Misc. Aging News

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Article Title
4/9/2007
Health Tip: Brain Health

Keep your mind sharp as you age

4/6/2007
T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults

Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

4/5/2007
It's Hip to Live Past 100

Staying active, current may be key to centenarian's success, survey finds

4/2/2007
Older Men's Sleep Affects Testosterone Levels

Impact on health remains unclear, scientists say

3/28/2007
Common Gene Defect Raises Stroke Risk

One in four northern Europeans carries the variant, researchers say

3/24/2007
Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk

Doctors need to pay more attention to patients' mental health, study suggests

3/23/2007
More Seniors Suffering Spinal Cord Injury

Falls are a major cause of the increase, U.S. study finds

3/20/2007
More Than 5 Million Americans Now Have Alzheimer's

Finding confirms predictions that the disease could reach epidemic proportions as population ages

3/19/2007
Drug Shields Parkinson's Patients Against Fracture

Risedronate counters inactivity-linked weakening of bone, study finds

3/18/2007
Eating Disorders: A Midlife Crisis for Some Women

More middle-age women are seeking treatment for anorexia and bulimia

3/14/2007
U.S. Faces Shortage of Cancer Doctors: Report

An aging population will put real strain on oncology care, experts say

3/9/2007
Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix

People with the three conditions are 30% more likely to die, study finds

3/8/2007
Weekends Worst Time for Stroke

Short-term death rate was 14% higher than on weekdays, Canadian study finds

3/8/2007
Most American Seniors Live With Chronic Disease

More needs to be done to encourage exercise, healthy eating, CDC report says

3/5/2007
Intimate Partner Abuse Affects Broad Spectrum of Ages

Study finds 4% of women aged 65 and older reported mistreatment within past 5 years

3/1/2007
Disaster Victims Need Help Taking Pills as Prescribed

Hurricane Katrina evacuees faced medication shortages, study found

3/1/2007
2/28/2007
Pilot Study Questions Wisdom of Mandatory Retirement

Crewmen over 60 performed better, not worse, with time, study found

2/24/2007
Experts Offer Dos and Don'ts of Walk-In Clinic Care

Geriatrics Society puts out checklist on using these retail medical centers

2/20/2007
'Off-Pump' Bypass Won't Prevent Post-Op Mental Decline

Cognition levels were similar to patients who'd used heart-lung machine, study found

2/20/2007
'Plasma' Technique a New Wrinkle-Fighter

Device improves appearance with faster healing time, study suggests

2/19/2007
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

2/18/2007
Ageless Fatherhood? Maybe Not

A man's biological clock ticks, too, researchers are discovering

2/16/2007
Older Patients Shouldn't Delay Spinal Surgery: Study

Complication risks rise substantially after age 69, experts say

2/15/2007
Religious Faith May Speed Stroke Recovery

Belief, sense of community may improve coping skills, researchers say

2/13/2007
Illness Linked to Eye Trouble Costs Medicare Billions

Rates of depression, injury rise as eyesight declines, study finds

2/11/2007
Experts Offer Free Back Pain Advice Feb. 15

Hotline focuses on preventing, easing pain in middle age

2/10/2007
Age Brings More Fat, Less Muscle

And all that extra fat can spur disease, researchers say

2/9/2007
Niacin Molecule Blockers Might Help Slow Aging

Such drugs could switch on enzymes that boost health, scientists say

2/6/2007
Power-Boosting Protein in Muscle Declines With Age

That's why even fit older people may need to work harder to stay slim, study says

2/6/2007
Loneliness Could Boost Alzheimer's Risk

The exact link remains unclear, researchers say

1/31/2007
Health Tip: Postpone Alzheimer's?

Activities that may delay its onset

1/31/2007
Exercise Has No Impact on Knee Osteoarthritis

Affected older people can safely keep active, study confirms

1/30/2007
Brain Stents Could Give Aging Minds a Boost

Better blood flow appears to improve mental function, research shows

1/26/2007
Acupressure May Help Dementia Patients

Small trial suggests it eases illness-linked agitation

1/26/2007
'Couch Potato' Lifestyle Helps Drive Diabetes

Lack of exercise ups the risk for the disease, study finds

1/25/2007
Looking for a Longer Life? Win a Nobel Prize

Study finds laureates gain almost 2 years time, not to mention the lofty social status

1/23/2007
Active Minds May Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Mouse study shows first biological evidence for the theory

1/23/2007
Bone Fracture a Real Danger for Older Men

One fracture triples their odds for a second fracture, new study shows

1/23/2007
Repeat Bone Density Scans Not as Useful as Thought

Their ability to predict fractures in postmenopausal women is questionable, study finds

1/22/2007
Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety

Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

1/21/2007
The Rewards and Demands of Caring for an Aging Parent

While the challenge can be daunting, the payoff can be great, experts say

1/19/2007
Folic Acid Boosts Cognition in Older Adults

Study finding is latest word in debate over the nutrient's merits

1/17/2007
The Good, the Bad and the Furry

The emotional benefits of pet ownership can be significant, experts say

1/15/2007
Study Debunks Sedative's Link to Hip Fractures in Elderly

State controls on benzodiazepine use did not alter injury rates, researchers find

1/15/2007
Growth Hormone No 'Magic Bullet' for Aging

Its side effects can be dangerous, researchers say

1/12/2007
Prostate Surgery Is Viable Option for Older Men

No need to withhold the choice for patients in their 70s, research suggests

1/12/2007
Outcomes Improve for Pancreatic Surgery Patients Over 65

New techniques, earlier detection point to better quality of life, study says

1/12/2007
End-of-Life Caregiving Is Rewarding But Challenging

And the task typically falls to relatives, survey finds

1/11/2007
Health Tip: Low Testosterone in Men

Low sex drive is a common symptom