Misc. Aging News

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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

6/17/2015
Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

6/13/2015
Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

6/12/2015
Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study

Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

6/10/2015
Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

6/10/2015
Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says

Both animal and plant sources are important

6/9/2015
Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

6/9/2015
Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

6/8/2015
Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

6/8/2015
Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

6/2/2015
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

6/1/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study

Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

6/1/2015
ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says

Researchers recommend monitoring patients' mental state

5/28/2015
Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds

Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say

5/26/2015
'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

5/25/2015
Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It

California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

5/22/2015
Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

5/22/2015
Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

Review finds current research is inconclusive

5/21/2015
Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds

5/20/2015
At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile

In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

5/19/2015
The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

5/19/2015
One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

5/19/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

5/15/2015
Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends

Study links activity in older men to longer lives

5/11/2015
Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

5/11/2015
Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

5/8/2015
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Linked to Accelerated Aging

Study says condition might not be limited to mental health problems

5/7/2015
Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

5/7/2015
Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

5/6/2015
Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

5/6/2015
Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain

Study found those who ate most fruits, veggies, fish were least likely to show thinking declines over 5 years

5/6/2015
Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

5/6/2015
More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers

Many seniors rely on more than one mobility device, study finds

5/5/2015
Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

5/1/2015
Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors

Get regular vaccinations and screenings

4/30/2015
2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting

Study found short bouts of light activity seem to boost longevity

4/30/2015
Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory

You're never too old to learn

4/24/2015
Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age

Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought

4/23/2015
Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

4/22/2015
Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?

In study, people with osteoporosis were at higher risk for deafness occurring over a few days

4/22/2015
Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines

4/17/2015
Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

4/15/2015
Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

4/15/2015
Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

4/14/2015
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

4/13/2015
Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

4/10/2015
Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

4/9/2015
Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

4/6/2015
Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lengthen Your Life: Study

Intense workouts seem more beneficial than less-intense ones, researchers say