Misc. Aging News

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8/12/2009
Suicide Risk With Antidepressants Falls With Age

Study reiterates that young are most vulnerable

8/9/2009
Mental Activity Seems to Keep the Brain Vital

Rapid memory loss may be delayed by stimulating activities, study finds

8/5/2009
Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies

Quality of care higher than in for-profit residences, review finds

8/4/2009
Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says

8/4/2009
With a Broken Hip Comes Higher Risk for Dying

Expert warns that consequences of osteoporosis go far beyond weak bones

8/4/2009
Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking raise Alzheimer's risk

8/1/2009
Plastic Surgeons Stay Busy in Recession

Tight job market fuels interest in cheaper, less-invasive procedures, survey shows

7/30/2009
Muscle Density Linked to Disability

Building strength, expert says, might help keep elderly out of hospitals

7/29/2009
Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems

Discovery could help in Alzheimer's prevention efforts, researcher says

7/28/2009
Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges

Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say

7/27/2009
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle

Study finds just 7 percent of older survivors meet diet, exercise guidelines

7/27/2009
Marriage Ends, Health Declines

Study links divorce and widowhood to poorer health

7/23/2009
Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk

But the finding shouldn't affect use of the popular blood pressure drugs, experts say

7/22/2009
Medicare Drug Plan Still Needs Work

More are covered, but gaps in coverage and other problems persist, analysis shows

7/20/2009
New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

Potential of immune system treatment is 'exciting,' expert says

7/20/2009
Elder Boom Will Be Felt Worldwide

Population older than 65 could reach 1.3 billion by 2040

7/15/2009
Signs of Alzheimer's Seen Earlier Than Thought

Second study found that individuals who were informed about their risk weren't devastated

7/14/2009
Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age

New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity are protective

7/14/2009
Fitness Might Limit Stroke's Impact

People who exercise prior to attack do better, study finds

7/13/2009
Dementia Increasing Among the 'Oldest Old'

Those over 90 have highest rate, new study finds

7/13/2009
Doctors' Attitudes Play Part in Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Positive attitude critical to spotting disease, study finds

7/9/2009
Severe COPD Linked to Mental Decline

Doctors need to recognize challenges these patients face, researchers say

7/9/2009
Lighter Meals May Bring Longer Life

Monkey study is best evidence yet that fewer daily calories boost lifespan

7/8/2009
'Easter Island' Drug Adds Years to Mice

Prospects for extending human life remain unclear, researchers say

7/5/2009
Exercise Tips to Keep Boomers on Their Feet

Taking simple precautions can help prevent pain and injury, doctors say

7/3/2009
On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

7/1/2009
With Medicare Plan, Drug Spending May Be Up

Researchers suspect overuse as a cause, but note that other costs are down

7/1/2009
CPR Survival Rates for Older People Unchanged

Lack of improvement in death rates, experts say, may be because recipients are sicker

7/1/2009
Growth Hormone May Build Muscle in Older Men

Finding shows promise for treating age-related loss of strength, researchers say

6/30/2009
Statins Might Stave Off Alzheimer's

In animal study, drug blocks cell death characteristic of the disease

6/29/2009
47,000 Elderly Hurt in Walker, Cane Mishaps Each Year

Older women most often the victims of these falls, CDC says

6/24/2009
Stay Upbeat, Active to Keep the Mind Young

The brain may slow with aging, but good habits can help you cope, experts say

6/23/2009
A Few Extra Pounds Might Bring Extra Years

Study finds overweight, but not obesity, tied to longer lifespan

6/23/2009
Eat Well, Live Longer

Age-old advice to eat healthy pays off in longevity, study finds

6/19/2009
Make Nursing Homes More Like Home: Medicare

New guidance asks for less institutional, more personal care

6/16/2009
Have a Purpose in Life? You Might Live Longer

Longevity joins physical, psychological health as potential benefits

6/16/2009
Health Tip: Aging Hair and Nails

Getting older can change more than your skin

6/16/2009
6/15/2009
Drug May Stem Slide Into Alzheimer's for Some

Aricept did not help others with mild memory loss, study finds

6/12/2009
Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus

Study finds mild cases can equate to a longer life span

6/11/2009
Lack of Good Sleep Might Be Deadly

Studies find it raises death risk and many older people don't get enough rest

6/8/2009
Exercise, Education Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Study finds healthy, active lifestyle stems mental decline

6/5/2009
Data Overload May Complicate Insurance Choices

Trouble picking plans could be most troublesome for seniors, study finds

6/5/2009
Interactive Video Games Offer Exercise Benefits

Payoff was especially evident with seniors, researchers say

6/5/2009
Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain

Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds

6/4/2009
Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly

Doctors should carefully screen older patients before prescribing, researcher says

6/3/2009
Opening Arteries With Drug-Coated Stents OK Over 70

Age not a factor in treatment outcome, new study shows

6/3/2009
Health Tip: Fire Safety for Seniors

Factors that raise their risk of injury and death

5/29/2009
Neighborhood Safety Is Linked to Disability

Even questioning security poses risks for older, poorer people, study finds

5/29/2009
Video May Help People Make End-of-Life Choices

Seeing what life might one day be like can be powerful, study says