Age Health News

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8/19/2009
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits a New High

Deaths also at an all-time low, new government report shows

8/18/2009
Video Gamers Older Than You Think

Also more out-of-shape and maybe depressed, new U.S. survey of Internet players finds

7/31/2009
Gene Found for Age-Related Cataract

Could help advance understanding of this vision-robbing disease

7/20/2009
Elder Boom Will Be Felt Worldwide

Population older than 65 could reach 1.3 billion by 2040

6/3/2009
Opening Arteries With Drug-Coated Stents OK Over 70

Age not a factor in treatment outcome, new study shows

5/26/2009
Inner Ear Dysfunction Puts Older Adults at Risk of Falls

After 40, dizziness makes them 12 times more likely to suffer serious injury, study finds

5/8/2009
Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer

Altruistic activities could cut the death risk in half, study finds

5/1/2009
Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients

Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

4/30/2009
Young Women's Breast Tissue Offers Clues to Cancer Risk

Tissue density tied to chances of disease in middle-age and beyond, study suggests

4/20/2009
Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100

Sunnier, non-neurotic types may live longer, study suggests

3/30/2009
Most Teens Aren't Getting Preventive Health Care

Almost two-thirds lacked this type of service within past year, study found

3/24/2009
HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness

Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

2/27/2009
Views on Old Age May Become Reality Later

What you think now could determine your health as you age, study shows

2/16/2009
Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk

Blacks, Latinos more often victimized as recessions occur, study shows

1/19/2009
Older Women Get Fewer Kidney Transplants Than Men

Gender disparity greatest in those 56 or older, but odds as good as males once on list

1/18/2009
Exercise Tips for Seniors to Start a Healthy 2009

Get a checkup, know your options, and get going, council urges

1/13/2009
Pediatric MS Tied to Higher Relapse Rates

They face three times as many episodes as those who develop disease in adulthood, study says

12/23/2008
Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix

Younger patients with the mutation faced higher odds of heart attack, death, studies found

12/19/2008
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength

Regular participation can also reduce risk of falls, study says

11/19/2008
Researchers ID Suite of Genes in Aging Process

Biomarkers could provide scientific baseline for anti-aging drug trials, study says

11/14/2008
Younger Men Fare Best After Hip Joint Resurfacing

The new procedure is an alternative to hip replacement, but complications occur, experts say

11/11/2008
Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots

Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

11/3/2008
Grandparent Caregivers Cut Kids' Injury Risk in Half

Findings challenge widespread belief that older sitters raise likelihood of harm

9/8/2008
Vitamin B12 Key to Aging Brain

Deficiency led to more brain shrinkage, study shows

8/1/2008
Centenarians Offer Long-Life Secrets

Many 100-year-olds embrace modern technology to stay young, survey finds

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