Misc. Aging News

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7/21/2017
High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital

Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study found

7/19/2017
Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

7/17/2017
Can Daily Crossword Protect You From Dementia?

Regular puzzlers score better on tests of mental function, study finds

7/12/2017
Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

7/10/2017
How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's

A few bad nights might not hurt, but chronic sleep problems may be cause for concern, researcher says

7/7/2017
Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise

Researchers find older adults' respiratory systems keep up with demands of cycling regimen

6/30/2017
IQ and Life Span

Is there a link between IQ and life expectancy?

6/29/2017
For Many, Friends Are Key to Happiness in Old Age

These relationships may even outstrip family when it comes to well-being, study suggests

6/29/2017
Could a High IQ Mean a Longer Life?

Lifestyle choices may explain why gifted kids tend to outlive their peers, study suggests

6/29/2017
Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain?

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

6/28/2017
Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

6/26/2017
Childhood Poverty May Predict Heart Failure in Adulthood

Income inequalities when young appear to have lifelong effects, research suggests

6/26/2017
Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells

DNA studies reveal alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of aging and overall health

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

6/16/2017
Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery

Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

6/15/2017
Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study

They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

6/7/2017
Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women

After menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia, study found

6/7/2017
Even Moderate Drinking May Dull the Aging Brain

Findings suggest U.S. drinking guidelines might be too liberal

6/5/2017
Cirrhosis Could Raise Stroke Risk

Average yearly rate of the attacks doubled in people with the liver disease, study found

6/2/2017
Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives

Could be due to changes made years ago in treatments children receive, researchers say

6/2/2017
The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year

Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

5/30/2017
Can a 70-Year-Old Have the Arteries of a 20-Year-Old?

It's possible, but hard work in today's 'Western' culture, study finds

5/26/2017
Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years

Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds

5/26/2017
Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day

Here's what seniors can do

5/23/2017
Chances of Successful CPR Dwindle as Seniors Age

Study finds fewer older Americans are trained to do it or receive it if needed

5/22/2017
Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?

Study found middle-aged adults who reduced their intake showed slower biological aging

5/22/2017
First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say

5/19/2017
Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won't Help Them

Study finds many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

5/16/2017
Smiling Adds Years, But Not in a Good Way, Study Finds

A grin puts wrinkles around the eyes that make you look two years older, but there's a youthful look in surprise

5/15/2017
Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span

2-year difference seen between people with degenerative brain diseases and their healthy peers

5/9/2017
Thin People Not More Prone to Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Gene-based research suggests that, instead, early stage disease might cause weight loss

5/9/2017
Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden

Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

5/8/2017
Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair

Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

5/8/2017
Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location

Study found life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years in different counties

5/4/2017
4 in 10 People Will Suffer Arthritic Hands Over Lifetime

Obesity appears to raise the risk, researchers note

5/2/2017
Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans

But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites

5/2/2017
Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users

And newer drugs like Ambien, Lunesta are no safer in this regard, review found

5/1/2017
Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

4/28/2017
Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines

By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

4/28/2017
Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

4/27/2017
'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die

An 'older' mind is linked to signs of physical and mental problems, study contends

4/27/2017
Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests

4/25/2017
Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory

Combination of aerobic, resistance training best for boosting brain health, study finds

4/24/2017
The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

4/19/2017
Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' Falls

Exercise helps improve balance and age-related muscle loss, doctor says

4/17/2017
Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

4/14/2017
Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

4/11/2017
A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

4/11/2017
The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

4/10/2017
More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings