Misc. Aging News

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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

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