Misc. Aging News

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7/14/2005
Nothing Smart About Happiness

Study finds no link between IQ and contentment in old age

7/14/2005
Can Mental Function be Restored in Alzheimer's Disease?

Mouse experiment raises hope of healing brain cells

7/12/2005
Menopause Symptoms Can Rebound After HRT

Some women may need to seek out alternative remedies, experts say

7/12/2005
Many Elderly Not Aware of Hospice Value

Providing information can ease end-of-life experience, study finds

7/8/2005
Routine Dementia Screening Doesn't Make Sense

Researchers report test inaccuracies, lack of treatments outweigh benefits

7/8/2005
Exercises Could Help Prevent Hip Fractures: Study

British researchers link breaks to thinning bones in elderly

7/6/2005
Vasodilator Drugs Fight Advanced Heart Failure

Large study finds them superior to another class of medications

7/1/2005
Canada Drug Export Ban Could Change Rx Landscape in U.S.

Americans must seek out short-term options and long-term solutions, experts say

6/30/2005
Key Factors Raise Heart Failure Death Risk

One surprise: obesity may actually be protective, researchers say

6/28/2005
Older Americans Fret About Health Insurance

Many favor concept of savings accounts to offset later expenses, survey finds

6/27/2005
Middle-Age Hypertension Cuts Five Years Off Life

Findings are another reason to reduce high blood pressure early, experts say

6/27/2005
Insomnia Linked to Depression in Elderly

Women may be at higher risk than men, researchers say

6/27/2005
Obesity Sends Health Costs Soaring

Study pegs weight gain as major factor behind U.S. spending

6/25/2005
Making Fitness a Walk in the Park

A good walking program needs a little preparation, experts say

6/24/2005
Questions Key to Rating Nursing Home Care

Surveying residents with 'yes/no' queries won't work, study finds

6/23/2005
Clues to Bedsore Biology Could Yield Treatments

These chronic wounds are potentially fatal, experts say

6/23/2005
New Guidelines List Anti-Tremor Drugs

Blood pressure, seizure meds can help control non-Parkinson's shaking

6/22/2005
Sudden Death Risk Peaks in Month After Heart Attack

More research needed to spot those in greatest danger, experts say

6/21/2005
Aging Stem Cells Linked to Leukemia in Elderly

Study found they increased risk of infection, disease

6/20/2005
Little Distress From Alzheimer's Gene Test

In study, even gene carriers said they'd recommend screening to others

6/20/2005
Worldwide Alzheimer's Care Carries Staggering Costs

28 million suffer at a direct-care cost of $156 billion annually

6/20/2005
Novel Therapies Fight Alzheimer's on Multiple Fronts

Insulin, immune system and even calisthenics offer hope, experts say

6/19/2005
Culture Colors Views on Alzheimer's Disease

Minorities have different perspectives on the illness, studies find

6/18/2005
MRI Can Identify Alzheimer's, Other Dementia

Specialized technology may take the guesswork out of diagnosis

6/16/2005
Experts: Specialized Stroke Centers Needed

Guidelines now in place for facilities that treat challenging cases

6/16/2005
Lifelong Friends Make Life Longer

Strong bonds may extend life span, study finds

6/15/2005
Study Questions Medicare's Quality Assurance Programs

Money paid to hospital oversight groups may not be producing results

6/13/2005
Obesity, Smoking Speed Aging Process

Every puff and added pound makes cells old before their time, study finds

6/13/2005
Heart Patients at High Post-Hospital Stroke Risk

Study suggests more aggressive therapies are warranted

6/9/2005
Intensive Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speech

It works much better than less-frequent sessions, study finds

6/9/2005
Obesity's Strain Causing More Back Pain

Cases of weight-linked spinal trouble are soaring, survey finds

6/8/2005
Exercise Won't Harm Aging Bones

In fact, vigorous workouts may strengthen them, study finds

6/6/2005
Keeping Urinary Incontinence Under Control

Key steps to minimizing its impact on everyday life

6/2/2005
Rheumatoid Arthritis Yields Up Its Secrets

Research uncovers links between inflammatory protein, key hormones

6/2/2005
Daily Painkiller May Slow Spinal Arthritis

Regular NSAID use seems to treat ankylosing spondylitis, study finds

6/1/2005
Shingles Vaccine Has Successful Trial

Should be made available to seniors now, expert says

6/1/2005
Obesity, Diabetes Raise Joint Replacement Risks

Study finds more complications in hypertensive patients, too

5/31/2005
Chronic Diseases Pushing Doctor Visits Beyond Limits

Average family physician would need more hours than are available, studies find

5/25/2005
'Bad' Metabolism Could Damage Arteries

Mouse study suggests another risk factor for vascular disease

5/25/2005
Study: Most Overactive Bladder Is Treatable

Researchers believe bladder spasms, not shrinkage, cause the disorder

5/24/2005
Why Patients Fail to Take Their Medicines

Age, gender and number of prescriptions are key, heart study finds

5/23/2005
Cholesterol Drug Crestor Produces More Side Effects

But the statin's benefits outweigh risks, heart experts conclude

5/23/2005
Incontinence Drug Reveals New Benefit

Trospium chloride protects in both a systemic and bladder-specific manner

5/23/2005
Could High Cholesterol Ward Off Dementia?

Study finds elevated lipid levels in old age may offer benefits

5/20/2005
Narcotic Painkillers Work Best on Elderly

Unlike younger patients, there's little need to increase dose

5/19/2005
Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit

Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

5/18/2005
New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk

Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

5/17/2005
Colonoscopy Can Miss Some Cancers

Study finds specialists are best at spotting malignancies

5/13/2005
Giving Older Cancer Patients a Fighting Chance

New tool gauges whether treatments will be tolerable and effective

5/12/2005
Elder Eye Care Differs by Health Insurance

Managed care patients more likely to have problems left untreated