Misc. Aging News

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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

2/20/2006
Statins, Beta Blockers Help Block First Heart Attack

These drugs do more than just reduce cardiovascular disease, study suggests

2/20/2006
Health Tip: Exercise Is Good for You

Even if you're elderly

2/16/2006
Kids Can Be Key to Emergency Stroke Care

Educating them on the warning signs could save lives, researchers say

2/15/2006
Spouse's Hospitalization Can Take Heavy Toll

Stress boosts death risk for healthy partner, study finds

2/15/2006
Calcium, Vitamin D Won't Protect Older Women From Fracture

Daily supplements won't shield this group from colon cancer, either, study finds

2/9/2006
Health Tip: There's No Cure for Alzheimer's

But drugs may help alleviate symptoms

2/8/2006
Poor Mood May Mean Missed Check-ups

Depressed elderly patients often forego important tests, experts say

2/7/2006
Genes Play Major Role in Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Two other papers examine link to depression, and produce conflicting results

2/6/2006
Heart Failure Rising In Older Americans

But more are surviving longer with the disease, report finds

2/6/2006
Health Tip: Stay Healthy After Menopause

Be sure to get enough sleep, eat right

2/6/2006
Can't Focus? Aging Brain May Be to Blame

By middle age, neurological 'daydream' centers gain more control, researchers find

2/6/2006
Spinal Fluid Molecules May Predict Alzheimer's Disease

But some doctors wonder if test will work in ordinary medical practice

2/5/2006
Stroke Survivors in Danger of Another Attack

New expert guidelines say equal attention must be paid to full and 'mini' stroke

2/2/2006
Chemotherapy Can Help Older Breast Cancer Patients, Too

If they're healthy, they stand to gain from the treatment, new research finds

2/2/2006
Blood Thinner Boosts Elderly Fracture Risk

Long-term warfarin use increased the odds by 25 percent,study found

1/27/2006
Innovative Therapy Helps Seniors Fight Depression

Joint effort from a number of specialists brings lasting results, study finds

1/27/2006
Gender, Ethnicity Sway Choices for End-of-Life Care

Women tend to want more life-extending interventions than men, study finds

1/26/2006
'Facial Stimulators' Give No Lift

'Electrostimulating' devices failed to rejuvenate faces, experts say

1/24/2006
Timing May Be Key to Hormone Therapy

Starting HRT near menopause may boost its heart-healthy effects, study suggests

1/23/2006
Poor Planning Doomed Medicare Drug Plan Launch, Critics Charge

But the agency disagrees, adding that current problems will ease soon

1/20/2006
Many Europeans Don't Seek Help for Overactive Bladder

Less than half affected say they'd see a doctor about the problem, survey finds

1/20/2006
Spine-Repair Technique Comes With Risks

Cementing vertebrae raises odds for fracture in adjacent areas, study finds

1/20/2006
Many Aging Boomers Struggle With Insurance Concerns

Low- and moderate-income people must often forgo treatments, report finds

1/19/2006
Protein Predicts Kidney Trouble

It could be a marker to help guide treatment, researchers say

1/19/2006
Researchers Find Another Origin for Alzheimer's

Illness may originate with dividing brain cells, they say

1/18/2006
Age is Just a Number, Survey Finds

Nine out of 10 Americans over 60 say they're 'aging successfully'

1/17/2006
Scientists Close in on Alzheimer's Genes

A locus on chromosome 10 appears to be a hot spot, researchers say

1/17/2006
Low-Cal Diets: For the Young at Heart

Nutritious, calorie-reduced eating slows cardiac aging, study finds

1/16/2006
Regular Exercise May Delay Alzheimer's

And the most out-of-shape seniors may have the most to gain, researchers say

1/16/2006
Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Have Poorer Survival

Their excess mortality isn't linked to other health woes, researchers note

1/16/2006
Diuretic May Ease Sleep Apnea

Study of heart-failure patients found acetazolamide improved symptoms

1/13/2006
Gruff-f-f Love

Visits from pets boost nursing-home residents' spirits, more than visits with people, study finds

1/10/2006
Medicare Drug Benefit Won't Help All Equally

Low-income seniors, blacks and Hispanics not receiving subsidies will save less, study finds

1/5/2006
Older Minorities More Likely to Seek Home Remedies for Ills

Study found black seniors three times more likely than whites to do so

1/4/2006
Nutritional Supplements Aid Hospitalized Elderly

But they don't benefit healthy seniors, study finds

1/4/2006
Breakdown of Myelin May Lead to Alzheimer's

If true, finding could translate into new treatments, study suggests

1/3/2006
Elderly Alcoholics Get Equal Heart Attack Care

They're just as likely to receive needed drugs and advice to quit smoking, study finds