Misc. Aging News

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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

10/5/2009
Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100

Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

10/2/2009
Uncertainty Surrounds Testing for Alzheimer's

Early diagnosis is helpful, but no sure-fire test exists, experts say

10/2/2009
Daily Dose of Vitamin D Helps Prevent Falls in Seniors

Supplements of 700 to 1,000 IU linked to reduced risk, study finds

10/1/2009
Anti-Aging Drug Closer to Reality

Scientists extend lifespan of female mice and thwart diseases of old age in both sexes

9/27/2009
New Treatments Hold Hope for Failing Eyes

As the U.S. ages, macular degeneration rates are expected to swell

9/21/2009
Mishandling Money May Foreshadow Alzheimer's

Trouble writing checks, paying bills preceded dementia, study found

9/21/2009
Older Brains May Not Be So Small After All

Decrease in gray matter isn't a given, researchers find

9/20/2009
Hormone Therapy May Make Lung Cancer More Likely

Expert says finding supports doubts about value of treatment

9/17/2009
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat

In older eaters, fiber content of cereals has biggest effect, study finds

9/17/2009
Trouble With Daily Activities Could Point to Alzheimer's Risk

Unusual pattern seems to predict quicker dementia onset, study finds

9/16/2009
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old

Regular workouts extend life and reduce risk of physical disability, researchers find

9/9/2009
9/4/2009
Health Tip: When Dementia Is Treatable

Some forms may respond to therapy

9/2/2009
Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall

What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu