Misc. Aging News

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9/22/2016
Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

9/15/2016
Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans

Rates accelerate especially after age 90, study finds, but hearing aids underused

9/14/2016
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

9/12/2016
Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

9/1/2016
1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80

Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

8/29/2016
People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

8/29/2016
Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

8/24/2016
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

8/22/2016
Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

8/19/2016
Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

8/16/2016
The family age connection

The longer your parents live, the more likely you are to live to a ripe old age, new study finds.

8/10/2016
Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

8/10/2016
For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability

And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

8/9/2016
Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care

Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

8/4/2016
FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury

How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

8/3/2016
Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability

But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

8/3/2016
Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

8/1/2016
Age-Related Declines Evident Before 60

Study suggests strength, endurance regimens should start sooner rather than later

7/28/2016
Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

7/28/2016
Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up

7/27/2016
Exercise and Mortality

How dangerous is it really to be a couch potato?

7/27/2016
Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes

Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

7/26/2016
Menopause Hastens Aging, Studies Suggest

Researchers found it boosted cellular aging by an average of 6 percent

7/25/2016
Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

7/25/2016
People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

7/21/2016
Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

7/19/2016
Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

7/19/2016
Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

What you can do to remain upright

7/18/2016
Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study

Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say

7/13/2016
Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss

Older people and those who delay regular check-ups have more unnoticed changes, study finds

7/12/2016
Pedal Away From Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds biking may help adults avoid the blood sugar disorder

7/12/2016
More Older Americans Cared for at Home

But this takes a toll on family members, researchers say

7/5/2016
Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life

High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier

7/1/2016
U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, report predicts

6/30/2016
Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

6/30/2016
Why Some Seniors Don't Take Their Meds

Age, failing memory play a role, but gender might matter, too, study finds

6/30/2016
FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

6/27/2016
Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick

Study found it was associated with less physical disability among women

6/23/2016
Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging

Lots of this dietary nutrient can keep you healthy, functioning, study suggests

6/20/2016
Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement

Survey also found many will change careers late in the game

6/20/2016
Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

6/17/2016
Aging May Blunt Some of Exercise's Benefits

But, that's no excuse for seniors to abandon healthy habits

6/16/2016
Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision?

Here are classic warning signs

6/15/2016
Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors

Start slow and take it easy

6/14/2016
Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span

Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults

6/13/2016
Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

6/13/2016
Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

6/10/2016
Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes

Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

6/9/2016
Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent