Misc. Aging News

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4/26/2011
Being 'Housebound' Linked to Alzheimer's in Elderly

But finding may be an effect, rather than a cause, of damaging brain changes, researchers say

4/26/2011
Health Tip: Eyeing Macular Degeneration

Diet changes may reduce your risk

4/25/2011
Music Training May Help Keep Aging Brain Healthy

Older people with the most musical experience scored highest on cognitive tests, study shows

4/21/2011
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

4/19/2011
Shorter Hospital Stays, More Readmissions After Hip Replacements

Many patients also discharged to skilled nursing facilities, long-term analysis of Medicare data shows

4/19/2011
Alzheimer's Cases Could Double With New Guidelines: Expert

Although progression to dementia isn't inevitable, mild cognitive impairment now classified as Alzheimer's

4/18/2011
Hospitalization May Cause Temporary Memory Problems for Seniors

Support needed until they return to normal, researchers say

4/17/2011
Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem

Association seems even stronger for female children, study finds

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/14/2011
Close-Knit Neighborhoods Raise Chances of Stroke Survival

Protective effect seen only with white seniors, researchers report

4/11/2011
Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study

But the difference in distractability, compared to the young, isn't huge

4/8/2011
Medicare's Drug Coverage Gap to Shrink Away Under Health Care Reform

Experts say changes kick in this year, with the 'donut hole' disappearing by 2020

4/7/2011
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work

Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers

4/6/2011
MRI Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk

For people with mild cognitive impairment, imaging might yield important clues, researchers say

4/5/2011
U.S. Vets' Heart Failure Death Rates Seem to Be Improving

Study looked at elderly patients who had been hospitalized between 1999 and 2008

4/5/2011
Blood Marker Suggests Severity of Alzheimer's Disease

But study found it did not serve as warning sign of impending illness

4/1/2011
Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox

Experimental technology uses cold, not neurotoxin, researchers say

4/1/2011
When Pets Outlive Owners, 'Retirement Homes' Offer Refuge

Vet schools now offer lifelong care or new homes for animals left behind, for a price

3/31/2011
Tetanus Still Diagnosed in U.S., Although It's Preventable

People over 65 and diabetics most at risk, CDC warns

3/30/2011
Lawsuits Aren't Improving Nursing Home Care: Study

Litigation rates similar for poor and good facilities, researchers find

3/30/2011
Little Oversight on Ingredients in 'Senior' Dog Food, Experts Say

Pet owners should consult vets when choosing 'mature' dog chow, survey suggests

3/29/2011
Risks May Rise With Need for Nursing Care After Heart Failure

Life may not return to normal, researcher advises

3/29/2011
Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications

In one group that had diabetes for 50 years, many never developed expected problems, study finds

3/24/2011
Progress Seen in Creating Eye Cells From Stem Cells

Lab success may someday help people with macular degeneration, researchers say

3/22/2011
Risks May Outweigh Benefits for Blood Pressure Drug Combo

Medications successful on their own create problems together, study confirms

3/21/2011
Pressure to Look Young May Be Sending More Men to Plastic Surgeons

Report finds increase in range of cosmetic procedures among American males

3/16/2011
High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds

Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

3/16/2011
Crossing Street While on Cell Phone Risky for Seniors

Study found this kind of multitasking more dangerous for older adults

3/15/2011
Whether Chronic Diseases Are Diagnosed May Depend on Where You Live

Regions with most diagnoses had lower fatality rates, but why is unclear, researchers say

3/15/2011
Seniors Not Getting Important Preventive Health Services

Too few getting recommended vaccines and screening for cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis, report warns

3/15/2011
Almost 15 Million Americans Now Caring for Loved One With Alzheimer's

Patient numbers are expected to double by mid-century, report finds

3/14/2011
Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight

Study found omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of age-related macular degeneration

3/14/2011
Mental Decline May Start Years Before Alzheimer's

People who don't register rapid losses not likely to develop the disease, study suggests

3/10/2011
Humans Age at Same Pace as Other Primates, Study Finds

This type of research may improve understanding of the maximum potential life span, expert says

3/10/2011
Elderly Tend to Drive Slower to Make Up for Reaction Time

Narrowed field of vision limits ability to detect potential pedestrian hazards, experts say

3/10/2011
Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study

Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

3/9/2011
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study suggests benefits for light to moderate daily drinking

3/9/2011
Americans Have Worse Health Than English Peers, Study Finds

This held true from birth to old age, researchers report

2/28/2011
Alzheimer's Risk Looks Higher if Mom Had the Disease

Brain scans of dementia-free adults revealed more atrophy in those whose mothers had the disorder

2/28/2011
Confusion Over Drug Dosing Common for Seniors

Standardized language on labels could simplify things, researchers say

2/28/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled

Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

2/25/2011
Endurance Exercise Thwarts Premature Aging in Mice

Researchers liken aggressive workouts to 'fountain of youth'

2/22/2011
Speaking Several Languages Might Protect Memory

Study found those who spoke four or more were less likely to suffer cognitive impairment

2/21/2011
Hearing Loss Common Among Middle-Aged Adults: Study

Healthy lifestyles may prevent or delay the problem, researchers say

2/21/2011
Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly

Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

2/17/2011
3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis

CDC analysis finds range of 12% among Cuban Americans to 22% among Puerto Ricans

2/17/2011
Knee Replacements Still Work 20 Years Later

Study showed most recipients remained active and pain-free

2/16/2011
New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study

How quickly heart rate returns to normal after premature contraction may predict disease, death

2/16/2011
America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report

Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says

2/14/2011
Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study

Slimming down would spare hundreds of thousands of people chronic pain, surgery