Misc. Aging News

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6/28/2013
Health Tip: Drive Safely as You Age

Avoid night driving if you don't see well

6/27/2013
7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study

Antidepressants and painkillers among the medicines most widely prescribed

6/27/2013
Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults

Antidepressant, talk therapy together outperform either approach alone, study finds

6/21/2013
Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women

Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

6/20/2013
Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age

Study found ability to smell faded more in blacks, Hispanics than whites

6/19/2013
Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking

Study found many older patients showed signs of damage, even without full-blown stroke diagnosis

6/18/2013
Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk

Finding might lead to better ways to prevent those at higher risk from becoming overweight later

6/17/2013
Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Researchers say a small, new study shows that fat cut the body's level of a chemical that keeps Alzheimer's at bay

6/14/2013
Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection

Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

6/14/2013
Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk

Study of older adults doesn't prove that steroids are to blame, but experts advise caution

6/14/2013
Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One

Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds

6/13/2013
Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?

Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

6/13/2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC

Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

6/11/2013
Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

6/11/2013
Social Toll of Hearing Loss Could Be Cause for Alarm

Higher rates of hospitalization, illness and depression for seniors reported in study

6/10/2013
Clumsiness in Some Elderly Tied to Brain Changes

Mental frame of reference shifts with age, researchers find

6/7/2013
Doctors Should Steer Conversation to Older Drivers: Study

If they start talking at 65, patients will have years to ponder alternatives to driving, researcher says

6/7/2013
Women Better at Remembering Faces, Study Finds

They spend more time 'scanning' facial features than men do, researchers say

6/7/2013
For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break

Study confirms adult day care provides beneficial time off

6/5/2013
Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors

Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

6/4/2013
Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC

Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

6/3/2013
Daily Sunscreen Helps Middle-Aged Skin Stay Young: Study

After 4 years, less 'photoaging' seen among regular users in sunny Australia

6/3/2013
Vegetarians May Live Longer

California research finds 12% lower risk of dying for those who don't eat meat

5/29/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Bathroom Falls

Install grab bars near the toilet, shower

5/28/2013
Alzheimer's Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study

Findings may have implications for caregivers

5/22/2013
Cost of Treating Strokes in U.S. Could Soar to $180B Annually by 2030: Report

An aging population could double expenditures, American Heart Association says

5/18/2013
Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging

Small study didn't find effect in former or never-smokers

5/17/2013
Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds

By 50, arteries stiffen, increasing risk of death from heart disease, researchers say

5/15/2013
People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

It's important to resist these cravings, study author says

5/15/2013
Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men

In study, more men on impotence meds were taking opioids for chronic back pain

5/15/2013
Combo Drug Therapy May Work Best to Strengthen Bones: Study

But osteoporosis experts say fracture resistance must also be assessed

5/13/2013
How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts

Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

5/10/2013
Insomnia Hints at Future Hospitalization

Large U.S study also found greater odds of home health care use in people with sleep problem

5/9/2013
Many Seniors Suffer Mental Decline in Silence: CDC

While 1 in 8 has memory problems and confusion, too few seek help

5/6/2013
Living Long May Protect Against Early Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Dementia starts later in families with exceptional longevity, researchers say

5/6/2013
Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study

Adding nutrient to standard antioxidant supplement didn't help ward off macular degeneration

5/3/2013
Centenarians a Happy Lot, Survey Says

But aging baby boomers less content, wish they'd taken more chances in their lives

5/1/2013
Video Game May Help Keep Aging Brains Sharp

Older gamers may gain more mentally than crossword puzzle solvers, study suggests

5/1/2013
Younger Men Biggest Consumers of Added Sugars: CDC

Sweetened food and beverages are source of too many empty calories, experts say

4/30/2013
For Some Seniors With Skin Cancer, Surgery Not Always Best Choice

Risk of complications may outweigh benefits for frail elderly who do not have melanoma, study suggests

4/29/2013
Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Large study showed better retention of mental skills in seniors who had followed it

4/26/2013
Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse

Including taking drugs or drinking

4/24/2013
U.S. Heart Failure Costs Could Skyrocket: Report

Better awareness, prevention and treatment are crucial, experts say

4/19/2013
Older Adults' Posture May Predict Future Disability

Spinal measurement was tied to whether seniors in study would need help with routine activities

4/18/2013
As Pedestrian's Age Rises, So Does Odds of Dying in Traffic Accident

CDC report finds that people aged 75 or older face double the risk compared to younger

4/17/2013
Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer's

Study finding doesn't mean you'll get the disease if family members have it, experts stress

4/17/2013
'Western' Diet Not the Way to Age Well

British study says fried foods and red meat lead to premature aging, illness

4/15/2013
Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

Even solving puzzles might stave off decline and memory loss, study hints

4/8/2013
Elder Abuse Tied to Higher Hospitalization Rates

Study found psychological mistreatment, neglect were most common culprits

4/8/2013
For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes

Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death