Misc. Aging News

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10/21/2011
Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels

Women with elevated estrogen, testosterone and other hormones likelier to get breast disease, study finds

10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/12/2011
Genome of Cancer-Free Rodent May Give Clues to Human Aging, Disease

Naked mole rat, humans share some genetic similarities, researchers find

10/11/2011
Children of Older Dads Fare as Well in School as Other Kids

Findings contradict other research that found paternal age could negatively impact children's IQ

10/10/2011
Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study

Iron, vitamin B6 and others might increase the risk of death, researchers say

10/7/2011
Blood Infection Costliest U.S. Hospital Condition: Report

Septicemia treatment totaled $15.4 billion in 2009, agency says

10/5/2011
Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says

Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

10/5/2011
Gauging General Health as 'Poor' May Point to Dementia Risk

Study suggests it might be a predictor, but one expert says more research is needed

9/30/2011
Black Women Tend to Suffer Disabilities Earlier, Study Finds

Lower income, lack of medical care can affect long-term health, researchers say

9/29/2011
Abnormal Protein May Explain Loss of Smell With Alzheimer's

The protein kills nerve cells in the nose, animal study finds

9/28/2011
End-Stage Alzheimer's Patients Often Hospitalized Unnecessarily

About 20 percent face potentially avoidable, 'burdensome transitions' at end of life, study finds

9/28/2011
Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Alzheimer's Risk

Body seems to use brain's downtime to clear away disease-related material, researchers say

9/28/2011
Super-Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Ease Mental Decline in Diabetics

But, standard therapy might help slow cognitive troubles, experts say

9/27/2011
Extra Pounds Linked to Weaker Legs in Older Women

Heavier seniors had less power in their legs relative to their weight than slimmer peers: study

9/27/2011
Spinal Surgery Riskier for Certain Patients, Study Finds

Researchers pinpoint factors that make some more vulnerable to complications after surgery

9/26/2011
Could Too Little Vitamin B-12 Shrink the Aging Brain?

Deficiency may affect thinking skills, but not enough evidence to advise supplements, experts say

9/26/2011
Hip Fracture May Raise a Woman's Risk of Earlier Death

Breaking hip at age 70 doubles risk of dying within a year, study finds

9/21/2011
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot

Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

9/20/2011
Problems From Preterm Birth May Return in Adulthood

Young adults born prematurely have an increased risk of death, finds study

9/16/2011
Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision

Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

9/15/2011
Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline

Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

9/14/2011
Health Tip: Look for Signs of Elder Abuse

Possible symptoms of intentional harm or neglect

9/12/2011
Insulin Spray May Improve Alzheimer's Symptoms

Better recall, preserved functioning seen after four months' treatment, preliminary study finds

9/12/2011
Health Tip: Stay Social as You Grow Older

Relationships are important for healthy aging

9/8/2011
For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age

Regular alcohol consumption was more beneficial than an occasional drink, study says

9/6/2011
Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds

Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

9/6/2011
Routine Chores Might Help Keep Dementia at Bay

Study found seniors who expended most energy on daily duties less likely to have mental declines

9/6/2011
Short-Term Memory Loss May Be Best Predictor of Alzheimer's

Symptoms of 'mild cognitive impairment' outperformed other screening tests, study found

9/1/2011
Old-Age Tremors May Be Caused by Brain Lesions

But current technology does not pick up microscopic abnormalities, researcher says

9/1/2011
Greater Exercise Intensity May Add Years to Life

How hard you work out seems to trump how long you work out for boosting longevity, study says

8/31/2011
Billie Jean King Says Exercise Your Best Shot Against Arthritis

Try tennis or any activity you love to keep joints moving, she urges in new campaign

8/31/2011
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age

Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

8/31/2011
Health Tip: Seniors, Prepare for Exercise

Suggestions for getting started

8/30/2011
Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly

The protein is linked to inflammation, cancer and heart disease

8/29/2011
Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says

Those experiencing mental decline may have the most trouble sorting through the options

8/29/2011
For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging

Even into their 80s, sexual satisfaction plays role in 'successful aging,' researchers find

8/26/2011
Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood

Adults who experienced famine as teens most susceptible, study finds

8/25/2011
Coach Summitt's Diagnosis Puts Spotlight on Early-Onset Alzheimer's

An estimated 500,000 Americans, about 5 percent of those with Alzheimer's, have early-onset dementia

8/23/2011
Common Heart Dysfunction Can Help Bring on Heart Failure

Risk of 'diastolic dysfunction' rises with advancing age, study found

8/23/2011
Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study

For males, 'being 18 today is like being 22 in 1800,' researcher says

8/18/2011
Cases of Legionnaire's Disease Tripled in 10 Years

Most people recover with antibiotic treatment, CDC says

8/17/2011
Being Overweight May Take Years Off Seniors' Lives

Excess weight -- once thought to cushion elderly from illness -- emerges as a health risk in new study

8/17/2011
Sprained Ankles Straining ER Resources, Study Finds

Researchers argue for other approaches to treatment, such as emergency doctor visits

8/15/2011
Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study

Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

8/11/2011
Alzheimer's Harder to Detect in the Very Old

Brain scans in those aged 60 to 75 with the disease were more definitive than brain scans of those 80 and older

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