Misc. Aging News

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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

11/28/2009
Seniors May Need Help Overcoming Holiday Blues

Experts offer tips to help lift spirits, recognize signs of depression

11/25/2009
ER Visits for Elderly Rise During Thanksgiving

Experts say family members can panic, underestimate effects of normal aging

11/24/2009
Some Prescription Meds May Raise Seniors' Risks of Falling

Caution needed when taking sedatives, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, review finds

11/24/2009
Chronic Pain Trips Up Seniors

Discomfort contributes to the falls that plague older adults, study finds

11/23/2009
Quick Saliva Test May One Day Diagnose Diseases

Age-related protein changes offer clues to treatment advances, study finds

11/19/2009
Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings

Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

11/19/2009
Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease

Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

11/17/2009
Health Tip: Make Your Home Fall-Proof

Keep clutter out of the way

11/16/2009
Elderly Treated Less Aggressively for Heart Attack

Hospitals less likely to follow guidelines for patients 80 and older, study finds

11/14/2009
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones

Sampling of senior athletes finds better density with some sports

11/13/2009
Hip Fracture Odds Rise With Women's Age

Menopause also plays a role, but a lesser one than age, study finds

11/13/2009
Baby Boomers May Prove More Disabled Than Their Elders

Wave of disabilities could overburden health-care system, researchers fear

11/11/2009
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better

Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

11/9/2009
Retirement Brings Most a Big Health Boost

It's like turning back the clock 8 years, research shows

11/5/2009
Without Job Stress, Retirees Sleep Better

Those who left demanding jobs report the most improvement, study finds

11/5/2009
Deadly Intestinal Infection Spreading Outside Hospitals

Study finds growing number of C. difficile cases among elderly

11/3/2009
Sugar Shortens Life Span in Worms

But it's unclear whether the same holds true for humans, researchers say

10/30/2009
Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia

Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

10/29/2009
After Age 55, Workplace Stress Seems to Decline

Changing priorities may play a role, but expert urges employers to take heed

10/26/2009
Fitness Fades Fast After 45

But healthy habits can stave off the inevitable declines, research finds

10/26/2009
Health Tip: Dietary Needs of Aging Women

Find out what your body needs

10/21/2009
With Microdermabrasion, Rough Seems to Work Better

Acne scars and wrinkles benefit from more aggressive treatment, study finds

10/20/2009
Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest

90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says

10/19/2009
Web Surf to Save Your Aging Brain

Interactivity can help keep older people alert, study suggests

10/16/2009
For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little

Part-time or temporary work can stave off disease and decline, study finds

10/15/2009
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind

Study finds measurable health benefits for those with easy access to nature

10/14/2009
Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients

Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

10/13/2009
Many Americans Still Leery of Swine Flu Vaccine

But experts say it's as safe as the shot for run-of-the-mill seasonal flu

10/12/2009
A Gene Tweak Could Keep Heart Young

Suppressing it improved cardiac function in aging mice, scientists report

10/12/2009
Drop in Certain Visual Skills May Precede Alzheimer's

Decline in spatial understanding can occur 3 years before diagnosis, study finds

10/8/2009
Shingles Raises Stroke Risk: Study

Patients with the virus should be monitored for high blood pressure, expert says

10/6/2009
Pain Robs Years From Folks at Mid-Life

People in their 50s act more like 80 if they're suffering: study

10/5/2009
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows

Married white guys are especially at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, research finds