Misc. Aging News

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7/9/2014
Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

7/3/2014
Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

7/2/2014
If You Can't Stand the Heat . . .

Health officials offer tips for coping with summer's soaring temps

7/1/2014
Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study

Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

6/30/2014
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

6/28/2014
Prepare for Summer Sports to Avoid Injury

Wear appropriate footwear, vary your activities, and stretch and warm-up, advises expert

6/27/2014
Dance Those Cares Away!

Study of seniors shows decreased knee-hip pain and increased ability to walk among those who dance

6/25/2014
Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

6/23/2014
Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

6/20/2014
Soccer Scores a Goal for Senior Fitness

Ex-couch potatoes over 63 gained muscle strength, stronger bones, healthier hearts, study finds

6/19/2014
U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

6/12/2014
Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility

6/6/2014
Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

'Holistic' program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study found

6/4/2014
Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age

Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

6/4/2014
Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100

Instead, 'acute' illnesses like pneumonia or sheer frailty bring about the end for the very old, study finds

6/3/2014
Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

6/3/2014
Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study

Researchers hope to prevent disease onset by starting treatment in middle age

6/2/2014
Learning Another Language May Help the Aging Brain

Even doing so as an adult seemed to guard against mental decline, study found

5/30/2014
Why Youngest, Oldest Marathoners Post Similar Times

Performance peaks in late 20s, slowing down 2 percent every year after: study

5/29/2014
Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study

A family history of condition also increases your risk

5/28/2014
Facing Death, Most U.S. Doctors Would Decline Extraordinary Measures

Discrepancy seen between their personal views, what they order for patients, researchers report

5/28/2014
Health Tip: Seniors Need Preventive Care

Here's what's recommended

5/28/2014
1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care

Sickest patients at greatest risk, researchers say

5/27/2014
Doctor Shares Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors

Watch for dizziness linked to blood pressure meds, diabetes

5/27/2014
A Walk a Day Keeps Disability at Bay

Study links greater mobility in old age to daily strolls

5/27/2014
Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They Age

But experts say a healthy lifestyle can combat tendency to overeat

5/21/2014
Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

5/19/2014
Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests

Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

5/19/2014
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Poorer Survival for Heart Failure Patients

Study also found heightened odds for heart trouble in patients taking benzodiazepine sleep aids

5/15/2014
Purposeful Life Might Be a Longer Life

Those who had activities, people they cared about were more likely to be alive at end of 14-year study

5/14/2014
Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.

CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

5/12/2014
Adult Health Better for Bullies Than Their Victims: Study

Surprising findings come from long-term tracking of kids' blood tests

5/12/2014
Timing Influences Risk of Complications From Circumcision: Study

Infant boys fare well, researchers say, but older ones have up to 20-fold increase in complications

5/12/2014
Workplace Solvents Linked to Long-Term Memory, Thinking Problems

Study of French retirees shows those exposed even decades ago scored worse on tests

5/9/2014
40 Isn't Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise, Study Finds

Similar heart benefits seen in those who began endurance workouts before 30 or after 40

5/6/2014
Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double By 2050: Report

Aging Baby Boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says

5/6/2014
Older Infertile Couples Should Try In Vitro Fertilization First: Study

Other fertility treatments less likely to result in pregnancy, birth for women over 38, researchers say

5/5/2014
Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts

Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

5/5/2014
Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice

The discovery might have implications for aging humans, study authors suggest

5/2/2014
One in 12 Older Americans Struggles to Afford Food: Study

Not eating enough raises risk of host of health problems, researcher says

5/1/2014
When Older Adults Consider Suicide, Depression May Not Be Main Reason

Study suggests health, money, family problems more likely to trigger troubling thoughts

5/1/2014
Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

Exercise, physical therapy may help by improving balance, strength and gait, researchers say

5/1/2014
Too Much or Too Little Sleep Tied to Memory Problems in Older Women

Those who slept either 5 hours or less, 9 hours or more daily showed effect in study

4/30/2014
Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study

Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

4/29/2014
4/28/2014
Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men

But researchers still don't know if testing seniors would be worthwhile

4/24/2014
Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression

Social connections lessen loneliness, especially for older adults living alone, researcher says

4/24/2014
Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use

4/23/2014
Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians

Reduced anxiety, other mental health benefits noted in survey

4/23/2014
Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study

Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities