Misc. Aging News

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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

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