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May 28, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2596–May 28, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2596–May 28, 2010

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NOTE: There will be no CAAR E-Clippings on Monday, May 31, 2010 due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US. This service will resume on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Congress Weighs A Pension Bailout,” by John D. McKinnon (_Wall St. Journal_, May 28, 2010, P. A4). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via Google News (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. “Medicare and Double Standards” (_Wall St. Journal_, May 28, 2010, P. A16). Note 1: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via Google News (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. Note 2: this is a _WSJ_ Editorial.

3. “‘Doughnut hole’ Medicare drug rebates start going to seniors soon,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, May 28, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

4. “CVS (Caremark Corporation) Cites Drug-Price Error: Drug-Store Chain Outlines Response to Mistake It Supplied to the Medicare Site,” by Mark Maremont (_Wall St. Journal_, May 28, 2010, P. B4). 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 Google News (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.

5. “A growing number of baby boomers see sports as a way to feel young again,” by Ana Veciana-Suarez (_Bellingham [Washington] Herald_, May 28, 2010).
www.bellinghamherald.com…

6. “Baby boomer cinema: Hollywood’s mid-life crisis: Baby boomers created modern Hollywood, and as they age they are going to cinemas in droves. So why are so few films made for them — and is it their fault?” by Phil Hoad (_Guardian_ [London, UK], May 28, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/may/27/baby-boomers-film…

7. “Speaker: Boomers need to build bridge to Generation Y,” by Vikki Broughton Hodges (_Lexington [North Carolina] Dispatch_, May 28, 2010).
www.the-dispatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARKANSAS NEWS: “1950s housing won’t meet needs of elderly” (United Press International, May 27, 2010).
www.upi.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Investment intermediary) Alfred Villalobos strongly denies wrongdoing in CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) fraud case,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, May 28, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fla. GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) candidate favors raising retirement age” (Associated Press via _Las Vegas [Nevada] Sun_, May 28, 2010).
www.lasvegassun.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “No pension deal as lawmakers go home,” by Dave McKinney (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 28, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Andy Dillon (Michigan House of Representatives Speaker and Democratic Party candidate for Governor) pushes retirement plan, AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations) chief bristles,” by Chris Christoff (_Detroit Free Press_, May 28, 2010).
www.freep.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Jackson County school districts could lose 200 teachers to retirement,” by  Bob Wheaton (_Jackson Citizen-Patriot_, May 27, 2010).
www.mlive.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pittsburgh pension fund’s woes grow” (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, May 28, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. EUROPEAN COMMISSION NEWS: “Brussels suggests raising retirement age for EU (European Union) citizens,” by Honor Mahony (euobserver.com… [Brussels, Belgium], May 28, 2010).
euobserver.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors could face tougher means tests for free drugs,” by Rob Ferguson (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 27, 2010).
www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/815570–seniors-could-face-tougher-means-tests-for-free-drugs…

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17. FRANCE NEWS: “French Protest Pension Shift,” by David Gauthier-Villars (_Wall St. Journal_, May 28, 2010, P. A13). 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 Google News (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

18. FRANCE NEWS: “French protest against higher retirement age,” by Henry
Samuel (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], May 28, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7772446/French-protest-against-higher-retirement-age.html…

19. FRANCE NEWS: “Turnout Low in French Pension-Age Rallies,” by Nicola Clark (_New York Times_, May 28, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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20. GHANA NEWS: “Government must review upwards the current pension age” (Ghana News Agency, May 27, 2010).
www.ghananewsagency.org…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension not to be means tested – (Minister for Social Protection Eamon) O Cuiv,” by Mary Minihan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 28, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. UGANDA NEWS: “Draft law delays new pension plan,” by Samuel Siringi (_Daily Nation_ [Kampala], May 28, 2010).
www.nation.co.ke/News/Draft%20law%20delays%20new%20pension%20plan/-/1056/927274/-/okx6ynz/-/…

23. UK NEWS: “Capital Gains Tax: second home rule to hit the elderly hardest,” by Rosie Murray-West (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/capital-gains-tax/7774622/Capital-Gains-Tax-second-home-rule-to-hit-the-elderly-hardest.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Pension plans for lower paid staff in review,” by Nicholas Timmins (_Financial Times_ [London], May 28, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Workers ‘walking blindly into retirement poverty'” (_Daily Telegraph_, May 28, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7771596/Workers-walking-blindly-into-retirement-poverty.html…

May 27, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2595–May 27, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2595–May 27, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “US Democrats (Democratic Party) eye Medicare cuts in tax, jobs bill,” by Andy Sullivan and Kim Dixon (Reuters Health, May 26, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “Uncertainty over Medicare pay sets doctors on edge,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via Google News, May 27, 2010).
www.google.com…

3. “Church Workers’ Pensions Lack Safeguards,” by Tamara Keith (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, May 26, 2010). In addition to the print story and transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 52 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

4. “Is Social Security ‘Sustainable’? Kinda,” by Derek Thompson (_Atlantic_, May 27, 2010).
www.theatlantic.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. DELAWARE NEWS: “Delaware utilities: Delmarva proposes major cuts in pensions,” by Aaron Nathans (_Newcastle News Journal_, May 27, 2010).
www.delawareonline.com…

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6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Area reps decry vote to borrow billions for state pensions,” by Diana Sroka (_Nortwest Herald_ [McHenry County], May 27, 2010).
www.nwherald.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Chicago Mayor Richard M.) Daley criticizes state borrowing plan to fund pensions,” by Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 26, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

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8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Cost of bill to protect pensions exaggerated, says (US) Sen(ator). Bob Casey,” by Laura Vecsey (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, May 27, 2010).
www.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “One-third of elderly patients malnourished” (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, May 27, 2010).
www.abc.net…

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10. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors to outnumber children in 10 years: Statscan data; Canada’s population at 44M to 48M by 2036,” by Bradley Bouzane (Canwest News Service via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], May 27, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Nearly one-quarter of Canadians will be seniors by 2036,” by Ann Hui (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 27, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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12. FRANCE NEWS: “(President Nicolas) Sarkozy follows Europe in raising retirement age,” by John Lichfield and Cheryl Roussel (_Independent_ [London, UK], May 27, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/sarkozy-follows-europe-in-raising-retirement-age-1983938.html…

13. FRANCE NEWS: “French unions strike to keep right to retire at 60,” by Angela Charlton (Associated Press via Google News, May 27, 2010).
www.google.com…

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14. GREECE NEWS: “Greece not seeking to renegotiate pension issue-IMF (International Monetary Fund)” (Reuters, May 27, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

15. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Unions, employers near agreement on increasing pension age” (DutchNews.nl…, May 27, 2010)
www.dutchnews.nl…

16. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “(Labour Party Leader Job) Cohen calls on party leaders to back pension agreement” (DutchNews.nl…, May 27, 2010).
www.dutchnews.nl…

17. UK NEWS: “Older workers face rigorous tests to prove they can work beyond 65,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 27, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/7768766/Older-workers-face-rigorous-tests-to-prove-they-can-work-beyond-65.html…

18. UK NEWS: “State pension age may be changed” (Press Association via Google News, May 27, 2010).
www.google.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Warning over ‘retirement poverty'” (Press Association via Google News, May 27, 2010).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Brief exercise reduces impact of stress on cell aging, UCSF study shows” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 26, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2594–May 26, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2594–May 26, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Brochure Flap Prompts Sense of Déjà Vu,” by Julie Rovner (_National Public Radio’s Health Blog_, May 25, 2010).
www.npr.org…

2. “Look for the union fable; Taxpayers could be on the hook for pension bailouts,” by F. Vincent Vernuccio and Jeremy Lott (_Washington Times_, May 25, 2010). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “Bias Payments Come Too Late for Some Farmers,” by Ashley Southall (_New York Times_, May 26, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ILLINOIS NEWS: “House OKs borrowing to cover state pensions,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], May 26, 2010).
www.sj-r.com…

5. IOWA NEWS: “Branstad says Culver should fire state aging director,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, May 25, 2010).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Insider might head pension fund,” by Beth Healy (_Boston.com_, May 26, 2010).
www.boston.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Ban state pensions for private workers,” (_Cherry Hill Courier-Post_, May 26, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.courierpostonline.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “55/25 early retirement plan advances,” by Rick Karlin (_Albany Times-Union_, May 26, 2010).
www.timesunion.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania treasurer: Borrow to close pension hole,” by Charles Schillinger (_Times Tribune_, [Scranton], May 26, 2010).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Billions needed to fight dementia: Bryce,” by Ehssan Veiszadeh (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 25, 2010).
news.theage.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors to outnumber children by 2021, Statscan says,” by Jill Mahoney (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 26, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. FRENCH NEWS: “France confirms retirement age increase,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 26, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

13. GREECE NEWS: “Pension bill unsettles government,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], May 26, 2010).
www.ekathimerini.com…

14. MEXICO NEWS: “Incidence of Colon Cancer Triples in Mexico,” (_Latin America Herald Tribune_, [Sao Paulo, Brazil], May 26, 2010).
www.laht.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Country dwellers live longer, report on ‘rural idyll’ shows,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_, [London], May 25, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/may/25/rural-idyll-boots-life-expectancy…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Aging boomers spur rise in Alzheimer’s cases,” by Brittany Penland (_Charlotte Observer_, May 26, 2010).
www.charlotteobserver.com…

17. “Elderly drivers’ ability to detect hazards doesn’t degrade with age according to Ben-Gurion U.,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Bifocals create risk of falls for elderly: study,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, May 25, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/05/26/bifocals-falls-elderly.html…

19. “Hands-on osteopathic treatment cuts hospital stays for pneumonia patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Moderate Drinking May Protect Brain From Alzheimer’s,” (_HealthDay_, May 25, 2010).
www.healthday.com…

21. “High-strain tendons repair less frequently,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 25, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2593–May 25, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2593–May 25, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Factbox: States take steps to rein in pensions,” by Joan Gralla (Reuters, May 25, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

2. “More Pension Plans Frozen,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_ blog, May 25, 2010).
www.us…

3. “Spouses Face Hurdles When Caring For Themselves, Ill Loved Ones,” by Paula Span (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, May 25, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “(Department of Health and Human Services) HHS ‘Special Mailing’ On Health Law’s Immediate Medicare Benefits Sparks GOP Grumbles” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, May 25, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “First-timers, boomers seen as key in housing recovery,” by Alan J. Heavens (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, May 25, 2010).
www.philly.com…

6. “Aging baby boomers may lead drive to legalize marijuana further,” by Matt Sedensky (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, May 25, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A platinum place for their golden years,” by Bob Pool (_Los Angeles Times_, May 25, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Bernardino County, cities seek pension,” by Andrew Edwards (_San Bernardino Sun_, May 25, 2010).
www.sbsun.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “More older workers plan for non-retirement,” by Anita Creamer (McClatchy News via _Lexington [Kentucky] Herald-Leader_, May 25, 2010).
www.kentucky.com…

10. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/MARYLAND/VIRGINIA NEWS: “MetroAccess paratransit service to be scaled back because of rising demand, cost,” by Ann Scott Tyson (_Washington Post_, May 25, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Hawaii home-care horror tales underscore risk to elderly,” by Rob Perez (_Honolulu Advertiser_, May 25, 2010).
www.honoluluadvertiser.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn may borrow for pension,” by Steve Contorno (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 25, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

13. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Mpls. (Minneapolis) pension funds seek delay to do math, appeal order,” by Steve Brandt (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, May 25, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pensions, pensions” (_Bergen Record_, May 25, 2010). Note: This is a _BR_ Opinion piece.
www.northjersey.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “For 77 Years, a Regular at Sardi’s (Restaurant),” by Manny Fernandez (_New York Times_, May 25, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “Parliament to vote on securing pensions at failing companies,” by James Daw (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 25, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “A helping hand through the maze of dementia,” by Susan Pigg (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 25, 2010).
www.healthzone.ca/health/yourhealth/agingwell/article/813692–a-helping-hand-through-the-maze-of-dementia…

18. CANADA NEWS: “B.C. (British Columbia Province) should press ahead with pension plan for working poor,” by Don Cayo (_Sun_ [Vancouver], May 25, 2010).
www.vancouversun.com…

19. EUROPEAN UNION/GREECE NEWS: “EU urges Greece to stick to austerity, pension plan” (Reuters, May 25, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

20. FRANCE NEWS: “French to work beyond the age of 60 to get a full pension,” by Henry Samuel (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], May 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7764669/French-to-work-beyond-the-age-of-60-to-get-a-full-pension.html…

21. HAITI NEWS: “Haiti’s elderly earthquake victims struggle to survive with little help,” by Laura Figueroa (_Miami [Florida] Herald_, May 25, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

22. IRELAND: “(Minister for Social Protection Eamon) O Cuiv pushed on old age pension” (Radio Telefis Eireann, May 25, 2010).
www.rte.ie/news/2010/0525/pensions.html…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “More NZers to work past retirement age” (New Zealand Press Association via stuff.co.nz, May 25, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/personal-finance/3735847/More-NZers-to-work-past-retirement-age…

24. SPAIN NEWS: “IMF (International Monetary Fund) urges Spain to reform pensions,” by Alison Swersky (_Global Pensions_ [London, UK], May 25, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

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25. UGANDA NEWS: “Youth want early retirement,” by Yasiin Mugerwa (_Daily Monitor_ [Kampala], May 25, 2010).
www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/925078/-/x07e5u/-/…

26. UGANDA NEWS: “Retirement age: The government should not rob Paul to pay Peter,” by William G. Naggaga (_Daily Monitor_ [Kampala], May 25, 2010).
www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/Commentary/-/689364/924806/-/a1mk1hz/-/…

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27. UK NEWS: “Queen’s [Elizabeth II) Speech: state pension age ‘could rise to 70’,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7764513/Queens-Speech-state-pension-age-could-rise-to-70.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “A growing body of evidence links exercise and mental acuity,” by Lenny Bernstein _Washington Post_, May 25, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

29. “Dealing with dementia,” by Martha L. Daviglus (_Los Angeles Times_, May 25, 2010). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

30. “Protein regulates enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “‘Stress’ protein could halt aging process, say scientists” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 24, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2592–May 24, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2592–May 24, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Proposed Medicare Pay Raises Lag Behind Inflation Rate,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, May 21, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before allowing articles.
www.medscape.com…

2. “National movement focuses on choice, independence for elderly,” by Diana Nelson Jones (_Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Post-Gazette, May 23, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

3. “The boomers: A huge American generation without a purpose?” by Mike Jones (_Tulsa [Oklahoma] World_, May 23, 2010). Note: this is a _TW_ Opinion piece.
www.tulsaworld.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension issue balloons with soaring costs,” by Ed Mendel (_San Francisco Chronicle_, May 23, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public retirement plans must change with times,” by Yvonne Walker (_San Francisco Chronicle_, May 23, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Rockford officials, police, firefighters set pension battle positions,” by Corina Curry (_Rockford Register Star_, May 22, 2010).
www.rrstar.com…

7. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Pension order is a relief for taxpayers: Judge rightly rules for city of Minneapolis in police, fire dispute” (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, May 23, 2010). Note: this is a _MST_ Editorial).
www.startribune.com…

8. MISSOURI NEWS: “Springfield city staff, board take smart approach to pension issues” (_Springfield News-Leader_, May 23, 2010). Note: this is a _SNL_ Editorial.
www.news-leader.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. WORLD NEWS: “Debt and the demographics of aging,” by Robert N. Butler and Michael W. Hodin (_Washington [DC] Times_, May 24, 2010). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Inquiry targets hefty nursing home bonds,” by Mark Metherell (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 24, 2010).
www.smh.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) incentive for elderly to keep working,” by Patricia Karvelas (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 22, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. BANGLADESH NEWS: “Raising retirement age” (_New Nation_ [Dhaka], May 23, 2010).
nation.ittefaq.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Pension bill creates more risks,” by John Manley (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 22, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “New pension legislation expected: Reforms crucial for financial security of retired workers,” by Derek Sankey (_Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], May 22, 2010).
www.calgaryherald.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Message of aging well hits home now that my ‘time has come’,” by Susan Schwartz (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], May 24, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

16. FIJI NEWS: “Fiji pension fund attacks bosses on payments” (Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Australia news, May 24, 2010).
www.radioaustralianews.net…

17. FRANCE NEWS: “France debates age of retirement,” by Peggy Hollinger (_Finanical Times_ [London, UK], May 24, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Health cutback concern for elderly” (New Zealand Press Association via stuff.co.nz, May 23, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/3729006/Health-cutback-concern-for-elderly…

19. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Final salary pension funds plunge by another 1.2 billion pounds (1.74 billion US dollars),” by Jennifer Hill (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], May 23, 2010).
business.scotsman.com…

20. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “PM (Prime Minister): $3,000 (464.4 US dollars) pension can’t be sustained,” by Richard Lord (_Trinidad Guardian_ [Port-of-Spain], May 22, 2010).
guardian.co.tt/news/politics/2010/05/22/pm-3000-pension-can-t-be-sustained…

21. UK NEWS: “(Conservative-Liberal Democratic) Coalition must get cracking on pensions crisis,” by Coalition must get cracking on pensions crisis,” by Nina Montagu-Smith (_Times_ [London], May 23, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article7133605.ece…

22. UK NEWS: “Don’t Miss The Pension Boat,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 24, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7760041/Dont-miss-the-pension-boat.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Anti-aging supplements may be best taken not too late in life” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Residential care home workers need more training to give older people
a ‘home for life'” University of Warwick [UK] Medical School News release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2010).
www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/newsfront/residential_care_home/…

May 20, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2591–May 20, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2591–May 20, 2010.

Note: There will be no Clippings tomorrow (May 21, 2010). The Clippings will return on Monday (May 24, 2010).

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Democrats try to calm doctors’ lobby on $88.5B Medicare plan,” by Julian Pecquet (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC], May 19, 2010).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees Retirement System] retreats on request for more taxpayer funds,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, May 20, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calif lawmakers stall pension regulation bill,” by Cathy Bussewitz (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, May 19, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

4. MAINE NEWS: ” Tax deferral law will help seniors stay at home,” (_Kennebec Journal_, May 20, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.kjonline.com…

5. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Coakley rebuffed by SJC in bid to prosecute nursing home firm,” by John R. Ellement (_Boston Globe_, May 20, 2010).
www.boston.com…

6. NEVADA NEWS: “PERS board to look at other ways to pay retirement benefits,” by Ed Vogel (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, May 19 2010).
www.lvrj.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Governor finds relief on seniors’ drug costs,” by Beth DeFalco (Associated Press via _Cherry Hill Courier Post_, May 20, 2010).
www.courierpostonline.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio’s public employee pension system joined national debate when it successfully lobbied to keep Hugo Boss factory open,” by Olivera Perkins (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, May 19, 2010).
www.cleveland.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “Teacher of actuaries proposes Dutch treat pensions,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, May 19, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

10. GREECE NEWS: “Greeks strike against pension reform, test govt,” by Renee Maltezou (_Reuters_, May 20, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “Cutting the state pension would be a dumb idea,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_, May 20, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/charlie-weston/charlie-weston-cutting-the-state-pension-would-be-a-dumb-idea-2186652.html…

12. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Active seniors leave ageing peers breathless,” by Billy Adams (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 20, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10646346…

13. UK NEWS: “Pension deficits threaten 1 in 10 FTSE firms,” by Julia Finch (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/may/19/ftse-firms-pension-deficits…

14. UK NEWS: “Coalition government commits to auto-enrolment,” by Sebastian Cheek and Jenna Towler (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 20, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Doctors urged to discuss dying days care,” by Claire Murphy (_BBC News_, May 20, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8692488.stm…

16. UK NEWS: “Playground for seniors opens in London,” (Associated Press via _MSNBC_, May 19, 2010).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Alzheimer’s costs to soar without effective drugs,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, May 19, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

18. “‘Beer belly’ linked to Alzheimer’s disease,” (_BBC News_, May 20, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8693947.stm…

19. “Abdominal fat at middle age associated with greater risk of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Spouses of persons with dementia more likely to get dementia,” by Dr. John Morley (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, May 19, 2010, Blog).
interact.stltoday.com…

21. “Is ageing a disease?” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, May 19, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “Muscle loss in elderly linked to blood vessels’ failure to dilate,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 19, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2590–May 19, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2590–May 19, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senate report says tweaks can sustain Social Security,” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, May 18, 2010).
www.boston.com…

2. “More savers embrace their 401(k) plans,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, May 19, 2010).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Feds get an earful on 401(k) proposal,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _MSNBC_, May 18, 2010).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

4. “A Generation Gap Over Immigration,” by Damien Cave (_New York Times_, May 18, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] plans to seek $700 million more from state, school districts,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, May 19, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] warned about lower investment returns,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, May 18, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Hospital readmissions in California costly, study finds,” by Bobby Caina Calvan (_Sacramento Bee_, May 18, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Confronting elder abuse in Ohio,” by Richard Cordray (_Hillsboro Times Gazette_, May 18, 2010). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.timesgazette.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND: “Bill to protect state pensions runs against the tide of reform,” by Randal Edgar (_Providence Journal_, May 19, 2010).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alzheimers sufferers to quadruple,” by Michelle Draper (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 20, 2010).
news.smh.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “More in danger of outliving savings,” by Tara Perkins (_Globe and Mail_, May 19, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Public pensions too generous: CFIB,” (_Toronto Star_, May 18, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “De Valera would not cut pensions, Minister told,” by Mary Minihan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 19, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Hedging helps NZ Super Fund,” by Paul Mcbeth (_Stuff.co_, May 19, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/personal-finance/3715227/Hedging-helps-NZ-Super-Fund…

15. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “80% of Swiss private schemes are fully funded,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 19, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. UGANDA NEWS: “Will pension reforms benefit workers?” by Ibrahim Kasita (_New Vision_ [Kampala], May 18, 2010).
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/220/719913…

17. UK NEWS: “Big firms fail to cut pension gaps,” (Press Association via _Google_, May 19, 2010).
www.google.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensions: ‘Pn 1.2 trillion (US &1.74 trillion) gap between expectations and reality’,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 19, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7740114/Pensions-1.2-trillion-gap-between-expectations-and-reality.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Two-thirds work past retirement age,” by Nicky Burridge (_Independent_ [London], May 19, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/twothirds-work-past-retirement-age-1976834.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Suicide a risk in retirement, nursing communities,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, May 18, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

21. “Irregular medication use puts seniors at risk for falling,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain,” (_HealthDay News_, May 18, 2010).
www.healthday.com…

23. “Parallel brainstem circuit discovery suggests new path in Parkinson’s research,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “More bran tied to longer life in diabetic women,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, May 18, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Scientists find protein spurs spread of prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Living wills are poor predictors of actual treatment preferences at the end of life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 18, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2589–May 18, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2589–May 18, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Report: Increase in payroll taxes needed for Social Security,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 18, 2010).
www.us…

2. “12 Ways to Fix Social Security,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_ blog, May 18, 2010).
www.us…

3. “Worried About Retirement Savings? You’re Not Alone,” by Christina Cheddar Berk (CNBC.com…, May 17, 2010).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “Medicare drugs up 9.7% in year,” by Francine Knowles (_Chicago [Illinois] Sun-Times_, May 18, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

5. “Medical Spending Spiking In Once Thrifty Areas,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, May 18, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Governor Arnold) Schwarzenegger to Democrats (Democratic Party): Time to make ‘Sophie’s Choice’ between pensions and poor,” by Denis C. Theriault (_San Jose Mercury News_, May 18, 2010).
www.mercurynews.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension bill isn’t what it claims,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_ via _Modesto Bee_, May 18, 2010). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.modbee.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Southwest Healthcare reaches agreement to keep Medicare funding,” by Molly Hennessy-Fiske (_Los Angeles Times_, May 18, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “City (of Baltimore) Fire, Police Pension Negotiations Continue” (WBAL Channel 11 TV News, May 17, 2010).
www.wbaltv.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Retired public employees sue over pension cuts,” by Mary Lynn Smith (Associated Press via _Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, May 18, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State must start paying on pension debt, plans’ spokesmen say,” by David Mekeel and Greta Cuyler (_Reading Eagle_, May 18, 2010).
readingeagle.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “More Texas doctors dropping Medicare patients” (Associated Press via _Houston Chronicle_, May 18, 2010).
www.chron.com…

13. UTAH NEWS: “Increase in health tests, procedures is raising costs in frugal Utah,” by Jordan Rau (_Washington Post_, May 18, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. WORLD NEWS: “Retirement Just Got a Little Harder,” by Conrad de Aenlle (_International Herald Tribune_ [Neuilly-sur-Seine, France], via _New York Times_, May 18, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby boomers warned of heart attack risk,” by Kate Benson (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 19, 2010).
www.smh.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) wants Ottawa to level pension playing field” (Canadian Press via CTV News, May 18, 2010).
www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100518/cfib-canada-pensions-100518/20100518?hub=Canada…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians out of touch with retirement income expectations,” by Robert Gibbens (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], May 17, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Older Chinese Consumers Perceive Themselves Younger than Actual Age,” by Nathan Hurst (University of Missouri news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2010).
munews.missouri.edu…

19. FRANCE NEWS: “French Pension-Reform Plan Stirs Union Ire,” by David Gauthier-Villars (_Wall St. Journal_, May 18, 2210, P. A12). 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 Google News (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.

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20. IRELAND NEWS: “(Green Party chairman Senator Dan) Boyle says Greens would not support cut in pension,” by Deaglan de Breadun (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 18, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “(Green Party chairman Senator Dan) Boyle pension remarks welcomed” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 18, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

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22. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Baby boomers in numbers: Statistics Korea releases data profile of a generation,” by Jung Ha-won (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], May 19, 2010).
joongangdaily.joins.com…

23. UK NEWS: “The coalition Government must get serious on public sector pensions,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 18, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/paulfarrow/7736913/The-coalition-Government-must-get-serious-on-public-sector-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “How flossing can save your life: We know it helps stop tooth decay–but new research shows that good oral care can prevent heart disease, diabetes and even dementia,” by Simon Usborne (_Independent_ [London, UK], May 18, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/how-flossing-can-save-your-life-1975548.html…

25. “Study links hardened arteries, falls in elderly,” by Thomas H. Maugh II (_Los Angeles Times_, May 17, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

26. “Tackling the fear of dementia,” by Mark Porter (_Times_ [London, UK], May 18, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/expert_advice/article7128939.ece…

27. “Prevalence of Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery Increasing Among Medicare Beneficiaries,” by Nancy Fowler Larson (Medscape Medical News, May 17, 2010). Note Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

28. “Cochlear implants slightly less helpful in the elderly,” by Rachael Myers Lowe (Reuters Health, May 17, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

29. “What is the role of focal therapy in low-risk prostate cancer?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “The role of nurses in physician-assisted dying” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Euthanasia and the use of end-of-life drugs without explicit request” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 17, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2588–May 17, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2588–May 17, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The latest blow: Smaller payouts for new retirees,” by Laura Cohn (_Washington Post_, May 16, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “States scaling back public pension plans to close funding gap,” by Laura Cohn (_Washington Post_, May 16, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. The weekend edition of the _Wall St. Journal_ contains a special section on Retirement Planning and Living (May 15-16, 2010). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Some articles on interest:

“Fraud Alert,” by Kelly Greene.
“Kicking From the Hip,” by Robert Johnson.
“Ten Great Trips You’ve Probably Never Heard Of,” by Anne Tergesen.

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.

US STATE NEWS:

4. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “More than a third of state pensions are unfunded,” by George Krimsky and Paul Hughes (_Republican-American_ [Waterbury, Connecticut], May 16, 2010).
www.rep-am.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Retirement System is far from broke, or broken,” by Bill Cotterel (_Tallahassee Democrat_, May 17, 2010). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.tallahassee.com…

6. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana legislators need to solve fiscal crisis in retirement system: An editorial,” (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], May 15, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nola.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Teacher retirement deal not perfect, but it’s best reform Lansing has delivered so far,” (_Detroit News_, May 17, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.detnews.com…

8. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Gov. Pawlenty signs pension overhaul,” by Pat Coyle (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, May 16, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. files response to lawsuit challenging public worker pension, benefit changes,” by Lisa Fleisher (_Newark Star-Ledger_, May 14, 2010).
www.nj.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. unions sue state over pension changes,” by Randal Edgar (_Providence Journal_, May 15, 2010).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirees hit harder than salary earners,” by Peter Martin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 18, 2010).
www.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Three quarters of nursing homes failing on care,” by Natasha Bita (_Australian_ [Sydney], May 17, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil’s Rousseff favors piecemeal pension reform,” by Raymond Colitt (_Reuters_, May 17, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Slow down and get retirement homes law right,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, May 17, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

15. GREECE NEWS: “Europe bristles at paying for Greek retirement,” by Daniel Woolls (Associated Press via _Google_, May 17, 2010).
www.google.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Old age pensioners have ‘nothing to fear’ on cuts,” by Deaglan de Breadun (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 15, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “High earners in receipt of State pensions may face cuts, Minister says,” by Mary Minihan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 17, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan considers shifting money to the young,” by Leo Lewis (_Times_ [London], May 17, 2010).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article7128872.ece…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “MPs to propose changes to Maintenance of Parents Act,” by Imelda Saad (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 17, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Workers put Pn 1bn (US $1.45 bn) less into pensions,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 17, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7733792/Workers-put-1bn-less-into-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Centenarians have different DNA ‘suite’,” (_Australian_ [Sydney], May 17, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

22. “New evidence caffeine may slow Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, restore cognitive function,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “For Boomers, Sunblocks Come Late,” by Michael Winerip (_New York Times_, May 16, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Wine’s anti-aging ingredient: can it spawn a new class of drugs?” by Carolyn Y. Johnson (_Boston Globe_, May 17, 2010).
www.boston.com…

25. “Middle-aged men: Could dwindling testosterone levels decrease sleep?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 14, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 14, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2587–May 14, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2587–May 14, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. lawmakers investigating home healthcare costs,” (Reuters Health, May 13, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “How Fighting Health Fraud Is Like Playing Whack-A-Mole,” by Andrew Villegas (Kaiser Health News via _National Public Radio [NPR] Health Blog_, May 13, 2010).
www.npr.org…

3. “New Funding Proposed for Adult Day Centers,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, May 14, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “Best Places to Retire to That You’ve Never Heard Of,” by Dalia Fahmy (_American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC], May 14, 2010).
abcnews.go.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Legislation would change state retirement plans,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], May 14, 2010).
www.2theadvocate.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Pension reforms passed by Senate,” by Dan Ring (_Republican_ [Springfield, Massachusetts], May 14, 2010).
www.masslive.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan school retirement agreement reached,” by Chris Christoff (_Lansing State Journal_, May 14, 2010).
www.lansingstatejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ray of sunshine for green pensioners,” by Kirsty Needham (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 14, 2010).
www.smh.com…

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Old the new young when it comes to fixing the crisis,” by Leon Gettler (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 14, 2010).
www.theage.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “‘Granny Dumping’ A Burden For Ers,” by Tom Blackwell (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], May 14, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “O Cuiv says pension cuts cannot be ruled out,” by Harry McGee (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 14, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s Elderly Crime Triples on Isolation, Economy,” by Toru Fujioka (_Bloomberg_, May 14, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. KENYA NEWS: “Grannies fight back against rapists,” (Press Association via _Google_, May 13, 2010).
www.google.com…

14. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Baby boomers facing hard times as they age: research,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 14, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10644721…

15. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Pension fund trustees will need to tread more carefully – King,” by Sanchia Temkin (_Business News_ [Johannesburg], May 14, 2010).
www.businessday.co.za…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korea to Have World’s 4th-Largest Aging Population by 2030,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], May 14, 2010).
english.chosun.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Generous final salary pensions in decline,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 14, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7724120/Generous-final-salary-pensions-in-decline.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Pension scheme membership declines, ONS says,” (_BBC News_, May 14, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/10116774.stm…

19. UK NEWS: “Public sector braced for pension reform,” by Allegra Stratton and Jessica Shepherd (_Guardian_, [London], May 14, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/may/14/pensions-public-sector-reform…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Lifesaving Devices Can Cause Havoc at Life’s End,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, May 14, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Utah researchers say heart procedure could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” by Carrie A. Moore (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], May 14, 2010).
www.deseretnews.com…

22. “Folic acid doesn’t cut risk of stroke: study,” by Rachael Myers Lowe (Reuters Health, May 13, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Falls and follow-ups: Medical attention following a fall critical to senior health,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 13, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Women clear winners with heart failure device,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 13, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Environmental Toxins and Cancer Risk: The President’s Cancer Panel Report,” by Madan Kwatra (_Huffington Post Blog_, May 14, 2010).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

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