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February 27, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2283–02/27/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2283, Feb. 27, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama Seeks Automatic Pensions, Labor Enforcement,” by Holly Rosenkrantz (_Bloomberg.com_, Feb. 26, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Obama budget would slow Medicare, Medicaid growth,” (Associated Press via Google News, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.google.com…

3. “US advisers urge broad Medicare payment reform,” by Susan Heavey (Reuters, Feb. 27, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

4. “Social Security Fix Demands Honest Numbers,” by Charles P. Blahous (_Bloomberg.com_, Feb. 27, 2009). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Kohl says baby boomers making risky investments, proposes legislation to direct funds,” (Wheeler News Service via _New Richmond [Wisconsin] News_, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.newrichmond-news.com…

6. “US commodity trend funds find pensions elusive,” by Barani Krishnan (_Reuters_, Feb. 27, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

7. “Policy experts urge scrutiny of senior tax breaks,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to cut pensions of O.C. (Orange County) deputies,” by Christine Hanley (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 27, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Alzheimer’s population in Sacramento County likely to double by 2030,” by Carrie Peyton (_Sacramento Bee_, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.sacbee.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Sacramento retirees may lose $50 million in scam,” (Associated Press via _MercuryNews.com_, Feb. 26, 2009).
www.mercurynews.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State grapples with retirees’ health benefits,” by Wyatt Buchanan (_Chronicle_ [San Francisco], Feb. 26, 2009).
www.sfgate.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: ‘Senior citizens could lose free rides on CTA (Chicago Transit Authority),” (Associated Press via _ABC7Chicago.com_, Feb. 27, 2009).
abclocal.go.com…

13. IOWA NEWS: “IPERS hires Indiana law firm to try to recoup assets,” by William Petroski (_Des Moines Register_, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

14. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Report calculates economic benefits of pensions,” by Sarah Chacko (_The Advocate_ [Baton Rouge], Feb. 27, 2009).
www.2theadvocate.com…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Judge Lets Delphi Halt Salaried Retiree Benefits,” (Associated Press via _MSNBC.com_, Feb. 26, 2009).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension and college funds mull fraud damage,” by Martha Graybow (Reuters, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “Madoff scandal hits home, carpenter’s union may lose pensions,” (WHEC-TV via _MSNBC.com_, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension funds call for reform as losses hit Euro 30bn,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 27, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Seanad to push through pension bill,” (Press Association via Google News, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.google.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Government to be targeted as civil servants step up action,” by Anne-Marie Walsh and Ralph Riegel (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 27, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/government-to-be-targeted-as-civil-servants-step-up-action-1655615.html…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan pension fund posts record loss,” (Reuters, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Nissan design seeks to appeal to aging Japan,” by Yuri Kageyama (Associated Press via Google News, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.google.com…

23. PUERTO RICO/SWITZERLAND NEWS: “UBS in Puerto Rico Pension Gets Fee Bonanza Seen as Conflicted,” by David Evans (_Bloomberg.com_, Feb. 27, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

24. UK NEWS: “One fifth of council tax goes on local authority final salary pensions,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/4838998/One-fifth-of-council-tax-goes-on-local-authority-final-salary-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Daytime sleepiness predicts death in the elderly,” (Reuters Health, Feb. 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Houseplants increase quality of life for retirement community residents,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Older Women Find Health Benefits Through Volunteer Program,” (Gerontological Society of America via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 26, 2009).
www.geron.org…

28. “Alzheimer’s-associated plaques may have impact throughout the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Research reveals some of Alzheimer’s secrets,”(Reuters Health, Feb. 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

February 26, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2282–02/26/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2282–February 26, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Spending Still Varies Widely by Region,” by Reed Abelson (_New York Times_, February 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Obama Seeks Automatic Pensions, Spending on Labor Enforcement,” by Holly Rosenkrantz (_Bloomberg News_, February 26, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Study: Fewer Than 1 In 3 Americans Expect To Fully Retire,” (_Dayton Business Journal_, February 26, 2009).
www.biz…

4. “Congress Takes Up Boomer Retirement Woes,” by Mark Huffman (_Consumer Affairs_, February 26, 2009).
www.consumeraffairs.com…

5. “Cuts Await Medicare Insurers,” by Vanessa Fuhrmans (_Wall St. Journal_, February 26, 2009, P. A2). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Big Jump In Alzheimer’s Cost Expected In State,” by Victoria Colliver (_San Francisco Chronicle_, February 26, 2009).
www.sfgate.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Poverty Pervasive For L.A.’s Elderly,” by Troy Anderson (_Contra Costa Times_, February 26, 2009).
www.contracostatimes.com…

8. MISSOURI NEWS: “Hundreds ask Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to restore Medicaid,” by Virginia Young (_St Louis Dispatch_, February 26, 2009).
www.stltoday.com…

9. MONTANA NEWS: “Mont. Bill: Early Retirement Nixed To Plug Gap,” by Kahrin Deines (_Forbes via Associated Press_, February 26, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Details Of Pension Savings Not Divulged,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, February 26, 2009).
www.projo.com…

11. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC Lt. gov: combine agencies for elderly, disabled,” by Jim Davenport (Associated Press via _Mrytle Beach Sun Times_, February 25, 2009).
www.thesunnews.com…

12. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “W.Va. Increases Spending On Public Pension Funds,” (_MSNBC_, February 26, 2009).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Wealthy Pensioners To Lose Out,” by Stephanie Peatling (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 27, 2009).
www.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian Taxpayers Face Double Pension Peril,” by John Greenwood (_Financial Post_, February 25, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec Pension Fund Loses 25%,” by Andrew Chung (_Toronto Star_, February 26, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Beijing To Rejigger National Pension Fund,” by Victoria Ruan (_Wall St. Journal_, February 26, 2009, P. C2). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

17. FINLAND NEWS: “Government Raises Retirement Age To 65,” by Pekka Pohjolainen (_Helsinki Times_, February 26, 2009).
www.helsinkitimes.fi/htimes/index.php/domestic-news/general/5339-government-raises-retirement-age-to-65…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Dail Passes Pensions Levy By 81 Votes To 72,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 26, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Civil Servants Stage One-Day Strike Against Pension Levy,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 26, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. ISRAEL NEWS: “Pension clearing house moves forward,” by Ron Stein (_Globes_ [Jerusalem], February 26, 2009).
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000429562&fid=942…

21. UK NEWS: “Government admits taking advice on cutting public sector pensions,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 26, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/4839331/Government-admits-taking-advice-on-cutting-public-sector-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Mad Cow And Alzheimer’s Have Surprising Link,” by Jon Hamilton (_NPR All Things Considered_, February 26, 2009, available in Real Player and Windows Media Player).
www.npr.org…

23. “‘Harmless’ Prion Protein Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Heidi Ledford (_NatureNews_, February 25, 2009).
www.nature.com…

24. “‘Brain training’ claims dismissed,” (_BBC News_, February 26, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7912379.stm…

25. “Long hours link to dementia risk,” (_BBC News_, February 25, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7909464.stm…

26. “Older Men Urged to Consider a Drug to Prevent Prostate Cancer,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, February 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Experts Promote Baldness Drug For Prostate Cancer,” by Will Dunham (Reuters Health, February 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

28. “Proepithelin Encourages Cell Growth And Migration In Prostate Cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “‘Dark Cells’ of Living Retina Imaged for the First Time,” (University of Rochester via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science],
February 26, 2009).
www.rochester.edu…

30. “New ASCO/AUA Guideline Recommends Men And Their Doctors Discuss Using 5-Aris To Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Naturally Produced Estrogen May Protect Women From Parkinson’s Disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Joint Replacement Need To Exceed Surgeon Supply,” by Anthony J. Brown (Reuters Health, February 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

February 25, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2281–02/25/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2281, February 25, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama budget may offer Medicare reform clues,” by Susan Heavey (_Reuters_, February 25, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Debunk Social Security ‘crisis’ myth,” by Marie Cocco (_Indianapolis Star_, February 25, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.indystar.com…

3. “Delphi Wins Approval to End Retiree Benefits,” by David McLaughlin (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], February 25, 2009, P. B3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title. Full Text is also available via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

4. “Americans increasingly insecure about retirement,” by Pedro Nicolaci da Costa (_Reuters_, February 25, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

5. “401(k) members must save harder,” (_Global Pensions_ [London], February 25, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

6. “U.S. may need new retirement savings plans: lawmaker,” by Susan Cornwell (_Reuters_, February 24, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “Cuts to seniors program decried,” by Steven Falkenhagen (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], February 25, 2009).
www.azcentral.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Report: State spending too much for retiree health care,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, February 25, 2009).
www.sacbee.com…

9. IOWA NEWS: “Futures regulators hit snags in pension fund that led to brokers’ suspensions,” by William Petroski (_Des Moines Register_, February 25, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “Reno might stop paying all employee pension costs,” by Susan Voyles (_Reno Gazette-Journal_, February 25, 2009).
www.rgj.com…

11. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Fairfax Seniors Fear Loss of Gathering Place,” by Sandhya Somashekhar (_Washington Post_, February 25, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. WYOMING NEWS: “New billboard designed to help end elder abuse,” by Baylie Davis (_Wyoming Tribune-Eagle_ [Cheyenne], February 25, 2009).
www.wyomingnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Millionaires blasted for claiming pensions,” by Stephanie Peatling (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 26, 2009).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Government acts to help stricken self-funded retirees,” by John Collett (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 25, 2009).
www.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Keep on truckin’; Their RRSP portfolios deflated along with the economy, many Canadians are facing a longer wait for retirement. But there are benefits to working longer, and, as one expert says, ‘You never want to retire in a bad market’,” by Darcy Keith (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 25, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse blames record loss on global financial crisis,” by Don MacDonald and Paul Vieira (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], February 25, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Most Canadians holding steady on retirement investments: Poll,” by Norma Greenway (_Vancouver Sun_, February 24, 2009).
www.vancouversun.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Pension fund to increase overseas investment,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], February 25, 2009).
www.chinadaily.com…

19. FINLAND NEWS: “Government decides on gradual raising of minimum age for old-age pension to 65,” (_Helsingin Sanomat_ [Helsinki], February 25, 2009).
www.hs.fi/english/article/Government+decides+on+gradual+raising+of+minimum+age+for+old-age+pension+to+65/1135243815169…

20. INDIA NEWS: “Expenditure panel moots higher retirement age,” (_Hindu_ [Madras], February 25, 2009).
www.hindu.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension levy legislation due before Dáil,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 25, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “ECB rejects Irish government pension levy,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], February 25, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension estimate ‘too optimistic’ / Ministry’s basic scenario assumes economic recovery in near future,” by Hiroshi Ishizaki and Kiyofumi Matsunaga (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], February 25, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090225TDY03106.htm…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Shaky pension system must be sorted out,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], February 25, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/20090225TDY04305.htm…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension system outlook,” (_Asahi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], February 25, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.asahi.com…

26. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “‘Hands off our pensions’: FNV,” (_DutchNews.nl_, February 25, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

27. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “More elderly dying after surgery, study finds,” by Kim Thomas (_The Press_ [Christchurch City], February 26, 2009).
www.stuff.co.nz/4860182a11.html…

28. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elder abuse an ongoing problem,” by Hannah Norton (_Manukau Courier_, February 26, 2009).
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/sundaystartimes/auckland/4859430a6497.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Drug recommended to prevent prostate cancer in some older men,” by Thomas H. Maugh II (_Los Angeles Times_, February 25, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

30. “More Men Are Urged to Take Drug Against Prostate Cancer,” by Shankar Vedantam (_Washington Post_, February 25, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

31. “Strength training helpful after knee replacement,” (Reuters Health, February 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

32. “Yale researchers find new piece in Alzheimer’s puzzle,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 24, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2280–02/24/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2280, February 24, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “UAW, Ford Cut Deal On Health Benefits,” by Peter Whoriskey and Brady Dennis (_Washington Post_, February 24, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Ford reaches deal with UAW on retiree healthcare,” by Ken Bensinger (_Los Angeles Times_, February 24, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Ford Gets UAW Concessions Ahead of Rivals,” by Matthew Dolan and Jeff Bennett (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], February 24, 2009, P. B1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title. Full Text is also available via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

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4. “New Rule Enacted by Bush Administration Impedes Cases Against Nursing Homes,” by Cindy Skrzycki (_Washington Post_, February 24, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Insurer stocks tumble after Medicare announcement,” by Tom Murphy (Associated Press via _Google_, February 23, 2009).
www.google.com…

6. “Miller Says 401(k) Plans Are High-Stakes ‘Crap Shoot’,” by Alexis Leondis (_Bloomberg_, February 24, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. “In Turnabout, Children Take Caregiver Role,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, February 23, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Almost half of California seniors struggle to survive,” Karne de Sa (_San Jose Mercury News_, February 24, 2009).
www.mercurynews.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Ex-senior center manager understands the crisis,” by Tyche Hendricks (_San Francisco Chronicle_, February 24, 2009).
www.sfgate.com…

10. IOWA NEWS: “IPERS: $339 million of assets frozen under federal probe,” by William Petroski (_Des Moines Register_, February 24, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Bill targets pensions of convicted Oklahoma officials,” by Michael McNutt (_The Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], February 24, 2009).
newsok.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirement by 70 a fading hope for many,” by Tim Colebatch (_The Age_ [Melbourne], February 25, 2009).
www.theage.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super seen as rort for the rich,” by Adele Horin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 25, 2009).
www.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa won’t aid GM pension plan,” by Shawn McCarthy, Karen Howlett, and Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 24, 2009).
business.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “OMERS books $8-billion (US $ 6.4bn) 2008 investment loss; return negative 15.3 per cent,” (Canadian Press via _Google_, February 23, 2009).
www.google.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Losses shake up pension thinking; Employees worry over savings that may now be at risk,” by Ray Turchansky (Canwest News Service via _Canada.com_, February 24, 2009).
www.canada.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Government of Canada Supports 16 Elder Abuse Awareness Projects Across Canada,” (_MSNBC_, February 24, 2009).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “ECB adds voice to warnings on Irish public pension levy,” (Reuters via _Forbes_, February 24, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

19. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch pension funds get more time on solvency,” (_Reuters_, February 23, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Elderly should be able to sell homes to Government to move into care,” by James Kirkup and Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_, February 24, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/4788731/Elderly-should-be-able-to-sell-homes-to-Government-to-move-into-care.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Trustees urged to act to protect company pensions,” by John Greenwood (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 24, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/4797783/Trustees-urged-to-act-to-protect-company-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Putting Muscle Behind End-of-Life Wishes,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, February 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Large study of older people boosts evidence linking calcium-rich diets with lower cancer risks,” by Lindsay Tanner (Associated Press via _Newsday_ [New York], February 23, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

24. “Aging: Vitamin D Levels Tied to Dementia Risk,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, February 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Study: B vitamins could lower risk of macular degeneration,” by Mary Brophy Marcus (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 23, 2009).
www.us…

26. “B vitamins may ward off age-related vision loss,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, February 23, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Mechanisms that prevent Alzheimer’s Disease: Enzymatic activity plays key role,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Safety: When to Ground Alzheimer’s Drivers?” by Eric Nagourney (_New York Times_, February 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “Don’t write off seniors: Retirees are pursuing their life dreams,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 23, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings–No. 2279, 02/23/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2279, February 23, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Democrats Resisting (President Barack) Obama on Social Security,” by Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, Feb. 23, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Elderly Emerge as a New Class Of Workers–and the Jobless,” by Clare Ansberry (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Feb. 23, 2009).  Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article. In addition, users might try doing a title or author search for the story in Google News.

3. “Senate Weighing New Rules for Retirement Funds,” by Ylan Q. Mui (_Washington Post_, Feb. 23, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Delphi (Corporation) salaried retirees fight benefit cuts,” by Bree Fowler (Associated Press via Google News, Feb. 22, 2009).
www.google.com…

5. “Will pension funds suffer the next financial implosion?” by Kathleen Connell (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.csmonitor.com…

6. “Many pension plans covered by safeguards,” by Mary Beth Fanklin (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance via _Newsday_ [Long Island, New York], Feb. 22, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

7. “Federal pension agency is braced for recession,” by Deb Riechmann (Associated Press via _Keene [New Hampshire] Sentinel_, Feb. 21, 2009).
sentinelsource.com…

8. “Baby boomers aren’t sailing into cushy retirements,” by Jane Glenn Haas (_Orange County [California] Register_ via _Detroit [Michigan] Free Press_, Feb. 22, 2009).
www.freep.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ALASKA NEWS: “Retirement options: State should let workers choose defined benefit or 401(k)” (_Anchorage Daily News_, Feb. 21, 2009). Note: this is an _ADN_ Editorial.
www.adn.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Japanese and Koreans learn to live together in harmony in L.A.’s (Los Angeles) Little Tokyo,” by Teresa Watanabe (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 23, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: OBITUARY: “Janet Witkin dies at 62; founder of organization to give seniors independent-living options,” by Valerie J. Nelson (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 23, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension debt taking toll on city’s (of Bakersfield) budget: 205 million dollar debt could hurt services, some fear,” by James Geluso (_Bakersfield Californian_, Feb. 21, 2009).
www.bakersfield.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Marin) County pension costs to rise,” by Nels Johnson (_Marin Independent Journal_, Feb. 22, 2009).
www.marinij.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Drugs used at Kern (County) nursing home can be deadly for elderly,” by Stacey Shepard (_Bakersfield Californian_, Feb. 20, 2009).
www.bakersfield.com…

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension program’s interest rate cut: S.D. (San Diego) city workers’ benefit pared again, to 3.54% from 7.75%,” by Ronald W. Powell (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Feb. 21, 2009).
www3.signonsandiego.com…

16. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Sounding the alarm on public pensions,” by Michael Stetz (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Feb. 22, 2009).
www3.signonsandiego.com…

17. CALIFORNIA NEWS: Over the weekend, The _Santa Cruz Sentinel_ produces a three part series entitled _Collision in Care_, by Jocelyn Wiener

Part I: “Santa Cruz County’s looming doctor crisis” (Feb. 20, 2009).
www.santacruzsentinel.com…

Part II: “Care for county’s elderly reaches tipping point” (Feb. 21, 2009).
www.santacruzsentinel.com…

Part III: “Medical professionals seek a way out of shortage of primary care doctors accepting Medicare” (Feb. 22, 2009).
www.santacruzsentinel.com…

18. FLORIDA NEWS: “Government Leaders Double-Dip With Paychecks and Pensions,” by Zac Anderson (_Lakeland Ledger_, Feb. 22, 2009).
www.theledger.com…

19. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “A retirement party gone wild” (_Boston Globe_, Feb. 23, 2009). Note: this is a _BG_ Editorial.
www.boston.com…

20. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Sisters join forces to keep seniors safe,” by Lisa Redmond (_Lowell Sun_, Feb. 23, 2009).
www.lowellsun.com…

21. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Dementia – and its dangers – overlooked, elder advocates say following (former American Wrestling Association world champion) Verne Gagne incident,” by Jeremy Olson (_St. Paul Pioneer-Press_, Feb. 21, 2009).
www.twincities.com…

22. NEBRASKA NEWS: “State pension fund may take years to rebuild,” by Martha Stoddard (_North Platte Telegraph_, Feb. 21, 2009).
www.nptelegraph.com…

23. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Circumstances dictate to retire or not,” by Rick Wills (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Feb. 22, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

24. TENNESSEE NEWS: “73-Year Old College Basketball Player Benched” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 22, 2009, audio software required to listen to this transcript, running time: 5 minutes, 29 seconds).
www.npr.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

25. EUROPE NEWS: “Right-To-Die Cases Roil Europe,” by Sylvia Poggioli (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition_, Feb. 22, 2009). In addition to the print transcript an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 11 seconds) is available.
www.npr.org…

26. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “It’s a long haul to super(annuation) results,” by Fiona Reynolds (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 24, 2009).
business.theage.com…

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension fund ‘monopolies’ emerging in Australia,” by Andrew Robertson (Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Australia News, Feb. 23, 2009).
www.radioaustralianews.net…

28. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retired boomers who reject children live in an unhealthy world,” by Randa Abdel-Fattah (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 23, 2009). Note: this is an _Age_ Opinion piece.
www.theage.com…

29. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pensioners in PM’s (Prime Minister’s) electorate go without meals,” by Melanie Christiansen and Michael Madigan (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.news.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “Icebergs in (Alberta) Pension waters,” by Karen Mazurkewich (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

31. CANADA NEWS: “More trips to doctor drive up health-care spending: Costs rise 76 billion dollars (60.73 billion US dollars), but aging population is not to blame, reports says,” by Kenyon Wallace (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

32. CANADA NEWS: “GM (General Motors) says it can’t afford pension, medical plans, by James Daw (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 21, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

33. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech pension funds’ profit falls by  3.7 billion koruna (164 million US dollars) to  706 million koruna (31 million US dollars) in 2008” (Ceska tiskova kancelar (Czech News Agency) via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], Feb. 23, 2009).
praguemonitor.com…

34. INDIA NEWS: “Recession impacts Indians’ plans for early retirement, pilgrimages” (Indo-Asian News Service via Siliconindia.com…, Feb. 23, 2009).
www.siliconindia.com…

35. INDIA NEWS: “Ex-servicemen return medals over pension parity issue” (Press Trust of India, Feb. 21, 2009).
www.ptinews.com…

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36. IRELAND NEWS: “(Head of the Health Service Executive Brendan) Drumm says health service deficit may exceed 1.1 billion euros (1.41 billion US dollars)” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

37. IRELAND NEWS: “Garda body seeks legal advice on pension levy,” by Conor Lally (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 21, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

38. IRELAND NEWS: “‘This isn’t a pension levy. It’s a pay cut’,” by Carl O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

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39. NIGERIA NEWS: “Financial crisis: 220 billion naira (152.9 million US dollars) pension fund at risk,” by Funmi Komlafe, Peter Egwuatu, and Victor Ahiuma-Yooung (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.vanguardngr.com…

40. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Govt. decides to release elderly persons,” by Kelum Bandara (_Daily Mirror_ [Colombo], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=41363…

41. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “(Public Protector Lawrence Mushwana slams ‘state illegal pensions grab’,” by Xolani Mbanjwa (_Cape Argus_ [Capetown, Western Cape], Feb. 22, 2009).
www.iol.co.za…

42. TAIWAN NEWS: “Gov’t plans long-term care insurance program” (_China Post_ [Taipei], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.chinapost.com…

43. UK NEWS: “News Review interview: John Suchet (former Independent Television News  Newsreader [Anchor]), In a moving, painfully honest account, the newsreader tells of his loneliness and anguish as dementia gradually robs him of his wife,” by Rosie Millard (_Times_ [London], Feb. 22, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/features/article5779854.ece…

44. UK NEWS: “‘Right to die’ can become a ‘duty to die’: Vulnerable people can be bullied into assisted suicide,” by Wesley Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 21, 2009). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/4736927/Right-to-die-can-become-a-duty-to-die.html…

45. UK NEWS: “Senior service: Older workers often feel ignored, but wise employers realise that diversity pays dividends,” by Julie Ferry (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 21, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/feb/21/workandcareers…

46. UK NEWS: “Shock of means testing rules for elderly care,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 21, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/4741869/Shock-of-means-testing-rules-for-elderly-care.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

47. “No longer a gray area: Our hair bleaches itself as we grow older” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Calculating gene and protein connections in a Parkinson’s disease model” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 20, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2278–02/20/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2278, Feb. 20, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “GM needs $12.3B for pension fund by 2014,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit News_, February 19, 2009).
www.detnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Huge pension fund losses could require reforms,” by Edward Sifuentes (_North County Times_ [Escondido], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.northcountytimes.com…

3. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Bill is back to keep elderly drivers off the road,” by Nancy Reardon (_Daily News Tribune_ [Waltham], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.dailynewstribune.com…

4. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada Legislature: Retiree benefit cuts draconian,” by Geoff Dornan (_Nevada Appeal_ [Carson City], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.nevadaappeal.com…

5. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Hampton could save $650,000,” by Patrick Cronin (_Herald_ [Portsmouth], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.seacoastonline.com…

6. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Treasurer: NC pension fund needs extra $359M,” by Gary D. Robertson (Associated Press via _MSNBC.com_, Feb. 19, 2009).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “County pension fund took big hit in past 12 months,” by J.D. Prose (_Beaver County Times_ [Bridgewater], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.timesonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Jenny Macklin places pension rise on budget agenda,” by Patricia Karvelas (_Australian_ [Sydney], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Pension fund is no activist PetroCan investor: CFO (Chief Financial Officer),” (Reuters, Feb. 19, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

10. INDIA NEWS: “No provision for PF (Provident Fund) and pension in many cos: Mercer,” (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai], Feb. 20, 2009).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “Healy-Rae calls on State to postpone pension levy,” by Anne Lucey (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Lenihan tells Dl of fight for ‘economic future’ as he introduces pension levy Bill,” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “ICTU (Irish Congress of Trade Unions) has lost way over pension action,” by Frank Cosgrove (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Feb. 20, 2009). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.independent.ie/opinion/letters/ictu-has-lost-way-over-pension-action-1646850.html…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Teachers will pay 27% of salary to pension – TUI (Teachers’ Union of Ireland),” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Revenue doesn’t know cost of pension tax break for super-rich,” by Michael Brennan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/revenue-doesnt-know-cost-of-pension-tax-break-for-superrich-1646888.html…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Parks install playground equipment for elderly,” (_Daily Yomiuri_ [Tokyo], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090220TDY04303.htm…

17. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Pension funds to get more time for buffers,” (_DutchNews.nl_, Feb. 20, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Market slump hits pension funds,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 20, 2009).
business.scotsman.com…

19. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Standard Life plays down unfair tactics claim on pensions,” by Simon Bain (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.theherald.co.uk/business/news/display.var.2490485.0.Standard_Life_plays_down_unfair_tactics_claim_on_pensions.php…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Senior Citizens Hit Record High of 5 Mil.,” by Lee Hyo-sik (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

21. UK NEWS: “Inflation will cost pensioners’ hundreds of pounds next year, Tories say,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/4699818/Inflation-will-cost-pensioners-hundreds-of-pounds-next-year-Tories-say.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Pensions watchdog whose quiet bark belies a powerful bite,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/feb/20/norgrove-pensions-marks-spencer…

23. UK NEWS: “Government raid on pension funds to rescue schools building scheme,” by Jill Sherman (_Times_ [London], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article5769537.ece…

24. UKRAINE NEWS: “[Prime Minister] Tymoshenko: Pension Fund’s revenues will exceed target by 17 percent in February,” (_Post_ [Kiev], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.kyivpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Mechanism of Aging, Death Unveiled,” by Kim Tong-hyung (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

26. “Anti-aging pathway enhances cell stress response,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “If Parents Had Alzheimer’s, Aging May Come Early,” by Carolyn Colwell (HealthDay News via _BusinessWeek_ [New York], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.businessweek.com…

28. “Ending prostate PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test safe for most elderly men,” (Reuters Health, Feb. 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

29. “Prostate specific antigen testing may be unnecessary for some older men,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “When should prostate-specific antigen testing be stopped?,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Buck Scientists Propose New Model For Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Buck Institute via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.buckinstitute.org…

32. “Most U.S. hospitals don’t provide powerful acute stroke drug to Medicare patients,” (American Heart Association via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2009).
americanheart.mediaroom.com…

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2277–02/19/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2277, February 19, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Nearly Half of U.S. Service members Confident About Retirement, 22 Percent Unaware of Thrift Savings Plan, New FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Foundation Survey Shows,” (_Business Wire_, Feb. 19, 2009).
www.businesswire.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pensions Cost Businesses And People More Than Tax Dollars,” by Sylvia Lovely (_Business Lexington_, Feb. 19, 2009).
www.biz…

3. NEBRASKA NEWS: “States retirement plan lost 2 billion dollars,” by Nancy Hicks (_Columbus Telegram_, Feb. 19, 2009).
www.columbustelegram.com…

4. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “State’s pension funds need extra 359 million dollars,” by Gary D. Robertson (_Charlotte News and Observer via Associated Press_, Feb. 19, 2009).
www.newsobserver.com…

5. NORTH CARLINA NEWS: “Elderly hit harder by recession,” by Thomas Goldsmith (_Raleigh News and Observer_, Feb. 18, 2009).
www.newsobserver.com…

6. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Bill to Prevent Abuse of Elderly Passes Committee” (_Bixby Bulletin_, Feb. 19, 2009).
www.bixbybulletin.com…

7. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Despite pension fund losses, county retirees’ checks called safe,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Feb. 18, 2009).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) Reforms Welcome But There’s More Work To Do,” by Glenda Korporaal (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tony Abbott Says 35 dollar (22.34 US dollars) Pension Rise May Be Too Much,” by Gerard McManus and Michael Harvey (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.news.com…

10. BRAZIL NEWS: “Banco Do Brasil Q(uarter) 4 Net Jumps On Pension Plan Gains,” (Reuters UK [London], Feb. 19, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “GM (General Motors) Seeks Government Pension Aid,” by Greg Keenan and Karen Howlett (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers Postpone Retirement As Economy Declines: Survey,” by Derek Abma (CanWest News Service, Feb. 19, 2009).
www.canada.com…

13. “Single baby boomers need to plan for retirement,” by Rosemary McCracken (CanWest News Service via _Herald_ (Calgary, Alberta).
www.calgaryherald.com…

14. GHANA NEWS: “Pension Reforms in Ghana,” by Daniel Aidoo Mensah (Ghanain Chronicle_ [Accra] via_All Africa_, Feb. 19, 2009).
allafrica.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “New Pension System Soon, To Cover Unorganised Sector,” (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Feb. 19, 2009).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

16. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch pensions to get more time on solvency-report” (Reuters, Feb. 19, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

17. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “(Finance Minister Brian) Lenihan reiterates defence of pension levy” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/ireland/politics/lenihan-reiterates-defence-of-pension-levy-14195900.html…

18. POLAND NEWS: “Polish police, others protest pension law changes” (Associated Press via MSNBC.com…, Feb. 19, 2009).
news.moneycentral.msn.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Workers See Value Of Pensions Fall By 25Pc,” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/4697300/Workers-see-value-of-pensions-fall-by-25pc.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Companies Told To Put Pensions Before Divis (dividends),” (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 19, 2009).
thescotsman.scotsman.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “A Prenatal Link to Alzheimer’s?,” by Ron Winslow (_Wall St. Journal_, Feb. 19, 2009, P. D3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

22. “Alzheimer’s May Hijack Chemical Mechanism,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, Feb. 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “New Study Finds Blacks Still Lag In Obtaining Total Knee Replacements,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.arthritis.org…

24. “Free Radicals May Have No Role In Ageing: Study ,” (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.hindu.com…

25. “An Emergency Room Built Specially For Seniors,” by Joseph Shapiro (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 19, 2009. In addition to the print transcript, this story is available in Real Player and Windows Media Player, running time: 5 minutes: 10 seconds).
www.npr.org…

26. “ED (erectile dysfunction) In Younger Men May Foretell Heart Disease,” (Reuters Health, Feb. 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Gaps In Colorectal Cancer Screening Persist Between Whites And Non-Whites,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Inhibiting Proteins May Prevent Cartilage Breakdown in Arthritis Patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2009).
munews.missouri.edu…

29. “Researchers In Wrexham University Get Closer To Developing The Kitchen Of Tomorrow,” by Moira Sharkey (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales], Feb. 19, 2009).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/02/19/researchers-in-wrexham-university-get-closer-to-developing-the-kitchen-of-tomorrow-91466-22958851/…

30. “Therapists To Give Elderly Eating Advice,” (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 19, 2009).
news.scotsman.com…

February 18, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2276–02/18/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–February 18, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pension Guaranty Agency’s Deficit Likely To Grow,” (_Newsday via Associated Press_, February 18, 2009).
www.newsday.com……

2. “Looming Pension Shortfall Another Hurdle For GM,” (_CNNMoney.com_, February 18, 2009).
money.cnn.com……

3. “Bar mitzvahs grow among seniors,” (Associated Press via _International Herald Tribune_ [Paris], February 18, 2009).
www.iht.com……

US STATE NEWS:

4. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. Pension Funds Warn Lawmakers Of Major Losses,” by Mark Scolforo (Associated Press via _Forbes_, February 18, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

5. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Single Pension ‘Too Low’ As Review Calls For Shake-Up Of Bonus System,” by Patricia Karvelas (_Australian_ [Sydney], February 18, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com……

6. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation Change To Protect Nest Eggs By Waiving Minimum Withdrawal Rules,” (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne], February 18, 2009).
www.news.com……

7. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirees Win Super Relief,” by Max Newnham (_Age_ [Melbourne], February 19, 2009).
www.theage.com……

8. CANADA NEWS: “Economy Causing One In Four Canadian Boomers To Delay Retirement, Bank Poll Finds,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Ontario], February 18, 2009).
network.nationalpost.com……

9. INDIA NEWS: “Chandigarh Hikes Old Age Pension To Rs 500 Per Month,” by Balwant Dhillon (_Punjab Newspaper_, February 18, 2009).
www.punjabnewspaper.com……

10. IRELAND NEWS: “Government Publishes Pensions Levy Bill,” by Elaine Edwards (_Irish Times_ [Dubin], February 18, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com……

11. IRELAND NEWS: “Public-private pension disparity,” by Mark Hennessy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 18, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com……

12. SWEDEN NEWS: “Swedish pension fund posts 20 percent loss,” by Cecilia Valente (_Reuters_, February 18, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

13. TAIWAN NEWS: “TB Treatment Delays In Taiwan,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

14. UK NEWS: “Companies warned that pensions must come before dividends,” by Philip Inman (_The Guardian_ [London], February 18, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/……

15. UK NEWS: “Watchdog issues pensions warning,” (_BBC News_, February 18, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7896734.stm…

16. UK/ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Elderly Britons given lifeline out of Zimbabwe,” by Richard Ford (_The Times_ [London], February 18, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/……

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Formal “Brain Exercise” Won’t Help Healthy Seniors,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, February 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com……

18. “Quilting, pottery and computer games ‘may cut risk of dementia’,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 17, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/……

19. “A Drug Could Improve The Memory Of Those With Alzheimer’s Disease ,” (Basque Research via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2009).
www.basqueresearch.com……

20. “ORNL, UT Project Could Save Vision Of Millions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2009).
http…pub_releases/2009-02/drnl-oup021709.php

21. “Volunteer Program Helps Older Women Stay Active,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, February 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com……

22. “Passive Smoke And Dementia,” (_Scotsman_, February 18, 2009).
thescotsman.scotsman.com……

23. “Liver Target For Alzheimer’s,” (_Scotsman_, February 18, 2009).
thescotsman.scotsman.com……

24. “Long-Lived Rat May Hold Clues to Combatting Aging,” by Brandon Keim (_Wired Science Magazine_, February 18, 2009).
blog.wired.com……

25. “Menopause drug linked to breast cancer relapse: study,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, February 18, 2009).
www.abc.net…

February 17, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2275–02/17/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2275–February 17, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Union Talks Seen as Key as G.M. Makes Case for Funds,” by Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley (_New York Times_, February 17, 2009). Note: _NYT_  requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com……

2. “Pension insurer’s deficit deepening,” by Deb Riechmann (Associated Press via _Columbus Dispatch_, February 17, 2009).
www.columbusdispatch.com……

3. “Medicare Drug Negotiations Could Cut Costs,” (_Greenville News_, February 17, 2009). Note: This is an op-ed piece.
www.greenvilleonline.com……

4. “Smart Strategies For Elder-Care,” by Lisa Scherzer (_Wall St. Journal_, February 17, 2009, P. B12). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

US STATE NEWS:

5. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Violence Against Seniors On The Rise,” by Doug Guthrie and Charles E. Ramirez (_Detroit News_, February 17, 2009).
www.detnews.com……

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “Elderly New Yorkers Angry As Crisis Hits Poorest,” by Claudia Parsons (_Reuters UK_ [London], February 17, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “Seniors Fear Cuts To Adult Day Care: ‘It Makes Absolutely No Sense,” (_New York Daily News_, February 17, 2009).
www.nydailynews.com……

8. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RIPEC Calls For State Pension Changes,” by William Hamilton (_Providence Business News_, February 17, 2009).
www.pbn.com…

9. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Programs To Help Elderly May Face Cuts,” by Liv Osby (_Greenville News_, February 17, 2009).
www.greenvilleonline.com……

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged Care Bonds Back On Agenda,” by Siobhain Ryan (_Australian_ [Sydney], February 17, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com……

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Bigger Pension Recommended For 70-Plus Retirees,” by Melanie Christiansen (_Courier Mail_ [Queensland], February 17, 2009).
www.news.com……

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Shoddy Nursing Homes To Be Named And Shamed,” by Patricia Karvelas (_Australian_ [Sydney], February 17, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com……

13. CANADA NEWS: “CPPIB posts negative returns,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], February 17, 2009).
globalpensions.com……

14. CANADA NEWS: “Senior Home Care Companies Booming,” by Shannon Proudfoot (_Calgary Herald_, February 17, 2009).
www.calgaryherald.com……

15. CANADA NEWS: “Senior’s death after fall at nursing home raises oversight concerns,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, February 17,
2009). www.cbc.ca/……

16. INDIA NEWS: “Haryana Govt Enhances Old Age Pension To Rs.700 PM,” (_Punjab Newsline_, February 17, 2009).
www.punjabnewsline.com……

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Labour to table Dail motion on pension levy,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 17, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com……

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Pharmacists To Quiz Customers Over Dementia,” (_Daily Yomuiri_ [Tokyo], February 16, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/……

19. MALTA NEWS: “Ageing Population Poses Great Challenges On Health Services,” (_Malta Independent_ [St. Julian], February 17, 2009).
www.independent.com……

20. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Filipino Veterans Benefit in Stimulus Bill,” by Bernie Becker (_New York Times_, February 17, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com……

21. UGANDA NEWS: “Elderly Get Sh750M For Livelihood,” by John B. Thawite (_New Vision_ [Kampala], February 17, 2009).
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/18/671669…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Forgotten And Lost – When Proteins “Shut Down” Our Brain,” (Max Planck Society Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2009).
www.mpg.de/……

23. “Fewer Care Facilities Use Restraints For Elderly Residents,” by Julie Appleby and Jack Gillum (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Februay 17, 2009).
www.us……

24. “Molecule’s Prevalence May Aid in Deciding Whether to Treat Prostate Cancer,” by Rob Stein (_Washington Post_, February 17, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com……

25. “Growth Hormone Stimulator May Combat Frailty,” (Reuters Health, February 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com……

26. “Elderly Patients Can Benefit From Selective Use Of Early Revascularization,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org……

27. “Maybe It’s Better To Stay in the Dark,” by Rob Stein (_Washington Post_, February 17, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com……

28. “Want to Live a Bit Longer? Speak Up,” by Manoj Jain (_Washington Post_, February 17, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com……

February 16, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings–No. 2274, 02/16/09

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 1:41 pm

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2274, February 16, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Restructuring talks between GM (General Motors), union fail: Deadlock over retiree health-care benefits comes just days before deadline set by Washington,” by Kevin Krolicki and Poornima Gupta (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario, Feb. 15, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

2. “Elder care an issue for workers,” by Laura Raines (_Atlanta [Georgia] Journal-Constitution_, Feb. 15, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

3. “Up the money spent on Alzheimer’s research,” by Saul Friedman (_Newsday_ [Long Island, New York], Jan. 14, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

4. “Baby boomers expected to flock to Mexico,” by Ana Ley (_Brownsville [Texas] Herald_, Feb. 15, 2009).
www.brownsvilleherald.com…

5. The _Wall St. Journal contains a special Retirement section in its Feb. 14-15 issue. The section is titled “There Goes Retirement (Section R). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article. In addition, users might try doing a title or author search for the story in Google News.

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALASKA NEWS: “State retirement investments drop” (Associated Press via _Anchorage Daily News_, Feb. 14, 2009).
www.adn.com…

7. COLORADO NEWS: “Fatal Wreck Raises Debate Over Dementia, Driving: Struggling With Deciding When To Stop” (Associated Press via Channel 7 [Denver] TV News, Feb. 15, 2009)>
www.thedenverchannel.com…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: ” Legislator Decries UConn’s (University of Connecticut) Rehiring Of Retired Professors,” by Christopher Keating (_Hartford Courant_, Feb. 14, 2009).
www.courant.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “It’s magic! Magician takes bride he met last year at senior center,” by Rachel Hatzipanagos (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], Feb. 15, 2009).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State’s 2 biggest public pension funds in ‘precarious position’,” by Mike Monson (_Urbana Champaign News-Gazette_, Feb. 15, 2009).
www.news-gazette.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Nursing home inspection: Quality of area nursing homes varies widely: At Some Nursing Homes, State Finds Serious Problems,” by Thomas Caywood (_Worcester Telegram & Gazette_, Feb. 15, 2009).
www.telegram.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Recession boomers: Thriving in tough times,” by Dee DePass (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Feb. 14, 2009).
www.startribune.com…

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13. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Retiree issue ‘goes nowhere’: Unlike Neb., other states have 445 billion dollar obligation,” by Dennis Cauchon (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 16, 2009).
www.us…

14. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Benefits neglected for civil retirees,” by Dennis Cauchon (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 16, 2009).
www.us…

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15. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “NM Pension loses 3 billion dollars in 2008,” by Dave Bohman (KQRE TV News), Feb. 16, 2009).
www.kr…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “Extended interest in pension benefit?” by Dan Janison (_Newsday_ [Long Island], Feb. 16, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York’s public pensions are socking taxpayers: Costs jumped 100 percent,” by Delen Goldberg (_Syracuse
Post-Standard_, Feb. 15, 2009).
www.syracuse.com…

18. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Care for elderly lacking,” by Andrew Conte and Mike Cronin (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Feb. 15, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

19. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Survey: State s nursing homes given high grades,” by Felice J. Freyer (_Providence Journal_, Feb. 14, 2009).
www.projo.com…

20. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RIPEC (Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council) concludes changes needed in R.I. pension plan,” by Katherine Gregg (Feb. 16, 2009).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged pensions ‘must go up despite global crunch’,” by Matthew Franklin (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 16, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Evacuation concerns for retirement villages,” by Wendy Frew and Josephine Tovey (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales],
Feb. 16, 2009).
www.smh.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Stock market crash hits pension plan,” by Gary Norris (Canadian Press via _Free Press_ [London, Ontario], Feb. 14, 2009).
lfpress.ca/newsstand/Business/2009/02/14/8391526-sun.html…

24. FINLAND NEWS: “Record Numbers Headed for Early Retirement” (YLE.fi, Feb. 16, 2009).
www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2009/02/record_numbers_headed_for_early_retirement_548812.html…

25. INDIA NEWS: “(Bharatiya Janata Party President) Rajnath (Singh) backs ex-servicemen’s ‘one rank one pension’ demand” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Feb. 16, 2009).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

26. IRAQ NEWS: “Saddam (Hussein) party members urged to pick up Iraq pensions” (Agence France Press via Google News, Feb. 14, 2009).
www.google.com…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “Unions to step up campaign against pension levy” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 15, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. JAPAN NEWS: “Pharmacists to quiz customers over dementia” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 16, 2009). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090216TDY02307.htm…

29. JAPAN NEWS: “Waiting for the right pension” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Feb. 16, 2009).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ed20090216a2.html…

30. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Security forces, public servants to benefit from new Pensions Act” (_Daily Mirror_ [Colombo], Feb. 16, 2009).
www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=40699…

31. TAIWAN NEWS: “Early retirement problem grows,” by Shih Hsiu-chuan (_Times_ [Taipei], Feb. 15, 2009).
www.taipeitimes.com…

32. THAILAND NEWS: “Community clinics a boon for elderly: Volunteers play a vital role in health care,” by Apiradee Treerutkuarkul (_Post_ [Bangkok], Feb. 16, 2009).
www.bangkokpost.com…

33. UK NEWS: “(Prime Minister) Gordon Brown to scrap final salary pensions for MPs,” by Andrew Porter and James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 14, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/4617198/Gordon-Brown-to-scrap-final-salary-pensions-for-MPs.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Tests may predict how long Alzheimer’s patients can drive,” by Cindy Hadish (_Cedar Rapids [Iowa] Gazette_ via _AARP Bulletin_ Today, Feb. 14, 2009).
bulletin.aarp.org…

35. “Growth hormone stimulator may combat frailty ,” by (Reuters Health, Feb 16, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

36. “(US President Barack) Obama to lift ban on stem cell research soon: aide” (Reuters Health, Feb. 16, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

37. “Loss of height linked to breathlessness in elderly,” by Megan Rauscher (Feb. 13, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

38. “New study provides insight into ways organ systems outside the brain may affect Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 15, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

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