Misc. Aging News

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1/23/2006
Poor Planning Doomed Medicare Drug Plan Launch, Critics Charge

But the agency disagrees, adding that current problems will ease soon

1/20/2006
Many Europeans Don't Seek Help for Overactive Bladder

Less than half affected say they'd see a doctor about the problem, survey finds

1/20/2006
Spine-Repair Technique Comes With Risks

Cementing vertebrae raises odds for fracture in adjacent areas, study finds

1/20/2006
Many Aging Boomers Struggle With Insurance Concerns

Low- and moderate-income people must often forgo treatments, report finds

1/19/2006
Protein Predicts Kidney Trouble

It could be a marker to help guide treatment, researchers say

1/19/2006
Researchers Find Another Origin for Alzheimer's

Illness may originate with dividing brain cells, they say

1/18/2006
Age is Just a Number, Survey Finds

Nine out of 10 Americans over 60 say they're 'aging successfully'

1/17/2006
Scientists Close in on Alzheimer's Genes

A locus on chromosome 10 appears to be a hot spot, researchers say

1/17/2006
Low-Cal Diets: For the Young at Heart

Nutritious, calorie-reduced eating slows cardiac aging, study finds

1/16/2006
Regular Exercise May Delay Alzheimer's

And the most out-of-shape seniors may have the most to gain, researchers say

1/16/2006
Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Have Poorer Survival

Their excess mortality isn't linked to other health woes, researchers note

1/16/2006
Diuretic May Ease Sleep Apnea

Study of heart-failure patients found acetazolamide improved symptoms

1/13/2006
Gruff-f-f Love

Visits from pets boost nursing-home residents' spirits, more than visits with people, study finds

1/10/2006
Medicare Drug Benefit Won't Help All Equally

Low-income seniors, blacks and Hispanics not receiving subsidies will save less, study finds

1/5/2006
Older Minorities More Likely to Seek Home Remedies for Ills

Study found black seniors three times more likely than whites to do so

1/4/2006
Nutritional Supplements Aid Hospitalized Elderly

But they don't benefit healthy seniors, study finds

1/4/2006
Breakdown of Myelin May Lead to Alzheimer's

If true, finding could translate into new treatments, study suggests

1/3/2006
Elderly Alcoholics Get Equal Heart Attack Care

They're just as likely to receive needed drugs and advice to quit smoking, study finds

1/2/2006
Retirees Could Use Workplace Wellness Programs

Study finds phone counseling and mailers could get them back

1/1/2006
Seniors Can Beat Injury This Winter

Hazards do rise, but a few easy steps can keep elderly safe this season

12/30/2005
Healthy Aging: The 60s -- A New Beginning

It's never too late to improve your health habits, experts advise

12/29/2005
Hot Weather Heats Up Blood Pressure

For elderly, rising temperatures means rising hypertension, early study suggests

12/29/2005
Healthy Aging: The 50s -- Time for Your Annual Checkup!

Recommended screenings can be a lifesaver, experts say

12/28/2005
Healthy Lifestyles Pay Dividends Well Into Old Age

Avoiding bad habits helps ward off ailments for people in their 80s, study finds

12/28/2005
Healthy Aging: The 40s -- Middle-Aged, Mega-Stressed

Simple steps can help you cope with everyday anxiety

12/28/2005
Research Emphasizes Technology to Aid Elderly

Tools include a pill dispenser that monitors use of medications

12/28/2005
Health Tip: Have Difficulty Swallowing?

See an ear-nose-and-throat doctor if it persists

12/28/2005
Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers

But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

12/27/2005
Heart Attack Drugs Often Misprescribed

Powerful anti-clotting meds aren't adjusted for patient size, study finds

12/26/2005
Healthy Aging: The 20s -- Building a Firm Foundation

Proper diet and lots of exercise can help promote better health in your later years

12/23/2005
'Quilt to Remember' Honors Those Struggling With Alzheimer's

Collective memorial will tour U.S. cities, Alzheimer's Foundation says

12/22/2005
Health Tip: Enjoy Older Adulthood

Maintain independence and keep a social network

12/21/2005
Patients, Doctors Benefit From Pneumonia Guidelines

Adhering to these practices allowed more patients to be treated at home, study found

12/21/2005
Smoking Nearly Triples Risk of Age-Linked Vision Loss

Odds of macular degeneration were also doubled for those living with smokers

12/20/2005
Cochlear Implants Can Benefit the Elderly

Age not a good yardstick for gauging who will benefit from the hearing devices, study finds

12/19/2005
Low Brain Estrogen May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk

It could help explain why women are slightly more prone to the disease, researchers say

12/19/2005
Attitude Is Everything in Old Age

A sunny outlook trumps physical health in keeping folks independent, study finds

12/19/2005
Fish Oil Fights Pollution-Linked Heart Trouble

Study in elderly finds it helps stabilize cardiac regulation

12/18/2005
When the Holidays Bring On the Blues

It's a sad season for many elderly, but friends and family can help

12/15/2005
Huge Increase in Alzheimer's, Dementia Predicted

Incidence will double in the U.S. and triple in developing countries by 2040, experts say

12/15/2005
Human Epigenome Project Could Help Cure Disease

Scientists push for a new effort to understand mechanisms that direct DNA

12/9/2005
Heart Attack Gives Most Survivors a 'Second Chance'

Yet many surveyed say they aren't doing enough to prevent a recurrence

12/8/2005
Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers

But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

12/6/2005
Light Exercise Staves Off Heart Failure

Rat study suggests moderate activity is safe and effective for patients

12/5/2005
Sleep Apnea Boosts Stroke Risk

Disordered nighttime breathing raises the odds fourfold, study finds

12/3/2005
Watch Out for Winter Injury

Perhaps the biggest hazard: shovelling snow

12/2/2005
Protein Helps Spur Rheumatoid Arthritis

The finding might lead to new drugs against the crippling disease

11/30/2005
Older Antipsychotic Drugs No Safer Than New Ones

Researchers warn about replacing the newer meds that carry warnings

11/30/2005
Alzheimer's Could Be Diabetes-like Illness, Study Suggests

Brain insulin levels fall as the disease progresses

11/29/2005
Thyroid Trouble Raises Heart Risk

Study finds increased odds of heart failure as thyroid fails