Misc. Aging News

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10/2/2012
Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery

Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

10/1/2012
Psychiatric Disorders Often Persist in Juvenile Offenders

Alcohol, drug use common even 5 years after kids left detention center, researchers found

10/1/2012
Researchers Tackle Age-Related Decline in Immune Response

Blocking single harmful protein might work, early lab study suggests

9/27/2012
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

9/26/2012
Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study

But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

9/25/2012
Aging Population Poses Long-Term Challenges to U.S. Economy

Report says significant changes needed to keep Medicare, Social Security healthy

9/20/2012
Mild Hyperthyroidism Won't Raise Heart Risk: Study

People with only one hormone at abnormal levels were not at higher risk

9/20/2012
Poorer Patients Find Thyroid Cancer at Later Stage: Study

Income-based health disparity needs addressing, researchers say

9/14/2012
Medicare Gaps Leave Many With Big Bill at End of Life, Study Finds

Health care spending in the final 5 years exceeds total household assets for one in four seniors

9/13/2012
Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease

Rate is even higher for seniors, study finds

9/11/2012
Health Tip: Keep Your Teeth Healthier

Suggestions for people 60 and older

9/10/2012
Heavy Drinking Linked to Earlier Stroke

Brain bleeding occurred about 14 years sooner among big boozers, study finds

9/7/2012
Language Barrier Hurts Elderly Asthma Patients

Self-care, quality of life found to suffer, study says

9/4/2012
Artery Stiffness May Predict High Blood Pressure

Study suggests possible clues to hypertension prevention

9/4/2012
Millions of Americans Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: CDC

Yet most have regular access to medical care, report notes

9/4/2012
Seniors' Creativity Can Thrive Despite Dementia

Programs seek to inspire artistry, reduce isolation in these older adults

9/4/2012
Even 'High-Normal' Blood Sugar Tied to Brain Shrinkage

Scans show memory, thinking regions shrank in those at high end of 'normal' range; more study needed

9/1/2012
Marathons Safe for Aging Boomers, Study Finds

Signs of heart stress in 50-somethings resolved within a week, tests showed

8/31/2012
Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men

But large study of atrial fibrillation found this only holds true in oldest patients

8/31/2012
More Baby Boomers Opting to Cohabit, Not Marry

The partnerships are also long-lasting, researchers find

8/31/2012
Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study

Seniors who keep active and don't smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say

8/28/2012
Vitamins, Minerals May Help Older Men's Sperm Stay Healthy

More intake of zinc, folate, vitamins C & E linked to less sperm DNA damage in advancing age

8/28/2012
4 Eating Habits May Help Older Women Maintain Weight Loss

In 4-year study, those who kept pounds off decreased 3 food groups and increased fruits, vegetables

8/27/2012
Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds

Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

8/27/2012
Could Your Genes Influence How You Vote?

DNA might account for some differences between liberal, conservative views, researchers say

8/24/2012
Statin Use Tied to Possible Boost in Cataract Risk

But link isn't proven and patients shouldn't stop taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers say

8/24/2012
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Might Raise Diabetes Risk

Study found kids whose treatment affected tail of pancreas were more likely to have diabetes later

8/22/2012
Older Dads May Raise Risk for Autism, Schizophrenia in Kids

New mutations in male DNA increase with age, study finds

8/20/2012
Men Have a Greater Lifetime Risk for Kidney Failure: Study

About 1 in 93 men and 1 in 133 women will develop kidney failure if they live to 80, researchers find

8/20/2012
Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline: Study

'Fat and fit' concept may not apply to brain function, research suggests

8/17/2012
Sharp as a Tack at 90: Here's Why

Brain scans found these 'SuperAgers' had thicker cortexes than their peers

8/16/2012
Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese

Government report on seniors also found more working women, higher housing costs

8/15/2012
Some Families May Have Natural Protection Against Dementia

Protein related to inflammation is linked to lower risk, study shows

8/14/2012
Pain Reported by Nearly Half With Type 2 Diabetes

Specialized treatment may be needed to improve quality of life, researchers suggest

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