Age Health News

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5/3/2011
Bright Side of Paying More at the Pump? Fewer Car Crashes

Mississippi study reports link between higher gas prices and drop in drunken-driving accidents

4/29/2011
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies

New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening

4/28/2011
Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC

Falls are the most common causes of mishaps

4/26/2011
Frailty Prevalence May Rise Throughout Adulthood

It's not limited to those older than 65, study finds

4/26/2011
Being 'Housebound' Linked to Alzheimer's in Elderly

But finding may be an effect, rather than a cause, of damaging brain changes, researchers say

4/25/2011
Music Training May Help Keep Aging Brain Healthy

Older people with the most musical experience scored highest on cognitive tests, study shows

4/25/2011
Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly

Lifestyle changes, use of antihypertensive drugs urged to reduce health problems in those over 80

4/21/2011
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

4/11/2011
Progressive Weight Training Can Boost Seniors' Strength

Rising levels of exercise help preserve, improve lean muscle, research shows

3/30/2011
Diet-Exercise Combo Seems to Work Best for Obese Seniors

Doing both helps shed pounds, boosts stamina, but workout alone not enough to lose weight: study

3/25/2011
Alcohol May Play Dual Role in Some Cases of Elder Abuse

Small study suggests victims may have problems with substance abuse, mental illness, other conditions

3/24/2011
'Mini Strokes' Linked to Doubled Heart Attack Risk: Study

After transient ischemic attack, patients should be evaluated for heart disease, experts say

3/16/2011
Crossing Street While on Cell Phone Risky for Seniors

Study found this kind of multitasking more dangerous for older adults

3/10/2011
Humans Age at Same Pace as Other Primates, Study Finds

This type of research may improve understanding of the maximum potential life span, expert says

3/10/2011
Elderly Tend to Drive Slower to Make Up for Reaction Time

Narrowed field of vision limits ability to detect potential pedestrian hazards, experts say

3/3/2011
Severe Bunions Take Toll on Quality of Life

Study finds women, older folks most at risk for the painful foot deformity

2/23/2011
Autopsies Reveal Alzheimer's Often Misdiagnosed

About half do not have sufficient numbers of brain lesions to confirm the disease, study finds

2/21/2011
Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly

Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

2/16/2011
Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?

Researchers say these men may turn out to be candidates for screening, but more study needed

1/28/2011
Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

Few facilities were rated as providing high-quality care for both old and young, study finds

1/26/2011
Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults

Danish study finds stroke risk in seniors increased 27 percent for every additional 10 decibels

1/25/2011
Some Older Drivers' Vision Problems Different Than Thought

May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds

1/25/2011
Elderly With Dementia, Delirium Confused by ER Visits: Study

Often unlikely to understand why they're at hospital or follow discharge instructions

1/11/2011
Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study

Although not perfect, the shot will protect many older folks, researchers say

1/6/2011
Mentally Ill in Nursing Homes Often Lack Advance Care Plans

But they are among the groups that most need them, researchers say

12/30/2010
ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New Year's

Adults urged to talk to kids about dangers of alcohol use at this time of year

12/14/2010
Regular Exercise While Young May Slow Middle-Age Spread

150 minutes of exercise a week helped keep off pounds, maintain a smaller waist over 20 years, study says

12/9/2010
Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic

Study finds levels outside a certain range were linked to an increased risk of frailty

12/9/2010
40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged

Most are aged 16 to 25, a new federal study finds

11/23/2010
Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

But another program, using videos and risk awareness, didn't help older hospitalized patients, research shows

11/12/2010
Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope

Those under 40 report more widespread pain and financial difficulties than their elders, study finds

11/4/2010
U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report

Institute of Medicine calls for healthier meals for kids, adults in day care facilities

10/18/2010
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis

Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

10/15/2010
Two-Thirds of Spinal Fractures Undiagnosed, Untreated: Report

Stooped back, loss of height and sudden back pain are all signals, experts warn

9/24/2010
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study

But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

9/22/2010
Surgery May Be Best for Irregular Heartbeat in Young

Ablation procedure lets atrial fibrillation patients under 45 avoid long-term meds, expert says

9/14/2010
Kids Literally See Differently Than Adults, Research Shows

Visual and sensory information is not blended in children's brains, study finds

9/10/2010
Stenting Riskier for Older Patients With Blocked Carotid Artery

But for folks under 70, stents and surgery have similar outcomes, study finds

9/9/2010
Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids

Researcher suggests tests may give warning if child's brain growth is behind schedule

9/9/2010
Substance Abuse Admissions Double Among Older Adults

And many more are unemployed, unmarried than in early 1990s, study says

9/8/2010
Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression

Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

8/23/2010
Rectal Cancer Rates on the Rise in Younger Adults

Actual number of cases among those under 40 still small, but trend raises flags, researcher says

7/19/2010
Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC

About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

7/14/2010
Alzheimer's May Increase Seizure Risk

Rate found to be highest in youngest patients and decreased with age, study found

7/13/2010
Gene Linked to Obesity May Also Raise Dementia Risk

But finding is early and needs to be replicated in other research, experts say

7/4/2010
Children, Elderly Need Protection From Soaring Temperatures

Family, neighbors can save lives through simple precautions, researchers say

6/21/2010
Age, Race May Affect Type 2 Diabetes Screening Results

The recommended A1c blood test cutoff didn't accurately diagnose elderly Asians, study found

6/10/2010
New Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Detected

Mutant gene tied to brain cell survival is promising research target, scientists say

6/9/2010
Children of Older Dads at Higher Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Adult women more prone to the cancer if born to father over 40, study shows

6/3/2010
Romance May Steer Young Adults Away From Booze, Pot

Couples less likely than singles to abuse substances after high school, study finds