Misc. Aging News

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1/10/2011
Age-Related Eye Disease Declining in U.S.

Latest figures show macular degeneration affects 6.5% of Americans over 40

1/10/2011
U.S. Nursing Home Closings Hit Poor Neighborhoods Hardest: Study

Researchers find 5 percent drop overall in available beds over past decade

1/7/2011
Age Takes Toll on Facial Bones, Study Finds

Wrinkles, sagging skin not the only signs of aging

1/6/2011
Mentally Ill in Nursing Homes Often Lack Advance Care Plans

But they are among the groups that most need them, researchers say

1/6/2011
Early Steps Toward an Alzheimer's Blood Test

Different immune system proteins exist in the blood of people with the disease, study finds

1/4/2011
Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them

Experts say speed can indicate a person's state of health

1/4/2011
Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss

Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests

1/3/2011
Healthy Habits in Youth Tied to Better Adult Cholesterol Levels

Poor lifestyle factors such as gaining body fat, smoking linked to high-risk levels, study finds

1/3/2011
Medicare Makes Way for Baby Boomers

Big, demanding generation expected to strain health-care resources

12/28/2010
Older Folks Seem to Gain 'Emotional Intelligence'

People in their 60s more compassionate than adults in their 20s or 40s, research shows

12/15/2010
Elderly Patients Who Get on Feet Leave Hospital Sooner

Even small amounts of increased mobility may speed discharge, researchers say

12/14/2010
Regular Exercise While Young May Slow Middle-Age Spread

150 minutes of exercise a week helped keep off pounds, maintain a smaller waist over 20 years, study says

12/14/2010
Elderly Often Disabled After Mechanical Ventilation

Only 30 percent live a year and they are severely handicapped, study finds

12/14/2010
Report Finds Baby Boomers to Gain Most From Health Care Reform

Benefits will help generation hit hard by unemployment, rising health-care costs

12/13/2010
What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain

High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

12/9/2010
Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic

Study finds levels outside a certain range were linked to an increased risk of frailty

12/9/2010
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly

Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

12/6/2010
Many Men Over 75 Still Sexually Active: Study

Almost a third in Australian report had been active in prior year

12/3/2010
Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says

Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

12/2/2010
New Piece of Alzheimer's Puzzle Identified

Changes in lining of blood vessels appear to contribute to disease, researchers say

12/1/2010
Obesity Can Shorten Life, Analysis Finds

But being too skinny was also linked to decreased longevity, researchers discovered

12/1/2010
Hearing Loss in Elderly May Be Linked to Folate Deficiency

Too little folic acid seems to affect auditory system, study finds

12/1/2010
Can Omega-3 Foods Prevent Eye Disease in Seniors?

Those who regularly eat shellfish, fish less likely to develop macular degeneration, study suggests

12/1/2010
Aging With HIV a New Reality for Many Over 50

The number of older infected people keeps growing, bringing unique challenges

11/29/2010
Regular Walking May Slow Decline of Alzheimer's

Researchers also find that walking 6 miles a week can help prevent onset of disease

11/29/2010
Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice

Impact on people is unclear at this early stage of research, study author says

11/24/2010
Retirement May Do a Mind Good

Study of French retirees found declines in levels of depression and fatigue

11/23/2010
Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

But another program, using videos and risk awareness, didn't help older hospitalized patients, research shows

11/20/2010
Study Sees Link Between Low Salt Levels, Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Researchers suggest screenings as a possible option

11/19/2010
Fossil Teeth of Neanderthals Reveal Fast Track to Maturity

Modern humans benefit from slower growth, longer lives, researchers say

11/18/2010
Mental Illness Hit 1 in 5 U.S. Adults in Past Year

Emotional troubles often tied to substance abuse, survey finds

11/15/2010
Antibody Linked to Allergies on the Rise

Levels have doubled in people over 55 since the '70s, study says

11/11/2010
Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Know the risk factors and warning signs, experts advise

11/10/2010
Positive Attitude, Planning May Help Women Through Menopause

Women should start preparing for the change when they hit perimenopause, specialist says

11/10/2010
Activity Level Seems to Decline Throughout College Years

Students need to make time for exercise to avoid becoming sedentary, gaining weight, expert says

11/9/2010
Obese Teens Likely to Be Obese Adults, Study Finds

Excess weight sets kids up for serious health problems, researchers say

11/7/2010
Many Falls, and Resulting ER Visits, Can Be Prevented

Youngest and oldest at highest risk, but everyone can benefit from simple household precautions

11/4/2010
Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...

... But they live just as long, study suggests

11/3/2010
Pricey Drugs May Not Mean Better Care

Study finds wide variations in drug spending, risky prescriptions for Medicare patients

11/1/2010
Almost Half of Elderly Report Pain in Life's Final Months

Arthritis appears more to blame than other conditions, study reports

11/1/2010
Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Dense breasts, no lobular involution increase odds, researchers find

10/31/2010
Aging Pets Need Special Care: Expert

Exercise, vet visits and lots of love may help extend quality of life

10/29/2010
Kidney Transplants for Elderly Double Over Decade

But odds are still low, researchers say

10/28/2010
More Older Americans Living With HIV

Many have multiple conditions, posing new challenges for U.S. health care system

10/27/2010
Percentage of U.S. Adults With Hypertension Holds Steady at 30%

But CDC report shows more people have their high blood pressure under control

10/25/2010
Heavy Smoking Linked to Alzheimer's in Study

Risk soars for those puffing more than two packs a day, researchers say

10/18/2010
Can Vitamin B12 Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

Finnish study hints at a link, but experts call the trial small and preliminary

10/18/2010
Fewer Bone Screens May Be OK for Some Older Women

Those with very good bone density at age 67 can wait 10 years to test again, study suggests

10/18/2010
Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly

Easy steps to reduce your risk of falling

10/17/2010
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Hearing Loss in Aging Humans

Gene research might lead to drugs to preserve auditory function, study suggests