Misc. Aging News

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7/28/2015
Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

7/24/2015
Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations

Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier

7/24/2015
Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking

British study finds this demographic may often indulge more than is good for them

7/23/2015
Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

7/23/2015
Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's

Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

7/22/2015
Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia

Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

7/21/2015
Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's

Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

7/21/2015
Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study

Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

7/20/2015
Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

7/20/2015
Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

7/20/2015
Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

7/20/2015
As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

7/20/2015
Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later

25-year study found a link, but cause-and-effect relationship remains unproven

7/20/2015
Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

7/17/2015
Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes

Tissue from Japanese cadavers may provide new clues, researchers say

7/16/2015
Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

They seem to work only when deficiency of the nutrient is severe, study finds

7/15/2015
Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

7/15/2015
Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

7/14/2015
Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds

Higher reimbursement rates by Medicaid may have played a role, researchers say

7/13/2015
Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

7/13/2015
Climate Change May Already Be Costing American Lives

Study found big swings in temperature were linked to higher death rates among seniors in Northeast

7/12/2015
Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly

Chronic illnesses also increase vulnerability to temperature spikes

7/7/2015
Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

7/6/2015
Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

7/6/2015
Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

6/30/2015
A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

6/25/2015
Many More Women Than Men Living to 100

But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

6/23/2015
Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

6/23/2015
Bad Neighborhoods May Make You Age Faster

Living in areas with higher noise and crime adversely affect health, study contends

6/17/2015
Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

6/13/2015
Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

6/12/2015
Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study

Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

6/10/2015
Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

6/10/2015
Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says

Both animal and plant sources are important

6/9/2015
Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

6/9/2015
Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

6/8/2015
Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

6/8/2015
Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

6/2/2015
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

6/1/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study

Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

6/1/2015
ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says

Researchers recommend monitoring patients' mental state

5/28/2015
Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds

Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say

5/26/2015
'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

5/25/2015
Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It

California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

5/22/2015
Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

5/22/2015
Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

Review finds current research is inconclusive

5/21/2015
Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds

5/20/2015
At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile

In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

5/19/2015
The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

5/19/2015
One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say