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February 25, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4003–February 25, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4003–February 25, 2016

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 25, 2016). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 2 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

2. “Central States (Pension Fund) calls painful pension cuts the only alternative to a federal bailout,” by Mark Davis (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.kansascity.com…

3. “The latest victims of student debt? The elderly,” by Danny Vinik (politico.com…, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.politico.com…

4. “Is Social Security Too Generous?” by Mark Miller (Reuters via _Money Magazine_, Feb. 25. 2016).
time.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida House (of Representatives) Passes Pension Reform Package,” by Sascha Cordner (WCGU 90.1 FM [Fort Myers] News, Feb. 25, 2016).
news.wgcu.org…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jacksonville defies odds and gets pension bill approved in House (of Representatives),” by David Bauerlein and Tia Mitchell (_Florida Times-Union_, Feb. 25, 2016).
jacksonville.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami mayor: More oversight of nursing homes needed,” by Carol Marbin Miller (_Miami Herald_, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.miamiherald.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Detroit Mayor Mike) Duggan: Pension shortfall could cut in to city services,” by Matt Helms (_Detroit Free-Press_, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.freep.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Beware of the Philly pension blob (crisis)” (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Feb. 25, 2016). Note: this is a _PI_ Editorial.
www.philly.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania’s skyrocketing public pension tab gets a tote board in the Capitol,” by Charles Thompson (pennlive.com…, Feb. 24, 2016).
www.pennlive.com…

11. UTAH NEWS: “Utah seniors reap benefits from Medicare Advantage,” by Carol Somerville (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Feb. 25, 2016). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
www.deseretnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Why are we so scared of euthanasia?” by Andrew Denton (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 25, 2016). Note: this is a _MH_ Commentary piece.
www.theage.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Right-to-die report will call for prior consent in dementia cases,” by Robert Fife And Laura Stone (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement investing for a warming planet: The impact of climate change,” by Joel Schlesinger (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians Investing Abroad In Greater Numbers, After TSX (Toronto [Ontario] Stock Exchange Rout” (Canadian Press via huffingtonpost.ca, Feb. 24, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/02/24/canadians-looking-at-investing-outside-of-the-country-in-greater-numbers_n_9304242.html…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Time has come to treat all pension products equally,” by Narendra Nathan (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra] blog, Feb. 25, 2016).
blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Dutch case casts doubt on move to raise pension age to 68,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/dutch-case-casts-doubt-on-move-to-raise-pension-age-to-68-34484274.html…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Funds Spent 4.5 Billion usd on Local Stocks Last Week,” by Anna Kitanaka and Toshiro Hasegawa (Bloomberg News, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. MOROCCO NEWS: “After strike, Moroccan (trade) unions aim to block pension plan in parliament,” by Aziz El Yaakoubi (Reuters, Feb. 25, 2016).
af.reuters.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Adjustments to Super(annuation), Veteran’s Pension,” by Lianna Albrizio (New Zealand Government Press Release, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1602/S00375/adjustments-to-super-veterans-pension.htm…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Daughter wrote euthanasia submission for father on his deathbed,” by Cate Broughton (stuff.co.nz, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate/77257111/daughter-wrote-euthanasia-submission-for-father-on-his-deathbed…

22. PUERTO RICO/US NEWS: “Treasury Plan for Puerto Rico Favors Pensions Over Bondholders,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Feb. 25, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. UK NEWS: “State pensions still a battleground in fight for sexual equality,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 25, 2016). www.independent.co.uk/money/state-pensions-still-a-battleground-…
in-fight-for-sexual-equality-a6894736.html

24. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborneā€™s relentless attack on hardworking savers is making pensions freedoms meaningless,” by Alex Davies (_City A.M._ [London], Feb. 25, 2016). Note: this is a _City
A.M. Opinion piece.
www.cityam.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Flavonoids in fruits and veggies may help fight weight gain with age,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

26. “What makes the brain tick so fast?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New substance selectively blocks Alzheimer’s enzyme” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Keeping mind active may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s, but not underlying disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Salt intake appears to have little impact on bone health in menopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Older adults have their own perspectives on sadness, loneliness and serenity” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Half of elderly colorectal cancer patients receiving value-less treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Fine-tuning cellular energy increases longevity” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Molecular ‘brake’ prevents excessive inflammation” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Research offers hope for better treatments for retinal degenerative diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Study finds only a small portion of synapses may be active during neurotransmission” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Lower 25-OH D (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D) Tied to Adverse Pathology in Full Prostatectomy” (HealthDay News, Feb. 24, 2016).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

37. “Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers,” by Kathleen Doheny (HealthDay News, Feb. 25, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

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