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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Village of 1,000 sealed off over Ebola
A Sierra Leone village of nearly 1,000 people is put under quarantine after a dead woman's body tested positive for Ebola.

10-year-old hospitalized after termite fumigation

Make your stress work for you
From wrecking your workouts to sabotaging your sleep, stress can wreak havoc on your life. But it can also be energizing, motivating and life changing ? if you embrace it. That's the theory behind a new book called "The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You and How to Get Good At It," by Kelly McGonigal, PhD, a lecturer at Stanford University. Based on a course McGonigal teaches called the New Science of Stress, the book offers loads of stress-related research, along with mental exercises...

Report: More ADHD diagnosed at younger ages

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How to discipline children with ADHD
The disturbing video of the 8-year-old Kentucky boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, who was allegedly handcuffed at the biceps by a sheriff's deputy at his elementary school, has led to a national debate about what is the best way to discipline and deal with children with disabilities.

Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival
Sometimes, when we look around, it can seem that our world is worse off than it's ever been. But despite intractable problems, there is good news: Untold millions of people are living healthier, more productive and more secure lives than ever before.

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Well: Short Sleepers May Catch More Colds
Short sleepers who get less than five to six hours of sleep a night are more likely to get sick after exposure to the common cold virus, new research shows.

Phys Ed: Does Exercise Change Your Brain?
When researchers scanned the brain of the legendary masters track athlete Olga Kotelko, they found that her brain was different from those of other people her age. But was it exercise that changed her brain?

Skin Deep: How Anti-Aging Creams Get Old Too Fast
Tubes and airless pumps are the preferred packaging for ingredients like retinol and other antioxidants, which are sensitive to light and air.

Oldest case of leukemia found in 7,000-year-old skeleton
Scientists say an examination of the woman's bones suggests she had blood cancer

More kids getting diagnosed with ADHD at young ages
The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been growing, raising new concerns

More Evidence Agent Orange Causes Cancer
Researchers have found more evidence that Agent Orange causes cancer in Vietnam-era veterans who worked with it.

Doctors Sew Elderly Man's Hand Inside Stomach to Save Fingers
Surgeons sew man's badly burned hand into his belly to help grow a new blood supply. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports on this rare, but not uncommon surgery.

Most Americans Are Actually Old at Heart
Americans value being young at heart, but most have hearts that are years older than their actual age, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Mini-Darth Vader in Hit Ad Gets New Pacemaker Generator
Max Page, 10, was born with a congenital heart condition and underwent the 30-minute procedure Tuesday. He played Vader in a hit 2011 Super Bowl ad.

A Wider Waist in Middle Age Could Mean Earlier Alzheimer's
New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

Sleep Fights Colds, Study Finds
People who regularly sleep six hours or less each night are four times more likely to get a cold than people who sleep an hour longer, a study finds.

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Top stories: Chimps versus drones, vampire squirrels, and how to avoid a cold
This week?s top Science news

In California, pricey wines cost the environment, too
Napa wines have twice the carbon footprint of vintages from Lodi

Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's
Brain scans revealed changes in white and gray matter

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor
Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease

One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

Guys' Guide to Menopause
WebMD explains what goes on during a woman's menopause -- and how to help your partner.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'
Obesity might also be behind the increase, researchers say

Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study
Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say

More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages
Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are
Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

Medicaid Drives Historic Coverage Gains In Colorado
A surge in Medicaid enrollment drove down the uninsured rate in Colorado from 15.8 percent to 6.7 percent.

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC
Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's
Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests

Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study
Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

Peering back in time to just after the Big Bang: Farthest galaxy ever detected
Researchers have reported the detection of the farthest object yet, galaxy EGS8p7. At more than 13.2 billion years old, it provides a fascinating glimpse of the very early universe, just 600,000 years after the Big Bang.

European citizens measure air pollution with their smartphones
The successful Dutch iSPEX-project that enlisted the general public to contribute to the understanding of air pollution is being scaled up and running its first Europe-wide citizen campaign: iSPEX-EU. From 1 September to 15 October 2015, thousands of citizens in major European cities take to their streets, squares and parks to measure air pollution with their smartphone. Participating cities include: Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Manchester, Milan, and Rome.

Solar water-splitting technology developed
Researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules. The technology uses sunlight-harvesting gold nanoparticles.

The million year old monkey: New evidence confirms the antiquity of fossil pr...
An international team of scientists have dated a species of fossil monkey found across the Caribbean to just over one million years old. The lead researcher of this study said that the dating of the limestone surrounding the fossils, said the question of the age of primate fossils from this region has puzzled scientists since the days of Darwin and Wallace.

Vestibular organ: Signal replicas make a flexible sensor
Researchers have shown how signals from the spinal cord adjust the sensitivity of hair cells in the inner ear to accommodate shifts in head position associated with active locomotion -- thus ensuring that balance is maintained.

Bring on the night, say National Park visitors in new study
Nearly 90 percent of visitors to a major national park highly valued the night sky and wanted the National Park Service to take steps to reduce light pollution. The study also established a threshold below which visitors found light pollution of the night skies unacceptable, a standard park staff can manage toward using a variety of strategies in and out of the park.

Adolescents more likely not to smoke when cigarette ads feature older adults
For decades, the tobacco and alcohol industries have been accused of advertising their products to kids. Tremendous public pressure has prompted the implementation of strict guidelines. Today, tobacco and alcohol advertising are among the most highly regulated forms of marketing in existence. But, are all of the rules having any effect on the adolescents we seek to protect?

Computer graphics: Less computing time for sand
Computer graphics today can produce amazingly photorealistic images. Many motives, however, require very long computation times. Researchers have now developed a process, by means of which granular objects made of e.g. sand, snow or sugar can be computed more quickly.

Current school start times damaging learning and health of students
Scientists have found that current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of students. Drawing on the latest sleep research, the authors conclude students start times should be 8:30 or later at age 10; 10:00 or later at 16; and 11:00 or later at 18. Implementing these start times should protect students from short sleep duration and chronic sleep deprivation, which are linked to poor learning and health problems.

Magnetic and ferroelectric metal: The two faces of tomorrow?s materials
Two properties are particularly sought after in materials for technology (for a variety of devices from sensors to computer memory, etc.): magnetism and ferroelectricity. Obtaining materials with both qualities is highly desirable. At the present time, these properties have shown to be almost entirely mutually exclusive, but a new study introduces an innovative method which may soon become reality.

Study identifies viral product that promotes immune defense against RSV
Research has found a viral product that promotes a strong immune response against respiratory syncytial virus, a threat to infants and the elderly.

Extra hour of screen time per day associated with poorer GCSE grades
An extra hour per day spent watching TV, using the internet or playing computer games during Year 10 is associated with poorer grades at GCSE at age 16 -- the equivalent of the difference between two grades, according to research. Researchers also found that pupils doing an extra hour of daily homework and reading performed significantly better than their peers.

Increased odds for type 2 diabetes after prenatal exposure to Ukraine famine ...
Men and women exposed in early gestation to the human-made Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 in regions with extreme food shortages were 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. There was no diabetes increase among individuals born in regions with no famine. This is the first large-scale study of the relationship between famine severity during different stages of prenatal development and Type 2 diabetes risk.

Huddling rats behave as a 'super-organism'
Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at moderate temperatures they cycle between the warm center and the cold edges of the group.

Self-sweeping laser could dramatically shrink 3-D mapping systems
Researchers are using light to move mirrors, a novel concept to automate the way a light source changes its wavelength as it sweeps the surrounding landscape. The advance could have implications for imaging technology using LIDAR.

New role for an old protein: Cancer causer
A protein known to play a role in transporting the molecular contents of normal cells into and out of various intracellular compartments can also turn such cells cancerous by stimulating a key growth-control pathway.

Family Alleges Pest Fumigation Left Boy Severely Injured
The 10-year-old boy has been left impaired after fumigation, family said.

More Parents Catching Early Signs of ADHD in Children
More children under age 6 are being diagnosed with the disorder.

New 'Calculator' Figures Out Your 'Heart Age'
New heart "calculator" lets you find out how old your heart really is.

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