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August 31, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2415–August 31, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2415–August 31, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Health Bill Would Cut Drug Spending for Many on Medicare, Budget Office Says,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, August 31, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Seniors, advocates say private Medicare plans put profits above care; Washington mulls changes,” by Matt Sedensky (Associated Press via _Los Angeles Times_, August 30, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Medicare regulators clamped down, but maybe not enough,” by Tom Murphy (Associated Press via _Pittsburgh Herlad Tribune_, August 30, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

4. “The GOP’s about-face on Medicare,” by Doyle McManus (_Los Angeles Times_, August 30, 2009). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Seniors Leaning on Credit,” by Nancy Trejos (_Washington Post_, August 30, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “401(k) losses may mean putting off retirement date,” by Susan Tompor (_Detroit Free Press_, August 30, 2009).
www.freep.com…

7. “Obama’s aging czar sees issue as unifying force,” (Associated Press via _Google_, August 29, 2009).
www.google.com…

8. “Older Immigrants, Invisible and With ‘Nobody to Talk To’,” by Patricia Leigh Brown (_New York Times_, August 31, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Senior Groups Reject Health Care ‘Scare Tactics’,” by Laura Leslie (_National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition_, show airing August 30, 2009, MP3 format, running time 3 minutes 48 seconds).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “How to fix pension mess,” (_Miami Herald_, August 31, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.miamiherald.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Hospitals’ Medicare funds targeted in reform debate,” by Jay Fitzgerald (_Boston Herald_, August 31, 2009).
www.bostonherald.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Never too old to return to classroom,” by Peter DeMarco (_Boston Globe_, August 30, 2009).
www.boston.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “City asking state for 2 years to straighten out pension fund,” by Len Barcousky (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 30, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Riding herd on pensions,” (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 30, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.philly.com…

15. VIRGINIA NEWS: “New cooking program aims to take the heat off of caregivers,” by Shannon Humphrey (_Daily Press_ [Newport News, Virginia], August 31, 2009).
www.dailypress.com…

16. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Manchin not yet swayed on pension relief,” (Associated Press via _Charleston Daily Mail_, August 30, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Debt burden spoils retirement party,” by Jessica Irvine (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 1, 2009).
business.smh.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Pilots win challenge of forced retirement,” by Nick Aveling (_Toronto Star_, August 29, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

19. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary pension payments rise more than 10% in 2008,” (_Budapest Business Journal_, August 31, 2009).
bbjonline.hu/index.php?col=1001&id=49954…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Risks in retirement funding plan,” by Nick Churchouse (Dominion Post [Wellington] via _Stuff.co_, August 31, 2009).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/personal-finance/2815930/Risks-in-retirement-funding-plan/…

21. UK NEWS: “Defined benefit pension closures near 90%,” by Nicholas Timmins (_Financial Times_ [London], August 31, 2009).
www.ft.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Companies devise a way to beat old age,” by Dominic O’Connell (_Times_ [London], August 30, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article6814794.ece…

23. UK NEWS: “Tighter council budgets take toll on care sector,” by John O’Doherty (_Financial Times_ [London], August 30, 2009).
www.ft.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Assisted suicide could be excuse to kill burdensome elderly, says police chief,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 29, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6104734/Assisted-suicide-could-be-excuse-to-kill-burdensome-elderly-says-police-chief.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Brisk daily walk can halve risk of dying for elderly men,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 31, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6114544/Brisk-daily-walk-can-halve-risk-of-dying-for-elderly-men.html…

26. “Mental diseases among elderly called ‘our next epidemic’,” by Don Markus (_Baltimore Sun_, August 31, 2009).
www.baltimoresun.com…

27. “New gadgets prod people to remember their meds,” by Scott Kirsner (_Boston Globe_, August 30, 2009).
www.boston.com…

28. “Boomers hit a new low by getting high,” by Ana Veciana-Suarez (_Miami Herald_, August 29, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

29. “Elderly skin ‘raises cancer risk’,” (_BBC News_, August 29, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8226129.stm…

30. “Women, blacks, Medicare recipients less likely to be evaluated for liver transplantation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “UF scientists construct ‘off switch’ for Parkinson therapy,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 28, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2414–August 28, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2414–August 28, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Warner: Discussion Must Include End-Of-Life Care,” by Don Gonyea (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing August 28, 2009, mp3 format, 3:44 running time).
www.npr.org…

2. “Does the GOP Really Oppose Controlling Medicare Spending?” by Howard Gleckman (_Huffington Post_, August 27, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “The Diet COLA Myth,” (_Wall St. Journal_, August 28, 2009, P. A14). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article August be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. 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. “Convincing An Aging Mother To Take A Hard Step,” (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing August 28, 2009, mp3 format, 2:31 running time).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

5. IDAHO NEWS: “Insurer barred from Idaho meeting with retirees,” by John Miller (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, August 27, 2009).
www.boston.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Boomers find comfort zone with singles groups,” by Pamela Marean (_Cape Cod Times_ [Hyannis], August 28, 2009).
www.capecodonline.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “More nursing home workers should get flu shots,” (_Post-Standard_ [Syracuse, New York], August 28, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
blog.syracuse.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Ravenstahl urges unity on pension plan,” by Rich Lord (_Pittsburg Post-Gazette_, August 28, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. JAPAN NEWS: “Face up to the pension crisis,” (_Japan Times_, August 28, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ed20090828a1.html…

10. JAPAN NEWS: “Government Pension Investment Fund makes 4.5 trillion yen in 1Q,” (_Mainichi Daily News_, August 28, 2009).
mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20090828p2a00m0na016000c.html…

11. TAIWAN NEWS: “Labor statute revamped to allow appropriation for pension reserve,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], August 28, 2009).
www.chinapost.com…

12. TAIWAN NEWS: “More incurable patients to join hospices,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], August 28, 2009).
www.chinapost.com…

13. UK NEWS: “Pensioners spending more on council tax under Labour, Institute for Fiscal Studies claims,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 28, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6099428/Pensioners-spending-more-on-council-tax-under-Labour-Institute-for-Fiscal-Studies-claims.html…

14. UK NEWS: “Andy Burnham: Poor pensioners will escape Pn 20,000 (US $32,441) care home levy, raising pressure on middle classes,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 27, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6101089/Andy-Burnham-Poor-pensioners-will-escape-20000-care-home-levy-raising-pressure-on-middle-classes.html…

15. UK NEWS: “The pension plunderers,” by Prem Sikka (_Guardian_ [London], August 28, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/26/pension-plunderers-corporations…

16. UK NEWS: “Debt burden of retirees ‘growing’,” (_BBC News_, August 27, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8224201.stm…

17. WORLD NEWS: “OECD: Assets to GDP ratio declines to 63.4% in 2008,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 28, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Hopelessness raises stroke risks for women: study,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, August 28, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “Depression no bar to Medicare drug plan enrollment,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, August 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Prostate cancer diagnosed earlier, race gap narrows,” by Megan Brooks (Reuters Health, August 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

21. “Finnish scientists discover nerve growth factor with therapeutic potential in Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 27, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2413–August 27, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2413–August 27, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Elderly have their own worries on health overhaul,” by Erica Werner (Associated Press via _Google_, August 27, 2009).
www.google.com…

2. “Obama Targets Medicare Advantage,” by Karl Rove (_Wall St. Journal_, August 27, 2009, P. D1). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article August be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. 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. “Steele: Don’t Raid Medicare To Fund Health Changes,” (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing August 27, 2009, mp3 format, running time 7:42).
www.npr.org…

4. “An Overhaul or a Tweak for Pensions,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, August 27, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Do campaign contributions help win pension fund deals?” by Kevin McCoy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 27, 2009).
www.us…

6. “Institutions oppose placement agent ban,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 27, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

7. “In 2010 IRS could cut 401(k) contribution limit to $16,000,” by Sandra Block (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 27, 2009).
www.us…

8. “Mortgage Fraud: A Classic Crime’s Latest Twist (Reverse Loans),” by Anne Tergesen (_Wall St. Journal_, August 27, 2009, P. D1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

US STATE NEWS:

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Out of the Rocking Chairs And Into the Weight Room; Seniors Sweat It Out in Silver Sneakers Program,” by Amber Parcher (_Washington Post_, August 27, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.9
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “House OKs bills targeting elderly abuse, financial exploitation,” by Karen Bouffard (_Detroit News_, August 27, 2009).
www.detnews.com…

11. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “NM pension funds improve as market gains,” by Barry Massey (Associated Press via _Santa Fe New Mexican_, August 27, 2009).
hosted.ap.org…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Senate OKs pension bill affecting city,” by Rich Lord and Tom Barnes (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 27, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Program helps seniors dogged by debt collectors,” by Mari A. Schaefer (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 27, 2009).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. FINLAND NEWS: “Finnish pension fund eyes equities, emerging mkts,” by Cecilia Valente (_Reuters_, August 27, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan pension fund posts 1st qtrly profit in a year,” by Chikafumi Hodo (_Reuters_, August 27, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Osteoporosis increasing in men,” by Lee Ji-yoon (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], August 27, 2009).
www.koreaherald.co.kr…

17. UK NEWS: “Retirement: it’s a great idea but will anyone ever afford it?” by James Davies (_Times_ [London], August 27, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6811087.ece…

18. UK NEWS: “Retired home owners face repossession as banks refuse to extend mortgages,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 27, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/6094989/Retired-home-owners-face-repossession-as-banks-refuse-to-extend-mortgages.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Worst nurses ‘must be struck off’,” by David Rose (_Times_ [London], August 27, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6812274.ece…

20. UK NEWS: “Council fits dementia sufferers with sat nav technology,” by Nick Britten (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 26, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6094127/Council-fits-dementia-sufferers-with-sat-nav-technology.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Obesity can inflict big toll on brain; Study shows weight can increase risk of dementia in elderly,” by David Templeton (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 27, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

22. “Drinking ‘almost halves dementia risk’,” by Crystal Ja (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 27, 2009).
news.smh.com…

23. “Beta-blockers and stroke — new insights into their use for older people,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Collagen-deficient mice show signs of osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Women with strong thigh muscles protected from symptomatic knee osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “An intelligent system avoids forgetting things,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 26, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2412–August 26, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2412–August 26, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “More Retirees Find Facilities Speaking Their Language,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, August 26, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Waxman Takes on Drug Makers Over Medicare,” by Duff Wilson (_New York Times_, August 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Play the Game: Marketing a Senior Sex Comedy,” by Marshall Fine (_Huffington Post_, August 26, 2009).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. NEW YORK NEWS: “Mayor Bloomberg Touts Kinder, Gentler Senior Programs,” (_New York Daily News_, August 26, 2009).
www.nydailynews.com…

5. NEW YORK NEWS: “School Buses May Give Older New Yorkers a Lift,” by Simon Akam (_New York Times_, August 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. OREGON NEWS: “A whiff of something, and it’s in the pensions,” (_Oregonian_ [Portland], August 26, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.oregonlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “No Retirement Age For Super,” by Peter Promnitz (_Age_ [Sydney], August 26, 2009).
business.theage.com…

8. BULGARIA NEWS: “Borissov Speaks On Pensions, EU Funds,” by Clive Leviev-Sawyer (_Echo_ [Sofia], August 26, 2009).
www.sofiaecho.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Hip Fracture Rates Have Dropped, Canada Study Finds,” by Andrew Stern (Reuters Health, August 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

10. CHINA NEWS: “China’s Aged Population Growing At Fastest Rate In 60 Years,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], August 26, 2009).
news.xinhuanet.com…

11. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch Union Continues To Oppose Proposed Pension Age Increase,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 26, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. NIGERIA NEWS: “PenCom Proposes Transitional Contributions Fund,” (_Daily Independent_ [Lagos], August 25, 2009).
www.independentngonline.com…

13. UGANDA NEWS: “Pension Sector A Possible Source Of Long-Term Capital,” by Frederick Mbagadhi (_New Vision_ [Kampala], August 25, 2009).
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/692411…

14. UK NEWS: “Final-Salary Pensions Disappear,” by Mark Duke (_BBC News_, August 26, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8217783.stm…

15. UK NEWS: “Pension Contributions Start To Rise Again,” by Lucy Warwick-Ching (_Financial Times_ [London], August 26, 2009). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Crunch time for council workers’ golden pensions,” by Jill Sherman (_Times_ [London], August 26, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6810021.ece…

17. UK NEWS: “Recession ‘delaying retirement’,” (_BBC News_, August 26, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8222427.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Veteran Status Not Linked With Suicide In Older Men,” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, August 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “Mapping Study Suggests Brain Shrinkage In Obese Elderly Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk,” (_Medical News Today_, August 26, 2009).
www.medicalnewstoday.com…

20. “Colorectal Cancer Attitudes Vary By Ethnicity,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, August 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

21. “Study Finds Steady Drop in Hip Fracture Rates, but Reasons Are Unclear,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, August 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Hormone Drugs Dangerous For Some Prostate Patients,” (Reuters Health, August 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “UCLA Scientists Uncover Immune System’s Role In Bone Loss,” (University of California-Los Angeles via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 26, 2009).
newsroom.ucla.edu…

24. “Higher Diastolic, Not Systolic, Blood Pressure Linked to Impaired Cognition,” by Deborah Brauser (_Medscape_, August 25, 2009).
www.medscape.com…

25. “Improving Alzheimer’s Research, A Million Scans At A Time,” (_International Science Grid_, August 26, 2009).
www.isgtw.org…

26. “What Britney Spears Can Reveal About Alzheimer’s,” by Alice Park (Time via _Yahoo News_, August 26, 2009).
news.yahoo.com…

August 25, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2411–August 25, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2411–August 25, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “GOP Tees Up Medicare Manifesto,” by Neil King Jr. (_Wall St. Journal_, August 25, 2009, P. A4). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article August be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. 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. “Parties Trade Volleys On Health-Care Reform; RNC Drafts ‘Bill of Rights for Seniors’,” by Ben Pershing (_Washington Post_, August 25, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “GOP cites cost to seniors in health care reform,” by Victoria Colliver (_San Francisco Chronicle_, August 25, 2009).
www.sfgate.com…

4. “Don’t Want a Public Plan? Well, What Do You Think of Medicare?” by Simon Johnson and James Kwak (_Washington Post_, August 25, 2009). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Retirees fear shrinking Social Security checks,” (_MSNBC.com_, August 25, 2009).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

6. “What Drop In Benefits? The Phony Flap Over Social Security COLAs,” by Chuck Blahous (_Washington Post_, August 25, 2009). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Spiking of public pension in the East Bay and state must be stopped,” (_Contra Costa Times_ [San Francisco], August 25, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.contracostatimes.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Pension reform panel steps toward vote,” (_Arlington Advocate_, August 24, 2009).
www.wickedlocal.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Panel OKs plans for pensions’ takeover,” by Brad Bumsted and Adam Brandolph (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, August 25, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “Budget cuts impact long-term care,” By Nancy Remsen (_Burlington Free Press_, August 24, 2009).
www.burlingtonfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “ABS unveils new Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost index,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 25, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. INDIA NEWS: “58% Indians have no knowledge about retirement income: Survey,” (_Times of India_ [New Dehli], August 24, 2009).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

13. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Nursing home says children hardly visit parents to avoid paying fees,” by Jessica Yeo (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 24, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

14. “High blood pressure ‘can increase risk of memory problems’,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 25, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6081562/High-blood-pressure-can-increase-risk-of-memory-problems.html…

15. “High blood pressure linked to early memory problems,” (Reuters Health, August 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

16. “Link between sunscreen and Alzheimer’s Disease being investigated,” by Richard Alleyne (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 24, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/6082488/Link-between-sunscreen-and-Alzheimers-Disease-being-investigated.html…

17. “Misfolded proteins: The fundamental problem is aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 24, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Many diabetic foot amputations are preventable,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, August 25, 2009).
www.boston.com…

19. “Heat stress in older people and people with chronic diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 24, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 24, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2410–August 24, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2410–August 24, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Millions face shrinking Social Security payments,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, August 24, 2009).
www.boston.com…

2. “New Caution in Handling of 401(k)’s ,” by Phyllis Korkki (_New York Times_, August 22, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Increasingly, seniors realizing nest egg in life insurance policies,” by Bob Moos (_Dallas Morning News_, August 24, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

4. “About Your 401(k),” (_New York Times_, August 24, 2009). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Where Bush Missed, Obama Has A Shot,” by Doyle McManus (_Los Angeles Times_, August 23, 2009). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Experiencing Life, Briefly, Inside a Nursing Home,” by Katie Zezima (_New York Times_, August 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Protecting Our Seniors,” by Michael S. Steele (_Washington Post_, Auguts 24, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “Republicans Offer Seniors Health ‘Bill of Rights’,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, August 24, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “Stacking up Pensions, Literally,” by Lynn Cowan (_Wall St. Journal_, August 22-23, 2009, P. B2). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Marin Taxpayers Fund 150 Six-Figure Retirements,” by Richard Halstead (_Contra Costa Times_ [San Francisco], August 22, 2009).
www.contracostatimes.com…

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Early retirements leave state agencies struggling,” by Brian Lockhart (_Connecticut Post_ [Bridgeport], August 23, 2009).
www.connpost.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida’s Silver Alert System to find lost seniors has fans, but its worth is unclear,” by Emily Nipps (_St. Petersburg Times_, August 24, 2009).
www.tampabay.com…

13. LOUISIANA NEW: “Elderly Must Take Fiscal Responsibility By Saving, Anticipating Future Needs,” by Joseph A. Donchess (_News Star_ [Monroe, Louisiana], August 23, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.thenewsstar.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Ex-Trustee Keeps Hands In Pension Fund Business,” by Jennifer Dixon (_Dtroit Free Press_, August 23, 2009).
www.freep.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Health Care Fears Infect Elderly,” by Sandra Tan (_Buffalo News_, August 22, 2009).
www.buffalonews.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Public Pension Crisis Foretold For Pennsylvania,” by Brad Bumsted (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, August 24, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

17. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “W.Va. Pension Plans May Get Millions More,” by Michelle Saxton (_Charleston Daily Mail_, August 24, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Raise Pension Age, Mercer Urges,” by Lucy Battersby (_The Age_ [Melbourne], August 24, 2009).
business.theage.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “AUSTRALIA NEWS: “CPI for pensioners ‘a waste of money’,” by Peter Martin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 24, 2009).
www.smh.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Three Degress Of Retirement Preparedness,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Ontario], August 23, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

21. CHINA NEWS: “China’s Second Thoughts On The One-Child Policy,” by Mark Mackinnon (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 22, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech Pension Reform Only If All Parties Agree – Social Democrats,” (_Ceske Noviny_ [Prague], August 24, 2009).
www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/czech-pension-reform-only-if-all-parties-agree-social-democrats/394267…

23. INDIA NEWS: “State Prepares Draft Policy For Senior Citizens,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], August 23, 2009).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. “New Pension-Cum-Savings Scheme By Year End: PFRDA,” (_Economic Times_ [Dehli], August 24, 2009).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Social Security Card Trial Run To Begin As Early As Autumn,” (_Daily Yomiuri_[ Tokyo], August 23, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090823TDY02309.htm…

26. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch Pension Scheme Turns To Hedge Funds,” by Suchita Nayar (_Financial Times_ [London], August 23, 2009).
www.ft.com…

27. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Study: Baby-Boomers Risk Life Of Poverty,” by Simon Collins (_New Zealand Herald_[Auckland], August 24, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10592754…

28. NORWAY NEWS: “Norway’s State Pension Fund Wise To Water Risk,” by Valeria Criscione (_Financial Times_ [London], August 23, 2009).
www.ft.com…

29. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romania Reports $7.15 Million In Pension Fraud,” (Associated Press via _Newsday_ [New York], August 24, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Outlook On Pensions Improves,” by David Prosser (_The Independent_ [London], August 24, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/outlook-on-pensions-improves-1776358.html…

31. UK NEWS: “‘Confidence’ in state of pensions,” (_BBC News_, August 24, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8217828.stm…

32. UK NEWS: “Pension Guarantees For Bankers Savaged,” by James Moore (_The Independent_ [London], August 24, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pension-guarantees-for-bankers-savaged-1776538.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Over-50s Rush To Take Pensions Early Before Rule-Change Deadline,” by Neasa MacErlean (_Observer_ [London], August 23, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/aug/23/pensions-savings…

34. UK NEWS: “Smooth Ride Ends For Final Salary Pension Members,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 24, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/paulfarrow/6081559/Smooth-ride-ends-for-final-salary-pension-members.html…

35. UK NEWS: “21% of children felt guilty about moving parents into care homes,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 24, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/longtermcare/6081750/21-of-children-felt-guilty-about-moving-parents-into-care-homes.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Dialysis treatment in USA: High costs, high death rates,” by Rita Rubin (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 24, 2009).
www.us…

37. “Even Modest Fitness May Extend Lifespan,” (Reuters Health, August 21, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

38. “Encyclopedia Of Life Grows; Clues On Ageing, Pests,” by Alister Doyle (Reuters Health, August 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

39. “Study Finds Medicare Prescription Benefit Program Has Exceeded Expectations,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 24, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Early Changes In Lifestyle Can Help Prevent Dementia,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Independent_ [Dublin], August 24, 2009).
www.independent.ie/health/latest-news/early-changes-in-lifestyle-can-help-prevent-dementia-1867571.html…

41. “Obesity Tied To Prostate Cancer For Both Blacks, Whites,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], August 24, 2009).
news.xinhuanet.com…

August 21, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2409–August 21, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–August 21, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Where Elderly Back Obama, Health Bill Anxiety,” by Kevin Sack (_New York Times_, August 21, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “A Basis is Seen for Some Health Plan Fears Among the Elderly,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, August 21, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “AARP Takes Heat Over Health Stand,” by Naftali Bendavid and Gary Fields (_Wall St. Journal_, August 21, 2009, P. A2). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

4. “Fidelity: Optimism helps retirement readiness,” by Chris Reidy (_Boston Globe_, August 21, 2009).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. HAWAII NEWS: “Proposal would benefit laid-off state workers on verge of retirement,” by B.J. Reyes (_Honolulu Star Bulletin_, August 21, 2009).
www.starbulletin.com…

6. MISSOURI NEWS: “End nursing home payday lending,” (_St. Louis Post-Dipatch_, August 21, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.stltoday.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Alleviating pension tension,” (_Philadelphia Daily News_, August 21, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.philly.com…

8. TEXAS NEWS: “End-of-life discussions are already in Medicare program,” (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, August 21, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super Gains, For Fifth Month Running,” by Chris Zappone (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 20, 2009).
business.smh.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Experts back superannuation rankings,” by Jordan Chong (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 21, 2009).
news.smh.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Mandatory retirement fades in Canada,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, August 20, 2009).
www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/08/20/mandatory-retirement-explainer523.html…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “SSIA-style pension scheme targeted at lower-paid,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Indepedent_ [Dublin], August 21, 2009).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/ssiastyle-pension-scheme-targeted-at-lowerpaid-1866011.html…

13. NIGERIA NEWS: “Growing Older Gracefully,” (_Guardian_ [Lagos], August 21, 2009).
www.ngrguardiannews.com…

14. UK NEWS: “Growing Deficits In British Company Pension Funds Are A ‘Beast That Cannot Be Tamed,” by Patrick Hosking (_Times_ [London], August 21, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article6804536.ece…

15. UK NEWS: “Stakeholder pensions ‘near the end of their shelf life’,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 21, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/6065265/Stakeholder-pensions-near-the-end-of-their-shelf-life.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Baby Boomers Still Using Illegal Drugs,” (_U.S. News and World Report_ [blog], August 20, 2009).
www.us…

17. “Even Modest Fitness May Extend Lifespan,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, August 21, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

18. “Neural networks mapped in dementia patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Older Adults Struggle With Binge Drinking,” by Adam Aasen (_Florida Times Union_ [Jacksonville], August 21, 2009).
www.jacksonville.com…

20. “Daily Drinking May Raise Risk Of Several Cancers,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, August 21, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

21. “Visits to Nana’s may keep toddlers from developing negative age stereotypes,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 20, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2408–August 20, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2408–August 20, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “At the End, Offering Not a Cure but Comfort,” by Anemona Hartocollis (_New York Times_, Aug. 20, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “U.S. Life Expectancy Hits A New High Of 78” (Reuters Health, Aug. 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

3. “A Service to Make 401(k) Tweaking a Piece of Cake,” by  Walter Mossberg (_Wall St. Journal_, Aug. 20, 2009, P. D1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

4. “Sorry seniors, but the pols are pandering on Medicare,” by Paul Mulshine (_Newark [New Jersey] Star-Ledger_ blog, Aug. 20, 2009).
blog.nj.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Loss big, so pension fund taps governments for more,” by Michael Wickline (_Arkansas Democrat Gazette_, Aug. 20, 2009).
www.nwanews.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “City’s early retirement plan was premature” (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 20, 2009). Note 1: this is a _LAT_ Editorial. Note 2: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension Fund Exec May Get Hefty Wage,” by Jeff McDonald (_San Diego Union Tribune_, Aug. 20, 2009).
www3.signonsandiego.com…

8. INDIANA NEWS: “Panel Considers Trackers For Adults With Dementia,” (_Chicago Tribune_, Aug. 20, 2009). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Mayor Michael) Bloomberg Campaign Blasts (William C.)Thompson (Jr.) on Pension Fund,” by Michael Barbaro (_New York Times blog, Aug. 19, 2009).
cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Leaders Fear Pittsburgh’s Pension Contribution Could Mean Higher Taxes,” by Brad Bumsted and Adam Brandolph (_Pittsburg Tribune-Review_, Aug. 20, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

11. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “N.H. official: Retirement changes will continue to hurt,” by Adam Leech (Seacoastonline.com…, Aug. 20, 2009).
www.seacoastonline.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. Senators May Be Looking At City Pension Takeover,” by Patrick Kerkstra (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Aug. 20, 2009).
www.philly.com…

13. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Severe Underreporting Should Worry Officials: What’s real toll of elderly abuse?,” (_Tennessean_ [Nashville], Aug. 20, 2009). Note: this is a _Tennessean_ Opinion piece.
www.tennessean.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Banks deliver less than super retirement returns,” by Eric Johnston (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Aug. 21, 2009).
business.theage.com…

15. BELGIUM NEWS: “Nearly six in ten elderly Belgians risk undernourishment” (_Le Soir_ [Brussels] via Expatica.com…, Aug. 20, 2009).
www.expatica.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Judges Too Old To Rule, Lawyers Say,” by Jill Colvin And Jennifer Yang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 20, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CAYMAN ISLANDS NEWS: “Civil service pensions frozen” (Cayman News Service, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.caymannewsservice.com…

18. INDIA NEWS: “Meanwhile, RTA (Regional Transport Authority)  to Give Pension To Autorickshaw Drivers,” (_Indian Express_ [New Delhi], Aug. 20, 2009).
www.indianexpress.com…

19. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Private pension firms under AFM fire” (Dutchnews.nl…, Aug. 20, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

20. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension Funds in Troubled Banks Safe” (_Daily Independent_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Aug. 20, 2009).
allafrica.com…

21. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) Care Home Refunds Are The Tip Of The Iceberg, Leading Lawyer Warns,” by Nick Britten (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 20, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6053909/NHS-care-home-refunds-are-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-leading-lawyer-warns.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Coping With An Ageing Population: A Caring Challenge That Cannot Be Ducked,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 19, 2009). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/6057491/Coping-with-an-ageing-population-A-caring-challenge-that-cannot-be-ducked.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Pension Scheme Assets Recover To September 2008 Levels” (_Daily Telegraph_[London], Aug. 19, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/6054312/Pension-scheme-assets-recover-to-September-2008-levels.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Stakeholder pensions near the ‘end of their shelf life’,” by David Budworth (_Times_ [London], Aug. 20, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6804284.ece…

25. UK NEWS: “Workers join fight over IBM (International Business Machines) pensions,” by Gareth Lewis (_Hampshire Chronicle_ [Winchester], Aug. 20, 2008).
www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/4557261.Workers_join_fight_over_IBM_pensions/…

26. UK NEWS: “Comment: why divorce could lead to a happy retirement,” by James Mullins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 20, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/6061750/Comment-why-divorce-could-lead-to-a-happy-retirement.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Living Longer And Happier” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 19, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2407–August 19, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2407–August 19, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The next healthcare battle: Cutting Medicare Advantage,” by Christi Parsons and Andrew Zajac (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 19, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Baby Boomers Still Getting High, US Agency Says” (Reuters Health, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

3. “Employment Data Are Showing Shades of Gray,” by Liam Denning (_Wall St. Journal_, Aug. 19, 2009, P. C14). 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. “Retirees’ Health-Care Benefits At Risk, Study Warns” (University of Illinois news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 18, 2009).
news.illinois.edu…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Long Beach pensions to get public scrutiny,” by Paul Eakins (_Long Beach Press-Telegram_, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.presstelegram.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “St. Petersburg ordered to repay $1.5 million in police pension contributions,” by Jamal Thalji (_St. Petersburg Times_, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.tampabay.com…

7. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Proposal would benefit laid-off state workers on verge of retirement,” by  B.J. Reyes (_Honolulu Star*Bulletin_, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.starbulletin.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. hospitals test Medicare project to cut costs, improve health care,” by Carly Rothman (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Aug. 18, 2009).
www.nj.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension Funds No Barometer for Comptroller,” by Michael Barbaro and Russ Buettner (_New York Times_, July 19, 2004). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. UTAH NEWS: “State Pensions” (_Salt Lake Tribune_, Aug. 19, 2009). Note: this is a _SLT_ Editorial.
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Get In Before Pensions Change,” by Sara Rich (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 18, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

12. BRAZIL NEWS: “‘Viagra Effect’ Undermining Brazil’s Pension System: Study,” (Agence France Press via Google News, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.google.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “Senior official calls for ‘good start’ to rural pension program” (Xinhua, Aug. 19, 2009).
news.xinhuanet.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “Pension scam in Uttar Pradesh grows bigger” (Indo-Asian News Service via Thaindian.com…, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.thaindian.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions Fillip After A Year Of Decline” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Northern Ireland], Aug. 19, 2009).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/business-news/pensions-fillip-after-a-year-of-decline-14457501.html…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Youth Fuel Pension Bomb by Shunning Politics Aimed at Old,” by Anna Kitanaka and Momoko Nishijima (Bloomberg News, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pencom (National Pension Commission) Proposes Establishment of Pension Training Centre,” by Sola Alabadan (_Daily Independent_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Aug. 19, 2009).
allafrica.com…

18. ROMANIA NEWS: “Pensions below 1,500 lei (503.81 US Dollars) exempted from taxes as of 2010” (Financiarul.ro, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.financiarul.ro/2009/08/19/pensions-below-1500-lei-exempted-from-taxes-as-of-2010/…

19. UK NEWS: “Scheme To Improve Diets Of Elderly In North East Wales,” (_Chronicle_ [Wrexham, Clwyd], Aug. 19, 2009).
www.wrexhamchronicle.co.uk/wrexham-news/local-wrexham-news/2009/08/19/scheme-to-improve-diets-of-elderly-in-north-east-wales-88713-24478959/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Study: Binge Drinking Endangers Aging Baby Boomers,” by Ray Martin (_Chicago Tribune_, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.chicagotribune.com…

21. “Cannabis Chemicals May Help Fight Prostate Cancer,” (Reuters Health, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “For Elderly Athletes, Drug Use Is a Given, but So Are the Whispers,” by  (_New York Times_, July 19, 2004). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Doctor On End-Of-Life Care,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Aug. 19, 2009). In addition to a print transcript, there is also an audio transcript at the site, running time:  4 minutes, 58 seconds).
www.npr.org…

24. “Testosterone Prescriptions Soar Despite Weak Research, Risks,” by John Fauber (_Milwaukee [Wisconsin] Journal-Sentinel_ via _Boston [Massachusetts] Herald_, Aug. 19, 2009).
news.bostonherald.com…

25. “Heart Attack Deaths Fall After Medicare Guidelines,” (Reuters Health, Aug. 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Tall Men At Risk Of Early Prostate Cancer,” by David Douglas (Reuters Health, Aug. 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Glaxo’s Avandia riskier than Takeda drug -study,” (Reuters, Aug. 18, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

28. “FDA Panel Backs Limited Use Of Amgen Bone Drug,” by Matthew Perrone (_North County Times_ [Associated Press via San Diego/Riverside Counties California, Aug. 19, 2009).
www.nctimes.com…

August 18, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2406–August 18, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2406–August 18, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Lack of Medicare Appointee Puzzles Congress,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, August 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medical Fraud Carries A Staggering Price Tag,” by Joanne Silberner (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing August 18, 2009, mp3 format, running time 4:17).
www.npr.org…

3. “More workers adding to their retirement cushions,” (MarketWatch via _Newark Star-Ledger_, August 18, 2009).
www.nj.com…

4. “End-of-Life Issues Need to Be Addressed,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, August 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Preparing for the Final Hours,” by Melinda Beck (_Wall St. Journal_, August 18, 2009, P. D2). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “RETIREMENT: But governor faces fight from unions,” by Troy Anderson (_Contra Costa Times_ [San Francisco], August 17, 2009).
www.contracostatimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Finally, even insiders at top acknowledge pension trouble,” (_Modesto Bee_, August 18, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.modbee.com…

8. MISSOURI NEWS: “MOSERS opposes placement agent ban,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 18, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

9. MONTANA NEWS: “Proposal would boost trust fund for Montana seniors,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Missoulian_, August 17, 2009).
www.missoulian.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Some Lawmakers in New York Receive Full Pay and Their Pensions, Too,” by Danny Hakim (_New York Times_, Aug 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania could take over ‘severely distressed’ municipal pension systems,” by Brad Bumsted (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, August 17, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

12. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “SD Retirement System gains back some losses,” (Associated Press via _Forbes_, August 17, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Firms, researchers aim to keep seniors steadier on their feet,” by Bob Moos (_Dallas Morning News_, August 18, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

14. UTAH NEWS: “Double dippers adding to the pension fund problem?” by Cathy Mckitrick (_Salt Lake Tribune_, August 17, 2009).
www.sltrib.com…

15. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Latinos tackle Alzheimer’s; Center focuses on seniors with dementia, looks at early onset risk factors,” by Diana Montano (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, August 18, 2009).
www.jsonline.com…

16. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Manchin seeks compromise on retiree health care,” by Michelle Saxton (_Charleston Daily Mail_, August 18, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Get in before pensions change,” by Sara Rich (_Australian_ [Sydney], August 19, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Social sector wants govt to move beyond law for parent maintenance,” by Asha Popatlal (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 18, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Wellness Programme popular with Singapore’s ageing population,” by Hasnita A. Majid (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 17, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Pension pots ‘rebound in value’,” (_BBC News_, August 18, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8207134.stm…

21. UK NEWS: “One million more workers face poorer retirements,” by Patrick Hosking (_Times_ [London], August 18, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article6799800.ece…

22. UK NEWS: “Say goodbye to final salary pensions,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], August 18, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-say-goodbye-to-final-salary-pensions-1773555.html…

23. UK NEWS: “End of final-salary pension is no bad thing,” by Ian King (_Times_ [London], August 18, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/columnists/article6799810.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Tests Begin on Drugs That May Slow Aging,” by Nicholas Wade (_New York Times_, August 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Severe breathing disorders during sleep are associated with an increased risk of dying,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 17, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “With Resveratrol, Buyer Beware,” by Sarah Arnquist (_New York Times_, August 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Study shows how to boost value of Alzheimer’s-fighting compounds,” (Purdue University via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 17, 2009).
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