Misc. Aging News

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5/7/2012
Exercise Can Help Fight Heart Failure

Small study found it slowed muscle wasting, boosted fitness

5/7/2012
Depression in Mid-Life Linked to Higher Odds for Later Dementia

Risks were greatest for those whose depression stretched from middle- to old age, study found

5/7/2012
Having a 'Purpose in Life' May Help Shield You From Dementia

Study suggests, but doesn't prove, a link between the two

5/4/2012
Joggers Live Longer, Study Says

Slow pace best for longevity, researchers report

5/3/2012
Researchers Rejuvenate Blood-Forming Stem Cells in Mice

Scientists hope to apply findings to human aging in future

5/3/2012
Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study

Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

5/1/2012
Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains

Combination seems to help reduce odds of age-related memory loss, study finds

5/1/2012
How That Glass of Red Wine Might Help You Live Longer

Mouse study suggests synthetic form of compound found in grapes deserves a look

4/30/2012
Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings

Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say

4/30/2012
Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say

But checking those with diabetes, high blood pressure makes sense, doctors agree

4/28/2012
Taking Away Car Keys Can Be Tough for Older Drivers

For some, the end of driving triggers depression, anxiety, loneliness, expert says

4/26/2012
Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll

Respondents to Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey want drug companies, higher-income beneficiaries to pay more

4/26/2012
Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory

Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

4/25/2012
Health Tip: When Seniors Are Malnourished

Symptoms may include lack of energy

4/24/2012
Cocaine Habit Might Speed Brain Aging

Scans comparing users with non-users showed premature loss of gray matter in drug abusers

4/23/2012
Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors' Brains

Study found women's mental functioning 'significantly' improved after 6 months of classes

4/23/2012
Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Says

CDC recommends it for people 60 and older

4/20/2012
Glaucoma Need Not Steal Sight, Experts Say

Once lost, vision can't be restored, making early detection and treatment critical

4/19/2012
'No Regrets' Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age

Study suggests letting go of missed opportunities is linked to healthy mental aging

4/19/2012
Basketball Legend Pat Summitt Leaving as Tennessee Women's Coach

The 59-year-old Hall of Famer revealed last year that she has early-onset Alzheimer's

4/18/2012
Everyday Activities Might Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Study finds association for more active elderly, even without formal exercise

4/18/2012
Women With Older Partners More Often Admitted to Nursing Homes

Study from Northern Ireland suggests aging men may be too frail to take care of their wives

4/18/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Their Nutrients

Including calcium and vitamin D

4/17/2012
Brain Changes May Hamper Decision-Making in Old Age

But special training may slow the decline, researcher says

4/17/2012
Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study

Adding drug to chemotherapy regimen does not prolong life for those with advanced disease, experts say

4/16/2012
Chin Implant Surgeries On the Rise in U.S.

Some people may be motivated by unflattering views during video chats, surgeons' group says

4/16/2012
Health Tip: Seniors, Boost Your Balance

Here are some exercises that can help

4/13/2012
Single 'Boomers' Struggling as They Age: Study

Never-married men, widows appear to be the least well-off

4/12/2012
Common Plastics Chemical Might Boost Diabetes Risk

Phthalates, found in soaps, lotions and food packaging, may disrupt insulin production, researchers say

4/11/2012
White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents

More than half of those in residential care facilities are 85 or older, analysis shows

4/9/2012
Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study

Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

4/5/2012
Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study

These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

4/5/2012
Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors

But exercise may help shield against physical decline, study adds

4/4/2012
Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline

Researchers suspect several factors may be linked to deterioration, not just Alzheimer's

4/3/2012
Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time

Scans show increasing anatomical changes in the brains of people with epilepsy as they age

3/29/2012
Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults

Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

3/27/2012
Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors

Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

3/22/2012
Obesity Linked to Poorer Mental Skills in Seniors

The belly worst place to carry extra weight, study says

3/21/2012
Hospitalization May Hasten Seniors' Memory Decline

Thinking skills and attention also suffer, study finds

3/19/2012
Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients

Vitamin cocktail might even speed up mental decline, researchers say

3/16/2012
Genes May Hold the Key to Aging Skin

DNA-based insights might lead to better skin care products, experts say

3/15/2012
Eyes a Window Into Brain Health: Study

Women with damage to blood vessels in the eyes were more likely to experience mental declines

3/14/2012
U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC

Easily transmitted germs such as norovirus and C. difficile are prime culprits

3/13/2012
75-Year Study Finds Dramatic Rise in U.S. Lifespans

Less smoking, better meds fuel lower death risk rates across all age groups since 1935

3/12/2012
Seniors' Long-Term Use of Strong Painkillers a Concern

Many patients given narcotics after short-stay surgery become chronic users, study says

3/8/2012
Insulin Resistance May Lead to Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Study

Those with metabolic syndrome more likely to see rapid renal-function decline, researchers say

3/8/2012
Alzheimer's, Dementia Care to Cost U.S. $200 Billion This Year

Alzheimer's Association projects continued increases in payments as baby boomers age

3/6/2012
Poor Sleep May Impact Stress Response in Older Adults

Effect on immune system might increase the risk of health problems, researchers say

3/6/2012
Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling

Called angioedema, the condition often affects the deep layers of skin in the eyes and mouth

3/6/2012
Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Older Women's Health

Better prevention, treatment of deficiency needed for nursing home patients, researchers say