Misc. Aging News

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7/24/2012
Need to Get Walking More? Clip on a Pedometer

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

7/20/2012
Older Americans See Better Today, Study Finds

Improved cataract surgery techniques, less smoking may be reasons why

7/20/2012
Autumn Birthday Ups Odds of Living to 100: Study

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

7/19/2012
Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance

Study found lack of coverage predicted more advanced disease

7/18/2012
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial

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

7/18/2012
Alcohol May Not Be Kind to the Aging Brain

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

7/17/2012
Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke

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

7/17/2012
7/16/2012
Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's

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

7/16/2012
Even Slight Mental Decline Can Harm Health, Studies Suggest

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

7/16/2012
Poor Sleep May Age Your Brain

Inadequate shuteye associated with mental decline in four new studies

7/16/2012
Faltering Steps May Indicate Oncoming Dementia

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

7/16/2012
Exercise Can Shield the Aging Brain, Studies Show

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

7/13/2012
Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults

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

7/13/2012
Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging

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

7/12/2012
Home Elder Care: Buyer, Beware

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

7/11/2012
Timeline Detected for Rare, Early Alzheimer's

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

7/11/2012
Ladies, Drink to Your (Bone) Health

Alcohol may help prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, researchers say

7/10/2012
Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight

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

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