Misc. Aging News

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2/18/2010
Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors

More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

2/11/2010
Fitness a Factor in Snow Shoveling Injuries

Some people just aren't in good enough shape to do it themselves, expert warns

2/9/2010
Too Many With End-Stage Dementia Get Feeding Tubes

Study found larger, for-profit hospitals more likely to insert them

2/8/2010
High Blood Pressure May Predict Dementia in Some Seniors

Link seen in those with trouble organizing thoughts, but not memory loss

2/8/2010
Older Stroke Patients Are Getting Better Treatment

More get recommended therapies, study finds

2/8/2010
Handgrip Strength Helps Predict Death Risk in Elderly

As grip declines, so does survival, study finds

2/8/2010
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

2/4/2010
Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations

Shots could save thousands of U.S. lives each year, report authors say

2/1/2010
Obama Proposes $911 Billion for Health and Human Services

Highlights include efforts to improve food safety, expand child care and boost research

1/29/2010
1/28/2010
Over 70 and Overweight May Add Years to Life

Normal weight not always a benefit, study of seniors suggests

1/27/2010
Raising Co-Pays for Doctor Visits Raises Seniors' Hospital Use

Study suggests higher cost-sharing for outpatient visits may increase overall spending

1/27/2010
Too Much Alcohol Impairs Seniors' Thinking

Effects are more evident in women, researchers say

1/27/2010
Aging of Blood Stem Cells May Be Reversible

Older mice 'rejuvenated' when treated with blood factors from younger mice, researchers found

1/26/2010
Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients

With AIDS growing among seniors, decline in brain function a serious concern, researchers say

1/25/2010
More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging

Good for the mind and body, series of studies finds

1/22/2010
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging

Experts find physical and mental benefits as people grow old

1/18/2010
Frequent Mental Lapses May Precede Alzheimer's

But experts stress that 'senior moments' don't guarantee that dementia is on the way

1/12/2010
Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Carrying two 'good' copies slows age-linked mental decline by half, study found

1/11/2010
Antipsychotics Still Widely Used in U.S. Nursing Homes

Off-label use to control behavior seems to be part of the 'culture' at some centers, one study finds

1/11/2010
Exercise May Stave Off Mental Decline

Regular workouts protected cognitive function of older adults in two studies

1/11/2010
TV Watching May Shorten Your Life

Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

1/8/2010
Nutrient 'Cocktail' Appears to Improve Dementia Symptoms

Combination of uridine, choline and DHA boosted memory of Alzheimer's patients in study

1/8/2010
Baby Boomers Still Doing Drugs as Seniors

Need for substance abuse treatment could double by 2020, report shows

1/7/2010
Diabetes Meds May Be Falling Through 'Doughnut Hole'

Medicare payment gap prompts some to forego medication, study finds

1/7/2010
Assisted Living More Accessible to Well-Off

Facilities concentrated in areas with greater wealth, study finds

1/7/2010
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

In mouse study, exposure to electromagnetic field prevented and even reversed brain impairment

1/6/2010
New Brain Scan May Help Spot Alzheimer's

Diffusion tensor imaging sees how healthy brain is in cases of memory loss, study shows

1/6/2010
Alzheimer's 'Cocktail' Shows Promise

In lab tests, enzyme combo outperformed individual ingredients, researchers say

12/31/2009
As Problems Accumulate, Frailty May Set In

But action from middle age on can delay the condition, experts say

12/31/2009
Volunteering May Keep Elderly Stronger

Finding debunks myth that condition is unavoidable, expert says

12/31/2009
As U.S. Ages, Health Care May Need to Change

Elder boom could strain resources with not just more but sicker residents

12/29/2009
Ginkgo Won't Slow Decline of Aging Brain

Popular herb doesn't keep cognitive powers intact, researchers say

12/29/2009
Caution Can Help Keep Elderly Safe During Winter

Hazards exist both indoors and outdoors, experts say

12/28/2009
Elderly Report Rising Rates of Disability After 20-Year Decline

More older Americans struggling with chronic conditions, study finds

12/24/2009
Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script

H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

12/23/2009
Kids Can Pass Pneumonia Bug to Older Relatives During Holidays

Getting pneumococcal vaccine is best protection, experts say

12/23/2009
Post-Surgical Risks Highest in Older Adults

After common abdominal operations, likelihood of death rises with age, study finds

12/22/2009
Sun, Smoke, Extra Weight Add Years to Skin

Twins study shows impact of lifestyle on top of genetics

12/21/2009
With Cardiac Rehab, More Is Better: Study

Too few heart patients make use of all 36 Medicare-funded sessions, researchers say

12/18/2009
Medication Adherence Varies Between Races

Elderly whites more likely to take their meds than blacks, study finds

12/17/2009
Mouth Area Wrinkles More in Women Than Men

Dermatologists discover gender differences that explain the aging inequity

12/16/2009
Implanted Defibrillator Might Extend Life

Age should not be determining factor for use, expert says

12/16/2009
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High

Deaths also at all-time low, government report shows

12/14/2009
Looking Younger Than Your Age May Mean Longer Life

Study links perceived age to physical, mental functioning

12/13/2009
Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

12/2/2009
Sperm Gene May Cause Men's Longevity Disadvantage

Mouse study suggests the gene could be linked to life span in males

12/2/2009
In Women, Aspirin Might Ward Off Eye Trouble

Still, taking it for macular degeneration is not advised, expert says

11/30/2009
Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging

In study, athletes had 'younger' immune cells than sedentary, healthy adults

11/30/2009
Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis

Like a pothole that worsens over time, so do knees' internal injuries, study finds