Misc. Aging News

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11/10/2008
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply

Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

11/6/2008
Drug Boosts Natural Growth Hormone in Seniors

MK-677 brought muscle mass, but long-term effects on vitality unclear, scientists say

11/6/2008
Stay Upbeat, Healthy to Thrive in Senior Years

Occasional drink, decent income also key to happy old age, study finds

11/2/2008
Falls Are Leading Cause of Injury to Seniors

But orthopedists say a home safety review could cut odds of fractures in those over 65

10/30/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Prevent, Treat Alzheimer's

Valproic acid blocked formation of brain plaques in mice, Canadian study finds

10/30/2008
Scientists Spot 4 New Alzheimer's Genes

These DNA may influence age of disease onset and nerve cell death

10/30/2008
Major Illnesses in U.S. Seniors Cost $196 Billion Annually

These include lung diseases, heart disease, pneumonia and gastrointestinal woes

10/29/2008
Health Tip: Mixing Drinks With Medicines

Some drugs can become dangerous when used with alcohol, particularly for the elderly

10/28/2008
High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly

Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

10/28/2008
When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better

While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

10/27/2008
Seniors Tend to Stick With End-of-Life Care Preferences

Study found desires remained essentially unchanged over 3-year period

10/27/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women

Cases have increased since the mid-1990s, study shows

10/22/2008
New Cancer Patients Retain Little Medical Information

Those with poorest prognosis remember the least, study finds

10/21/2008
Job, Education May Buffer Against Dementia

Cognitive reserve compensates for brain damage, study says

10/21/2008
Suicide Rates Rise Among Baby Boomers

Middle-aged white women at increasing risk, study finds

10/20/2008
Light-Activated Therapy Seems to Rejuvenate Aging Skin

Photosensitive med plus pulsed laser boosted collagen, study says

10/20/2008
Poverty Raises Mortality Risk With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Getting chemotherapy did improve chances of survival, study found

10/20/2008
Tests May ID Older Patients at Risk for Post-Op Delirium

Underlying depression and less cognitive flexibility could be warning signs, study says

10/20/2008
ALS, Alzheimer's Insights Could Improve Treatment

But each discovery awaits testing in humans, experts note

10/17/2008
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health

A quarter haven't seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds

10/16/2008
Aerobics Can Reverse Mental Decline in Older Adults

Review of studies shows workouts that leave a person breathless boost brain tissue volume

10/15/2008
Health Tip: Having a Baby After Age 35

Take heed of these suggestions

10/15/2008
Smoking Makes You Old Before Your Time

It even affects quality of life in those who quit, Finnish study reports.

10/14/2008
Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets

Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

10/13/2008
Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory

Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says

10/13/2008
Parkinson's Patients More Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency

Study found their levels were lower than Alzheimer's patients, healthy controls

10/10/2008
Is Human Growth Hormone a Key to Longevity?

Current evidence suggests its anti-aging benefits are marginal

10/10/2008
Antibiotics May Not Cause Diarrheal Bacteria

Since testing is often on those already on drugs, some diagnoses could be wrong, study says

10/10/2008
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate

Study suggests poor self-care partly to blame

10/9/2008
Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes

It helped older and younger patients, study says

10/7/2008
Genes Give Clues to Age-Linked Eye Trouble

Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss, blindness

10/6/2008
Pneumonia Vaccine Lowers Chances of Heart Attack

50% reduction in risk seen 2 years later in Canadian study

10/2/2008
National Scorecard Ranks Palliative Care Across Country

Availability varies widely, and South comes out worst, researchers say

9/29/2008
Seniors in Poor Areas More Likely to Die After Surgery

Study raises questions about disparities in outcomes, but offers no concrete answers

9/28/2008
Older Problem Gamblers Face Increased Suicide Risk

Over-55 bettors more likely to ask casinos to bar them, fearing self harm if they can't stop

9/26/2008
Active Social Life May Reduce Men's Alzheimer's Risk

Home, family, club activities appear to enhance creation of new brain cells, study finds

9/26/2008
Most Medicare Drug Premiums Same or Lower in 2009

Open enrollment for Part D begins Nov. 15, so review your plan, agency officials say

9/25/2008
Voice Problems in Seniors Undertreated

Many believe it's normal part of aging, so they don't get necessary help, study says

9/24/2008
Boomers Should Add Muscle Before It's Too Late

Resitance training in 60s, 70s wards off loss that weakens posture, balance, study says

9/23/2008
Hormone Therapy Not Best for Older Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found giving it before radiation raised death risk 20% in this group

9/22/2008
Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk

Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds

9/22/2008
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents

Study confirms health decline in middle-aged adults juggling chores for 2 lives

9/19/2008
Medicare's Monthly Premium Won't Rise in 2009

But deductible for hospital, hospice care will increase, agency says

9/17/2008
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

9/17/2008
Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Women's Longevity

Good living can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer, study shows

9/16/2008
Estrogen Cream No Match for Sun-Damaged Skin

Study of seniors finds it only boosts collagen in skin that has never been exposed

9/13/2008
Changes in Seniors' Sleep Patterns Need Attention

Disrupted rest lasting more than 2 weeks should be brought up with doctor, expert says

9/11/2008
Health Tip: Depression in Seniors

Recognize the warning signs

9/9/2008
Job Loss Has Long-Term Impact on Social Lives

Those displaced more likely to withdraw from clubs, but older workers fare better, study finds

9/8/2008
Vitamin B12 Key to Aging Brain

Deficiency led to more brain shrinkage, study shows