Age Health News

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6/1/2010
Certain Popular Antidepressants Linked to Cataracts in Seniors

More study needed to confirm findings, researcher suggests

5/19/2010
Confiding Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sexual Problems

Unlike women, men found solace in talks with partners and friends, researchers found

5/18/2010
Younger Is Better When Getting Cochlear Implants

Post-surgical improvements on hearing tests greater in those under 65, study finds

5/18/2010
Older Patients More Apt to Be Happy With Plastic Surgery

Those over 53, and those treated for depression typically most satisfied, survey finds

5/18/2010
Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain

Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

5/17/2010
More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery

Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

5/17/2010
Survey Finds Those Over 50 Are Less Stressed

Aging may actually help folks take it easier, be happier, researcher says

5/14/2010
Most High Schoolers Today Cheat

But they may not always realize they're cheating, researchers say

5/5/2010
Older Adults Have Lower Rates of Mood, Anxiety Disorders

But those mental illnesses are still common, especially among women, survey finds

5/3/2010
For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study

Before 40 and without symptoms, screening mammography may be inappropriate, researchers say

4/30/2010
Rates of Premature Adult Death Declining Worldwide

But even with overall lower mortality, some nations have lost ground, report shows

4/28/2010
Even Moderate Drinking Puts Many Older Adults at Risk

Regular alcohol use may harm those over 60 with health issues, prescription meds, research shows

4/16/2010
Obesity Epidemic May Cut Life Spans of Young Adults

Americans becoming overweight much earlier in life than in past generations, study finds

4/13/2010
Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger

Finding underscores the need to treat Alzheimer's patients with dignity and respect, researchers say

4/12/2010
Study Questions Use of Heart Device Implants in the Very Old

One-fifth of procedures performed in patients aged 80 and older, researchers say

3/25/2010
Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks

They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

3/2/2010
Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients

Risk highest among those who had mechanical ventilation, study finds

2/23/2010
Hospital Stays May Spur Brain Decline in Seniors

Those admitted more likely to develop dementia than non-hospitalized, study finds

2/18/2010
Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors

More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

2/15/2010
Elevators Can Bring Injury to Seniors

Researcher urges installation of bigger buttons to stop closing doors

2/15/2010
Diabetes Drugs Avandia, Actos Tied to Fractures in Women

Those over 65 at greatest risk from thiazolidinedione use, study indicates

2/9/2010
Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers

Age, gender, genetics affect odds of remaining recurrence-free, research shows

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

1/28/2010
Over 70 and Overweight May Add Years to Life

Normal weight not always a benefit, study of seniors suggests

12/29/2009
Caution Can Help Keep Elderly Safe During Winter

Hazards exist both indoors and outdoors, experts say

12/11/2009
Women Aren't Waiting to Seek Infertility Help

Majority of survey respondents were under 35 when they sought treatment

11/24/2009
Some Prescription Meds May Raise Seniors' Risks of Falling

Caution needed when taking sedatives, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, review finds

11/23/2009
Quick Saliva Test May One Day Diagnose Diseases

Age-related protein changes offer clues to treatment advances, study finds

11/18/2009
Lifelong Exercise Keeps Seniors Young at Heart

Separate study finds stem cell therapy improves exercise capacity in patients with enlarged hearts

11/12/2009
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death

Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

11/10/2009
Muscle Weakness Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Seniors

Reason for association unknown, but stroke is one possibility, researchers say

11/9/2009
Cataract Surgery Doesn't Worsen Macular Degeneration: Study

Link likely due to fact that both eye conditions are age-related, researchers say

11/2/2009
Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals

Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

10/30/2009
Patients More Likely to Die While in ICU in U.S. Than in England

More study needed to discern if difference is due to intensive care overuse or underuse

10/22/2009
Drug Use in Teens May Damage Memory Years Later

Young rats given amphetamines suffered short-term losses as adults, study finds

10/20/2009
Study Forecasts More Young Doctors in Future

But estimates on workforce date conflict, experts say

10/16/2009
Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Diagnosis at Younger Age

Researchers concerned that disease may be developing earlier

10/14/2009
Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients

Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

10/13/2009
Eye Problems Increasing in Preemies

As more pre-term infants survive, doctors see more babies with retinopathy of prematurity

10/12/2009
Drop in Certain Visual Skills May Precede Alzheimer's

Decline in spatial understanding can occur 3 years before diagnosis, study finds

10/8/2009
Shingles Raises Stroke Risk: Study

Patients with the virus should be monitored for high blood pressure, expert says

10/7/2009
2nd Knee Surgery Common Among Young Patients

More active life raises risk for repeated rupture, researchers suspect

10/6/2009
Pain Robs Years From Folks at Mid-Life

People in their 50s act more like 80 if they're suffering: study

10/5/2009
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows

Married white guys are especially at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, research finds

10/5/2009
Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100

Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

10/1/2009
Anti-Aging Drug Closer to Reality

Scientists extend lifespan of female mice and thwart diseases of old age in both sexes

9/23/2009
Cost Savings Adds to Value of Preventing Chronic Disease

Avoiding diabetes, high blood pressure can add years to life, researchers say

9/21/2009
Mishandling Money May Foreshadow Alzheimer's

Trouble writing checks, paying bills preceded dementia, study found

9/21/2009
Older Brains May Not Be So Small After All

Decrease in gray matter isn't a given, researchers find

8/26/2009
Women's Exercise Priorities Vary With Life Stages

Self-care often loses out to family obligations, analysis finds