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February 23, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4001–February 23, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4001–February 23, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Bipartisan group calls for universal long-term care insurance plans,” by Jayne O’Donnell (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.us…

2. “Social Security Benefits in a Lake Wobegon (fictitious town in the PBS radio show _A Prairie Home Companion_) World,” by Andrew Biggs (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Feb. 23, 2016). Note: this is a _Forbes_ Opinion piece.
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Dancing 106-year-old describes the day she charmed the Obamas: ‘I can die smiling now’,” by Colby Itkowitz (_Washington Post_, Feb. 23, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jax (Jacksonville) pension tax bill gets final amendment before house special order calendar,” by A.G. Gancarski (floridapolitics.com…, Feb. 22, 2016).
floridapolitics.com…

5. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky chamber (Chamber of Commerce) launches pension awareness campaign” (Associated Press via WKYT Channel 27 [Lexington] TV News, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.wkyt.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Pension costs to rise for MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) and its employees,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.bostonglobe.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Nursing homes need funding as well as oversight,” by Richard Bane (_Boston Globe_, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.bostonglobe.com…

8. VERMONT NEWS: “(Governor Peter) Shumlin calls on retirement board to drop coal (investment),” by Kyle Midura (WCAX Channel 3 [Burlington] TV News, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.wcax.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation funds say changing capital gains tax rules will cost retirees,” by Shalailah Medhora (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Older people abused and exploited, NSW (New South Wales State) parliamentary inquiry hears,” by Rachel Browne
www.smh.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s pension safety net is strong but showing strains,” by Susan Smith (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Colombia to let pension funds invest in hedge funds, commodities -sources,” by Nelson Bocanegra and Julia Symmes Cobb (Reuters, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Bank of Ireland pension deficit grows by 250 million euros (276.803 million usd),” by Ciaran Hancock (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Deadline looms to get funds out of pension,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/deadline-looms-to-get-funds-out-of-pension-34476293.html…

15. ISRAEL NEWS: “Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel), employers agree 1% pension contributions hike” (_Globes_ [Rishon LeZion, Central District], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.globes.co.il/en/article-histadrut-employers-agree-1-hike-in-pension-contributions-1001105859…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “As A Japanese Mountain Village Shrinks, So Do Its Prospects For Kabuki,” by Elise Hu (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 23, 2016). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes 52 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Prioritize reinforcing governance of public pension fund management” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 23, 2016). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
the-japan-news.com…

18. MALTA NEWS: “Euthanasia not on government’s agenda,” by Jurgen Balzan (_Malta Today_ [San Gwann]. Feb. 23, 2016).
www.maltatoday.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Social care ‘at breaking point’ despite (local) council tax rises,” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

20. UK NEWS: “The Government must take responsibility for the elderly” (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 23, 2016). Note: this is an _Independent_ Editorial.
www.independent.co.uk/voices/the-government-must-take-responsibility-for-the-elderly-a6889896.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Pensions tax relief cuts: Why the government is vastly over-estimating what it could save from moving to flat rate relief,” by Sarah Brown (_City A.M._ [London], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.cityam.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “A stressful notion: It appears that retirement may speed up your demise,” by Ariana Eunjung Cha (_Washington Post_ via _Albuquerque [New Mexico] Journal_, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.abqjournal.com…

23. “Body’s immune system may play larger role in Alzheimer’s disease than thought,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Can gene therapy provide a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Loving memory: Catching on to the slow gamma wave: New research into memory transmission may impact treatment of schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s,” by John Holden (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. “Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds,” (HealthDay News, Feb. 23, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Physical Therapy Cuts Urine Leaks in Women With Osteoporosis,” by Marcia Frellick (_Medscape Medical News_, Feb. 23, 2016). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

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