Misc. Aging News

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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

2/14/2011
Study Suggests Hearing Loss-Dementia Link

Greater the loss, greater the risk, say researchers, noting finding is preliminary

2/9/2011
'Pathway' Leading to Health Declines of Aging Identified

Mouse study found malfunctioning ends of chromosomes cause host of age-related health problems

2/8/2011
Heavy Drinking in Teen Years May Continue Into Adulthood

Curbing alcohol use early might lower the risk of long-term problems, researchers suggest

2/8/2011
FDA Approves First Pacemaker Deemed Safe During MRIs

But use limited to certain patients, certain body parts and certain scanning parameters, agency notes

2/8/2011
Shingles Returns More Often Than Thought

But study still finds recurrence rate low, slightly more than 5%

2/8/2011
Daily Pill Dispensers an Asset in Homes for Elderly: Study

Liquid medicines, creams, inhalers resulted in more drug errors

2/6/2011
Seniors Vulnerable to Hypothermia

They need to take extra precautions during cold winter months, experts say

2/2/2011
Early Puberty Onset Linked to Stronger Bones

Less bone mass and greater risk for osteoporosis in those who matured later, study suggests

2/2/2011
New Antibiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Dangerous Gut Infection

Fidaxomicin targets C.difficile but leaves most 'good' bacteria unharmed, researchers explain

1/31/2011
Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults

After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

1/31/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With Hot Flashes

Suggestions for what to do

1/26/2011
Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

1/26/2011
Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults

Danish study finds stroke risk in seniors increased 27 percent for every additional 10 decibels

1/25/2011
Some Older Drivers' Vision Problems Different Than Thought

May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds

1/24/2011
Brief Behavioral Counseling May Help Seniors Sleep

Insomnia improved for most after four sessions, study finds

1/22/2011
Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Problems ranging from heart attacks to horseplay lead many shovelers to ERs each year

1/20/2011
Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrition

And avoid complications of malnourishment

1/19/2011
Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study

More than triples risk of developing degenerative brain disease, researchers say

1/18/2011
Progress Reported in Predicting Alzheimer's

Scientists say two methods hold promise for research, but no cure in sight

1/18/2011
New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes

Sensors, GPS and more are being used to track aging parents' movements

1/13/2011
Falls as Serious for Elderly as Stroke, Heart Attack: Experts

New guidelines say exercise, intervention essential to help those at risk maintain balance, strength

1/12/2011
Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring

U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

1/11/2011
Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Chance of bone breaks varies by specific medication taken, study finds

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