Misc. Aging News

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11/14/2016
Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack

Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

11/2/2016
Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later

Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

11/2/2016
Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

People with 'biomarkers' for the brain disease were more likely to feel socially detached, study finds

10/31/2016
Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?

Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

10/31/2016
'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People

Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

10/31/2016
1 in 4 Seniors Doesn't Discuss End-of-Life Care

Finding suggests efforts to encourage more planning aren't working, researcher says

10/26/2016
Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

10/11/2016
Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

10/7/2016
Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

10/6/2016
U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

10/6/2016
New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss

Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

10/6/2016
Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising

CDC tally estimates that close to 15 million people now live with this discomfort

10/6/2016
Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

10/5/2016
Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

10/5/2016
Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit?

More people might attain very old age, study finds, but probably not beyond 125 years

10/3/2016
Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

10/3/2016
Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?

Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

9/29/2016
Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin?

Twins study finds white blood cells of sibling with acne seem to age less rapidly

9/28/2016
Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others

New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough

9/26/2016
Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It

But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

9/24/2016
How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

9/22/2016
Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

9/15/2016
Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans

Rates accelerate especially after age 90, study finds, but hearing aids underused

9/14/2016
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

9/12/2016
Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

9/1/2016
1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80

Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

8/29/2016
People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

8/29/2016
Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

8/24/2016
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

8/22/2016
Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

8/19/2016
Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

8/16/2016
The family age connection

The longer your parents live, the more likely you are to live to a ripe old age, new study finds.

8/10/2016
Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

8/10/2016
For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability

And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

8/9/2016
Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care

Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

8/4/2016
FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury

How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

8/3/2016
Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability

But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

8/3/2016
Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

8/1/2016
Age-Related Declines Evident Before 60

Study suggests strength, endurance regimens should start sooner rather than later

7/28/2016
Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

7/28/2016
Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up

7/27/2016
Exercise and Mortality

How dangerous is it really to be a couch potato?

7/27/2016
Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes

Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

7/26/2016
Menopause Hastens Aging, Studies Suggest

Researchers found it boosted cellular aging by an average of 6 percent

7/25/2016
Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

7/25/2016
People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

7/21/2016
Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

7/19/2016
Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

7/19/2016
Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

What you can do to remain upright