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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head
California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Why are older people happier than you?

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Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food
Starting Monday, nothing sold by Chipotle, which has more than 1,800 restaurants, will contain any genetically modified ingredients.

Iowa Law Arising From Kasem Case Ensures Adult Children Can See Sick Parents
Under the measure, an adult who cannot manage his or her own affairs and must depend on a legal guardian would have the right to receive visits from family members.

Well: Endive, Served Hot
Endive is often served cold, but this week Martha Rose Shulman heats it up.

Well: Vegetables and Cheese Meet Bread
Vegetables and cheese, hot or cold, always make a great sandwich combination.

Military Medicine: Service Members Are Left in Dark on Health Errors
The nation?s 1.3 million active-duty service members are in a special bind, virtually powerless to hold accountable the health care system that treats them.

Genetic test could help gauge cancer risk for women
A genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer is now more affordable. The test was developed by a startup company in California and it says, "the test offers a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk for these conditions." Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to tell us more.

Foods that help keep the pounds off as you age
It's not just about counting calories; study finds some foods are worse for the waistline than others

Hawaii clears way for raising legal smoking age
A new bill in the state would prevent people under age 21 from smoking, buying and possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes

Researchers discover new tick-borne disease
The illness could potentially pose a health risk to people in areas where the carrier tick is common

Cancer survivor kicked out of school over attendance
A 12-year-old Michigan girl who won her battle with leukemia was dismissed from her middle school over concerns about her attendance and academic performance. Rose McGrath's parents are fighting back, saying the school didn't do enough to help their sick daughter. CBS Western Michigan affiliate WWMT has the story.

Girl who fought cancer is dismissed for missing school
Middle school student missed class while fighting leukemia and has now been told not to come back, family says

What transgender people want you to know
?Words matter, and in the transgender community, language may help clear a path to acceptance and a safer life

Hawaii Passes Bill to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21
The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes.

Nurse Springs Into Action As Mystery Illness Diverts Plane
A 25-year-old nurse found herself in the middle of a medical drama in the air when passengers began to fall ill on board a SkyWest Airlines flight.

Is Dirty Air Damaging the Brains of Some City Dwellers?
City air pollution could hurt your brain, Harvard researchers suggested Thursday.

Dr. Oz to Critics: 'It's Not a Medical Show'
The Dr. Oz Show is actually "not a medical show" but will no longer use words like "miracle," Dr. Mehmet Oz told NBC News in an exclusive interview.

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Top stories: The vampire squid?s unusual sex life, 170-year-old champagne, an...
A roundup of some of our favorite stories of the week

Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer
It is never too late to stop smoking, experts says. They?ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help you avoid dying from heart disease.

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes
Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Thousands May Have Been Shorted On Insurance Subsidies After Calculation Error
Some families likely received lower subsidies than they were entitled to, or were denied Medicaid coverage, because of faulty calculations related to children who receive Social Security income.

Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.
Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says

How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age
Learn how to recognize ADHD symptoms in children, teens, and adults.

Despite warnings, health food stores recommend over-the-counter dietary suppl...
Fifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores across the country, the staff at those stores actually went so far as to recommend certain products, despite labels reading 'for adult use only.'

Some children lose autism diagnosis but still struggle
About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required special education supports, according to a new study.

Electronic cigarettes gaining in popularity among teens
Teens no longer smoke just cigarettes. They have branched out to using alternative tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes, hookahs and little cigars. In fact, e-cigarette use is rising rapidly among both cigarette smokers and nonsmokers, according to a new study.

One third of teens admit to texting while driving: State laws help
State laws banning texting while driving led to significant reductions in the number of teens using their cell phones while behind the wheel, but nearly one-third still admitted to engaging in this risky behavior, according to new research.

Cell phones take parents' attention away from kids on playgrounds
Parents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a quick text or check Facebook. It may be more prudent, however, to stay focused on their child to ensure he or she plays safely. More than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated in U.S. emergency rooms each year for playground-related injuries.

Babies as young as six months using mobile media
More than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, and by one year of age, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day, according to a new study.

Magazine, Internet images fail to promote infant sleep safety
Images of infants sleeping in unsafe environments are pervasive in women's magazines and on stock photo websites, which could create confusion among parents and put babies at risk, according to a new study.

Youths who survive self-poisoning continue to be at risk of suicide for years
Teenagers who are hospitalized after intentionally poisoning themselves are at a significantly increased risk of dying by suicide in the following decade, according to a new study.

Brachytherapy improves survival for inoperable early stage endometrial cancer
Women who have early stage endometrial cancer and are inoperable tend to live longer if they have been treated with brachytherapy with or without external beam radiation, according to new research.

High radiotherapy dose improves prospects for children with brain cancer
Researchers have found that increasing the dose of radiotherapy given to children with an intracranial ependymoma, a form of cancer of the central nervous system, can significantly improve their survival.

Scientists develop first liquid nanolaser
Scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it's tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful feature. The laser technology could lead to practical applications, such as a new form of a 'lab on a chip' for medical diagnostics. In addition to changing color in real time, the liquid nanolaser has additional advantages: it is simple to make, inexpensive to produce and operates at room temperature.

Team develops faster, higher quality 3-D camera
Inspired by the Microsoft Kinect and the human eye, scientists have developed an inexpensive 3-D camera that can be used in any environment to produce high-quality images.

Long lasting anti-hemophilia factor safe in kids, experts say
Children with hemophilia A require three to four infusions each week to prevent bleeding episodes, chronic pain and joint damage. A new, extended therapy combines recombinant factor VIII with a fusion protein that allows the molecule to remain in the circulation longer -- translating into a need for less frequent treatment.

Direct visualization of magnetoelectric domains
Using a novel microscopy technique, scientists revealed a major enhancement of coupling between electric and magnetic dipoles. The discovery could lead to devices for use in computer memory or magnetic sensors.

Fast and accurate 3-D imaging technique to track optically-trapped particles
Researchers have developed a novel technique to precisely track the 3-D positions of optically-trapped particles having complicated geometry in high speed.

We think better on our feet, literally
A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.

Picture this: Graphene brings 3-D holograms clearer and closer
From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full-color, wide-angle, 3-D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition.

Delayed diagnosis of Celiac disease may put lives at risk: Is screening the s...
Celiac disease is one of the most common life-long conditions in Europe, yet many people remain undiagnosed and lengthy diagnostic delays may be putting lives at risk. Today, doctors are being urged to consider testing for celiac disease in anyone showing signs and symptoms of the condition and to consider screening everyone in high-risk groups.

Risk perception: Social exchange can amplify subjective fears
A 'pass the message' experiment investigates how people perceive and communicate the risks of a widely used chemical.

Beyond genes: Are centrioles carriers of biological information?
Scientists have discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery raises the possibility that transmission of biological information could involve more than just genes. Centrioles may actually be carriers of information, which holds profound implications for biology and disease treatment.

To flare or not to flare: The riddle of galactic thin to thick disk solved
A long-standing puzzle regarding the nature of disk galaxies has finally been solved by a team of astronomers using state-of-the-art theoretical models. The new study shows that groups of stars with the same age always flare as the result of massive galactic collisions. When taken all together, these flares, nested like the petals of a blooming rose, puff up the disk and constitute what astronomers call the ?thick? disk.

Family Shares Heartfelt Story of UK's Youngest Organ Donor
Family shares heartbreaking story of the youngest organ donor in the UK to encourage organ donation.

Snake-Bitten Man Faces Charges After Attempted Ssssmooch
Austin Hatfield, 18, of Wimauma, told his friends he took a liking to the snake and decided to keep it as a pet.

Fitness Guru's Heartfelt Video Sheds Body Image Myths
How a fitness guru is sending a heartfelt message with her "perfect body" video.

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The Parched West: Drought Widens Economic Divide for Californians
The persistent water shortage is illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity.

Liquid Batteries for Solar and Wind Power
So-called flow batteries can provide energy steadily over time and last much longer than other types of storage.

Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food
Starting Monday, nothing sold by Chipotle, which has more than 1,800 restaurants, will contain any genetically modified ingredients.

Everest Climbers Are Killed as Nepal Quake Sets Off Avalanche
The avalanche rumbled down a treacherous icefall into a mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17 climbers and injuring an untold number of others, officials said.

Dot Earth Blog: Long-Predicted Death Toll in Nepal Earthquake Reflects Wider ...
The major earthquake that has shattered buildings across Katmandu and killed hundreds will likely produce a vast toll.

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