Misc. Aging News

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11/12/2007
Long-Term Beta Carotene Use May Protect Against Dementia

A beneficial effect was found after at least 15 years, study says

11/9/2007
Older Adults No More Distractible Than Younger Set

Brain's ability to engage multisensory attention remains intact, study says

11/9/2007
Severe Urinary Problems Boost Death Risk in Older Men

Those over 45 face an almost 24-fold increase in mortality, study says

11/8/2007
Sticking With Meds Lowers Elderly Fracture Risk

Skipping osteoporosis drugs is top risk factor for injury, study finds

11/7/2007
Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension

Drawing on their beliefs helped them stick to medication regimen, study finds

11/6/2007
Blood Pressure, Heartbeat Problems Aggravate Alzheimer's

Treating vascular conditions might lessen memory loss, study suggests

11/1/2007
Medicare Drug Plan Cost $32 Billion in 2006

Seniors filled 158 million more prescriptions after program's launch, study found

10/31/2007
Stem Cells Restore Memory in Mice

Experiments point to ways to treat injury, stroke and even Alzheimer's, experts say

10/30/2007
Younger Veterans at Greater Suicide Risk

Study also found that post-traumatic stress disorder had a 'protective' effect

10/29/2007
Zinc Helps Elderly Ward Off Pneumonia

Nursing home study finds it can prevent or shorten the illness

10/29/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Death Rate Unchanged

Underlying inflammation may affect heart despite symptom relief, experts say

10/26/2007
Older Women Gain From Good Post-Fracture Care

An osteoporosis management program keeps patients, doctors connected, study finds

10/23/2007
Dementia in More Educated Hits Later But Harder

More schooling delayed disease onset, but decline was more rapid afterward, study finds

10/22/2007
Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

10/22/2007
Most Elderly Don't Get Good Medical Care: Study

Review of 100,000 California seniors finds too few health tests

10/21/2007
Best Breast-Cancer Care Eludes Older Women

Research highlights need to individualize treatment

10/18/2007
Tooth Troubles Could Raise Dementia Risk

Fewer teeth in old age linked to mental woes, study finds

10/16/2007
Initial Colonoscopy Key to Cancer Detection

It's more valuable than follow-up screenings, study finds

10/15/2007
Blood Test Might Spot Alzheimer's Early

18 proteins ID at-risk patients years before clinical diagnosis, scientists say

10/11/2007
Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey

Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

10/10/2007
Tea Helps Toughen Older Women's Hips

Those who drink it daily lose less bone, study finds

10/8/2007
Inflammatory Substance May Boost Eye Trouble

C-reactive protein raises odds of age-related macular degeneration, experts say

10/5/2007
Heart-Healthy Workouts Help Knees, Too

They help ward off osteoarthritis, study suggests

10/5/2007
Thalidomide Improves Outcomes for Older Myeloma Patients

Adding the drug to standard chemo boosted survival, study found

10/3/2007
Alzheimer's Drug Won't Ease Patients' Agitation

But Aricept may help stave off cognitive decline, researchers say

10/3/2007
Flu Vaccine Does Protect Older People

It cuts rates of hospitalizations and deaths, study finds

10/2/2007
Obesity Driving Rising U.S. Health Costs

Americans outspend Europeans when it comes to chronic disease care, study finds

10/1/2007
Conscientious People Less Prone to Alzheimer's

Living up to your responsibilities may protect brain, study suggests

10/1/2007
Medicare Offers Smallest Rise in Premiums in 6 Years

Deductibles will climb, too, however

9/25/2007
Brain Activity Might Point to Early Alzheimer's

In future, quick diagnoses should mean better treatment, experts say

9/25/2007
Study Questions Flu Shot's Value for Older People

Most trials don't even include people over 70, researchers note

9/21/2007
Post-Knee Replacement Physio Helps in Short Term

But gains in flexibility, quality of life don't last, data suggests

9/20/2007
Researchers Pinpoint Link Between Caloric Restriction and Longevity

When under stress, two genes within mitochondria guard against cell death

9/19/2007
Obesity Won't Affect Seniors' Memory

It is tied to increased Alzheimer's risk, however, researchers say

9/18/2007
Once-a-Year Bone Drug Lowers Fracture Risk

Reclast even caused death rate to fall in older users, study finds

9/17/2007
Depression Pushes Middle-Aged Workers to Retire

Study finds it's often a key factor in the decision

9/13/2007
1 in 4 Men Over 30 Has Low Testosterone

But symptoms linked to low levels are much rarer, study finds

9/12/2007
Veggies Might Ward Off Age-Linked Vision Woes

Two nutrients protect against macular degeneration, study finds

9/11/2007
U.S. Health Initiative Targets Aging Hispanics

They're especially vulnerable to diabetes but often lack care, experts say

9/11/2007
Medicare Spending Caps Cause Seniors to Stop Meds

In many cases, patients never take these important medications again, study finds

9/10/2007
Mediterranean Diet May Boost Alzheimer's Survival

Patients eating most greens, grains, olive oil lived 4 years longer, study found

9/10/2007
Vitamin D Supplements May Lengthen Life

They could fight cancer, heart disease, researchers say

9/10/2007
Antidepressant as Good as Antipsychotics for Dementia

Study finds fewer side effects for Alzheimer's patients prone to hallucinations, delusions

9/8/2007
Poor Senior Vision Often a Window on Disease

Geriatrics Society urges older adults to monitor eyesight carefully

9/6/2007
Counseling Boosts Alzheimer's Caregivers' Health

Spouse study finds it brings the patient real benefit, too

9/5/2007
High Co-Pays Cause Seniors to Go Without Meds

Steep fees lead to tough choices for older Americans, researchers find

8/31/2007
Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters

Medicines, contacts just part of emergency package necessary for survival, group says

8/24/2007
Gene Tied to Post-Op Delirium in Elderly

APOE e4 variant has also been linked to Alzheimer's, researchers note

8/23/2007
Daily Calcium Does Protect Bone

Study finds it reduces fracture rate for those over 50

8/23/2007
Advanced Age No Bar to Liver Transplant

Patients over 70 did as well as those in their 50s, study found