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May 29, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2347–May 29, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2347–May 29, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Labor Chief Wants Pension Insurer On Less Risky Path,” by Michael Kranish (_Boston Globe_, May 29, 2009).
www.boston.com…

2. “Sleepovers open architects’ eyes on nursing home design,” by Bob Moos (_Dallas Morning News_, May 28, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Using Pension Funds To Shrink The Budget Gap,” by Ed Mendel (_Capital Weekly_, May 29, 2009).
www.capitolweekly.net…

4. IOWA NEWS: “Culver signs bill that halts many nursing home fines,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, May 28, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

5. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Senate clears proposal to reduce retirement system debt payments,” by Marsha Schuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge], May 29, 2009).
www.2theadvocate.com…

6. LOUISIANA NEWS: “House refuses nursing home efforts for more lawsuit shields,” by Bill Barrow (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans], May 28, 2009).
www.nola.com…

7. NEVADA NEWS: “Legislators Approve PERS Reform,” by Ed Vogel (_Las Vegas Review Journal_, May 29, 2009).
www.lvrj.com…

8. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “House votes to let treasurer expand options for pension-fund investments,” (Associated Press via _Winston-Salem Journal_, May 29, 2009).
www2.journalnow.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Phila. Unions Question Plan To Defer Pension Payments,” by Jeff Shields (_Philladelphia Inquirer_, May 29, 2009).
www.philly.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State plan moves to avert municipal pension crisis,” by Rich Lord (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, May 29, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super Review To Focus On Four Key Aspects,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 29, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “One Way To Secure Your Future – Buy An Age Pension,” by Allan Fels and Fred Brenchley (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 29, 2009).
business.smh.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Rudd rules out changes to super access,” by Michelle Grattan (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 30, 2009).
www.theage.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pension Plan Eyes Real Estate in U.S., U.K.,” by Kevin Bell (_Bloomberg_, May 29, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Reform Pensions Now, Expert Says,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, May 29, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Anti-poverty groups slams ‘callous’ hike in seniors drug costs,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, May 29, 2009).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/05/29/nb-seniors-drug-costs-623.html…

17. CHINA NEWS: “Chinese Men Don’t Age Well,” by Theresa Tan & Ang Yiying (_Strait Times_ [Singapore], May 29, 2009).
www.straitstimes.com…

18. EUROPEAN NEWS: “EC proposes new pension authority,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 29, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Funds Supermarket Keeps An Eye On Pensions,” by Simon Carswell (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 29, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Waterford Pension Case May Go To ECJ,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 29, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Soothing Words Over Funding Pension,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 29, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10575173…

22. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “South Korea Pension Cuts Equity, Treasury Allocation,” by Saeromi Shin (_Bloomberg News_, May 29, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Seniors Stay Healthier When They Live With Spouse,” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, May 29, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

24. “Vitamin D May Help Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis,” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, May 29, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Dementia drugs may put some patients at risk, Queen’s study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Memory Worsens In Menopause,” by Paul Taylor (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 29, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

27. “Myths Dispelled On Age-Related Alzheimer’s,” (_Sheffield Telegraph_, May 28, 2009).
www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/headlines/Myths-dispelled-on-agerelated-Alzheimers.5312559.jp…

28. “Researchers Develop Light-Treatment Device to Improve Sleep Quality in the Elderly,” (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2009).
news.rpi.edu…

29. “Chemotherapy Combination Outcomes Differ For Aged, Younger Colon Cancer Patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Unsafe Neighborhoods Disable The Elderly,” (_Science Daily_, May 29, 2009).
www.sciencedaily.com…

31. “Cutting Carbs Appears To Slow Growth Of Prostate Tumors,” by Mary Brophy Marcus (_USA Today_, May 29, 2009).
www.us…

32. “Video can help patients make end-of-life decisions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 28, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2346–May 28, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2346–May 28, 2009 .

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Most Middle-Aged Adults Are Rethinking Retirement Plans,” by Rich Morin (Pew Social and Demographic Trends, May 28, 2009).
pewsocialtrends.org…

2. “States Consider Cutting Drug Help For Seniors,” by Ray Henry (Associated Press via Google News, May 28, 2009).
www.google.com…

3. “Health Care Costs During Retirement,” by Pamela Villarreal and Devon Herrick (National Center for Policy Analysis, May 28, 2009).
www.ncpa.org…

4. U.S. Assumes Pensions Of Defunct Circuit City,” (Reuters, May 28, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Good Luck With That 401(k)!,” by Daniel Gross (Reuters, May 28, 2009), Note: this is an Opinion piece.
www.reuters.com…

6. “Delta (Airlines) pilots union OKs retirement incentive plan,” by Harry R. Weber (Associated Press via _Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Post-Gazette_, May 28, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “A lifeline for elderly Irish immigrants,” by James F. Smith (_Boston Globe_, May 28, 2009).
www.boston.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Unions Seek Dole Boost In ‘New Deal’,” by Ben Schneiders (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 28, 2009).
www.theage.com…

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aussies ‘Ignore’ Treatable Vision Loss,” by Danny Rose (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 28, 2009).
news.smh.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa Won’t Chip In On GM (General Motors) Pensions, Clement Says,” by Shawn McCarthy and Elizabeth Church (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 28, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. ESTONIA NEWS: “Estonia Used Pensions Reserve Funds To Cover Current Costs,” by Juhan Tere (_Baltic Course_, May 28, 2009).
www.baltic-course.com…

12. GHANA NEWS: “Ghana: Gov’t Payroll, Pension Payment to Be Decentralized in 2010,” by Mashudu Ankiilu Kunateh (_Ghanaian Chronicle_ [Accra] via allAfrica.com…, May 28, 2009).
allafrica.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Flaws In Homecare Scheme For Elderly Highlighted,” by Alison Healy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 28, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

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14. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New Zealand Budget Calls For Pension Contribution Break,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (globalpensions.com…, May 28, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Pensions kicked into touch,” by Tracy Watkins (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], May 29, 2009).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/politics/2454758/Pensions-kicked-into-touch…

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16. SCOTLAND NEWS: “RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Scotland Calls For Improvement In Dementia Care,” by  Richard Staines (Nursingtimes.net…, May 28, 2009).
www.nursingtimes.net…

17. UK NEWS: “Social Care System Is A ‘Ticking Timebomb’,” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], May 28, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/28/social-care-costs…

18. UK NEWS: “Baby Boomers Face Tough Decision On Tax-Free Cash,” by Malcolm Cuthbert (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/5398134/Baby-boomers-face-tough-decision-on-tax-free-cash.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Low-Paid Less Likely In Scheme” (Press Association via Google News [London], May 28, 2009).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Prostate Drug Offers Best Hope In 60 Years,” by Daniel Martin (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], May 28, 2009).
www.news.com…,,25547264-23272,00.html

21. “Dementia Drugs May Put Some Patients At Risk,” (sciencedaily.com…, May 28, 2009).
www.sciencedaily.com…

22. “Blacks More Likely To Opt For Life-Sustaining Measures At End Of Life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Study: Why Some Prostate Cancer Returns,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 27, 2009).
www.henryford.com…

24. “Women Unaware They Have High Risk Of Bone Fracture,” by Jill Stein (Reuters Health, May 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

May 27, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2345–May 27, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2345, May 27, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “UAW: GM won’t terminate hourly pension plan,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit News_, May 26, 2009).
www.detnews.com…

2. “Pension funds lose Chrysler fight in district court,” by Emily Chasan (_Reuters_, May 26, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Hike pension payment, hit reset button,” (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], May 27, 2009).
www.sj-r.com…

4. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY pension clips fund of funds stakes to $500 mln,” by Joan Gralla (_Reuters_, May 26, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

5. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nurses want exemption from pension age hike,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, May 27, 2009).
www.abc.net…

6. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Keep up the good work, old chap,” by Ross Gittins (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 27, 2009).
business.smh.com…

7. CANADA NEWS: “Report warns of retirement boom,” by Terri Theodore (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 27, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Minister rejects call for Caisse public inquiry,” by Rheal Seguin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 27, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Province to help companies with pension plans,” by Angela Hall (_Regina Leader-Post_, May 26, 2009).
www.leaderpost.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian private pension landscape shifts to DC,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 27, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Patchy pensions leave too many exposed,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, May 27, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

12. EUROPEAN NEWS: “Pension fund losses among the highest in Europe,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 27, 2009).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/pension-fund-losses-among-the-highest–in-europe-1751726.html…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Campaign to cut number of elderly killed on roads,” by Paul Melia and Caitrina Cody (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 27, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/campaign-to-cut-number-of-elderly-killed-on-roads-1751772.html…

14. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension scheme comes under stakeholders’ scrutiny,” by Modestus Anaesoronye (_Business Day_ [Lagos], May 27, 2009).
www.businessdayonline.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Half of UK ‘have no pension pot’,” by Thomas Edgington (_BBC News_, May 26, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8068728.stm…

16. UK NEWS: “Now is not the time to go soft on pension schemes,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], May 26, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-now-is-not-the-time-to-go-soft-on-pension-schemes-1691237.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Test for Alzheimer’s could be on horizon,” by Linda A. Johnson (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, May 27, 2009).
www.boston.com…

18. “Many dying patients don’t discuss hospice with doc,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, May 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

May 26, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2344–May 26, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2344, May 26, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Early retirement claims increase dramatically,” by Mike Dorning (_Los Angeles Times_, May 24, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Medicare benefits slated to change,” by Janet Kidd Stewart (_Los Angeles Times_, May 24, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “The question isn’t whether Social Security will be around but how we’ll pay for it,” by Jack Z. Smith (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, May 25, 2009).
www.star-telegram.com…

4. “IRAs are more popular as other investments wane,” by Andrew Leckey (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, May 24, 2009).
www.stltoday.com…

5. “Families, Finances And Dementia,” by Jan Bryant Quinn (_Washington Post_, May 24, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Time to reconsider long-term-care plan,” by Mike Causey (_Washington Times_, May 25, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtontimes.com…

7. “What about long-term care?” by Howard Gleckman (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 26, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
blogs.us…

8. “Alzheimer’s Claims Painter’s Memories, Not Art,” by Margot Adler (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing May 25, 2009, running time 4:44).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. INDIANA NEWS: “New law blocks pensions to active gov’t workers,” (Associated Press via _Chicago Tribune_, May 24, 2009).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Retirement bill may be pulled,” by Sarah Chacko (_Baton Rouge Advocate_, May 23, 2009).
www.2theadvocate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Setting the record straight on super,” by Melinda Howes (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 27, 2009).
business.theage.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirement gets more challenging than ever,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 27, 2009). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.theage.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Union revolt grows on increasing retirement age,” by Matthew Franklin and Patricia Karvelas (_Australian_ [Sydney], May 27, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby boomers will blow out pension budget,” by Siobhain Ryan (_Australian_ [Sydney], May 26, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,25538520-5013404,00.html

15. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa won’t chip in on GM pensions, Clement says,” by Shawn McCarthy and Elizabeth Church (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 26, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario seeks summit on pensions,” by Steven Chase (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 25, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Pensions for the pensionless,” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 26, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Private pension insurance clients up at 4.3m in Q1,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, May 26, 2009).
praguemonitor.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt paints grim pension picture,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], May 26, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090526TDY04302.htm…

20. NIGERIA NEWS: “‘Only 5% of Nigerians save for retirement’,” by Abubakar Buba (_Daily Trust_ [Abuja], May 25, 2009).
www.dailytrust.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension system handicaps British businesses, study says,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], May 26, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/26/pensions-deficit-private-business…

22. UK NEWS: “CBI calls for urgent reform of pensions legislation to let companies repair shortfalls,” by Miles Costello (_Times_ [London], May 26, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article6361074.ece…

23. UK NEWS: “Older workers ‘worried about retirement poverty due to recession’,” by Matthew Moore (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 26, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/5383314/Older-workers-worried-about-retirement-poverty-due-to-recession.html…

24. UK NEWS: “The Britons who can’t afford to become old,” by Ruth Sunderland (_Observer_, May 24, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/may/24/ageing-britain-work-retirement-pensions…

25. WORLD NEWS: “Recession hurts pension, benefit plans worldwide,” by John Zarocostas (_Washington Times_, May 25, 2009).
washingtontimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Is vitamin D deficiency linked to Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Scientists identify genes behind ageing process,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 26, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/5385992/Scientists-identify-genes-behind-ageing-process.html…

28. “A Brain Disorder Easily Missed,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, May 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “Study of age-old issues,” by Lori Aratani (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 26, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. “Statin therapy helps prevent repeat stroke,” (Reuters Health, May 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

31. “Survey suggests higher risk of falls due to dizziness in middle-aged and older Americans,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Hospice care under-used by many terminally ill patients, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Middle age spread link to frailty,” by Emma Wilkinson (_BBC News_, May 24, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8063140.stm…

34. “Boomers Joining Gyms to Put Some Hop in Their Hips,” by Annie Gowen (_Washington Post_, May 26, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

May 22, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2343–May 22, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2343, May 22, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Traditional company pensions are going away fast,” by Sandra Block (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 22, 2009).
www.us…

2. “Brandeis Halts Retirement Payments,” by Tamar Lewin (_New York Times_, May 22, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Aging boomers expected to shake up philanthropy,” by Kelly Johnson (_Sacramento Business Journal_, May 22, 2009).
sacramento.biz…^1833622

4. COLORADO NEWS: “PERA, DPS pensions combined,” by Mike McPhee (_Denver Post_, May 22, 2009).
www.denverpost.com…

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Senate aproves pension relief for Bridgeport,” by Ken Dixon (_Connecticut Post_ [Bridgeport], May 21, 2009).
www.connpost.com…

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State lawmakers fear early retirement may hurt DOT,” by Brian Lockhart (_Norwalk Advocate_, May 22, 2009).
www.stamfordadvocate.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Rural seniors should have options, state official says,” by Lauren Daley (_Indiana Gazette_ [Indiana, Pennsylvania], May 21, 2009).
online.indianagazette.com…

8. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Retirement fund’s value down 27%,” by Julia Anderson (_Columbian_ [Vancouver], May 21, 2009).
www.columbian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “CPP Investment Board loses $23.6B (US $ 20.6B),” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, May 22, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada pleads for pension relief,” by Chris Sorensen (_Toronto Star_, May 22, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

11. MEXICO NEWS: “American retirees make a life in Mexico, cheaply,” by David Reinbold (McClatchy Newspapers via _Miami Herald_, May 22, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

12. ROMANIA NEWS: “Gov’t approves public pension system law principles,” (_Financiarul.ro_ [Iasi], May 22, 2009).
www.financiarul.ro/2009/05/22/govt-approves-public-pension-system-law-principles/…

13. UKRAINE NEWS: “Retirement no joy for most because of paltry pensions,” by Yuliya Popova (_Kyiv Post_ [Kiev], May 21, 2009).
www.kyivpost.com…

14. UK NEWS: “Old age starts at 75, says public,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], May 22, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/may/22/old-age-starts-at-75…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

15. “At the Bridge Table, Clues to a Lucid Old Age,” by Benedict Carey (_New York Times_, May 22, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

16. “Alzheimer’s discovery could bring early diagnosis, treatment closer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

17. “Automated analysis of MR images may identify early Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Dementia drugs may raise fainting risk,” (Reuters Health, May 21, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “Institute for Aging Research finds modifiable hip fracture complications contribute to mortality,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Key protein may explain the anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits of dietary restriction,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Vitamin D may not protect against prostate cancer,” (Reuters Health, May 21, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “Elderly women with ‘dowager’s hump’ may be at higher risk of earlier death,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 21, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2342–May 21, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2342, May 21, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “U.S. Pension Insurer May Need Aid as Deficit Soars,” by David S. Hilzenrath (_Washington Post_, May 21, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “U.S. Insurer of Pensions Sees Flood of Red Ink,” by Eric Lipton (_New York Times_, May 21, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Shortfall Triples at U.S. Pension Guaranty Agency,” by Darrel A. Hughes and John D. McKinnon (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], May 21, 2009, P. A3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

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4. “Feds aim to clamp down on Medicare schemes,” by Lesley Clark and Jay Weaver (_Miami Herald_, May 21, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. “Ex-pension chief declines to testify; Appearing before Senate committee, invokes right,” by Michael Kranish (_Boston Globe_, May 21, 2009).
www.boston.com…

6. “Congress eyes tough rules to oversee pensions,” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 20, 2009).
www.us…

7. “Average 401(k) balance dropped $22,400 last year, report says,” (McClatchey Newspapers via _Dallas Morning News_, May 21, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

8. “Equal Pay for Women Denied, Again,” (_New York Times_, May 21, 2009). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Inflation’s burden on seniors,” by Robert Powell (MarketWatch via _San Jose Mercury News_, May 21, 2009).
www.mercurynews.com…

10. “The Forgotten Market Online: Older Women,” by Christina Binkley (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], May 21, 2009, P. D8). 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.

US STATE NEWS:

11. GEORGIA NEWS: “Fulton pension fund lost $325M last year,” by D.L. Bennett (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, May 21, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Downturn, boomers will alter everything, Va. researcher says,” by Bryan McKenzie (_Charlottesville Daily Progress_, May 21, 2009).
www.dailyprogress.com…

13. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Wash. pension board sues over Lehman Bros. losses,” (_Seattle Times_, May 21, 2009).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Macklin defends pension age backflip,” by Josh Jerga (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 21, 2009).
news.theage.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby boomers renovate and take in boarders,” by Melissa Ketchell (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], May 22, 2009).
www.news.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Seeking assistance, breaking convention,” by Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 21, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec sending in the clowns,” by Rheal Seguin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 21, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Last-ditch move on insurance levy,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 21, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Government ‘forcing’ public servants to gamble pensions,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 21, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/government-forcing-public-servants-to-gamble-pensions-1746429.html…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Dementia carers warn of growing crisis,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 21, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10573494…

21. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension Fund: Private Sector Contributes over 70%,” by Kunle Aderinokun (_This Day_ [Lagos], May 21, 2009).
www.thisdayonline.com…

22. SINGAPORE NEWS: “‘Silver tsunami’ ahead,” by Salma Khalik (_Straits Times_ [Singapore], May 21, 2009).
www.straitstimes.com…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “South Korea grants ‘right to die’,” (_BBC News_, May 21, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8060832.stm…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “S.Korea pension fund says to resume investing overseas,” by George Chen (_Reuters_, May 21, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Flu Immunity Seen in Older Adults,” by Betsy McKay (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], May 21, 2009, P. A3). 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.

26. “Men more likely than women to die after pneumonia,” (Reuters Health, May 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Vitamin D found in fish boosts brain power,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Sunbathing ‘could boost your intellect and prevent dementia’,” by Richard Allenye (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 21, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/5356978/Sunbathing-could-boost-your-intellect-and-prevent-dementia.html…

May 20, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2341–May 20, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2341, May 20, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A Medicare Explosion,” by John C. Goodman (_Forbes_ [New York], May 19, 2009). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.forbes.com…

2. “Chrysler’s Pensions Are Underfunded by $10 Billion,” by Christopher Scinta (_Bloomberg News_, May 19, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “U.S. pension agency has record deficit,” by Kim Dixon (Reuters, May 20, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Are Baby Boomers Killing Facebook and Twitter?,” Robert Strohmeyer (_PC World_ [San Francisco, CA], May 19, 2009).
www.pcworld.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public education of elderly makes good fiscal sense,” by David Fritz (_Daily News_ [Los Angeles], May 19, 2009). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.dailynews.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Ill. governor’s pension plan would cost $95B more,” by John O’Connor (Associated Press via _Forbes_, May 20, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

7. INDIANA NEWS: “Pension Funds Object to Chrysler Sale, Want Trustee,” by Christopher Scinta and Bob Van Voris (_Bloomberg News_, May 20, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “County may ask retirees to pay toward health care,” by Gabrielle Russon (_Gazette_ [Kalamazoo] via MLive.com…, May 20, 2009).
www.mlive.com…

9. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Higher taxes to close city’s pension gap?,” by Maggie O’Brien and Paul Goodsell (_World-Herald_ [Omaha], May 20, 2009).
www.omaha.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “Legislators have yet to finalize benefit revisions,” by Geoff Dornan (_Nevada Appeal_ [Carson City], May 20, 2009).
www.nevadaappeal.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC comptroller backs AG’s pension fund code,” (Associated Press via Google News, May 19, 2009).
www.google.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Aging could cripple budget,” by Catherine Candisky (_Dispatch_ [Columbus], May 20, 2009).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Milwaukee County settles pension case for $45 million,” by Steve Schultze (_Journal Sentinel_ [Milwaukee], May 19, 2009).
www.jsonline.com…

14. WYOMING NEWS: “Wyo. gov backs $150M payment to retirement system,” (Associated Press via _Forbes_, May 19, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “The end of the untouchable pension,” by Jacquie McNish (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 20, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “OTPP (Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan) head calls for Dutch pension model,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London, UK], May 20, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Government interference hampering talks: CAW (Canadian Auto Workers),” by Grace Macaluso (_Financial Post_ [Toronto], May 19, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Province pumps $272M into seniors’ support,” by Theresa Boyle (_Star_ [Toronto], May 20, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “50% rebate for senior citizens on new tax rate,” (_Telegraph_ [Calcutta], May 19, 2009).
www.telegraphindia.com…

20. NIGERIA NEWS: “Non-contributory pension scheme fraught with corruption,” by Oluwole Josiah (_Punch_ [Lagos], May 20, 2009).
www.punchng.com…

21. NORWAY NEWS: “Norway’s state pension fund slips 8.7%,” (Agence France-Presse via _Google News_, May 20, 2009).
www.google.com…

22. SINGAPORE NEWS: “MOH expands facilities for elderly with mental & psychiatric illnesses,” by Pearl Forss (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 20, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

23. UK/NORTHERN IRELAND: “Alzheimer’s barbs spark row in Stormont,” by Owen Bowcott (_Guardian_ [London], May 20, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/may/20/alzheimers-northern-ireland-assembly-mcglone…

24. UK NEWS: “Thousands of elderly could die from the effects of heat this summer, experts warn,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 20, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/5351093/Thousands-of-elderly-could-die-from-the-effects-of-heat-this-summer-experts-warn.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Pensions bodies call for rethink on tax relief cut,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], May 20, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/20/pensions-tax-relief-cut…

26. UK NEWS: “We must wake up to the pensions time bomb,” by Ros Altmann (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 20, 2009). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/5354869/We-must-wake-up-to-the-pensions-time-bomb.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Post-hospital week is stroke danger zone,” (Reuters Health, May 19, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

28. “Protein that suppresses androgen receptors could improve prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment,” by Toni Baker (Medical College of Georgia via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2009).
my.mcg.edu…

29. “Older Volunteers’ Perceived Benefits Vary with Program Traits,” (Gerontological Society of America via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2009).
www.geron.org…

30. “Early identification of dementia increasingly difficult,” (University of Gothenburg via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2009).
www.sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/news_and_events/news/News_Detail?contentId=880315…

31. “Lying To Alzheimer’s Patients,” (NPR: Talk of the Nation, May 19, 2009, available in Windows Media Player format, 30 min 21 sec).
www.npr.org…

32. “Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk,” (_Forbes_ [New York] via HealthDay News, May 19, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

May 19, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2340–May 19, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2340, May 19, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “AT&T wins court case over maternity leave,” by David G. Savage (_Los Angeles Times_, May 19, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Pension Plans May Exclude Pregnancy Leaves, Justices Rule,” by Adam Liptak (_New York Times_, May 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Court lets maternity leave hurt pension payoff,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco Chronicle_, May 19, 2009).
www.sfgate.com…

4. “Heed the popularity of basic Medicare plan,” (_Tennessean_ [Nashville], May 19, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.tennessean.com…

5. “Reducing retirees’ health care costs may be up to you,” by Jim Landers (_Dallas Morning News_, May 19, 2009). Note: This story is a commentary.
www.dallasnews.com…

6. “Laws Take on Financial Scams Against Seniors,” by Jennifer Levitz (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], May 19, 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.

7. “With Jobs Scarce, Age Becomes an Issue,” by Dana Mattioli (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], May 19, 2009, P. D4). 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.

8. “Pension fund urges more credit rater accountability,” (_Reuters_, May 18, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Conn. Union Says Nursing Home Strike Is Off,” by Susan Haigh (Associated Press via _Hartford Courant_, May 19, 2009).
www.courant.com…

10. GEORGIA NEWS: “Retirement back pay due 15,000 teachers,” by Peralte C. Paul (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, May 18, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Bill trying to expand malpractice coverage; Nursing home services would be included,” by Bill Barrow (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans], May 19, 2009).
www.nola.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Survey’s goal is to boost seniors’ social services,” by Megha Satyanarayana (_Detroit Free Press_, May 19, 2009).
www.freep.com…

13. MISSOURI NEWS: “Mo. retirement system fights Montee audit,” by Tony Messenger (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, May 19, 2009).
www.stltoday.com…

14. MONTANA NEWS: “Public pension funds begin slow recovery,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Missoulian_ [Missoula], May 19, 2009).
missoulian.com…

15. MONTANA NEWS: “Legislature studies thorny issue of public-employee pensions,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Missoulian_ [Missoula], May 18, 2009).
missoulian.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “Seniors in budgetary cross hairs,” by Amisha Padnani (_Staten Island Advance_, May 19, 2009).
www.silive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: ” Australia will not increase pension access age yet,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 19, 2009).
globalpensions.com…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “S’pore takes “whole-of-government” approach to ageing,” (_ChannelNews Asia_ [Singapore], May 19, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. UK NEWS: “A better way to care; So far the government has tinkered round the edges of the care system rather than delivering real change,” by Michelle Mitchell (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/may/19/adult-care-green-paper…

20. UK NEWS: “When families must pick up the bill for long-term care,” by Jon Robins (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/19/long-term-care-costs…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Body of Evidence; Volunteers tested in a 50-year-long Baltimore study provide invaluable data on the aging process,” by Lori Aratani (_Washington Post_, May 19, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

22. “New study may help understand how Alzheimer’s robs sufferers of episodic memory,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Weight loss link to dementia risk,” (_BBC News_, May 19, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8055030.stm…

24. “Weight loss in old age may signal dementia,”(Reuters Health, May 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Aging: For Some, Strokes Can Go Unnoticed,” by Eric Nagourney (_New York Times_, May 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Chemical test offers quick prostate cancer check,” by Michael Kahn (Reuters Health, May 19, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Spinal ‘hump’ may signal mortality risk,” (Reuters Health, May 19, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

28. “Dental researchers ID new target in fight against osteoporosis, periodontitis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Small gains made in studying treatment of elderly,” by Angela Townsend (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, May 19, 2009).
www.cleveland.com…

May 18, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2339–May 18, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2339–May 18, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Don’t Count On Your 401(k),” by Mark Gimein (_Washington Post_, May 17, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “To Collect Spouse’s Social Security, Age Matters,” by Kelly Greene (_Wall St. Journal_, May 16-17, 2009, P. B2). 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 (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. “Court: Women can’t count old maternity leave for pensions,” by Joan Biskupic (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 18, 2009).
www.us…

4. “Senior Citizens Now Receiving $13 Billion in Stimulus Money from Social Security; All Due in May,” (_Senior Journal_, May 18, 2009).
www.seniorjournal.com…

5. “401(k) Plans Take Hit From Economy,” by Naomi Snyder (_Tennessean_ [Nashville], May 18, 2009).
www.tennessean.com…

6. “Not a Good Time to Be Middle-Aged,” by Floyd Norris (_New York Times_, May 16, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. GEORGIA NEWS: “Fulton judge to hear case against teachers retirement system,” by Peralte C. Paul (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, May 18, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension reform in Quinn’s hands,” by Jordan Wilson (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 18, 2009).
www.suntimes.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Cell phones misused at nursing home,” (Associated Press via _Louisville Courier-Journal_, May 17, 2009).
www.courier-journal.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Retirees find communities have what they need as they get older — and what they like while they’re still active,” by Kate Moran (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, May 17, 2009).
www.nola.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Hospital strains to cut elder care costs,” by Liz Kowalczyk (_Boston Globe_, May 17, 2009).
www.boston.com…

12. MONTANA NEWS: “Montana’s Public Pension Funds Recovering Some,” (Associated Press via _Forbes_, May 18, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

13. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Silvercare: New company finds a niche in nursing home services,” by Getahn Ward (_Tennessean_ [Nasville], May 17, 2009).
www.tennessean.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More fear they will be worse off, and higher pension age rankles,” by Phillip Coorey (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 18, 2009).
www.smh.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Consultants barred from retirement scheme,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 16, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Debt rate soars for baby boomers” by Emma Page and Greg Ninness (_Sunday Star Times_ [Auckland], May 17, 2009).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/2417993/Debt-rate-soars-for-baby-boomers…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Govt Urged To Address Ageing Population Issue,” by Paul Newfield (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 18, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10573017…

18. RUSSIA NEWS: “Early Age Pension Costs Russians,” by Tom Reilly (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 17, 2009).
www.theage.com…

19. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Standard Life Blunder Hits Pension Plans,” by Teresa Hunter (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], May 17, 2009).
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com…

20. TANZANIA NEWS: “Tanzania Forms Authority To Protect Workers’ Pensions From Misuse,” by Joseph Mwamunyange and Wilfred Edwin (_East African_ [Nairobi] May 18, 2009).
www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/-/2558/599172/-/rggpwpz/-/…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension Gap at $334 Billion Forces U.K. Dividend Cuts,” by Alexis Xydias (_Bloomberg News_, May 18, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

22. UK NEWS: “How Britain is coming to terms with growing old,” by Tracy McVeigh (_Observer_ [London], May 17, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/may/17/ageing-population-retirement-saga-housing…

23. UK NEWS: “Debts that threaten the elderly and vulnerable,” by Nick Mathiason (_Observer_ [London], May 17, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/may/17/southern-cross-healthcare-elderly…

24. UK NEWS: “Don’t bet the house on passing your lifetime’s savings to the children,” by Sam Dunn (_Observer_ [London], May 17, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/17/savings-saving-money…

25. UK NEWS: “Picture cards help families chat to elderly and those with dementia,” by Melanie Reid (_Times_ [London], May 16, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/mental_health/article6297233.ece…

26. WORLD NEWS: “Frail Elderly Disaster,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Later Retirement ‘May Stave Off Dementia’, Say Researchers,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 18, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5338518/Later-retirement-may-stave-off-dementia-say-researchers.html…

28. “Framingham Heart Study follows the beat in new directions,” by Amber Dance (_Los Angeles Times_, May 18, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

29. “Malnutrition May Be Common Among Older Adults,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, May 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

30. “Elderly need more ‘sun vitamin’,” (_BBC News_, May 16, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8043297.stm…

31. “Study Finds Genetic Links To Age Of First Menstrual Period And Menopause,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 17, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Long-Term Study Shows Low Oxygen Levels In Prostate Tumors Can Predict Recurrence,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Common Heart Problem Raises Alzheimer’s Risk,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, May 15, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

34. “Spinal Proteins Predict Alzheimer’s Prognosis,” (Reuters Health, May 15, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

35. “Hot Flashes Signal Thinner Bones For Menopausal Women,” (Reuters Health, May 15, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

36. “Finding Art In Alzheimer’s Stories,” by Joseph Shapiro (_NPR All Things Considered_, May 17, 2009, Available in Windows Media and Realtime Player, 5:45).
www.npr.org…

May 15, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2338–May 15, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–No. 2338, May 15, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Health Costs Are the Real Deficit Threat,” by Peter R. Orszag (_Wall St. Journal_, May 15, 2009, P. A13). Note 1: This is a _WSJ_ Op Ed piece. Note 2: 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.

2. “GM (General Motors) Nears Crucial Deal With UAW (United Auto Workers),” by John D. Stoll (_Wall St. Journal_, May 15, 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. “Carlyle Reaches Pension-Fund Settlement,” by Craig Karmin and Peter Lattman (_Wall St. Journal_, May 15, 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.

4. “Former Federal Pensions Chief Faces Criminal Probe,” by Theo Francis and Nanette Byrnes (_Business Week_, May 14, 2009).
www.businessweek.com…

5. “Don’t Count on Your 401(k),” by Mark Gimein (Reuters, May 15, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Higher Medicare Premiums in Store For Some Retirees,” by Emily Brandon (_U.S. News and World Report_ blog, May 15, 2009).
www.us…

7. “The Biggest Market Losers: The Boomers,” by Janet Novack (_Forbes_, May 15, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Rising Prices Hurt Seniors,” by Diane Lade (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, May 15, 2009_).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

9. “Troubled trucker YRC to seek 1 billion dollar pension bailout” (Reuters, May 15, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. MICHIGAN NEWS:  “Ruling protects Detroit pension fund records,” by Jennifer Dixon (_Detroit Free Press_, May 15, 2009).
www.freep.com…

11. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “NH Senate makes changes to retirement system,” by James A. Kimble (_North Andover [Massachusetts] Eagle-News_, May 15, 2009).
www.eagletribune.com…

12. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Marriage bill raises concerns about retirement benefits,” by Tom Fahey (_Manchester Union-Leader_, May 15, 2009).
www.unionleader.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pension reform at top of gov’s ‘to do’ list,” by Jim Baron (_Pawtucket Times_, May 15, 2009).
www.pawtuckettimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Heading Off The Ageing Crunch,” by Tim Colebatch and Daniella Miletic (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 15, 2009).
www.theage.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Family Homes To Stay Exempt In Pension Test,” by Misha Schubert (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 15, 2009).
www.theage.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-Care Sector Accuses Federal Government Of Failing Them,” by Michelle Dryburgh (_Mail Times_ [Wimmera, Victoria] May 15, 2009).
wimmera.yourguide.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age Of Accountability,” by Mike Steketee (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 15, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “‘Massive cuts’ in pensions being sought: CAW (Canadian Auto Workers Union),” by Grace Macaluso (CanWest News Service via _Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 14, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Ageless Health Care,” by Aaron Derfel (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], May 14, 2009).
www.canada.com…

20. GHANA NEWS: “Organized Labour Wants To Meet Government On Pension Scheme” (myjoyonline.com…, May 15, 2009).
news.myjoyonline.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Irish Defined Benefit Pension Plans Struggle With Asset Mix,” by Dominic Coyle and Renee Jones (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 15, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Fujitsu cuts final salary pension” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, May 15, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8051466.stm…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Elderly Population Grows Above Five Million” (_Chosun llbo_ [Seoul], May 15, 2009).
english.chosun.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Pension deficit may force BT (British Telecom) break-up,” by Jeremy Warner (_Independent [London], May 15, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/jeremy-warner/jeremy-warner-pension-deficit-may-force-bt-breakup-1685226.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Complaints over pension delays rise 10%,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], May 15, 2009).
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Study Makes First Connection Between Heart Disorder And Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 15, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

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