Misc. Aging News

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6/30/2010
Testosterone Gel Could Raise Heart Risks in Frail, Older Men

But study was small and effect may not be similar in men generally, experts say

6/30/2010
Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years

But researchers stress it's not clear if activity directly lowers risk

6/30/2010
Experts Optimistic About Solving Puzzle of Alzheimer's

Promising research could lead to early detection, better treatment

6/22/2010
Gaining Weight Later in Life Ups Diabetes Risk

Increased waist circumference also increases type 2 chances, study finds

6/16/2010
Low Testosterone in Older Men Less Common Than Thought

Study does find some association between nine symptoms and 'male menopause'

6/16/2010
'Graying' of Drug Users at U.S. Treatment Centers

Dramatic jump in aging Boomers seeking help for drug abuse, study finds

6/14/2010
Lifestyle Changes Are No Guarantee Against Alzheimer's

Panel finds inconclusive evidence that diet, exercise, supplements prevent dementia

6/14/2010
Diet, Meds and Smoking Linked to Eye Disease Risks

Good nutrition staved off cataracts; some drugs, smoking increased vision problems, studies found

6/14/2010
Scientists Spot More Genes Related to Alzheimer's

Finding might one day lead to new targets, treatments, researcher says

6/9/2010
Medicare Drug Spending Varies Widely Across U.S.

Patients in some areas spend nearly double without lowering other medical costs, researchers find

6/9/2010
Children of Older Dads at Higher Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Adult women more prone to the cancer if born to father over 40, study shows

6/8/2010
Use of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitalization Growing

The number of such facilities doubled over 10 years in U.S., researchers found

6/8/2010
Female Caregivers Face a Heavier Toll: Study

More prone to depression than men when watching over ailing, elderly parents, review finds

6/4/2010
Wii Games Can Get Seniors Moving

Activity-oriented video gaming may benefit overweight older folks, researchers say

6/2/2010
Grandpa's Decision-Making Skills May Be Just Fine

Risk aversion isn't inevitable part of aging, researchers find

5/26/2010
Eyeglass Change Might Keep Elderly From Falling

Wearing single-lens glasses while outside reduced falls among active, 'outdoorsy' elders, study says

5/21/2010
Radiation Not Needed in Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

No added benefit over surgery plus tamoxifen alone in those 70-plus with early stage disease, study finds

5/20/2010
Belly Fat in Middle Age Raises Dementia Risk

'Spare tire' had strongest association with senility, study found

5/19/2010
Alzheimer's Costs Could Explode by Mid-Century

Report anticipates U.S. bill of $20 trillion over next 40 years

5/19/2010
Confiding Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sexual Problems

Unlike women, men found solace in talks with partners and friends, researchers found

5/18/2010
Younger Is Better When Getting Cochlear Implants

Post-surgical improvements on hearing tests greater in those under 65, study finds

5/18/2010
Suicide Risk May Be Higher in Senior Facilities

But recent life losses may underlie the worrisome numbers, researchers say

5/18/2010
Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain

Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

5/17/2010
More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery

Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

5/17/2010
Survey Finds Those Over 50 Are Less Stressed

Aging may actually help folks take it easier, be happier, researcher says

5/13/2010
Too Many Wouldn't Call 911 If Stroke Hit

In Michigan survey, most said they'd try to get to ER on their own

5/12/2010
Prevention Program Spares Seniors More Falls

Cost of such intense intervention still a question mark, experts note

5/11/2010
With Long-Term Exercise, Being 80 Is Just a Number

Seniors find that strength, flexibility can remain, and heart risks fall

5/10/2010
Older, Abused Women Suffer Poor Mental Health

Verbal abuse was worse than physical abuse alone, study found

5/10/2010
Kidney Removal May Be Ill-Advised for Some Elderly

With localized cancer, more conservative treatment may be warranted, study finds

5/7/2010
Sleepless Nights Plague Assisted Living Residents

Poor sleep tied to quality of life, depression, study says

5/5/2010
If Your Spouse Gets Alzheimer's, You Might, Too

Risk is 6 times higher than for other husbands, wives, study finds

5/5/2010
Older Adults Have Lower Rates of Mood, Anxiety Disorders

But those mental illnesses are still common, especially among women, survey finds

5/2/2010
Eye Disease Rates High Among Latino Americans

As the population ages, more programs needed to address vision loss, experts say

4/29/2010
Canadians Leading Longer, Healthier Lives Than Americans

U.S. study points to lack of universal health care, economic equality as reasons why

4/29/2010
New Finding Could Mark Shift in Alzheimer's Research

'Floating' clumps of protein, not plaques, may cause the disease, researchers say

4/27/2010
Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain

People who scored highest in adherence to diet least likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

4/23/2010
Martial Arts Training May Save Seniors' Hips

Learning to roll when they fall helps prevent fractures, study finds

4/22/2010
Motorcycle Fatalities Drop Sharply in U.S.

Report says poor economy, better safety enforcement helped end 11 years of increases

4/21/2010
Levels of Self-Esteem May Fluctuate Over Time

As people age, changing roles affect how they feel about themselves, research shows

4/21/2010
Heavy Alcohol Use Linked to Cancer

Excessive drinking promotes cellular changes, study finds

4/20/2010
FDA Tightens Oversight of Home Medical Devices

As more patients use portable ventilators, dialysis machines, agency says safety an issue

4/19/2010
Gene Variant Linked to Thinking Skills in Elderly

Discovery may lead to new treatments for age-related memory loss, research suggests

4/18/2010
1 in 4 Chronically Ill Elderly Lives Alone

Relatives must be encouraged to step in to help with care, researchers say

4/16/2010
Obesity Epidemic May Cut Life Spans of Young Adults

Americans becoming overweight much earlier in life than in past generations, study finds

4/16/2010
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Alzheimer's

Cardiovascular disease appears to be a major risk factor for dementia, expert says

4/15/2010
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement

Strong social network bodes well for golden years, study finds

4/13/2010
Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger

Finding underscores the need to treat Alzheimer's patients with dignity and respect, researchers say

4/12/2010
Docs Issue Guidelines for Drivers With Dementia

Memory test, input from family best gauge for who's no longer safe on the road

4/12/2010
Gene Variant May Raise Risk of Common Eye Disease

'Good' cholesterol levels linked to age-related macular degeneration, studies show