Misc. Aging News

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4/1/2015
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

3/31/2015
Face Scans Show How Fast a Person Is Aging

Study says images more reliable than blood tests in determining the toll of time, lifestyle

3/30/2015
Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

3/28/2015
People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

3/26/2015
Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

3/26/2015
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

3/26/2015
Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

3/24/2015
More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span

But study found you'll need to eat a lot to gain most benefit

3/24/2015
More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced

Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64

3/19/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

3/17/2015
Could Loneliness Shorten a Life?

Study says feeling this way raised risk of early death by 26 percent

3/17/2015
Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors

Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

3/16/2015
Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

3/13/2015
More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?

Contrary to popular belief, study suggests the relationship between the two works the other way

3/12/2015
Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

3/12/2015
Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

Study found seniors who were advised on better eating, exercise scored higher on mental tests

3/11/2015
Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age

You don't need to run marathons, researcher says

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