Misc. Aging News

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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

8/20/2015
Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study

Homebound elderly might benefit from supplementation, research suggests

8/20/2015
When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too

Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, study finds

8/20/2015
Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

8/19/2015
'Low T' Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA

Agency orders makers of popular testosterone supplements to conduct clinical trials

8/18/2015
25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

8/13/2015
1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds

8/6/2015
Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later

People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

8/5/2015
Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

7/31/2015
Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging

But are concerned about physical, mental challenges, survey finds

7/31/2015
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

7/28/2015
For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

But one stone increases odds for more, study found

7/28/2015
Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

7/28/2015
Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

7/24/2015
Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier

7/24/2015
Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking

British study finds this demographic may often indulge more than is good for them

7/23/2015
Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

7/23/2015
Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's

Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

7/22/2015
Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia

Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

7/21/2015
Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's

Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

7/21/2015
Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study

Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

7/20/2015
Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

7/20/2015
Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

7/20/2015
Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

7/20/2015
As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

7/20/2015
Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later

25-year study found a link, but cause-and-effect relationship remains unproven

7/20/2015
Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

7/17/2015
Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes

Tissue from Japanese cadavers may provide new clues, researchers say

7/16/2015
Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

They seem to work only when deficiency of the nutrient is severe, study finds

7/15/2015
Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

7/15/2015
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

7/14/2015
Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds

Higher reimbursement rates by Medicaid may have played a role, researchers say

7/13/2015
Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

7/13/2015
Climate Change May Already Be Costing American Lives

Study found big swings in temperature were linked to higher death rates among seniors in Northeast

7/12/2015
Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly

Chronic illnesses also increase vulnerability to temperature spikes

7/7/2015
Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

7/6/2015
Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

7/6/2015
Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

6/30/2015
A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

6/25/2015
Many More Women Than Men Living to 100

But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

6/23/2015
Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

6/23/2015
Bad Neighborhoods May Make You Age Faster

Living in areas with higher noise and crime adversely affect health, study contends