Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/13/2005
Soy May Strengthen Women's Bones

In study, high intake cut postmenopausal fracture rate by 37 percent

9/13/2005
Hispanics at High Risk for Cataracts

Language, insurance barriers keep many from surgery, study finds

9/6/2005
Health Tip: Remembering Your Medicine

So you don't forget an important dose

9/3/2005
Most Europeans Know Little About Heart Failure

And a similar survey of Americans would find similar results, expert warns

9/2/2005
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Reportedly Less Severe

Study shows declines in pain, disability from previous decades

9/1/2005
Blood Pressure Drug Cuts Arrythmia Stroke Risk

Perindropil boosted protection over and above anti-clotting meds, study found

9/1/2005
'Legs For Life' Program Targets Poor Blood Flow

Many Americans have peripheral artery disease but do not know it, experts say

9/1/2005
Sleep Apnea May Herald Early Heart Disease

Links between cardio trouble and frequent awakenings unclear, experts say

8/30/2005
Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk

Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

8/29/2005
Exercise Cuts Men's Heart Death Risk

Staying fit a lifesaver regardless of cholesterol levels, study finds

8/26/2005
Health Tip: Home Safety for Seniors

Suggestions to safeguard your home

8/25/2005
Having Children Nearby Helps Widowed Elderly

But bereaved parents need their independence, too, study finds

8/25/2005
Is a Longevity Vaccine on the Way?

Mouse studies using a hormone raise the possibility, a researcher suggests

8/24/2005
Health Tip: Making Your Bathroom Fall-Proof

Elderly are especially prone

8/24/2005
Caregivers Face Major Medical Hurdles of Their Own

Survey finds many lack health care and insurance

8/23/2005
Alzheimer's Hits Brain's 'Daydream' Centers

Regions key to musing, reflection are prone to the disease, study shows

8/22/2005
Gene Linked to Age-Related Blindness

The discovery could aid in prevention and early diagnosis

8/22/2005
Computers Help Seniors Beat the Blues

Study finds PC-using elderly are less prone to depression

8/19/2005
Combo Drug Therapy Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis

Methotrexate plus adalimumab five times better than methotrexate alone, experts say

8/18/2005
Poor Hearing Can Impair Memory

Brain's struggle to grasp speech comes at the expense of recall, experts say

8/18/2005
Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80

British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure

8/17/2005
Diabetes Prolongs Fracture Recovery

Study found longer hospital stays after ankle surgery compared to non-diabetics

8/16/2005
Brand-Name Drug Prices Continue to Soar: Report

But latest AARP survey finds cost of generics rising less than inflation

8/15/2005
Tweaking Gene Might Treat Alzheimer's

In the lab, the strategy boosted levels of a toxin-removing protein

8/15/2005
Poor Care for Elderly Linked to Early Death

Treatment that meets recommended guidelines pays off, study finds

8/14/2005
Making Sense of Age-Linked Sensory Decline

Web site explains natural drop in taste, smell during senior years

8/10/2005
Aging Holocaust Survivors at Risk of Suicide

Israeli study contradicts common myth

8/9/2005
Hospital Characteristics Influence Use of Do-not-resuscitate Orders

Factors include size, non-profit status and affiliation with a university, study says

8/9/2005
Genes May Dictate How Exercise Benefits the Elderly

But an active lifestyle pays dividends for all, researchers say