Misc. Aging News

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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

1/26/2009
Higher Blood Sugar Could Impair Thinking

People with raised glucose scored worse on cognition tests, study found

1/25/2009
Oh-So-Cold Temperatures Plague Older People

Metabolism and other body changes exacerbate wintertime issues

1/23/2009
Elderly Car Crash Deaths Down in Last Decade

Fatalities have dropped 21%, while population has increased 10%, study finds

1/23/2009
Many Alzheimer's Caregivers Admit to Abusive Behavior

Incidents were reported by half of family caretakers surveyed in British study

1/22/2009
Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Protect Against Disabilities

Study found healthy older adults were better able to carry out daily tasks

1/21/2009
Decide for Me When I Can't, Most People Say

Study finds support for surrogates enrolling loved ones in research studies

1/21/2009
Kidney, Heart Problems May Be Linked

Older people face more risks when kidneys are damaged, study finds

1/21/2009
EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Winter heating season prompts tips on how to avoid most common cause of poisoning in U.S.

1/20/2009
Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game

In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

1/20/2009
Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity

Older patients were more affected, study found

1/20/2009
Antidepressant Eases Anxiety in Older Adults

Other SSRIs would probably be equally effective, researchers report

1/19/2009
Positive Outlook Cuts Chances of Dementia

New research suggests relaxed, outgoing people less likely to get Alzheimer's

1/19/2009
Older Women Get Fewer Kidney Transplants Than Men

Gender disparity greatest in those 56 or older, but odds as good as males once on list

1/18/2009
Exercise Tips for Seniors to Start a Healthy 2009

Get a checkup, know your options, and get going, council urges

1/15/2009
Memory Loss Tied to Brain's White Matter

MIT team says cognition suffers as nervous system network decays with aging

1/15/2009
Walking Is Good for Blocked Leg Arteries

Study shows value of exercise in treating peripheral arterial disease

1/15/2009
Health Tip: What Seniors Eat

Diet is still crucial when you're older

1/13/2009
Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins

Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say

1/13/2009
Counseling Lacking for Adolescents With Arthritis

Study says more programs needed for transition to adult health care

1/12/2009
HRT Shrinks the Brain

But research shows it does not damage cerebral blood vessels in older women

1/12/2009
Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly

Those with vision loss in both eyes read 29 words per minute slower

1/12/2009
Framingham Score May Not Spot Lifetime Heart Risk

Study is third in a week to question some facet of the widely used guideline

1/12/2009
Cold Weather May Raise Blood Pressure in Elderly

Seasonal variance suggests target for better treatments

1/12/2009
Gene Variant May Hike Women's Risk of Alzheimer's

Men can carry the variation as well, study finds

1/11/2009
Doctors Re-Examine Blood Thinners to Prevent Strokes

They're effective, but must be used with caution, experts say

1/9/2009
You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot

Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

1/9/2009
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems

Study found impairments were mild, but they could signal later trouble

1/8/2009
Researchers Gain Insights Into Aging in Mice

Finding might one day lead to extended life spans

1/8/2009
1/7/2009
'Snowbirds' Beware the Climate Changes

Switch to balmier days can be healthy and hazardous for seniors, experts say

1/6/2009
Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Older People

Improved survival seen in those 75 and older, study says

1/6/2009
Health Tip: More Than You Can Chew

What to do when chewing becomes difficult

1/6/2009
Health Care Spending in U.S. Grew at Lowest Rate in a Decade

But consumers are still paying more for out-of-pocket expenses, reports say

1/2/2009
Health Tip: Bones, Muscles and Aging

Exercise can help prevent age-related decline

1/2/2009
Surgeons Often Are Blamed When Hip Replacements Fail

Consumers urged to pay more attention to choosing the doctor, not the device

12/31/2008
Health Tip: When Older Adults Drink

As a person ages, the same amount of alcohol could have a greater effect