Misc. Aging News

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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

6/6/2011
Could a Woman's Wrinkles Predict Risk of Fractures?

Researchers say menopausal skin holds clues to bone density, but experts have their doubts

6/2/2011
Health Tip: Is It Time to Stop Driving?

Signs that it may be time for an older driver to quit

5/31/2011
Dificid Approved to Treat C. diff Diarrhea

Bacterial infection commonly acquired in hospitals

5/26/2011
U.S. Southeast 'Stroke Belt' Also Shows Higher Rates of Cognitive Decline

Shared risk factors for stroke and lowered brain function may be to blame, researchers suggest

5/25/2011
Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

But so was having no religious affiliation, researchers say

5/25/2011
Could 'Extreme' Low-Cal Diets Bring Longer, Healthier Life?

Long-term study will follow 'calorie restrictors' to see effects

5/24/2011
Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure

Finding should help identify high and low risk among elderly patients, experts say

5/24/2011
More Primary Care Docs in a Community Equals Healthier Seniors

Study found fewer preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries

5/23/2011
Younger Docs More Likely to Prescribe Drugs for Heart Disease: Study

But their patients are not better off than those of older docs who stress lifestyle changes

5/20/2011
Driving Skills Do Ebb With Age: Study

Waning mental functions linked to errors, but some older drivers do just fine, experts say

5/18/2011
Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Damage Brain Decades Before Symptoms Show

Scans indicate even young adults who have the gene have some white-matter deterioration

5/18/2011
Early Adversity May Shorten Child's Life

Study of Romanian orphans suggests neglect can alter chromosomes, speed aging

5/18/2011
Health Tip: Is My Memory Loss Normal?

When forgetfulness isn't just a sign of getting older

5/17/2011
Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study

But the gentle form of exercise doesn't relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find

5/13/2011
Eat Less, Live Longer?

People who significantly reduce their caloric intake may prolong their lives, study finds

5/13/2011
Older Caregivers at Greater Risk for Cognitive Decline

Study finds those caring for spouse with dementia often struggle with attention span and memory

5/12/2011
Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age

'Sound' training may help them hear speech in noisy settings, improve recall, research suggests

5/11/2011
Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble

10-year review suggests efforts to combat cardiac problems may be paying off

5/10/2011
Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study

But internist says sigmoidoscopy still has value

5/9/2011
Researchers Outline Key Risk Factors for Glaucoma

Even a small rise in pressure within the eye can raise the odds for the disease

5/9/2011
Little Evidence That Diet, Lifestyle Cuts Alzheimer's Risk

But until better data exists, experts still advise practicing good health habits

5/9/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems No Riskier for Seniors

Study found few differences in adverse events, mortality, though hospital stay was longer

5/4/2011
Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp

Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

4/28/2011
Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC

Falls are the most common causes of mishaps

4/27/2011
Alzheimer's Caregivers Need Care, Too

Expert suggests ways to keep mind and body healthy for the task

4/26/2011
Don't Blame Memory for Trouble Switching Tasks

Study points instead to slowdown in brain's processing speed that comes with aging

4/26/2011
Frailty Prevalence May Rise Throughout Adulthood

It's not limited to those older than 65, study finds

4/26/2011
Being 'Housebound' Linked to Alzheimer's in Elderly

But finding may be an effect, rather than a cause, of damaging brain changes, researchers say

4/26/2011
Health Tip: Eyeing Macular Degeneration

Diet changes may reduce your risk

4/25/2011
Music Training May Help Keep Aging Brain Healthy

Older people with the most musical experience scored highest on cognitive tests, study shows

4/21/2011
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

4/19/2011
Shorter Hospital Stays, More Readmissions After Hip Replacements

Many patients also discharged to skilled nursing facilities, long-term analysis of Medicare data shows

4/19/2011
Alzheimer's Cases Could Double With New Guidelines: Expert

Although progression to dementia isn't inevitable, mild cognitive impairment now classified as Alzheimer's

4/18/2011
Hospitalization May Cause Temporary Memory Problems for Seniors

Support needed until they return to normal, researchers say

4/17/2011
Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem

Association seems even stronger for female children, study finds

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/14/2011
Close-Knit Neighborhoods Raise Chances of Stroke Survival

Protective effect seen only with white seniors, researchers report

4/11/2011
Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study

But the difference in distractability, compared to the young, isn't huge

4/8/2011
Medicare's Drug Coverage Gap to Shrink Away Under Health Care Reform

Experts say changes kick in this year, with the 'donut hole' disappearing by 2020

4/7/2011
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work

Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers

4/6/2011
MRI Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk

For people with mild cognitive impairment, imaging might yield important clues, researchers say

4/5/2011
U.S. Vets' Heart Failure Death Rates Seem to Be Improving

Study looked at elderly patients who had been hospitalized between 1999 and 2008

4/5/2011
Blood Marker Suggests Severity of Alzheimer's Disease

But study found it did not serve as warning sign of impending illness

4/1/2011
Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox

Experimental technology uses cold, not neurotoxin, researchers say

4/1/2011
When Pets Outlive Owners, 'Retirement Homes' Offer Refuge

Vet schools now offer lifelong care or new homes for animals left behind, for a price

3/31/2011
Tetanus Still Diagnosed in U.S., Although It's Preventable

People over 65 and diabetics most at risk, CDC warns