Misc. Aging News

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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

5/29/2008
Active Social Life Helps Keep Aging Mind Sharp

Another study finds institutionalization especially common after the death of a spouse

5/27/2008
Antipsychotics Dangerous for Elderly With Dementia

Study finds those on drugs more likely to wind up in hospital or die

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