Misc. Aging News

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4/2/2009
Daily Naps May Raise Older Women's Death Risk

Addressing where the drowsiness comes from may be the solution, researchers say

4/1/2009
Protein-Folding Problem May Help Spur Alzheimer's

Finding could lead to new target for disease therapy, researchers say

3/30/2009
Health Tip: Protect Aging Feet

Help prevent painful problems

3/30/2009
Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision

And the benefits can last for years, researchers say

3/27/2009
Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity

Conservation of glucose for survival may apply to humans as well, researchers say

3/27/2009
Health Tip: Depression Among Seniors

Here's a list of possible risk factors

3/26/2009
For All Their Plusses, Pets Pose a Risk for Falls, Too

Being pulled by a dog or chasing a cat causes many tumbles, CDC reports

3/25/2009
Black Women at Higher Risk for Aggressive Breast Tumors

Triple negative growths 3 times more likely regardless of age, weight, study finds

3/24/2009
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple

Experts urge greater investment in research to stem 'crippling' expenses

3/23/2009
Osteoporosis May Raise Risk for Vertigo

Impaired calcium metabolism may be the link, researchers say

3/20/2009
Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass

Study finds that for some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as great

3/19/2009
Internal Clock and Metabolism May Be Linked

Discovery in mice could offer clues to effects of aging, experts say

3/18/2009
Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care

Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

3/18/2009
Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life

It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

3/16/2009
Study Questions Screening for Leg Vessel Blockages

Current guidelines may be set too high to catch disabling peripheral artery disease, experts say

3/16/2009
Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure

Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says

3/16/2009
Alzheimer's Tied to Shrinkage in Brain Area

Loss of cells in the hippocampus predicts who'll get the disease, study shows

3/13/2009
Many Seniors Not Selecting Lowest Cost Medicare Drug Plans

Too many choices, confusing options are roadblocks to smartest decision, report says

3/13/2009
Aging Baby Boomers May Swamp Cardiac Care

'Diabesity' renders them more prone to heart attacks than their predecessors, researchers say

3/12/2009
Health Tip: Exercise for Bone Health

It will help keep bones strong

3/12/2009
Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds

Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

3/6/2009
Men Who Get Active in Midlife Live Longer

Effect of adding exercise equals that of stopping smoking, experts say

3/5/2009
Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say

3/4/2009
Older Americans May Lack Adequate Nutrition

But those taking supplements often exceed recommended levels, study finds

3/3/2009
Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease

Neurons seek input from undamaged areas to compensate, study finds

3/3/2009
Health Tip: Getting Older and Weakened Immunity

How aging may affect your ability to stay healthy

3/2/2009
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks

Problem may stem from the way older people fall, expert says

2/27/2009
Views on Old Age May Become Reality Later

What you think now could determine your health as you age, study shows

2/26/2009
Men's Stroke Risk Rises Dramatically in Mid-40s

And the contributing factors are often those seen in older patients, study finds

2/25/2009
Scientists Spot New Clue to Alzheimer's

Normally harmless proteins may play key role in harming brain, researchers say

2/20/2009
Adapting Gait May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

Volunteers trained on moveable platform kept better balance in a slippery situation

2/19/2009
If Parents Had Alzheimer's, Aging May Come Early

Presence of ApoE4 gene in offspring makes a difference, study finds

2/18/2009
Silent Strokes More Common in Younger People Than Thought

The symptomless events are 5 times more prevalent than full-blown stroke in people under 65, MRI study shows

2/17/2009
Reading, Games Help Keep Aging Memories Sharp

But too much TV is linked to poorer recall, study finds

2/17/2009
Aging Brain May Contribute to Some Hearing Loss

Reduction in size of auditory cortex might lead to problems, study suggests

2/16/2009
Age No Bar to Aggressive Rx for Cardiogenic Shock

The heart condition is a major killer of people over the age of 75, researchers note

2/10/2009
Mediterranean Diet Aids the Aging Brain: Study

Eating plan seems to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, dementia

2/9/2009
Tests Gauge Alzheimer's Patients' Ability to Drive

Doctors need a standardized method to make these tough decisions, experts say

2/5/2009
Rural Areas Able to Increase Colon Cancer Screenings

As population ages, study finds destination states seeing higher volume of procedures

2/5/2009
Cataract Surgery Doesn't Worsen AMD

Study says surgical advances may explain away the link seen in earlier research

2/3/2009
Fractures in Older Adults Up Death Risk

Study finds all breaks, not just hip fractures, tied to increased mortality

2/3/2009
Medicare Drug Plan 'Doughnut Hole' Could Impact Seniors' Health

Lack of coverage can spur cutbacks in necessary prescriptions, study finds

2/3/2009
Insulin May Protect Against Alzheimer's

In lab study, diabetes treatments are found to slow damage

2/2/2009
Education Doesn't Slow Alzheimer's Decline

Large, 14-year study finds no effect, contradicting previous research

2/2/2009
When Gauging Age, the Eyes Have It

Study says the eye region is also useful when trying to spot fatigue

2/2/2009
Stroke Drug Might Be a Memory-Booster

Fasudil improved the recall of middle-aged rats, scientists say

1/31/2009
With Age Comes Greater Risk of Hypothermia

Higher temperatures when inside and more layers when outside are advised

1/30/2009
Seniors Who Exercise Help Their Health

In study, aerobics, resistance training lowered risk of insulin resistance, improved motor function

1/27/2009
Hormone-Boosting Drug May Help Treat Frailty

Older adults who took capromorelin had boost in lean body mass

1/26/2009
Cutting Calories May Boost Aging Brains

Memory, thinking improved for those who ate less, study found