Misc. Aging News

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Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging

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

Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues

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

Common Skin Cancer a Chronic Condition, Study Says

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

Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture

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

More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC

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

Health Tip: Help Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors

Offer healthy foods and snacks

Childbirth After 30 Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Study

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

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

Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke

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

Health Tip: Why Some Seniors Can't Sleep

Fewer 'sleep hormones' produced as we age

Need to Get Walking More? Clip on a Pedometer

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

Older Americans See Better Today, Study Finds

Improved cataract surgery techniques, less smoking may be reasons why

Autumn Birthday Ups Odds of Living to 100: Study

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

Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance

Study found lack of coverage predicted more advanced disease

Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial

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

Alcohol May Not Be Kind to the Aging Brain

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

Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke

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

Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's

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

Even Slight Mental Decline Can Harm Health, Studies Suggest

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

Poor Sleep May Age Your Brain

Inadequate shuteye associated with mental decline in four new studies

Faltering Steps May Indicate Oncoming Dementia

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

Exercise Can Shield the Aging Brain, Studies Show

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

Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults

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

Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging

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

Home Elder Care: Buyer, Beware

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

Timeline Detected for Rare, Early Alzheimer's

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

Ladies, Drink to Your (Bone) Health

Alcohol may help prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, researchers say

Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight

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

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

More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection

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

Could the Naked Mole Rat Hold Secrets to Longevity?

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

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

More Genes Linked to Osteoarthritis Identified

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

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

Shorter Arms May Explain Why Women Need Glasses Sooner Than Men

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

Health Tip: Stay Healthier as You Age

Don't smoke, and drink responsibly

Intuitive 'Number Sense' Makes Daily Life Easier

Ability peaks for adults in their 30s, study finds

One-Fifth of Nursing Home Residents Fall in First Month

Large study also linked certified nursing assistant staffing to lower risk

'Absentminded' Errors Common in Older Adults: Study

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

Diabetes May Hasten Mental Decline

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

Loneliness, Living Alone Might Shorten Life

Studies suggest doctors should ask patients about support systems

Vitamin D Plus Calcium May Extend Life

But analysis doesn't pinpoint the reasons why

Seniors' Attitude on Age May Affect Dementia Test Results: Study

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

Timed Traffic Crosswalks Too Fast for Many Elderly: Study

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

Omega-3 Supplements May Not Aid Aging Brain

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

Alzheimer's-Linked Gene May Have More Effect on Women

Study looked at common gene variant and brain disruption

Older Dads May Pass on Longevity to Kids, Study Finds

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

Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study

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

Could Slow Walking Foreshadow Early Dementia?

Small study suggests an association, but more research needed