Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/9/2004
Brain Genes Can Go Bad Early

Finding could lead to early detection, prevention

6/9/2004
Possible Marker for Alzheimer's Disease Found

Measuring antibody levels may lead to early diagnosis of mind-robbing condition

6/8/2004
Predicting Lifespans for Dementia Patients

Model gauges death risk for nursing home residents with advanced dementia

6/8/2004
Fewer Minorities Than Ever in U.S. Cancer Trials

White males still most likely to enroll despite Congressional action

6/8/2004
6/7/2004
Intensive Chemotherapy Does Help Elderly

Aggressive treatment works with leukemia patients aged 75 and older, study finds

6/7/2004
Epilepsy Drugs Weaken Bones of Older Women

Study finds patients 65 and older lost bone mass twice as fast

6/4/2004
Losing the Fat May Be Key to Longer Life

Lean mice live longer than their plumper kin, and now researchers may know why.

6/4/2004
Imagine That! A Better Memory

Mental technique can help even older folks remember daily tasks

6/3/2004
New Medicare Drug Card Puzzles Seniors

Survey likens new system to a Rube Goldberg device

6/2/2004
Diabetes Increases Death Risk for Elderly

It means more premature deaths among those 65 and older, study says

6/1/2004
Overactive Bladder Drug Approved

Relaxes muscles, reducing contractions

6/1/2004
Medicare Unveils Drug-Discount Card Program

Seniors will have to do some homework to find the right card for them

5/28/2004
Oldest Patients Least Likely to Get ICU Care

Medicare study finds those over 90 a third as likely to get critical care

5/27/2004
Celecoxib Beats Other NSAIDs in Heart Failure Risk

Canadian researchers examine cardiovascular effect of anti-inflammatories

5/27/2004
Confusion Surrounds Medicare Drug Discount Card Program

It will primarily benefit low-income seniors, experts agree

5/25/2004
Drug Price Increases Triple the Rate of Inflation

Cost of brand-name medications jumped 6.9 percent in 2003, study finds

5/21/2004
Blood Pressure Control Poorest For The Oldest

But researchers add this group needs aggressive treatment the most

5/19/2004
Specialty Care for Elderly Heart Patients Pays Off

Study finds it improves quality of life while it cuts Medicare costs by 38%

5/14/2004
Some Falls for the Elderly Harder Than Others

Study finds concrete floors the worst; carpeted, wooden floors the most gentle

5/12/2004
ICU Admissions Rising for HIV Patients

But the news isn't necessarily bad, experts say

5/11/2004
Hospital Food Short on More Than Flavor

Study finds it lacks many vitamins, minerals

5/11/2004
Health Tip: Why Older People Bruise Easily

Sun damage and age weaken the veins

5/10/2004
Anemic Seniors Face Other Health Problems

They're more likely to have less strength and more disabilities

5/10/2004
Polio Symptoms Recur for Some Survivors

Post-polio syndrome can strike many years after initial attack

5/6/2004
Trial Pill Helps Elderly Insomniacs

Helps them sleep longer and more soundly, with less napping

5/4/2004
Hidden Costs of Depression for Seniors

Study says amount of unpaid help for daily activities totals $9 billion in U.S.

5/3/2004
Immune System May Protect Against Cognitive Disorders

Researchers say mouse study could lead one day to preventive vaccine

4/30/2004
Gene Defect Linked to Premature Aging

Finding may also lead to new way to treat cancer, researchers say

4/30/2004
With Age Comes a Tough Skin

Loss of cell elasticity causes skin to become leathery, study says

4/29/2004
Health Tip: Exercising After 50

Know your body's special needs

4/28/2004
Language Centers in Brain Shift With Age

Capacity evens out between hemispheres as people get older, study found

4/28/2004
Health Tip: When it Comes to a Cane

Be sure to find the right fit

4/27/2004
Vitamin D Cuts Risk of Falls for Elderly

It helps to boost muscle strength, new research finds

4/20/2004
Steady Exercise Strengthens Older Immune Systems

Moderate workouts help older adults fend off disease, study found

4/20/2004
Using a Walker

Some safety tips

4/18/2004
Home Care For the Aging: What You Need to Know

Plan ahead, before a crisis hits

4/14/2004
Seniors in Schools Good for Everyone

Those who volunteer in classrooms improve their health and students' grades

4/14/2004
Age Doesn't Matter with Kidney Transplants

Organs from older donors provide good outcomes in most cases

4/13/2004
Pneumonia Raises Death Risk Even in Midlife

Study: People over 40 likelier to die sooner after hospitalization

4/13/2004
Which Walker Works For Me?

Some shopping tips

4/6/2004
Squatting Can Cripple Knees

Prolonged periods of it a risk factor for osteoarthritis

4/6/2004
New Hope for Depressed or Disabled Seniors

Treatments can help them recover, research finds

4/6/2004
Hardening of Arteries Takes Emotional Toll

Atherosclerosis linked to depression, study finds

4/6/2004
Alzheimer's Reduces Life Span

Average survival after diagnosis -- 5.7 years for women, 4.2 years for men

4/5/2004
When Your Memory Is Likely to Fail You

People with low levels of vitamin B12, high genetic risk for Alzheimer's at risk

4/2/2004
Testosterone Therapy Not For Every Man

Treatment may lead to early arrival of heart disease, experts say

3/30/2004
Drug Derived From Licorice Improves Memory

Carbenoxolone may help older people remember, small study says

3/26/2004
Dry Eye Common in Older People

Incidence even greater in those with history of allergies, diabetes

3/24/2004
Elderly With Pneumonia Need Antibiotics Quickly

Timely use in hospital leads to better outcomes, study says