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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Dr Heimlich saves choking woman
The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home.

Glasgow is 'lung disease death capital'
Scotland's urban areas, particularly around Glasgow, have the highest lung disease mortality rates in Britain, according to a new report.

Teen cancer death rate causes alarm
Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.

Memorial Day weekend traffic could be deadly
Travelers, beware: More people drive in the summer and when the economy is good, and more drivers means more driving fatalities.

After years in U.S., burned Iraqi boy hopes to help others
Nearly a decade ago, 4-year-old Youssif sullenly pushed grains of rice through his lips in the kitchen of our Baghdad bureau.

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Beloved college football coach dies after battle with Parkinson's
After a decade of battling Parkinson's disease, beloved college football coach Don Horton died Saturday morning according to his wife.

Henry Heimlich, 96, uses Heimlich maneuver for first time to save choking woman
Though he invented the technique in 1974, Dr. Henry Heimlich, now 96, used it for the first time to save a woman who was choking on a hamburger.

What makes a good speller (or a bad one)?
By the time he was 6 or 7 years old, Sameer Mishra was a pretty confident speller. His memory was sharp, he liked to read, and he actually enjoyed the weekly tests at school. While his parents drilled his older sister, a National Spelling Bee competitor, he'd angle for his own list of words.

Drivers Will Be Furious When This Finally Happens
If you drive less than 50 miles a day, this new rule will shock you.

Why strong friendships are key to men's mental health
For decades this Philadelphia physician lived a life inside his head, rarely expressing himself with his heart. He says his inability to open up wasn't good for his first marriage, or his second.

Texting while driving might derail your brain's 'autopilot'
Whether it's kids squabbling in the back seat, work stress, or your phone constantly pinging, countless things can distract you when you're driving. But are certain distractions riskier than others?

How to stop a kid's meltdown
In my house, we called it going boneless. That's when my girls, as toddlers, would arch their backs, screaming uncontrollably, usually in a public place (of course!) and there was nothing my husband or I could do to satisfy them.

Why some couples have more sex
If researchers seem a bit, well, voyeuristic with regard to people's sex lives, there's good reason for it: In heterosexual marriages, the happier people are with the sexual lives, the happier they are with their relationships. And if you want to know how much a newlywed couple is enjoying and having sex ? and really, who doesn't ? then look at their personalities.

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Well: We Lost Our Soldier, but We?re Still a Family
As Memorial Day approaches, I am reminded of the urge to defend my family to those who assume I am single because of infidelity, abuse or neglect.

Could Alzheimer?s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say
Provocative new research leads to the hypothesis that infections may produce a fierce reaction that leaves debris in the brain, causing Alzheimer?s.

A Guide to Safety on the Appalachian Trail
?You would think it would be things like wildlife, raging rivers and stuff like that,? an official says. But you should worry about little things like ticks.

Op-Ed Contributor: We Won?t Cure Cancer
It?s a catch-22: The longer we live, the more people will get the disease.

Well: Should You Take a Vitamin? Do You Know What a Vitamin Is?
There are 13 vitamins that are essential for good health, but there is no real consensus on what they actually do and exactly how much of them we truly need.

Well: Kids on the Run
Programs like the Million Kid Run that make running a group activity encourage fitness, new research suggests.

Well: A Low-Salt Diet May Be Bad for the Heart
A diet that?s too low in sodium may actually increase the risk for heart attacks and stroke.

Cigarette Smoking by Adults Dropped in 2015, C.D.C. Survey Says
The percentage of adults age 18 and over who smoked was 15.1 percent in 2015, down from 16.8 percent in 2014.

Well: The Breakup Marathon
A romantic breakup or divorce is a traumatic event. Some runners channel that into running better, faster or longer.

Well: Parents of Deaf Children, Stuck in the Middle of an Argument
Should children be fitted for hearing aids and taught to speak, or should they use sign language? Or a combination of both?

Morning Rounds: New study uncovers alarming trend in colon cancer rates
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr.Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new study uncovering an alarming trend in colon cancer rates in people under age 50

Ways women can cut their risk of breast cancer
"Genetic risks are not set in stone," experts say; certain steps can make a difference

More than 3 million sippy cups recalled due to mold risk
Nearly 70 children have been sickened after drinking from spill-proof plastic tumblers with contaminated valves

The riskiest time for military suicide attempts
Suicide rates within the military have skyrocketed over the last 15 years and a new study reveals when soldiers are at greatest risk

WHO Rejects Call to Cancel Rio Olympics Over Zika Scare
The response came a day after 150 health experts issued an open letter to the U.N. health agency calling for the games to be delayed or relocated.

Drink Spiking at College: It Happens to Guys, Too
Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 students at three American universities about doctored beverages.

People With Cancer-Prone DNA Can Reduce Risk
Even people who carry genetic changes that put them at higher-than-average risk of breast cancer can lower that risk, sometimes by a lot.

Most Military Suicide Attempts Come Before Combat
Most soldiers who attempt suicide haven't even been deployed yet, a new study finds.

Marijuana That Looks Like Candy Is Sending Kids to ER
"Edibles" containing marijuana are spreading everywhere, and kids are getting hurt from California to New York.

Top Doctors Seek to Reassure Congress on Zika Funding
Federal health agencies are not trying to sneak extra money out of Congress as part of their Zika funding request, a top health official said Tuesday.

Average Family Healthcare Costs Have Tripled Since 2001
The costs of providing health care to an average American family surpassed $25,000 for the first time in 2016 ? even as the rate of health cost increa

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[Editorial] Implicit bias
We all have it. Implicit bias was the shorthand that allowed our distant ancestors to make split-second decisions (friend or foe?) based on incomplete information. It provided a razor-thin reaction-time advantage that could mean life or death. But today, we no longer need to assume that people who do not look or sound like us pose an immediate threat. Instead, successful organizations and people welcome those who do not necessarily look, think, and act like they do. They must overcome that impli...

[Feature] The battery builder
Yi Cui, a materials scientist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, is trying to take lithium-ion batteries to the next level. He's not alone: Massive corporations are also attempting to make batteries smaller, lighter, and more powerful. But unlike others who focus on tweaking the chemical composition of a battery's electrodes or its charge-conducting electrolyte, Cui?and his startup, Amprius?are marrying battery chemistry with nanotechnology. He is building intricately structured ba...

[Perspective] How to break down crystalline cellulose
Biomass-degrading microorganisms use lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase (LPMO) enzymes to help digest cellulose, chitin, and starch. By cleaving otherwise inaccessible crystalline cellulose chains, these enzymes provide access to hydrolytic enzymes. LPMOs are of interest to biotechnology because efficient depolymerization of cellulose is a major bottleneck for the production of biologically based chemicals and fuels. On page 1098 of this issue, Kracher et al. (1) compare LPMO-reducing substrates...

[Perspective] The cancer predisposition revolution
Studies of rare cancer predisposition syndromes often lead to the identification of genes critical to carcinogenesis. In 1969, Li and Fraumeni described a constellation of various cancers in the family members of four unrelated children who were diagnosed with soft tissue sarcomas (1). They posited that the cancers best fit an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance, attributable to a genetic defect. At that time, cancer was not generally thought of as a genetic disease. Their hypothesis set t...

[Perspective] Organic photocatalysts for cleaner polymer synthesis
The material properties of synthetic polymers can be tuned by changing their chain length and branching and the way in which monomer units repeat. For example, high-density polyethylene, which has little chain branching, is a stiff polymer used for food containers and drain pipes, whereas low-density polyethylene, which has more chain branching, is flexible and used to make grocery bags and bottles for chemicals. Polymers are usually made through thermal polymerization, but recent efforts focusi...

[Perspective] A metal shuttle keeps pathogens well fed
Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive bacterium that is a leading cause of life-threatening infections in humans. Knowledge of how this pathogen colonizes the human host and causes disease is crucial for the development of strategies to prevent and treat S. aureus infections (see the image, next page). On page 1105 of this issue, Ghssein et al. report the discovery, isolation, and functional evaluation of staphylopine (see the figure), a compound biosynthesized by S. aureus that captures meta...

[Perspective] Matching markets in the digital age
Recent advances in information technology are enabling new markets and revolutionizing many existing markets. For example, taxicabs used to find passengers through chance drive-bys or slow central dispatching (see the photo). Location tracking, computer navigation, and dynamic pricing now enable ride-sharing services such as Uber to offer low and consistent delay times of only a few minutes. In a recent study, Cramer and Krueger (1) show that ride-sharing has dramatically increased the usage of ...

[Perspective] Unwinding inducible gene expression
The inflammatory response is coordinated by hundreds of genes that promote host defense against infection and injury. Inducible expression of these genes is mediated by distinct mechanisms, including transcriptional elongation, histone modifications, and nucleosome remodeling. On page 1074 of this issue, Rialdi et al. (1) report that a subset of the genes activated by viral infections depends on topoisomerase 1 (Top1) for induced expression. Pharmacological targeting of specific gene subsets has...

[Policy Forum] Paying for future success in gene therapy
Imagine a young man with hemophilia A who no longer has to self-administer factor VIII replacement; an individual with sickle cell disease who is free of chronic pain and intermittent crises; a girl functionally blind since the age of 5 who can now see; or a baby rescued from a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative disease. For decades, gene therapy has tantalized us with such futuristic scenarios. However, these goals are now coming into focus, and it is the time to consider some of the consequenc...

[Book Review] Like. Share. Retweet
Tom Vanderbilt's You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice sets out to understand this mysterious phenomenon of how our preferences change and come to be. Jockeying between the various definitions of taste (what one likes; what our society sanctions as good or bad standards of judgment; the sensory experience itself), the book moves on a whirlwind tour of taste across its many domains, from food and music to color and even cats. Author: Sheena Iyengar

[This Week in Science] Evidence for ice ages on Mars
Author: Keith T. Smith

[This Week in Science] Cold atoms do geometry
Author: Jelena Stajic

[Report] An ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars
Layered ice deposits at the poles of Mars record a detailed history of accumulation and erosion related to climate processes. Radar investigations measure these layers and provide evidence for climate changes such as ice advance and retreat. We present a detailed analysis of observational data showing that ~87,000 cubic kilometers of ice have accumulated at the poles since the end of the last ice age ~370,000 years ago; this volume is equivalent to a global layer of ~60 centimeters. The majority...

[Report] Experimental reconstruction of the Berry curvature in a Floquet Bloc...
Topological properties lie at the heart of many fascinating phenomena in solid-state systems such as quantum Hall systems or Chern insulators. The topology of the bands can be captured by the distribution of Berry curvature, which describes the geometry of the eigenstates across the Brillouin zone. Using fermionic ultracold atoms in a hexagonal optical lattice, we engineered the Berry curvature of the Bloch bands using resonant driving and show a full momentum-resolved measurement of the ensuing...

[Report] Bloch state tomography using Wilson lines
Topology and geometry are essential to our understanding of modern physics, underlying many foundational concepts from high-energy theories, quantum information, and condensed-matter physics. In condensed-matter systems, a wide range of phenomena stem from the geometry of the band eigenstates, which is encoded in the matrix-valued Wilson line for general multiband systems. Using an ultracold gas of rubidium atoms loaded in a honeycomb optical lattice, we realize strong-force dynamics in Bloch ba...

[Report] New particle formation in the free troposphere: A question of chemis...
New particle formation (NPF) is the source of over half of the atmosphere?s cloud condensation nuclei, thus influencing cloud properties and Earth?s energy balance. Unlike in the planetary boundary layer, few observations of NPF in the free troposphere exist. We provide observational evidence that at high altitudes, NPF occurs mainly through condensation of highly oxygenated molecules (HOMs), in addition to taking place through sulfuric acid?ammonia nucleation. Neutral nucleation is more than 10...

[Report] Gene-microbiota interactions contribute to the pathogenesis of infla...
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with risk variants in the human genome and dysbiosis of the gut microbiome, though unifying principles for these findings remain largely undescribed. The human commensal Bacteroides fragilis delivers immunomodulatory molecules to immune cells via secretion of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs). We reveal that OMVs require IBD-associated genes, ATG16L1 and NOD2, to activate a noncanonical autophagy pathway during protection from colitis. ATG16L1-deficien...

Experts Question Study Linking Cellphones, Cancer
Rodents exposed to phone radiation actually lived longer than unexposed animals, reviewers point out

Smoking During Pregnancy and Schizophrenia Risk
Scientists measured evidence of exposure in the womb and found an association, but not proof

How Often Should Your Pet See a Veterinarian?
Your four-legged friend needs wellness visits, too. Here's what to expect at each stage of life.

Healthy Living May Offset Breast Cancer Gene Risk
Behavior may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

1.2 Million College Students Drink on Average Day
And over 700,000 use marijuana, government report says

Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk
But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

New Vision Issues Spotted in Zika-Infected Babies
Finding adds to growing understanding of damage virus causes in these infants, researchers say

Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk
Experts' advice to expectant mothers on marijuana use is same as for alcohol and tobacco: Don't do it

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More
Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity
Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

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The Winter Was Wet, but California Could Get Thirsty Again
After a relatively wet winter that eased fears of shortages, drier conditions may return to the state, both for the short and long term.

A Guide to Safety on the Appalachian Trail
?You would think it would be things like wildlife, raging rivers and stuff like that,? an official says. But you should worry about little things like ticks.

Report Warns of Climate Change Disasters That Rival Hollywood?s
Bad news for Stonehenge, Venice and the Statue of Liberty. A report says climate change poses a colossal threat to World Heritage sites on five continents.

Could Alzheimer?s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say
Provocative new research leads to the hypothesis that infections may produce a fierce reaction that leaves debris in the brain, causing Alzheimer?s.

Women From Venus, Men Still From Mars on Facebook, Study Finds
A study of 10 million Facebook posts found that American men more likely to swear, express anger and argue; women used kinder yet more assertive language.

Cigarette Smoking by Adults Dropped in 2015, C.D.C. Survey Says
The percentage of adults age 18 and over who smoked was 15.1 percent in 2015, down from 16.8 percent in 2014.

Sinosphere: China?s Craft Breweries Find They May Have a 5,000-Year-Old Relative
Researchers have analyzed pottery vessels discovered at a site in Shaanxi Province and determined that they are the first direct evidence of a beer-brewing operation.

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