Misc. Aging News

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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

10/15/2010
Two-Thirds of Spinal Fractures Undiagnosed, Untreated: Report

Stooped back, loss of height and sudden back pain are all signals, experts warn

10/15/2010
Survey Reveals Alzheimer's Caregivers' Top Concerns

Expert urges loved ones to discuss patient's disease progression during regular doctor visits

10/13/2010
Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory

Brain's gray matter doesn't seem to shrink with this amount of exercise, study finds

10/13/2010
U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC

Experts can't pinpoint one single cause but say lifestyle may help

10/13/2010
Chronic Pain Part of Life for Many Americans, Survey Finds

Experts call this a serious, unaddressed public health issue

10/11/2010
Retinal Disease Treatments for Elders Doubled Over 10 Years

Procedures for older Americans increased 192% between 1997 and 2007, study finds

10/7/2010
Almost One-Quarter of U.S. Adults Have Arthritis

And more than 40% of those folks are limited by it, CDC report shows

10/5/2010
Computer-Aided MRI Might Help Predict Alzheimer's

Swiss researchers say technique can work, but one U.S. expert is skeptical

9/30/2010
Most Americans Unfamiliar With Sepsis, Survey Finds

The bacterial infection can lead to organ failure, death

9/27/2010
Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study

Blood markers for the disease rose from 1 in every 501 individuals in 1974 to 1 in 219 by 1989

9/24/2010
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study

But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

9/21/2010
Worldwide Dementia Price Tag $604 Billion: Report

U.S. government urged to make Alzheimer's a priority

9/16/2010
Age-Related Mental Decline May Be Less Than Thought

Thinking skills do diminish in older adults, but not by much, researcher says

9/15/2010
Adult Memory Lapses May Not Be Due to 'Old Age'

Abnormalities in brain tissue always present with mild and moderate mental decline, study shows

9/14/2010
Expert Panel Links Popular Bone Drugs to Rare Fracture

FDA should add warning label to meds such as Boniva, Fosamax, panelists say

9/10/2010
Can Basic Physical Tests Help Predict Death Risk?

Poorer results on balance, mobility and strength tests linked to higher mortality rate, study contends