Misc. Aging News

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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

12/18/2007
Lack of Strong Thirst Signals Leads Elderly to Drink Too Little

Finding could explain why older people are prone to dehydration during heat waves

12/15/2007
A Little Help Can Boost Holiday Joy for Elderly

Loved ones can assist them to overcome issues of frailty or mental health, experts say

12/11/2007
Home-Based Senior Care Program Has Limited Benefits

Overhaul of Medicare financing system may be needed, experts say

12/5/2007
Aging Brains Get Out of Sync

'Senior moments' typical in later years, study suggests

12/4/2007
Fitness, Not Fatness, Predicts a Longer Life

People in good shape tend to outlive folks who aren't, study finds

12/4/2007
3 Common Drugs Trigger Most ER Visits by Seniors

Warfarin, insulin and digoxin account for a third of drug-related ER trips, study says

11/30/2007
High Blood Pressure Could Exacerbate Alzheimer's

Slowed blood flow to the brain may be to blame, MRI study shows

11/29/2007
Gene Tweak Reverses Aging in Mouse Skin Cells

It's a long way from this to a human 'fountain of youth,' however

11/29/2007
Progesterone Won't Shield Women Against Alzheimer's

Mouse study shows no benefit for the female hormone

11/28/2007
Novel Compounds May Battle Diseases of Aging

Rodent trials suggest they could protect against type 2 diabetes

11/27/2007
Criteria Predict Women's 5-Year Risk for Fracture

11-point model spots those who may need bone-strengthening therapies, experts say

11/27/2007
'High-Trauma' Fractures Tied to Weak Bones

Bone-strengthening therapies could prevent these accident-linked injuries, research shows

11/27/2007
Low Testosterone Might Shorten Men's Lives

Study finds it's linked to higher death risk, but replacing the hormone may not help, experts say

11/23/2007
Sleep Problems Plague the Older Set

But they don't have to be an inherent part of aging, experts say

11/21/2007
Aging Isn't About Slowing Down, Experts Say

A new program counters idea that seniors are by nature sedentary

11/16/2007
Older Patients Can Do Well With Kidney Transplant

Matching those over 60 with appropriate donor organs could ease wait times, experts say

11/15/2007
Fish, Fruits, Veggies May Cut Dementia Risk

Regular consumption of these foods lowered odds up to 60%, study found

11/15/2007
Older Hypertension Patients Less Likely to Get Lifestyle Advice

Doctors more often tell younger people to change diet, get more exercise, study found

11/14/2007
Blacks, Hispanics Live Longer With Alzheimer's

Reason for their added survival remains unclear, scientists say

11/14/2007
A Full and Long Life, Despite Diabetes

It's all about attitude, say seniors first diagnosed in childhood

11/12/2007
Eyeglasses Upgrade Helps Elderly Battle Depression

Simple intervention boosted vision, eased depressive symptoms, study found

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