Misc. Aging News

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11/30/2011
Non-Fried Fish Might Help Ward Off Alzheimer's: Study

Older fish eaters have larger brain volume, less risk for the disease, study finds

11/23/2011
Four Common Meds Send Thousands of Seniors to Hospital: CDC

Blood thinner, aspirin, insulin and oral diabetes drugs account for two-thirds of nearly 100,000 hospitalizations.

11/21/2011
Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors

More-than-monthly sex also linked to happiness with life in general, survey findings suggest

11/17/2011
More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds

They're the fastest-growing segment of the older population

11/15/2011
Whole-Body Vibration Doesn't Build Bone After All: Study

No benefit seen in high-risk postmenopausal women

11/15/2011
Smart Kids More Likely to Try Illicit Drugs as Young Adults

High IQ at age 5 or 10 linked to raised risk of illegal drug use by age 30, study finds

11/11/2011
Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age

The rich have less trouble bathing, dressing, walking, study says

11/10/2011
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Fall as Population Ages

The elderly may help curb trend because they will fly and drive less, scientists say

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/9/2011
Jaw Shrinks With Age, 40-Year Study Finds

Teeth crowding and changes in bite can result, researchers say

11/8/2011
Space Travel Might Lead to Eye Trouble: Study

Microgravity could spur blurred vision that could affect astronauts for years after return to Earth

11/8/2011
Advances in Breast Cancer Care May Not Be Reaching Older Women

Study finds patients 65 and older are not seeing same decline in death rate as younger patients

11/7/2011
Knee Arthritis Striking at Younger Ages, But Weight Loss May Help

Studies suggest playing sports longer, extra pounds might explain trend

11/3/2011
Kidney Donation Doesn't Put Older Adults at Risk

But kidneys from elderly donors don't last as long, study found

11/2/2011
Clearing Out 'Old Cells' Might Make for Healthier Old Age

In mouse study, eliminating derelict cells seemed to postpone diseases of aging, scientists say

11/2/2011
Older Americans Encouraged to Get Fit

New 'Go4Life' program targets folks 50 and over

11/2/2011
No Such Thing as the 'Freshman 15,' Study Finds

But, after college graduation, the typical young adult gains 1.5 pounds each year

11/2/2011
Hospital Rooms Crawling With Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

Nearly half of patient rooms sampled tested positive for Acinetobacter baumannii

11/1/2011
Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost

Small study in obese men shows benefit from supplement containing resveratrol

10/31/2011
Dementia May Impede Stroke Recovery

Lasting disability more common for those with previous mental decline, study finds

10/31/2011
Could Happy Lives Be Longer Lives?

Study shows an association, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

10/28/2011
Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men

Even moderate but sustained stress might have deadly effects, study suggests

10/28/2011
High-Tech Suit Lets You Know What It's Like to Be Old

Creation will help make products, services more user-friendly for an aging population, scientists say

10/28/2011
For Older Men, Lowered Testosterone May Mean Muscle Loss

Study shows a link, but one expert says that's no reason to try hormonal supplements

10/27/2011
Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly

Before surgery, older patients should be assessed differently than younger patients, researchers say

10/25/2011
Aging Brain's Decline May Hinge on a Gene

But exercise can help counteract this deterioration, study suggests

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