Age Health News

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11/15/2011
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks

Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

11/10/2011
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Fall as Population Ages

The elderly may help curb trend because they will fly and drive less, scientists say

11/1/2011
'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer

One-third of study patients over 60 had improved overall 5-year survival, researchers report

10/18/2011
Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause

Studies suggest links to inflammatory diseases and breast cancer genes

9/27/2011
Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?

Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

9/20/2011
Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women

Those diagnosed under 45 also at greater risk for more aggressive form of disease, research shows

9/16/2011
Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision

Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

9/15/2011
Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline

Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

9/13/2011
Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites

New research shows those with pre-hypertension progress more rapidly without lifestyle changes

9/7/2011
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

8/31/2011
Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60

But that's no reason to put on unhealthy extra pounds, experts say

8/30/2011
Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study

Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause

8/29/2011
Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says

Those experiencing mental decline may have the most trouble sorting through the options

8/9/2011
Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly Women

Odds of cognitive impairment 85 percent higher, study finds

8/3/2011
Another Blood Test for Alzheimer's Shows Promise

But experts say test has got a long way to go before commercial use

8/3/2011
Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100

Male centenarians even more likely to have been slothful, although fewer are obese

8/2/2011
Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients

Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

7/19/2011
Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Tougher When It's Not Patient's Call

Study found surrogate decision-making causes delay, boosts costs

7/19/2011
More Evidence That Exercise May Keep The Brain Sharp

Even if you start late in life, physical activity can help preserve mental ability, study finds

7/15/2011
Cigarette Tax Unlikely to Deter Some Smokers: Report

Higher prices do not keep wealthier smokers, middle-aged from lighting up, research shows

7/12/2011
Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study

Differences in staffing and even mattress quality may help explain disparity, researchers say

7/11/2011
Older Adults Have to Exercise More to Maintain Muscle Size, Study Finds

But resistance training once a week kept up strength, researchers found

7/1/2011
Military Members Face Raised Risk of Osteoarthritis: Study

Repetitive joint movements may play a role, researchers suggest

6/23/2011
Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back

Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

6/20/2011
Results of Bodychecking in Youth Hockey Examined

Canadian study finds injury rates at age 13-14 don't depend on age when kids began bodychecking

6/17/2011
Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2

The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

6/8/2011
Migraine Plus PTSD 4 Times More Likely in Men: Study

Type, timing of trauma may play role in migraine-PTSD connection, researchers say

5/25/2011
Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

5/24/2011
Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure

Finding should help identify high and low risk among elderly patients, experts say

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