Misc. Aging News

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3/24/2011
Progress Seen in Creating Eye Cells From Stem Cells

Lab success may someday help people with macular degeneration, researchers say

3/22/2011
Risks May Outweigh Benefits for Blood Pressure Drug Combo

Medications successful on their own create problems together, study confirms

3/21/2011
Pressure to Look Young May Be Sending More Men to Plastic Surgeons

Report finds increase in range of cosmetic procedures among American males

3/16/2011
High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds

Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

3/16/2011
Crossing Street While on Cell Phone Risky for Seniors

Study found this kind of multitasking more dangerous for older adults

3/15/2011
Whether Chronic Diseases Are Diagnosed May Depend on Where You Live

Regions with most diagnoses had lower fatality rates, but why is unclear, researchers say

3/15/2011
Seniors Not Getting Important Preventive Health Services

Too few getting recommended vaccines and screening for cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis, report warns

3/15/2011
Almost 15 Million Americans Now Caring for Loved One With Alzheimer's

Patient numbers are expected to double by mid-century, report finds

3/14/2011
Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight

Study found omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of age-related macular degeneration

3/14/2011
Mental Decline May Start Years Before Alzheimer's

People who don't register rapid losses not likely to develop the disease, study suggests

3/10/2011
Humans Age at Same Pace as Other Primates, Study Finds

This type of research may improve understanding of the maximum potential life span, expert says

3/10/2011
Elderly Tend to Drive Slower to Make Up for Reaction Time

Narrowed field of vision limits ability to detect potential pedestrian hazards, experts say

3/10/2011
Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study

Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

3/9/2011
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study suggests benefits for light to moderate daily drinking

3/9/2011
Americans Have Worse Health Than English Peers, Study Finds

This held true from birth to old age, researchers report

2/28/2011
Alzheimer's Risk Looks Higher if Mom Had the Disease

Brain scans of dementia-free adults revealed more atrophy in those whose mothers had the disorder

2/28/2011
Confusion Over Drug Dosing Common for Seniors

Standardized language on labels could simplify things, researchers say

2/28/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled

Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

2/25/2011
Endurance Exercise Thwarts Premature Aging in Mice

Researchers liken aggressive workouts to 'fountain of youth'

2/22/2011
Speaking Several Languages Might Protect Memory

Study found those who spoke four or more were less likely to suffer cognitive impairment

2/21/2011
Hearing Loss Common Among Middle-Aged Adults: Study

Healthy lifestyles may prevent or delay the problem, researchers say

2/21/2011
Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly

Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

2/17/2011
3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis

CDC analysis finds range of 12% among Cuban Americans to 22% among Puerto Ricans

2/17/2011
Knee Replacements Still Work 20 Years Later

Study showed most recipients remained active and pain-free

2/16/2011
New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study

How quickly heart rate returns to normal after premature contraction may predict disease, death

2/16/2011
America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report

Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says

2/14/2011
Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study

Slimming down would spare hundreds of thousands of people chronic pain, surgery

2/14/2011
Study Suggests Hearing Loss-Dementia Link

Greater the loss, greater the risk, say researchers, noting finding is preliminary

2/9/2011
'Pathway' Leading to Health Declines of Aging Identified

Mouse study found malfunctioning ends of chromosomes cause host of age-related health problems

2/8/2011
Heavy Drinking in Teen Years May Continue Into Adulthood

Curbing alcohol use early might lower the risk of long-term problems, researchers suggest

2/8/2011
FDA Approves First Pacemaker Deemed Safe During MRIs

But use limited to certain patients, certain body parts and certain scanning parameters, agency notes

2/8/2011
Shingles Returns More Often Than Thought

But study still finds recurrence rate low, slightly more than 5%

2/8/2011
Daily Pill Dispensers an Asset in Homes for Elderly: Study

Liquid medicines, creams, inhalers resulted in more drug errors

2/6/2011
Seniors Vulnerable to Hypothermia

They need to take extra precautions during cold winter months, experts say

2/2/2011
Early Puberty Onset Linked to Stronger Bones

Less bone mass and greater risk for osteoporosis in those who matured later, study suggests

2/2/2011
New Antibiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Dangerous Gut Infection

Fidaxomicin targets C.difficile but leaves most 'good' bacteria unharmed, researchers explain

1/31/2011
Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults

After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

1/31/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With Hot Flashes

Suggestions for what to do

1/26/2011
Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

1/26/2011
Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults

Danish study finds stroke risk in seniors increased 27 percent for every additional 10 decibels

1/25/2011
Some Older Drivers' Vision Problems Different Than Thought

May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds

1/24/2011
Brief Behavioral Counseling May Help Seniors Sleep

Insomnia improved for most after four sessions, study finds

1/22/2011
Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Problems ranging from heart attacks to horseplay lead many shovelers to ERs each year

1/20/2011
Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrition

And avoid complications of malnourishment

1/19/2011
Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study

More than triples risk of developing degenerative brain disease, researchers say

1/18/2011
Progress Reported in Predicting Alzheimer's

Scientists say two methods hold promise for research, but no cure in sight

1/18/2011
New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes

Sensors, GPS and more are being used to track aging parents' movements

1/13/2011
Falls as Serious for Elderly as Stroke, Heart Attack: Experts

New guidelines say exercise, intervention essential to help those at risk maintain balance, strength

1/12/2011
Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring

U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

1/11/2011
Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Chance of bone breaks varies by specific medication taken, study finds