Misc. Aging News

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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

10/11/2006
Hearing, Vision Loss Go Hand in Hand With Aging

Australian study finds common risk factors contribute to both conditions

10/10/2006
Gain Weight, Lose Brain Power?

Study links added pounds to slightly poorer cognition

10/9/2006
'Mediterranean' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements might also help, another study shows

10/9/2006
Alzheimer's Caregivers Often Get Poor Sleep

Study finds this can greatly impact older people's health

10/8/2006
'Coaching' Care Can Help Cut Medical Costs

Study finds transitional aides encourage patients to take charge of treatments and wallets

10/6/2006
Behavioral Therapy Gets Sleepless Seniors Snoozing

More than 70 percent benefited from just two sessions, researchers say

10/6/2006
Cola Raises Women's Osteoporosis Risk

Caffeine might be the culprit, experts say

10/5/2006
Abnormal Protein Linked to 2 Neurological Diseases

Finding offers hope for treatment of Lou Gehrig's disease and frontotemporal dementia

10/5/2006
Health Tip: Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

Some people are at higher risk

10/4/2006
New Drug May Reverse Age-Linked Vision Loss

Lucentis brought improvement, experts say, but a cheaper drug may work just as well

10/3/2006
Older Women at Risk of Sleeptime Leg-Movement Disorder

Syndrome can cause frequent awakenings and impact health, experts say

9/30/2006
Blood Pressure Is Focus of New Web Site

Advice for seniors details risk factors and prevention of the 'silent killer'

9/28/2006
Post-Stroke Depression Undertreated

Only 1 in 5 patients get antidepressants, study finds

9/28/2006
Higher Education Boosts Knee, Hip Replacement Rate

Better-educated patients more willing to try the surgery, study finds

9/27/2006
New Formula Predicts Osteoporosis Fracture Risk

Called the FRISK score, it's accurate 75 percent of the time, study finds

9/24/2006
Restricted Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Low-calorie intake influenced a variety of age-related diseases in monkey study

9/21/2006
Planning for Health Care in Your Retirement

Start saving now because it's more costly than you might think

9/19/2006
Brand-Name Drug Prices Still Rise Faster Than Inflation

But cost of generics remains unchanged, AARP says

9/13/2006
Early Memory Lapses Could Warn of Alzheimer's

But detecting, treating sooner might also help slow the disease, experts say

9/12/2006
Medicare Drug Plan Helps Patients Fight Cancer

Despite fears to the contrary, it's widening access to drugs, study finds

9/8/2006
Staring Down Father Time

Boomers try head-to-toe rejuvenation techniques to maintain their bodies, self-image

9/7/2006
AMA Seeks Delay in Medicare Payment Cuts

Doctors would be forced to limit number of older patients, group contends

8/31/2006
Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath

Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

8/31/2006
Home Visits Cut Death Risk for Seniors

Swedish study finds health worker interventions cut mortality rate in half

8/30/2006
U.S. Health Care Extending Lives, Saving Money

But study suggests this trend may not continue

8/30/2006
Older Surgeons Not Necessarily Better

Key factor is number of procedures performed, study finds

8/30/2006
Daily Aspirin Helps Prevent Enlarged Prostate

Other NSAID painkillers did the same, study found

8/30/2006
60: The New 45

Many healthy Boomers are rejecting the notion of graceful retirement in later life