Senior Citizen News

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4/23/2014
Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study

Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

4/18/2014
Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

4/16/2014
Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

4/11/2014
Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power

But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

4/9/2014
Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

4/4/2014
Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

4/4/2014
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

4/2/2014
Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease

Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

3/26/2014
Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

3/21/2014
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

3/20/2014
Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say

3/19/2014
Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines

Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

3/19/2014
Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

3/18/2014
Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study

But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say

3/18/2014
More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests

Older adults with greater muscle mass had a lower risk of death during study period

3/17/2014
Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?

Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

3/17/2014
Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases

Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

3/17/2014
Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans

American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

3/11/2014
Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds

Complication rates similar to patients in their 80s and younger, researchers say

3/10/2014
Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble

Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized

3/10/2014
Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

3/6/2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

3/5/2014
Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia

Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

2/24/2014
Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors

Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

2/21/2014
Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures

Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

2/20/2014
Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?

Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say

2/19/2014
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says

For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

2/18/2014
After Hip Fracture, Home Exercise Program May Boost Recovery

Study looked at older patients who'd already received traditional rehab

2/14/2014
Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

2/4/2014
Climate Change Predicted to Boost Heat-Related Deaths

Growing elderly population most at risk from extreme temperatures, U.K. researchers warn

1/23/2014
For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One

Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

1/22/2014
Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers

Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

1/21/2014
Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men

Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior

1/21/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries

Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet

1/9/2014
New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia

Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

1/8/2014
Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women

Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

1/3/2014
Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found

12/26/2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

12/17/2013
Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting

But, study also found they frequently get up and move about

12/17/2013
E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study

Drug-resistant H30-Rx strain can lead to blood infection, researchers say

12/13/2013
Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men

Study followed Swedish seniors for six years

12/12/2013
Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living

Study finds they rely on other people or special devices to complete routine tasks

12/12/2013
Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC

There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

12/10/2013
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors

But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

12/2/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Walking Shoes

Suggestions for seniors

11/26/2013
Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls

By late 70s, one-third need separate prescriptions for each eye, study finds

11/20/2013
Quitting Smoking May Help Seniors' Hearts Sooner Than Thought

Study found reduced death rates from heart-related causes within 8 years

11/18/2013
Timely Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes After Hip Fracture

Small study looked at death rates, major complications

11/12/2013
Aerobics Might Boost Brain Health for Older Adults

Researchers said staying mentally sharp most important to those over 50

11/11/2013
More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women

Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death