Misc. Aging News

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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
Alzheimer's Treatment Trials May Have Special Challenges

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

7/28/2008
Health Tip: Dental Care for Seniors

Suggestions for brushing

7/28/2008
Blood Pressure Drugs May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Patients taking ARBs 45% less likely to have delirium, be in nursing homes, die

7/28/2008
Most Fit Have Less Brain Atrophy From Alzheimer's

Even moderate exercise, done regularly, improves quality of life

7/25/2008
HIV Patients Living Longer

Antiretroviral therapy has increased life expectancy by 13 years, researchers say

7/24/2008
Sleep Needs May Decline With Age

Study suggests what some think is insomnia is really natural part of getting older

7/24/2008
Worm Study Challenges Prevailing Theory of Aging

May not happen in humans, but genes may determine course of the process

7/24/2008
Pet Doors Opening at Assisted Living Centers

The health benefits of an animal's companionship can be significant, experts say

7/22/2008
Memory Problems Tied to Sound Processing Disorder

Inability to filter out background noise may be indicator of mild impairment, study says

7/22/2008
Donor's Age Not Linked to Poor Outcomes in Liver Transplants

Even recipients with hepatitis C had good five-year survival rates, study finds

7/20/2008
Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some

It may seem just cosmetic, but condition can lead to more serious problems, doctor warns

7/19/2008
Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly

Not all homes are the same, but common sense measures can reduce the risk, expert says

7/18/2008
Incidence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Rise

Aggressive form of non-Hodgkin disease puts older men chiefly at risk, study finds

7/18/2008
Alzheimer's Research Brings Progress, Setbacks

Once-promising vaccine fails to ease symptoms, but old drug offers new hope

7/15/2008
Hip, Knee Replacements Do Ease Symptoms

People who undergo the surgery are usually happy they did, study finds

7/15/2008
Third of Elderly Patients Take Companion to See Doctor

Study found it improved satisfaction with visit by 15% to 19%

7/14/2008
Exercise Might Slow Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimer's Patients

Study found those who were more fit had larger brains

7/14/2008
Eating Less May Slow Aging Process

Cutting just 300 calories a day slows metabolism, tissue failure, study says

7/11/2008
Aging Brain Can Learn New Tricks

In MRI study, older folks' 'gray matter' grew as they picked up juggling skills

7/9/2008
Seniors Having More Sex Than Ever

Study finds big jump in number of those over 70 who are intimate and enjoying it

7/7/2008
Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives

Major study suggests slimming down, quitting smoking would boost average life span by 1.3 years

7/7/2008
Father's Age a Factor in Infertility

Being over 35 meant lower pregnancy rates, higher chances of miscarriage for couple, study finds

7/3/2008
Compound in Red Wine Fights Ravages of Age

Resveratrol mimics the benefits of restricted calorie diets, study finds

7/2/2008
More 90-Plus Women Than Men Prone to Dementia

But far more women live to be that old, study authors note

7/1/2008
Extreme Heat a Deadly Risk for Older Adults

Their bodies don't cool quickly, so caution should rise with temperatures

7/1/2008
Mental Test Spots Alzheimer's Risk

Questionnaire for those close to patient pinpointed who was likely to progress to dementia

6/30/2008
Research Links Low HDL Levels With Memory Loss

But experts aren't ready to embrace the findings as fact

6/27/2008
Hip Replacement Boosts Mobility at Any Age

Study finds patients twice as likely to care for themselves, saves money in long run

6/27/2008
Staying Social May Keep Dementia at Bay

Study in older women found friends, family helped minds stay sharp

6/26/2008
Women Don't Notice 40% of Their Hot Flashes

Lack of sleep, causing memory problems, likely culprits in finding, study says

6/24/2008
Brain Scans Detect Alzheimer's Disease Quickly

New technique could speed the diagnosis, French researchers say

6/24/2008
Senior Falls Can Lead to Brain Injury

They resulted in 8,000 deaths, 56,000 hospitalizations for those 65 and older, CDC reports

6/23/2008
Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk

Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble

6/18/2008
HIV Tests Cost-Effective for Some Seniors

Doing so could extend lives of those infected with AIDS virus, study says

6/17/2008
Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls

Metformin delayed first menstruation, cut body fat for those at risk of insulin resistance

6/17/2008
Studies Support Testosterone Supplements for Older Men

Low levels of the hormone could boost death risk, researchers say

6/17/2008
FDA Orders Warning Label on Older Antipsychotics

Drugs increase risk of death among elderly patients with dementia, agency says

6/16/2008
High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood

Study also suggests strong association between chilhood overweight and higher readings

6/13/2008
Omega-3 Foods May Lower Eye Disease Risk

High intake of fatty acid associated with reduction of both early and late AMD

6/12/2008
Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'

Less daytime napping, fewer complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds

6/12/2008
Abnormal Sleep Patterns in Older Men Spell Trouble

Study found those who were outside the norm faced higher mortality rate

6/11/2008
DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer

'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

6/10/2008
Adding Light Eases Behavioral Problems of Dementia

Study found it fixed circadian rhythms, helped with depression, agitation in elderly

6/10/2008
Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar

Increased expenses for chemotherapy may affect treatment decisions, expert says

6/8/2008
Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought

Those 55 to 75 with type 2 disease have same odds for condition, regardless of screening

6/5/2008
Red Wine Compound Helps Heart, May Slow Aging

Resveratrol mimics effects of caloric restriction to extend life spans in mice

6/2/2008
Hodgkin Lymphoma Kids Face Greater Risk of Future Problems

Breast cancer leading cause of death for female survivors; cardiovascular events for males

6/2/2008
Young Hodgkin Survivors Face Later Risk of Second Cancers

Thyroid, breast, non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the most common types, study says

6/2/2008
Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients

Widely prescribed blood-boosters might stimulate malignant cells, hasten death, study says