Misc. Aging News

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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

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