Misc. Aging News

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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

3/26/2008
Abdominal Fat Boosts Dementia Risk

Potbellies in midlife may flood brain with toxic substances, researcher says

3/26/2008
Older Women Have Harder Time Preserving Muscle Than Men

Key difference appears to be how their bodies react to protein, study says.

3/21/2008
More Seniors Falling Victim to Escalator Injuries

A doubling of accidents in 15-year span may reflect increasingly mobile lifestyles, experts say

3/21/2008
Gene Linked to Form of Parkinson's Disease

Finding could lead to better understanding of the incurable neurological disorder

3/20/2008
Tweaking Insulin Might Help Fight Aging

Studies in worms are shedding new light on the hormone's role in lifespan

3/19/2008
Fosamax Linked to Unusual Femur Fractures

Osteoporosis drug also linked to bone pain and irregular heartbeats in past research

3/18/2008
Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag

Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve

3/18/2008
The Elderly Can Be Candidates for Angioplasty, Stenting

Those 80 and older may not need to be hospitalized, study says

3/18/2008
Balance in Old Age Tied to Brain Changes

Monitoring white matter levels may assist early identification of walking problems

3/17/2008
1 in 5 U.S. Seniors Struggles With Memory Lapses

Some progress to dementia, while others regain their skills, researchers find

3/17/2008
Umbilical Cord Blood Injections Aid Aging Brains

Rat study shows treatment reduced neuroinflammation affecting memory

3/17/2008
Study Finds Potential Cause of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Data could lead to new drugs to check vascular proliferation that is hallmark of eye disease

3/14/2008
Anxiety Helps Elderly Women Live Longer

But stress linked to shorter life for men, study finds

3/13/2008
Survey Finds Many Americans Clueless About Eye Disease

Findings point to need for education, outreach efforts, experts say

3/13/2008
Health Tip: Early-Stage Alzheimer's

How to maintain some independence

3/12/2008
Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts

Caregivers were stressed, ate poorly, study found

3/12/2008
Health Tip: Age Affects the Senses

They become less acute as you get older

3/10/2008
Two Parents With Alzheimer's Raises Child's Risk

Any additional family history boosts odds of getting the disease earlier, study finds

3/7/2008
Memory Loss in Hyperactive State With Alzheimer's

Study suggests brains of patients get stuck in memory-deletion mode

3/6/2008
ACL Tears Worth Fixing in Seniors

Age should not be determining factor for knee repair surgery, study suggests

3/4/2008
Groups Issue New Dementia Drug Guidelines

Review finds little difference in effectiveness of 5 drugs currently available

3/4/2008
Rare Gene Mutation Plays Role in Longevity

Study found it restricts growth factor, leads to shorter stature but longer life

2/28/2008
Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians

Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes

2/28/2008
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Doubles Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Eye disease carries same risk as other circulatory problems, experts say

2/25/2008
More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure

Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

2/25/2008
Antibiotic Use in Dementia Patients Questioned

Benefits are unclear, and resistance to drugs is a worry, study says

2/22/2008
Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers

Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

2/22/2008
Stroke Risk Factors Drain Memory

Cognitive powers decline faster among those who have a higher chance of brain attack

2/21/2008
Daytime Dozing Might Raise Stroke Risk

Sleep apnea could be the connection, experts say

2/20/2008
Surgery Best for Narrowing of Spine

Study says it beat nonsurgical care for painful condition that often accompanies aging

2/20/2008
Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults

Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

2/17/2008
Chemotherapy After Breast Cancer Surgery Effective for Older Women, Too

But many patients aren't getting the lifesaving treatment, research reveals

2/17/2008
Don't Lose Sight of Vision Care, Group Urges

February is 'Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month'

2/15/2008
Unlike Fine Wine, Crabby People Don't Age Well

Seniors who reported more interpersonal conflicts had more health problems, study found

2/14/2008
Older Smokers More Likely to Deny Habit

Findings challenge validity of self-reported tobacco use in research, care

2/14/2008
Single Mutation in Mitochondrial DNA Weakens Heart, Muscles

Changes in tissue similar to effects of aging, report suggests

2/14/2008
Tango Classes Put Parkinson's Patients a Step Ahead

Findings suggest spins, turns of the passionate dance improve mobility, balance

2/11/2008
Disability Stronger Predictor of Longevity Than Disease Is

Centenarian study also found men who lived past 100 were healthier than female peers

2/11/2008
Gene Variations Help Regulate Response to Stress

Adults abused in childhood lack protective changes against depression, U.S. study says

2/10/2008
Spouse's Sickness Bodes Ill for Partner's Health

Stress of hospitalization may pose deadly burden

2/10/2008
Baseline Exam Is Key to Eye Health

Group urges greater screening for early signs of disease during 'Save Your Vision' month

2/7/2008
Health Tip: Pain Isn't a Normal Part of Aging

You don't have to hurt all the time

2/6/2008
Health Tip: Am I Getting Too Old to Drive?

Signs that you shouldn't get behind the wheel

2/5/2008
Bush's Budget Proposal Would Cut Medicare Spending

But FDA budget would rise by almost 6 percent, much of it to oversee food safety

2/4/2008
New Guideline Urges Screening for Fall Risk

Those with poor balance, dementia, vision loss most in peril, group says

2/3/2008
Toll-Free Hotline to Help Seniors Avoid Falls

National outreach to stress importance of physical activities to improve balance