Misc. Aging News

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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

4/11/2012
White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents

More than half of those in residential care facilities are 85 or older, analysis shows

4/9/2012
Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study

Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

4/5/2012
Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study

These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

4/5/2012
Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors

But exercise may help shield against physical decline, study adds

4/4/2012
Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline

Researchers suspect several factors may be linked to deterioration, not just Alzheimer's

4/3/2012
Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time

Scans show increasing anatomical changes in the brains of people with epilepsy as they age

3/29/2012
Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults

Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

3/27/2012
Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors

Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

3/22/2012
Obesity Linked to Poorer Mental Skills in Seniors

The belly worst place to carry extra weight, study says

3/21/2012
Hospitalization May Hasten Seniors' Memory Decline

Thinking skills and attention also suffer, study finds

3/19/2012
Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients

Vitamin cocktail might even speed up mental decline, researchers say

3/16/2012
Genes May Hold the Key to Aging Skin

DNA-based insights might lead to better skin care products, experts say

3/15/2012
Eyes a Window Into Brain Health: Study

Women with damage to blood vessels in the eyes were more likely to experience mental declines

3/14/2012
U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC

Easily transmitted germs such as norovirus and C. difficile are prime culprits

3/13/2012
75-Year Study Finds Dramatic Rise in U.S. Lifespans

Less smoking, better meds fuel lower death risk rates across all age groups since 1935

3/12/2012
Seniors' Long-Term Use of Strong Painkillers a Concern

Many patients given narcotics after short-stay surgery become chronic users, study says

3/8/2012
Insulin Resistance May Lead to Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Study

Those with metabolic syndrome more likely to see rapid renal-function decline, researchers say

3/8/2012
Alzheimer's, Dementia Care to Cost U.S. $200 Billion This Year

Alzheimer's Association projects continued increases in payments as baby boomers age

3/6/2012
Poor Sleep May Impact Stress Response in Older Adults

Effect on immune system might increase the risk of health problems, researchers say

3/6/2012
Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling

Called angioedema, the condition often affects the deep layers of skin in the eyes and mouth

3/6/2012
Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Older Women's Health

Better prevention, treatment of deficiency needed for nursing home patients, researchers say

3/1/2012
Life Expectancy for U.S. Blacks Shorter Than That of Whites

Racial disparities were more stark among men than women, study finds

3/1/2012
Older Adults Do Get a Good Night's Rest, Survey Finds

Sleep disturbances, daytime fatigue not a given in later years

2/29/2012
2/28/2012
Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling: Study

Impaired hearing might reduce awareness of overall environment

2/27/2012
Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs

Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

2/24/2012
Many Elderly Now Bring Companion on Doctor's Visit

Findings might expand definition of patient's medical team, researcher says

2/24/2012
Researchers Spot Genes Behind Macular Degeneration

The eye disease is a major cause of blindness

2/24/2012
Certain Antipsychotics Up Risk of Death for Patients With Dementia: Study

While the drugs are often necessary, new comparison should help doctors balance risks, benefits

2/24/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too

Strength training could offer many benefits

2/22/2012
All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel

Would help protect infants, who are especially vulnerable to the disease

2/20/2012
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than HIV

Middle-aged most often affected, and many are unaware they have been infected, CDC says

2/20/2012
Face Lifts Erase an Average of 7 Years Off Age, Study Finds

Panel of medical students looked at before and after photos in guessing ages

2/18/2012
Disabled Elderly Say They Want Dignity, Control

For most, quality of life rates fair to very good, small study finds

2/17/2012
Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs

Study found diabetes, hypertension, other risks comparable in women 42 and under, 50 and up

2/17/2012
Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think

Study suggests death rate keeps rising at same pace after age 80

2/16/2012
Post-Stroke Speech Problems Inflate Cost of Treatment

Language impairment adds $1,700 in first year, study says

2/15/2012
Can Walking Speed, Hand Grip in Middle Age Predict Dementia Risk?

Each could be marker for general frailty, which has been linked to brain decline, researchers say

2/15/2012
Millions of Americans Have Untreated Hearing Loss: Study

Many people think the condition is inevitable and not a major concern, study finds

2/13/2012
Smog May Harm Women's Brains: Study

The more air pollution they were exposed to, the greater their mental decline

2/13/2012
Handling Divorce May Be Easier Later in Life

Study found those who split at younger ages reported more health problems

2/13/2012
Screening by Primary-Care Doctors May Spot Dementia

Findings run counter to current recommendations, which advise against routine mental checks

2/13/2012
Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery Doesn't Help All: Study

Treatment may not extend life for older patients with locally advanced disease

2/13/2012
Overeating May Double Risk of Memory Loss: Study

Too many calories could lead to early signs of Alzheimer's, preliminary research suggests

2/10/2012
More Than 4 Million Americans Have New Knee

And repeat surgery is likely for many younger recipients, researchers predict

2/7/2012
Heart Failure, Osteoporosis Go 'Hand-in-Hand': Researchers

Cardiac condition raises the risks of falls and may contribute to bone-density loss

2/7/2012
Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age

Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

2/7/2012
Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study

Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class