Misc. Aging News

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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

2/7/2012
Health Tip: When You Can't Hear

How family and friends can help

2/6/2012
New Criteria Could Change Who Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer's

Expert says many more patients may be told they only have mild cognitive impairment

2/6/2012
Health Tip: How to Protect Seniors From Injury

Devise a home safety checklist

2/4/2012
Winter Can Pose Hazards for Seniors

For those with mobility problems, snow and ice can leave them stranded at home

2/3/2012
Questionnaire Could Help Predict Alzheimer's: Study

21 simple questions may help docs determine which patients need more testing, researchers say

2/2/2012
Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimer's Spreads Through Brain Like an Infection

If validated, finding might open doors to new therapies, even a vaccine, experts say

2/2/2012
Same Genes Key to Early & Late-Onset Alzheimer's: Study

Individual risk factors may influence when the brain disorder develops, researchers say

2/1/2012
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Affect Memory in Healthy People

Research could lead to better understanding of the origins of Alzheimer's

2/1/2012
Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too

Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke

1/25/2012
Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study

No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

1/25/2012
Men at Higher Risk for Mental Decline That Precedes Alzheimer's

Odds worst for people without college education, study finds

1/23/2012
Hip Fracture Patients Often Have Other Health Problems

They contribute to lengthier hospital stays, researchers say

1/20/2012
Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress

Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

1/20/2012
Health Tip: Strengthen Your Muscles

And help avoid muscle loss as you age

1/18/2012
Genes May Guide Intelligence Throughout Life

Some people stay smart as they age in part because of genetic factors, study suggests

1/18/2012
U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025

Left unchecked, the number of Alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050, experts say

1/17/2012
U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025

Left unchecked, the number of Alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050, experts say

1/17/2012
Knee Arthritis May Speed Up Process Linked to Cell Aging

People with osteoarthritis have increased cell deterioration nearest to damaged joint, study finds

1/16/2012
'Nose Job' May Make You Look a Bit Younger, Too: Study

But several plastic surgeons say psychology may be at work as well

1/11/2012
Americans Living Longer, Report Finds

Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

1/9/2012
Statins May Boost Diabetes Risk in Older Women

But experts say finding shouldn't spur change in guidelines for the cholesterol-lowering drugs

1/9/2012
Could Nicotine Patches Help Stave Off Memory Loss?

Older people with mild cognitive impairment saw improvements while using them, researchers report

1/9/2012
Health Tip: Be Prepared for Skin Changes as You Age

Wrinkles and other imperfections are likely

1/8/2012
Why Some People Live to 110

'Supercentenarians' appear to have built-in protection against disease, study finds

1/6/2012
Resolve to Take Colon Cancer Test, Experts Say

Screening can catch precancerous growths at early, treatable stage

1/6/2012
Mental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds

Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say

1/5/2012
Could Daily Aspirin Harm Seniors' Eyes?

Study found possible association between drug and age-related macular degeneration

1/5/2012
Heart Failure, Diabetes Might Be Linked by Protein

Although 'p53' helps suppress tumors, new study finds negative effects

1/3/2012
Older Folks, College Kids Make Decisions Just as Quickly: Study

Finding runs counter to notion that thought processes slow down with age

1/3/2012
Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study

Desire not main motivation for women sexually active in their 60s, 70s and 80s

1/3/2012
Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer's

Study found they preceded actual development of disease by 5 to 10 years

12/28/2011
Vitamins, Omega-3s May Keep Brain From Shrinking: Study

Healthy seniors with higher levels of certain nutrients did better on thinking tests, researchers say

12/28/2011
Know the Signs of Alzheimer's

Early diagnosis benefits patients and their families, experts say

12/26/2011
Health Tip: Learning to Eat With Dentures

Suggestions for making the adjustment

12/23/2011
12/22/2011
Most Weight Regained by Older Women Is Fat, Study Finds

Muscle-fat balance changes with yo-yo dieting, experts say

12/22/2011
Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's

In New York City, people with dementia and their caregivers come together in song

12/21/2011
Thinner Brains Could Signal Alzheimer's, Study Suggests

But medical value of screening isn't obvious yet

12/21/2011
Most Sick or Disabled Seniors Want Docs to Say How Long They Have

But very few actually have that conversation, study finds

12/19/2011
Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report

Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations