Misc. Aging News

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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

4/23/2014
Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

In research into longevity, they found her white blood cells had many seemingly harmless mutations

4/17/2014
Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood

Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

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