Misc. Aging News

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8/10/2011
Health Tip: Senior Drivers, Stay Safe

Suggestions to reduce your risk of an accident

8/9/2011
Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly Women

Odds of cognitive impairment 85 percent higher, study finds

8/8/2011
Frequent Tests Help Track Progression of Glaucoma, Study Finds

Screening patients twice a year better than annual screenings, researchers say

8/5/2011
With Age, Focus on Body Shifts From Appearance to Function

In study, exercise's biggest psychological boost came from improved health and ability, not attractiveness

8/3/2011
Another Blood Test for Alzheimer's Shows Promise

But experts say test has got a long way to go before commercial use

8/3/2011
Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100

Male centenarians even more likely to have been slothful, although fewer are obese

8/3/2011
Popular Antidepressants Not Always Best Choice for Seniors

Study found that SSRIs seemed to have more side effects than older antidepressants

8/2/2011
Americans No Longer Outliving Europeans: Study

Smoking, obesity are major reasons for decline in U.S. life expectancy, researchers say

7/27/2011
Age-Related Memory Loss May Be Reversible, Animal Study Suggests

Area of brain that weakens may be fired up again with treatment, researchers say

7/25/2011
Blue-Collar Employees With Arthritis Working Past 65: Study

Painful joint condition presents challenges for aging workforce, researchers say

7/21/2011
Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn

Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

7/20/2011
'Heat Dome' Continues to Throttle U.S.

High temperatures and oppressive humidity pose health risks; doctor offers coping tips

7/20/2011
Study: Inherited Alzheimer's Detectable 20 Years Before Symptom Onset

Early diagnosis critical to preserving patients' mental abilities and memories, researchers say

7/19/2011
Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Tougher When It's Not Patient's Call

Study found surrogate decision-making causes delay, boosts costs

7/19/2011
More Evidence That Exercise May Keep The Brain Sharp

Even if you start late in life, physical activity can help preserve mental ability, study finds

7/19/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent Millions of Cases of Alzheimer's

Study says that even a 25% drop in factors like obesity, smoking could cut 500,000 U.S. cases

7/18/2011
Self-Esteem Levels Vary by Age, Race, Study Finds

And contrary to popular belief, self-esteem in males and females is about the same during teens

7/18/2011
Falls Could Signal Early Alzheimer's Disease

Seniors whose brain scans indicated preclinical disease twice as likely to fall, study finds

7/16/2011
Tips for Weathering Summer Sun, Heat

Heat waves kill more people in U.S. than any other natural disaster, EPA warns

7/14/2011
Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome Identified

More research needed to determine why the genetic variants might lead to symptoms

7/12/2011
Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study

Differences in staffing and even mattress quality may help explain disparity, researchers say

7/12/2011
Older Women at Greater Risk for Common STD, Study Suggests

Screening women 40 and up for trichomoniasis is essential to prevent serious complications, experts say

7/12/2011
Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks

Experts offer advice on coping with the heat wave gripping much of the U.S.

7/11/2011
Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It

Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

7/11/2011
Older Adults Have to Exercise More to Maintain Muscle Size, Study Finds

But resistance training once a week kept up strength, researchers found

7/8/2011
California's Rural Elderly Have High Rates of Chronic Illness

Their urban, suburban counterparts enjoy better health, researchers find

7/7/2011
Religious Identity Remains Constant in Teen Years: Study

Participation may decline, but belief system stays steady through high school, research suggests

7/6/2011
Prior Depression Can Leave People Sensitive to Life's Woes

Minor stress may trigger mental problems in those who faced adversity early in life, study finds

7/6/2011
A Deadly New Reason to Avoid Deer Ticks

A little-known illness they're spreading can be fatal, especially to people with a weak immune system

7/5/2011
Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds

Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

7/1/2011
When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect

Volunteers retained memory of faces, patterns years after first identifying them, study shows

6/29/2011
Organ Transplant Drug Might Treat Rapid-Aging Disease in Kids

Early trial with cells in lab shows promise, but much research remains to be done

6/27/2011
HIV Drugs May Be Tied to Early Aging

Older class of antiretroviral meds appears to damage DNA, study finds

6/23/2011
Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back

Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

6/21/2011
Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study

Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find

6/20/2011
Most Medicare Patients With Cancer Get Good Surgical Care: Study

Nine out of 10 hospitals stuck to best-practices guidelines, researchers say

6/20/2011
Study Finds Botox Alternative Better at Smoothing 'Crow's Feet'

Difference seen only when patients contracted facial muscles, researchers noted

6/20/2011
Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform

Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

6/16/2011
Mouse Study Uncovers the Roots of Gray Hair

A particular type of signaling between two types of stem cells may be to blame, study finds

6/15/2011
More Olive Oil in Diet Could Cut Stroke Risk: Study

Seniors who preferred the oil had 41% drop in the attacks vs. those who rarely ate it

6/13/2011
Could a Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Low-fat, low-glycemic eating plan improved 'biomarkers' of the disease, researchers say

6/13/2011
Poll Finds Little Support for GOP Plan to Privatize Medicare

Respondents to Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey suggest lowering fees paid to drug companies, hospitals and doctors

6/13/2011
Heart Attack Victims Face Greater Risk of Dying When Ambulances Are Diverted

Medicare patients turned away from nearest hospital more likely to die, study finds

6/10/2011
Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Disrupt Sleep Decades Later

Older adults who were insulted, intimidated by parents at risk for sleep problems, study finds

6/9/2011
Bathroom Injuries a Little-Known Problem

Making bathrooms safer could prevent many slips and falls, CDC says

6/9/2011
Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds

Discovery may lead to new treatments to prevent wasting due to aging, illness, researchers say

6/8/2011
Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'

Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

6/8/2011
Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body

Long-term aerobic activity helps preserve white matter needed for key brain functions, study finds

6/7/2011
Age Alone May Not Cause Testosterone to Fall

Study finds declining health makes it more likely

6/6/2011
Forgetfulness About Paperwork, Medicines Might Herald Cognitive Decline

But one expert added that everyday forgetfulness isn't necessarily a sign that Alzheimer's is near