Misc. Aging News

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8/22/2007
Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives

'Landmark' study finds only modest declines, right up through the 80s

8/21/2007
Vaccine Stops Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

In mouse study, it prevented buildup of dangerous tau protein

8/20/2007
Study Puts 1 Alzheimer's Theory in Doubt

Results in mice suggest a key gene might not be to blame, researchers say

8/16/2007
Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention

Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

8/15/2007
Mt. Everest Deadlier for Older Climbers

Experience won't always compensate for flagging stamina, study suggests

8/14/2007
Nursing Home Residents at Highest Heatstroke Risk

They're most vulnerable to die from an attack, French study finds

8/13/2007
Smoking Ups Risk for Age-Linked Vision Loss

It may be prime cause of macular degeneration, study finds

8/13/2007
Stabilizing Eye Pressure Key to Glaucoma Care

Fluctuations point to continuing vision loss, study finds

8/11/2007
Extreme Heat Hits Elderly Harder

Age-linked body changes mean they're much more vulnerable, experts say

8/10/2007
Unhealthy, Alone, Many Older People 'Self-Neglect'

Getting them social services can be a real challenge, experts say

8/10/2007
Medicare Patients Fare Better at Orthopedic Hospitals

Hip, knee replacement outcomes exceed those of general hospital patients, study finds

8/10/2007
Health Tip: Treating a Bedsore

Relieve pressure on the injured area

8/10/2007
Warfarin Trumps Aspirin in Preventing Stroke in Elderly

Incidence of bleeding was also lower than expected, study found

8/9/2007
Stem Cell Trouble Slows Healing of Aging Muscle

Prodding cell signaling might help speed repair, scientists say

8/8/2007
Antihypertension Drugs Help People Over 80

Results were so good that a major trial was stopped early

8/7/2007
Alzheimer's Protein Implicated in Glaucoma

Amyloid-beta appears to destroy retinal cells and may be new treatment target, experts say

8/6/2007
Memory Slow? Drink Some Joe

Older women who consume 3 cups a day have sharper cognitive skills, study says

8/6/2007
Health Tip: Have a Healthy Retirement

Plan ahead to reduce stress

8/6/2007
Maturity Brings Richer Memories

Brain area associated with higher-order thinking is responsible, study finds

8/3/2007
Age 100 No Bar to Hip Replacement

Other factors are more important when deciding on surgery, researchers say

8/2/2007
'Whispering Stroke' Can Cause Lasting Damage

Attacks with mild symptoms are too often ignored, experts say

7/30/2007
Aricept Eases Symptoms of Severe Alzheimer's

Study finds the drug works, just as it does in milder cases

7/30/2007
One-Third of Diabetics Have Sleep Apnea

Older males at especially high risk for nighttime awakenings, study finds

7/30/2007
Arthritis Disability More Likely in Older Blacks, Hispanics

U.S. study suggests lack of health care may be to blame

7/19/2007
Senior Drivers Aren't Unsafe Drivers

Their accident rate is only slightly higher than middle-aged adults, report finds

7/18/2007
Natural Cancer-Fighting Protein May Also Slow Aging

Mice with extra p53 lived longer, even after factoring in cancer deaths, study finds

7/18/2007
Curry Spice Chemical Could Curb Alzheimer's

Findings support prior work suggesting turmeric fights the disease

7/17/2007
Poor Memory Tied to Sleep Woes in Aging Women

Anxieties or early dementia might be to blame, researchers say

7/15/2007
Move Just a Little, Live Longer

You don't have to run marathons to get healthy, experts say

7/12/2007
Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Patients a Growing Problem

More research could help change the situation, experts say

7/11/2007
Uninsured Americans Raise Medicare Expenditures

Once they pass 65, they need more care than the previously insured, study finds

7/10/2007
Nursing Home Residents Don't Get Routine Eye Exams

Two-thirds had no mention of testing in their records, even though most had insurance, study finds

7/9/2007
Cataracts, Macular Degeneration Increase Risk of Death

Study found the link held true until age 75

7/8/2007
Experts Offer Advice to Caregivers of Elderly

Geriatrics Society tip sheet can help family members avoid burnout

7/6/2007
Older Folks Often Ignore Summer Heat Warnings

Pride, cost concerns may play a role, study finds

7/5/2007
Health Tip: Keeping Seniors on Their Feet

Suggestions to prevent falls

7/3/2007
Dulled Sense of Smell Might Predict Alzheimer's

As ability to recognize scent fell, so did thinking ability, study found

6/29/2007
Estrogen May Be Brain-Booster

Monkey study suggests it keeps mental decline at bay

6/28/2007
It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy

Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

6/27/2007
Sharpening Your Wits Could Outwit Alzheimer's

Elderly who enjoy games, reading are much less likely to get the disease, study suggests

6/25/2007
Anti-Bone Loss Drugs Help Prevent Fractures

Another study finds women's estrogen levels affect osteoporosis treatment

6/21/2007
Computerized Medication Box Approved

EMMA system helps caregivers and patients avoid dosing errors

6/21/2007
Health Tip: Responsibilities of Caregivers

Be prepared before you assume the job

6/19/2007
Medicare's Drug Benefit Tough to Navigate

Too often, it's hard to tell if a medication is covered, study finds

6/19/2007
Health Tip: Protect Aging Skin

It's more prone to injury as you get older

6/18/2007
Caring for Grandkids Won't Strain Grandparents' Health

Study even found modest improvements in health over time

6/14/2007
Puzzles May Be a Real Brain-Booster

'Attention-training' tasks appear to hone concentration, study finds

6/14/2007
Elderly Sleep Woes Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

Association held even when depression was not a factor, study found

6/13/2007
Health Care Not Compromised by Multiple Conditions

Study finds care may even improve slightly with each added health problem

6/13/2007
Older Antifungal Still a Good Choice Against Tough Infections

Fluconazole usually performs as well as newer, more expensive drugs, study finds