Misc. Aging News

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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

6/18/2012
Loneliness, Living Alone Might Shorten Life

Studies suggest doctors should ask patients about support systems

6/15/2012
Vitamin D Plus Calcium May Extend Life

But analysis doesn't pinpoint the reasons why

6/14/2012
Seniors' Attitude on Age May Affect Dementia Test Results: Study

Health professionals should account for self-perception before making a diagnosis, researchers say

6/14/2012
Timed Traffic Crosswalks Too Fast for Many Elderly: Study

Pedestrians' speed slows with age, making it hard to cross roads safely, study says

6/13/2012
Omega-3 Supplements May Not Aid Aging Brain

Review of earlier studies found no benefit for thinking skills, but more research urged

6/12/2012
Alzheimer's-Linked Gene May Have More Effect on Women

Study looked at common gene variant and brain disruption

6/12/2012
Older Dads May Pass on Longevity to Kids, Study Finds

DNA evidence suggests link to slowed aging in offspring of men who delayed fatherhood

6/11/2012
Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study

Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit

6/11/2012
Could Slow Walking Foreshadow Early Dementia?

Small study suggests an association, but more research needed

6/7/2012
Many Suffer Leg, Lung Clots While Hospitalized: CDC

Risk of potentially deadly blockages rises with age; prevention efforts urged

6/5/2012
Study Finds Soy Supplements Don't Boost Thinking Skills

Older women who took soy did no better overall on memory tests than their peers, researchers say

6/4/2012
Runners May Live Longer

But research also finds that too much high-intensity running may harm heart

6/1/2012
More Vitamin D Might Help Older People Stay Active

Seniors low in this essential nutrient more likely to have trouble getting around, study finds

6/1/2012
Healthy Diet, Exercise Extend Life for Women in Their 70s: Study

Participants who were tops in both categories had 8 times the odds of survival

6/1/2012
Heart Rhythm Disorder May Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk

Added risk from atrial fibrillation was higher than that of men with the same condition, study finds

5/31/2012
Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries

Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found

5/30/2012
Humans Can Sniff Out Old Age in Others, Study Shows

And coming from the healthy elderly, the odor isn't unsettling, participants said

5/30/2012
U.S. Program Targets Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes

Many dementia patients getting these drugs as chemical restraints, officials say

5/29/2012
'Nordic Walking' a Winner for Heart Failure Patients, Study Says

This four-limbed form of exercise appears safe for cardiac rehab

5/29/2012
Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life

Study found centenarians were often extroverts who embraced the world

5/29/2012
Healthy Brain Connections Help Maintain Intellect in Old Age

Seniors whose connections had deteriorated processed information more slowly, study finds

5/28/2012
HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks

Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

5/26/2012
Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit

Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

5/25/2012
Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

5/23/2012
Study Offers Ways to Decrease Use of Restraints at Nursing Homes

Instilling a 'culture of care' can help, researchers say

5/21/2012
More Research Points to Long-Term Ills With Bone Drugs

Bisphosphonates used for osteoporosis raise risk of rare fractures over time, study says

5/21/2012
COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life

Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

5/21/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Enlarged Prostate: Study

But the effect was small and it's too early to recommend the drugs for this purpose, experts say

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/18/2012
Melanoma a Big Threat to Older Men

They're less likely than women to take sun precautions and check for growths, survey results show

5/18/2012
'Bad' Fat May Hurt Brain Function Over Time

But researchers report that 'good' fat may help preserve thinking and memory

5/16/2012
Daily Coffee May Help Keep Grim Reaper Away

Three cups linked to 10% lower odds of dying from typical causes, federal study finds

5/15/2012
Trial Set to See if Drug Can Prevent Alzheimer's

Many of the study participants are genetically prone to the disease

5/14/2012
A Little More Education, a Little Longer Life?

Long-term study found an association between the two

5/14/2012
For Dementia Patients, Feeding Tubes May Increase Bed Sores

Findings challenge long-standing beliefs, researchers say

5/11/2012
Older People With Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home

Study challenges assumption that most patients die in nursing homes

5/10/2012
Smell Tests Don't Predict Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Misleading reports may create false hope -- or false alarm

5/10/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found