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Aging, Longevity and Health in the News

Living with smoker risks highlighted
Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.

NHS radiographers strike over pay
Radiographers across the UK hold a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay.

Pharmacies 'could save NHS 1bn'
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over 1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.

Nine hospitals hit by scan strike
Around 550 scans and x-rays are cancelled across Wales as radiographers hold a four-hour strike on Monday.

VIDEO: Plastic food packaging health fears
BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.

When the average age of death was zero
The time when the average age of death was zero

Dementia: Why putting my parents in a home will haunt me forever
Fiona Phillips on being haunted by putting her parents in a home

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Donations for Ebola Relief Are Slow to Gain Speed
Relief agencies are finding it difficult to raise money to combat Ebola and are increasingly relying on large gifts from people like Mark Zuckerberg.

Well: Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers
Adolescents who do not receive adequate rest have trouble keeping up in the classroom and are more vulnerable to other health problems. And catching up on sleep on the weekend won?t help.

Books: A Frightening Diagnosis Is Only Start of the Story in ?Not Fade Away? ...
After learning they had progressive degenerative diseases, two authors reacted as almost any young person would, with denial.

Nigeria Is Free of Ebola, Health Agency Affirms
The announcement called Nigeria?s effort a ?spectacular success story? but warned that the country, Africa?s most populous, cannot relax its defenses.

Motherlode Blog: Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep
Sleep is learning, of a very specific kind. ?Sleep Study Skills? can help our teenagers game the system ? and get enough sleep.

In U.S., Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics
Within the escalating debate over how to manage potential threats to public health, the line between vigilance and hysteria can be blurry.

New app for medical marijuana users
There's a new smartphone app that allows medical marijuana users to get delivery from dispensaries to their door. The app, Nestdrop, is a medical delivery service created by founders Roddy Rodnia and Michael Pycher. KCBS reports.

Are parents making mistakes with child medicine dosage?
A new study shows that adults make mistakes in dosage when giving children medicine. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the surprising results.

Ebola Coincidence: Amber Vinson Neighbor Also Knew Duncan
"Why is this virus following me?" asked nineteen-year-old Forkpah Worloma, who was born in Liberia but lives in Dallas.

Every Last Penny: The Booming Funeral Business
From the hearse to the casket, the average cost for a funeral can run up to eight thousand dollars. But a time of mourning doesn't have to be a time of spending, if you're careful.

Watch Live: Dallas Nurses Hold Briefing On Ebola Care
Nurses from Texas Health Dallas hold a news conference.

Fitness Trackers Motivate an Exercise Movement
Wearable motion-sensor devices give real-time progress reports that help motivate people to be more active.

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WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa
Incompetent staff blamed in internal memo from U.N. health agency, news service reports

Joan Rivers Died of Brain Damage Caused by Low Oxygen: Medical Examiner
Joan Rivers Died of Brain Damage Caused by Low Oxygen: Medical Examiner

Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds
Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say

California?s Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two
California?s Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two

NASA Rover Opportunity views comet near Mars
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken against a backdrop of the pre-dawn Martian sky on Sunday (Oct. 19).

Mars Orbiter image shows comet nucleus is small
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), yielding information about its nucleus.

Built-in billboards: Male bluefin killifish signal different things with diff...
They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fish's social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei), each colorful fin presents its own messages to other fish.

Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests
A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.

Scientists restore hearing in noise-deafened mice, pointing way to new therapies
Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears. By demonstrating the importance of the protein, called NT3, in maintaining communication between the ears and brain, these new findings pave the way for research in humans that could improve treatment of hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal aging.

Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly
Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study.

Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months
About 20 percent of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder will develop the condition by age 3. A new study has found that 57 percent of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.

Robots recognize humans in disaster environments
Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers has developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, fingerprints, handwriting, faces, bodies, voice frequencies and DNA sequences.

With three first-in-human trials, therapeutic stem cell science takes a bold ...
Therapeutic stem cell-based science is stepping out of the laboratory and closer to real-world medical applications. The unprecedented trials involve potential therapies for spinal cord injuries, Type 1 diabetes and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Sport in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advan...
Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills, say neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular training on a treadmill tended to improve cerebral blood flow and visual memory. However, trial participants who were older than 70 years of age tended to show no benefit of exercise.

Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii
A mass of marine debris discovered in a giant sinkhole in the Hawaiian islands provides evidence that at least one mammoth tsunami, larger than any in Hawaii's recorded history, has struck the islands, and that a similar disaster could happen again, new research finds. Scientists are reporting that a wall of water up to nine meters (30 feet) high surged onto Hawaiian shores about 500 years ago. A 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the coast of the Aleutian Islands triggered the mighty wave, which left...

User-friendly electronic 'Eyecane' enhances navigational abilities for blind
White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods to master. Electronic travel aids (ETAs) have the potential to improve navigation for the blind, but early versions had disadvantages that limited widespread adoption. A new ETA, the "EyeCane," expands the world of its users, allowing them to better estimate distance, navigate their environment...

Brain activity provides evidence for internal 'calorie counter'
As you think about how a food will taste and whether it's nutritious, an internal calorie counter of sorts is also evaluating each food based on its caloric density, according to findings from a new neuroimaging study.

John Lennon commemorated by naming a new tarantula species from South America...
A newly described tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia was named Bumba lennoni in honor of John Lennon, a founder member of the legendary band the Beatles. The new species is part of the tarantula family Theraphosidae which comprises the largest sized spider species in the world.

Crystallography: Towards controlled dislocations
Scientists have used atomic-resolution Z-contrast imaging and X-ray spectroscopy in a scanning transmission electron microscope to explore dislocations in the binary II-VI semiconductor CdTe, commercially used in thin-film photovoltaics. The results may lead to eventual improvement in the conversion efficiency of CdTe solar cells. These novel insights into atomically resolved chemical structure of dislocations have potential for understanding many more defect-based phenomena.

Cold sores increase risk of dementia, research suggests
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers claim. "Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. This also means that we have new opportunities to develop treatment forms to stop the disease," says one of the researchers behind the study.

Goldilocks principle wrong for particle assembly: Too hot and too cold is jus...
Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as temperatures rise to moderate levels, but re-connect under hotter conditions, a team of scientists has found. Their discovery points to new ways to create ?smart materials,? cutting-edge materials that adapt to their environment by taking new forms, and to sharpen the detail of 3D printing.

Over-organizing repair cells set the stage for fibrosis
The excessive activity of repair cells in the early stages of tissue recovery sets the stage for fibrosis by priming the activation of an important growth factor, according to a new study.

Head injury causes immune system to attack brain, new study finds
Scientists have uncovered a surprising way to reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries -- stopping the body's immune system from killing brain cells. A new study showed that in experiments on mice, an immune-based treatment reduced the size of brain lesions. The authors suggest that if the findings apply to humans, this could help prevent brain damage from accidents, and protect players of contact sports like football, rugby and boxing.

Viagra protects the heart beyond the bedroom, study finds
Viagra could be used as a safe treatment for heart disease, finds new research. The study reveals that long-term daily treatment of Viagra can provide protection for the heart at different stages of heart disease, with few side effects.

Ebola Nurse Goes From Good to Fair After Trip to NIH
Nurse Amber Vinson did not directly call federal health officials for permission before boarding a passenger flight Monday, instead talking to a team in Texas that relayed her symptoms to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, her uncle told ABC News.

State Officials: Illinois Is Ebola-Free, And Ready For Any Cases
Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.

Hoverboard? Still in the Future
For the last 25 years, inventors like garage tinkerers, physics professors and engineers have been trying to make a hovering skateboard.

Observatory: Australian Birds That Mysteriously Chase Rain
The banded stilt, a graceful, nomadic water bird found in inland salt lakes in Australia, can somehow sense and move toward rainfall hundreds of miles away.

Books: A Frightening Diagnosis Is Only Start of the Story in ?Not Fade Away? ...
After learning they had progressive degenerative diseases, two authors reacted as almost any young person would, with denial.

Nigeria Is Free of Ebola, Health Agency Affirms
The announcement called Nigeria?s effort a ?spectacular success story? but warned that the country, Africa?s most populous, cannot relax its defenses.

In U.S., Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics
Within the escalating debate over how to manage potential threats to public health, the line between vigilance and hysteria can be blurry.

Dozens Declared Free of Ebola Risk in Texas
The 21-day monitoring period ended for nearly everyone who had contact with the country?s first Ebola fatality, as the Pentagon said it would form a 30-person military medical team.

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