Misc. Aging News

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8/13/2012
Not Enough Data to Advise Routine Hearing Screens for Older People: Experts

Hearing loss affects up to 40 percent of adults aged 50 and older

8/13/2012
More Evidence That Exercise in Middle Age Boosts Health

Brisk walking, biking, even house and yard work can cut harmful inflammation, study finds

8/13/2012
Two Antibiotics Linked to Liver Injury in Elderly

But while serious, these cases are relatively rare, study says

8/13/2012
Condition Commonly Seen in Aging May Alter Brain Function

Small study suggests 'leukoaraiosis' is not harmless after all

8/12/2012
Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After 'Empty Nest'

The parent-child relationship evolves, but doesn't end when kids leave for college, expert explains

8/8/2012
Balance, Strength Training Reduce Falls for Elderly, Study Finds

Researchers recommend incorporating these exercises into everyday activities

8/6/2012
Hormone May Boost Aging, Failing Brains

Treatment might help healthy adults and those with early memory problems, study finds

8/6/2012
Health Tip: Focus on Healthy Aging

Don't smoke, and limit alcohol

8/2/2012
Alzheimer's Progression Slower After 80: Study

Finding has implications for cost of patient care and testing of new treatments, experts say

8/2/2012
Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging

Study found seniors with musical training outperformed others on thinking, memory tests

8/2/2012
Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues

Genetic mutations affect aging patterns of males, but not females, research shows

8/2/2012
Common Skin Cancer a Chronic Condition, Study Says

Risk of new lesions doubles for those with three prior basal cell carcinomas

7/31/2012
Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture

Study found seniors who had procedure were less likely to have fall-related breaks

7/31/2012
More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC

Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

7/30/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors

Offer healthy foods and snacks

7/27/2012
Childbirth After 30 Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Study

Women who gave last birth after age 40 were even less likely to develop disease

7/27/2012
Poor Sleep Ups Odds for Nursing Home Care, Study Finds

Women who slept more soundly were less likely to be in an assisted-living facility within 5 years

7/27/2012
Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke

Female patients report more problems with their physical and emotional health, study finds

7/27/2012
Health Tip: Why Some Seniors Can't Sleep

Fewer 'sleep hormones' produced as we age

7/24/2012
Need to Get Walking More? Clip on a Pedometer

Study found use of the device nearly doubled the time seniors spent strolling each week

7/20/2012
Older Americans See Better Today, Study Finds

Improved cataract surgery techniques, less smoking may be reasons why

7/20/2012
Autumn Birthday Ups Odds of Living to 100: Study

Review of data for those born in late 19th century suggests a link

7/19/2012
Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance

Study found lack of coverage predicted more advanced disease

7/18/2012
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial

Experimental agent similar to medicines already used to ease symptoms, but more study needed

7/18/2012
Alcohol May Not Be Kind to the Aging Brain

Studies suggest potential problems, like memory issues, but don't prove a link

7/17/2012
Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke

Taking steps to reduce smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes saves lives, study finds

7/17/2012
7/16/2012
Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's

Cellular model might bring insights since it more closely mimics human disease, experts say

7/16/2012
Even Slight Mental Decline Can Harm Health, Studies Suggest

Research in elderly finds 'mild cognitive impairment' linked to higher risk for death, social isolation

7/16/2012
Poor Sleep May Age Your Brain

Inadequate shuteye associated with mental decline in four new studies

7/16/2012
Faltering Steps May Indicate Oncoming Dementia

3 studies link changes in walking skills to weakening mental state, including Alzheimer's

7/16/2012
Exercise Can Shield the Aging Brain, Studies Show

Weight training, walking helped older adults' memory, according to new studies at Alzheimer's meet

7/13/2012
Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults

Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

7/13/2012
Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging

But the association doesn't prove that stress causes your chromosomes to deteriorate, researchers say

7/12/2012
Home Elder Care: Buyer, Beware

Scant background checks of aides often leave frail elderly vulnerable, researchers say

7/11/2012
Timeline Detected for Rare, Early Alzheimer's

Biochemical changes start more than 25 years before symptoms, researchers say

7/11/2012
Ladies, Drink to Your (Bone) Health

Alcohol may help prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, researchers say

7/10/2012
Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight

Childbearing is linked to larger size, but nursing cuts the odds, study finds

7/10/2012
Aging Boomers' Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report

U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say

7/9/2012
More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection

Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

7/5/2012
Could the Naked Mole Rat Hold Secrets to Longevity?

New research suggests high levels of a brain-protecting protein may be key

7/5/2012
Post-Op Delirium's Toll on Mental Function May Linger: Study

Older heart patients who experienced confusion took a long time to recover thinking skills

7/3/2012
More Genes Linked to Osteoarthritis Identified

Europeans with the variants were more likely to have osteoarthritis, researchers report

7/2/2012
Medicare Coverage Gap May Cause Seniors to Forgo Antidepressants

Study also found less use of heart failure, diabetes drugs as out-of-pocket costs rose

6/29/2012
Shorter Arms May Explain Why Women Need Glasses Sooner Than Men

Focusing ability wanes earlier when reading materials held closer, researchers say

6/27/2012
Health Tip: Stay Healthier as You Age

Don't smoke, and drink responsibly

6/25/2012
Intuitive 'Number Sense' Makes Daily Life Easier

Ability peaks for adults in their 30s, study finds

6/25/2012
One-Fifth of Nursing Home Residents Fall in First Month

Large study also linked certified nursing assistant staffing to lower risk

6/20/2012
'Absentminded' Errors Common in Older Adults: Study

Researchers want to pinpoint how seniors change their lives to avoid such mistakes

6/18/2012
Diabetes May Hasten Mental Decline

Older adults with poor blood sugar control performed worse on tests of memory, thinking