Misc. Aging News

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11/2/2011
Hospital Rooms Crawling With Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

Nearly half of patient rooms sampled tested positive for Acinetobacter baumannii

11/1/2011
Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost

Small study in obese men shows benefit from supplement containing resveratrol

10/31/2011
Dementia May Impede Stroke Recovery

Lasting disability more common for those with previous mental decline, study finds

10/31/2011
Could Happy Lives Be Longer Lives?

Study shows an association, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

10/28/2011
Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men

Even moderate but sustained stress might have deadly effects, study suggests

10/28/2011
High-Tech Suit Lets You Know What It's Like to Be Old

Creation will help make products, services more user-friendly for an aging population, scientists say

10/28/2011
For Older Men, Lowered Testosterone May Mean Muscle Loss

Study shows a link, but one expert says that's no reason to try hormonal supplements

10/27/2011
Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly

Before surgery, older patients should be assessed differently than younger patients, researchers say

10/25/2011
Aging Brain's Decline May Hinge on a Gene

But exercise can help counteract this deterioration, study suggests

10/21/2011
Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels

Women with elevated estrogen, testosterone and other hormones likelier to get breast disease, study finds

10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/12/2011
Genome of Cancer-Free Rodent May Give Clues to Human Aging, Disease

Naked mole rat, humans share some genetic similarities, researchers find

10/11/2011
Children of Older Dads Fare as Well in School as Other Kids

Findings contradict other research that found paternal age could negatively impact children's IQ

10/10/2011
Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study

Iron, vitamin B6 and others might increase the risk of death, researchers say

10/7/2011
Blood Infection Costliest U.S. Hospital Condition: Report

Septicemia treatment totaled $15.4 billion in 2009, agency says

10/5/2011
Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says

Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

10/5/2011
Gauging General Health as 'Poor' May Point to Dementia Risk

Study suggests it might be a predictor, but one expert says more research is needed

9/30/2011
Black Women Tend to Suffer Disabilities Earlier, Study Finds

Lower income, lack of medical care can affect long-term health, researchers say

9/29/2011
Abnormal Protein May Explain Loss of Smell With Alzheimer's

The protein kills nerve cells in the nose, animal study finds

9/28/2011
End-Stage Alzheimer's Patients Often Hospitalized Unnecessarily

About 20 percent face potentially avoidable, 'burdensome transitions' at end of life, study finds

9/28/2011
Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Alzheimer's Risk

Body seems to use brain's downtime to clear away disease-related material, researchers say

9/28/2011
Super-Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Ease Mental Decline in Diabetics

But, standard therapy might help slow cognitive troubles, experts say

9/27/2011
Extra Pounds Linked to Weaker Legs in Older Women

Heavier seniors had less power in their legs relative to their weight than slimmer peers: study

9/27/2011
Spinal Surgery Riskier for Certain Patients, Study Finds

Researchers pinpoint factors that make some more vulnerable to complications after surgery

9/26/2011
Could Too Little Vitamin B-12 Shrink the Aging Brain?

Deficiency may affect thinking skills, but not enough evidence to advise supplements, experts say

9/26/2011
Hip Fracture May Raise a Woman's Risk of Earlier Death

Breaking hip at age 70 doubles risk of dying within a year, study finds

9/21/2011
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot

Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

9/20/2011
Problems From Preterm Birth May Return in Adulthood

Young adults born prematurely have an increased risk of death, finds study

9/16/2011
Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision

Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

9/15/2011
Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline

Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

9/14/2011
Health Tip: Look for Signs of Elder Abuse

Possible symptoms of intentional harm or neglect

9/12/2011
Insulin Spray May Improve Alzheimer's Symptoms

Better recall, preserved functioning seen after four months' treatment, preliminary study finds

9/12/2011
Health Tip: Stay Social as You Grow Older

Relationships are important for healthy aging

9/8/2011
For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age

Regular alcohol consumption was more beneficial than an occasional drink, study says

9/6/2011
Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds

Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

9/6/2011
Routine Chores Might Help Keep Dementia at Bay

Study found seniors who expended most energy on daily duties less likely to have mental declines

9/6/2011
Short-Term Memory Loss May Be Best Predictor of Alzheimer's

Symptoms of 'mild cognitive impairment' outperformed other screening tests, study found

9/1/2011
Old-Age Tremors May Be Caused by Brain Lesions

But current technology does not pick up microscopic abnormalities, researcher says

9/1/2011
Greater Exercise Intensity May Add Years to Life

How hard you work out seems to trump how long you work out for boosting longevity, study says

8/31/2011
Billie Jean King Says Exercise Your Best Shot Against Arthritis

Try tennis or any activity you love to keep joints moving, she urges in new campaign

8/31/2011
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age

Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

8/31/2011
Health Tip: Seniors, Prepare for Exercise

Suggestions for getting started

8/30/2011
Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly

The protein is linked to inflammation, cancer and heart disease

8/29/2011
Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says

Those experiencing mental decline may have the most trouble sorting through the options

8/29/2011
For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging

Even into their 80s, sexual satisfaction plays role in 'successful aging,' researchers find

8/26/2011
Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood

Adults who experienced famine as teens most susceptible, study finds

8/25/2011
Coach Summitt's Diagnosis Puts Spotlight on Early-Onset Alzheimer's

An estimated 500,000 Americans, about 5 percent of those with Alzheimer's, have early-onset dementia

8/23/2011
Common Heart Dysfunction Can Help Bring on Heart Failure

Risk of 'diastolic dysfunction' rises with advancing age, study found

8/23/2011
Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study

For males, 'being 18 today is like being 22 in 1800,' researcher says

8/18/2011
Cases of Legionnaire's Disease Tripled in 10 Years

Most people recover with antibiotic treatment, CDC says