Misc. Aging News

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6/13/2016
Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

6/13/2016
Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

6/10/2016
Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes

Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

6/9/2016
Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

6/9/2016
Americans Living Longer and Better

Improvements in heart and vision care likely behind the progress, study finds

6/2/2016
Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

5/31/2016
Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

5/23/2016
Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

5/19/2016
25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

Aging boomers will trigger a doubling of blind or visually impaired people in next 3 decades, study predicts

5/16/2016
More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

5/13/2016
Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age

Most in study could distinguish salty from sweet, but more had trouble detecting scents

5/12/2016
Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

5/12/2016
Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.

But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

5/11/2016
Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

5/10/2016
Obesity May Not Take Years Off Your Life: Study

Research suggests that 30 percent increased risk for early death has disappeared over the past 4 decades

5/10/2016
Meditation May Sharpen Memory

Small study finds benefits for older adults

5/9/2016
Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk

Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

5/6/2016
Walking Fido Is Doggone Good for Your Health

Host of benefits unleashed for older folks, researchers find

5/5/2016
Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

5/5/2016
Stay Lean, Live Longer

Researchers found slimmest people had lowest chances of dying in two studies

5/5/2016
Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

4/30/2016
Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

4/28/2016
'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

4/28/2016
Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

4/25/2016
Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

4/22/2016
Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

4/21/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years

Treatment-related conditions may affect their long-term well-being, study finds

4/21/2016
Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth

Policies to boost health among poorer Americans may be paying off, researchers say

4/21/2016
Do Genes That Protect Against Dementia Guard Against Chronic Diseases?

Researchers are looking for clues among disease-free elderly

4/21/2016
People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests

Genetic marker showed the virus was linked to roughly five years of premature aging

4/19/2016
Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

4/15/2016
Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities

Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

4/13/2016
Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

4/11/2016
Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

4/7/2016
Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

4/6/2016
Intensive Exercise a Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles

Study found muscle tissues of elderly athletes more robust and younger than those of non-athletic peers

4/5/2016
Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With Dying

Study finds most people over 95 are simply grateful for every day

4/1/2016
Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

3/28/2016
World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050

Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

3/24/2016
Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

3/23/2016
Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study Suggests

Physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers

3/17/2016
More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study Shows

Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

3/16/2016
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

3/15/2016
Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

3/9/2016
Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

3/4/2016
Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

3/3/2016
Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

3/2/2016
Too Much Sitting Can Harm Older, Female Heart Attack Survivors

Those who got up off the couch and exercised more lowered their odds for second attack, study found

3/1/2016
Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

3/1/2016
Scientists Report Finding 'Gray Hair' Gene

They also identify a gene that influences curliness