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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Paracetamol ?no good for back pain'
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

E-cigarette use 'high among teens'
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.

Parents rarely spot child obesity
Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.

Medieval eye remedy 'kills MRSA'
A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists say.

Should pilots be outed for their psychological problems?
"A pilot called me last week, concerned he might have Marfan syndome," a health care provider told me recently at a meeting. "But if I find he has the disease, do I have to report him to the Federal Aviation Administration? And if so, should I call him first and tell him that? Would he lose his job?" She was totally unsure what to do. Several other providers were present, and none of them knew, either.

1000-year-old recipe kills MRSA superbug

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Risk Factor: Income Inequality: It?s Also Bad for Your Health
A study found that in places with more unevenness of income, life spans were shorter.

Economic Scene: The False Hope of a Smaller Government, Built on Tax Breaks
Protected from democratic accountability, the government developed into a Rube Goldberg contraption that has a weak claim to a defensible social purpose.

Well: Endometriosis Is Often Ignored in Teenage Girls
Debilitating pain, internal bleeding and even infertility may result when the condition is overlooked or played down by physicians.

Well: Ways to Prevent Injuries in Falls
Exercise and vitamin D supplements may help prevent injurious falls in older adults, a randomized trial found.

Well: Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research
The vast majority of clinical trials have found no evidence that fish oil supplements lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Personal Health: Nuts Are a Nutritional Powerhouse
A series of studies found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, across classes and ethnic groups.

?Medieval garlic and bile potion kills MRSA superbug
The 1,000-year-old remedy for eye infections does something modern day antibiotics can't

Why new report could help lead to better breast cancer treatment
A new national report offers a roadmap for targeting cancer more precisely, and it includes key findings about the type of people who face greater risk from breast cancer. Dr. David Agus of USC's Westside Cancer Center joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the key findings.

What keeps Debi Mazar up at night?
The star of "Entourage" and TV Land's new series "Younger" says her crazy, over-scheduled life makes it hard to get a good night's sleep. She tells CBS News' Lauren Moraski how she's learned to cope.

Graphic details revealed as Tsarnaev prosecutors rest case
The defense team in the Boston Marathon bombing trial begins its first full day of testimony. Prosecutors rested their case Monday following some of the most graphic and emotional images of the trial, including those of the youngest victim, 8-year-old Martin Richard. Elaine Quijano reports.

Pesticides in fruits, veggies may lower sperm count
A new study finds chemical residues on commercial produce may be damaging to a man's reproductive health

Medieval Concoction Kills MRSA
A little garlic, a little onion, a little ... ox gall? This 1,000-year-old recipe seems to kill germs, researchers confirm.

Ten Years After Terri Schiavo, Death Debates Still Divide
America, both young and old, still needs to try harder not to avoid talking about death - and one's wishes in the final days, a bioethicist asserts.

Guess Your Age? 3-D Facial Scan Beats Doctor's Exam
Scientists say a 3-D analysis of wrinkles and other signs of aging can reveal a person's physiological age based only on an image of his or her face.

Why Do Older People Have Big Ears?
As we age, our ears continue to grow.

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains: Study
Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children.

Is It OK to Eat Moldy Food?
You're famished for a bit of cheese, but you notice a blue spot on the chunk of cheddar in your fridge. Is it OK to slice off the bad part and eat the rest?

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Tiny beetles don?t cause big fires, study finds, raising policy questions
During big fire seasons, insect-damaged forests in western U.S. don?t necessarily burn more

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause is hotly debated. Is it safe? Experts answer common questions.

Undoing Autism One Toy at a Time
There's a growing movement in medicine: a push to find and treat children at risk for autism at younger and younger ages -- even in the womb -- in the hope that their social and emotional development can be boosted to normal or near-normal levels.

Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'
Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds
Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

Discovering missing body parts of ancient fossils: Waves and storms lifted fo...
Certain specimens of the fossil Dickinsonia are incomplete because ancient currents lifted them from the sea floor, a team of paleontologists has found. Sand then got deposited beneath the lifted portion, the researchers report, strongly suggesting that Dickinsonia was mobile, easily separated from the sea floor and not attached to the substrate on which it lived.

Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors' office visits, stud...
Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research. The study found that the frequency of physician visits was particularly influenced by chronic loneliness -- and suggests that the identification and targeting of interventions for lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and health care costs.

Folic acid may help elderly weather heat waves
Supplemental folic acid can enhance blood vessel dilation in older adults, according to researchers, suggesting that folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults to increase skin blood flow during heat waves and reduce cardiovascular events.

Scientists one step closer to finding how to repair damaged nerve cells
A team of researchers has uncovered a new kind of synergy in the development of the nervous system, which explains an important mechanism required for neural circuits to form properly. This breakthrough could eventually help develop tools to repair nerve cells following injuries to the nervous system (such as the brain and spinal cord).

Stereotypes persist that class, privilege determine intellect and success
A meritocracy holds that if you work hard enough, you can succeed in life, regardless of race, religion, gender or social status. But a new study suggests that, despite egalitarian efforts to downplay class as a forecaster for intelligence and achievement, many people still believe their destiny is tied to their station in life.

The rapid rise of human language
Human language likely developed quite rapidly into a sophisticated system, a linguist contends. Instead of mumbles and grunts, people deployed syntax and structures resembling the ones we use today, this expert suggests.

Genetic variability in the platelet linked to increased risk for clotting
Coronary heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States, are diseases associated with heightened platelet reactivity. A new study in humans suggests an underlying reason for the variability in the risk of clotting is due to a genetic variation in a receptor on the surface of the platelet.

Age matters: Discovering why antidepressants don't work well for kids
A new study had researchers seeking answers to why the therapeutic benefit afforded by SSRIs was so limited in children and teenagers. If researchers can uncover the biological mechanisms preventing available treatments from producing antidepressant effects, scientists can then target those mechanisms to develop new antidepressants that will treat childhood and adolescent depression more effectively.

Bacteria play an important role in long term storage of carbon in the ocean
The ocean is a large reservoir of dissolved organic molecules, and many of these molecules are stable against microbial utilization for hundreds to thousands of years. They contain a similar amount of carbon as compared to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Researchers found answers to questions about the origin of these persistent molecules in a recent study.

Early education narrows the achievement gap with younger starts and longer stays
New research reveals high-quality early education is especially advantageous for children when they start younger and continue longer. Not only does more high-quality early education significantly boost the language skills of children from low-income families, children whose first language is not English benefit even more.

History of depression puts women at risk for diabetes during pregnancy, study...
A history of depression may put women at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to research. This study also pointed to how common depression is during pregnancy and the need for screening and education.

Researchers map seasonal greening in US forests, fields, and urban areas
Using the assessment tool ForWarn, US Forest Service researchers can monitor the growth and development of vegetation that signals winter's end and the awakening of a new growing season. Now these researchers have devised a way to more precisely characterize the beginning of seasonal greening, or 'greenup,' and compare its timing with that of the 14 previous years. Such information helps land managers anticipate and plan for the impacts of disturbances such as weather events and insect pests.

What makes a child feel unsafe in their neighborhood?
Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their social and physical environments and this in turn can impact their health, say researchers. "While we knew that a child's sense of safety is informed by his or her own parents' sense of safety, we did not know how the child's own perceptions of their environment contributes to this sense," explained the study's first author.

Keeping hungry elephants at bay
Until now electric fences and trenches have proved to be the most effective way of protecting farms and villages from night time raids by hungry elephants. But researchers think they may have come up with another solution ? the recorded sound of angry predators.

How did he do it? Mayor Bloomberg's public health strategy evaluated
How did former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg succeed in achieving so much of his "comprehensive and far-reaching" public health agenda? Key strategies included harnessing the full authority of the City health department and mobilizing the existing workforce to focus on targeted reforms, according to a study.

Using Twitter to probe political polarization
Most often on Twitter, those we engage with are like-minded, and the ensuing electronic maelstrom of 140-character missives serves to reinforce, pulling us and them further along in the direction we were already trending toward. All that sound and fury can signify something, however: researchers in Spain have recently developed a model to detect the extent to which a conversation on Twitter -- and thus the actual offline argument and political climate -- is polarized.

Travelling pollution: East Asian human activities affect air quality in remot...
Researchers have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia. Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator, with implications for air quality in the region. Once there, the pollutants can travel higher into the atmosphere and impact the ozone layer.

People in MTV docusoaps are more ideal than real: Obese characters are no-sho...
More midriff, cleavage and muscle is seen in MTV's popular television docusoaps such as The Real World, Jersey Shore or Laguna Beach than in the average American household. Semi-naked brawny Adonises and even more scantily clad thin women strut around on screen simply to grab the audience's attention. In the process, they present a warped view to young viewers about how they should look.

Internet searches create illusion of personal knowledge, research finds
Searching the Internet for information may make people feel smarter than they actually are, according to new research. In a series of experiments, participants who searched for information on the Internet believed they were more knowledgeable than a control group about topics unrelated to the online searches. In a result that surprised the researchers, participants had an inflated sense of their own knowledge after searching the Internet even when they couldn't find the information they were loo...

5-Year-Old Shooting Victim Feted at Pirate-Themed Party
Donovan Lyles Jr. was struck by a stray bullet from a random shooting. He lost his eye but not his spirit.

10 Years After Schiavo's Death, 'End of Life' Debate Rages
Ten years after the death of Terri Schiavo, the debate over when to end the life of someone catastrophically ill rages on.

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Gas Utilities Reduce Leaks of Methane, Study Finds
Researchers suggested that the reduction was largely a result of equipment upgrades, including replacement of leaky old cast-iron or unprotected steel pipe.

Q&A: How Not to Catch a Cold on a Plane
There are ways for passengers to avoid whatever may be going around up there.

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