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January 29, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2514–January 29, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2514–January 29, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama Makes Auto IRA, Retirement Savings a Focus,” by David Carpenter (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation_, January 28, 2010).
abcnews.go.com…

2. “Little progress seen against health insurance fraud,” by Brad Heath (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 28, 2010).
www.us…

3. “Homebuilders hope boomers beat path to their door again,” by Steve Brown (_Dallas Morning News_, January 29, 2010).
www.dallasnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Teachers pension fund is $43 billion short,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, January 29, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Nursing Homes Sue State Over Medicaid Funding,” by Christopher Keating (_Hartford Courant_, January 29, 2010).
www.courant.com…

6. OREGON NEWS: “Public pension board to vote on employer rate increases,” by Ted Sickinger (_Oregonian_ [Portland], January 29, 2010).
www.oregonlive.com…

7. UTAH NEWS: “House shoots down Medicare card as voter ID,” by Kathy McKitrick (_Salt Lake Tribune_, January 28, 2010).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Jail those who hurt elderly, say police,” by Robyn Ironside (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], January 30, 2010).
www.news.com…

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Opposition accepts cataract backdown,” by Phillip Coorey (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 30, 2010).
www.smh.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Market upturn won’t solve pension woes, says finance minister,” by David Jackson (_Chronicle Herald_ [Halifax, Nova Scotia], Janaury 29, 2010).
thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1164809.html…

11. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Medisave contribution may go up to cover costs,” by Claire Huang (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], January 28, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

12. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain’s government to raise retirement age to 67,” (_Expatica Spain_, January 29, 2010).
www.expatica.com…

13. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Stock market boom boosts Swiss pension funding levels,” by Alison Swersky (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 29, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

14. “Promising new neuroimaging techniques for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

15. “UCLA researchers image earliest signs of Alzheimer’s, before symptoms appear,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

16. “New method improves eating skills of dementia patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

17. “Middle-aged ‘twice as likely to drink every day as younger people’,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 29, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7093371/Middle-aged-twice-as-likely-to-drink-every-day-as-younger-people.html…

18. “Overweight elderly ‘live longer’,” (_BBC News_, January 29, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8483456.stm…

19. “Distractions may make us wiser in old age,” by Jeanna Bryner (_MSNBC_, January 28, 2010).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

20. “Grandpa’s broken hip may mean weaker bones for his grandsons,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 28, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2513–January 28, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2513, January 28, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(President Barack) Obama To Seek More Funding To Fight Medicare Fraud” (Dow Jones via NASDAQ.com…, Jan. 28, 2010).
www.nasdaq.com…

2. “Cuts on Track For Medicare Doctors,” by Tom Wilemon (_Memphis [Tennessee] Daily News_, Jan. 28, 2010). Note: this is a _MDN_ Editorial.
www.memphisdailynews.com…

3. “One-fifth of nursing homes get poor ratings: A quarter-million patients reside in low-rated facilities,” by Jack Gillum (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.us…

4. “Pensions to drop Monday for Delphi salaried retirees,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Jan. 28, 2010).
www.detnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “SF’s (San Francisco) pension fund envy of others,” by Melissa Griffin (_San Francisco Examiner_, Jan. 28, 2010). Note: this is a
_SFE_ Opinion piece.
www.sfexaminer.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Boomers: The sickness of a self-medicating culture,” by Liz Balmaseda (_Palm Beach Post_, Jan. 27, 2010).
www.palmbeachpost.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Report shows pension reform has far to go” (_Quincy Patriot Ledger_, Jan. 28, 2010). Note: this is a _QPL_ Opinion piece.
www.patriotledger.com…

8. NEVADA NEWS: “Half of Reno-Sparks nursing homes get lowest rating from Medicare; one in Carson City” (_Reno Gazette-Journal_, Jan. 28, 2010).
www.rgj.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie Crosses N.J. Party Line Amid 34 Billion Dollar Pension Gap,” by Terrence Dopp (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, Jan. 28, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

10. TENNESSEE NEWS: “State pension fund stays sound but needs extra 88 million dollars, officials say,” by Andy Shea (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_ via _Nashville Tennesseean_, Jan. 28, 2010).
www.tennessean.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. BARBADOS NEWS: “What about the elderly?” by Jenique Millington (_Barbados Advocate_ [Bridgetown, St. Michael], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.barbadosadvocate.com…

12. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgarian pension funds in the red, regulator data says” (_Echo_ [Sofia], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.sofiaecho.com…

13. FIJI NEWS: “Pensions better used by villagers” (_Fiji Times_ [Suva], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.fijitimes.com…

14. FINLAND NEWS: “Average retirement age has increased in Finland” (_Sanomat_ [Helsinki], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.hs.fi/english/article/Average+retirement+age+has+increased+in+Finland/1135252460442…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Indian Elders Fear Fraying Family Net,” by Sandip Roy (New American Media, Jan. 24, 2010). Note: the story is accompanied by a video story.
news.newamericamedia.org…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Aid policy for elderly,” by Cithara Paul (_Calcutta Telegraph_ [Kolkata, West Bengal], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.telegraphindia.com…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Retirement pensions cost Dutch too much,” by Rob Kievit (Radio Netherlands, Jan. 28, 2010).
www.rnw.nl…

18. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “House ratifies VAT (value added tax) exemption for elderly,” by Leila Salaverria (_Philippine Daily Inquirer_ [Makati City, Luzon], Jan. 28, 2010).
newsinfo.inquirer.net…

19. ROMANIA NEWS: “IMF (International Monetary Fund) anticipates reform of pension system in Romania” (_Financiarul_ [Bucharest], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.financiarul.ro/2010/01/28/imf-anticipates-reform-of-pension-system-in-romania/…

20. UK NEWS: “The recession cuts your pension by 10,000 pounds (16,164 US dollars),” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7091879/The-recession-cuts-your-pension-by-10000.html…

21. UK NEWS: “You can’t make meaningful laws for assisted suicide,” by Deborah Orr (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/28/deborah-orr-assisted-suicide…

22. WALES NEWS: “Supermarkets and an ageing population look to have done for the old favourites,” by Sam Malone (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Jan. 28, 2010).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/01/28/supermarkets-and-an-ageing-population-look-to-have-done-for-the-old-favourites-91466-25702267/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Skin cells transformed directly to nerve in study,” by Maggie Fox (Reuters Health, Jan. 27, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

24. “Scanner helps doctors pinpoint prostate cancer, by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, Jan. 28, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Higher copays raise health costs in US aged,” by Gene Emery (Reuters Health, Jan. 28, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Genetic factors key to prostate cancer death risk,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Jan. 27, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “‘Overweight’ adults age 70 or older are less likely to die over a 10-year period” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “US Parkinson’s rates highest in whites, Hispanics, and Midwest, Northeast” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Early menopause can result in earlier onset dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Alcohol use and cognitive decline among the elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Social factors can both predict and sustain alcohol misuse among older drinkers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 27, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2512–January 27, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2512–January 27, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: Aiding Elderly Drivers,” by Laura Zaccaro and Katie Escherich (_American Broadcasting Corporation_, January 27, 2010).
abcnews.go.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Movement tries to fix Social Security inequity,” by Carolyn Said (_San Francisco Chronicle_, January 27, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

3. COLORADO NEWS: “Senate committee passes pension-system fix,” by Joe Hanel (_Durango Herald_, January 27, 2010).
durangoherald.com…

4, ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing home sexual violence: 86 Chicago cases since July 2007 – but only 1 arrest,” by David Jackson and Gary Marx (_Chicago Tribune_, January 26, 2010). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

5. INDIANA NEWS: “A pension bill winner,” (_Fort Wayne Journel Gazette_, January 27, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.journalgazette.net…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Patrick seeks new curbs in state pensions,” by Matt Viser (_Boston Globe_, January 27, 2010).
www.boston.com…

7. MISSOURI NEWS: “State Sen. Norma Champion sponsors bill on Medicare product sales,” by Chad Livengood (_Springfield [Missouri] News-Leader_, January 27, 2010).
www.news-leader.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY pensions want company political spending data,” by Joseph A. Giannone (_Reuters_, January 27, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

9. UTAH NEWS: “Bill would allow Medicare card as valid voter ID,” by Joe Pyrah (_Provo Daily Herald_, January 27, 2010).
www.heraldextra.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pensions Look to Leverage Up,” by Craig Karmin (_Wall St. Journal_, January 27, 2010, P. C3). 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 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.

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Report: County must deal with pension, health care costs to fix finances,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, January 26, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The real cost of a long life,” by Adam Cresswell (_Australian_ [Sydney], January 28, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Lifting super rate best way to solve burden of ageing,” by Peter Van Onselen (_Australian_ [Sydney], January 27, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theaustralian.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse going back to basics,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 27, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Long-distance caregiving costly: StatsCan,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, January 27, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/01/26/caregiving-statscan.html…

16. CHILE NEWS: “Chilean Peso Falls the Most in 11 Months on Pension Changes,” by Drew Benson (_Bloomberg_, January 27, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. ITALY NEWS: “Covip calls for ‘modernisation’ of pensions investment rules,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 27, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Two million pensioners in poverty,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 27, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7084388/Two-million-pensioners-in-poverty.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Genetic factors key to prostate cancer death risk,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, January 27, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Alternative prostate cancer vaccine shows promise,” by Maggie Fox (Reuters Health, January 26, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

21. “Treadmill helps Parkinson’s patients walk better,” (Reuters Health, January 26, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “Scott & White Healthcare researchers studying ‘deep brain stimulation’ for Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Antioxidants aren’t always good for you and can impair muscle function, study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Better with age? Seniors report spicy sex lives,” by Sally Law (_MSNBC_, January 27, 2010).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

January 26, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2511, January 26, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2511, January 26, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Mayo Clinic kicks Medicare to the curb,” by Peter Weiss (_Washington Times_, Jan. . 26, 2010). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
washingtontimes.com…

2. “Why Baby Boomers Should Rethink Retirement,” by Deborah Kotz (_US News and World Report_, Jan. 25, 2010).
www.us…

3. “Homebuilders Target Baby Boomers with New Amenities and Activities,” by Diana Olick (CNBC.com…, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Five in pension board case have charges dismissed,” by Greg Moran (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.signonsandiego.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Ventura) County’s pension fund recovered 43%, reports say,” by Tony Biasotti (_Ventura County Star_, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.vcstar.com…

6. COLORADO NEWS: “Proposal for cuts to state pension fund to be heard today,” by Lynn Bartels (_Denver Post_, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.denverpost.com…

7. COLORADO NEWS: “Census scammers targeting elderly,” by David Migoya (_Denver Post_, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.denverpost.com…

8. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “For war protester Eve Tetaz, 78 is hardly the time to retire,” by Keith L. Alexander (_Washington Post_, Jan. 26, 2610). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “(Governor Deval) Patrick targets pension loopholes,” by Donovan Slack (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.boston.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Senate proposes pension reform package abandoned by (former Governor Jon) Corzine,” by  Lisa Fleisher (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.nj.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) board considers pension rate hike” (Associated Press via oregonlive.com…, Jan. 25, 2010).
www.oregonlive.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia governor proposes budget cuts and no tax increase,” by Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman (_Washington Post_, Jan. 26, 2610). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. WYOMING NEWS: “Bill should shift retirement costs,” by Joan Barron (_Casper Star-Tribune_ via _Billings [Montana] Gazette_, Jan. 26, 2010).
billingsgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Lifting super(annuation) rate best way to solve burden of ageing,” by Peter Van Onselen (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ageing, growing population blamed for rise in costs,” by Kate Benson and Louise Hall (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 26, 2010).
www.smh.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly patients ‘blocking’ hospital beds,” by Alex Johnson and Aislin O’Connor (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.abc.net…

17. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria faces pension dilemma – until 63 or 65 years” (Reuters via _Echo_ [Sofia], Jan. 26, 2010).
www.sofiaecho.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse (de depot et placement du Quebec) chief bites back,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 26, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement–who needs it?” by Sarah Hampson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan.26, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Federal unions fear pension assault,” by Kathryn May (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Jan. 25, 2010).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

21. FRANCE NEWS: “(President Nicolas) Sarkozy promises French pension reform this year,” by Crispian Balmer (Reuters via foxyard.com…, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.forexyard.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Longer life in prospect as ageing population set to grow,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New assessment cuts home help for 1200 elderly,” by Rebecca Todd (_Canterbury Press_ [Christchurch], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3264289/New-assessment-cuts-home-help-for-1200-elderly…

24. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Africa’s Largest Pension Fund Returns 20%, Reverses Annual Loss,” by Renee Bonorchis (Bloomberg News, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

25. TAIWAN NEWS: “Over 67,000 people have collected labor insurance pensions” (Central News Agency, Jan. 26, 2010).
english.cna.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Whitbread (Book of the Year Award) winner condemns Martin Amis call for euthanasia booths: Joan Brady accuses author of ‘prostitution just to flog a book’,” by Caroline Davies (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 25, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/25/brady-condemns-amis-remarks…

27. UK NEWS: “What is society’s problem with elderly mothers?” by Daniel Sokol (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 26, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8480641.stm…

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28. UK NEWS: “Why was Kay Gilderdale in court charged with attempted murder?” by Caroline Gammell and Tom Whitehead (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Jan. 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7077426/Why-was-Kay-Gilderdale-in-court-charged-with-attempted-murder.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Kay Gilderdale: assisted suicide, mercy killing and the law,” by Caroline Gammell (__Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Jan. 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7072965/Kay-Gilderdale-assisted-suicide-mercy-killing-and-the-law.html…

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30. UK NEWS: “One in five to rely on state in retirement,” by Alice Ross (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 26, 2010).
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Elderly must flex their muscles,” by Jill Rowbotham (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 27, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

32. “Opiate painkillers raise fracture risk,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, Jan. 25, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

33. “Rejuvenating the old immune system” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Virtual colonoscopy an effective colorectal cancer screening exam in Medicare age patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Why humans outlive apes: Genetic adap(ta)tion to meat-rich diets may also lead to high rates of Alzheimer’s and heart disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Study confirms prostate cancer is treated differently at county vs. private hospitals” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “(Chicago, Illinois) Rush University Medical Center leads nationwide clinical trial of nutritional drink for Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Vaccine approach extends life of metastatic prostate cancer patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Talking ’bout my generation: Despite loud music, baby boomers get good news from hearing study,” by Malcolm Ritter (Associated Press via _Newport News [Virginia] Daily Press_, Jan. 26, 2010).
www.dailypress.com…

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2510–January 25, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2510–January 25, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Beware: Cut Medicare Fees to Doctors and Watch the System Die,” by John Bejamin (Blog, _Huffington Post_, January 25, 2010).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “Long-term care insurance bill’s prospects diminish,” by Getahn Ward (_Tennessean_ [Nashville], January 23, 2010).
www.tennessean.com…

3. “Reverse mortgages are not the next subprime,” by Jack Guttentag (_Washington Post_, January 23, 2010). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Rough outlines; Economy forces changes in thinking about retirement homes,” by Steve Kerch (_MarketWatch_, January 25, 2010).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Medicare doctors waning in rural Arizona,” by Ken Alltucker (_Arizona Republic_ [Pheonix], January 24, 2010).
www.azcentral.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Seniors lending a hand to relief efforts,” by James Steven (_Marion Star_, January 25, 2010).
www.marionstar.com…

7. MAINE NEWS: “Elder-care providers woo state,” by Susan M. Cover (_Portland Herald-Press_, January 23, 2010).
pressherald.mainetoday.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Passing years, lack of options taking toll on ageing carers,” by Sarah-Jane Collins (_Age_ [Melbourne], January 25, 2010).
www.theage.com…

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pioneer in the science of cancer and the ageing process,” by Nicky Phillips (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 26, 2010).
www.smh.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “GP house calls for elderly patients,” by Ewa Kretowicz (_Canberra Times_, January 25, 2010).
www.canberratimes.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse to refocus priorities,” by LuAnn LaSalle (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 25, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Indexed pensions stuck at 2008 level,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, January 25, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “Aging Population May Yet Halt China’s Rise,” by Kang Kyung-hee (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], January 25, 2010).
english.chosun.com…

14. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Fewer Czechs pay pension insurance in 2009, more on pension,” (_Ceske Noviny_ [Prague], January 25, 2010).
www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/fewer-czechs-pay-pension-insurance-in-2009-more-on-pension/425496…

15. HAITI NEWS: “Haiti elderly finally get medical care,” by Mike Melia (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 24, 2010).
news.smh.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions Ombudsman flooded with 71% increase in complaints,” by Jerome Reilly (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], January 24, 2010).
www.independent.ie/national-news/pensions-ombudsman-flooded-with-71-increase-in-complaints-2029312.html…

17. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romania govt to OK IMF-required pension reform in Feb,” by Luiza Ilie (_Reuters_, January 24, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Why Baby Boomers Need to Care for Their Health,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], January 23, 2010).
english.chosun.com…

19. THAILAND NEWS: “SSO mulls raising age for pensions to avoid fund running out of cash by 2047,” by Thanapat Kitjakosol (_Nation_ [Bangkok], January 24, 2010).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Scrap fixed retirement age, says equality body,” by Robert Verkaik (_Independent_ [London], January 25, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/scrap-fixed-retirement-age-says-equality-body-1877850.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Compulsory retirement age would be scrapped under watchdog’s plans,” by Rosemary Bennett (_Times_ [London], January 25, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7000721.ece…

22. UK NEWS: “England’s dementia strategy gets director,” (_BBC News_, January 23, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8476622.stm…

23. UK NEWS: “Martin Amis calls for euthanasia booths on street corners,” by Maurice Chittenden (_Times_ [London], January 24, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6999873.ece…

24. UK NEWS: “Pensions overlooking potential bond returns from unknown names,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 25, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Study: Doctors delay communicating end-of-life care issues with terminally ill patients,” by Jill U. Adams (_Los Angeles Times_, January 25, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

26. “Why Alzheimer’s is called `type 3 diabetes’,” by Vivian Song (_Toronto Star_, January 22, 2010).
www.healthzone.ca/health/yourhealth/agingwell/article/752820–why-alzheimer-s-is-called-type-3-diabetes…

27. “An Agatha Christie mystery: Is Alzheimer’s on the page?” by Judy Stoffman (_Toronto Star_, January 23, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

January 22, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2509–January 22, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2509, January 22, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “United (Airlines pilots win 44 million dollar union retirement suit” (Dow Jones via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Jan. 21, 2010).
www.chicagotribune.com…

2. “Social Security private option,” by Michael D. Tanner (_Washington Times_, Jan. 22, 2010). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
washingtontimes.com…

3. “Coping With Memory Loss As It Spans Generations,” by Vanara Taing (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition, Jan. 22, 2010). In addition to a print transcript, an audio transcript of this story (running time 3 minutes 10 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

4. BOOK REVIEW: “‘Full Moon at Noontide’: devotion to the dignity of the elderly in decline,” a review of _Full Moon at Noontide_, by Ann Putnam, reviewed by Barbara Lloyd McMichael (_Seattle [Washington] Times_, Jan. 21, 2010).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California home care cuts ‘financially sound’,” by Marisa Lagos (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Jan. 22, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jacksonville panel suggests greater pension transparency,” by Tia Mitchell (_Jacksonville Times Union_, Jan. 21, 2010).
jacksonville.com…

7. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa Senate approves retirement incentives,” by Jennifer Jacobs (_Des Moines Register_, Jan. 22, 2010).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “New program aims to help elderly disabled avoid nursing homes,” by Melody Brumble (_Shreveport Times_, Jan. 22, 2010).
www.shreveporttimes.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Effort combats fires fed by home oxygen,” by Elizabeth Cooney (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 22, 2010).
www.boston.com…

10. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri pension system to stop giving bonuses,” by Virginia Young (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Jan. 22, 2010).
www.stltoday.com…

11. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Bill would require new state employees to contribute to pensions,” by Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer and Mike Saewitz (_Norfolk Virginian-Pilot_, Jan. 22, 2010).
hamptonroads.com…

12. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Billion dollar headache: Looming pension liability worries state officials,” by Chris Grygiel (_Seattle Post-Intelligencer_, Jan. 21, 2010).
www.seattlepi.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) swap plan for retirees,” by Peter Martin (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jan. 23, 2010).
www.theage.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans fail mid-income earners: report,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 21, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Federal civil servant unions gird for battle over generous pensions,” by Kathryn May (Canwest News Service via _Star_ [Windsor, Ontario], Jan. 18, 2010).
www.windsorstar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Provinces show preference for pension reform, want to beef up CPP (Canada Pension Plan)” (Canadian Press via _Sun_ [Brandon, Manitoba], Jan. 21, 2010).
www.brandonsun.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Women worry more about retirement finances,” by Kim Covert (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Jan. 22, 2010).
www.vancouversun.com…

18. CHINA/TAIWAN NEWS: “Taiwan a popular destination to elderly mainland tourists,” by Hou Lei (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Jan. 22, 2010).
www.chinadaily.com…

19. HAITI NEWS: “In Haiti’s Nursing Homes, Elderly Wait To Die” (Associated Press via Channel 13 TV News [Sacramento, California], Jan. 21, 2010).
cbs13.com…

20. INDIA NEWS: “(Goa) ‘Govt neglecting the elderly'” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Jan. 22, 2010).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “How will State’s new pension protection scheme operate?” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jan. 22, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “HSE (Health Service Executive) does U-turn on staff early retirement embargo,” by Eilish O’Regan and Ann Marie Walshe (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Jan. 22, 2010).
www.independent.ie/national-news/hse-does-uturn-on-staff-early-retirement-embargo-2026562.html…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan public pension fund urged to seek higher returns,” by Chikafumi Hodo (Reuters, Jan. 22, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “JAL (Japan Air Lines) may spark major revamp in pension finance,” by Ason Clenfield and Tomoko Yamazaki (Bloomberg News via _Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Jan. 22, 2010).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20100122n3.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Savers should ask themselves why they are staying in cash,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 22, 2010). Note: This article is a _DT_ Commentary piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/iancowie/7050204/Savers-should-ask-themselves-why-they-are-staying-in-cash.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Offering Care for the Caregiver,” by Pauline W. Chen (_New York Times_, Jan. 21, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Midlife crisis ‘replaced with graceful midlife transition’,” by Matthew Moore (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], January 22, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7052661/Midlife-crisis-replaced-with-graceful-midlife-transition.html…

28. “Lighter Sedation for Elderly During Surgery May Reduce Risk of Confusion, Disorientation After” (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine News Release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2010).
www.hopkinsmedicine.org…

29. “Common heart medications may also protect against Parkinson’s disease, study finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “HIV infection prematurely ages the brain” (Washington University at St. Louis news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2010).
news.wustl.edu…

31. “How to Live Your Life Twice” (American Friends Tel Aviv [Israel] University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2010).
www.aftau.org…

January 21, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2508–January 21, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2508–January 21, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pension fund targets 33 US companies on governance,” by by Jonathan Stempel (_Reuters_, January 20, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Safer plan for pensions?” (_San Francisco Chronicle_, January 21, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sfgate.com…

3. “Boomers see retirement later, less likely,” by Helen Chernikoff (_Reuters_, January 20, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Savers resisted tapping, curtailing retirement plans, survey shows,” by Paul Gores (_Milwuakee Journal-Sentinel_, January 21, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Ill. think tank: Borrow, freeze spending to eliminate pension debt,” by Kathleen Foody (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, January 20, 2010). Note: This article is a blog.
www.stltoday.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Attorney challenges nursing home fines,” by Dean Olsen (_Peoria Journal-Star_, January 21, 2010).
www.pjstar.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Elder-abuse laws a priority for senior advocates: Public transit, health-care reform also among issues targeted in 2010,” by Dave Person (_Kalamazoo Gazette_, January 21, 2010).
www.mlive.com…

8. NEVADA NEWS: “Consultant says aging population a boon to Nevada,” by Cy Ryan (_Las Vegas Sun_, January 21, 2010).
www.lasvegassun.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tax breaks for older workers,” by David Uren (_Australian_ [Sydney], January 21, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Texting obsession presses baby boomer’s buttons,” by David Campbell (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 21, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.smh.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian pensions bounce back in 2009,” (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 21, 2010).
www.financialpost.com…

12. ISRAEL NEWS: “OECD: Israel should rework pension tax, increase retirement age,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 21, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

13. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Trustees at Dutch schemes did not understand risk,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 20, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia seeks to make retirees more responsible for own pensions,” (_RIA Novosti_ [Moscow], January 21, 2010).
en.rian.ru/russia/20100121/157638167.html…

15. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Financial emergencies replace retirement as top worry for S’poreans: survey,” by Jonathan Peeris (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], January 20, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “South Koreans told to go home and make babies,” by John Sudworth (_BBC News_, January 20, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8469532.stm…

17. UK NEWS: “Confusing system could slow recession recovery,” by Tom Selby (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 21, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. UK NEWS: “EU’s good intentions to hit savers,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], January 21, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-eus-good-intentions-to-hit-savers-1874171.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Physical exercise helps brains grow, mouse study finds,” (_BBC News_, January 20, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8467811.stm…

20. “Stroke’s ‘death signal’ discovered; may aid drug development,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 21, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Older brains make good use of ‘useless’ information,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “A novel computational model — how Parkinson’s medications affect learning and attention,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 20, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2507–January 20, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2507, January 20, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Get Back to Where You Once Belonged,” by Jeffrey Zaslow _Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Jan. 20, 2010, P. B9). 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 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. “U.S. pension agency dogged by ‘hard times,’ prospective chief says,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Jan. 20, 2010).
www.detnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS’ (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) investments underperform in 2009,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 20, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Kill the old model / New (San Diego) pension tab shows need for vast changes” (_San Diego Union Tribune_, Jan. 20, 2010). Note: this is a _SDUT_ Editorial.
www.signonsandiego.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jacksonville to fire union: Take pension deal or it’ll get worse,” by Matt Galnor (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], Jan. 20, 2010).
jacksonville.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Panel OKs early state retirement incentive,” by Jason Clayworth (_Des Moines Register_, Jan. 20. 2010).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

7. KANSAS NEWS: “Paper tax filing fee could hit poor, elderly hardest,” by Fred Mann (_Wichita Eagle_, Jan. 20, 2010).
www.kansas.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AFGHANISTAN NEWS: “(President) Hamid Karzai plans to woo Taliban with ‘land, work and pensions’,” by Julian Borger (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Jan. 19, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/19/hamid-karzai-afghanistan-taliban…

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “X and Y will pay for ageing population,” by Peter Van Onselen (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 20, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Living longer — will poverty stalk the very elderly?” by Andrew Allentuck (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _Journal_ [Edmonton, Alberta], Jan. 20, 2010).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Long-term care patients lose out: Promised facility reassigned as psychiatric centre,” by Darcy Henton (_Journal_ [Edmonton, Alberta], Jan. 20, 2010).
www2.canada.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Manitoba Telecom told to pay 43 mln dollars (41.81 million US dollars) in pension suit” (Reuters, Jan. 20, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

13. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “MPs (Members of Parliament) question experts on new pension law” (Radio Netherlands, Jan. 20, 2010).
www.rnw.nl…

14. NORWAY NEWS: “Tobacco producers excluded from Pension Fund,” by Rolleiv Solholm (_Norway Post_, Jan. 20, 2010).
www.norwaypost.no/content/view/23079/44/…

15. PAKISTAN NEWS: “PPC (Pay and Pension Commission) proposes changes in pay, pension schemes” (_Daily Times_ [Lahore, Punjab], Jan. 20, 2010).
www.dailytimes.com…\01\20\story_20-1-2010_pg7_27

16. UK NEWS: “Rising threat to defined benefit pension schemes,” by Nicholas Timmins (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 19, 2010).
www.ft.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Standard Life fined 2.45 million pounds (4.01 million US dollars) for misleading pensions customers,” by Patrick Collinson and Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 20, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jan/20/fsa-fines-standard-life…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Fish oil protects against cellular aging,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, Jan. 19, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “First evidence that blueberry juice improves memory in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Consumers over age 50 should consider steps to cut copper and iron intake” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Brain abnormalities in Parkinson’s patients develop before symptoms occur” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Parkinson’s: Treadmill training improves movement” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Vitamin D supplementation can reduce falls in nursing care facilities” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 19, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2506–January 19, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2506–January 19, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Costs More – for Some,” by Kelly Greene and Anne Tergesen (_Wall St. Journal_, January 19, 2010, 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 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. “Health bill has coverage problems,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, January 18, 2010).
www.boston.com…

3. “How Retirees Saved the Banks,” (_New York Times_, January 18, 2010). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Seniors struggle to rebound from unemployment,” by Cindy Krischer Goodman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 19, 2010).
www.philly.com…

5. “Changes to your retirement plan are coming,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, January 19, 2010).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Prof’s calculus: 401(k) not enough,” By Len Boselovic (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_ January 17, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Law Change Could Save Medicare Recipients $1,000,” by Arielle Levin Becker and Jon Lender (_Hartford Courant_, January 19, 2010).
www.courant.com…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Preying on elderly: An age-old problem worsens,” (_Stamford Advocate_, January 16, 2010).
www.stamfordadvocate.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois’ pension bond is a gamble, and a desperate one at that,” by David Nicklaus (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, January 19, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.stltoday.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. survey finds growing, but aging, Jewish population,” by David O’Reilly (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 17, 2010).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “X and Y will pay for ageing population,” by Peter Van Onselen (_Australian_ [Sydney], January 20, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “PM warns of ageing population time bomb,” by Dan Harrison (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 20, 2010).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Retirees alarmed over Caisse returns,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 19, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians scale down retirement dreams,” by Julie Fortier (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 18, 2010).
www.financialpost.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Entitlement battles could outlive pensioners,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, January 19, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

16. HAITI NEWS: “Nursing home residents still awaiting aid in Haiti,” by Alfred de Montesquiou (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, January 18, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

17. MEXICO NEWS: “Mexican pension assets reach US$90bn,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 18, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Dutch pension funds must change risk policy-report,” by Gilbert Kreijger (_Reuters_, January 19, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korea Faces Aging Workforce,” by Yoon Ja-young (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], January 19, 2010).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Programs Sought for Retiring Baby Boomers,” by Kwon Mee-yoo (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], January 17, 2010).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension fund risks heightened by recession,” (_BBC News_, January 19, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8467762.stm…

22. UK NEWS: “More than 200,000 Britons waiting for compensation for failed pensions,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 19, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/7028180/More-than-200000-Britons-waiting-for-compensation-for-failed-pensions.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Baby boomer generation have failed their children, David Willetts says,” by Richard Edwards (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 18, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/conservative/7012544/Baby-boomer-generation-have-failed-their-children-David-Willetts-says.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Higher female pension age to lower employment rate,” (_Reuters_, January 19, 2010).
uk.reuters.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Old-age drivers are safer than boy racers, says study by Institute of Advanced Motorists,” by Philip Pank (_Times_ [London], January 18, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6991775.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Benefits of testosterone, HGH on aging unclear,” by Tammy Worth (_Los Angeles Times_, January 18, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

27. “Start running and watch your brain grow, say scientists,” by Ian Sample (_Guardian_ [London], January 18, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jan/18/running-brain-memory-cell-growth…

28. “Ankles Gain as Candidates for Joint Replacement,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, January 18, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

29. “8 out of 10 people who care for a relative suffer from anxiety and stress,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Study finds decrease in postoperative delirium in elderly patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Staring, sleepiness, other mental lapses more likely in patients with Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “After Medicare rule change, fewer facilities performed bariatric surgeries but outcomes improved,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 15, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2505–January 15, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2505–January 15, 2010.

Note: Due to the Martin Luther King Holiday, there will be no E-Clippings on Monday (Jan. 18, 2010). The Clippings will return on Tues. (Jan. 19, 2010).

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “No Deal Yet As Dems Seek More Health Industry Funds,” by Susan Heavey (_Reuters Health_, January 15, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “Pension obligation bonds pose serious risks,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 15, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “At Calpers (California Public Employees’ Retirement System), A Revolving Door of Fees for Influence,” by Craig Karmin (_Wall St. Journal_, January 15, 2010, P. C1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title 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. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Go-betweens got $125-million-plus from investment firms for arranging CalPERS deals,” by Marc Lifsher, Stuart Pfeifer, and David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, January 15, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Firms large and small cashed in on CalPERS deals,” by Walter Hamilton and Jack Dolan (_Los Angeles Times_, January 15, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing home safety: Illinois task force proposes sweeping reforms to end violence at troubled sites,” by David Jackson and Gary Marx (_Chicago Tribune_, January 15, 2010). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Report takes aim at nursing homes,” by Carla K. Johnson (Associated News via _Peoria Journal Star_, January 14, 2010).
www.pjstar.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “State employee retirement system ripe for overhaul, House speaker says,” by Robert Travis Scott (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans], January 14, 2010).
www.nola.com…

9. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Miss. retirement benefits are safe,” by Robert Johnson (_Natchez Democrat_, January 15, 2010).
www.natchezdemocrat.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Companies Threaten To Cancel Retiree Benefits Over Health-Reform Provision,” by Beth Fitzgerald (_NJ BIZ_, January 15, 2010).
www.njbiz.com…

11. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Officials blast retirement increase,” by Billy Wolfe (_Charleston Daily Mail_, January 15, 2010).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pregnant women and seniors on expanded jurors’ list,” by Joel Gibson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 15, 2010).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “NDP timely on pensions,” (_Toronto Star_, January 15, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

14. GHANA NEWS: “Media Schooled On New SSNIT Pension Scheme,” (_Modern Ghana_, January 15, 2010).
www.modernghana.com…

15. MEXICO NEWS: “Mexican pension funds invest in local infrastructure,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 15, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. MYANMAR NEWS: “Ageing Myanmar opposition gets “middle-aged” boost,” by by Aung Hla Tun (Reuters, January 15, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

17. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Study Says SA Is Prepared For An Aging Population,” (_Daily Dispatch_ [East London], January 15, 2010).
www.dispatch.co.za…

18. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “Unions back call for higher pensions,” by Raphael John-Lall (_Guardian_ [Port-of-Spain], January 15, 2010).
guardian.co.tt/business/business/2010/01/15/unions-back-call-higher-pensions…

19. UK NEWS: “Council tax rise needed due to local government pensions black hole,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 15, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/6996114/Council-tax-rise-needed-due-to-local-government-pensions-black-hole.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Dreams Of Retirement Disappear For Millions,” by Ian Cowie (_Telegraph_ [London]. January 15, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/iancowie/6989884/Dreams-of-retirement-disappear-for-millions.html…

21. WORLD NEWS: “UN: Elderly to Outnumber Children for First Time in 2045,” by Kathleen Gilbert (_Life Site News_, January 15, 2010).
www.lifesitenews.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Diabetes Ups Risk Of Dementia For Mildly Impaired,” (Reuters Health, January 14, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Researchers Identify Proteins That Might Contribute To Memory Loss And Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Cognitively impaired elderly women get unneeded screening mammography, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 14, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Stress of Caring for Disabled Spouse Raises Stroke Threat,” by Ed Edelson (Health Day via _Business Week_, January 14, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

26. “St. John’s Wort May Cool Hot Flashes,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, January 15, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Statins May Cut Risk Of Cataracts By 40%,” by Pat Hagan (_Daily Mail_, January 15, 2010).
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1243352/Statins-cut-risk-cataracts-40.html…

28. “Most Older Motorists Drive Safely, Researcher Argues,” (_Toronto Star_, January 15, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

29. “Say what? Baby boomers not losing hearing as much as parents did,” by John Fauber (_Milwaukee Journal Sentinel_, January 14, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

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