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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Food bug affects 70% of shop chickens
More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.

Many elderly 'struggle' at home
Thousands of older people in England are struggling in their own home with little or no help, research suggests.

Fifth of millennium babies 'obese'
One in five children born at the start of the millennium was obese by the age of 11, according to a major study.

'Silver surfers' more health savvy
Older people who regularly use the internet and take part in cultural activities may be better equipped to keep on top of their health, research suggests.

AUDIO: Schizophrenia assumptions challenged
A report published on Thursday challenges received wisdom about the nature of schizophrenia.

VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'
Professor Atul Gawande of Harvard University on why more effort needs to be made to improve the last stage in people's lives.

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Wyoming Devises Plan to Expand Medicaid
If it wins federal and state legislative approval, Wyoming will join 27 states that have added program coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

National Briefing | Health: Study Finds Most With H.I.V. Don?t Take Medicine
Just 30 percent of Americans with H.I.V. have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, health officials said Tuesday.

?Some people may be pre-wired to be bilingual
For everyone else, research shows that even trying to learn a second language may benefit the brain and stave off dementia

Whole Foods recalls vegan pies in 4 states
Pumpkin pies sold with unintended ingredient which could put some allergy sufferers at risk

New research highlights benefits of full-day pre-K
Arthur J. Reynolds, of the University of Minnesota, says kids in full day preschool had greater gains in literacy and language development, math skills, socio-emotional learning and also physical health. Adriana Diaz reports.

Google releases "smart spoon" that stops spills
The tech giant has created a utensil to make mealtime easier for people with Parkinson's disease and essential tremors

Ryan Reynolds, Michael J. Fox Team Up on Parkinson's
Ryan Reynolds and Michael J. Fox sat down with Willie Geist to talk about their mutual quest to find a cure for Parkinson?s.

Mom, Can You Drive? Knowing When to Take the Keys
Worries about older relatives driving spike around the holidays. But how do we know when it's time to take the car keys away from elderly parents?

Less Painful Mammograms? New Device May Help
Dutch researchers have developed a new device that can minimize pain from mammograms without any loss of image quality.

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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening
More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk
Six hours a week of household chores or commuting seem protective, study finds

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable
Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study
Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed

Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate
Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids
Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Alaska Doctors Overwhelmed By New Federal Rules
The new requirements for electronic medical records and other technological upgrades can be a heavy burden for Alaska?s small medical practices and aging physician workforce.

Some Experts Dispute Claims Of Looming Doctor Shortage
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can fill some primary care gaps, but specialists say an aging population will need more intensive care.

Matched 'hybrid' systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy
The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.

Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay
Materials scientists have invented clay, which is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. It represents a turn away from the rather complicated and costly processing ? currently used to make materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors ?- and toward one that looks a bit like rolling out cookie dough with results that are even sweeter from an energy storage standpoint.

Copper on the brain at rest
Proper copper levels are essential to the health of the brain at rest, new research shows. The brain consumes 20-percent of the oxygen taken in through respiration. This high demand for oxygen and oxidative metabolism has resulted in the brain harboring the body's highest levels of copper, as well as iron and zinc. Over the past few years, researchers have developed a series of fluorescent probes for molecular imaging of copper in the brain.

Saving ovaries does not help prevent prolapse for women after menopause
Removing ovaries at hysterectomy does not increase a woman's risk of pelvic organ prolapse after menopause. In fact, removing ovaries lowers the risk of prolapse. This surprising finding from a Women's Health Initiative study has just been published.

An enzyme that fixes broken DNA sometimes destroys it instead, researchers find
Enzymes inside cells that normally repair damaged DNA sometimes wreck it instead, researchers have found. The insight could lead to a better understanding of the causes of some types of cancer and neurodegenerative disease.

Elderly brains learn, but maybe too much
Learning requires both mental flexibility, or 'plasticity,' and stability. A new study finds that in learning a visual task, older people exhibited a surprising degree of plasticity, but had trouble filtering out irrelevant information, suggesting that their learning was not as stable.

Research on rare cancer exposes possible route to new treatments
The unusual role of lactate in the alveolar soft part sarcoma has been uncovered by researchers who also confirm that a fusion gene is the cancer-causing agent in the disease.

Brain researchers pinpoint gateway to human memory
An international team of researchers has successfully determined the location, where memories are generated with a level of precision never achieved before. To this end the scientists used a particularly accurate type of magnetic resonance imaging technology.

Study examines communication, end-of-life decisions
A recent study examines how the quality of communication among family members and care givers impacts end-of-life decisions. The author says that family communication holds a great deal of potential for improving end-of-life health care.

Amazonian shrimps: An underwater world still unknown
A study reveals how little we know about the Amazonian diversity. Aiming to resolve a scientific debate about the validity of two species of freshwater shrimp described in the first half of the last century, researchers have found that not only this species is valid, but also discovered the existence of a third unknown species. The researchers concluded that these species evolved about 10 million years ago.

New evidence of ancient rock art across Southeast Asia
Research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows the region's first people brought with them a rich art practice. These earliest people skilfully produced paintings of animals in rock shelters from southwest China to Indonesia. Besides these countries, early sites were also recorded in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia.

Bioengineering study finds two-cell mouse embryos already 'talking' about the...
Bioengineers have discovered that mouse embryos are contemplating their cellular fates in the earliest stages after fertilization when the embryo has only two to four cells, a discovery that could upend the scientific consensus about when embryonic cells begin differentiating into cell types. Their research used single-cell RNA sequencing to look at every gene in the mouse genome.

Global quantum communications: No longer the stuff of fiction?
Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively. Scientists have recently made inroads into popularizing quantum information technologies by creating an atomic memory with outstanding parameters and an extremely simple construction.

Isolation of important centres in brain results in age-related memory deficits
Poor memory among the elderly can be explained by regions in the hippocampus complex, an important part of the brain, becoming more co-active during rest, thereby interacting less efficiently with other parts of the brain when we try to memorize information, researchers report.

Pleasure at another's misfortune is evident in children as young as two
Even very young children will show signs of schadenfreude when an inequitable situation is rectified. Until now, researchers believed that children didn't develop such a sophisticated emotion until the age of seven, but a new study found evidence of schadenfreude in children as young as two.

It's particle-hunting season! Scientists launch Higgs Hunters Project
Scientists have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help search for previously unobserved particles.

Drivers of sexual traits: Age and a whole lot more
Many male animals have multiple displays and behaviors to attract females; and often the larger or greater the better. Understanding what has driven the evolution of these traits is an important evolutionary question.

Hydrothermal settlers: Barnacle holds clues about how climate change is affec...
The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence from the deep ocean to determine what those impacts might be. Enter the barnacle; a hard, sessile creature that looks like a tiny volcano and attaches to rocks, boat bottoms, and other hard substrates, where it filters ocean water to feed on tiny organisms. The barnacle holds clues about how climate change is...

Glassy protein solution may cause eyesight deterioration
Long-sightedness caused by age could be due to proteins in the lens of the eye that are converted from a fluid solution to a solid, glassy state, researchers have found. Around the age of 40-50, many people find their sight deteriorates and they need to use reading glasses. This age-related long-sightedness is thought to be due to a reduction in the elasticity of the lens in the eye. A new research study appears to have put its finger on the details of what happens in the eye when long-sightedne...

New test to measure HDL cholesterol can predict cardiovascular risk
Changes to the "good cholesterol" HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) can be associated with cardiovascular diseases, researchers report. By developing a new laboratory test, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the presence of certain proteins in the HDL can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.

Studying the speed of multi-hop Bluetooth networks
Bluetooth technology is the most widespread standard wireless communication. One of its applications is the creation of electronic sensor networks. Researchers have studied the performance of Bluetooth networks and measured the delays taking place in information transmission time.

Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults
Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.

Flu Cases In Suburban Cook County On The Rise
In the past week, the Cook County Department of Public Health has seen a 32 percent increase in emergency room visits in suburban Cook County for cases of the flu, or flu-like symptoms, when compared to the week before.

Dot Earth Blog: A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth?s Age of Humans
A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth.

Matter: Clues to Bees? History, Tucked Away in Drawers
Scientists are dusting off old insect collections in museums in an effort to learn what has happened to bee populations.

Books: 'XL Love' Examines the Private Complications of Obesity in Americans? ...
Does a girl who enters adolescence with a big woman?s body have a harder time socially than most teenagers? How about a boy whose fat conjures up female stereotypes?

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