Misc. Aging News

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4/10/2006
Obesity Plus Arthritis Disabling for Older Women

Findings don't bode well for an aging and increasingly obese population

4/10/2006
Brand-Name Drug Prices Still Outpace Inflation

Generic drug costs down a bit, AARP survey finds

4/10/2006
Age-Related Vision Trouble May Be Tied to Memory Problems

Study finds an association, but no definite proof

4/10/2006
Stroke May Trigger Memory Trouble

Decline can happen in the absence of other cognitive problems, such as dementia, researchers note

4/6/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Older Minds Stay Young

Ongoing treatment kept dementia at bay, researchers say

4/5/2006
Doctors Should Heed Patients' Memory Complaints

They may sometimes -- but not always -- be a harbinger of Alzheimer's, study finds

4/4/2006
Arthritis Care Falls Short for the Elderly

A big problem is failure to warn of painkillers' side effects, study says

3/30/2006
Too Many Ignore Symptoms of Mini-Stroke

Only 1 in 10 sought emergency treatment in British study

3/30/2006
Health Tip: If a Family Member Has Alzheimer's

How a loved one can remain happy and active

3/30/2006
Impaired Thinking Boosts Elderly Falling Risk

Cognition may be key to safe walking, study shows

3/29/2006
Pneumonia Vaccine Saving Lives

Study finds big drop in infection-linked death in hospitalized patients

3/29/2006
Research Brings New Insight Into Joint Health

Two compounds act as lubricants that help prevent arthritis

3/28/2006
Loneliness Boosts Blood Pressure in Older Adults

It may equal obesity as a risk factor for hypertension, researchers say

3/27/2006
Urinary Incontinence May Bring Depression

Women with the disorder face twice the risk, study finds

3/27/2006
Older Smokers More Likely to Quit for Good

Their rate of relapse is half that of younger puffers

3/24/2006
Joint Replacement Demand Could Mean Long Wait Times

Millions of knees, hips will need replacing, with too few surgeons

3/24/2006
Alzheimer's May Be Diabetes-Like Illness

Rats without insulin in brain developed symptoms, researchers report

3/23/2006
Preparation Brings Better Hip Replacement Outcomes

Medical exams, physical conditioning can help, studies show

3/23/2006
Ankle Fracture Surgery Helps All Ages

Older patients fared well, but may need more intensive rehab, experts say

3/22/2006
Enzyme Slows Alzheimer's Disease

Natural chemical blocks build-up of 'plaques and tangles' in brain

3/22/2006
Weight-Loss Surgery Not Without Risks

Age and type of surgery seem to be the key factors, study finds

3/21/2006
Denial, Stigma Delaying Alzheimer's Diagnoses

Late diagnosis impedes access to drugs that could help slow the disease, researchers warn

3/20/2006
Gene, Smoking Combo Boosts Risk of Elderly Vision Loss

Specific mutation raises chances of age-related macular degeneration

3/20/2006
Marital Status, Bereavement Influence Flu Shot's Effectiveness in Elderly

State of mind affects antibody response, study suggests

3/20/2006
U.S. Prisons Not Safe for the Aged: Study

Changes must be made as jailed population grows older, experts say

3/20/2006
Soaps, Talk Shows May Dull Aging Brains

Daytime TV drama linked to poorer cognition in older women, study finds

3/17/2006
Longer Drug Therapy Helps Bone Marrow Disease Patients

'Maintenance' treatment with decitabine may improve MDS outcomes, study finds

3/16/2006
When Caregivers Need Care

Report cites urgency to help growing number of Americans tending to ailing loved ones

3/15/2006
Depressed Elderly Need Ongoing Care

Many older patients will relapse after treatment ends, study finds

3/15/2006
Memory-Loss Protein Sheds Light on Alzheimer's

Mouse discovery might someday lead to early detection, prevention, researchers say

3/15/2006
Health Tip: In Men, It's Called Andropause

Part of the natural aging process

3/13/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Diuretics might have the largest effect, researchers report

3/13/2006
Drug Eases Bone Marrow Cancer Burden

Decitabine boosts quality of life for MDS patients, study finds

3/10/2006
Pessimistic View on Aging Could Harm Hearing

Elderly who view poor hearing as part of aging may not seek care, researchers say

3/10/2006
Bad Neighborhoods May Be Disabling

Dirty, noisy surroundings triple risk for disability, study finds

3/9/2006
America's Seniors Healthier, Wealthier Than Ever Before

New report finds illness declining, while education and wealth levels rising

3/9/2006
Rural Elderly Turn to Alternative Remedies

North Carolinans use folk medicines for prevention, not cure

3/8/2006
Depression May Help Spur Mental Decline

One out of five depressed seniors showed evidence of impairment, study found

3/7/2006
No Pending Physician Shortage: Study

Better use of existing doctors will meet nation's needs

3/7/2006
Air Pollution Ups Hospitalizations in Seniors

Cardiovascular, respiratory troubles increase, study finds

3/6/2006
Genes May Hold Key to Elderly Vision Loss

Scientists spot DNA behind age-related macular degeneration

3/3/2006
Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain

Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

3/2/2006
Vascular Abnormalities in Brain Linked to Shorter Life Span

Excess amounts of white matter may be sign of high blood pressure, study says

3/1/2006
Age Influences Visual Perception

MRI study suggests the young use incoming images differently than the old

3/1/2006
Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

Experimental compound stopped two disease-linked processes in mice

2/27/2006
Arthritic Knees May Begin With Cartilage Loss

Damaged meniscus seems to be key, study finds

2/25/2006
Watch Out for Winter Health Woes

Experts offer tips to safeguard elderly this season

2/24/2006
Health Tip: Seniors Who Exercise

Here's how to prevent injury

2/23/2006
Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers

The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers

2/21/2006
Exercise, Learning Help Shield Against Alzheimer's

New report lists factors that boost health of the aging brain