Misc. Aging News

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1/9/2007
Folic Acid May Slow Age-Related Hearing Loss

However, the benefit seen in a study isn't significant, experts say

1/9/2007
Lifestyle, Genes Join to Boost Risk for Blindness in Elderly

Smoking, obesity among modifiable factors linked to age-related macular degeneration

1/9/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Wrinkles

Help keep your skin young and healthy

1/9/2007
Higher Folate Levels May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Association, while modest, is linked to lower levels of amino acid homocysteine in blood

1/2/2007
Uric Acid Blood Check a Marker for Dementia

Simple test spots cognitive decline, researchers say

1/1/2007
New Year, New Goal to Get Healthy

Experts offer tips on keeping that get-fit resolution

1/1/2007
Resolve to Exercise Your Brain

10 steps will help you stay sharp as you age, experts say

12/29/2006
Gene-Altered Mouse a Boon to Rheumatoid Arthritis Research

Animal model closely mirrors disease progression in humans, experts say

12/27/2006
Balance Training Better Than Tai-Chi for Older Adults

Increased mobility may also cut risk of falls, study finds

12/26/2006
Stroke Incidence Has Declined for 50 Years

But, 30-day mortality rate has decreased significantly only for men, study finds

12/26/2006
Longevity Gene Also Keeps the Mind Sharp

It acts on HDL cholesterol in the blood, study finds

12/25/2006
Keep a Close Watch on Those Holiday Blues

Depression in older relatives just as treatable as any other form, expert says

12/22/2006
Stem Cell Loss in Aging Brain May Bring Poorer Memory

Rat study also suggests new treatments for Alzheimer's, experts say

12/21/2006
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Dementia

It's more than just memory loss

12/20/2006
Invega Approved for Schizophrenia

But drug shouldn't be given to some elderly patients

12/19/2006
Brain-Training Keeps Age-Linked Mental Decline at Bay

'Cognitive intervention' helps healthy seniors stay sharp, study suggests

12/12/2006
Many at High Risk Don't Get Flu Shot

Getting the word out to vulnerable groups is key, survey finds

12/12/2006
Protein 'Fingerprint' Could Spot Alzheimer's in Living Patients

Right now, a true diagnosis comes only after death, researchers note

12/12/2006
Height Loss in Older Men Tied to Heart, Death Risks

Shrinking 3 centimeters or more may trigger bone loss that increases chance of illness, study suggests

12/8/2006
Restricting Calories Boosts the Immune System

And that may be a key to a longer life, study with monkeys suggests

12/7/2006
NSAID Use May Hinder Vaccine Effectiveness

Study finds production of antibodies compromised, especially in elderly

12/6/2006
Cats Can Get Alzheimer's: Study

Watching the disease's progress in felines could help humans, experts say

12/1/2006
Private Plans Boost Medicare Spending

Medicare Advantage cost the agency an extra $5.2 billion in 2005, research shows

11/27/2006
Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Normal Aging of Breast Tissue

As milk ducts regress, malignancy risk fades, study finds

11/27/2006
Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise

How much should you do?

11/24/2006
Uneven Leg Length May Boost Arthritis Risk

Condition is more frequent when one leg is slightly longer than the other, study finds

11/21/2006
Counseling Helps Dementia Caregivers and Patients Alike

Studies found quality-of-life improvements when assistance was given

11/20/2006
Living to Be 100 May Depend on Mom

The younger your mother, the better your odds of extreme longevity, study finds

11/17/2006
Exercise Key to Seniors' Independence: Study

Even moderate workouts kept elderly walking on their own

11/16/2006
Occupational Therapy Helps Those With Dementia

Improvement was seen in both patients and their caregivers, study says

11/15/2006
10% of Americans Struggle With Chronic Pain

And one in four adults suffered a daylong bout of pain in past month, report found

11/14/2006
Arm Workouts Get Heart Patients' Legs Moving

Table-top exercise can help those with arterial disease, study finds

11/13/2006
Pharmacy Program Helps Elderly Take Their Meds

Compliance rates rose from 61 percent to 96 percent, study found

11/12/2006
Study Highlights Older Women's Bone Risk

Depression, lowered bone density boost odds for fracture

11/7/2006
Jet Lag Shortens Life Span of Older Mice

Sleep interruptions may pose health risks for humans, too

11/2/2006
Lowering Body Temperature Extends Life Spans of Mice

Results were attained without dietary restriction, but some question study's conclusions

11/1/2006
Exercise Could Lower Age-Linked Eye Disease Risk

More active types had fewer cases of severe age-related macular degeneration, study found

10/29/2006
Falls Spell Health Danger for Elderly

But simple steps can keep fractures at bay, experts say

10/27/2006
Curry Ingredient May Help Fight Alzheimer's

Curcumin spurs immune cells to 'eat up' brain plaques, early study shows

10/27/2006
Proper Care Prevents Deep Vein Clots in Elderly

These leg clots can move to the lung and prove fatal, experts say

10/26/2006
Cold Virus Might Harm Long-Term Memory

Nervous system infection by a family of pathogens may 'chip away' at cognition, researchers say

10/24/2006
Testosterone Could Keep Older Men From Falls

Low level of the hormone raised falling risk by 40%, study found

10/23/2006
Vegetables May Boost Brain Power in Older Adults

Study found leafy, green veggies, but not fruits, slowed cognitive decline

10/18/2006
Trendy Hormone Treatments No Passage to Graceful Aging

They did little to improve quality of life, study of seniors finds

10/18/2006
Marijuana-Like Compound May Slow Alzheimer's

And the club drug Ecstasy is giving scientists clues to Parkinson's disease

10/18/2006
Older Women Not Getting Proper Breast Cancer Treatment

Study cites need for better diagnoses and use of therapies

10/17/2006
Obesity Boosts Complications From Sleep Apnea Surgery

Other risk factors include more severe disease, concurrent surgeries, study finds

10/13/2006
You Can't Burn Too Much Energy

Research disproves theory that physical activity may actually decrease lifespan

10/13/2006
Prozac May Protect Against Osteoporosis

The depression drug boosted bone mass in animal study

10/13/2006
Arthritis Self-Care May Not Work

Programs lessen anxiety but not symptoms, study finds