Misc. Aging News

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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

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