Misc. Aging News

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5/17/2011
Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study

But the gentle form of exercise doesn't relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find

5/13/2011
Eat Less, Live Longer?

People who significantly reduce their caloric intake may prolong their lives, study finds

5/13/2011
Older Caregivers at Greater Risk for Cognitive Decline

Study finds those caring for spouse with dementia often struggle with attention span and memory

5/12/2011
Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age

'Sound' training may help them hear speech in noisy settings, improve recall, research suggests

5/11/2011
Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble

10-year review suggests efforts to combat cardiac problems may be paying off

5/10/2011
Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study

But internist says sigmoidoscopy still has value

5/9/2011
Researchers Outline Key Risk Factors for Glaucoma

Even a small rise in pressure within the eye can raise the odds for the disease

5/9/2011
Little Evidence That Diet, Lifestyle Cuts Alzheimer's Risk

But until better data exists, experts still advise practicing good health habits

5/9/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems No Riskier for Seniors

Study found few differences in adverse events, mortality, though hospital stay was longer

5/4/2011
Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp

Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

4/28/2011
Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC

Falls are the most common causes of mishaps

4/27/2011
Alzheimer's Caregivers Need Care, Too

Expert suggests ways to keep mind and body healthy for the task

4/26/2011
Don't Blame Memory for Trouble Switching Tasks

Study points instead to slowdown in brain's processing speed that comes with aging

4/26/2011
Frailty Prevalence May Rise Throughout Adulthood

It's not limited to those older than 65, study finds

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