Misc. Aging News

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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

5/9/2006
Collaborative Care Best for Alzheimer's

Improvements noted in patients and their caregivers, study says

5/5/2006
Experts Issue New Stroke-Prevention Guidelines

Bottom line for patients: Stay healthy, get checked often

5/3/2006
Key Factors Spur Older Cancer Patients to Quit Chemo

Colon cancer study cites frailty, lack of support as important to this decision

5/3/2006
Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Be Needed in Older Men

They will often die of some other cause, study suggests

5/2/2006
Americans Less Healthy Than the British

Study finds gap despite higher U.S. incomes, more money spent on health care

5/1/2006
Lack of Estrogen Linked to Hip Fractures in Men

Those with low levels of the hormone face three times the risk, study finds

5/1/2006
Health Tip: Choosing a Nursing Home

How to find the right one

4/30/2006
The Brain: Waste Not, Want Not

Mentally challenging tasks can keep you sharp as you age, experts say

4/28/2006
Full Social Lives May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Socially active elderly suffered less neurological damage, study found

4/28/2006
Blood Clots From Heart Associated With Dementia

British study finds a high incidence of cerebral emboli in such cases

4/21/2006
Sally Field Brings Osteoporosis to Center Stage

'Norma Rae' star takes on another fight, this time for bone health

4/18/2006
Elderly Cancer Survivors at Disability Risk

Study finds women who beat the disease were less able to perform daily tasks

4/18/2006
Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs

Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

4/17/2006
Health Tip: Preventing Falls

Keeping the elderly on their feet

4/17/2006
Younger Moms' Kids Get Longevity Edge

Children of women under 25 twice as likely to live to 100, study finds