Misc. Aging News

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5/7/2009
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults

But those who unintentionally doze off in daytime should see a doctor, study concludes

5/6/2009
Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

5/5/2009
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out

Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets

5/1/2009
Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients

Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

5/1/2009
Drink Away Dementia?

Study shows one to two drinks daily may lower risk of cognitive decline in older adults

5/1/2009
Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly

The cause of the potential connection is unclear, researchers say

5/1/2009
5/1/2009
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer

Study finds half a glass each day boosts men's life expectancy by five years

4/30/2009
Health Tip: When Seniors Have Trouble Sleeping

Here's a list of common causes

4/29/2009
Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases

Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

4/28/2009
As Literacy Improves, So Might Happiness

Study finds link between feelings and understanding health information

4/24/2009
Racial Disparity in Death Rate May Be Avoidable

About half of all deaths stem from treatable conditions, study finds

4/22/2009
Painkillers May Not Protect Against Dementia

Contrary to prior research, study finds older people taking NSAIDs more likely to suffer decline

4/21/2009
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage

Study in mice finds ellagic acid, also in nuts, limits wrinkling

4/21/2009
Transition From Home to Hospital Rarely Seamless

Continuity of care between primary physician and hospital is decreasing, study finds

4/20/2009
Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100

Sunnier, non-neurotic types may live longer, study suggests

4/19/2009
Simple Steps to Maintaining Memory

Tipsheet offers strategies to help older adults stay sharp

4/16/2009
Worms Reveal More of Longevity's Secrets

The way cells use oxygen could keep them younger, longer

4/14/2009
Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050

But newer treatments could reduce related blindness by almost 35%, study suggests

4/14/2009
Severe Low Blood Sugar Ups Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk

Study finds being hospitalized for hypoglycemia linked to mental decline

4/14/2009
Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug

Full-fledged study will test effect on healing time and pain reduction

4/13/2009
Hazardous Falls Don't Have to Happen

Experts offer seniors tips on avoiding harmful tumbles

4/10/2009
How Old Is Too Old to Work?

Economic woes add a twist to the age-old question

4/10/2009
Oxycodone May Reduce Shingles Pain

Small study finds painkiller offered relief, but constipation was problem for some

4/7/2009
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Eases Anxiety for Older People

The technique lessens worries more than usual care, study finds

4/7/2009
Home-Based Program Extends Seniors' Lives

Combo of physical therapy, household changes added 3.5 years on average, study found

4/6/2009
Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests

VA study shows elderly ill men getting same screenings as healthy folks

4/3/2009
Muscle Mass Won't Grow in Women Over 80

But weight training can boost strength in other ways, researchers say

4/2/2009
Daily Naps May Raise Older Women's Death Risk

Addressing where the drowsiness comes from may be the solution, researchers say

4/1/2009
Protein-Folding Problem May Help Spur Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to new target for disease therapy, researchers say

3/30/2009
Health Tip: Protect Aging Feet

Help prevent painful problems

3/30/2009
Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision

And the benefits can last for years, researchers say

3/27/2009
Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity

Conservation of glucose for survival may apply to humans as well, researchers say

3/27/2009
Health Tip: Depression Among Seniors

Here's a list of possible risk factors

3/26/2009
For All Their Plusses, Pets Pose a Risk for Falls, Too

Being pulled by a dog or chasing a cat causes many tumbles, CDC reports

3/25/2009
Black Women at Higher Risk for Aggressive Breast Tumors

Triple negative growths 3 times more likely regardless of age, weight, study finds

3/24/2009
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple

Experts urge greater investment in research to stem 'crippling' expenses

3/23/2009
Osteoporosis May Raise Risk for Vertigo

Impaired calcium metabolism may be the link, researchers say

3/20/2009
Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass

Study finds that for some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as great

3/19/2009
Internal Clock and Metabolism May Be Linked

Discovery in mice could offer clues to effects of aging, experts say

3/18/2009
Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care

Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

3/18/2009
Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

3/16/2009
Study Questions Screening for Leg Vessel Blockages

Current guidelines may be set too high to catch disabling peripheral artery disease, experts say

3/16/2009
Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure

Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says

3/16/2009
Alzheimer's Tied to Shrinkage in Brain Area

Loss of cells in the hippocampus predicts who'll get the disease, study shows

3/13/2009
Many Seniors Not Selecting Lowest Cost Medicare Drug Plans

Too many choices, confusing options are roadblocks to smartest decision, report says

3/13/2009
Aging Baby Boomers May Swamp Cardiac Care

'Diabesity' renders them more prone to heart attacks than their predecessors, researchers say

3/12/2009
Health Tip: Exercise for Bone Health

It will help keep bones strong

3/12/2009
Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds

Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

3/6/2009
Men Who Get Active in Midlife Live Longer

Effect of adding exercise equals that of stopping smoking, experts say