Misc. Aging News

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1/22/2014
Fish Oil Might Guard Against Loss of Brain Cells

Study found women who ate the most omega-3s had greater brain volume

1/20/2014
Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience

Happier seniors preserved their mobility in greater numbers than their glum peers, study found

1/17/2014
Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women

12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

1/15/2014
Heavy Drinking in Middle Age May Speed Memory Loss for Men

Study found those consuming at least 2.5 drinks daily showed mental decline earlier than lighter drinkers

1/15/2014
Veteran Firefighters May Develop Heat Resistance

Study counters argument that aging impairs ability to combat flames

1/13/2014
Humans, Other Primates Burn Fewer Calories Than Other Mammals

Finding could shed light on metabolism and longevity, researchers say

1/13/2014
Gains of 'Brain Training' for Elderly Seen 10 Years Later

Problem-solving ability surpassed memory, study finds

1/10/2014
Aging Brains Can Still Make 'Childlike' Connections: Study

Researchers say that ability may help adults learn new skills, make new memories

1/8/2014
Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

1/7/2014
Health Tip: Understanding Age Spots

Usually due to sun exposure

1/6/2014
Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC

A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

1/2/2014
Novel Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study

Early results indicate romosozumab can rebuild bone

12/31/2013
Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's

Although study showed a small effect, experts note the nutrient doesn't attack underlying cause

12/27/2013
Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says

Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

12/26/2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

12/20/2013
Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study

Addressing safety, medical issues key to independent living, researcher says

12/19/2013
Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors

Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

12/19/2013
Warfarin May Up Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But the risk is temporary as blood thinner use starts, and could be overcome by other means, experts say

12/17/2013
Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting

But, study also found they frequently get up and move about

12/14/2013
Snow-Shoveling Health Tips as Winter Looms

Combination of exertion and cold weather poses heart attack risk, expert warns

12/13/2013
Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men

Study followed Swedish seniors for six years

12/12/2013
Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living

Study finds they rely on other people or special devices to complete routine tasks

12/10/2013
Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?

Study found tooth loss, bleeding gums in middle age were associated with lower scores on thinking tests

12/10/2013
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors

But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

12/6/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review

Low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest

12/5/2013
Age-Related Colon Condition Not Cause for Alarm, Study Says

Chances of diverticulosis developing into serious disorder are slimmer than thought

12/5/2013
135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report

More aggressive research, social support systems needed, experts say

12/2/2013
Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

12/2/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Walking Shoes

Suggestions for seniors

11/27/2013
Study Raises Concerns Over Safety of Implanted Heart Pump

Clots are arising at increasing rate for people using the HeartMate II device, although reasons are unclear

11/27/2013
Long-Banned Chemicals May Still Interfere With Seniors' Thinking

Study finds PCBs still present in blood of elderly people

11/26/2013
Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls

By late 70s, one-third need separate prescriptions for each eye, study finds

11/26/2013
Want to Stay Young? Start Moving

Study finds it's never too late to reap the anti-aging benefits of exercise

11/22/2013
Health Tip: Stay Fit in Your 30s

And avoid risk factors for heart attack and stroke

11/20/2013
Joblessness May Age You, Study Suggests

Researchers saw more signs of stress in DNA of unemployed men

11/19/2013
Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors

Study of aortic valve procedure finds death rates, hospital readmissions have dropped

11/19/2013
Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

11/18/2013
Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Atrial fibrillation can lead to dangerous heart complications

11/18/2013
Timely Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes After Hip Fracture

Small study looked at death rates, major complications

11/15/2013
No Connection Seen Between Dementia, Common Eye Disease

But Alzheimer's patients in study were less likely to seek treatment for age-related macular degeneration

11/15/2013
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?

Small, early study found longer 'telomeres' in genes of patients with cholesterol and inflammation problems

11/13/2013
Post-Surgery Pain Tied to Temporary Memory Decline in Mice

Study also tested post-operative learning ability

11/12/2013
Aerobics Might Boost Brain Health for Older Adults

Researchers said staying mentally sharp most important to those over 50

11/12/2013
Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending

Major survey of U.S. health care trends yields surprises

11/12/2013
Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression

Study found structures called telomeres were shorter in people with the condition

11/11/2013
More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women

Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

11/11/2013
Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term

11/11/2013
Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory

In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

11/6/2013
Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms

Study of case records found it staved off signs of the disease by more than four years

11/6/2013
Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says

Until dementia treatments improve, there's no point, some experts say