Misc. Aging News

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9/20/2017
Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious

Warning signs often confused with other conditions

9/20/2017
Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says

9/20/2017
Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease

9/19/2017
9/19/2017
Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?

They're often postponing traditional 'milestones' to growing up, study suggests

9/14/2017
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says

9/12/2017
Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late

Study suggests that most end-of-life care occurs in final 2 weeks

9/12/2017
Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

Couch potatoes might help cut their risk of early death by getting up every 30 minutes, study finds

9/11/2017
9/7/2017
Remember This: A Healthy Body Keeps the Mind Sharp, Too

Major heart health groups say exercise, good diet can help you maintain memory as you age

9/5/2017
Is Dementia Declining Among Older Americans?

Rates have fallen among those 70 and older; gains against heart disease might explain trend

8/30/2017
Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility

Excessive sitting after 50 is tied to disability, study finds

8/29/2017
Smoking Linked to Frailty in Seniors

But study also found those who had quit didn't suffer same fate

8/28/2017
More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study

More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

8/24/2017
Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care

Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds

8/23/2017
Do Fewer Nightly Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk in Seniors?

For every 1 percent drop in sleep's REM phase, a 9 percent jump in odds for thinking, memory troubles, study found

8/22/2017
Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families

Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

8/22/2017
Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say

8/22/2017
Health Tip: Heat and the Elderly

How to stay safe when temperatures rise

8/21/2017
Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors' Minds

And study found that healthy reductions may benefit blacks even more than whites

8/15/2017
A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study

But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death

8/14/2017
Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates

Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and aging

8/14/2017
Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study finds

8/11/2017
How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

8/10/2017
The Right Shoes Can Help Prevent Falls

What you should look for in the shoe store

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

8/9/2017
Yoga May Boost Aging Brains

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause

8/8/2017
Caring for Aging Parents

When you need help to help them

8/8/2017
Health Tip: One of Three Adults Gets Shingles

It's the same virus that causes chickenpox in kids

8/7/2017
Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study

But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connection

8/7/2017
'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat

Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggests

8/7/2017
Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

8/6/2017
Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia

But finding comes with cautions against excessive alcohol use over extended periods

8/4/2017
Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength

Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggest

8/3/2017
As World's Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow

Study of 188 countries finds burden of impaired vision falls hardest on developing nations

8/2/2017
10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

7/26/2017
In Mice, Brain Cells Discovered That Might Control Aging

These stem cells might hold valuable clues to time's effects on the body

7/26/2017
Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

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