Age Health News

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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

9/16/2002
Age of Mom Not Risky for Twins, Triplets

The findings contradict conventional thinking

8/17/2002
Fitting Fitness Back in Your Life

Tips from experts on how to start those healthy exercise workouts again

9/24/2001
Drowning in 'Stuff'

Lone elderly tend to hoard possessions, says new study

9/6/2001
Shrunken Brains vs. Healthier Hearts

The pluses and minuses for seniors who drink

8/30/2001
Big League Difference in Little Boys

Older boys in Little League baseball have unfair edge, say experts

7/6/2001
Aging Brightly

Study shows loved ones can make the difference

5/30/2001
Beware Mammograms for Elderly

The frail see more pain than gain