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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae
Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.

Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions
Researchers find bowel cancer screening can indicate whether people are at risk of other problems.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case
It is the largest payout over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer.

Bill Gates jump-starts research for an affordable test for Alzheimer's
Bill Gates joins a coalition of investors giving $30 million to find a "reliable, affordable" diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease.

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years
Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined.

Experimental blood test could detect melanoma skin cancer early, study finds
Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer -- in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy.


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Personal Health: When to Get Your Bone Density Tested
Updated guidelines can help women decide when to have bone density screening but may discourage men.

Sleep Tied to Teenagers? All-Around Health
Adolescents who got enough sleep had a lower risk of metabolic problems.

The Checkup: Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors
Advantages for children include being physically active, spending time in nature and getting away from screens. And fun.

Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It?s Complicated
A brief history of the debate in the U.S., from the rise of formula to the Trump administration opposing an international resolution encouraging breast-feeding.


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Personal Health: When to Get Your Bone Density Tested
Updated guidelines can help women decide when to have bone density screening but may discourage men.

Sleep Tied to Teenagers? All-Around Health
Adolescents who got enough sleep had a lower risk of metabolic problems.

The Checkup: Writing Prescriptions to Play Outdoors
Advantages for children include being physically active, spending time in nature and getting away from screens. And fun.

Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It?s Complicated
A brief history of the debate in the U.S., from the rise of formula to the Trump administration opposing an international resolution encouraging breast-feeding.

Illnesses Linked to Venezuela Crab Meat: FDA
Illnesses began between April 1 and July 3, with eight cases in Maryland, two in Louisiana and one each in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Eczema Can Dramatically Hurt Quality of Life
The allergic skin condition eczema can seriously damage overall health and quality of life, a new survey finds.

Smoking May Boost Risk of AFib
Smokers are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, but the risk is reduced considerably in those who quit, researchers in Norway have found.

Too Few Kids Screened For Developmental Delays
Fewer than one-third of U.S. children under 3 years old receive recommended screening for developmental problems, researchers at John Hopkins University report.

Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?
Compared with their mothers' generation, young women who became pregnant between 2012 and 2016 were at greater risk of having "high" scores when they were screened for depression, British researchers report.

1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Issues
One in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are having thinking problems, like confusion and memory loss, which the CDC says are not a normal part of aging.

Heart Disease in Dogs May be Tied to Certain Foods
Large dogs such as Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, Saint Bernards and Doberman Pinschers have a genetic risk for canine DCM, a disease of the heart muscle that often leads to congestive heart failure.

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables and with less processed food were tied to a 30 percent lower risk of developing asthma symptoms for men, and a 20 percent lower risk for women, researchers have found.


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What Breeds Make Up This Mutt?
Experts did little better than dog lovers ? and nobody did very well ? when asked to describe the heritage of various mutts.

Babies? Cries May Foretell Their Adult Voices, a Study Shows
New research indicates that the pitch of a baby?s cries at 4 months old may predict the pitch of its speech at age 5.

Drought and Drone Reveal ?Once-in-a-Lifetime? Signs of Ancient Henge in Ireland
A local photographer?s drone captured signs, exposed by drought conditions in the soil, of a 5,000-year-old monument in a field north of Dublin.

A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It?s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.
A village in Greenland is on alert amid fears that a huge iceberg could break apart and send a flood wave over the settlement.

: Not Your Average Autograph Collection
From Victoria?s neat cursive to Rasputin?s illegible scrawl, a Morgan Library & Museum show celebrates the quirky traces left by the hands of notable historical figures.

He Sues to Discredit Climate Scientists. Now He?s Being Sued by His Allies.
David Schnare?s conservative legal group seeks to discredit climate science. But it appears to be imploding amid allegations of financial mismanagement, attempted extortion and faked documents.



































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