Misc. Aging News

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6/10/2007
Better Education Spurs Alzheimer's Patients to Try Risky Treatments

The more they know about their disease, the more open they are to possible side effects, study shows

6/10/2007
100 Million Worldwide May Have Alzheimer's by 2050

40% of patients will require high-level care, researchers add

6/8/2007
Health Tip: Seniors, Listen to Your Bodies

How to know if you've done too much

6/7/2007
New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases

Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

6/5/2007
Antipsychotic Drugs Raise Death Rates in Elderly

Medications often used to treat dementia-linked behavioral problems

5/30/2007
Weight Training May Be Muscles' 'Fountain of Youth'

Genetic tests shows it reverses aging process in elderly tissues

5/30/2007
Parkinson's Linked to Pesticides, Head Trauma

More exposure means a higher likelihood of the motor illness, research shows

5/29/2007
Health Tip: Swim, Swim, Swim

It's a great form of low-impact exercise

5/25/2007
Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care

Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

5/24/2007
Vitamin A Lotion May Be Wrinkle-Fighter

Skin-building compounds enhanced by retinol use in weekly treatments, study says

5/23/2007
Botox Could Treat Enlarged Prostate

It relieves symptoms and shrinks oversized gland, study shows

5/23/2007
New Brain Cells Keep Aging Minds Young

Research suggests an ongoing 'plasticity' far beyond youth

5/22/2007
Keeping Weight Off in Youth Pays Off in Old Age

Elderly fared better if they'd been trim at 25, 50 years of age, study found

5/21/2007
Light Drinking May Keep Dementia at Bay

Less than a drink a day slows cognitive decline, study suggests

5/21/2007
Female Urinary Incontinence Surgeries Go Head-to-Head

Trial finds 'sling' procedure gives better results, but has higher complication rate

5/14/2007
Health Tip: When Seniors Shouldn't Live Alone

What approach should a relative or friend take?

5/9/2007
EEG Works at Spotting Early Alzheimer's

Brain activity monitoring achieved up to 85% accuracy, study found

5/9/2007
Dutch Euthanasia Rates Steady After Legalization

Move hasn't led to ongoing rise in cases, experts note

5/7/2007
Statins Could Cut Lung Cancer Risk

But promising findings need to be replicated elsewhere, experts say

5/7/2007
Scans Spot Early Alzheimer's in Memory-Deficient Patients

Brain imaging agent highlights build-up of plaque that's a signature of the disease

5/6/2007
Certain ACE Inhibitors Cut Elderly Dementia Risk

Drugs able to cross blood-brain barrier cut mental decline by 50%, study found

5/4/2007
Diesel Exhaust Impairs Blood Flow to Marrow

Elderly most affected by exposure to the pollutant, researchers say

5/4/2007
Higher White Blood Cell Count May Boost Death Risk

45-year study shows a link, especially with heart disease

5/3/2007
Strategy Could Put Brakes on Alzheimer's

In mice, lowering levels of a brain protein kept memory alert

5/2/2007
'Healthy Bones' Shot Could Cut Women's Fracture Risk

Once-a-year injection might replace pills, study suggests

5/2/2007
Drinking Alcohol Shrinks the Brain

Even moderate consumption reduced brain volume, study found

5/2/2007
Why Calorie Restriction Might Prolong Life

Study revolves around gene that controls response to dietary restrictions

5/1/2007
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Risk for Alzheimer's

Dementia 30% more common in those with long exposures, researchers say

5/1/2007
High Calcium, Vitamin D Intake May Harm Aging Brain

Rising levels were associated with larger brain lesions, study found

4/27/2007
U.S. Arthritis Numbers, Costs Soaring

One in five adults is now affected, costing $81 billion annually, report finds

4/26/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Help Aging Brain

Major 10-year study of older women shows no differences

4/24/2007
Genes May Predict Elderly Blindness Risk

Two mutations boost the odds for severe macular degeneration, study finds

4/24/2007
Emergency Care Lacking for Patients Over 90

Too often, doctors don't provide recommended heart attack treatments, study finds

4/23/2007
Migraines May Boost Memory

Unexpected finding shows sufferers' recall less prone to decline

4/23/2007
Depression Can Increase Diabetes Risk

Poor mood may lead to less exercise, worsening diet, researchers suspect

4/23/2007
Elderly Need to Watch Vitamin D Levels

Too little from sun or food could boost risk for disability, study finds

4/20/2007
Brain Structure Changes Before Memory Loss: Study

Scans reveal makeup altered about 4 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment

4/20/2007
Health Tip: When the Elderly Should Stop Driving

How to discuss the issue with a loved one

4/16/2007
Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

4/16/2007
Dementia Care Costs Worldwide Reach $315 Billion

Aging populations will drive the number higher, underscoring need for more research into the disease

4/11/2007
Radiation Therapy Benefits Elderly Brain Cancer Patients

Finding underscores the need for more research of diseases that will affect an aging population

4/10/2007
Fish Oils Delay Cognitive Decline, Studies Find

Omega-3 fatty acids also protected against loss of verbal fluency

4/9/2007
Diabetes May Lead to Precursor of Alzheimer's

Consequences could be huge, given the epidemic of the blood-sugar disease

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