Misc. Aging News

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10/30/2014
'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

10/28/2014
10/27/2014
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

10/23/2014
Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

10/22/2014
Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

10/22/2014
Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

10/22/2014
Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

10/13/2014
Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

10/8/2014
Sitting Around in Middle Age Doesn't Bode Well for Old Age

Study cites need to reduce sedentary time

10/8/2014
Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

10/6/2014
Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

10/2/2014
Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

10/1/2014
'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

10/1/2014
Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

9/25/2014
Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

9/25/2014
Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

9/24/2014
Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

9/19/2014
9/17/2014
Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

9/17/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

9/16/2014
Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

9/16/2014
Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

9/15/2014
Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

9/15/2014
Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

9/12/2014
ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

9/12/2014
Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

Two or more servings weekly might prevent or delay chronic health problem for women, research suggests

9/10/2014
Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

9/8/2014
Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner

Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

9/8/2014
9/5/2014
Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

Physical activity linked to fewer symptoms of nocturia, study says

9/4/2014
Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

9/3/2014
Newer Drug Helps Myeloma Patients Who Can't Have Transplant

Treatment may extend survival for patients over 65, researchers say

9/3/2014
Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain

Study finds long-term losses in gray matter

9/2/2014
Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

9/2/2014
8/28/2014
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

8/26/2014
Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

8/25/2014
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

8/22/2014
One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

Spatial attention skills don't seem to decline over time

8/21/2014
Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

8/20/2014
Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

8/20/2014
Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

8/20/2014
Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

8/19/2014
Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

8/19/2014
When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

8/18/2014
Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

8/14/2014
Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

8/13/2014
40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects

Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

8/11/2014
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

8/8/2014
Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds

This might be best time of day to schedule mentally challenging tasks