Misc. Aging News

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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
Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise

Vigorous activity is less likely than walking or running as kids age, researchers say

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

5/27/2009
Plaques, Tangles in Brain Don't Always Lead to Alzheimer's

Study raises questions about possible link

5/26/2009
Inner Ear Dysfunction Puts Older Adults at Risk of Falls

After 40, dizziness makes them 12 times more likely to suffer serious injury, study finds

5/22/2009
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay

Researchers speculate that brain might benefit from supplements

5/19/2009
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk

Researcher notes it may be less a cause of cognitive decline than a sign of it

5/18/2009
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

5/18/2009
Multivitamins Might Prolong Life

By preserving protective ends of DNA, aging might be slowed, study suggests

5/15/2009
Nutrient-Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease

Study finds foods high in vitamins, minerals cut chances of macular degeneration

5/13/2009
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk

In older volunteeers, the screening tool predicted start of dementia

5/12/2009
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study

Research indicates that dementia and age-related macular degeneration may have a common cause

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/7/2009
New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors' Pain

NSAID use for persistent aches needs to be curbed, Geriatrics Society says

5/7/2009
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults

But those who unintentionally doze off in daytime should see a doctor, study concludes

5/6/2009
Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

5/5/2009
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out

Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets

5/1/2009
Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients

Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

5/1/2009
Drink Away Dementia?

Study shows one to two drinks daily may lower risk of cognitive decline in older adults

5/1/2009
Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly

The cause of the potential connection is unclear, researchers say

5/1/2009
5/1/2009
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer

Study finds half a glass each day boosts men's life expectancy by five years

4/30/2009
Health Tip: When Seniors Have Trouble Sleeping

Here's a list of common causes

4/29/2009
Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases

Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

4/28/2009
As Literacy Improves, So Might Happiness

Study finds link between feelings and understanding health information

4/24/2009
Racial Disparity in Death Rate May Be Avoidable

About half of all deaths stem from treatable conditions, study finds

4/22/2009
Painkillers May Not Protect Against Dementia

Contrary to prior research, study finds older people taking NSAIDs more likely to suffer decline

4/21/2009
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage

Study in mice finds ellagic acid, also in nuts, limits wrinkling

4/21/2009
Transition From Home to Hospital Rarely Seamless

Continuity of care between primary physician and hospital is decreasing, study finds

4/20/2009
Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100

Sunnier, non-neurotic types may live longer, study suggests

4/19/2009
Simple Steps to Maintaining Memory

Tipsheet offers strategies to help older adults stay sharp

4/16/2009
Worms Reveal More of Longevity's Secrets

The way cells use oxygen could keep them younger, longer

4/14/2009
Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050

But newer treatments could reduce related blindness by almost 35%, study suggests

4/14/2009
Severe Low Blood Sugar Ups Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk

Study finds being hospitalized for hypoglycemia linked to mental decline

4/14/2009
Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug

Full-fledged study will test effect on healing time and pain reduction

4/13/2009
Hazardous Falls Don't Have to Happen

Experts offer seniors tips on avoiding harmful tumbles

4/10/2009
How Old Is Too Old to Work?

Economic woes add a twist to the age-old question

4/10/2009
Oxycodone May Reduce Shingles Pain

Small study finds painkiller offered relief, but constipation was problem for some

4/7/2009
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Eases Anxiety for Older People

The technique lessens worries more than usual care, study finds

4/7/2009
Home-Based Program Extends Seniors' Lives

Combo of physical therapy, household changes added 3.5 years on average, study found

4/6/2009
Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests

VA study shows elderly ill men getting same screenings as healthy folks