Misc. Aging News

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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

1/31/2008
Medicare's Drug Program Enrollment Up, Costs Down

Agency is enthused about Part D's success, but critics say problems remain

1/30/2008
Middle Age a Low Point for Most

Study found age 44 marked the peak of depression for people around the globe

1/28/2008
Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Active people biologically younger than couch potato set, British study suggests

1/28/2008
Diabetes Rates Continue to Soar

Trend will lead to health and economic trouble for U.S., report says

1/28/2008
Mouse Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Developed

Researchers say it will allow for testing of new drugs for vision-robbing disease

1/25/2008
Vitamin E, Lutein May Fight Cataracts

A randomized trial is needed to confirm the findings, experts say

1/25/2008
Geriatrician Care Guards Against Risk of Inappropriate Meds

National study found it lowered chances of being prescribed wrong drug or dosage

1/25/2008
Doctors Review End-of-Life Care Guidelines

Pain, shortness of breath, depression need intervention for all with serious illness

1/24/2008
Driving Skills Decline Among People With Early Alzheimer's

Those with mild dementia had more crashes, almost 4 times more likely to fail road tests

1/22/2008
Lack of Vitamin E Linked to Physical Decline

Age, but not other vitamins, also associated with poor physical function

1/21/2008
Exercise Program Eases Arthritis

Even 6 months later, improvements in pain and fatigue still evident, study finds

1/21/2008
Dinosaurs Had Teen Pregnancies, Too

Findings show that, like humans, they reached sexual maturity early to improve odds of survival

1/18/2008
Older Surgical Patients Face Greater Risk of Cognitive Problems

They're also more apt to die within a year, but education had protective effect, study found

1/17/2008
Latest Study Says Statins Don't Slow Alzheimer's

Final answer may depend on outcomes of ongoing clinical trials, expert says

1/16/2008
Vitamin D May Curb Falls in High-Risk Older Women

Supplementation tied to a 23% reduced risk of falling in winter, spring

1/14/2008
Depression, Obesity Coexist in Many Middle-Aged Women

Those 40 to 65 twice as likely to find either symptom fuels the other, study suggests

1/8/2008
Small Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Longevity

Not smoking, exercising, moderate drinking, eating veggies could add 14 years, study says

1/7/2008
Health Tip: Stay Safe on the Stairs

A common place for seniors to fall

1/4/2008
Fingers Point to Risk for Arthritic Knees

If index finger is shorter than ring finger you might be in trouble, study suggests

1/4/2008
46 Million Americans Suffer From Arthritis

By 2030, 40% of U.S. adults will have the condition, experts say

1/3/2008
Exercise Eases Some Menopause Symptoms

It lowers stress and depression, even though it doesn't impact on hot flashes, study finds

1/2/2008
Testosterone Supplements Provide Little Benefit

Older men can lose body fat, but treatment won't boost strength or mental powers, study finds

12/31/2007
Seasonal Safety Tips for Older Adults

Some seniors have a hard time coping with winter's chill, experts warn

12/28/2007
Brain Turns to Positive Thoughts When Faced With Death

Unconscious response points to 'psychological immune system,' study suggests

12/27/2007
Uninsured Benefit Once They Are Covered by Medicare

Study finds substantial improvement in a number of health conditions

12/26/2007
Food Pyramid for Older Adults Gets an Update

Added emphasis on physical activity joins USDA guidance on nutrition and healthy weight

12/24/2007
Scientists Marvel at Santa's Stamina

As another Christmas Day approaches, they speculate how he jolly well does it

12/22/2007
Maintaining Routine Can Chase Holiday Blues Away

The season is stressful, but simple steps can help you cope

12/20/2007
Mental Decline Faster in Brain-Injured Vietnam Vets

Findings could have implications for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, experts say

12/19/2007
Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain

Even moderate exercise helps ward off dementia, study shows

12/18/2007
Bone Density Tests Do Predict Women's Fracture Risk

Largest, longest study ever supports screening and prevention of osteoporosis