Misc. Aging News

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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

7/26/2013
Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery

Study followed anesthesia patients in the recovery room and beyond

7/25/2013
Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men

In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness

7/24/2013
For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

7/18/2013
U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study

Heart disease, cancer and murder main contributors to four-year disparity, experts say

7/18/2013
Living Long and Healthy After 65 Depends on State: CDC

Race also influences your healthy life expectancy, researchers say

7/17/2013
Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

Although studies didn't prove connection, expert says concerns are worth mentioning to a doctor

7/17/2013
Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Disability as You Age

Stair-climbing, other everyday tasks were harder for those with deficiency, researchers found

7/17/2013
No Benefit to Community-Wide Dementia Screening: Review

But worrisome symptoms could merit a visit to the doctor, experts say

7/16/2013
As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

7/15/2013
Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study looked at self-employed workers in France

7/12/2013
Mental Decline Seen Earlier When Epilepsy Present, Study Suggests

Seizures may hasten Alzheimer's and mild memory problems, researchers say

7/11/2013
Smoking Plus Heavy Drinking May Accelerate Mental Decline

For every 10 years of puffing and boozing, the brain ages the equivalent of 12 years, study says

7/11/2013
Today's 90-Somethings Seem Sharper Than Predecessors

Danish study compared mental abilities of seniors born in 1905 and 1915

7/10/2013
Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Risk for malignancy was also lower in seniors with Alzheimer's, researchers report

7/10/2013
No Significant Change in U.S. Women's Life Expectancy

Expert says U.S. has had slow progress compared to other countries

7/10/2013
U.S. Lagging Other Countries on Many Health Measures

Report finds some gains, but also many areas where Americans' health is slipping

7/8/2013
As U.S. Population Ages, ER Visits Will Lengthen

And hospitalizations stemming from these visits will rise, study predicts

7/8/2013
Disability Often Goes Hand-in-Hand With Old Age

Study findings should serve as wake-up call for U.S. and its aging population, experts say

7/3/2013
Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Stimulating activities may encourage brain to adapt and create 'work-arounds,' study suggests

7/3/2013
H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds

But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

6/28/2013
Health Tip: Drive Safely as You Age

Avoid night driving if you don't see well

6/27/2013
7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study

Antidepressants and painkillers among the medicines most widely prescribed

6/27/2013
Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults

Antidepressant, talk therapy together outperform either approach alone, study finds

6/21/2013
Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women

Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

6/20/2013
Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age

Study found ability to smell faded more in blacks, Hispanics than whites

6/19/2013
Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking

Study found many older patients showed signs of damage, even without full-blown stroke diagnosis

6/18/2013
Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk

Finding might lead to better ways to prevent those at higher risk from becoming overweight later

6/17/2013
Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Researchers say a small, new study shows that fat cut the body's level of a chemical that keeps Alzheimer's at bay

6/14/2013
Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection

Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

6/14/2013
Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk

Study of older adults doesn't prove that steroids are to blame, but experts advise caution

6/14/2013
Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One

Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds

6/13/2013
Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?

Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

6/13/2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC

Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

6/11/2013
Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

6/11/2013
Social Toll of Hearing Loss Could Be Cause for Alarm

Higher rates of hospitalization, illness and depression for seniors reported in study