Misc. Aging News

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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

1/21/2013
Study Links Long-Term Aspirin Use With Vision Loss

But risk of macular degeneration doesn't outweigh drug's heart benefits, experts say

1/21/2013
Hearing Loss May Hasten Mental Decline

Study found seniors who struggled with hearing had earlier problems with thinking skills

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/9/2013
After Hospital Discharge, Other Ills May Land Seniors Back in Again

Expert urges medical staff, families to recognize 'post-hospital syndrome'

1/8/2013
Lifetime of Speaking a 2nd Language May Boost Aging Brain

Seniors who were bilingual since childhood showed quicker thinking skills than others in study

1/7/2013
Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study

To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

1/4/2013
Dementia, Late-Life Depression May Be Linked

Mild mental impairment also prevalent in those with the mood disorder, study says

1/4/2013
1/4/2013
Brain Injury Doesn't Raise Dementia Risk for Most: Study

But likelihood of re-injury does increase

1/3/2013
People Underestimate How Much They Might Change in the Future

No matter the age, folks thought they were already the person they'd remain for rest of their lives, study finds

12/26/2012
Today's U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report

However, study found those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq still had beginnings of heart disease

12/20/2012
Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study

Such patients in long-term care were less depressed, had fewer ER visits

12/19/2012
'Boomers' With Hepatitis C Boosting Demand for Liver Transplants

Study finds many in need of new organs have liver cancer

12/18/2012
Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked With Vision Loss: Study

But the risk doesn't outweigh the benefit of aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes, experts say

12/14/2012
Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study

Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

12/13/2012
How Well Do You Rise From Sitting on the Floor?

Ability to do this simple task may predict risk of dying, study suggests

12/13/2012
U.S. Glaucoma Cases Jump 22 Percent Over Decade: Report

More than 2.7 million Americans aged 40 and older are affected by this eye disease, experts warn

12/13/2012
'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests

The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

12/11/2012
Loneliness May Boost Odds of Dementia

Lack of social support also raises risk of memory decline, study finds

12/11/2012
Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census

More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas

12/11/2012
Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds

Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn't hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear

12/10/2012
ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

12/7/2012
Funding Meals on Wheels Keeps Seniors Independent: Study

State's support may help older Americans avoid nursing home

12/6/2012
Study Reveals Why Elderly Often Vulnerable to Scams

Research suggests aging adults are worse at spotting untrustworthy faces

12/4/2012
Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?

Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

12/3/2012
Under Similar Stress, Rich Live Longer Than Poor: Study

People with money have more methods for coping, one expert says

11/30/2012
Most Seniors Get a Good Night's Sleep, Study Says

Common beliefs about older adults' problems with insomnia and daytime drowsiness put to rest

11/29/2012
Why Aging Eyes Struggle to Discern Fine Print

How you read changes as you grow older, study says

11/29/2012
Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems

Establish consistent sleep and wake times

11/27/2012
Heart Failure Drugs Put to the Test

These medications may help but should be used with care, one expert says

11/27/2012
Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries

Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says

11/26/2012
Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp

MRI scans reveal better white matter structure in brains of seniors who enjoy mental activities

11/20/2012
Upbeat View on Old Age May Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability

Study found those with more optimistic outlooks had better recoveries

11/20/2012
Hanging Suicides Up in United States

Biggest increase seen among middle-age adults, study finds

11/19/2012
Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too

Midlife crisis seems to have a basis in evolution, not modern human lifestyles, research suggests

11/16/2012
Living in Smoggy Areas May Reduce Seniors' Brainpower

Study tied high pollution to lower test scores for memory, language

11/16/2012
Boomers Zero In on Health at Age 50 and 65, Study Says

Doctors might time important messages to these age points, researcher says

11/15/2012
Health Tip: Seniors on the Move

Be sure to warm up before walking

11/14/2012
Scientists ID Gene Mutation That May Triple Alzheimer's Risk

About 1 percent of people have 'TREM2' mutation, researcher says

11/12/2012
Could iPads, Kindles Be Just What the Eye Doctor Ordered?

Digital tablets improve reading speed of those with central vision loss, study finds