Misc. Aging News

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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

4/3/2013
Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age

Education, urban living helped keep older adults walking tall, Chinese data shows

4/1/2013
Eat Fish, Live Longer?

Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity

4/1/2013
Mental, Physical Challenges May Help Seniors Stay Sharp, Study Says

Small steps, including stretching, watching educational DVDs, reaped rewards

3/27/2013
Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report

Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

3/25/2013
Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?

Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests

3/25/2013
Isolation, Loneliness May Raise Death Risk for Elderly

Study found lack of social contact a bigger predictor of early death than just feeling alone

3/22/2013
Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors

Study of patients hospitalized for condition found higher risk of mental decline, disability

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/19/2013
A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds

Report tallies enormous medical, financial and caregiver toll of conditions like Alzheimer's

3/13/2013
Life's Winners May Not Win the Life Span Race

Presidents tend to live shorter lives than those they beat; awards no guarantee of extra years, study says

3/13/2013
Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness

When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

3/12/2013
Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note

3/11/2013
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise, Study Finds

While not a 'wonder drug,' medication may help slow memory loss, researcher says

3/11/2013
Bypass Patients Fare Equally Well With or Without Heart-Lung Machine

Three studies find no differences in outcomes, even for the frail or elderly

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/7/2013
Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later

Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor

3/6/2013
3/5/2013
Over 50? Checklist May Predict If You'll Be Alive in 10 Years

Although not a crystal ball, researchers say it might help doctors and patients make better choices

3/4/2013
Certain Sleep Aids May Raise Hip Fracture Risk in Nursing Homes: Study

List includes common drugs such as Lunesta and Ambien, researchers say

3/1/2013
Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health

But nicer doesn't necessarily equal healthier, research contends

2/28/2013
More Regular Meals May Improve Dementia Care

In small study, improved nutrition appeared to help patients' memory, daily function

2/25/2013
Healthy Older Women Advised Against Taking Calcium

U.S government experts found no evidence that calcium, vitamin D supplements help prevent fractures

2/25/2013
Sleep Deprivation May Disrupt Your Genes

But small study doesn't explain how that works or effects on health

2/22/2013
Thigh Fat May Slow Down Seniors

Decrease in walking speed predicts decline in mobility, researchers say

2/21/2013
Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

2/21/2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC

Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

2/21/2013
Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note

2/15/2013
Lasting Wedded Bliss May Lead to Better Health

Adults in stable marriages report less illness, more happiness than single peers

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/15/2013
Health Tip: Seeing Behind the Wheel

Don't use outdated glasses

2/13/2013
'Watch and Wait' Approach Often Best for Older Patients With Kidney Cancer

Study finds small tumors often grow so slowly as to pose little threat, so surgery may not be needed

2/11/2013
Economy May Have Lasting Effect on Young People's Outlook

Satisfaction rises with age, but growing up in tough times lowers well-being overall, study suggests

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/7/2013
Older Motorcyclists More Likely to Be Seriously Hurt in Crashes

Number of bikers over age 65 is climbing, as well

2/6/2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors

But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

2/6/2013
Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls

Small study suggests the ancient art helps maintain physical balance

2/5/2013
Drug May Make Walking Easier for People With Artery Disease

The improvements were relatively small but significant, researchers say

2/5/2013
For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test

Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

2/4/2013
Exercising at Midlife May Stave Off Dementia Down the Road

Working out in your 40s could pay off in your 70s and beyond, study suggests

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

1/31/2013
Scientists Find Clue to Aging Reversal in Mice

'Longevity' gene inserted into mouse stem cells seemed to turn back clock on some age-related decline

1/29/2013
Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Hidden Heart Disease

Large study found even mild impotence was tied to greater odds of future hospitalization, death

1/29/2013
Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

They not only protect the recipient, but also offer 'herd immunity,' experts say

1/28/2013
More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline

Link between cardiovascular trouble and impaired thinking was especially strong in women

1/28/2013
PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

New guidelines address which patients might benefit from imaging test for brain plaque

1/28/2013
Lighter Sleep May Dull Memory Skills in Seniors

Study found older people forgot more upon waking than younger people

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/22/2013
One in Six Cases of Adult Asthma May Be Linked to Workplace

People with jobs that exposed them to cleaning agents at greater risk, study says