Misc. Aging News

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3/11/2015
Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds

Emotional intelligence best in middle age, overall knowledge base highest for seniors

3/10/2015
Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

3/10/2015
Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement

Transcatheter procedure was designed for patients too frail for open heart surgery

3/9/2015
Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving?

Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

3/5/2015
Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

3/5/2015
Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

3/5/2015
Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

3/5/2015
Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

3/4/2015
Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

3/4/2015
Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

3/3/2015
Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

3/2/2015
Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

It hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from heart disease, other causes

2/26/2015
Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

2/25/2015
Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

2/18/2015
Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

2/18/2015
Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts

Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

2/18/2015
Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior

Here are answers to help you get moving

2/16/2015
Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly

Don't blame yourself for illness and try to find new ways to socialize, experts suggest

2/16/2015
Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow

Study sees slight uptick in sexual activity for couples married 50 years or more

2/13/2015
'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

2/13/2015
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

2/2/2015
When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests

Just an hour or two a week confers life-extension benefits, researcher contends

2/2/2015
Non-Drug Options Can Help Curb Delirium in Hospital Patients, Study Finds

Simply reminding patient each morning of date, place can help, researchers found

1/29/2015
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

1/29/2015
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

1/29/2015
Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

1/29/2015
Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

1/28/2015
Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

CDC study finds women more affected than men

1/27/2015
Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

1/27/2015
'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

1/27/2015
Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later

Better functioning reported decades afterward in study

1/21/2015
Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

1/20/2015
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

1/19/2015
Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

1/19/2015
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

1/18/2015
Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter

Cold, snow are especially isolating for the elderly or disabled, expert says

1/16/2015
Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women

Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

1/12/2015
Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

1/8/2015
Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

1/8/2015
Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

1/6/2015
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study

But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

1/6/2015
About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC

COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

1/6/2015
200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity

British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

1/5/2015
Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says

Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

12/30/2014
Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows

But, experts stress that distracted driving is dangerous at any age

12/26/2014
HIV Tied to Worse Hearing in Older Adults

Study suggests virus might have effect on the inner ear, one expert said

12/24/2014
Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug

Experimental med may help immune system fight elderly related diseases

12/23/2014
Heat Stroke, Kidney Failure Help Drive Illnesses From Extreme Heat

Danger persists for five days after temperature dips, study finds

12/23/2014
Seniors' Aging Brains Find Ways to Stay Financially Sharp

Study reveals that as the mind ages, knowledge gained over a lifetime makes all the difference

12/22/2014
Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study

Aerobic activity alone isn't enough, researchers report