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Japan's population to drop by 1 million each year Japan's rapid aging means the national population of 128 million will shrink by one-third by 2060.
MSNBC | Jan 30, 2012 12:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Millions now manage aging parents' care from afar Kristy Bryner worries her 80-year-old mom might slip and fall when she picks up the newspaper, or that she'll get in an accident when she drives to the grocery store. What if she has a medical emergency and no one's there to help? What if, like her father
MSNBC | Jan 26, 2012 6:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nicotine patch may help improve memory, study finds Nicotine may help tune up brains of seniors suffering from mild memory loss, a new study shows.
MSNBC | Jan 9, 2012 9:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Senior moment? Nope, just thinking Seniors may be just as mentally agile as younger people. The reason their thinking appears sluggish is they mull things over longer, a new study shows.
MSNBC | Dec 29, 2011 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Gay seniors fear housing discrimination Experts say many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of elder housing facilities ultimately leading many back into the closet after years of being open.
MSNBC | Dec 29, 2011 9:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Elderly brains stay sharp after low trans-fat life A newly developed blood test shows that trans fat consumption in elderly people hurts cognition, and is also linked with brain shrinkage.
MSNBC | Dec 28, 2011 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obesity linked to older adults' risk of falls Obese older adults may be more likely than their thinner peers to suffer a potentially disabling fall -- though the most severely obese may be somewhat protected from injury, a new study suggests.
MSNBC | Dec 27, 2011 10:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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At 100 years old, an Ohio doctor is still in Dr. Fred Goldman of Cincinnati, turned 100 this month and has no plans to retire. He is the oldest physician in Ohio still practicing medicine.
MSNBC | Dec 18, 2011 6:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Eating fish once a week may ward off Alzheimer's Eating fish may keep the brain healthy and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study says.
MSNBC | Nov 30, 2011 2:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it's nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million.
MSNBC | Nov 17, 2011 4:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend