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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Brain's 'internal compass' found
The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.

Me, my friend Pru, and our memories
Joan Bakewell on her friend Prunella Scales' dementia fight

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The New Old Age: Dementia, but Prettier
Julianne Moore gives a wonderful performance in ?Still Alice,? but the film skirts the truth about dementia.

Lee W. Wattenberg, Who Saw Cancer Fighters in Foods, Dies at 92
Dr. Wattenberg, a University of Minnesota researcher hailed as the ?father of chemoprevention,? found weapons in chemical compounds in broccoli, cabbage, coffee and garlic.

Well: Belly Fat Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death
Having a ?beer belly? significantly increases the risk for sudden cardiac death, a new study has found.

The New Old Age Blog: Questionable Remedies for Eye Disease
Supplements claiming to prevent age-related macular degeneration often don?t contain enough, or any, of the ingredients shown to help, a researcher warns.

Scratch from pet rat kills California boy
CDC warns "rat-bite fever" is a rare but real threat when rodents are kept as pets

Tips for easing kids' colds and coughs
When a child starts coughing and sniffling, which home remedies help, and when do you need to call the doctor?

How to kick kids? colds and coughs
It?s that time of year again where many children are suffering from sore throats and the sniffles. CBS News? Alison Harmelin has tips on what you can do to keep your kids comfortable.

Listeria in caramel apples kills at least 4
Health officials warn people to avoid eating pre-packaged caramel apples while the investigation continues

Air pollution linked to risk of having an autistic child
A new study found pregnant women in areas with high pollution face a higher risk of having a child with autism. And, millions of people with asthma and severe allergies may not be getting the full benefit of their medications. Omar Villafranca has some of the day's top health stories.

Caramel Apples Linked to Five Deaths, CDC Says
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.

Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths, CDC Says
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.

That Cheap Old Car Might Carry Deadly Cost for Teens
When shopping for a safe car for their teens, parents might want to aim for the newest model they can afford, a new study suggests.

Could Ibuprofen Extend Lives for Humans, Too?
Regular doses of ibuprofen were found to extend lifespans - with healthy bonus time - in worms, flies and yeast, according to a new study.

Air Pollution in Pregnancy May Nearly Double Autism Risk
Pregnant women may nearly double their risk of giving birth to an autistic child by inhaling smog spewed by vehicles or smoke stacks, a study finds.

New Stroke Treatment: Removing Clot Can Limit Disability
For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit damage from a common type of stroke.

103-Year-Old Doctor on Longevity: 'Exercise is Over-rated'
Dr. Ephraim Engleman will celebrate his 104th birthday in March, but he's too busy to dwell on reaching that remarkable age.

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Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk
Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk
'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5...
More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5 to 9, according to new research.

Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests
The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say

Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says
Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos
Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors
Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

WebMD?s Top Stories of 2014
These stories engaged our readers in 2014, heightening their awareness of diseases like Ebola and enterovirus D68 and informing them on topics ranging from the state of Alzheimer?s treatment and prevention to signs of suicide after comedian Robin Williams? death.

FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk
The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer
Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

Pregnancy Complication Linked to Autism
Unborn babies whose mothers get a pregnancy condition called preeclampsia may face a higher risk of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a large new study suggests.

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD
Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

Atom-thick CCD could capture images
An atomically thin material may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices.

High socioeconomic status increases discrimination, depression risk in black ...
An investigation into factors related to disparities of depression in young adults has found that higher parental education -- which has a protective effect for white youth -- can also increase the risk of depression for black youth by increasing the discrimination they experience.

Latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal ...
Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review, which highlights that menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats are common, affecting around 70% of women for an average of 5 years but may continue for many years in about 10% of women.

People with blood groups A, B and AB at higher risk of type 2 diabetes than g...
A study of more than 80,000 women has uncovered different risks of developing type 2 diabetes associated with different blood groups, with the biggest difference a 35 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes found in those with group B, Rhesus factor positive blood compared with the universal donor group O, Rhesus factor negative.

Don't be tempted to buy your teen a cheap (old) car, parents warned
Almost half of teen drivers killed on US roads in the past few years were driving vehicles that were 11 or more years old, and often lacking key safety features, reveals research. Parents, who are usually the ones stumping up for a car, could be putting their children's lives at risk by focusing on cost, warn the researchers.

Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health, stroke risk
Struggling to stand on one leg for less than 20 seconds was linked to an increased risk for stroke, small blood vessel damage in the brain, and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people, a study has shown. One-legged standing time may be a simple test used to measure early signs of abnormalities in the brain associated with cognitive decline, cerebral small vessel disease and stroke.

Older kidney donors with hypertension may have good kidney health following d...
Kidney donors with hypertension had slightly fewer nephrons (the kidney?s filtering units) at the time of donation than similarly aged donors with normal blood pressure; however, 6 months following their surgery, hypertensive and non-hypertensive donors both maintained excellent blood pressure control and had similarly robust compensatory kidney responses.

Time management skills keep animals primed for survival
Many animals may have a previously under-appreciated ability to make up for lost time with more effort, according to new research.

Mutations need help from evolution to cause cancer
In addition to DNA damage, cancer depends on the slow degradation of tissue that allows cancer cells to out-compete healthy cells, a new study shows. "We show that mutations, although necessary, cannot promote blood cancer development without an age-altered tissue microenvironment," the researchers write.

Hot flashes linked to increased risk of hip fracture
Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a new study.

School Takes Away Blind Child's Cane as Punishment
A school took away an 8-year-old blind boy's cane as punishment for acting up and replaced it with a pool noodle, his father told ABC News.

Watch: How One Family Is Dealing With Ebola
In rural villages, distance and distrust are keeping people away.

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Hundreds Of Students Sick With Flu In Oak Park School District
A total of 563 students missed school Monday in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 ? or nearly 10 percent of the district?s entire school body ? most of them with flu-like symptoms.

Owners of Chemical Firm Charged in Elk River Spill in West Virginia
Four owners and operators of Freedom Industries were indicted in the January leak that cut off drinking water to hundreds of thousands of residents.

Out There: A Picture Captures Planets Waiting to Be Born
Astronomers have obtained, in the image of the young star HL Tauri, what might be the best view yet of dust in the act of turning into planets.

Cape Cod Mystery: A Surge of Stranded Turtles
Volunteers are waging a rescue effort after finding almost 1,200 turtles washed ashore since mid-November, far more than in the previous record year.

States in Parched Southwest Take Steps to Bolster Lake Mead
Arizona, California and Nevada signed an agreement calling for conservation and other efforts to forestall further drops in Lake Mead, the water source for much of the region.

Dot Earth Blog: How a Porcupine and YouTube Helped Save the Bronx Zoo?s Budget
How a century-old conservation group chose YouTube and a porcupine to fight budget cuts in the depth of the recession.

U.N. Secretary General to Visit Ebola-Plagued Nations
The trip, which is to begin later this week, seems designed to send a message of solidarity with the three affected countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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