Misc. Aging News

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2/28/2016
Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to You

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

2/25/2016
Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise

Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

2/24/2016
Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer's

Study suggests that, for most people, this kind of lifestyle does not curb markers of disease in the brain

2/23/2016
Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

2/23/2016
Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

2/17/2016
Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study

But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

2/17/2016
Testosterone Therapy May Boost Sex Drive in Older Men ...

... But no benefits seen in areas of vitality or physical function, trials show

2/16/2016
Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' Lives

Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

2/11/2016
New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: Study

Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning

2/11/2016
Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging

Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem

2/10/2016
U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study Finds

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

2/10/2016
Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

2/9/2016
Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

2/4/2016
Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men

Males made greater gains than women, study says

2/3/2016
Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a Third

Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say

2/3/2016
Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study

Research may ease some concerns about use of benzodiazapines, but side effects do exist

2/3/2016
When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

2/2/2016
Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

2/2/2016
For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

2/2/2016
Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

2/1/2016
Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age

Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

2/1/2016
Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study

Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

1/28/2016
Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study

Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

1/27/2016
Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the Cold

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

1/21/2016
Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

1/21/2016
Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study Suggests

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

1/21/2016
Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now

Death rates for the oldest old have been dropping since 2008, CDC report finds

1/21/2016
Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia Risk

It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

1/20/2016
Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

1/19/2016
Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

1/15/2016
Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for Seniors

Healthy older people have greater risk of death if blood bicarbonate level too low, research suggests

1/8/2016
Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

1/4/2016
Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?

Stick to recommended guidelines, experts say

12/25/2015
Meals on Wheels Can Deliver Emotional Nourishment, Too

Recipients say they feel less lonely, study finds

12/17/2015
Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

Study finds that mood improves, too

12/14/2015
America's Rural Elderly Face Barriers to Health Care

Study finds chronic disease less common among city seniors

12/11/2015
Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

12/7/2015
Could Dim View on Aging Raise Your Alzheimer's Risk?

Negative stereotypes associated with greater mental decline, study says

12/3/2015
Transplanted Face May Age Prematurely

The field is young, and much is still unknown, surgeon says

12/2/2015
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

11/30/2015
Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

11/30/2015
Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

11/28/2015
Why You Need Flexibility Exercises

Some joints lose up to half their motion with age, expert says

11/25/2015
Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study

Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse

11/24/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

11/20/2015
Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age

Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds

11/20/2015
Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

11/16/2015
Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

11/16/2015
Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

11/13/2015
Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

Government-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapy for form of retinopathy