Misc. Aging News

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12/3/2015
Transplanted Face May Age Prematurely

The field is young, and much is still unknown, surgeon says

12/2/2015
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

11/30/2015
Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

11/30/2015
Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

11/28/2015
Why You Need Flexibility Exercises

Some joints lose up to half their motion with age, expert says

11/25/2015
Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study

Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse

11/24/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

11/20/2015
Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age

Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds

11/20/2015
Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

11/16/2015
Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

11/16/2015
Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

11/13/2015
Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

Government-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapy for form of retinopathy

11/12/2015
Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

11/12/2015
Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular Degeneration

But more research needed to confirm beneficial effects on vision disorder

11/11/2015
Strong Legs Linked to Strong Mind

Study of women suggests boosting walking force, speed pays mental dividends as you age

11/4/2015
Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

10/29/2015
Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study

Researchers note that sense of self-worth is more complicated than appearance alone

10/28/2015
Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead

Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

10/27/2015
Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds

Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

10/26/2015
U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 Diabetes

Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar

10/21/2015
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

10/21/2015
Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

10/20/2015
Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently

Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

10/14/2015
Obamacare Allows Tobacco Surcharge on Older Smokers

Wide state-by-state variations cited in study

10/9/2015
Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say

10/8/2015
Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People

Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

10/8/2015
Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration

10/6/2015
Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

10/2/2015
Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

9/24/2015
Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

9/24/2015
Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

9/22/2015
Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

It's a combination of cough suppressant and heart medication, and experts don't yet know why it may work

9/21/2015
Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

9/17/2015
This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

9/15/2015
Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

9/15/2015
Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study

Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

9/9/2015
Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery

Sudden confusion is a postoperative complication linked to longer hospital stays, researchers say

9/4/2015
Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

9/2/2015
More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

9/1/2015
Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

9/1/2015
Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people

9/1/2015
More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

8/31/2015
Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence

Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

8/27/2015
Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

8/27/2015
Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

8/25/2015
Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

8/24/2015
Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

8/24/2015
Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

8/24/2015
No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

8/24/2015
Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease

But study notes little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so