Misc. Aging News

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10/22/2013
Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors

Taking up an activity such as digital photography appears to give a boost to aging brains

10/21/2013
Don't Routinely Test for Kidney Disease in Those Without Symptoms: Experts

There isn't enough evidence to justify widespread screening, American College of Physicians says

10/21/2013
'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others

Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

10/18/2013
Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms

The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

10/18/2013
Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis

Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

10/18/2013
Occupational Hazard for Teachers?

Researchers link speech and language disorders with the profession

10/17/2013
Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones

However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors

10/16/2013
Gene Mutation May Double Rate of Brain Tissue Lost to Alzheimer's

1 percent of people carry DNA that quickens disease's destructive path, researchers say

10/16/2013
Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques

Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

10/16/2013
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

10/15/2013
Many Doctors Ignore Guidelines, Order PSA Tests for Elderly Men

Study found 40 percent of men aged 75 and older were screened, despite expert consensus against it

10/14/2013
Could Your Genes Help Bring You Wedded Bliss?

A particular genetic variation may make it harder to weather marital turbulence, study suggests

10/14/2013
Health Tip: Looking for Senior Housing?

Make sure it's safe and clean

10/11/2013
More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery

Study finds baby boomers having the procedure at earlier age

10/11/2013
No Sign That Vitamin D Supplements Help Aging Bones: Study

Large data review found no effect against osteoporosis at most sites tested in healthy adults

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