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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Boy needing cancer surgery 'vanishes'
A 10-year-old boy who has jaw cancer and needs urgent surgery has vanished, a High Court judge says.

Councils reject 2 in 3 for care
Two-thirds of older and disabled people who turn to their local councils in England for help with care are turned away, figures show.

How a 3-D printer changed a 4-year-old girl's life

Opinion: Is it right to hold Oregon shooter's mother responsible?

Flu season is here: Your survival guide

Human 'mini brains' grown in labs may help solve cancer, autism, Alzheimer's

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

'Butt dials' straining 911 emergency systems
The emergency dispatchers who handle calls to 911 must grapple with urgent situations, frantic callers and garbled messages.

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Phys Ed: Homing In on the Source of Runner?s High
Endorphins may have little to do with that sense of euphoria that engulfs us after a satisfying workout.

Experts See Mass Killings as a Kind of Contagion
Experts have come to understand mass shootings less as isolated expressions of rage and more as acts that build on the outlines of previous rampages.

Well: Calcium Doesn?t Improve Bone Density, Analysis Finds
Whether eaten in foods or taken as supplements, calcium also has little effect on the risk of fractures in people over 50.

Weight-loss surgery may raise suicide risk for some
Researchers have a number of theories about why the risk may rise after dramatic weight loss

Texas girl can't stop sneezing
12-year-old Katelyn Thornley has been sneezing almost non-stop -- about 12,000 times a day -- for the past month, and doctors have no idea why

Why can't this girl stop sneezing?
12-year-old from Texas suddenly started sneezing 12,000 times a day; "even in my dreams, I sneeze"

?Dads-to-be may be at risk for "baby blues"
Study finds new moms aren't the only ones who may experience symptoms of depression

Average American Loses $43 During Each Doctor Visit
How much does a visit to the doctor's office cost? Around $43 in lost productivity, according to a recent study.

Toddler's Head Reattached After Internal Decapitation
The 16-month-old boy, Jaxon Taylor, wasn't expected to survive the accident, in which his upper vertebrae were torn apart.

U.S. Averages a Mass Killing Every Two Weeks, Study Finds
Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.

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How sea turtles keep their legs warm
Unusual arrangement of blood vessels in muscles helps hold heat there

Frequent Hot Flashes Linked to Heart Disease Risk
Menopausal women who have lots of hot flashes could face a higher risk for early-stage heart disease, a new study suggests. WebMD explains.

Breast Cancer Survival: Early Detection Still Key
Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

3D Printing Safeguards Baby Before Birth
New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

Time for a Mammogram?
When to get a mammogram depends on some key things, from your age to your risk factors. WebMD Magazine explains.

Medical diagnosis: Will brain palpation soon be possible?
By drawing on seismology, researchers have just developed a noninvasive brain imaging method using MRI that provides the same information as physical palpation. They say that it may be possible to use this procedure in medical diagnosis.

Experts recommend assessing individual benefits, risks of menopausal therapies
A Clinical Practice Guideline has been released on identifying women who are candidates for treatment of menopausal symptoms and selecting the best treatment options for each individual.

Predicting change in the Alzheimer's brain
Researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic, and clinical data to help predict the effects of disease on brain anatomy.

New player found in tumor suppression, aging
The protective role played by a little-known protein complex, SMC 5/6, in cancer and aging has been revealed by new research. These results emphasize, once more, the relationship between these two pathological processes.

Potential for sweetpotato production in Pacific Northwest
To determine if sweetpotato could be successfully produced in the Pacific Northwest, researchers studied four sweetpotato cultivars by subjecting them to four soil water tension (SWT) irrigation criteria treatments using drip irrigation. In general, sweetpotato yield decreased with the increase in SWT, with highest yield attained at the lowest SWT tested. Results suggested that sweetpotato could be grown in eastern Oregon and would be capable of producing yields comparable to those obtained in C...

Social networks can motivate people to exercise more
The influence of our social networks can be a powerful motivator to encourage more physical activity, say researchers in a new report. What this new study reveals is that these same positive behavior signals are also powerful in our online networks, and can be harnessed for the social good. This approach could be applied not only to encourage exercise, but also to promote vaccinations, medication compliance, and preventative care.

Mad cow disease changed the diet of the Galician wolf
The Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease crisis in Europe was a turning point for the diet of the Galician wolf, which until the year 2000 had primarily fed on the carrion of domestic animals. A new study shows that, after European health regulations made it illegal to abandon dead livestock, wolves started to consume more wild boars, roe deer and wild ponies, but also began to attack more cattle ranches when faced with food shortages in certain areas.

When 8-year olds look like 80: Researchers describe mechanism behind prematur...
Progeria is a premature aging disease. Children suffering from progeria die at an average age of 14 to 15 years, often from heart attacks and strokes. So far, there is no cure for the disease, and though researchers identified the abnormal protein behind the disease ? progerin ? the exact way in which it causes the accelerated aging remains elusive. In their latest publication, researchers describe a yet unknown mechanism behind progeria that may provide new approaches for therapy.

Youngest students in class 30% more likely to die in suicide than older class...
Researchers found for the first time that those who were born right before the school cutoff day and thus youngest in their cohort have 30% higher mortality rates by suicide, compared to their peer who were born right after the cutoff date and thus older. They also found that those with relative age disadvantage tend to follow a different career path that those with relative age advantage, which may explain their higher suicide mortality rates.

Clues on how giraffe neck evolved
Researchers have discovered stages of cervical elongation in the giraffe family, revealing details about the evolutionary transformation of the neck within extinct species of the family.

Single mastectomy is a more cost-effective treatment for nonhereditary cancer...
For younger women with early-stage, noninherited breast cancer on one side, a unilateral, or single, mastectomy leads to a slightly higher quality of life and lower costs over the next 20 years compared with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), according to new study results.

From trees to power: Engineers build better energy storage device
New work demonstrates an improved three-dimensional energy storage device constructed by trapping functional nanoparticles within the walls of a foam-like structure made of nanocellulose. The foam is made in one step and can be used to produce more sustainable capacitor devices with higher power density and faster charging abilities compared to rechargeable batteries. This development paves the way towards the production of lightweight, flexible, and high-power electronics for application in wea...

How dominant parents affect kids' self-worth
Children's self-esteem is linked to the behavior of who is considered the most powerful parent within the household, new research suggests.

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Experts See Mass Killings as a Kind of Contagion
Experts have come to understand mass shootings less as isolated expressions of rage and more as acts that build on the outlines of previous rampages.

Researcher Finds Way to Fight Cheatgrass, a Western Scourge
The invasive weed, which makes wildfires more damaging, may be vulnerable to a naturally occurring soil bacterium.

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