Misc. Aging News

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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

11/12/2012
Drivers' Glaucoma May Boost Accident Risk

Study using simulators suggests need for peripheral vision testing

11/12/2012
Bone Drug Might Help Arthritic Knees, Study Says

But more testing is needed before U.S. approves it, one expert says

11/9/2012
Hip Surgery Increases Stroke Risk in Older Patients: Study

Patients, doctors urged to keep this in mind when considering joint replacement and post-op care

11/8/2012
DNA 'Telomere' Length Tied to Aging, Death Risk

Large study shows association, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

11/8/2012
Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

11/8/2012
Common Antidepressants Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Users: Study

SSRIs include Prozac, Paxil, but experts say findings aren't reason for patients to drop medications

11/7/2012
Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility

Heredity seems to play a role in women's egg supply, study suggests

11/7/2012
Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug

Study suggests synthetic version of human relaxin 2 could cut overall death risk

11/6/2012
Walk Your Way to a Longer Life, Study Says

Physical activity after age 40 can increase life expectancy by up to 7 years, researchers find

11/6/2012
Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?

Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

11/6/2012
Stem Cells From Donor May Help Heal Heart

Study found little difference in outcomes whether patient's own cells were used or not

11/5/2012
U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

11/5/2012
Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study

Doctors usually work with patients to spread dosing out, to avoid such problems

11/2/2012
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Lose Power With Age

Study found that by 90, the gene no longer raised risk for the brain disorder or other ailments

11/1/2012
Physical Activity in Old Age May Protect Brain

Dementia risk cut in those who walked, biked or did other exercise regularly, study says

10/29/2012
Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study

And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

10/26/2012
Med School Enrollment on Rise in 2012

New U.S. doctors will be needed to offset projected shortage of 90,000, experts say

10/26/2012
Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows

Women with heart disease who took low-dose aspirin scored better on mental tests than non-users

10/26/2012
Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study

Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

10/25/2012
Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging

Exercising, not smoking, moderate drinking, eating fruits and vegetables may help thwart chronic disease

10/25/2012
Supplement of Red Wine Ingredient Won't Help Healthy Women: Study

Resveratrol taken as a pill offered no benefits for those without health issues

10/24/2012
Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study

But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

10/24/2012
Frailty Linked to Dementia in Oldest Adults

Study participants were at least 90 years old

10/24/2012
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?

Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

10/22/2012
Exercise May Beat Socializing at Staving Off Brain Shrinkage

Study also found physical activity more protective than mental stimulation

10/19/2012
Exercise May Delay Early Aging of People With Diabetes

Fitness training improves their cardiovascular health, preliminary study finds

10/19/2012
High-Carb Diet in Old Age Linked to Mental Decline

Elderly who consumed the most carbohydrates, sugar had more memory, thinking problems, study finds

10/18/2012
Depression, DNA Linked to Higher Death Risk in Bladder Cancer Patients

However, study did not prove a cause-and-effect link

10/18/2012
Menopause Won't Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review

Experts suggest women use menopause as motivation to take charge of their health

10/16/2012
Many Older Heart Attack Survivors Don't Stick With Meds

That could spell trouble for their future health, study says

10/15/2012
Big, Rapid Gains Made in Human Lifespan: Study

Researchers say 72 is the new 30

10/11/2012
Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly

Swedish study found link between problem-solving ability, lung function

10/11/2012
Eye Docs Must Do More to Spot Unsafe Older Drivers: Study

Survey reveals areas where they could improve care

10/5/2012
U.S. Sees a Run on New Knees Since 1990s

Over $9 billion spent annually on the operation, researchers say

10/5/2012
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Seniors should keep at least one hand free

10/4/2012
Couples Trying to Conceive Might Need Help Sooner, Study Says

New mathematical method predicts women's odds of becoming pregnant at various ages

10/4/2012
Aspirin May Help Preserve Brain Function in Older Women With Heart Disease

Swedish study found less decline in thinking ability for those on daily dose

10/3/2012
Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?

Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

10/3/2012
Health Tip: Caring for an Older Person's Teeth

Regular brushing and flossing are key

10/2/2012
Use of Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit Is High at End of Life: Study

Financial concerns may deter many from using hospice provision, researchers say

10/2/2012
Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood

But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

10/2/2012
Statins Tied to Reduced Glaucoma Risk

Large study found possible preventive effect against blindness-causing eye condition