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April 30, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2327–April 30, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2327–April 30, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare System Overhaul Proposed by Two Senators,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, April 30, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “US senators start writing healthcare overhaul bill,” by Donna Smith (_Reuters_, April 30, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

3. “Higher-Paid Putting Less Aside,” by Jilian Mincer (_Wall St. Journal_, April 30, 2009, P. D4). 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. “50 million retirees to get $250 checks in May,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, April 29, 2009).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago Police Rip Their Pension Fund For Investing In Business Tied To Robert Vanecko, Nephew Of Mayor Richard Daley,” by Dan Mihalopoulos (_Chicago Tribune_, April 30, 2009).
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Feds Probe Detroit Pension Fund Investment In Florida,” by Leonard N. Fleming and Paul Egan (_Detroit News_, April 30, 2009).
www.detnews.com…

7. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “New Mexico Ousts Adviser Investigated in New York,” by Mary Williams Walsh and Danny Hakim (_New York Times_, April 30, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “SEC charges firm in New York kickback probe,” by John Gralla and Rachelle Younglai (_Reuters_, April 30, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

9. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “State Pension Fund Drops 6.4%,” by Jonathan B. Cox (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh], April 30, 2009).
www.newsobserver.com…

10. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Budget nibbles pension plans,” by Adam Wilson (_Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], April 30, 2009).
www.theolympian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super Requires Budget Help Not Hindrance,” by Pauline Vamos (_Age_ [Sydney], April 30, 2009).
business.theage.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care industry ‘needs new approach’,” (_ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News Online_, April 30, 2009).
www.abc.net…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Aging Population Pushes Senior Care To The Top Of Election Health Issues,” by Derek Spalding (_Canada.com_, April 30, 2009).
www.canada.com…

14. CHILI NEWS: “Pension Funds Enjoy Significant Rebound In April,” (_El Mercurio_, April 30, 2009).
www.emol.com…

15. EUROPE NEWS: “Europe’s Age Crisis Begins To Bite,” by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 29, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/5245757/Europes-age-crisis-begins-to-bite.html…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Recruits Foreign Nurses to Care for Elderly,” by Jason Strother (_Voice of America_, April 30, 2009).
www.voanews.com…

17. MALTA NEWS: “Malta’s Pension System Comes Under EU Scrutiny,” by David Lindsay (_Malta Business Weekly_, April 30, 2009).
www.maltabusinessweekly.com…

18. NIGERIA NEWS: “Making the Pension Scheme Work,” (_This Day_ [Lagos], April 30, 2009). Note: This is an op-ed piece.
www.thisdayonline.com…

19. RUSSIA NEWS: “Medvedev Amends Pension Fund Budget For 2009, Period Of 2010-2011,” (_ITAR-TASS_ [Moscow], April 30, 2009).
www.itar-tass.com…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Legislators approve pension bill motion,” by Ko Shu-ling (_Taipei Times_, May 1, 2009).
www.taipeitimes.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Public Sector Pensions Must Be Tackled For The Sake Of The Economy,” by Edmund Conway (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 30, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/edmundconway/5246126/Public-sector-pensions-must-be-tackled-for-the-sake-of-the-economy.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Research finds photos more useful than words,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 30, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “U.S. cancer diagnoses will jump 45 percent by 2030,” by Julie Steenhuysen (_Reuters Health_, April 29, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

24. “ADT Increases Risk for Fractures and Cardiovascular-Related Death in Prostate Cancer Patients,” by Roxanne Nelson (_Medscape_, April 30, 2009). Note: Free registration is required to access content.
www.medscape.com…

25. “Brain protein central to both Parkinson’s, drug addiction identified,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 30, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Combination of genetic and environmental ‘hits’ required for Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 29, 2009

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2326, 04/29/09

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2326, April 29, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public Pensions Could Be Next Big Bailout,” by John Nothdurft (_Detroit [Michigan] Free Press_, Apr. 29, 2009). Note: This is a _DFP_ Opinion piece.
www.detnews.com…

2. “Medicare Part D shows market-based solutions work,” by Gary E. Applebaum (_Atlanta [Georgia] Journal-Constitution_, Apr. 29, 2009). Note: this is a _AJC_ Opinion piece.
www.ajc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ARIZONA NEWS: “‘Double Dippers’ Get Pension, Paycheck” (KPHO Channel 5 [Phoenix] TV News, Apr. 28, 2009).
www.kpho.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Treasurer Asks CalPERS Board To Probe Use Of Placement Agents,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 29, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Nearly 1,400 sign up for retirement at Los Angeles Unified School District,” by Connie Llanos (_Los Angeles Daily News_, Apr. 28, 2009).
www.dailynews.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Controversial Pension Funding to be Studied,” by Rani Gupta (Voice of San Diego, Apr. 28, 2009).
www.voiceofsandiego.org…

7. MINNESOTA NEWS: “As budget Cuts Advance, Fear Rises Among Minnesota Seniors,” by Jeremy Olson (_St Paul Pioneer Press_, Apr. 29, 2009).
www.twincities.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “More Scary Numbers from NJ Pension Reports,” by John Bury (_Newark Star-Ledger_ blog, Apr. 29, 2009).
blog.nj.com…

9. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) lawsuit pushes state to give retirement health benefits to domestic partners,” by Gwyneth Doland (New Mexico Independent, Apr. 28, 2009).
newmexicoindependent.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged Care In Crisis: Senate report,” by Julian Drape (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Apr. 29, 2009).
news.smh.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) Requires Budget Help Not Hindrance,” by Pauline Vamos (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 29, 2009).
business.theage.com…

12. BOTSWANA NEWS: “Universal and mandatory pension scheme proposed,” by Wanetsha Mosinyi (_Mmegi_ [Gaborone], Apr. 29, 2009).

www.mmegi.bw/index.php?sid=4&aid=11&dir=2009/April/Wednesday29…

13. FIJI NEWS: “New Rule Creates Thousands Of Retirees,” by Michael Hartsell (_Global Voices Online_, Apr. 29, 2009).
globalvoicesonline.org…

14. INDIA NEWS: “UTI (Asset Management) to offer micro-pension product to poor” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Apr. 29, 2009).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “(Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary) Hanafin Says Government Not Involved In Pension Schemes Bailout Measures,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 29, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. KENYA NEWS: “Retirement age increase illegal, say MPs (Members of Parliament),” by Alphonce Shiundu and Caroline Wafula (_Daily Nation_ [Nairobi], Apr. 29, 2009).
www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/592290/-/u65kdv/-/…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “English Says New Zealand May Defer Payments to Pension Fund,” by Tracy Withers (Bloomberg News, Apr. 29, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pencom (National Pension Commission) Stresses Public Procurement Act As It Relates to Pensions,” by Sola Alabadan (_Daily Independent_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 29, 2009).
allafrica.com…

19. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension Scheme Aims to Guarantee Better Life for Retirees” (_Daily Independent_ [Lagos via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 29, 2009). Note: this is a _DI_ Opinion piece.
allafrica.com…

20. SWEDEN NEWS: “Swedish Pension Funds Come Under Fire In Report,” by Jesus Segarra Sobral (citywire.com… [London, UK], Apr. 29, 2009).
www.citywire.co.uk/selector/-/news/newspaper-summaries/content.aspx?ID=339020…

21. UK NEWS: “Politicians facing big cuts to pensions,” by Stephen O’Brien (_Times_ [London], Apr. 29, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article6169708.ece…

22. UK NEWS: “Billion Pound (1.46 billion US dollars) Council Pension Fund In Hedge Bet” (Reuters [London], Apr. 29, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Pension funds tackle short-termism,” by Colin Melvin (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Apr. 28, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8003099.stm…

24. UK NEWS: “Is it time to abolish compulsory retirement?” by Mark Easton (British Broadcasting Corporation News blog, Apr. 29, 2009).
www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markeaston/2009/04/is_it_time_to_abolish.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Elderly shoppers to get ‘sat nav’ gadget to find their way around supermarkets,” by Alastair Jamieson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 29, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/technologynews/5241034/Elderly-shoppers-to-get-sat-nav-gadget-to-find-their-way-around-supermarkets.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Study Bolsters Hopes For Prostate Cancer Vaccine Rejected By FDA,” by Thomas H. Maugh II (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 29, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

27. “Lower Dementia Drug Dose Boosts Brain Function, Cuts Side Effects,” (Science Daily, Apr. 29, 2009).
www.sciencedaily.com…

28. “Older Men More Likely Than Women To Die After Pneumonia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 28, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2325–April 28, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2325, April 28, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Daimler deal over Chrysler pensions,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], April 28, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

2. “Pension Pains: What if Auto Companies Go Bankrupt?” by Ned Potter and Scott Mayerowitz (_American Broadcasting Corporation_, April 27, 2009).
abcnews.go.com…

3. “Boomers turn to community colleges to launch new careers,” by Bob Moos (_Dallas Morning News_, April 28, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS moves to beef up disclosure rules for outside marketers,” by Marc Lifsher and David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, April 28, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. NEBRASKA NEWS: “State to pay $62.5M to prop up retirement funds,” by Nancy Hicks (_Lincoln Journal Star_, April 27, 2009).
journalstar.com…

6. OHIO NEWS: “GM, Chrysler retirees worry about losing health-care, pension benefits,” by Robert Schoenberger (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, April 27, 2009).
www.cleveland.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Mayors seek change in state laws to keep pensions afloat,” by Tom Barnes (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, April 28, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Allentown’s mayor, others say cities facing pension crisis,” by John L. Micek (_Allentown Morning Call_, April 28, 2009).
www.mcall.com…

9. VIRGINIA NEWS: “‘GMA’ At Your House: Chris and Sam Visit Virginia To Talk About Retirement,” by Imaeyen Ibanga (_American Broadcasting Corporation_, April 27, 2009).
www.abcnews.go.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Canberra takes aim at super industry,” by Phillip Hudson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 29, 2009).
business.smh.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation inquiry targets commissions,” by Nicola Berkovic (_Australian_ [Sydney], April 29, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “First aid training for home carers,” by Michael Madigan (_Courier Mail_ [Brisban], April 28, 2009).
www.news.com…

13. BAHRAIN NEWS: “Bahrain pension fund will invest in US and Europe,” by Babu Das Augustine (_Gulf Daily News_ [Manama], April 27, 2009).
www.gulfnews.com…

14. GERMAN NEWS: “German minister wants to ban any future pension cut,” by Holger Hansen (Reuters via _Forbes_, April 27, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Muted response to Government plan to deal with insolvent pension funds,” by Alison Healy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 28, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Tackling the pension crisis,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 28, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.irishtimes.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Final salary high earners could be hit by another Budget tax bombshell,” by Harry Wallop and Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 28, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/5231668/Final-salary-high-earners-could-be-hit-by-another-Budget-tax-bombshell.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensions tax boost for high earners,” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], April 28, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/apr/28/pension-contributions-tax-relief…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensioners’ income ‘may not meet their needs’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 28, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/5235252/Pensioners-income-may-not-meet-their-needs.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Novel role of protein in generating amyloid-beta peptide,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Women Who Keep Ovaries Live Longer,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, April 28, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Aging: Reminders of Age Undermine Memory,” by Eric Nagourney (_New York Times_, April 28, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Fatty foods ‘offer memory boost’,” (_BBC News_, April 27, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8020218.stm…

24. “Study: Drug lowers risk of prostate cancer,” (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 28, 2009).
www.us…

25. “Prostate cancer therapy hard on bones, heart,” (Reuters Health, April 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Dense breasts found in many older women, too,” (Reuters Health, April 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

April 27, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2324–April 27, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2324, April 27 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Chrysler, Union Agree On Retiree Health Fund,” by Peter Whoriskey (_Washington Post_, April 27, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Deal with the UAW may save Chrysler,” by Greg Gardner (_Detroit Free-Press_, April 27, 2009).
www.freep.com…

3. “Tax Credit is Possible to Aid Auto Retirees,” by John D. McKinnon (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], April 27, 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. “Shortage of Doctors Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, April 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “’60 Minutes’ unfair in its 401(k) attack,” by Russ Wiles (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], April 26, 2009).
www.azcentral.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: “For Homebound Seniors, Project’s Legal Help And a Caring Voice Are a Phone Call Away,” by Michael E. Ruane (_Washington Post_, April 27, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Competition tough, talented in Ms. Florida Senior America Pageant,” by Aiyana Baida (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], April 26, 2009).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Chair yoga suited for aging,” by Elaine Markowitz (_St. Petersburg Times_, April 27, 2009).
www.tampabay.com…

9. GEORGIA NEWS: “Senior citizens learn to stick up for selves; Self-defense classes provide exercise and build confidence. At the heart of it is the safety factor,” by Elsa K. Simcik (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, April 27, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

10. GEORGIA NEWS: “Seniors find Wii a winner,” by Helena Oliviero (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, April 26, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Legislature again blocks state move to curb nursing homes’ spending,” by Catherine Candisky and Jim Siegel (_Columbus Dispatch_, April 26, 2009).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “State cuts put elderly at risk,” by Josh Sweigart (_Middletown Journal_, April 27, 2009).
www.middletownjournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call to stop making people retire at 65,” by Stephen Lunn (_The Australian_ [Sydney], April 27, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,25390428-2702,00.html

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care bonds to face more scrutiny,” by Patricia Karvelas (_The Australian_ [Sydney], April 27, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,25390398-2702,00.html

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension cut for tough budget,” by Kerry-Anne Walsh (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 26, 2009).
www.smh.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Why some super funds will lag the market,” by Annette Sampson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 25, 2009).
business.smh.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Auto workers agree to historic concession,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 27, 2009).
business.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “China prepares for market launch of robots attending lone elderly,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], April 25, 2009).
news.xinhuanet.com…

19. GHANA NEWS: “President to launch new pension scheme,” (_Daily Mail_ [Accra], April 26, 2009).
www.accra-mail.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Government to change rules on insolvent pensions,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 27, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Scheme to protect pensions in troubled firms,” by Breda Heffernan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], April 27, 2009).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/scheme-to-protect-pensions-in-troubled-firms-1720663.html…

22. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension Commission pays N70bn (US $475.9 mill) to retirees,” by Tony Edike (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], April 27, 2009).
www.vanguardngr.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Pensioners cannot have free ride on buses, says Go Ahead chief,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 26, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5224997/Pensioners-cannot-have-free-ride-on-buses-says-Go-Ahead-chief.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Without urgent action on pensions, old age will be something to fear,” by Ros Altmann (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 26, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/5220516/Without-urgent-action-on-pensions-old-age-will-be-something-to-fear.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Pensions muddle just gets worse and worse,” by Jeremy Warner (_Independent_ [London], April 25, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/jeremy-warner/jeremy-warner-pensions-muddle-just-gets-worse-and-worse-1674033.html…

26. ZAMBIA NEWS: “State hails pension services delivery scheme,” (_Times of Zambia_ [Ndola], April 27, 2009).
www.times.co.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=6&id=1240810027…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Statins Shown to Cut Prostate-Cancer Risk,” by Ron Winslow (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], April 27, 2009, P. A4). 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.

28. “Doctor group drops call for annual prostate cancer screening; urges baseline test at age 40,” by Marilynn Marchione (_Newsday_ [New York], April 27, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

29. “Prostate cancer therapy increases risk of fractures and cardiovascular-related death,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Vitamin D hope in prostate cancer,” by Emma Wilkinson (_BBC News_, April 26, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8017323.stm…

31. “SUMO protein guides chromatin remodeler to suppress genes,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Exercise Can Improve Balance For Older Americans,” by Patti Neighmond (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing April 27, 2009, NPR’s Java player, running time 4:10).
www.npr.org…

33. “Cryptosporidiosis under-recognized in the elderly,” by David Douglas (Reuters Health, April 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

April 24, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2323-04/24/09

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

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security Payments Caught in Illegally Frozen Bank Accounts,” by Khalil Abdullah (News America Media, Apr. 24, 2009).
news.newamericamedia.org…

2. “Plight of Carmakers Could Upset All Pension Plans,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Apr. 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Public Pension-Fund Losses Ease on Stock Market Gain,” by  Jerry Hart (Bloomberg News, Apr. 24, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “One in Five Companies Have Now Reduced 401(k) Matches,” by Emily Brandon (_U.S. News and World Report_ blog, Apr. 23, 2009).
www.us…

5. “Rapid hospital re-admissions strain Medicare finances” (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Apr. 24, 2009. Note: this is a _STLPD_ Editorial.
www.stltoday.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Former New Jersey United States Senator Robert G.) Torricelli Is Linked to Inquiry on Pensions ,” by David W. Chen (_New York Times_, Apr. 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) Overhaul Targets Top Earners,” by David Uren and Patricia Karvelas (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Protect Our Pensions, Auto Workers Plead,” by Rob Ferguson (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario, Apr. 24, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

9. GHANA NEWS: “President to Launch New Pension Scheme” (Ghana Broadcasting Corporation News, Apr. 24, 2009).
gbcghana.com…

10. INDIA NEWS: “Elderly shunted from booth to booth; some vote after hours, some don’t,” by Preeti Srivastav (_Indian Express_[Mumbai, Maharashtra/Chennai/Madurai, Tamil Nadu], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.indianexpress.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “Early Retirement Initiative May Force Workers Out Of Market,” by Gerald Flynn (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly Farmers Are More At Risk Of Serious Accidents,” by Paddy Murphy (_Leader_ [Limerick, Munster], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.limerickleader.ie/farm/Elderly-farmers-are-more-at.5203662.jp…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Public Pay And Staffing Levels Must Not Be Cut, Say Unions,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Changes To Pension Reliefs Target Private Sector Staff,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/changes-to-pension-reliefs-target-private-sector-staff-1718495.html…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Some 14,000 Elderly Welfare Recipients Live In Unregistered Care Homes,” (_Japan Today_ [Tokyo], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.japantoday.com…

16. NAMBIA NEWS: “3 Years To National Pension Fund,” (_Nambia Economist_ [Windhoek, Khomas], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.economist.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Report On Elderly Patient Care Expected To Be Harsh,” by Isaac Davison (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10568599…

18. UK NEWS: “High Earners Face Pension Charge,” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Apr. 24, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8016426.stm…

19. UK NEWS: “Cinema warns elderly customers over ‘juvenile’ behaviour,” by Richard Savill (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 24, 2009.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5214183/Cinema-warns-elderly-customers-over-juvenile-behaviour.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “3D Research Model Tackles Prostate Cancer Spread,” (Queensland University of Technology [Brisbane, Queensland, Australia] viaEurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.news.qut.edu…

21. “Identified A Molecule That Increases The Risk Of Cardiac Insufficiency,” (Basqueresearch.com… [Spain] via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.basqueresearch.com…

22. “Cervical Spine Fusion More Common in Elderly,” (HealthDay News via Modernmedicine.com…, Apr. 23, 2009).
www.modernmedicine.com…

23. “Invention Helps Move Senior Citizens Into Digital Age,” by Fredrick Kunkle (_Washington Post_ via _Detroit [Michigan] News_, Apr. 24, 2009).
www.detnews.com…

24. “Giving Up Smoking And Bad Habits Can Improve Senior’s Health,” (Indo-Asia News Service via _Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Apr. 24, 2009).
www.hindu.com…

April 23, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2322–April 23, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2322, April 23, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “401(k) fee proposals introduced,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], April 23, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

2. “N.Y. Takes Aim at Pension Agents,” by Craig Karmin, Peter Lattman, and Jenny Strasburg (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], April 23, 2009, P. A2). 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.

3. “Medicare offers no help on insurance overcharges,” by David Goldstein (_Kansas City Star_, April 22, 2009).
www.kansascity.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ALASKA NEWS: “State lawmakers differ on state pension plan,” by Rena Delbridge (_Fairbanks Daily News-Miner_, April 23, 2009).
newsminer.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension funds go tone-deaf on bonuses,” (_Sacramento Bee_, April 23, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sacbee.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Underfunded UC retirement system worries employees,” by J.M. Brown (_San Jose Mercury News_, April 23, 2009).
www.mercurynews.com…

7. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. Nursing Home Survey Is Updated,” by Miranda S. Spivack (_Washington Post_, April 23, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. MINNESOTA NEWS: “More Minnesota baby boomers taking up fishing,” by Chris Niskanen (_St. Paul Pioneer-Press_, April 22, 2009).
www.twincities.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York City Comptroller Draws Scrutiny,” by Danny Hakim (_New York Times_, April 23, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Probe Into Auto Adviser’s Firm Expands; Officials to Examine Whether Quadrangle Misled New York Pension Funds,” by Tomoeh Murakami Tse (_Washington Post_, April 23, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Manchin signs bill to help find missing seniors; Program will use broacast media alert for faster recovery of adults with cognitive impairment,” by Michelle Saxton (_Charleston Daily Mail_, April 23, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

12. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Retirement board asks Manchin to add EMS pension bill to special session call,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, April 22, 2009).
wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Government grapples with size of pension rises,” by Phillip Coorey (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 24, 2009).
www.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “No bailout for pensioners,” by Rob Ferguson (_Toronto Star_, April 23, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “The hazards of pension protection,” by John Ivison (_National Post_ [Don Mills], April 23, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa urged to extend the Canada Pension Plan,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don Mills], April 22, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario urging universities to pool pension assets in attempt to ease crisis,” by Janet McFarland and Elizabeth Church (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 23, 2009).
business.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Operators want to boost price of long-term care,” by Michelle Lang (_Calgary Herald_, April 22, 2009).
www.calgaryherald.com…

19. CHINA NEWS: “Pension reforms ‘need to gather pace’,” by Wang Zhuoqiong (_China Daily_ [Beijing], April 23, 2009).
www.chinadaily.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Further measures to improve pensions, says Hanafin,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 23, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. PHILIPPINE NEWS: “House bill eyes long-term care for elderly,” by Brea Dionisio (_Philippine Star_ [Manila], April 23, 2009).
www.philstar.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Picture remains bleak for pensioners in Budget,” by Jon Swaine (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 23, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/5201918/Picture-remains-bleak-for-pensioners-in-Budget.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Scrapping pension tax relief will damage savers, experts warn after Budget,” by Harry Wallop and Emma Simon (__Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 23, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/5202733/Scrapping-pension-tax-relief-will-damage-savers-experts-warn-after-Budget.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Painkiller ‘no Alzheimer’s block’,” (_BBC News_, April 22, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8010295.stm…

25. “Anti-inflammatory drugs don’t cut dementia risk, they raise it,” by Mary Brophy Marcus (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 23, 2009).
www.us…

26. “Pain relievers seem not to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in the very elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Hormone therapy lowers colon cancer risk,” (Reuters Health, April 22, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

28. “Medicare Change May Impact Black Kidney Patients,” (_Forbes_, April 22, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

April 22, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2321–April 22, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2321–April 22, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. lawmakers eye Medicare in health reform drive,” by Donna Smith (Reuters Health, April 22, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “401(k) Plans Under Scrutiny After Americans Lose $600 Billion In Retirement Savings,” by Gail MarksJarvis (_Chicago Tribune_, April 22, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

3. “SEC to Consider Rules to Restrict Pension Pay-to-Play,” by Jesse Westbrook (_Bloomberg_, April 21, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. COLORADO NEWS: “Pension merger advances,” by Lynn Bartels (_Denver Post_, April 22, 2009).
www.denverpost.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “South Florida flagged in Medicare fraud report,” by Jay Weaver (_Miami Herald_, April 22, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “Quadrangle Facing Questions Over Pension Funds,” by Louise Story (_New York Times_, April 22, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Last Months To Take Advantage Of Retirement Rules,” by Tony Negline (_Australian_ [Sydney], April 22, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,25347650-15087,00.html

8. CANADA NEWS: “Spring Rally Moderates Pension Plan Losses,” by Virginia Galt (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 22, 2009).
business.theglobeandmail.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Pension Costs Weigh Heavily On Autoworkers,” by Thomas Walkom (_Toronto Star_, April 22, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.thestar.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Offer more federal assistance for seniors, Senate report urges,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, April 21, 2009).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/04/21/aging-senate-report.html…

11. IRELAND NEWS:” Unions Seek Initiatives On Pensions And Job Protection,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 22, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. NIGERIA NEWS: “Disengaged Civil Servants Decry Non-Payment of Pension,” by Abubakar Yakubu (_Daily Trust_ [Abuja], April 22, 2009).
www.dailytrust.com…

13. UGANDA NEWS: “Govt To Pay Jobless Youth And Elderly,” by Francis Kagolo (_New Vision_ [Kampala], April 22, 2009).
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/678822…

14. UK NEWS: “Budget Gives Elderly Modest Savings Boost,” (_Rueters UK_ [London], April 22, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Budget: Wealthy pension investors hit,” by Lauren Thompson (_Times_ [London], April 22, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/budget/article6147544.ece…

16. UK NEWS: “Pensioners Hit As Deflation Hits For First Time In 49 Years,” by Harry Wallop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 22, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/5195323/Pensioners-hit-as-deflation-hits-for-first-time-in-49-years.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Pension Funds Get Creative,” (_Forbes_, April 22, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Childcare Grandparents Given Pensions Boost,” by Sandra Haurant (_Guardian_ [London], April 22, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/22/budget-2009-grandparents-childcare-pension…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Commonly Used Ulcer Drugs May Offer Treatment Potential In Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Humanin peptide linked to neuronal cell survival and regulation of glucose metabolism,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Hormone Therapy Offers Potential Protective Effect Against Colon Cancer In Older Women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Seniors On The Go Stay Sharp,” by Whitney Woodward (_Chicago Tribune_, April 22, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

23. “Eating Fatty Fish Once A Week Reduces Men’s Risk Of Heart Failure,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Think Memory Worsens With Age? Then Yours Probably Will,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 21, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Designer Immune Cells Fight Prostate Cancer,” by Kendall Powell (_News@Nature_, April 20, 2009).
www.nature.com…

26. “Continuity Of Care Lacking For Older Patients,” (Reuters Health, April 21, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

April 21, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2320–April 21, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2320, April 21, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Broader Medicare could reduce disparities,” (Reuters Health, April 21, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “Serve America Act will help boomers with midlife career transitions,” by John S. Gomperts (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], April 21, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.deseretnews.com…

3. “Stimulus benefits could end up costing retirees at tax time,” by Sandra Block (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 21, 2009).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

4. INDIANA NEWS: “Ind. bill would allow alerts for missing seniors,” (Associated Press via _Indianapolis Star_, April 20, 2009).
content.us…

5. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky may cut its pension costs again,” by Stephenie Steitzer (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, April 21, 2009).
www.courier-journal.com…

6. MISSOURI NEWS: “Settlement ends dispute over long-term care insurance,” by Dan Margolies (_Kansas City Star_, April 21, 2009).
www.kansascity.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “State legislators must change how pension fund is managed,” (_Democrat and Chronicle_ [Rochester, New York], April 21, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.democratandchronicle.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Auto-firm retirees fear for pension,” by Larry P. Vellequette (_Toledo Blade_, April 21, 2009).
toledoblade.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “OMERS eyes bigger returns as `super fund’,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, April 21, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: Coalition calls for government protection for pensions,” by Kristine Owram (_Toronto Star_, April 20, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Finally, some good news: The doctor is in: With their retirement finances on the critical list, many physicians are opting to stay at work, easing the country’s doctor shortage,” by Eric Anderssen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 21, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “New beds for seniors fall far short of promise, Health Minister acknowledges,” by Justine Hunter (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 21, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “China Faces Japan-Style Age Threat With Plan to Revamp Pensions,” by Dune Lawrence (_Bloomberg.com_, April 21, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. EUROPEAN NEWS: “Pension funds boosted alternatives in 2008 -study,” (_Reuters_ April 21, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan pension funds cut domestic stock holdings,” (_Reuters_ April 21, 2009).
uk.reuters.com…

16. LATVIA NEWS: “Pensions not to be reduced in Latvia,” by Nina Kolyako (_Baltic Course_, April 21, 2009).
www.baltic-course.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Campaigners call for end to high earners’ pension advantage,” by Philip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], April 21, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/apr/21/high-earners-pensions-protests…

18. UK NEWS: “It’s time for bravery on pensions,” by Nils Pratley (_Guardian_ [London], April 21, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/apr/21/pension-tax-incentives…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensions blow for the newly retired,” by Jennifer Hill (_The Times_ [London], April 20, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6133125.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Repairing a ‘bad’ reputation?,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Antipsychotic drug for dementia have adverse effects,” (Reuters Health, April 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “First compound for receptors in schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s holds promise,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Doctors Push for More Scans in Stroke Cases,” by Thomas M. Burton (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], April 21, 2009, P. D1). 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.

24. “Women turn to untested hormone therapy,” by Nancy Lapid (Reuters Health, April 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Survey identifies factors associated with early detection of melanoma in older men,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “What Are Friends for? A Longer Life,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, April 21, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

April 20, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2319–April 20, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2319–April 20, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Retirees Going Back To Work, Older Workers Delaying Retirement,” by Nirvi Shah (_Miami Herald_, April 20, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

2. “New Medicare bidding rules stir up medical equipment industry,” by Stephen Koff (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, April 18, 2009).
www.cleveland.com…

3. “Using Medicare to lower health care costs,” by Len M. Nichols (_Washington Times_, April 19, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
washingtontimes.com…

4. “Auto Retirees Press Case,” by Alex P. Kellogg (_Wall St. Journal_, April 20, 2009, P. B2). 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. “Getting Smart About Annuities,” by Anne Tergesen and Leslie Scism (_Wall St. Journal Weekend Edition_, April 18-19, 2009, P. R1). 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.

6. “The Older Audience Is Looking Better Than Ever,” by Stuart Elliot (_New York Times_, April 20, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Pension tax plan worrisome,” (_Honolulu Star-Bulletin_, April 20, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.starbulletin.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pensions Safe Now, But Liquidity Is A Concern,” (_Detroit Free Press_, April 20, 2009).
www.freep.com…

9. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Pension kickback scrutiny spreads to New Mexico,” (Reuters via _Boston Globe_, April 20, 2009).
www.boston.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Morris Pay-to-Play Case Grows,” by Craig Karmin and Peter Lattman (_Wall St. Journal_, April 20, 2009, P. C1). 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.

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “In State Pension Inquiry, a Scandal Snowballs,” by Danny Hakim and Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, April 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Prepare For A Generation Of Demanding Retirees,” by Bernard Salt (_Melbourne Herald Sun_, April 21, 2009).
www.news.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Seniors Urged To Get Free Flu Jabs,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], April 20, 2009).
news.theage.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Highest User Of Restraints On Elderly,” by Tom Blackwell (_Calgary Herald_, April 20, 2009).
www.calgaryherald.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Facing Long-Term Pension Funding Crisis: Survey,” by Janet Mcfarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 20, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Older workers prevent skill drain: experts,” by Shannon Proudfoot (_National Post_ [Don Mills], April 20, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “No Room At Home For Elderly In India,” by Rick Westhead (_Toronto Star_, April 18, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “State Protection Of Pensions Key To Partnership Talks, Says Siptu,” by Mark Hennessy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 20, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Sales Of Life Assurance And Pensions Down Over 40%,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 20, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Christmas Bonus Cut Opposed By Elderly,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 19, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. JAMAICA NEWS: “No Big Fallout In Pension Funds,” by Julian Richardson (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston], April 19, 2009).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

22. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Post-Service Division To Look Into ‘Dumping’ Of Retirees,” by Shaila Koshy (_Malaysia Star_ [Kuala Lampur], April 20, 2009).
thestar.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Private Sector Workers Four Times Less Likely To Have Pension Than State Workers,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 19, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/5173321/Private-sector-workers-four-times-less-likely-to-have-pension-than-state-workers.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Budget 2009: Government eyes end to higher rate tax relief for pensions,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 20, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/5187345/Budget-2009-Government-eyes-end-to-higher-rate-tax-relief-for-pensions.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Work until 70 and beyond if you want a decent pension,” by Sean O’Grady (_Independent_ [London], April 20, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/work-until-70-and-beyond-if-you-want-a-decent-pension-1671322.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pensions watchdog sounds alert over fraud,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], April 19, 2009).
www.ft.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Patients who died were given wrong medicine,” by Ben Mitchell (Press Association via _Independent_ [London], April 20, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/patients-who-died-were-given-wrong-medicine-1671528.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Families ‘misled’ over care fees,” by Sarah Pennells (_BBC News_, April 18, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8005402.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Statin Drugs Do Not Prevent Dementia,” by Will Boggs (Reuters Health, April 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

30. “Prostate Cancer and FDA Politics,” (_Wall St. Journal_, April 20, 2009, P. A14). Note1: This is and op-ed piece. Note2: 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. “Ageing Brains ‘Compensate’ For Poorer Memory Performance,” (_Australian Ageing Agenda_, April 20, 2009).
www.australianageingagenda.com…

32. “Stem Cell Treatment For Most Common Form Of Blindness Developed By British Scientists,” by Alastair Jamieson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 20, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5182705/Stem-cell-treatment-for-most-common-form-of-blindness-developed-by-British-scientists.html…

33. “Drug Offers New Hope for Elderly Patients with Broken Bones,” by Jim Hawk (_Voice of America_ [Washington D.C.], April 20, 2009).
www.voanews.com…

34. “Study Identifies Genes That Protect Against Aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “LSUHSC Research Shows Fish Oil Protects Against Diseases Like Parkinson’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Parkinson’s plea for brain donors,” (_BBC News_, April 20, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8007290.stm…

37. “Transplanted Liver Cells Function In Older Animals But Do Not Proliferate As Much As In Younger Ones,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Fitter Diabetic Men Live Longer,” by Megan Rauscher (Reuters Health, April 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

39. “Keyhole kidney surgery OK for eldest elderly,” (Reuters Health, April 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

April 17, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2318–April 17, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2318–April 17, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Many Dying Vets Unaware Of End-Of-Life Benefits,” (Reuters Health, April 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “Chrysler Is Said to Be Near Deal on Retiree Health Care,” by Bill Vlasic (_New York Times_, April 17, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “New Reverse Mortgage Limits Give Seniors Lifeline,” by Tom Kelly (_Boston Globe_, April 17, 2009).
www.boston.com…

4. “Auto Retiree Groups Push to Keep Benefits,” by Alex P. Kellog and Sharon Terlep (_Wall St. Journal_, April 17, 2009, P. B3). 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. “Congressman Wants 401(k) Fees Disclosed,” (_CBS News_, April 17, 2009).
www.cbsnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Elder Abuse on the Rise in Massachusetts,” by Jack Cross (_Arlington Advocate_, April 17, 2009).
www.wickedlocal.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Despite Promises, Elderly Evicted From Housing,” by Joseph Shapiro (_NPR Morning Edition_, April 17, 2009, available in Windows and Realtime Player, 3:56).
www.npr.org…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “A Police Academy That Takes the Elderly,” by Jennifer V. Hughes (_New York Times_, April 17, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Authorities Investigate Payments by Rattner,” by Craig Karmin and Peter Lattman (_Wall St. Journal_, April 17, 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.

10. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Henry Signs Bill To Help Find Seniors,” by Ron Jenkins (_Tulsa World_, April 17, 2009).
www.tulsaworld.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Federally Regulated Pensions Take A Hit,” (_Toronto Star_, April 17, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Benefits May Have Cost Canadian Autoworkers Their Advantage,” by Kevin G. Hall (_Miami Herald_, April 17, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

13. FIJI NEWS: “Fiji Slashes Retirement Age In Bid To Cut Costs,” by Audrey Young (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], April 17, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10567012…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Not So Easy For Government To Take A Hammer To Your Lump,” by Caroline Madden (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 17, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “1 Card Combining Insurance, Pension Proposed,” (_Daily Yomuiri_ [Tokyo], April 17, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090417TDY02306.htm…

16. ROMANIA NEWS: “Contribution to mandatory private pension funds to increase to 2.5 pc in 2010,” (_Financiarul_ [Iasi], April 16, 2009).
www.financiarul.ro/2009/04/16/contribution-to-mandatory-private-pension-funds-to-increase-to-25-pc-in-2010/…

17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Call over support for the dying,” (_BBC News_, April 17, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8003147.stm…

18. UK NEWS: “Pension watchdog to give employers leeway on schemes,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], April 16, 2009).
www.ft.com…

20. UK NEWS: “One million OAPs get incorrect benefits due to mistakes, Government admits,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 17, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/5171669/One-million-OAPs-get-incorrect-benefits-due-to-mistakes-Government-admits.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Funds For Prostate Cancer Research,” (Press Association via _Google_, April 17, 2009).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Health Worries May Keep Aging Adults On The Couch,” (Reuters Health, April 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “A Computational Model Examines the Pathways of Alzheimer’s That Strikes at the Young,” (American Physiological Society via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2009).
www.the-aps.org…

24. “Chemical device in worms ‘may point to Alzheimer’s treatment’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 17, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5169753/Chemical-device-in-worms-may-point-to-Alzheimers-treatment.html…

25. “Drugs may raise weight, good cholesterol of Alzheimer’s patients,” by Robert Preidt (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 16, 2009).
www.us…

26. “Obese Young Adults Risk Disability Later,” (Reuters Health, April 16, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Diabetes Impacts Outcome Of Breast Cancer Chemo,” (Reuters Health, April 16, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

28. “Survival mode that protects cells when oxygen is low also slows aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Shedding some light on Parkinson’s treatment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

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