Misc. Aging News

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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
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

11/5/2013
Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits

Long-lasting effect on brain seen in response to speech

11/4/2013
Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent

10/30/2013
Thyroid Levels of Older Hospital Patients May Be Linked to Survival

Low levels reflect weakness, increased vulnerability, study finds

10/30/2013
Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face

Siblings who smoked had more wrinkles, creases, droops and jowls

10/30/2013
Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly

Researchers base findings on review of 17 studies

10/25/2013
Brain-Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer's Detection

Vizamyl is used with PET scan to screen for signs of dementia

10/24/2013
Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work

10/24/2013
Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

10/24/2013
Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?

Study found that older people who got more sleep had less of the disease's hallmark plaques in their brains

10/23/2013
Lower Blood Sugar Levels May Aid Memory, Study Suggests

Blood glucose levels on the higher end of the normal range linked to poorer results on memory test

10/23/2013
Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

10/22/2013
Smartphones May Help Nursing Home Docs Spot Drug Mishaps

90 percent of physicians who used mobile devices avoided at least one error in the previous month, study says

10/22/2013
Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are 'Satisfied' With Their Bodies

Study finds that those who feel comfortable with their weight exercise often but rarely diet to stay thin

10/22/2013
Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors

Taking up an activity such as digital photography appears to give a boost to aging brains

10/21/2013
Don't Routinely Test for Kidney Disease in Those Without Symptoms: Experts

There isn't enough evidence to justify widespread screening, American College of Physicians says

10/21/2013
'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others

Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

10/18/2013
Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms

The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

10/18/2013
Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis

Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

10/18/2013
Occupational Hazard for Teachers?

Researchers link speech and language disorders with the profession

10/17/2013
Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones

However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors

10/16/2013
Gene Mutation May Double Rate of Brain Tissue Lost to Alzheimer's

1 percent of people carry DNA that quickens disease's destructive path, researchers say

10/16/2013
Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques

Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

10/16/2013
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

10/15/2013
Many Doctors Ignore Guidelines, Order PSA Tests for Elderly Men

Study found 40 percent of men aged 75 and older were screened, despite expert consensus against it

10/14/2013
Could Your Genes Help Bring You Wedded Bliss?

A particular genetic variation may make it harder to weather marital turbulence, study suggests

10/14/2013
Health Tip: Looking for Senior Housing?

Make sure it's safe and clean

10/11/2013
More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery

Study finds baby boomers having the procedure at earlier age

10/11/2013
No Sign That Vitamin D Supplements Help Aging Bones: Study

Large data review found no effect against osteoporosis at most sites tested in healthy adults

10/10/2013
History of Falls Linked to Post-Surgery Complications in Seniors

Researcher suggests improving 'preoperative risk assessment'

10/8/2013
Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

10/8/2013
More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study

Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

10/8/2013
Study Aging, Not Disease, for Real Benefits, Scientists Say

Increase in healthy years would save $7.1 trillion over five decades, study claims

10/4/2013
Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas Often Skip Care Due to Costs: Study

Longer travel distances can add to out-of-pocket expenses

10/4/2013
Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

10/2/2013
Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis

Study from Taiwan found strongest connection among older adults with tough-to-treat cases

10/2/2013
Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life

But experts say research based on those born almost 80 years ago may now be irrelevant

10/1/2013
Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds

Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients

10/1/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Food Poisoning

It's particularly dangerous to the elderly

9/30/2013
Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study

Older people also tend to tolerate less financial risk, research suggests

9/30/2013
Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll

Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey also finds most are mistaken about how costs are covered now

9/27/2013
Aging May Not Dull Decision-Making Skills, Study Finds

Accumulated knowledge helped seniors outperform young adults when faced with economic choices

9/24/2013
Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study

Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

9/24/2013
Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows

Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure

9/24/2013
Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women

One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

9/19/2013
Research Hints at How Alzheimer's Affects the Brain

Mice study shows hallmark protein doesn't just clog circuitry, it gum ups the connections as well

9/17/2013
2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says

Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag