Misc. Aging News

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1/11/2012
Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

1/9/2012
Statins May Boost Diabetes Risk in Older Women

But experts say finding shouldn't spur change in guidelines for the cholesterol-lowering drugs

1/9/2012
Could Nicotine Patches Help Stave Off Memory Loss?

Older people with mild cognitive impairment saw improvements while using them, researchers report

1/9/2012
Health Tip: Be Prepared for Skin Changes as You Age

Wrinkles and other imperfections are likely

1/8/2012
Why Some People Live to 110

'Supercentenarians' appear to have built-in protection against disease, study finds

1/6/2012
Resolve to Take Colon Cancer Test, Experts Say

Screening can catch precancerous growths at early, treatable stage

1/6/2012
Mental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds

Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say

1/5/2012
Could Daily Aspirin Harm Seniors' Eyes?

Study found possible association between drug and age-related macular degeneration

1/5/2012
Heart Failure, Diabetes Might Be Linked by Protein

Although 'p53' helps suppress tumors, new study finds negative effects

1/3/2012
Older Folks, College Kids Make Decisions Just as Quickly: Study

Finding runs counter to notion that thought processes slow down with age

1/3/2012
Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study

Desire not main motivation for women sexually active in their 60s, 70s and 80s

1/3/2012
Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer's

Study found they preceded actual development of disease by 5 to 10 years

12/28/2011
Vitamins, Omega-3s May Keep Brain From Shrinking: Study

Healthy seniors with higher levels of certain nutrients did better on thinking tests, researchers say

12/28/2011
Know the Signs of Alzheimer's

Early diagnosis benefits patients and their families, experts say

12/26/2011
Health Tip: Learning to Eat With Dentures

Suggestions for making the adjustment

12/23/2011
12/22/2011
Most Weight Regained by Older Women Is Fat, Study Finds

Muscle-fat balance changes with yo-yo dieting, experts say

12/22/2011
Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's

In New York City, people with dementia and their caregivers come together in song

12/21/2011
Thinner Brains Could Signal Alzheimer's, Study Suggests

But medical value of screening isn't obvious yet

12/21/2011
Most Sick or Disabled Seniors Want Docs to Say How Long They Have

But very few actually have that conversation, study finds

12/19/2011
Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report

Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations

12/18/2011
Extra Help Enhances Holidays for Older Relatives

Some thoughtful preparation can let everyone participate and celebrate

12/13/2011
'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk

Timing of daily physical activity was also linked to odds for mental decline, study found

12/12/2011
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?

Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

12/9/2011
For Older Runners, the Message Is: Keep Those Legs Pumping

After 60, you still use oxygen efficiently, study finds, but strength declines

12/9/2011
Health Tip: Should You Still Be Driving?

Older people need to evaluate their skills, experts say

12/8/2011
Taxi Drivers Show How Learning Changes Adult Brain

New study suggests brain is adaptable, learning is lifelong

12/6/2011
Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers

Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

12/6/2011
Research With Worms May Shed Light on Women's Fertility

Egg cells aged earlier than body cells in roundworms, study found

12/5/2011
Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now

Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

12/5/2011
Risk for Dementia Rises When Diabetes, Depression Meet: Study

The good news is that lifestyle changes may lower your risk for all three conditions, experts say

12/1/2011
Younger Americans Face Greater Health Disparities: Study

Large gap between most and least healthy has opened up among those born after 1980

11/30/2011
Scans May Discern Between Two Types of Dementia

Alzheimer's and frontotemporal lobar degeneration can can be difficult to tell apart, researchers report

11/30/2011
Non-Fried Fish Might Help Ward Off Alzheimer's: Study

Older fish eaters have larger brain volume, less risk for the disease, study finds

11/23/2011
Four Common Meds Send Thousands of Seniors to Hospital: CDC

Blood thinner, aspirin, insulin and oral diabetes drugs account for two-thirds of nearly 100,000 hospitalizations.

11/21/2011
Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors

More-than-monthly sex also linked to happiness with life in general, survey findings suggest

11/17/2011
More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds

They're the fastest-growing segment of the older population

11/15/2011
Whole-Body Vibration Doesn't Build Bone After All: Study

No benefit seen in high-risk postmenopausal women

11/15/2011
Smart Kids More Likely to Try Illicit Drugs as Young Adults

High IQ at age 5 or 10 linked to raised risk of illegal drug use by age 30, study finds

11/11/2011
Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age

The rich have less trouble bathing, dressing, walking, study says

11/10/2011
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Fall as Population Ages

The elderly may help curb trend because they will fly and drive less, scientists say

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/9/2011
Jaw Shrinks With Age, 40-Year Study Finds

Teeth crowding and changes in bite can result, researchers say

11/8/2011
Space Travel Might Lead to Eye Trouble: Study

Microgravity could spur blurred vision that could affect astronauts for years after return to Earth

11/8/2011
Advances in Breast Cancer Care May Not Be Reaching Older Women

Study finds patients 65 and older are not seeing same decline in death rate as younger patients

11/7/2011
Knee Arthritis Striking at Younger Ages, But Weight Loss May Help

Studies suggest playing sports longer, extra pounds might explain trend

11/3/2011
Kidney Donation Doesn't Put Older Adults at Risk

But kidneys from elderly donors don't last as long, study found

11/2/2011
Clearing Out 'Old Cells' Might Make for Healthier Old Age

In mouse study, eliminating derelict cells seemed to postpone diseases of aging, scientists say

11/2/2011
Older Americans Encouraged to Get Fit

New 'Go4Life' program targets folks 50 and over

11/2/2011
No Such Thing as the 'Freshman 15,' Study Finds

But, after college graduation, the typical young adult gains 1.5 pounds each year