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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'
Social media stars Zoella and Alfie Deyes feature in a study into the protection of children online.

Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery'
Influential economists argue an extra 2,000 per UK household is needed over the next 15 years.

Campaigners in court over NHS policy
The group - backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death - is challenging creation of new health management bodies.

Sheffield student with cleft lip bullied for the way he looked
A 13-year-old boy bullied because of his cleft lip is working with a charity to help others like him.

Why NHS costs just keep going up
Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - 2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.

Did witnesses fail USC women in care of 'predator' gynecologist?
As lawsuits mount against the University of Southern California and a former gynecologist who worked at the school, so do the outrage and demand for answers.

Johnson & Johnson hit with $25.75 million verdict in talc-asbestos case
A California jury hit Johnson & Johnson and other companies with a $25.75 million verdict, saying the company was negligent and did not warn consumers about possible health risks from its Baby Powder.

Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his football dream
A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent his seizures has been ruled ineligible to play in college, a decision that has sparked outrage from advocates, lawmakers and sports fans.

Sleep in this weekend -- you might live longer
Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do list, but tell them you're sleeping in this weekend. Science says it may help you live longer, especially if you don't get enough rest during the week.

Why you should start eating the Nordic diet
You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. But there's another diet that has its roots overseas, and it appears to offer similar health benefits.

Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men
Historically, men have been more likely to develop lung cancer than women in the United States, but new research indicates that this sex-based trend has flipped, with the greatest shift occurring among whites and some Hispanics born after the mid-1960s. Overall, younger women are now more likely to get lung cancer than men of the same age, the study authors say.

What we know about the possible 'sonic attacks' in Cuba and now China
The US State Department is looking into what could be a new "sonic attack" in China, "similar to what happened in Cuba" over a year ago, a US diplomatic official told CNN.

Missing CDC worker's death was a suicide by drowning, medical examiner rules
The CDC worker who was missing for nearly two months before his body was found in a river in Atlanta died of suicide by drowning, the Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak told CNN Wednesday.


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The New Old Age: In Elderly Hands, Firearms Can Be Even Deadlier
Suicide and dementia rates are highest in older people, raising questions about their ownership of guns. One possible solution: an advance directive for firearms.

Doctors: The Doctor Is Cooking
Here we were, 80 eager physicians from across North America in a large teaching kitchen in northern California.

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here?s What It Would Take
Universal state health coverage has rallied Democrats in the governor?s race. But even with the state?s size and wealth, it would be hard to achieve.

How Nighttime Tablet and Phone Use Disturbs Sleep
When a person used an iPad instead of reading print before bedtime, he or she had a later sleep onset and suppressed levels of melatonin.


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The New Old Age: In Elderly Hands, Firearms Can Be Even Deadlier
Suicide and dementia rates are highest in older people, raising questions about their ownership of guns. One possible solution: an advance directive for firearms.

Doctors: The Doctor Is Cooking
Here we were, 80 eager physicians from across North America in a large teaching kitchen in northern California.

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here?s What It Would Take
Universal state health coverage has rallied Democrats in the governor?s race. But even with the state?s size and wealth, it would be hard to achieve.

How Nighttime Tablet and Phone Use Disturbs Sleep
When a person used an iPad instead of reading print before bedtime, he or she had a later sleep onset and suppressed levels of melatonin.

Cold chemistry with two atoms

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

A longer exciton pathway

A 550,000-year record of East Asian monsoon rainfall from 10Be in loess

Cosmogenic 10Be flux from the atmosphere is a proxy for rainfall. Using this proxy, we derived a 550,000-year-long record of East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) rainfall from Chinese loess. This record is forced at orbital precession frequencies, with higher rainfall observed during Northern Hemisphere summer insolation maxima, although this response is damped during cold interstadials. The 10Be monsoon rainfall proxy is also highly correlated with global ice-volume variations, which differs from C...



Building one molecule from a reservoir of two atoms

Chemical reactions typically proceed via stochastic encounters between reactants. Going beyond this paradigm, we combined exactly two atoms in a single, controlled reaction. The experimental apparatus traps two individual laser-cooled atoms [one sodium (Na) and one cesium (Cs)] in separate optical tweezers and then merges them into one optical dipole trap. Subsequently, photoassociation forms an excited-state NaCs molecule. The discovery of previously unseen resonances near the molecular dissoci...



High parasite diversity accelerates host adaptation and diversification

Host-parasite species pairs are known to coevolve, but how multiple parasites coevolve with their host is unclear. By using experimental coevolution of a host bacterium and its viral parasites, we revealed that diverse parasite communities accelerated host evolution and altered coevolutionary dynamics to enhance host resistance and decrease parasite infectivity. Increases in parasite diversity drove shifts in the mode of selection from fluctuating (Red Queen) dynamics to predominately directiona...



Cell type atlas and lineage tree of a whole complex animal by single-cell tra...

Flatworms of the species Schmidtea mediterranea are immortal—adult animals contain a large pool of pluripotent stem cells that continuously differentiate into all adult cell types. Therefore, single-cell transcriptome profiling of adult animals should reveal mature and progenitor cells. By combining perturbation experiments, gene expression analysis, a computational method that predicts future cell states from transcriptional changes, and a lineage reconstruction method, we placed all majo...



Cell type transcriptome atlas for the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea

The transcriptome of a cell dictates its unique cell type biology. We used single-cell RNA sequencing to determine the transcriptomes for essentially every cell type of a complete animal: the regenerative planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Planarians contain a diverse array of cell types, possess lineage progenitors for differentiated cells (including pluripotent stem cells), and constitutively express positional information, making them ideal for this undertaking. We generated data for 66,783 ce...



Beyond fossil fuel-driven nitrogen transformations

Nitrogen is fundamental to all of life and many industrial processes. The interchange of nitrogen oxidation states in the industrial production of ammonia, nitric acid, and other commodity chemicals is largely powered by fossil fuels. A key goal of contemporary research in the field of nitrogen chemistry is to minimize the use of fossil fuels by developing more efficient heterogeneous, homogeneous, photo-, and electrocatalytic processes or by adapting the enzymatic processes underlying the natur...



Your Tablet and Smartphone Is Ruining Your Sleep
It wasn't just that light from electronic devices suppressed their secretion of melatonin, the sleep-regulating hormone, study author Jeanne Duffy said. Researchers expected that based on other studies.

Low-Fat Diet Tied to Better Breast Cancer Survival
Data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study had already found that women who ate a low-fat diet were at lower odds of developing more aggressive forms of breast cancer.

Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk
Because this was an observational study, the researchers couldn't prove eczema caused the increased heart disease risk. But they said that, given the large number of people included in the study, the association appears strong.

Heavier Women May Face Higher Cancer Risks: Study
Although the study couldn't prove cause and effect, obesity was tied to a rise in the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer by 20 percent and kidney cancer by 95 percent.

FDA Takes Action Against Teething Products, Makers
The FDA previously warned consumers about the risks of benzocaine, which includes a risk of developing a disease known as methemoglobinemia, which can raise the levels of methemoglobin in the blood while dangerously lowering blood oxygen levels.


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Trilobites: Big Discovery in a Tiny Mammal-Like Skull Found Under a Dinosaur?...
Paleontologists found a 130 million-year-old haramiyid fossil in Utah, suggesting that the ancient relatives of modern mammals spread farther across the globe than thought.



































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