Misc. Aging News

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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

8/9/2005
Clinical Guidelines May Not Suit Older Adults With Several Illnesses

Doctors should tailor treatment to an individual patient's needs, study says

8/6/2005
Seniors Should Protect Themselves From Summer Heat

Tips on how to beat the high temperatures, oppressive humidity

8/4/2005
Multivitamins Don't Protect Seniors

Supplements didn't cut number of doctor visits, infections, study finds

8/1/2005
Alzheimer's Warning Signs Start Early

Review finds cognitive changes similar to but more marked than 'normal' aging

7/28/2005
Primate Gene Link Opens Up Eye Research

Scientists can now work with monkeys to study macular degeneration

7/27/2005
Seniors Vulnerable to Summer's Heat

Experts offer tips on staying safe and cool

7/27/2005
Weight Loss Takes Load Off Knees

Dieting might slow osteoarthritis of the joint, researchers say

7/27/2005
Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly

Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

7/26/2005
Alzheimer's Patients' Vision Going Uncorrected

Old or missing glasses further isolate nursing home residents, study finds

7/26/2005
Many Medicare Recipients Not Getting Full Preventive Care

Study finds service varies widely between doctors

7/26/2005
Stem Cells Restore Heart Function in Pigs

Trials in heart attack patients to begin soon, researchers say

7/25/2005
Age Takes Its Toll on Aerobic Fitness

But exercise can help fight that decline, experts add

7/25/2005
Many New Yorkers Skip Colon Cancer Screening

Findings may reflect national trends, researchers say

7/25/2005
Rare Children's Disease Unlocks Aging's Secrets

Progeria research is also broadening understanding of heart disease

7/22/2005
3 Molecules Could Fight Alzheimer's

They protect a brain protein from disease-linked tangling, scientists say

7/22/2005
Scientists Shed New Light on Alzheimer's

Plaques in blood vessels may play key role, too

7/22/2005
Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's-Plaque Connection

The real culprit may be clogged blood vessels, studies suggest

7/21/2005
Medicare Changes Mean New Cataract Treatment Options

Older Americans can choose between lens types

7/18/2005
Free Diabetes Drugs Could Save U.S. Money

No-cost ACE inhibitors would keep diabetics out of the hospital, experts say

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