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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Nurse's partner defends suicide trip
A retired nurse from London who travelled to Switzerland to end her life saw the "indignity" of ageing, her partner says.

Don't struggle alone after miscarriage

Woman learns she carried fetus in her uterus for more than 60 years
Doctors in the small Chilean town of La Boca have found a calcified fetus in the uterus of an elderly woman who says she never realized she got pregnant.

Is there a link between Alzheimer's and sleep?

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Wired Well: Making Activity Trackers More Fashion Forward
Picking a fashionable activity tracker may keep you wearing it and using it longer.

Well: Answers About Campus Depression and Suicide Risk Among College Students
An article about campus pressures, depression and suicide promoted a flurry of questions from readers. New York Times reporter Julie Scelfo offers a selection of questions and answers about the issue.

Well: Expert Panel Withholds Support for Early Autism Screening
A panel has concluded that there is no evidence to support universal autism screening of young children, raising concern among autism advocates and experts.

Solitary Confinement: Punished for Life
A lawsuit yields insights into the psychological harms of holding prisoners in isolation for years, sometimes decades.

The New Old Age: ?Sex Never Dies,? but a Medicare Option for Older Men Does
On July 1, Medicare stopped covering erection pumps ? an indication, some experts say, that the sexual health of older adults is not taken seriously.

Why are women always cold at work? Science explains
A new study finds that the standards for office temperature are based on an outdated - and sexist - formula

How Mark Zuckerberg's revelation on miscarriage could help stop stigma
The Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child

Science behind why women feel colder at the office
The decades-old formula for choosing the air temperature is based solely on men?s needs

New treatment for ovarian cancer could help more women
Researchers say a combination chemo treatment may boost survival rates, but many women don't get it

A Better Treatment for Alzheimer's: Exercise
Exercise can prevent Alzheimer's disease, and now research shows it works as a great therapy, as well.

Women Not Getting Lifesaving Cancer Treatment, Study Finds
It's a treatment that can raise the dismal survival rate from ovarian cancer by 10 percentage points, but most women who should be getting it aren't.

Girl, 13, Learns to 'Just Breathe' After Sudden OCD
Thirteen-year old Megan remembers when all she could think about was washing her hands.

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Clash over Alzheimer?s data intensifies
Court battle between UCSD, USC gains new front

Your Office Temperature Settings May Have a Gender Bias
Middle-aged man is target of heating, cooling standards, researchers say

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study
No increases seen in bone density, muscle mass or mobility, no matter the dose

The Risks of Belly Fat
Got a big belly? You may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer.

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors
But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

Ghostly remnants of galaxy interactions uncovered in a nearby galaxy group
Astronomers have observed the nearby large spiral galaxy M81, together with its two brightest neighbors. The team obtained deep and super wide-field images of the galaxies and discovered that the spatial distribution of the young stars around these galaxies follows very closely that of their distribution of neutral hydrogen. This is the first endeavor beyond the Local Group of galaxies to demonstrate the hierarchical galaxy assembly process on galactic scales.

From pluripotency to totipotency
While it is already possible to obtain in vitro pluripotent cells (i.e., cells capable of generating all tissues of an embryo) from any cell type, researchers have pushed the limits of science even further. They managed to obtain totipotent cells with the same characteristics as those of the earliest embryonic stages and with even more interesting properties.

New weapon in the fight against malnutrition
Malnutrition affects millions of people worldwide and is responsible for one-fifth of deaths in children under the age of five. Children can also experience impaired cognitive development and stunted growth. Now scientists have opened the doors to new research into malnutrition by creating an animal model that replicates the imbalance of gut bacteria associated with the difficult-to-treat disease.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy decreases PTSD symptom severity am...
In a randomized trial that included veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those who received mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy showed greater improvement in self-reported PTSD symptom severity, although the average improvement appears to have been modest, according to a study.

Trachoma risk tied to sleeping near cooking fires, lack of ventilation
Children who sleep in unventilated rooms with cooking fires are at greater risk for severe trachoma, a leading cause of preventable blindness in developing countries, according to the findings of a recent study conducted in Tanzania.

Scaffold-integrated microchips for end-to-end in vitro tumor cell attachment,...
A new microchip has been developed that can retrieve microfluidically attached cancer cells for serial analysis by integrating a 3-D hydrogel scaffold into a fluidic device.

Employee health codes of conduct
Workplace wellness can be a positive source of health and empowerment for employees. While many employers have found that wellness programs are ineffective at engaging employees, a new strategy may be just the solution.

Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health ...
Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a new study.

Fish that have their own fish finders
African fish called mormyrids communicate by means of electric signals. Fish in one group can glean detailed information from a signal's waveform, but fish in another group are insensitive to waveform variations. Research has uncovered the neurological basis for this difference in perception.

Missing piece surfaces in the puzzle of autism
A new gene that plays a crucial role during early development in humans and whose under-expression may induce certain autistic traits has been uncovered by scientists. Understanding the mechanisms that underlie autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which affect 7.6 million people is a major challenge. Characterized by heterogeneous symptoms and a multifactorial origin, this complex condition evolves during brain development. The scientists thus chose to study adult olfactory stem cells as indicators ...

Company triumphs with technology that tests and mass produces electronic devices
The Mexican company Testing House, designed a system to test electronics, programming of devices and microcircuits that are used in the automotive industry such as rain sensors, tire pressure, vehicle computers or temperature microcontrollers in the field of biomedicine. The company is housed in a technological institute, and half of its customers are foreigners, experts report.

Benefits, risks of antidepressants during pregnancy
Treating maternal psychiatric disorder with commonly used antidepressants is associated with a lower risk of certain pregnancy complications including preterm birth and delivery by Caesarean section, according to researchers. However, the medications -- selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs -- resulted in an increased risk of neonatal problems.

Dogs process faces in specialized brain area, study reveals
Having neural machinery dedicated to face processing suggests that this ability is hard-wired in dogs through cognitive evolution, and may help explain dogs' extreme sensitivity to human social cues.

Flexible vocalizations in wild bonobos show similarities to development of hu...
From an early age, human infants are able to produce vocalizations in a wide range of emotional states and situations -- an ability felt to be one of the factors required for the development of language. Researchers have found that wild bonobos (our closest living relatives) are able to vocalize in a similar manner. Their findings challenge how we think about the evolution of communication and potentially move the dividing line between humans and other apes.

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Update: After Killing of Cecil the Lion, Delta Joins Airline Ban on Game Trop...
The recent killing of a popular lion named Cecil has sparked outrage, but it has also brought to light the role airlines play in transporting trophy kills as cargo.

Baghdad Journal: Protests, and Some Surrenders, as Sun Does Battle With Iraq
With highs topping 120 degrees, Iraqis have taken to the streets, blaming government corruption for electricity shortages that have people improvising to stay cool.

World Briefing: United Nations Members Establish 15-Year Global Development A...
Its 193 member states have agreed on aims to eliminate poverty and hunger, protect the environment from climate change, achieve gender equality and raise living standards.

Solitary Confinement: Punished for Life
A lawsuit yields insights into the psychological harms of holding prisoners in isolation for years, sometimes decades.

The New Old Age: ?Sex Never Dies,? but a Medicare Option for Older Men Does
On July 1, Medicare stopped covering erection pumps ? an indication, some experts say, that the sexual health of older adults is not taken seriously.

Crews in California Fight to Contain 21 Wildfires
The largest of the wildfires is the Rocky Fire, which has burned 60,000 acres and spread to three counties in Northern California.

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