Senior Citizen News

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3/11/2016
Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds

Underlying health, previous functioning are more likely factors, researchers say

3/10/2016
Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

3/9/2016
Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

3/4/2016
Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

3/3/2016
Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

3/1/2016
Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

3/1/2016
Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

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
Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers

Study found risk of crashes more than doubled for those over 80 who used Ambien

2/24/2016
Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

2/23/2016
'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

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

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

2/18/2016
Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

2/18/2016
Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops $11,000 a Year: Study

Helping older survivors with daily activities costs more than previously estimated, researchers say

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

2/15/2016
Race May Affect Risk for Dementia

Study finds rate highest for blacks, lowest for Asian-Americans, but researchers don't know why

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

2/9/2016
Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

2/4/2016
Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

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

Males made greater gains than women, study says

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

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

2/1/2016
Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study Says

This could contribute to higher death rate between Friday, Monday

1/27/2016
Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's Treatment

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

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

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

1/26/2016
After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants Help

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

1/22/2016
Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

1/22/2016
Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke Patients

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

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

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

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

1/14/2016
For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

1/7/2016
Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women

New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69

12/15/2015
Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds

Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

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

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

12/10/2015
X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

In people with hip pain, researchers found bone problem in fewer than one-quarter of images

12/2/2015
Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's Danger

Study found higher levels of beta amyloid in brains of those who didn't move as fast as their peers

12/2/2015
Smog Linked to Heart Disease in Seniors

Study shows higher levels of coarse particulate matter are a problem

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

11/25/2015
FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/12/2015
Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

10/29/2015
Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

10/29/2015
Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

10/26/2015
End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

10/21/2015
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

10/21/2015
Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

10/6/2015
Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

10/2/2015
Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year