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March 31, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2305–March 31, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2305–March 31, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Recession Puts a Major Strain On Social Security Trust Fund,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, March 31, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “U.S. Seeks to Curb Costs in Private Medicare Plans,” by Jane Zhang (_Wall St. Journal_, March 31, 2009, P. A3). 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.

3. “Obama Seeks Concessions From UAW Retirees,” by Matthew Dolan (_Wall St. Journal_, March 31, 2009, P. A6). 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.

4. “Older Workers, Hurt By Recession, Seek New Jobs,” (Associated Press via _Google_, March 31, 2009).
www.google.com…

5. “$240G Needed For Retirees’ Health Care,” (Associated Press via _Newsday_ [New York], March 31, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Taxpayers eyeing pension fund costs,” (_Connecticut Post_ [Bridgeport], March 31, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.connpost.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension board shakeup coming,” by Dave McKinney (_Chicago Sun-Times_, March 31, 2009).
www.suntimes.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Legislature Aiming To Crack Down On Pension Provisions,” by Matt Viser (_Boston Globe_, March 31, 2009).
www.boston.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “Bankruptcy Threat Haunts Retired Autoworkers,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, March 31, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

10. CHINA NEWS: “Chinese seniors say they’re under siege,” by Calum MacLeod (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 31, 2009).
www.us…

11. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing Care Laws Seen Ailing / Tighter Criteria Needed To Define Facilities, Weed Out Dodgy Operators,” (_Daily Yomuiri_ [Tokyo], March 31, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090331TDY03102.htm…

12. NIGERIA NEWS: “Lagos Earmarks N1.2Bn (US $ 8.2mill) As Pension Sinking Fund,” (_Business Day_ [Lagos], March 31, 2009).
www.businessdayonline.com…

12. ROMANIA NEWS: “PM Boc: Gov’t Won’t Change Pension Age,” (_Financiarul_ [Iasi], March 31, 2009).
www.financiarul.ro/2009/03/30/pm-boc-govt-wont-change-pension-age/…

13. UK NEWS: “Older people with mental health problems ‘discriminated against by NHS’,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 30, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5077831/Older-people-with-mental-health-problems-discriminated-against-by-NHS.html…

14. UK NEWS: “Mental services ‘shut to elderly’,” (_BBC News_, March 30, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7972617.stm…

15. UK NEWS: “Pensioners denied free long distance coach travel with bus passes,” by David Millward (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 31, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/5083138/Pensioners-denied-free-long-distance-coach-travel-with-bus-passes.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “The Man, the Gland, the Dilemmas,” by Melinda Beck (_Wall St. Journal_, March 31, 2009, P. D1). 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. “Treating an Illness Is One Thing. What About a Patient With Many?,” by Siri Carpenter (_New York Times_, March 31, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. “Vitamin D Pills May Prevent Fractures in Older Adults,” (_New York Times_, March 31, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “Prevention: One Drink a Day Tied to Lower Death Risk,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, March 31, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. “A Dip in the Sex Drive, Tied to Menopause,” by Jane Brody (_New York Times_, March 31, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Poor Balance A Bad Sign In Alzheimer’s Patients,” (Reuters Health, March 31, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “Watchful waiting” safe for some prostate cancers,” by David Douglas (Reuters Health, March 31, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Bad Mix Of Bacterial Remnants And Genetics Leads To Arthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 31, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “As Good As It Gets: Octogenarian Muscles Don’t Get Stronger With Exercise,” (American Physiological Society via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 31, 2009).
www.the-aps.org…

March 30, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2304–March 30, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2304–March 30, 2009.US… NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pension insurer shifted to stocks,” by Michael Kranish (_Boston Globe_, March 30, 2009).
www.boston.com…

2. “The Fight Over Who Will Guard Your Nest Egg,” by Jason Zweig (_Wall St. Journal_, March 28-29, 2009, P. B1). 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.

3. “Re-examining Your 401(k) Account,” by Andrew Leckey (_Chicago Tribune_, March 29, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

4. “Source: New Curbs On Private Medicare Plans,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Google_, March 30, 2009).
www.google.com…

5. “More Senior Citizens Forced To Declare Bankruptcy,” by Ana Veciana-Suarez (_Miami Herald_, March 30, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

6. “Companies Face Higher Costs From Underfunded Pensions This Year,” by Melita Marie Garza and Holly Rosenkrantz (Bloomberg News via _Detroit Free Press_, March 29, 2009).
www.freep.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CONNETICUT NEWS: “State Population Report: Region Skewing Older,” by Adam Bowles (_Norwich Bulletin_, March 30, 2009).
www.norwichbulletin.com…

8. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa pension fund recouping some investments,” by Rob Boshart (_Quad Cities Times_, March 28, 2009).
www.qctimes.com…

9. IOWA NEWS: “State’s aim: Show off best cities to retire in,” by Jason Clayworth (_Des Monines Register_, March 30, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

10. MISSOURI NEWS: “Economy Hits Missouri’s Public Pension Funds,” by Rudi Keller (_Southeast Missourian_ [Cape Girardeau], March 29, 2009).
www.semissourian.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “Economic Downturn Slams Ore. Pension System,” (Associated Press via _Oregonian_ [Portland], March 30, 2009).
www.oregonlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Fire-prone aged homes may not receive funding,” by Mark Davis (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 30, 2009).
www.smh.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Older Drivers Told To Get Their Eyes Tested,” (_Tazmania Examiner_ [Launceston], March 30, 2009).
www.examiner.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “In Search Of A Pension Miracle,” (_Toronto Star_, March 30, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.thestar.com…

15. CUBA NEWS: “Cuba Boosts Retirement Age As Population Goes Gray,” (Associated Press via _Google_, March 28, 2009).
www.google.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Older People Should Be Protected In Budget,” by Joanne McCarthy (_Irish Health_, March 30, 2009). Note: this is an op-ed piece.
www.irishhealth.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Government Urged To Protect Elderly From Cuts,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 29, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s Rice Farmers Fear Their Future Is Shrinking,” by Martin Fackler (_New York Times_, March 28, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “More To Work After Retirement,” by Kwan Weng Kin (_Straits Times_, March 30, 2009).
www.straitstimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Caught in the caring trap between kids and parents,” by Gaby Hinsliff (_Observer_ [London], March 29, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/mar/29/social-care-family…

21. UK NEWS: “Pensions blow for those soon to retire,” by Toby Helm and Phillip Inman (_Observer_ [London], March 29, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/mar/29/pensions-quantitative-easing…

22. UK NEWS: “Public sector pension cut ruled out,” by Nicholas Timmins (_Financial Times_ [London], March 28, 2009).
www.ft.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Would you give up your final-salary scheme?” by Jennifer Hill (_Times_ [London], March 29, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article5992022.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Enzymes Link Brain Injury To Alzheimer’s Disease,” by David Douglas (Reuters Health, March 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Longer schooling ‘cuts dementia’,” (_BBC News_, March 28, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7968131.stm…

26. “Cholesterol Drugs May Cut Risk of Clots,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, March 30, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise In Heart Failure,” (Reuters Health, March 30, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

28. “Heart failure risk model validated,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 30, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “The Latest in Mental Health: Working Out at the Brain Gym,” by Kelly Greene (_Wall St. Journal_, March 28-29, 2009, P. A1). 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.

30. “Lifelong Poverty Increases Heart Disease Risks,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, March 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

31. “Testosterone Replacement And Prostate Cancer: Is Therapy Safe?,” by Judy Foreman (_Los Angeles Times_, March 30, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

32. “Fractures, Hyponatremia Linked in the Elderly,” by Jody A. Charnow (_Renal and Urology News_, March 30, 2009).
www.renalandurologynews.com…

33. “Action Video Games Sharpen Eyesight: U.S. Study,” (Reuters Health, March 30, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

March 27, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2303–March 27, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2303, Mar. 27, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security payments to begin in May,” by Darlene Superville (Associated Press via Google News, Mar. 26, 2009).
www.google.com…

2. “Medical costs for retirees continue to rise, study says,” (Associated Press via _Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 27, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Boomers zero in on social networks,” by Marco R. della Cava (_USA Today_ [McLean, VA], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.us…

4. “Big US pension fund may divest Sudan-linked stakes,” by Jason Szep (Reuters, Mar. 26, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

5. “JPMorgan to delay retirement contributions,” (Associated Press via _International Herald Tribune_ [Paris], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.iht.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALASKA NEWS: “Anchorage Doctors Turning Away New Medicare Patients,” by Lori Townsend (_Alaska Public Radio Network_ [Anchorage], Mar. 26, 2009, audio available in MP3 format).
aprn.org…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami Beach grapples with higher pension costs,” by Rebecca Dellagloria (_Miami Herald_, Mar. 27, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “State should consolidate pension management,” (_Journal-Courier_ [Jacksonville], Mar. 27, 2009). Note: This article is a _JC_ editorial.
www.myjournalcourier.com…

9. IDAHO NEWS: “Idaho House: Hold teacher pay, cut retirement perk,” by John Miller (Associated Press via _Forbes.com_, Mar. 26, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Living longer on less: The new economic (in)security of seniors in Massachusetts,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Extra money found for meal program for senior citizens,” by Susan Redden (_Joplin Globe_, Mar. 26, 2009).
lakeexpo.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Jersey City puts off $14.8M pension payment,” by Amy Sara Clark (_Jersey Journal_ [Jersey City], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.nj.com…

13. NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK NEWS: “NY and NJ pensions eye Treasury toxic asset plan,” by Joan Gralla (Reuters, Mar. 27, 2009).
in.reuters.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Nutter plan to limit the pension perk riles Council,” by Jeff Shields (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Mar. 27, 2009).
www.philly.com…

15. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Changes likely for police, fire pension bill; Senators concerned about measure that calls for $15 million transfer in state liquor funds,” by Michelle Saxton (_Charleston Daily Mail_, Mar. 27, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tony Abbott backflip on pension rise,” by Patricia Karvelas (_Australian_ [Sydney], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Poor returns turn investors off superannuation,” by John McCarthy (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Mar. 26, 2009).
www.news.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “A battle over the budget could make it hard for seniors to find a good home,” by Justine Hunter (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Slump or no slump, governments should still be saving for the future,” by William Robson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Mar. 27, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pension to Issue Up to C$5 Billion in Debt,” by Sean B. Pasternak (_Bloomberg News_, Mar. 26, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Canada pension fun[d]s eye UK airports,” (Reuters, Mar. 27, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario Teachers’ Pension May Manage Outside Funds,” by Doug Alexander (_Bloomberg News_, Mar. 26, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

23. GREEK NEWS: “Early pensions trimmed,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.ekathimerini.com…

24. HONG KONG NEWS: “Open doors to solve problem of aging populace,” by Nicole Alpert (_Standard_ [Hong Kong], Mar. 27, 2009). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.thestandard.com…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Savers fear budget raid on pension nest eggs,” by Caroline Madden (_Irish Times_, Mar. 27, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Employers put squeeze on pensions,” by Caroline Madden (_Irish Times_, Mar. 27, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

27. KENYA NEWS: “State sweetens pension deal for civil servants,” by Samuel Siringi (_Daily Nation_ [Nairobi], Mar. 26, 2009).
www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/553362/-/u3p4tn/-/…

28. MEXICO NEWS: “Mexico to Boost Bond Sales After Pension Fund Accord,” by Valerie Rota (_Bloomberg News_, Mar. 26, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

29. NIGERIA NEWS: “FG (Federal Government) has no plan to use pension funds- PENCOM (National Pension Commission),” by Abubakar Buba (_Daily Trust_ [Abuja], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.dailytrust.com…

30. NORWAY NEWS: “Norway’s global pension gamble,” by Jorn Madslien (BBC News, Mar. 27, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7961100.stm…

31. TAIWAN NEWS: “Legislators pan pension proposal,” by Flora Wang (_Times_ [Taipei], Mar. 28, 2009).
www.taipeitimes.com…

32. UK NEWS: “Fears about pension fund shortfalls hit blue chips,” by Robert Lindsay (_Times_ [London], Mar. 27, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/markets/article5983400.ece…

33. UK NEWS: “Wedgwood has Pn 2m pension deficit,” (BBC News, Mar. 27, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/7967458.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Invention helps seniors become plugged-in,” by Fredrick Kunkle (Washington Post via _Courier-Journal_ [Louisville], Mar. 27, 2009).
www.courier-journal.com…

March 26, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2302–March 26, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2302–March 26, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Retiree Healthcare Costs Seen Up This Year,” (Reuters Health, March 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “Many U.S. Employers Cut 401(k) Matches,” by Jilian Mincer (_Wall St. Journal_, March 26, 2009, P. D2). 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.

3. “More companies cut or end 401(k) plan matches,” by Laura Petrecca (_USA Today_ [McLean, VA], March 25, 2009).
www.us…

4. “Stable Funds In Your 401(k) May Not Be,” by Eleanor Laise (_Wall St. Journal_, March 26, 2009, P. D1). 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.

5. “Pensions Seen Fuelling Hedge Fund Industry Growth,” by Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters, March 26, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Life’s Market Value Falls as Seniors Unload Insurance Policies,” by Jason M. Breslow (_Bloomberg News_, March 26, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Having Almost Become Extinct, House Calls Stage A Welcome Recovery,” by Ranit Mishori (_Washington Post_, March 24, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Veterans Stream for Testing After H.I.V. Warning,” by Damien Cave (_New York Times_, March 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9 .ILLINOIS NEWS: “Backup plan for pension changes needed,” (_State Journal-Register_, March 26, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sj-r.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Plan to boost some Michigan teacher pensions dies,” by Chris Christoff (_Detroit Free Press_, March 26, 2009).
www.freep.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension Crisis Growing In New Jersey,” (_New Jersey Star Ledger_, March 26, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
blog.nj.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “One in 10 Older Adults Has Trouble Finding Doctor,” by Mary Ann Roser (_American Statesman_ [Austin], March 26, 2009).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Financial Crisis Drives Up Those On Age Pension,” by David Uren (_Australian_, [Sydney], March 26, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super Savings ‘May Double In Five Years’,” by David McIntyre (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 26, 2009).
news.smh.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Experts warn against Labour plan to slash pension relief,” by Aine Kerr (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], March 26, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/experts-warn-against-labour-plan-to-slash-pension-relief-1686485.html…

16. NETHERLANDS NEWS: ” Government considering retirement age rise,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], March 26, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

17. PAKISTAN NEWS: “Population aging & implications for Pakistan,” by Khalid Saeed Wattoo (_Pakistan Observer_ [Islamabad], March 26, 2009).
pakobserver.net…

18. ROMANIA NEWS: “IMF’s Romania deal to protect pensions,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], March 26, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Guide Book On Active Ageing,” (_Strait Times_, March 26, 2009).
www.straitstimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Councils deny negligence over Icelandic bank deposits,” by John Carvel and Jenny Percival (_The Guardian_ [London], March 26, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/mar/26/local-councils-icelandic-banks-audit…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Tiny But Toxic: MBL Researchers Discover A Mechanism Of Neurodegeneration In Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Scientists Create ‘Artificial Brain’ To Help Fight Alzheimer’s,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 26, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/5050106/Scientists-create-artificial-brain-to-help-fight-Alzheimers.html…

23. “Health Worse For Older Domestic Violence Victims,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, March 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

24. “Loneliness Tied To Poorer Health In Old Age,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, March 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Omega-3s Cut Risk Of Advanced Prostate Cancer,” (Reuters Health, March 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Lay Health Workers Boost Cancer Screening Rates,” (Reuters Health, March 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Scientists Rethinking What Makes Us Get Old,” by Robert S. Boyd (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, NC], March 26, 2009).
www.newsobserver.com…

28. “Carotenoid Supplements Tied To Lung Cancer Risk,” (Reuters Health, March 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

29. “O’Connor, Gingrich, Satcher Discuss Alzheimer’s,” (_NPR’s Talk of the Nation_, show airing March 25, 2009, running time 46:37).
www.npr.org…

March 25, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2301–March 25, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–March 25, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “More U.S. Employers Reduce, Stop 401(k) Match, Spectrem Says,” by Jeff Plungis (_Bloomberg News_, March 25, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Pension plan choices may shrink,” by Todd Wallack (_Boston Globe_, March 25, 2009).
www.boston.com…

3. “Fears over advisor restriction removal,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], March 25, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension Boss Says Florida’s Fund Is Stable,” (_Miami Herald_, March 25, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Stop These Pension Ploys,” (_Boston Globe_, March 25, 2009). Note: this is an op-ed piece.
www.boston.com…

6. MINNESOTA NEWS: “U scientists to renew study of aging,” by Maura Lerner (_Minneapolis Star Tribune_, March 24, 2009).
www.startribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age Pensioners To Pocket More,” by Barbara Drury (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 25, 2009).
www.smh.com…

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Collapse in super assets ties up states,” by Imre Salusinszky (_Australian_ [Sydney], March 26, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,25243309-2702,00.html

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Help For Elderly On Return To Home,” by Patricia Karvelas (_Australian_ [Sydney], March 26, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Fund made timely bond foray,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 25, 2009).
business.theglobeandmail.com…

11. HUNGARY NEWS: “Pension Glut Fuels Hungary’s Crisis,” by Charles Forelle (_Wall St. Journal_, March 25, 2009, P. A1). 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.

12. ISRAEL NEWS: “Watchdog cracking down on pension managers,” by Tal Levy and Eti Aflalo (_Ha’aretz_ [Tel Aviv], March 25, 2009).
www.haaretz.com…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Over 460 Nursing Homes Remain Unregistered,” (_Yomuiri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 25, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090325TDY02306.htm…

14. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Dementia Patients To Rise,” by Theresa Tan (_Strait Times_, March 25, 2009).
www.straitstimes.com…

15. SINGAPORE NEWS: “MOH increasing number of subsidised beds to cope with rising demand,” by Pearl Forss (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], March 24, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korean Pension Fund Gets More Room to Avoid Stocks Amid Routs,” by Saeromi Shin (_Bloomberg.com_, March 25, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Pension Contributions Up Just 2%,” (_Press Association_, March 25, 2009).
www.google.com…

18. UK NEWS: “NHS ‘failings’ over elderly falls,” (_BBC News_, March 25, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7960679.stm…

19. UKRAINE NEWS: “Cabinet Raises Pensions And Social Welfare Payments,” (_Financial Channel_, March 25, 2009).
finchannel.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “A New Approach To Prostate Cancer Detection,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Alzheimer’s Patients’ Costs Triple Those Of Other Elderly,” (Associated Press via _Newsday_ [New York], March 25, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

22. “Tibolone Decreases Fat In Postmenopausal Women,” (Reuters Health, March 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Is Consensus In Anti-Aging Medical Intervention An Elusive Expectation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “No Benefit Of Radiotherapy After Radical Prostatectomy,” (Reuters Health, March 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “New measurement standard for vitamin D may lead to better bone health,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 24, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2300–March 24, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–March 24, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Group says 5.3 million in U.S. have Alzheimer’s,” (Reuters Health, March 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “Top Pension Funds Aim To Lead Bank Of America Suit,” by Edwin Chen (_Reuters_, March 24, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

3. “House Reviews Advice Given To 401(k), IRA holders,” by Deb Riechmann (Associated Press via _Google_, March 24, 2009).
www.google.com…

4. “US pensions seen favoring bonds over stocks: study,” by John Parry (_Reuters_, March 24, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “NM Lawmakers OK Range Of Public Pension Measures,” by Barry Massey (_Forbes_, March 24, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

6. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Police, fire pension bill on hold,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, March 23, 2009).
wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Swan Confirms Pensions To Rise In Budget,” by Peter Martin (_Age_ [Melbourne], March 24, 2009).
www.theage.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Universities face pension shortfalls,” by Joanne Laucius (_National Post_ [Don Mills], March 24, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

9. ISRAEL NEWS: “Pension fund managers face tough new demands,” by Ron Stein (_Globes_ [Jerusalem], March 24, 2009).
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000437164&fid=942…

10. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pencom to Name Defaulting Employers,” by Sylvester Enoghase (_Daily Independent_ [Lagos], March 24, 2009).
www.independentngonline.com…

11. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “50% Of Firms Have No Plan To Hire Seniors,” by Cho Ji-hyun (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], March 24, 2009).
www.koreaherald.co.kr…

12. TURKEY NEWS: “Pension Funds Perform Well,” (_Hurriyet_, March 24, 2009).
www.hurriyet.com…

12. UK NEWS: “Tax and mend: how to get pensions working again,” by Philip Inman (_The Guardian_ [London], March 24, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/mar/24/pensions-financial-crisis…

13. UK NEWS: “Pensions Rise Despite Zero Inflation,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 24, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/5042776/Pensions-rise-despite-zero-inflation.html…

14. UK NEWS: “Pension annuity rates fall 10%,” (Press Association via _Google_, March 24, 2009).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

15. “Health Costs For Alzheimer’s Triple That Of Other Elderly People, Plus Unpaid Family Care,” by Lindsey Tanner (Associated Press via _Newsday_, March 24, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

16. “Work to help men get their turn at gene-based care for advanced prostate cancer,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _Newsday_ [New York], March 24, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

17. “Screen or Not? What Those Prostate Studies Mean,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, March 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. “Extra Vitamin E: No Benefit, Maybe Harm,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, March 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “New Analysis Confirms Vitamin D Bone Benefits,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, March 23, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Researchers Studying Hearing Loss in Adult Animals Find that Auditory Regions of the Brain Convert to the Sense of Touch,” (Virginia Commonwealth University via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 24, 2009).
www.news.vcu.edu…

21. “South Asians with diabetes more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than White Europeans,” (University of Warwick via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 24, 2009).
www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/south_asians_with/…

22. “New X-Ray Approach Targets Prostate Cancer,” (Reuters Health, March 23, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Botox Frees Muscles for Stroke Patients in the Know,” by Donald G. Mcneil Jr. (_New York Times_, March 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Milk Supplement Reduces Falls Among Elderly,” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], March 24, 2009).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

25. “Vertigo Appears Associated With Osteoporosis,” (Reuters Health, March 23, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Red And Processed Meat Increases Risk Of Death,” (Reuters Health, March 23, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Music therapy ‘restores vision’,” (_BBC News_, March 23, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7959732.stm…

March 23, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2299–March 23, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2299, March 23, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Texas native Mark McClellan working to make Medicare savings a reality,” by Jim Landers (_Dallas Morning News_, March 22, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

2. “Nursing home patients endangered by mentally ill,” by Carla K. Johnson (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 22, 2009).
www.philly.com…

3. “$2 trillion loss of 401(k) assets stokes anger, fear,” by Robin Acton (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, March 22, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

4. “Costly Home Health Care,” (_New York Times_, March 23, 2009). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Having a Bat Mitzvah in Their 90s Because It’s a Hoot,” by Christopher Maag (_New York Times_, March 23, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. GEORGIA NEWS: “Caring for aging parents tough, rewarding,” by Helena Oliviero (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, March 22, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Public employee pensions eyed for savings,” by Doug Finke (_Peoria Journal-Star_, March 22, 2009).
www.pjstar.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Patrick lays out pension reforms,” by John C. Drake (_Boston Globe_, March 23, 2009).
www.boston.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “At MIT’s AgeLab growing old is the new frontier,” by Hiawatha Bray (_Boston Globe_, March 23, 2009).
www.boston.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension Cuts Rise; So Do Concerns,” by Dunstan A. McNichol (_New York Times_, March 21, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Getting a chance at life outside a nursing home,” by Stacy Burling (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 22, 2009).
www.philly.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “10 of region’s largest pensions underfunded by billions,” by Thomas Olson (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, March 22, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas pension fund seeks new strategy,” by Kate Alexander (_Austin American-Statesman_, March 23, 2009).
www.statesman.com…

14. TEXAS NEWS: “Seniors stepping out of retirement, into workplace,” by Diane Smith (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, March 22, 2009).
www.star-telegram.com…

15. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Making It; Friends help seniors move on to the next phase of life,” by Elizabeth Chang (_Washington Post_, March 22, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

16. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “State blamed for pension mess,” by Michelle Saxton (_Charleston Daily-Mail_, March 23, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Doyle would improve pension terms for some school workers,” by Scott Bauer (Associated Press via _Green Bay Press-Gazette_, March 22, 2009).
www.greenbaypressgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Unions, retirees urge Ottawa to safeguard pension funding rules,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, March 21, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Income disparity high among elderly,” by Kim So-hyun (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], March 23, 2009).
www.koreaherald.co.kr…

20. UK NEWS: “Local government pension scheme deficit estimated to have hit Pn 100bn (US $144 bn),” by Nick Hasell (_Times_ [London], March 23, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/public_sector/article5956101.ece…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension trustees flex their muscles,” by James Ashton (_Times_ [London], March 22, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article5950027.ece…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension schemes not up to speed on crisis,” by Yvette Essen (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 22, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/insurance/5033375/Pension-schemes-not-up-to-speed-on-crisis.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Britain set to become most populous country in EU,” by Robin McKie (_The Observer_ [London], March 22, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/22/environment-population-conference-britain…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “New research highlights dramatically reduced risk of developing dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “New camera designed to help dementia sufferers,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 23, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5037719/New-camera-designed-to-help-dementia-sufferers.html…

26. “When early screening carries risks,” by Jill U. Adams (_Los Angeles Times_, March 23, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

27. “Stroke survivors improve balance with tai chi,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 20, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2298–March 20, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2298, March 20, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Fleecing Medicare: A Case Study,” by Patti Neighmond (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing March 19, 2009, running time 3:52).
www.npr.org…

2. “Boomers working longer: the seeds of generational conflict – and social change,” by Ellen Goodman (_Seattle Times_, March 20, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

3. “Martin Knowlton, Co-Founder of Elderhostel, Is Dead at 88,” by William Grimes (_New York Times_, March 20, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Audit: State Not Ready for Baby Boomers’ Exit,” (_MSNBC.com_, March 19, 2009).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida pension plan report was rosy but fund wasn’t,” by Sydney P. Freedberg (_St. Petersburg Times_, March 20, 2009).
www.tampabay.com…

6. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Public worker retirement changes head to NM Senate,” by Barry Massey (Associated Press via _Forbes_, March 20, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “Hevesi Aides Indicted in Kickback Scheme,” by Danny Hakim (_New York Times_, March 20, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “Criminal Case Ensares Aides to Ex-New York Comptroller,” by Chad Bray (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], March 20, 2009, P. C1). 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.

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension proposal a big test,” By Patrick Kerkstra (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 20, 2009).
www.philly.com…

10. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “House advances police, fire pension bill,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, March 20, 2009).
sundaygazettemail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation returns continue horror run,” by Tim Blue (_Australian_ [Sydney], March 20, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Queensland dementia cases double but ‘no epidemic’,” by Andrew Wight (_Brisbane Times_, March 20, 2009).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Canada highest user of restraints on elderly,” by Tom Blackwell (_National Post_ [Don Mills], March 19, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

14. EUROPE NEWS: “Europeans Embrace Real-Estate Tactic,” by Sebastian Moffett (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], March 20, 2009, P. A10). 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.
online.ws…

15. ISRAEL NEWS: “Treasury seeks to set up pension clearing house; The Ministry of Finance sees banks and insurance agents running the pension clearing house,” by Ron Stein (_Globes_ [Jerusalem], March 19, 2009).
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/DocView.asp?did=1000435991&fid=1725…

16. NIGERIA NEWS: “PENCOM advocates new investment outlets for pension funds,” by Gbenga Agbana, Dele Fanimo and Collins Olayinka (_Guardian_ [Lagos], March 20, 2009).
www.ngrguardiannews.com…

17. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More nursing care services for elderly Singaporeans,” by Timothy Ouyang (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], March 20, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

18. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss state pension fund returns -18 pct in 2008,” by Cecilia Valente (_Reuters_, March 20, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Gordon Brown signals his opposition to assisted suicide,” by Andrew Sparrow, Afua Hirsch and agencies (_The Guardian_ [London], March 20, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/mar/20/gordon-brown-assisted-suicide…

20. UK NEWS: “Disaster looms unless new Alzheimer’s drugs work, scientists warn,” by Richard Allenye (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 19, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5017858/Disaster-looms-unless-new-Alzheimers-drugs-work.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Spinal Shocks Ease Parkinson’s in Mice,” by Sandra Blakeslee (_New York Times_, March 20, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Indirect brain treatment may relieve Parkinson’s symptoms,” by Alison Abott (_NatureNews_, March 19, 2009).
www.nature.com…

23. “Progress toward an Alzheimer’s drug that saves brain cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “The Prostate Cance Muddle,” (_New York Times_, March 20, 2009). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Bypass may be better for older diabetics,” (Reuters Health, March 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “ACL surgery an option for active older adults,” (Reuters Health, March 19, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Ticking of body’s 24-hour clock turns gears of metabolism and aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Moderate drinking may help build bone density,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, March 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

29. “Green tea may help keep gums healthy,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, March 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

March 19, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2297–March 19, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–March 19, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House Committee Does Right by Retirees,” (_Washington Post_, March 19, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare Rules On Equipment Worry Patients,” by Barbara Martinez (_Wall St. Journal_, March 19, 2009, P. D1). 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:

3. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Merger of trooper pension system with another advances,” by Michael R. Wickline (_Arkansas Democrat Gazette_ [Little Rock], March 19, 2009).
www.nwanews.com…

4. COLORADO NEWS: “Elderly Coloradans In Line For Boost,” by David Migoya (_Denver Post_, March 19, 2009).
www.denverpost.com…

5. GEORGIA NEWS: “Updated State Pension Law Won’t Change Paid Benefits,” by Amanda Woodruff (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], March 19, 2009).
www.jacksonville.com…

6. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Another terrible idea: N.J. pension deferral,” (_Cherry Hill Courier-Post_, March 19, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.courierpostonline.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “Time to care as boomers age,” by Dennis Yusko (_Albany Times Union_, March 19, 2009).
timesunion.com…

8. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. Unemployment Office Rehires Retired Workers,” by Katia Dunn (_NPR Morning Edition_, March 19, 2009, Available in Windows and Realtime Player, 1:35).
www.npr.org…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “GOP Lawmaker Says Federal Bailout Of State Pensions Needed,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, March 19, 2009).
www.projo.com…

10. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Washington Lawmakers Consider Amber-Like Alert System For Missing Elderly People,” (_Seattle Times_, March 19, 2009).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Computers Blamed For Wis. Medicare Payment Error,” (Associated Press via _Google_, March 19, 2009).
www.google.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. ASIA NEWS: “Asia Pensions Dump Shares for Bonds, Funding Stimulus,” by Patricia Lui and Clarissa Batino (_Bloomberg.com_, March 19, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation funds take another $40 billion (US $26.4 bn) hit,” by Karina Barrymore (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], March 19, 2009).
www.news.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More to retirement savings losses than super setbacks,” by Max Newnham (_Age_ [Melbourne], March 20, 2009).
business.theage.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Unions balk at cries for pension reform,” by Brent Jang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 19, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Govt Defers New Pension Plan,” (_India Times_ [New Dehli], March 19, 2009).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Civil Servants Hold Lunchtime Pickets Over Pension Levy,” (_Belfast Telegraph_, March 19, 2009).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/ireland/civil-servants-hold-lunchtime-pickets-over-pension-levy-14235704.html…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Call To Rethink Over-70s Medical Card Decision,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 19, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. MEXICO NEWS: “Mexico Pension Funds Agree To Invest Locally,” (_Reuters_, March 19, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Ageing Faster Than Expected: Survey,” (_Otago Daily Times_, March 19, 2009).
www.odt.co.nz/news/national/48110/ageing-faster-expected-survey…

21. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension Assets Hit N1.1 Trillion (US $74.9 bn),” By Rotimi Durojaiye, Kingsley Ighomwenghian, Sylvester Enoghase, David Agba and Sola Alabadan (_Daily Independent_ [Lagos], March 19, 2009).
allafrica.com…

22. PHILIPPINE NEWS: “Pension now for poor older people,” by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo (_Philippine Daily Inquirer_ [Manila], March 19, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
opinion.inquirer.net…

23. UK NEWS: “Lacking The Human Touch,” by Anne Karpf (_Guardian_ [London], March 19, 2009). Note: This is an Op-Ed piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2009/mar/18/civil-liberties-surveillance…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Epilepsy Link To Alzheimer’s May Lead To Better Treatment,” by Lindsay McIntosh (_Times_ [London], March 19, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article5934869.ece…

25. “Keeping Those With Alzheimer’s Engaged,” by Karen Jones (_New York Times_, March 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “When It Comes To Dementia, Forget The Drugs,” by Ira Rosofsky (_Los Angeles Times_, March 19, 2009). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This is an Op-Ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

27. Two Big Studies Tackle Debate On Prostate Test,” by Keith J. Winstein (_Wall St. Journal_, March 19, 2009, P. D1). 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.

28. “Studies cast doubt on prostate cancer screenings,” by Thomas H. Maugh II (_Los Angeles Times_, March 19, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

29. “Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Reduce Deaths,” by Rob Stein (_Washington Post_, March 19, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

30. “What to Know If You Are The Boss of a Caregiver,” by Victoria E. Knight (_Wall St. Journal_, March 19, 2009, P. D2). 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.

31. “Heart Failure Strikes Blacks More Often and at Younger Ages, Study Finds,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, March 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

March 18, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2296–March 18, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2296–March 18, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Retirement Assets Tumble 24% in 2008, Spectrem Group Reports,” (_MSNBC.com_, March 18, 2009).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

2. “Recession Has No Effect on Mid-Income Retirement Hopes,” (_Fox Business News_, March 18, 2009).
www.foxbusiness.com…

3. “Obama Proposes Cuts To Private Insurers Who Cover Medicare Patients,” by Bob Moos (Dallas Morning News via _Boston Herald_, March 18, 2009).
www.bostonherald.com…

4. “Seniors stripped of $2.6B annually,” (_New Haven Register_, March 18, 2009).
www.nhregister.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Lawmakers seek quick start for prescription plan,” (Associated Press via _Hartford Courant_, March 17, 2009).
www.courant.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois State Employees Face Furloughs Under Quinn’s Proposed Budget,” by Adriana Colindres (_Register Mail_ [Galesburg], March 18, 2009).
www.galesburg.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey Sues Over Its Lehman Losses,” by Leslie Wayne (_New York Times_, March 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Statewide Alert System For Missing Elderly And Disabled Inching Closer Toward Passage,” by Jennifer Sullivan (_Seattle Times_, March 18, 2009).
blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com…

9. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “W.Va. Panel OKs Bid To Aid Police, Fire Benefits,” by Lawrence Messina (Associated Press via _Forbes_, March 18, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australian Pension Funds Brace For Property Losses,” by Eriko Amaha (_Reuters_, March 18, 2009).
in.reuters.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Higher Retiree Fees Sink Like A Lead Balloon,” by Annette Sampson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 18, 2009).
www.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-care nurses push for equality,” by Megan Doherty (_Canberra Times_, March 18, 2009).
www.canberratimes.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Major firms push Ottawa for pension reforms,” by Brent Lang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 18, 2009).
business.theglobeandmail.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Fire evacuation procedures queried in largest long-stay institution for elderly,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 18, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt Panel Says Change Needed In Terminology For Over-75’s,” (_Yomuiri Shimbum_ [Tokyo], March 18, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090318TDY02312.htm…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Stabilize Medical Care System For Over-75s,” (_Yomuiri Shimbum_ [Tokyo], March 18, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/20090318TDY04305.htm…

17. UK NEWS: “Pension Insurance Corp eyes spike in new business,” by Cecilia Valente (_Reuters_, March 18, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Prince Charles warns that Britain faces dementia catastrophe,” by Nico Hines (_Times_ [London], March 18, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article5924347.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Few Friends Combined With Loneliness Linked To Poor Mental And Physical Health For Elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Psychiatrist hails GPS devices for dementia patients as ‘major breakthrough’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 18, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5010471/Psychiatrist-hails-GPS-devices-for-dementia-patients-as-major-breakthrough.html…

21. “Religious Belief Linked to Desire for Aggressive Treatment in Terminal Patients,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, March 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Prostate screening to be reviewed,” (_BBC News_, March 18, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7949028.stm…

23. “Prostate Cancer Screening Found to Save Few, if Any, Lives,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, March 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Napping Sometimes Not Good In Elderly Women,” (Reuters Health, March 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Cochlear Implant Surgery Safe For Seniors,” (Reuters Health, March 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Mechanism of Alzheimer’s Suggests Combination Therapy Needed,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 17, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Spinal Taps Carry Higher Risks For Infants And Elderly, Study Shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Obesity Reduces Survival By At Least 2 Years,” (Reuters Health, March 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

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