Misc. Aging News

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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

5/29/2012
Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life

Study found centenarians were often extroverts who embraced the world

5/29/2012
Healthy Brain Connections Help Maintain Intellect in Old Age

Seniors whose connections had deteriorated processed information more slowly, study finds

5/28/2012
HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks

Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

5/26/2012
Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit

Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

5/25/2012
Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

5/23/2012
Study Offers Ways to Decrease Use of Restraints at Nursing Homes

Instilling a 'culture of care' can help, researchers say

5/21/2012
More Research Points to Long-Term Ills With Bone Drugs

Bisphosphonates used for osteoporosis raise risk of rare fractures over time, study says

5/21/2012
COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life

Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

5/21/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Enlarged Prostate: Study

But the effect was small and it's too early to recommend the drugs for this purpose, experts say

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/18/2012
Melanoma a Big Threat to Older Men

They're less likely than women to take sun precautions and check for growths, survey results show

5/18/2012
'Bad' Fat May Hurt Brain Function Over Time

But researchers report that 'good' fat may help preserve thinking and memory

5/16/2012
Daily Coffee May Help Keep Grim Reaper Away

Three cups linked to 10% lower odds of dying from typical causes, federal study finds

5/15/2012
Trial Set to See if Drug Can Prevent Alzheimer's

Many of the study participants are genetically prone to the disease

5/14/2012
A Little More Education, a Little Longer Life?

Long-term study found an association between the two

5/14/2012
For Dementia Patients, Feeding Tubes May Increase Bed Sores

Findings challenge long-standing beliefs, researchers say

5/11/2012
Older People With Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home

Study challenges assumption that most patients die in nursing homes

5/10/2012
Smell Tests Don't Predict Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Misleading reports may create false hope -- or false alarm

5/10/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

5/7/2012
Exercise Can Help Fight Heart Failure

Small study found it slowed muscle wasting, boosted fitness

5/7/2012
Depression in Mid-Life Linked to Higher Odds for Later Dementia

Risks were greatest for those whose depression stretched from middle- to old age, study found

5/7/2012
Having a 'Purpose in Life' May Help Shield You From Dementia

Study suggests, but doesn't prove, a link between the two

5/4/2012
Joggers Live Longer, Study Says

Slow pace best for longevity, researchers report

5/3/2012
Researchers Rejuvenate Blood-Forming Stem Cells in Mice

Scientists hope to apply findings to human aging in future

5/3/2012
Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study

Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

5/1/2012
Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains

Combination seems to help reduce odds of age-related memory loss, study finds

5/1/2012
How That Glass of Red Wine Might Help You Live Longer

Mouse study suggests synthetic form of compound found in grapes deserves a look

4/30/2012
Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings

Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say

4/30/2012
Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say

But checking those with diabetes, high blood pressure makes sense, doctors agree

4/28/2012
Taking Away Car Keys Can Be Tough for Older Drivers

For some, the end of driving triggers depression, anxiety, loneliness, expert says

4/26/2012
Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll

Respondents to Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey want drug companies, higher-income beneficiaries to pay more

4/26/2012
Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory

Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

4/25/2012
Health Tip: When Seniors Are Malnourished

Symptoms may include lack of energy

4/24/2012
Cocaine Habit Might Speed Brain Aging

Scans comparing users with non-users showed premature loss of gray matter in drug abusers

4/23/2012
Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors' Brains

Study found women's mental functioning 'significantly' improved after 6 months of classes

4/23/2012
Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Says

CDC recommends it for people 60 and older

4/20/2012
Glaucoma Need Not Steal Sight, Experts Say

Once lost, vision can't be restored, making early detection and treatment critical

4/19/2012
'No Regrets' Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age

Study suggests letting go of missed opportunities is linked to healthy mental aging

4/19/2012
Basketball Legend Pat Summitt Leaving as Tennessee Women's Coach

The 59-year-old Hall of Famer revealed last year that she has early-onset Alzheimer's

4/18/2012
Everyday Activities Might Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Study finds association for more active elderly, even without formal exercise

4/18/2012
Women With Older Partners More Often Admitted to Nursing Homes

Study from Northern Ireland suggests aging men may be too frail to take care of their wives

4/18/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Their Nutrients

Including calcium and vitamin D

4/17/2012
Brain Changes May Hamper Decision-Making in Old Age

But special training may slow the decline, researcher says

4/17/2012
Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study

Adding drug to chemotherapy regimen does not prolong life for those with advanced disease, experts say

4/16/2012
Chin Implant Surgeries On the Rise in U.S.

Some people may be motivated by unflattering views during video chats, surgeons' group says

4/16/2012
Health Tip: Seniors, Boost Your Balance

Here are some exercises that can help

4/13/2012
Single 'Boomers' Struggling as They Age: Study

Never-married men, widows appear to be the least well-off

4/12/2012
Common Plastics Chemical Might Boost Diabetes Risk

Phthalates, found in soaps, lotions and food packaging, may disrupt insulin production, researchers say