus.

Protective Suits Stolen From Paris Hospital
A formal complaint was filed the same day PM Manuel Valls said "there may also be a risk of chemical and bacteriological weapons" used by attackers.

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How the moon got its tilt?and Earth got its gold
Blame the gravitational tugs of many close calls in a crowded young solar system

This May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage
Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term
Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk
Vulnerability is higher among those with a low education and income, researchers report

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema
But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques and Blood Flow
Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

Breastfeeding May Lower This Risk for Some Women
Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy

Young Women Face Risk After Heart Attack, Stroke
Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

Anticancer agent FL118 more potent than its analogs, not prone to typical cha...
A new synthetic form of camptothecin appears to have greater potency, longer efficacy and fewer adverse side effects than irinotecan and topotecan, report investigators.

Changing season means a changing diet for bison
North American bison adjust their diet seasonally in order to take full advantage of the growing season when grasses become less nutritious, a new study has discovered.

Halteres, essential for flight in all flies, are needed by some to climb walls
Sensory organs called halteres may play multiple roles in how flies behave, providing clues to how brains absorb and use multiple streams of information, new research indicates.

Contact with nature may mean more social cohesion, less crime
In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team tested social correlates of both objective and subjective contact with nature in a systematic way, revealing complex linkages between nature, social cohesion, and a variety of other factors.

At the edge of vision: Struggling to make sense of our cluttered world
Even with 20/20 vision in broad daylight on a clear day, our peripheral vision can be surprisingly poor, particularly when the scene in front of us is cluttered. Now, scientists believe they are a step closer to understanding why this is.

Dietary restriction gives fruit flies a rhythm for a long life
Dietary restriction enhances the expression of the circadian clock genes in the peripheral tissue of fruit flies. Researchers show that dietary restriction, induced by reducing protein in the diet, increased the amplitude of circadian clocks and enhanced the cycles of fat breakdown and fat synthesis. This improvement in fat metabolism may be a key mechanism in explaining why dietary restriction extends lifespan in several species, including the flies in this study.

How cocaine changes the brain
The burst of energy and hyperactivity that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what's going on in the brain of its users, finds a study. Through experiments conducted in rats exposed to cocaine, the researchers mapped out the network of circuits that cause wild firing of neurons that produce dopamine. The findings also help explain how cocaine use eventually leads to desensitization.

Opsins, proteins better known as visual sensors, play a role in the heat-seek...
Sperm use multiple navigation systems, such as heat-seeking and chemical, new research shows. Opsins ? proteins involved in the visual system ? contribute to the heat-seeking movement, helping sperm sense warmth, investigators report.

Osteoarthritis finding sheds new light on hyaluronic acid injection controversy
A discovery bioengineers is shedding new light on the controversy surrounding a common treatment for osteoarthritis that has divided the medical community over its effectiveness.

New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible
Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors and batteries as energy storage devices.

Enhanced detection of Parkinson's
New research by biologists could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson?s Disease. By mapping the visual responses of fruit flies with different Parkinson's genes, the scientists built a substantial data bank of results. Using this they were able to classify unknown flies as having a Parkinson's related mutation with 85 per cent accuracy.

Global growth in carbon dioxide emissions stagnates
After a decade of rapid growth in global carbon dioxide emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%). In 2014, when the emissions growth was almost at a standstill, the world's economy continued to grow by 3%. The trend over the last three years thus sends an encouraging signal on the decoupling of carbon dioxide emissions from global economic growth. However, it is still too early to confirm a posi...

Lidar scanning can help identify structurally heterogeneous forest areas
The inequality of tree sizes in a forest is an important factor affecting its structure and ecology. Forest management practices favoring natural regeneration can result in greater heterogeneity and complexity of forests, which may be desirable for some purposes, but at the same time makes forest monitoring and management more difficult. A recent study analyzed the most suitable indicators for expressing size differences among neighboring trees and developed methods to obtain these indicators us...

Angler education can benefit sharks
Fisher education can help protect vulnerable shark populations, a new study has found. The research showed that recreational anglers were more supportive of shark management and conservation if they had prior knowledge of shark conservation.

Aging star's weight loss secret revealed
A team of astronomers has captured the most detailed images ever of the hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris. These observations show how the unexpectedly large size of the particles of dust surrounding the star enable it to lose an enormous amount of mass as it begins to die. This process, understood now for the first time, is necessary to prepare such gigantic stars to meet explosive demises as supernovae.

Betrayals of trust: Human nature's dark side may have helped us spread across...
New research suggests that betrayals of trust were the missing link in understanding the rapid spread of our own species around the world. Moral disputes motivated by broken trust and a sense of betrayal became more frequent and motivated early humans to put distance between them and their rivals.

When exercise is unhealthy for the heart: How heart problems and sudden cardi...
Endurance exercise accelerates the development of heart problems in individuals with a particular genetic mutation, a new study finds. In mice with a mutated version of desmoplakin, a protein that maintains the heart wall, exercise made the heart walls come apart sooner. The findings offer insight into how to best manage exercise in individuals with the mutation.

Volcanic rocks hold clues to Earth's interior
Earth's deep interior transport system explains volcanic island lava complexities, report scientists. Studies of rocks found on certain volcanic islands, known as ocean island basalts, have revealed that although these erupted rocks originate from Earth's interior, they are not the same chemically.

Hold the Stuffing! Beware of Thanksgiving Calorie Overload
What you need to know about your Thanksgiving calorie load.

New Studies Show How Moms Also Benefit From Breast-Feeding
Studies suggest a woman's risk of cancer and diabetes may be lowered by breastfeeding.

Girl Fights Rare Case of Breast Cancer at Age 8
8-year-old girl is battling battling breast cancer.

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E.P.A. Revokes Approval of New Dow Herbicide
The herbicide, which contains the old herbicide 2,4-D, was to be used on crops genetically modified to be resistant to it.

Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection Is Linked to Affordable Care Act
Researchers say there has been a substantial increase in women under the age of 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer since the health law came into effect in 2010.

Paging Dr. Pigeon; You?re Needed in Radiology
Researchers have found that the birds can be trained to tell the difference between malignant and benign breast tumors.

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