Age Health News

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7/24/2008
Sleep Needs May Decline With Age

Study suggests what some think is insomnia is really natural part of getting older

7/7/2008
Father's Age a Factor in Infertility

Being over 35 meant lower pregnancy rates, higher chances of miscarriage for couple, study finds

5/17/2008
Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression in Older Adults

Poor levels also cause increase in serum parathyroid hormone readings, study says

4/24/2008
Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke

Money makes less of a difference after 65, study finds

4/22/2008
Seniors No Strangers to Happiness

Older Americans are quite satisfied, while Baby Boomers are the least content, survey shows

4/17/2008
Common Medications May Harm Memory in Older People

Those on anticholinergic drugs had sharper declines in thinking skills, study finds

4/11/2008
Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Disparity in practice linked to race, age and socioeconomic status, study finds

4/9/2008
Aerobic Exercise Keeps You Young

British study found it shaved 10 to 12 years off biological age

4/6/2008
Painkillers Boost Muscle Mass Among Weight-Training Elderly

Daily dose of ibuprofen, acetaminophen upped growth by 40% to 60%, study found

4/4/2008
Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly

9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

4/1/2008
Study Finds Older Corneas Suitable for Transplantation

Tissue from people up to 75 had similar survival rates to that from younger donors

3/27/2008
Sharp Rise in U.S. Hepatitis C-Related Deaths

Middle-aged hardest hit; better testing likely contributed to increase

3/7/2008
Memory Loss in Hyperactive State With Alzheimer's

Study suggests brains of patients get stuck in memory-deletion mode

2/25/2008
More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure

Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

2/22/2008
Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers

Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

2/14/2008
Older Smokers More Likely to Deny Habit

Findings challenge validity of self-reported tobacco use in research, care

2/11/2008
Disability Stronger Predictor of Longevity Than Disease Is

Centenarian study also found men who lived past 100 were healthier than female peers

1/30/2008
Middle Age a Low Point for Most

Study found age 44 marked the peak of depression for people around the globe

1/28/2008
Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Active people biologically younger than couch potato set, British study suggests

1/15/2008
Combo Treatment Best for Elderly Lymphoma Patients

Adding monoclonal antibody to chemo lowered toxicity, lengthened survival

1/10/2008
Dementia Diagnosis Typically Means Death Within Five Years

British study does show age, sex, existing disability can alter timetable

1/8/2008
School Social Standing Linked to Teen Girls' Weight Gain

Those who self-reported low esteem most likely to add pounds over 2-year span, study finds

12/10/2007
Good Physical Function Halves Stroke Risk

Researchers find pronounced effect in those over 40

12/10/2007
Love in the World of Alzheimer's

New relationships for those with little memory leave spouses, children facing their own altered reality, experts say

11/19/2007
High Blood Pressure Linked to Disability, Dementia

Controlling hypertension might stave off problems of aging, studies suggest

11/19/2007
Farming, Fatherhood Hallmarks of Men Who Live to 100

Study finds men with more than 3 kids are more likely reach the milestone

11/15/2007
Fish, Fruits, Veggies May Cut Dementia Risk

Regular consumption of these foods lowered odds up to 60%, study found

11/9/2007
Older Adults No More Distractible Than Younger Set

Brain's ability to engage multisensory attention remains intact, study says

11/9/2007
Severe Urinary Problems Boost Death Risk in Older Men

Those over 45 face an almost 24-fold increase in mortality, study says

8/31/2007
Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters

Medicines, contacts just part of emergency package necessary for survival, group says

7/24/2007
Hip Protectors Won't Prevent Fractures in Elderly

Nursing home residents not helped by cushioning devices, study finds

7/18/2007
Gene Variant Can Double Risk of AMD

Finding could one day lead to new treatments for degenerative eye condition

7/11/2007
Patients With Early Parkinson's Exhibit Sleepiness, Hallucinations

Gender, age, overall health key factors identifying those at risk, study finds

6/11/2007
Asthma Uncontrolled in 55% of Cases: Survey

More education is needed to keep attacks at bay, researchers say

5/24/2007
Vitamin A Lotion May Be Wrinkle-Fighter

Skin-building compounds enhanced by retinol use in weekly treatments, study says

5/4/2007
Dieting Usually Healthy for Older Adults: Study

Physical function is unaffected by typical weight loss, researchers say

5/4/2007
Diesel Exhaust Impairs Blood Flow to Marrow

Elderly most affected by exposure to the pollutant, researchers say

3/5/2007
Intimate Partner Abuse Affects Broad Spectrum of Ages

Study finds 4% of women aged 65 and older reported mistreatment within past 5 years

1/25/2007
Looking for a Longer Life? Win a Nobel Prize

Study finds laureates gain almost 2 years time, not to mention the lofty social status

1/15/2007
Anesthetic Linked to Alzheimer's Risk

Researchers found evidence of neuron death and beta-amyloid plaques after use of isoflurane

12/12/2006
Treatment Beats Watchful Waiting for Older Prostate Cancer Patients

Death rate was 31 percent lower in group that got surgery or radiation, study says

12/11/2006
Vision Problems Among Those Over 40 Costly

Report finds U.S. price tag tops $35 billion a year

10/1/2006
Diverticulitis Showing Up in Young, Obese Adults

An illness typical in patients over 50 is now being seen in those in their 20s, experts say

8/22/2006
Few Studies Done on Preventing Bed Sores

Canadian report finds meager treatment evaluations for common ailment costing billions

5/22/2006
Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure

Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

2/3/2005
Young Cell Phone Users Drive Like Seniors

Talking slows reaction time to that of 70-year-olds, study finds

1/25/2005
Obesity Ups Risk of Kidney Stones

Risk more pronounced in women, researchers say

11/24/2004
Help Older Adults Enjoy the Holidays

Keep them in mind when planning family fun

3/19/2003
Age Not a Factor in Prostate Cancer Survival

Study finds younger patients don't have poorer outlook

11/29/2002
Managing the Death of a Spouse

Income, no matter how high, may not help people cope