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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Student in lifesaving heart finding
An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.

Heart deaths reach 'tipping point'
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

One Briton a fortnight helped to die
An average of around one person per fortnight travels from the UK to Switzerland to receive help to take their own life, a new study suggests.

Mental health care 'in dark ages'
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.

Pre-cook barbecue food, agency warns
People are urged to pre-cook food in the oven before barbecuing it after research finds many Britons make hygiene mistakes when cooking outdoors.

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Personal Health: Lots of Reasons to Eat Fish
Fish is good for you, better than heart-damaging red meat and even better than lean poultry. Even so, it is not a popular choice in the kitchen ? but there are ways to overcome opposition to it.

The New Old Age Blog: Part D Gains May Be Eroding
More Medicare beneficiaries are not taking prescribed medications or forgoing basic needs to pay for them, a new study finds.

Brains of Children With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses, Study Finds
A new study suggests that there is an oversupply of synapses in at least some parts of the brains of children with autism. The finding could help explain oversensitivity and seizures.

Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine
Soldiers and the police blocked roads to a neighborhood of tens of thousands of people in Monrovia, Liberia?s capital, and residents hurled rocks and stormed barricades trying to break out.

Well: Fish as Brain Food
Eating fish is associated with an increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 content, a new study of older adults has found.

Well: Instant Noodles Tied to Heart Risk
Women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were 68 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome.

In Liberia, a Child Thought to Have Ebola
The 10-year-old boy, found without his family, was eventually transported to a hospital in Monrovia.

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen takes her first steps
More than two months after a spinal cord injury, the six-time Olympic gold medalist is walking with bionic legs

Minnesota mom facing charges after giving son medical marijuana
A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain. Angela Brown calls the cannabis oil a lifesaver for her 15-year-old son, Trey, who suffered a traumatic brain injury three years ago at a baseball game. WCCO-TV's Liz Collin reports.

Minnesota mom charged for treating son's pain with medical marijuana
Angela Brown calls the cannabis oil a lifesaver for her 15-year-old son who suffered a traumatic brain injury three years ago

Obesity may be linked to dementia
New study finds that people who are overweight in their thirties have a higher risk of dementia. Also, doctors may have found a more effective way to treat depression using a combination of cognitive therapy and anti-depressant medication. Danielle Nottingham has a look at the day's medical headlines.

Does a big wedding mean a happier marriage?
A new report finds couples with 150 or more guests at their nuptials could have a more satisfying life together down the line

Common antibiotic may increase heart death risk
A commonly used antibiotic may increase the risk of cardiac death, but researchers stress that the new findings need to be confirmed

After Ebola: Writebol Said to Be Weak but Recovering
An aid worker who survived the deadly Ebola virus is healthy but weak after being released from a U.S. hospital, the agency she worked for says.

GoPro on Helmet Shows World From Baby's View
A 10-month-old gives his parents remarkable insight into life from a baby?s perspective thanks to a GoPro camera perched on the top of his head.

Gimmick or Not: Please Dump Ice On Your Heads
When Amy Phillips' father was diagnosed with ALS, he was told to "go home and die." If dumping ice means a chance for others, keep the ice flowing.

Life Lessons From One of the World's Oldest Men
Charlie White, who died at 109, was able to separate the things he could control from the things that he could not.

Ready for 60? Be fit and 'comfortable in your skin' like Al Roker
On Wednesday, Al Roker turned 60 and took the milestone in stride. Today, he?s celebrating by investing in his health and he?s not alone. According to a TODAY survey, 61 percent of people in their sixth decade of life say they are in good health. ?By the time you hit 60 ? you?re comfortable in your skin. In fact, most people my age are feeling pretty good,? Roker said.

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Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors
Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

What to Eat as You Age
Your dietary needs change as you age. WebMD advises what should be on your grocery list.

Manage Your Stress for Good Health
WebMD explains how stress can impact your health and what you can do about it.

Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell
Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck
Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, an expert says

Job Stress and Your Heart: Cutting Your Risk
WebMD discusses the connection between job stress and your heart health and what you can do to minimize your risks.

Children Face Highest Health Risk From Cell Phones
The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review.

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly
'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

5 Fun Facts About Apricots, Recipe
Small, sweet, and versatile, the golden-hued apricot is low in calories and high in flavor. Try it in WebMD's Apricot-Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin.

How Do Chefs Handle Their Weight? Chef?s Diet Secrets
WebMD discusses chefs? diet secrets -- including how they manage their weight, avoid eating all day, and much more.

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says
People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

Fish and coral smell a bad neighborhood: Marine protected areas might not be ...
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can smell the difference between healthy and damaged reefs when they decide where to settle.

Potential risk factors for urinary tract infections in young girls
Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs). The treatment may be as simple as better hygiene and avoiding potential irritants such as bubble baths and swimming pools.

Physicists have chilled the world's coolest molecule
Physicists have chilled the world's coolest molecules. The tiny titans in question are bits of strontium monofluoride, dropped to 2.5 thousandths of a degree above absolute zero through a laser cooling and isolating process called magneto-optical trapping. They are the coldest molecules ever achieved through direct cooling, and they represent a physics milestone likely to prompt new research in areas ranging from quantum chemistry to tests of the most basic theories in particle physics.

Reading 'Fifty Shades' linked to unhealthy behaviors
Young adult women who read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study. Further, women who read all three books in the blockbuster "Fifty Shades" erotic romance series are at increased risk of engaging in binge drinking and having multiple sex partners.

Water window imaging opportunity
Ever heard of the water window? It consists of radiations in the 3.3 to 4.4 nanometer range, which are not absorbed by the water in biological tissues. A new theoretical study identifies the physical mechanism needed to efficiently generate harmonic radiations at high laser intensities that occur beyond the saturation threshold of atoms and molecules. These findings are aimed at improving conventional methods of coherent radiation production to reach the water window.

Arctic sea ice influenced force of Gulf Stream
The force of the Gulf Stream was significantly influenced by the sea ice situation in the Fram Strait in the past 30,000 years. On the basis of biomarkers in deposits on the seafloor, geologists managed for the first time to reconstruct when and how the marine region between Greenland and Svalbard was covered with ice in the past and in what way the Gulf Stream reacted when the sea ice cover suddenly broke up.

Delivery by drone: New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during ...
In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as autonomous messengers that shuttle packages to customers within 30 minutes of an order. A new algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions.

Cellular biology of colorectal cancer: New Insight
A new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in suppressing colorectal cancer -- the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. -- has been outlined by new research, providing a better understanding of the illness. "It's not widely appreciated, but there is still plenty of cell growth going on in adults, with the colon being a good example," a researcher said. "On average, we shed and replace about 70 pounds of intestinal tissue annually, so you can imagine that thi...

Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil
The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but new modeling suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparking -- a finding that could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system.

Oldest metal object found to date in Middle East
A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, has been discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf. The awl dates back to the late 6th millennium or the early 5th millennium BCE, moving back by several hundred years the date it was previously thought that the peoples of the region began to use metals.

Ibuprofen posing potential threat to fish, researchers say
Many rivers contain levels of ibuprofen that could be adversely affecting fish health, researchers report. In what is believed to be the first study to establish the level of risk posed by ibuprofen at the country scale, the researchers examined 3,112 stretches of river which together receive inputs from 21 million people.

White-matter deficits in users of codeine-containing cough syrups
An imaging study of chronic users of codeine-containing cough syrups (CCS) has found deficits in specific regions of brain white matter and associates these changes with increased impulsivity in codeine-containing cough syrup users. These findings were consistent with results of previous studies of heroin and cocaine addicts. White matter disruptions also correlated with the duration of CCS use.

How Ebola Survivors Have Fought the Stigma
American Ebola survivors are no risk to the general public, experts say.

Are Athletes More Likely to Be Diagnosed With ALS?
Just one year ago, Tim Shaw was playing football with the Tennessee Titans. Now heā??s battling ALS, the fatal neurodegenerative disease at the center of the viral ice bucket challenge.

Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk
Peanut, almond butter from Hain Celestial unit recalled due to salmonella risk

USDA: Cost to Raise Child up Slightly to $245,340
Get ready for sticker shock: USDA says average cost to raise a child up slightly to $245,340

Advocates Slam 2012 Mental Health Clinic Closures
A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city?s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that?s simply not the case.

First Human West Nile Virus Case Reported In Illinois
The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that a woman in her 70s contracted the virus in July.

Brains of Children With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses, Study Finds
A new study suggests that there is an oversupply of synapses in at least some parts of the brains of children with autism. The finding could help explain oversensitivity and seizures.

Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine
Soldiers and the police blocked roads to a neighborhood of tens of thousands of people in Monrovia, Liberia?s capital, and residents hurled rocks and stormed barricades trying to break out.

Green Column: Cities? Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change
Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world?s metropolises.

In Liberia, a Child Thought to Have Ebola
The 10-year-old boy, found without his family, was eventually transported to a hospital in Monrovia.

Observatory: Pacific Octopus Holds Egg-Brooding Record
A solitary female octopus was observed protecting the same clutch of eggs for more than four years.

An 800-Year-Old Shot of Youth
A garden curator at Duke University happened upon a box huckleberry shrub thought to be 800 years old, and relatively young at that.

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