Misc. Aging News

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10/10/2013
History of Falls Linked to Post-Surgery Complications in Seniors

Researcher suggests improving 'preoperative risk assessment'

10/8/2013
Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

10/8/2013
More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study

Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

10/8/2013
Study Aging, Not Disease, for Real Benefits, Scientists Say

Increase in healthy years would save $7.1 trillion over five decades, study claims

10/4/2013
Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas Often Skip Care Due to Costs: Study

Longer travel distances can add to out-of-pocket expenses

10/4/2013
Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

10/2/2013
Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis

Study from Taiwan found strongest connection among older adults with tough-to-treat cases

10/2/2013
Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life

But experts say research based on those born almost 80 years ago may now be irrelevant

10/1/2013
Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds

Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients

10/1/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Food Poisoning

It's particularly dangerous to the elderly

9/30/2013
Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study

Older people also tend to tolerate less financial risk, research suggests

9/30/2013
Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll

Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey also finds most are mistaken about how costs are covered now

9/27/2013
Aging May Not Dull Decision-Making Skills, Study Finds

Accumulated knowledge helped seniors outperform young adults when faced with economic choices

9/24/2013
Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study

Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

9/24/2013
Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows

Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure

9/24/2013
Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women

One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

9/19/2013
Research Hints at How Alzheimer's Affects the Brain

Mice study shows hallmark protein doesn't just clog circuitry, it gum ups the connections as well

9/17/2013
2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says

Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

9/17/2013
Healthy Lifestyle May Reverse Cellular Aging, Study Suggests

Chromosomes grew stronger as everyday habits improved, but number of participants in project was small

9/14/2013
Loved Ones Stay Attuned to Spouse's Emotions, Study Says

But reading facial expressions may become more difficult with age

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