Misc. Aging News

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4/16/2014
Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

4/10/2014
Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

4/9/2014
A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests

But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

4/9/2014
Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

4/4/2014
Driving Ability May Falter With Age in HIV-Positive Adults

Small study looked at mental skills, simulator testing

4/4/2014
Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

4/4/2014
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

4/2/2014
Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds

There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say

4/2/2014
Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease

Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

4/2/2014
Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills

Increase in advance directives has not affected hospitalization rates, study finds

4/1/2014
Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives

Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say

3/31/2014
More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk

Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

3/28/2014
Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study

And continued activity is even better for your skeletal health

3/26/2014
NIH Launches Online Resource for End-of-Life Issues

Website offers insights into emotional, physical and financial aspects of terminal care

3/25/2014
Can Exercise and an Occasional Drink Boost Eye Health?

More research needed to show whether lifestyle directly affects vision loss, study author says

3/21/2014
Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

3/19/2014
Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later

Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

3/19/2014
Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

3/18/2014
Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study

But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say

3/18/2014
More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests

Older adults with greater muscle mass had a lower risk of death during study period

3/18/2014
COPD May Damage Aging Brain

Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

3/17/2014
Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?

Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

3/12/2014
Protein From Meat, Fish May Help Men Age Well

But Japanese study saw no such benefits for women

3/11/2014
U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors

Gap projected to reach nearly 1,500 specialists in a decade, American Society of Clinical Oncology cautions

3/10/2014
'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most

Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say

3/10/2014
Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

3/6/2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

3/5/2014
Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says

Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

3/4/2014
High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span

But same study found the reverse was true when people reached old age

2/21/2014
Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures

Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

2/20/2014
Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?

Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say

2/19/2014
Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study

Whole-body exams more common among film viewers

2/19/2014
Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Painkillers From Multiple Doctors

Overuse raises risk for hospitalization, study finds

2/19/2014
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says

For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

2/18/2014
Antidepressant Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation

Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics

2/17/2014
Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

In mouse studies, Stanford researchers uncover potential reason behind muscles' decline in old age

2/14/2014
Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

2/13/2014
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

2/10/2014
Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women

Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

2/4/2014
Climate Change Predicted to Boost Heat-Related Deaths

Growing elderly population most at risk from extreme temperatures, U.K. researchers warn

1/31/2014
Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

1/29/2014
High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

1/28/2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age

Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say

1/28/2014
Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

1/27/2014
Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are bulges in a major artery that can burst without warning

1/24/2014
My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia

With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

1/24/2014
Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half: Study

Regular eye exams are best way to diagnose the condition, expert says

1/23/2014
For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One

Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

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