Misc. Aging News

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9/13/2013
Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers

But study doesn't show why seniors suffer less headache, nausea than younger people after heavy drinking

9/12/2013
Americans Enjoying More Healthy Years

Study found 2-year lifespan gain, fewer disease symptoms

9/11/2013
FDA Approves Botox for Crow's Feet

However, cosmetic improvement is only temporary

9/9/2013
Health Tip: Maintain Your Balance

Suggestions to help prevent falls

9/8/2013
Stressful Events May Raise Risk of Falls in Older Men, Study Finds

More evidence needed to see whether screening would be worthwhile, researcher says

9/6/2013
Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Death Risk for Patients With Vision Loss

Reasons for association aren't clear, study author says

9/4/2013
Video Game May Erase Effects of Aging on the Brain

Seniors who played a game designed by neuroscientists for a month multitasked as well as younger players

8/30/2013
Health Tip: At Risk for Alzheimer's?

Some factors you can help control

8/29/2013
Urine Test May Show Risk of Mental Decline in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Samples consistently containing protein tied to slowed information processing among older adults

8/29/2013
Gene Tweak Boosts Lifespan by 20 Percent in Mice

But NIH study also found more bone loss, greater infection risk in engineered rodents

8/29/2013
Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees

When medical conditions arose, study found college-educated people were more apt to change their lifestyles

8/28/2013
Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments,' Study Finds

Age-related forgetfulness is caused by protein deficiency, scientists studying humans and mice say

8/28/2013
Health Tip: Why Should I Stop Driving?

If you have trouble remembering or concentrating

8/23/2013
Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

Review also finds that those who 'give back' tend to live longer

8/22/2013
Older Workers Who Drive Top Traffic Death List: CDC

Older employees who drive for a living are three times more likely to die in an accident than younger workers

8/22/2013
Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age

Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

8/14/2013
MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

More aggressive surgery not always backed by evidence, study authors say

8/13/2013
Alzheimer's Research Takes a New Turn

Study suggests that gummed-up synapses -- not plaque -- may be at the root of aging brain diseases

8/9/2013
Outgoing Young People Become Happier Seniors: Survey

But shy people not doomed to a miserable life, researcher stresses

8/8/2013
Quick Test May Help Prevent Hospital Delirium, Researchers Say

Once identified, these patients can receive preventive care

8/8/2013
Probiotics Not Warranted for Seniors Taking Antibiotics: Study

No difference seen in diarrhea rates among those taking the supplements

8/7/2013
High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk

Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say

8/7/2013
Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?

Small early study hints it might help, but author says it's too soon to recommend nightly cup

8/1/2013
Bullied Kids May Have More Legal Woes in Adulthood

They're more apt to be convicted of crimes, do jail time, 14-year study found

8/1/2013
Peripheral Artery Disease on the Rise Worldwide

More than 200 million people have the condition, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke

7/31/2013
Anemia Might Raise Dementia Risk, Study Suggests

Screening elderly for the blood condition makes sense, researcher says

7/31/2013
Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study

Controlling fluctuations may help keep the mind sharp, experts say

7/30/2013
In Mice, Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Longer, Healthier Lives

Study corroborates other research showing the drug may have benefits beyond diabetes care

7/29/2013
Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Affect Alzheimer's Disease Progression

Study looked at seniors' blood sugar tests along with their brain scans

7/29/2013
Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives: Study

Most seniors are doing well until the last year or two of life, researchers report

7/26/2013
Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery

Study followed anesthesia patients in the recovery room and beyond

7/25/2013
Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men

In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness

7/24/2013
For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

7/18/2013
U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study

Heart disease, cancer and murder main contributors to four-year disparity, experts say

7/18/2013
Living Long and Healthy After 65 Depends on State: CDC

Race also influences your healthy life expectancy, researchers say

7/17/2013
Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

Although studies didn't prove connection, expert says concerns are worth mentioning to a doctor

7/17/2013
Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Disability as You Age

Stair-climbing, other everyday tasks were harder for those with deficiency, researchers found

7/17/2013
No Benefit to Community-Wide Dementia Screening: Review

But worrisome symptoms could merit a visit to the doctor, experts say

7/16/2013
As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

7/15/2013
Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study looked at self-employed workers in France

7/12/2013
Mental Decline Seen Earlier When Epilepsy Present, Study Suggests

Seizures may hasten Alzheimer's and mild memory problems, researchers say

7/11/2013
Smoking Plus Heavy Drinking May Accelerate Mental Decline

For every 10 years of puffing and boozing, the brain ages the equivalent of 12 years, study says

7/11/2013
Today's 90-Somethings Seem Sharper Than Predecessors

Danish study compared mental abilities of seniors born in 1905 and 1915

7/10/2013
Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Risk for malignancy was also lower in seniors with Alzheimer's, researchers report

7/10/2013
No Significant Change in U.S. Women's Life Expectancy

Expert says U.S. has had slow progress compared to other countries

7/10/2013
U.S. Lagging Other Countries on Many Health Measures

Report finds some gains, but also many areas where Americans' health is slipping

7/8/2013
As U.S. Population Ages, ER Visits Will Lengthen

And hospitalizations stemming from these visits will rise, study predicts

7/8/2013
Disability Often Goes Hand-in-Hand With Old Age

Study findings should serve as wake-up call for U.S. and its aging population, experts say

7/3/2013
Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Stimulating activities may encourage brain to adapt and create 'work-arounds,' study suggests

7/3/2013
H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds

But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says