Misc. Aging News

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7/17/2006
Age No Barrier to Heart Valve Surgery

New findings show the procedure is now much safer for elderly patients

7/17/2006
Drug Slows Pre-Alzheimer's Brain Shrinkage

But Aricept's effects were minor, and the disease will progress, researchers say

7/17/2006
Researchers Map Out Early Steps to Alzheimer's

After memory loss, decision and attention next affected, they say

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/16/2006
Global Bill for Alzheimer's Nears Quarter-Trillion Dollars

Costs could overwhelm nations' health-care systems, experts say

7/14/2006
Epilepsy Can Be Subtle for Seniors

Brief 'spaced-out' episodes may be minor seizures, experts say

7/13/2006
Living Alone Boosts Heart Risk

Solitary seniors, especially, had much greater odds of heart attack, study found

7/13/2006
High Humidity May Be Linked to Heart-Attack Risk

But researchers say the findings are far from definitive

7/12/2006
Melanoma Education Protects Patients' Siblings

Brothers, sisters of people with skin cancer are at much higher odds for the disease, experts say

7/11/2006
Any Level of Physical Activity Helps Prolong Life

Going to the gym or running errands, it's all heart-healthy, study finds

7/11/2006
Lack of Personal Assistance Workers Could Threaten Elderly

America's aging population may run out of in-home help, study warns

7/10/2006
Performance Measures May Lead to Overuse of Antibiotics

One in five elderly patients gets the drugs before pneumonia diagnosis, study suggests

7/10/2006
Spinal Fluid Protein Could Predict Alzheimer's

Spotting the disease in midlife might be key to slowing or preventing it, experts say

7/6/2006
Research Points to Alzheimer's Blood Test

When effective drugs arrive, early detection will be key, experts say

7/5/2006
Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD

About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

6/30/2006
Holocaust Survivors at Higher Long-Term Cancer Risk

The deprivation they faced is probably to blame, researchers say

6/30/2006
Diabetes Brings Earlier Heart Disease, Death

Developing the type 2 form of the illness is like aging 15 years, researchers say

6/29/2006
Magnetic Therapy May Help Stroke Recovery

Pulses into the brain improved motor function in small study

6/28/2006
B-Vitamins Won't Prevent Alzheimer's

Finding a disappointment after research had suggested they might help

6/27/2006
Memory Lapses May Herald Early Alzheimer's

But many seniors may function just fine despite brain changes, experts say

6/22/2006
Late-Life Job Loss Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older workers could benefit from stress reduction after layoffs, researchers say

6/21/2006
Mutant Gene May Help Cause Abnormal Heartbeat

The finding could explain many cases of atrial fibrillation

6/21/2006
Hormones May Hold Clues to Healthy Aging

Studies suggest adjusting them may help extend youth, but one expert urged caution

6/19/2006
New Heart Guidelines Add Exercise to Healthy Diet

This combo is the best route to cardiovascular health, American Heart Association says

6/16/2006
With Age Comes Wisdom... and Happiness

Survey finds older folks report a higher level of contentedness

6/16/2006
Experts Predict Hip-Fracture Epidemic

Better nutrition, treatment now could prevent global crisis, they say

6/14/2006
Extra Wrinkles a Bad Sign for Smokers

They may point to a heightened risk for lung disease, study suggests

6/12/2006
Asthma Drugs May Boost Cataract Risk for Elderly

Researchers urge caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroids

6/11/2006
Chinese Moss Extract Tested as Alzheimer's Drug

U.S. study follows on good results from China

6/8/2006
Fewer Calories May Mean Longer Life

Just a little less food each day may slow aging, rat study shows

6/6/2006
Genetic Quality of Sperm Deteriorates as Men Age

Defects heighten risks of disorders such as schizophrenia and dwarfism, study suggests

6/5/2006
Many Ex-NFL Linemen at Risk for Heart Disease

More likely to have enlarged hearts, metabolic syndrome than retired non-linemen, studies find

6/3/2006
Chemo Helps Elderly Lung Cancer Patients, Too

Study found treatment just as safe and effective for those over 65

6/2/2006
Caregiver Factors Linked to Patient's Dementia Symptoms

Patients cared for by younger, depressed caregivers at more risk, study found

6/1/2006
Seniors Who Don't Drive More Likely to Require Care

Being tethered to the home may put elderly at risk, study suggests

6/1/2006
One Embryo During IVF Works Well in Older Women

They had as much success with fertility procedure as younger women did, study notes

5/26/2006
One-Third of U.S. Adults Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic

And nearly 30% of diabetics remain undiagnosed, study finds

5/25/2006
'Free Radical' Molecules May Help Drive Brain Illnesses

The finding could boost Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease research, experts say

5/24/2006
High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu

A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

5/23/2006
Colonoscopy Benefits Last Longer Than Thought

Study finds the screen may protect more than the recommended 10-year interval

5/22/2006
First Signs of Dementia May Be Physical

Problems with balance, strength might portend Alzheimer's, study suggests

5/22/2006
Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure

Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

5/17/2006
Elderly Brains Benefit From Stable Blood Pressure

Study suggests treatment should be more aggressive in very old

5/16/2006
Genes May Be Key to Hearing Loss

A group on chromosome 3 may influence ear trouble in young and old, study finds

5/16/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Osteoporosis

Start taking care of your bones

5/15/2006
Walking Test Helps Predict Lifespan

Elderly who quickly walk a quarter-mile live healthier, longer, study shows

5/15/2006
Medicare Drug Plan Gets Mixed Reviews as Deadline Arrives

Monday is last day most seniors can sign up to Part D without penalty

5/14/2006
It's Not Your Daughter's Health Club Anymore

The 55-plus crowd is the fastest-growing segment of gym members in the United States

5/10/2006
Brain Shows Signs of Alzheimer's Onset

Changes in autopsied tissue give researchers clues to early disease

5/10/2006
37 Million Americans Now Have Medicare Drug Benefit

Low-income beneficiaries can enroll after May 15 deadline without penalty, U.S. says