Misc. Aging News

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2/14/2017
Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

2/10/2017
Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

2/8/2017
Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

2/2/2017
Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight

NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

2/1/2017
1/25/2017
Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

1/25/2017
Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

1/18/2017
Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster

Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

1/18/2017
Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

1/18/2017
Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia

But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

1/17/2017
Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life

But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

1/16/2017
Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

1/9/2017
Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young

Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

1/9/2017
'Weekend Warriors' Can Still Stretch Their Life Spans

Study found those who exercised one or two days a week saw gains similar to those who worked out regularly

1/6/2017
U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030

Routine eye exams the best way to prevent this major cause of vision loss, eye experts say

1/4/2017
More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

12/16/2016
Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study

Researchers said they used gene manipulation to 'turn back the clock'

12/14/2016
The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

12/12/2016
Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

12/7/2016
Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly

Such a test gives insight into neurological changes that make falls more likely, researchers say

12/6/2016
Baby Boomers Going to Pot

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

11/30/2016
Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia

Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

11/30/2016
It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

11/30/2016
Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

11/28/2016
Never Too Old for a Mammogram?

Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

11/21/2016
Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Persists

Genetics and riskier behaviors may help explain the difference, researchers say

11/21/2016
Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk

Study found heightened odds when blood thinner Pradaxa was taken with one of two statin drugs

11/21/2016
Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures?

In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients

11/21/2016
Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds

Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

11/17/2016
Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer?

Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

11/14/2016
Meat-Heavy Diets May Raise Older Women's Heart Risks

Vegetable protein sources appear safer, study suggests

11/14/2016
Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack

Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

11/2/2016
Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later

Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

11/2/2016
Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

People with 'biomarkers' for the brain disease were more likely to feel socially detached, study finds

10/31/2016
Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?

Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

10/31/2016
'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People

Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

10/31/2016
1 in 4 Seniors Doesn't Discuss End-of-Life Care

Finding suggests efforts to encourage more planning aren't working, researcher says

10/26/2016
Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

10/11/2016
Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

10/7/2016
Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

10/6/2016
U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

10/6/2016
New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss

Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

10/6/2016
Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising

CDC tally estimates that close to 15 million people now live with this discomfort

10/6/2016
Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

10/5/2016
Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

10/5/2016
Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit?

More people might attain very old age, study finds, but probably not beyond 125 years

10/3/2016
Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

10/3/2016
Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?

Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

9/29/2016
Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin?

Twins study finds white blood cells of sibling with acne seem to age less rapidly

9/28/2016
Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others

New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough