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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.

'No interest' in care insurance
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

Eight-year-old boy died of scurvy
An eight-year-old boy from Pembrokeshire died of scurvy, a coroner says.

Care spend 'cut by fifth in decade'
Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, an analysis by the BBC shows.

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Well: Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?
Some nutrition scientists are concerned that with the profusion of fortified foods, beverages and supplements, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

Los Angeles to Build Housing for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to settle a three-year-old lawsuit brought on behalf of homeless veterans by pledging to build permanent and transitional ?bridge? housing.

Medicare Payments Surge for Stents to Unblock Blood Vessels in Limbs
Some cardiologists are reaping huge reimbursements for operating to relieve blockages in peripheral veins and arteries, a treatment many may not need.

In Pakistan, a Charity Project Points to Official Tolerance of Militants
On Monday, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group that waged the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks, inaugurated an ambulance service run by the group?s charity wing, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, in Karachi.

Sick Child?s Father Seeks Vaccination Requirement in California
Carl Krawitt, of Marin County, argued that parents who refused to have their children vaccinated against diseases like measles were putting his son at risk.

Stroke risk for middle-aged heavy drinkers
New research finds that people who drink heavily in middle age have a one-third higher risk for stroke compared to light drinkers. Heavy drinkers are also having strokes younger. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the study.

Heavy drinking may point to higher risk of stroke
Researchers say heavy drinking may lead to a bigger risk of stroke than traditional risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. Also, new recommendations about sugar intake. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories.

Dental care for pets can even include braces
Keeping teeth strong and clean can help a dog or cat lead a longer, healthier life. For animals with more serious dental problems, some vets offer braces and even a version of Invisalign designed just for dogs.

Flu infection comes with the risk of sepsis
Influenza sufferers may be more likely to develop sepsis, a potentially deadly condition that can emerge when the body fights off a virus. Bigad Shaban reports.

Playing football as a kid ups brain damage risk
Former NFL players who started tossing the pigskin before age 12 show greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

Study: ?Some kids with autism show improvement by age 6
Ne research shows some gains in daily functioning and lessened severity of symptoms

Buzz Kill: Three Daily Alcohol Drinks May Boost Stroke Risk
People in their 50s and 60s who down more than two drinks daily have a 34 percent higher stroke risk compared to lighter drinkers, researchers say.

'Toxic Aerosol': California Calls Vaping a Public Health Risk
California health officials issued a public health advisory Wednesday, urging the state's residents to avoid or stop using e-cigarettes.

California Declares Vaping Public Health Risk
California health officials issued a public health advisory Wednesday, urging the state's residents to avoid or stop using e-cigarettes.

Memory Problems Worse for NFL Vets Who Played as Kids
NFL vets who started playing football before age 12 functioned about 20 percent worse on mental tests compared to ex-pros to entered the game as teens

Chemicals Linked to Early Menopause
Researchers have identified 15 chemicals that may be linked to earlier menopause.

Aging Tsunami: Montana's Aging Crisis Takes a Village
NBC News spent a year looking at how Montana is grappling with what the state has dubbed an "aging tsunami." This is the first of two parts.

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Most Californians On Insurance Exchange Are Sticking With Last Year?s Plan
In California, the vast majority of people renewing health insurance coverage in the state?s exchange did not switch health plans, and instead are sticking with the one they selected last year.

5 Alzheimer?s Disease Myths: Risk Factors, Memory Loss, Prevention, and More
WebMD discusses common myths believed about Alzheimer?s disease and provides the truth about genetics, memory loss, dementia, and more.

Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks
Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says
Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions
Do most of your questions about diaper rash come up after hours, when you're holding a crying baby? Help is on the way. Here, pediatricians offer their best advice to help ease your little one?s discomfort.

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests
Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret
But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study
Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns
Everyday habits appear to matter more than lifetime consumption, research suggests

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk
But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study
Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

Updating satellite data on seas could dramatically reduce search and rescue t...
A new satellite imaging concept could significantly reduce search areas for missing boats and planes. Researchers have been trialling a concept for using satellite imagery to significantly improve the chances of locating ships and planes, such as the missing Malaysian flight MH370, lost at sea. A preliminary study identified 54 satellites with 85 sensors, currently only taking images of land, which could be used to take images of Earth's oceans and inland waters. The research team believe regula...

Heavy drinking in middle-age may increase stroke risk more than traditional f...
Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day in middle-age raised stroke risks more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Heavy drinking in mid-life was linked to having a stroke about five years earlier in life irrespective of genetic and early-life factors.

Is this the year you join the top one percent? Affluence more fluid than once...
Here's some good news for the New Year: According to new research, there's a 1 in 9 chance that a typical American will hit the jackpot and join the wealthiest 1 percent for at least one year in her or his working life. And now the bad news: That same research says only an elite few get to stay in that economic stratosphere -- and nonwhite workers remain among those who face far longer odds.

Complex environments push 'brain' evolution
Little animations trying to master a computer game are teaching neuroscience researchers how the brain evolves when faced with difficult tasks. Neuroscientists have programmed animated critters that they call 'animats.' The critters have a rudimentary neural system made of eight nodes: two sensors, two motors, and four internal computers that coordinate sensation, movement and memory.

CAT scan of nearby supernova remnant reveals frothy interior
Cassiopeia A, or Cas A for short, is one of the most well studied supernova remnants in our galaxy. But it still holds major surprises. Astronomers have now generated a new 3-D map of its interior using the astronomical equivalent of a CAT scan. They found that the Cas A supernova remnant is composed of a collection of about a half dozen massive cavities -- or 'bubbles.'

Individuals may fail to navigate complex tradeoffs in privacy decision-making
Researchers have detailed the privacy hurdles people face while navigating in the information age, and what should be done about privacy at a policy level, in a new review.

Bird watchers help federal agencies pinpoint conservation priorities
Migratory birds are a little like college students moving from home to school and back over the year. With each move they switch landlords, encountering new rules and different living conditions. That's the finding of one of the most detailed assessments of bird ranges ever conducted, work begun as part of the State of the Birds 2011 report.

Canceled flights: For monarch butterflies, loss of migration means more disease
Ecologists have found that sedentary winter-breeding monarch butterflies are at increased risk of disease, a discovery that could apply to other migratory species as well. But, for the monarchs, there may be a relatively simple solution: the monarchs' winter-breeding behavior is made possible by the presence of tropical milkweed, and the authors recommend that gardeners gradually replace it with native milkweeds as they become available.

Walking on ice takes more than brains: 'Mini-brain' in spinal cord aids in ba...
Scientists have discovered how a "mini-brain" in the spinal cord aids in balance. Much of the balancing act that our bodies perform when faced with a task such as walking on an icy surface happens unconsciously, thanks to a cluster of neurons in our spinal cord that function as a "mini-brain" to integrate sensory information and make the necessary adjustments to our muscles so that we don't slip and fall, researchers report.

Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD
A new study provides strong evidence, using data from animal models and humans, that exposure to a common household pesticide may be a risk factor for ADHD.

Infants create new knowledge while sleeping
There is no rest for a baby's brain -- not even in sleep. While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. Researchers have discovered that babies of the age from nine to 16 months remember the names of objects better if they had a short nap.

Parkinson's gene linked to lung cancer
A gene that is associated with lung cancer has been identified by researchers. Through whole exome sequencing, they identified a link between a mutation in PARK2, a gene associated with early-onset Parkinson's disease, and familial lung cancer.

Functioning brain tissue grown in 3-D structure
Researchers have induced human embryonic stem cells to self-organize into a three-dimensional structure similar to the cerebellum, providing tantalizing clues in the quest to recreate neural structures in the laboratory. One of the primary goals of stem-cell research is to be able to replace damaged body parts with tissues grown from undifferentiated stem cells. For the nervous system, this is a particular challenge because not only do specific neurons need to be generated, but they must also be...

New deep-brain imaging reveals separate functions for nearly identical neurons
New deep-brain imaging shows activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviors of mice. Scientists watched as one neuron was activated when a mouse searched for food while a nearly identical neuron next to it remained inactive until the mouse began eating.

New research recommends treating elevated blood pressure during pregnancy
Treating a woman's elevated blood pressure during pregnancy is safer for her and safe for the baby, a new study shows. The study addresses an age-old belief that reducing elevated blood pressure during pregnancy might lead to reduced growth in the womb and worse health at birth.

Satellites can improve regional air quality forecasting
Researchers found that data gathered from geo-stationary satellites -- satellites orbiting Earth at about 22,000 miles above the equator and commonly used for telecommunications and weather imaging -- can greatly improve air-quality forecasting.

New potential therapeutic strategy against a very aggressive infant bone cancer
Inhibition of Sirtuin1 protein may be a future treatment option for metastatic Ewing sarcoma, researchers report. Ewing's sarcoma is the second most common bone cancer and affects children and adolescents. Currently, if diagnosed in time and there is no metastasis, it can be cured in 80% of cases but between 25% and 30% of cases are diagnosed when there is already metastasized, at which low survival to 30 %.

Hydrogen sulfide could help lower blood pressure
A new compound, called AP39, which generates minute quantities of the gas hydrogen sulfide inside cells, could be beneficial in cases of high blood pressure and diseases of the blood vessels that occur with aging and diabetes, new research suggests.

How poverty may affect memory
Investigators have studied whether working memory of children living in rural poverty is distinct from the working memory profiles of children in urban poverty. The results clearly suggest that school-aged low-socioeconomic status children exhibit both verbal and visuospatial working memory deficits, possibly due to increased levels of stress. Children in urban poverty showed symmetric working memory weaknesses, while children in rural poverty had worse visuospatial working memory than verbal wo...

How Tom Brady's Cold Could Affect the Super Bowl
Will the Patriots quarterback be over his cold in time for the big game?

Over-the-Counter Medicines Linked to Dementia
Ingredient in common over-the-counter medications such as Benadryl linked to dementia, study shows.

California Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat
California health officer urges tobacco-like regulation.

Super Bowl Parties Hike Calorie Counts
The average American eats 2400 calories at a game day party.

Longtime Anchor Announces ALS Diagnosis
"We have to stop meeting this way," Larry Stogner told evening news viewers.

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Sick Child?s Father Seeks Vaccination Requirement in California
Carl Krawitt, of Marin County, argued that parents who refused to have their children vaccinated against diseases like measles were putting his son at risk.

Study of Retirees Links Youth Football to Brain Problems
A study of N.F.L. retirees found that those who began playing tackle football when they were younger than 12 increased their risk of developing memory and thinking problems later in life.

Skull Fossil Offers New Clues on Human Journey From Africa
Researchers have discovered a 55,000-year-old skull fossil that they say is a missing connection between African and European populations.

Myriad Genetics Ending Patent Dispute on Breast Cancer Risk Testing
The biotech company, the subject of a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that genes cannot be patented, said it was giving up trying to stop other companies from offering tests.

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