Misc. Aging News

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5/21/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly

But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

5/21/2008
Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family

Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

5/17/2008
Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression in Older Adults

Poor levels also cause increase in serum parathyroid hormone readings, study says

5/15/2008
Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls

After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

5/15/2008
CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60

ZOSTAVAX could prevent two thirds of shingles cases, expert says

5/12/2008
Decoding Muscle Stem Cell Development

Nutrient restriction triggers pathway involved with life span, study finds

5/9/2008
Demanding Jobs May Pay Cognitive Dividends in Retirement

Intellectual demands reap mental benefits regardless of age or education, study finds

5/9/2008
Group B Strep Down Among Newborns, Up Among Adults

Study calls vaccination trials for mothers, new treatments for elderly a priority

5/9/2008
Flavonoids May Help Treat Alzheimer's

Compounds found in fruits and vegetables reduced brain plaques in mouse experiments

5/7/2008
Electronic Pillbox Helps Seniors Stick to Drug Regimens

Study found fewer doses were missed, more doses taken on time

5/7/2008
Quarter of Disabled Seniors Use Risky Medications

Drugs regarded as ineffective or posing high risk of side effects, analysis finds

5/7/2008
Health Tip: Good Shoes Can Prevent Falls

Footwear safety for seniors

5/7/2008
Several Therapies Show Promise for Vascular Depression

Found in patients over 60, condition associated with loss of blood supply to the brain

5/1/2008
Napping Habits Tied to Sleep Disorders

Older adults battling illnesses more likely to make up lost slumber during day

5/1/2008
Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors May Be Gender-Specific

French study finds depression, stroke key factors in progression toward dementia

4/30/2008
Experimental Drug Eases Symptoms of Mild Alzheimer's

Tarenflurbil lessened decline in functional ability, British study concludes

4/28/2008
Health Tip: Wear and Tear on the Knees

How to minimize damage and discomfort

4/27/2008
Elderly More Likely to Battle Sleep Disorders

Meds they take, changes in biological clock put many at risk for serious disease

4/25/2008
When It Comes to Memory, It's All About Location

Proteasomes that control protein levels could key future treatments for Alzheimer's

4/23/2008
Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble

High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

4/22/2008
Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Pneumonia in Elderly

Mechanism unclear, but nursing home study says risk greatest week after meds begin

4/22/2008
Number of U.S. General Surgeons in Decline

AMA data shows gains for women, but rural areas suffer as students choose specialty fields

4/22/2008
Seniors No Strangers to Happiness

Older Americans are quite satisfied, while Baby Boomers are the least content, survey shows

4/22/2008
Disparities in Life Expectancy Increasing

The poorest are dying even sooner than before, report shows

4/21/2008
Mammograms Still a Good Idea for Elderly Women

Study finds it reduces risk of being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer

4/17/2008
Common Medications May Harm Memory in Older People

Those on anticholinergic drugs had sharper declines in thinking skills, study finds

4/16/2008
Men More Likely to Develop Cognitive Problems

They face greater risk of losing memory and thinking skills, study finds

4/16/2008
Exercise Could Cut Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

It may produce chemicals that protect the brain, study suggests

4/16/2008
High Doses of Vitamin E Lengthen Lives of Alzheimer's Patients

Study found those who took 2,000 IUs a day lived 26% longer

4/15/2008
Sleep Disorder Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions

Rapid eye movement disorder can involve anxiety, low attention levels and Parkinson's

4/15/2008
Most Early-Onset Dementia Not Alzheimer's

Other neurodegenerative, autoimmune diseases are more often cause, study finds

4/15/2008
Heart Failure Drugs Linked to Hip Bone Loss in Older Men

Loop diuretics more than double risk for fractures, study finds

4/14/2008
Detecting, Diagnosing Breast Cancers

Studies evaluate importance of imaging devices in prognosis, treatment of disease

4/9/2008
Aerobic Exercise Keeps You Young

British study found it shaved 10 to 12 years off biological age

4/9/2008
Diabetes in Middle Age Raises Alzheimer's Risk

Researchers speculate that insulin problems could damage blood vessels in the brain

4/9/2008
Caffeine May Block High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

Its ability to stabilize blood-brain barrier may play role in neurological therapies

4/9/2008
Raloxifene Safe for Women With Decreased Kidney Function

Osteoporosis drug promoted bone density, reduction in fractures, study finds

4/7/2008
Depression and Alzheimer's Risk Linked

But exact nature of the association isn't clear, study finds

4/7/2008
Testosterone Therapy May Reduce Bone Loss in Older Men

But long-term effects of the hormone treatment aren't known, researchers say

4/6/2008
One-Third of Dementia Cases Linked to Small Blood Vessel Damage

Findings back control of hypertension, diabetes that may contribute to cumulative effects

4/6/2008
Painkillers Boost Muscle Mass Among Weight-Training Elderly

Daily dose of ibuprofen, acetaminophen upped growth by 40% to 60%, study found

4/5/2008
Age-Related Eye Disease on the Increase

Women face twice the risk of losing sight that men do during senior years

4/4/2008
Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly

9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

4/4/2008
Seniors Avoid ER at Start of Month

Researcher suggests they might want to avoid theft of Social Security checks

4/2/2008
Antipsychotic Drugs of Little Benefit to Alzheimer's Patients

They offered some relief, but results were not statistically significant

4/2/2008
4/1/2008
Study Finds Older Corneas Suitable for Transplantation

Tissue from people up to 75 had similar survival rates to that from younger donors

3/31/2008
Elderly Can Benefit From High Blood Pressure Treatment

Lowering pressure significantly reduces risk of stroke and heart failure for those over 80, study finds

3/28/2008
Poor Sense of Smell May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's

Those with lowest odor identification scores had 5 times greater risk, study finds

3/27/2008
Most Older Americans Living Longer and Better

But problems persist, such as disparities among races, report finds