Misc. Aging News

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11/22/2005
Heart Surgery Riskier for Those Over 80

Doctors must weigh risks and benefits carefully, researchers conclude

11/18/2005
Health Tip: If You Need a Walker

Here's how to use one safely

11/17/2005
Protein Test Gauges Heart Failure Risk

High blood levels of NT-proBNP can signal danger, study finds

11/15/2005
Brain Scan May Spot Alzheimer's Progression

In the future, new technologies could identify who's at risk, researchers say

11/14/2005
Common Heart Failure Test May Be Flawed

New finding could change treatment for the condition

11/14/2005
Post-Heart Attack Drug Therapy Improving

But many doctors aren't keeping up with the latest medications, study finds

11/11/2005
High Nighttime Blood Pressure May Mean Low Daytime Performance

Finding supports the use of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, experts say

11/11/2005
Exercise and Nutrition: The Real Fountains of Youth

They can reduce your risk of problems like heart disease and dementia, experts say

11/11/2005
Confusion Reigns as Medicare Drug Benefit Begins

With enrollment starting Nov. 15, survey finds seniors misinformed about program

11/10/2005
Bacterium, Gene Play Roles in Elderly Vision Loss

Discovery gives new clues to age-related macular degeneration

11/8/2005
Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials

Most said they would allow the participation of an ill loved one

11/7/2005
Study Shows New Role for HDL 'Good' Cholesterol

It may be more important for older patients taking statin drugs

11/6/2005
Experts Offer Free Memory Screenings Nov. 15

It's all part of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

11/2/2005
Shortness of Breath a Potential Sign of Heart Trouble

It was a better indicator of cardiovascular risk than angina, study found

11/2/2005
Chronic Cough More Than an Annoyance

Study finds it can seriously lower quality of life

10/31/2005
Women More Prone to Tobacco-Linked Colon Cancer

And a second study finds colonoscopy safely benefits patients over 70

10/26/2005
Anemia May Raise Elderly Death Risk

Treating the common condition could extend lives, researchers say

10/26/2005
Experts Alert Patients to Medication Errors

It's U.S. Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week

10/25/2005
Older Americans Are Growing Fitter...

... But poorer, less-educated elderly still struggle with disabilities, study finds

10/21/2005
Younger Retirees Face Higher Death Rate

Experts note health problems might explain trend

10/20/2005
Anti-Aging Hormone Linked to Blood Calcium Regulation

Lack of klotho may explain osteoporosis and other conditions of aging, study suggests

10/18/2005
Alzheimer's Drugs Raise Death Risk

But the increase is small and may not outweigh benefits, experts say

10/12/2005
Childhood Stress May Cause Memory Problems Later in Life

Study with rats focused on abuse or neglect of babies

10/11/2005
Keeping an Eye on Stroke Risk

Tiny aneurysms in retina help identify patients in danger, study finds

10/10/2005
Fish Fuels the Brain

Eating it regularly seems to slow cognitive decline in older people, study finds

10/10/2005
Colonscopy Not Advised for Sick Elderly

Study finds its risks may outweigh potential benefits

10/7/2005
Kidney Trouble Raises In-Hospital Death Risk

Injury to this organ can also boost treatment costs, study finds

9/30/2005
Elderly Diabetics at Double the Risk of Falling

Diabetes a prime risk factor for these debilitating events, study finds

9/29/2005
Depression Raises Seniors' Death Risk

Study finds its effect equals those of heart disease and diabetes

9/27/2005
Unexplained Weight Loss May Herald Alzheimer's

Early findings suggest brain's weight centers might be affected before memory

9/27/2005
Cancer Drugs May Fight Rare Rapid-Aging Disease

Children with progeria could benefit from these well-studied compounds

9/26/2005
Experts Support Artery-Clearing Surgery to Prevent Stroke

Carotid endarterectomy advised for those with clogged vessels and prior stroke history

9/26/2005
Medical Breakthroughs Will Extend Lives, But at a Cost

Medicare spending to soar from 2.6 percent of GDP to 9.2 percent in 2050, study predicts

9/25/2005
When Job Ups Blood Pressure, Spouse Can Help

Loving support helps beat stress-linked hypertension, study finds

9/25/2005
Bones to Blame for Aging Face

They shrink as years go by, and this process is faster in women, study finds

9/23/2005
Aging Brain Drives Blunt Behavior and Missed Memories

Changes in frontal lobes may affect inhibition and recall ability, studies suggest

9/23/2005
Genes May Sway Blood Pressure Drugs' Effectiveness

Finding could lead to more tailored antihypertensive drug treatment

9/23/2005
Menopause May Boost Salt-Linked Hypertension

Hormonal changes can make women more sensitive to salt, raising blood pressure over time, study finds

9/23/2005
Health Tip: Why is My Mouth Dry?

Your medications may be to blame

9/23/2005
Boosting Immune Response Could Fight Cancer

An HIV therapy might also improve vaccination effectiveness, experts say

9/21/2005
Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly

Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

9/21/2005
Green Tea Compound Stops Alzheimer's in Mice

Trials in humans could be warranted, researchers say

9/20/2005
Exercise May Keep You Keen

Study finds older mice get a mental boost from a workout

9/20/2005
Staying Fit May Fight Joint Pain

Elderly runners felt better despite a higher rate of fractures, study found

9/19/2005
Drug Fights Advanced Lung Cancer

Tarceva shows promising results in older, untreated patients

9/16/2005
Stem Cell Transplant Can Leave Long-Term Health Woes

These effects are non-life-threatening but should be monitored, experts say

9/15/2005
A Dementia That Can Kill Quickly

People with frontotemporal dementia have shorter life spans than Alzheimer's patients, study finds

9/14/2005
Health Tip: Make Your Stairs Safer

Install handrails on both sides

9/13/2005
Genes Play Key Role in Elderly Fracture Risk

Heredity especially important to first fracture in 60s, 70s, study finds

9/13/2005
Severe Heart Failure Undertreated: Study

Doctors need to devote more time, effort managing these cases, experts say