Misc. Aging News

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9/8/2008
Fall Risk Higher in Older Women Who Sleep Less

And medications do little to influence the link, study finds

9/5/2008
Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85

Study finds risk is greatest for those overweight or obese at age 45

9/3/2008
Cholesterol Drugs Lower Stroke Risk in Older People

Atorvastatin as beneficial in those over 65 as in younger patients, study says

9/2/2008
Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

Moderate weekly activity showed benefits even a year after routine was stopped, study says

9/2/2008
Breast Cancer Drug Not Tied to Cognitive Decline: Study

Researchers say finding is 'good news' for postmenopausal women taking anastrozole

9/2/2008
Children of Older Fathers at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Offspring of men 55 and older were 1.37 times more likely to be diagnosed, study finds

9/2/2008
Secrets of Telomerase Revealed

Researchers unlock active region of enzyme involved in cancer, aging

9/2/2008
Daytime Sleeping Linked to Poor Recovery in Older Patients

Study found it predicted outcome months after patient went home

8/29/2008
Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Protect Against Eye Disease

Compounds likely extend life of retinal cells that fight age-related macular degeneration

8/29/2008
Cataracts World's Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Age a key factor, but group cites other risks during August disease awareness month

8/29/2008
Study Questions Flu Shot's Mortality Protection for Elderly

Canadian study found benefit to be statistically insignificant

8/29/2008
End-of-Life Choices a Complicated Affair

Study shows family wishes, doctor preferences often enter into decisions

8/28/2008
Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns

Overnight stays with person with dementia led to daytime tiredness, symptoms of depression

8/28/2008
13% of Seniors Report Being Mistreated

Abuse is verbal, financial and physical, especially for the impaired, study says

8/28/2008
Scientists Track Hourly Changes in Alzheimer's Protein

Recovery from brain injury, not injury itself, associated with increased plaque

8/27/2008
Gene Linked to 'Dry' Macular Degeneration

Study also uncovers risks associated with treating 'wet' form of the eye disease

8/27/2008
Mental Skills Can Decline Years Before Dying

Study of seniors found it's not all part of normal aging process

8/25/2008
Antipsychotic Drug Use Up in Elderly Despite Warnings

Canadian study suggests cautions fail to alert docs to effectiveness of alternative therapies

8/21/2008
3.4 Million Seniors Hit Medicare 'Doughnut Hole'

In many cases, enrollees stop taking meds as they reach this coverage gap, study finds

8/21/2008
Dietary Supplements May Pose Risk to Older Cancer Survivors

It's unclear if pills help keep them healthier or put them in danger of disease recurrence

8/19/2008
Medicare Web Site Confounds Many Seniors

Confusing information, complex language makes site hard to use, researchers say

8/19/2008
Cognitive Score Changes Over Time May Hint at Dementia

Study authors stress new method is a complement to current testing

8/19/2008
Living to 100 Doesn't Mean Living Poorly

Staying healthy, independent is what usually gets folks to this advanced age, study finds

8/18/2008
Older Patients Less Likely to Be Taken to Trauma Centers

Authors of new study say aim is to generate awareness of the problem

8/15/2008
Can Physical Cues Signal Dementia?

Research suggests that exercise can benefit the brain as well as the body

8/15/2008
Older Adults Reluctant to Question Surgical Treatment

They only raised about half their concerns, so doctors should listen carefully, study says

8/14/2008
Lack of Energy in Old Age May Foretell Illness

Anergia not just a part of advancing years but could be tied to severe problems, death

8/13/2008
Physical Frailty Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease

Waning of strength, agility tied to brain damage, even in the absence of dementia

8/13/2008
Healthy Sex Life Can Extend Into 80s

But past STDs, med use and relationship issues can derail intimacy, study says

8/11/2008
Run for Your Life

Exercisers live longer and with fewer disabilities, study finds

8/11/2008
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision

Distance problems, astigmatism becoming more common, study finds

8/11/2008
Gene Treatment in Mice Makes Old Liver Cells Young

Better 'waste disposal' could one day help treat human illnesses such as Alzheimer's, study says

8/11/2008
One in 5 Young Men Had Prostate Screen in Past Year

Analysis may aid in guiding recommendations on who should get screened and when

8/11/2008
Married Folks Still the Healthiest

But long-time bachelors are making gains, study finds

8/10/2008
More Than Temperature Puts Elderly at Risk in Heat

Medications, lifestyle are also contributing factors to hyperthermia, agency warns

8/9/2008
2 Checklists Aid Those Over 50 With Medical Decisions

Brochures help patients, doctors discuss tests to maintain healthy lifestyle

8/8/2008
New Therapy Freezes Out Esophageal Cancers

Cryoablation attractive option for older patients with other medical issues, team says

8/8/2008
Fat Cell Protein Boosts Heart Attack Risk in Elderly

Higher adiponectin levels may indicate underlying disease, study finds

8/6/2008
ER, Doctor Visits Topped 1 Billion in 2006

As America grows older, that's an average of 4 a year per person, CDC report says

8/6/2008
Light Exercise Prevents Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly

Walking a few blocks or gardening protects against the abnormal heartbeat, study finds

8/5/2008
Fish May Ward Off Dementia and Stroke

Those rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce risk by 26%, study finds

8/4/2008
New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75

The hazards outweigh benefits, government task force reports

8/2/2008
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia

Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

8/1/2008
Centenarians Offer Long-Life Secrets

Many 100-year-olds embrace modern technology to stay young, survey finds

7/30/2008
Family History May Add to Alzheimer's Puzzle

Genes play only a part of underlying risk for dementia, study suggests

7/29/2008
Aging Hinders Memory Storage During Sleep

Study in rats suggests brain needs 'experience replay' during slumber

7/29/2008
Thyroid Hormone May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk

Low and high thyrotropin levels associated with disease incidence, but not in men

7/28/2008
Rates of Mild Cognitive Impairment Higher Than Expected

More men, women may develop Alzheimer's than previously thought, researchers say

7/28/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Might Help Prevent Alzheimer's

In one study, use of statin medications halved the risk

7/28/2008
Alzheimer's Treatment Trials May Have Special Challenges

Studies may need larger pools of participants to accurately assess if drugs are effective