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August 31, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2661–August 31, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2661–August 31, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “White House Touts Medicare Rebates,” by David M. Herszenhorn (_New York Times_ blog, Aug. 30, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Social Security Bait and Switch”  (_Wall St. Journal_, Aug. 31, 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. “Future elderly to pay more for aged care” (American Broadcasting Corporation News, Aug. 31, 2010).
www.abc.net…

4. “How to fix Social Security in one graph,” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_ blog, Aug. 31, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
voices.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “UC (University of California) retirement funds face a shortfall of more than $20 billion, report says,” by  Larry Gordon (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 31, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Judge clears pension measure for SF (San Francisco) ballot” (Associated Press via _San Jose Mercury News_, Aug. 31, 2010).
www.mercurynews.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Rollercoaster pension spiking bill passes major hurdle,” by Matthias Gafni (_Contra Costa Times_ via _San Jose Mercury News_, Aug. 31, 2010).
www.mercurynews.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension overhaul up in the air,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_ via _Fresno Bee_, Aug. 31, 2010).
www.fresnobee.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami: Emergency Meeting On Salary, Pension Cuts” (WFOR Channel 4 TV [Miami] News, Aug. 31, 2010).
cbs4.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Make state pensions more equitable, more affordable and more sustainable” (_Orlando Sentinel_, Aug. 31, 2010). Note: this is an _OS_ Editorial.
www.orlandosentinel.com…

11. INDIANA NEWS: “Purdue (University) approves early retirement offer” (Associated Press via _Fort Wayne Journal Gazette_, Aug. 31, 2010).
www.journalgazette.net…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers upsizing their downsizing plans,” by Denise Deveau (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Aug. 31, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Fears of ageing baby boomer tsunami overblown, says medical expert,” by Mindelle Jacobs (_Sun_ [Edmonton, Alberta], Aug. 30, 2010).
www.edmontonsun.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “(Prime Minister Naoto) Kan orders more help for elderly” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Aug. 31, 2010).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T100830002724.htm…

15. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pension deficits fall on rebound in share prices,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Aug. 31, 2010).
business.scotsman.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Pension agreements to be ‘watered down’,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 31, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7971586/Pension-agreements-to-be-watered-down.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Third of FTSE (Financial Times London Stock Exchange) firms plagued by pension fund deficits,” by Simon Bowers (_Guardian_ [London], Aug. 31, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/aug/31/ftse-firms-pension-fund-deficits…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensions ‘require funding boost’, surveys say” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Aug. 31, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11136463…

19. UK NEWS: “Pension expectations hit record low” (Press Association via Google News, Aug. 31, 2010).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Prostate biopsy can cause urinary, erectile problems,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, Aug. 30, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

21. “More evidence hormone therapy can muddy mammograms,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, Aug. 31, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “Older adults experience ‘destination amnesia'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 30, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 30, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2660–August 30, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2660–August 30, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “It’s unfair to call Social Security a Ponzi scheme,” by Michelle Singletary  (_Washington Post_, Aug. 29, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Social Security payback option may disappear,” by Mary Beth Franklin (_Washington Post_, Aug. 29, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Traveling with elderly mom and dad can be a window to the past, present,” by Rosemary McClure (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 28, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “What Does It Feel Like To Be 75? Say Goodbye To Spry,” by Jennifer Ludden (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Sunday_, Aug. 29, 2010). In addition to the story and print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Baby boomers signal shift in what aging means,” by Anita Creamer (_Sacramento Bee_, Aug. 30, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension funds may sell assets to cover expenses” (Associated Press via _Chicago Sun-Times_, Aug. 29, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Key Kentucky state worker pension fund in distress,” by Stephenie Steitzer (_Louisville Courier Journal_, Aug. 29, 2010).
www.courier-journal.com…

8. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Changes planned in wake of ND pension audit” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Aug. 30, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio public employee pension plans hide behind wordplay” (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, Aug. 28, 2010). Note: this is a _CPD_ Editorial.
www.cleveland.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State’s public teacher pension fund rebounds, climbs 6 billion dollars” (_Wilkes-Barre Times Leader_, Aug. 30, 2010).
www.timesleader.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Pension hopes fizzle” (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 29, 2010). Note: this is a _TS_ Editorial.
www.thestar.com…

12. JAPAN NEWS: “Families receiving pensions of ‘missing’ elderly were all hurting for cash” (_Mainichi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Aug. 28, 2010).
mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20100828p2a00m0na019000c.html…

13. RUSSIA NEWS: “Fire Engulfs Central Russian Retirement Home, Killing at Least Nine People,” by Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg News, Aug. 30, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. UGANDA NEWS: “Government needs 300 billion shillings (131.6 million US dollars) to fix pension arrears,” by Joseph Miti (_Monitor_ [Kampala], Aug. 28, 2010).
www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/998212/-/x4kas0/-/…

15. UK NEWS: “Regulator to determine the size of the EMI’s (Electric & Musical Industries Ltd.) pension scheme deficit,” by Richard Wachman (_Guardian_ [London], Aug. 29, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/aug/29/emi-pensions-fund-deficit…

16. UK NEWS: “BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) seeks to head off pensions clash,” by Ben Fenton (_Financial Times_ [London], Aug. 30, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Hospitals ‘still failing’ on elderly patients’ nutrition” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Aug. 29, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11097822…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Years Later, No Magic Bullet Against Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Gina Kolata _New York Times_, Aug. 29, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “J&J (Johnson and Johnson) recalls hip replacement systems,” by Debra Sherman (Reuters Health, Aug. 30, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Over 50? You Probably Prefer Negative Stories About Young People” (Ohio State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 30, 2010).
researchnews.osu.edu…

21. “New Parkinson’s gene is linked to immune system” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Body mass index and thrombogenic factors in newly menopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Diabetes impairs but does not halt sex among older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Alzheimer’s risk ‘could be increased by surgery’,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Aug. 29, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7969549/Alzheimers-risk-could-be-increased-by-surgery.html…

August 27, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2659–August 27, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2659–August 27, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “GOP flinching at budget spending cuts plan; Targets Medicare and Social Security,” by Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan (_Washington Times_, August 27, 2010).
www.washingtontimes.com…

2. “The Medicare reform illusion,” by Michael O. Leavitt (_Washington Post_, August 27, 2010). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “U.S. cracks down on healthcare fraud,” by Lisa Girion and Duke Helfand (_Los Angeles Times_, August 27, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “States Press Workers on Health Care,” by Jeannette Neumann (_Wall St. Journal_, August 27, 2010, P. A3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title 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. “Warning: Union revolution is next,” by Joshua M. Brown (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], August 27, 2010, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

6. “Pension time bomb: The shadow hanging over GM’s turnaround,” (_Washington Post_, August 27, 2010). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Tweeting in the Golden Years: Older Americans Using Social Media More,” by Katherine Stevens (_PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer_, August 27, 2010).
www.pbs.org…

8. “The Caregiver’s Bookshelf: The Beginnings of Alzheimer’s,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, August 27, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public Pensions and Our Fiscal Future,” by Arnold Schwarzenegger (_Wall St. Journal_, August 27, 2010, P. B4). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article 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.

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalSTRS [California State Teachers’ Retirement System] sees corporate governance success in proxy season,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 27, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

11. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Candidates debate how to tame state pension plan,” by Eric Roper and Pat Doyle (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, August 26, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “City acts to curb further pension losses,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 27, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “One in 6 caregivers to ailing seniors in Canada is in distress: study,” by Anne-Marie Tobin (_Toronto Star_, August 27, 2010).
www.healthzone.ca/health/yourhealth/agingwell/article/853148–one-in-6-caregivers-to-ailing-seniors-in-canada-is-in-distress-study…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Almost 20% of home caregivers distressed,” by Amina Zafar (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, August 27, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/08/26/alzheimer-dementia-caregiver-distress.html…

15. UK NEWS: “Liability insurance is not the solution to pensions deficit problems,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], August 26, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/aug/26/pensions-insurance…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Alzheimer’s disease being tackled ‘too late’: Lancet,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 27, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7965818/Alzheimers-disease-being-tackled-too-late-Lancet.html…

17. “The Latest In Treating, Diagnosing Alzheimer’s,” (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing August 26, 2010, MP3 and Flash format, running time 5 miuntes 14 seconds).
www.npr.org…

18. “Insulin resistance may cause Alzheimer plaques,” (Reuters Health, August 26, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “Older men’s testosterone varies by country, race,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, August 26, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Sodium MRI gives new insights into detecting osteoarthritis, NYU researchers find,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 26, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2658–August 26, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2658–August 26, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “One Liberal Voice Dares to Say, Cut the Budget,” by Matt Bai (_New York Times_, August 25, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Social Security reform will cut benefits? Doubtful.” by Gene Steuerle and Stephanie Rennane (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], August 26, 2010, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com….

3. “Social Security: Alan Simpson offends almost everyone with ‘cow’ quip,” by Brad Knickerbocker (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], August 25, 2010, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

4. “Stem-cell setback,” (_Los Angeles Times_, August 26, 2010). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Disabled Face Sharply Higher Jobless Rate,” by Sara Murray (_Wall St. Journal_, August 26, 2010, P. A5). 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.

6. “Parsing the Price of Drugs,” by Duff Wilson (_New York Times_, August 25, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com…

7. “New Retirement Rules: Caught Between the Dow and the Tao,” by Ken Dychtwald (_Huffington Post_, August 25, 2010, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami Slow to Fire Poorly Performing Pension-Fund Managers, Auditor Says,” by Simone Baribeau (_Bloomberg_, August 25, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Pomeroy: ‘Ill-advised’ Medicare change could hurt rural N.D. hospitals,” by Ryan Johnson and Teri Finneman (_Grand Forks Herald_, August 25, 2010).
www.grandforksherald.com…

10. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma teachers retirement board decides to seek legal opinion,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], August 26, 2010).
newsok.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “We need immigrants as boomers retire,” by Glen Hodgson (_Toronto Star_, August 26, 2010). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.thestar.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Euthanasia debate heats up in Quebec,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, August 26, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/08/26/quebec-euthanasia-debate.html…

13. CHILE NEWS: “Chile debt drought pushes pension fund foreign assets to record levels,” by Sebastian Boyd (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], August 26, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. CUBA NEWS: “Cuba to withdraw cheap cigarettes for elderly,” (_BBC News_, August 26, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11092876…

15. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “No. of private pension scheme clients up at 4.47m in H1,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, August 26, 2010).
www.praguemonitor.com…

16. GREECE NEWS: “Greece paid pensions to the dead,” (_BBC News_, August 26, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11096512…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Defined-benefit pension holders facing another hike in contributions,” by Laura Noonan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 26, 2010).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/definedbenefit-pension-holders-facing-another-hike-in-contributions-2311943.html…

18. POLAND NEWS: “Tusk admonishes pension fund leaders,” (_Warsaw Business Journal_, August 26, 2010).
www.wbj.pl/article-50863-tusk-admonishes-pension-fund-leaders.html?typ=ise…

19. UK NEWS: “Retiring workers could lose half their income,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/7965788/Retiring-workers-could-lose-half-their-income.html…

20. WORLD NEWS: “Morgan Stanley: Government defaults are inevitable,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 26, 2010).
www.smh.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease Strengthened,” by Serena Gordon (HealthDay via _Yahoo_, August 26, 2010).
news.yahoo.com…

22. “Insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes linked to plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Statin use after stroke rising slowly,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, August 25, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

24. “Atheist doctors ‘more likely to hasten death’,” by Sarah Boseley (_Guardian_ [London], August 26, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/aug/26/doctors-religious-beliefs-terminally-ill…

25. “Medicare expands coverage of tobacco cessation,” by Mike Lillis (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], August 25, 2010, Blog).
thehill.com…

26. “New rules of engagement for older people and climate change,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 25, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2657–August 25, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2657–August 25, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “New Medicare rule means more than 3M seniors may have to switch drug plans next year,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Chicago Tribune_, August 25, 2010).
www.chicagotribune.com…

2. “AARP Says Brand-Name Drug Prices Up 8% in 2009,” by Duff Wilson (_New York Times_, August 25, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Dire Predictions About the Public Pension Gap,” by Jennifer Saranow Schultz (_New York Times_, August 25, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “Seniors filing for bankruptcy at accelerated rate,” by Jay Heflin (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], August 24, 2010, Blog).
thehill.com…

5. “Building Homes to Age In,” by Jennifer Ludden (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing August 24, 2010, MP3 and Flash format, running time 5 minutes 50 seconds).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State can’t exclude felons from in-home care,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco Chronicle_, August 25, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State pension funds project asset sales,” by Cathy Bergen (_Chicago Tribune_, August 25, 2010).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

8. IOWA NEWS: “In Emergency, Iowa Turns To National Guard Retirees,” by Jeneane Beck (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing August 25, 2010, MP3 and Flash format, running time 3 minutes 56 seconds).
www.npr.org…

9. MISSOURI NEWS: “MOSERS up 14.3% over year,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 24, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Study says Pittsburgh’s pension problem unique in county,” by Len Barcousky (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 25, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. ASIA NEWS: “Doctors warn osteoporosis will be more prevalent in Asia,” by Lynda Hong (_Channel NewsAsia_, August 25, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Companies to pay more for pension guarantees,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, August 24, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Helping elderly access services; Quebec project aims to boost online interaction,” by Jason Magder (_Montreal Gazette_, August 25, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “PFCP pension fund H1 profit up by 116% at CZK 557m (US $28.2m),” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, August 25, 2010).
www.praguemonitor.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “KiwiSaver high on working party agenda,” by Audrey Young (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], August 25, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10668633…

16. UK NEWS: “Pension lifeboat to boost funding target,” by Cecilia Valente (_Reuters_, August 25, 2010).
uk.reuters.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Mobility aid sales scam warning,” (_BBC News_, August 24, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11074089…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Even when prostate cancer returns, most survive,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, August 25, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “Some men may get too many PSA tests: study,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, August 25, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Research heralds potential for early diagnosis of degenerative brain disorders,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Migraine sufferers have higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 24, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2656–August 24, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2656–August 24, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “U.S. Judge Rules Against Obama’s Stem Cell Policy,” by Gardiner Harris (_New York Times_, August 24, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Obama’s Stem-Cell Policy is Barred by Federal Judge,” by Brent Kendall and Laura Meckler (_Wall St. Journal_, August 24, 2010, P. A3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

3. “NIH cannot fund embryonic stem cell research, judge rules,” by Rob Stein and Spencer S. Hsu (_Washington Post_, August 24, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Ruling a blow to stem cell research,” by Karen Kaplan and Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, August 24, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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5. “A Magazine Now Tailored to the Not Necessarily Retired,” by Andrew Adam Newman (_New York Times_, August 24, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Elder abuse cases drop under Jerry Brown,” by Christina Jewett (_San Francisco Chronicle_, August 23, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

7. INDIANA NEWS: “Ind. ruling halts caregiver choices based on race,” by Charles Wilson (Associated Press via _MSNBC_, August 23, 2010).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

8. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “More physicians refusing to take new Medicare patients,” (_WRAL_ [Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, North Carolina], August 23, 2010).
www.wral.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray advised pension funds to withhold records from Ohio newspapers,” by Patrick O’Donnell (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, August 23, 2010).
blog.cleveland.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “To drive or not? A difficult – sometimes dangerous – question for seniors,” by Doug Erickson (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], August 23, 2010).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Duncan to announce new phase of pension reforms,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, August 23, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

12. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech Finance Minister Seeks Pension Overhaul by 2012,” by Krystof Chamonikolas (_Bloomberg News_, August 24, 2010).
noir.bloomberg.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Most patients reject State’s nursing home care-cost offer,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 24, 2010).
www.independent.ie/health/latest-news/most-patients-reject-states-nursing-home-carecost-offer-2308956.html…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly now approve of withholding premiums,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], August 24, 2010).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T100823003492.htm…

15. UK NEWS: “Public sector liabilities driving Pn 5trn (US $7.7trn) national debt,” by Sebastian Cheek (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 24, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Researchers hope to quell a surge of Alzheimer’s cases with new diagnostic tools,” by Aaron James (_Washington Post_, August 24, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. “What to Tell the Patients After a Trial Goes Awry,” by Gina Kolata ((_New York Times_, August 24, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. “Memory loss ‘should not be ignored’,” (_BBC News_, August 23, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11057000…

19. “Hospitals take steps to keep patients safe — and at home,” by Anya Martin (_MarketWatch_, August 24, 2010).
www.marketwatch.com…

20. “Frank Talk About Care at Life’s End,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, August 24, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “High-Tech Aging: Tracking Seniors’ Every Move,” by Jennifer Ludden (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing August 23, 2010, MP3 and Flash format, running time 4 minutes 16 seconds).
www.npr.org…

22. “Wired Homes Keep Tabs On Aging Parents,” by Jennifer Ludden (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing August 24, 2010, MP3 and Flash format, running time 7 minutes 47 seconds).
www.npr.org…

23. “Eat berries to keep the brain young,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 23, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/7959937/Eat-berries-to-keep-the-brain-young.html…

24. “Urinary incontinence common in older men too,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, August 23, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “A promising target for developing treatments against Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 23, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2655–August 23, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2655–August 23, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “For Social Security, a Birthday Makeover,” by  Monique Morrissey, Estelle James, Ted Deutch, Robert C. Pozen, Bruce Bartlett and Roger Lowenstein (_New York Times_, Aug. 22, 2010). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Op Ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “As 401(k) Levels Rise, So Do Withdrawals,” by Tess Stines (_Wall St. Journal_, Aug. 21-22, 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.

3. “War, One Thing It’s Good For,” by Kelly Greene (_Wall St. Journal_, Aug. 21-22, 2010, P. B8). 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.

4. “Even State Pensions Aren’t Safe Anymore” (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Sunday_, Aug. 22, 2010). In addition to a print story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 54 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “US pensions body expects higher spending,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Aug. 23, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

6. “‘Villages’ Help Neighbors Age At Home,” by Jennifer Ludden (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Aug. 23, 2010). In addition to a print story, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 46 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will also be available soon.
www.npr.org…

7. “‘Granny Pods’ Keep Elderly Close, At Safe Distance” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Aug. 21, 2010). In addition to a print story and transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 6 minutes, 46 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

8. “Reform actually healthy for Medicare,” by Margaret Long (_Coloradoan_ [Ft. Collins, Colorado], Aug. 22, 2010).
www.coloradoan.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Elderly and disabled immigrants may lose financial aid,” by Alexandra Zavis (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 22, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Sales-tax hike’s roots lie in pension increases,” by Danielle Cervantes and Craig Gustafson (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Aug. 21, 2010).
www.signonsandiego.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Alleged salary reform bills wouldn’t change much” (_Oakland Tribune_, Aug. 22, 2010). Note: this is an _OT_ Editorial.
www.insidebayarea.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Modesto out to cut retirement expenses,” by Ken Carlson (_Modesto Bee_, Aug. 22, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension Fraud in New Jersey Puts Focus on Illinois,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Aug. 21, 2010). Note : _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nuns donate their brains to Alzheimer’s research,” by John Biemer (_Chicago Tribune_ via _Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 22, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Aging boomers will strain families, state,” by Warren Wolfe (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Aug. 22, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Morris County NJ teachers retire for fear of attack on pensions,” by Laura Bruno (_Morris County Daily Record_, Aug. 22, 2010).
www.dailyrecord.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Newspaper pension plans accept 1.5 million dollar payment,” by Andrew Maykuth (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Aug. 21, 2010).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “Brussels (Belgium) figures show massive growth in pensions for Eurocrats,” by Bruno Waterfield (_Daily Telegraph [London, UK], Aug. 23, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/7958876/Brussels-figures-show-massive-growth-in-pensions-for-Eurocrats.html…

19. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Lower House approves pension reform” (momento24.com…, Aug. 23, 2010).
momento24.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s real challenge is population ageing,” by Jessica Brown (_Business Day_ (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 23, 2010).
www.businessday.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Survey finds most fear boomers will cripple health-care system,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 23, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement just isn’t part of their world: Go-getters work into 90s,” by Geoff Kirbyson (Canadian Press via _Daily Gleaner_ [Fredericton, New Brunswick], Aug. 21, 2010).
dailygleaner.canadaeast.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Elderly seek NGO (Non-Government Organization) help to draft will, keep kin in the dark,” by Ambika Pandit (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Aug. 23, 2010).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Charity says unregulated home help is putting elderly at risk,” by Pamela Duncan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Aug. 21, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension reform urgently needed” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Aug. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ed20100821a2.html…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s hunt for missing elderly exposes social woes,” by Antoni Slodkowski (Reuters Life!, Aug. 22, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Robot suits to aid elderly Japanese farmers with toiling in the fields” (Australian Associated Press via news.com….au, Aug. 22, 2010).
www.news.com…

28. KUWAIT NEWS: “Obligatory retirement for staff with 30 years service” (_Kuwait Times_ [Shuwaikh], Aug. 23, 2010).
www.kuwaittimes.net…

29. NIGERIA NEWS: “Uneasy calm in military over pension scheme,” by Chris Agbambu (_Tribune_ [Lagos], Aug. 22, 2010).
www.tribune.com…

30. UKRAINE NEWS: “Labor ministry proposes pension age for women be increased by six months annually, mass media reads” (Interfax-Ukraine via _Post_ [Kyiv], Aug. 21, 2010).
www.kyivpost.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Number of firms providing final salary pensions falls,” by Graham Ruddick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 23, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/7958815/Number-of-firms-providing-final-salary-pensions-falls.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Flagship “triple lock” could mean lower pension, minister admits,” by Melissa Kite (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 21, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7957920/Flagship-triple-lock-could-mean-lower-pension-minister-admits.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Generational warriors have a point. But go easy on the old,” by Madeleine Bunting (_Guardian_ [London], Aug. 22, 2010). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/22/generational-warriors-should-go-easy-on-the-old…

34. UK NEWS: “The baby boomers and the price of personal freedom,” by Will Hutton (_Observer_ [London], Aug. 22, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/aug/22/baby-boomers-legacy-60-hutton…

35. UK NEWS: “Why I love living in a retirement home,” by Diana Athill (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 21, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/7956692/Why-I-love-living-in-a-retirement-home.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Desvenlafaxine Safe, Effective for Treating Major Depression in Menopausal Women,” by Deborah Brauser (Medscape Medical News, Aug. 20, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

37. “Hormone replacement may not save women’s muscle” (Reuters Health, Aug. 20, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

38. “US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to review heart risks of Parkinson’s drug” (Reuters Health, Aug. 20, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

39. “Cost of prostate cancer care varies with initial treatment choice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Rheumatoid arthritis signaling protein reverses Alzheimer’s disease in mouse model” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Male Menopause Affects More than Five Million Men” (Northwestern Memorial Hospital [Chicago, Illinois] news release via American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 20, 2010).
www.nmh.org…

August 20, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2654–August 20, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2654–August 20, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security Cuts Weighed by Panel,” by Laura Meckler (_Wall St. Journal_, August 20, 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 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. “Worried Democrats courting elderly voters as midterm elections near,” by Sandhya Somashekhar (_Washington Post_, August 20, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Pension Cuts Won’t Cover a $3 Trillion Bill in U.S., Study Says,” by Dunstan McNichol (_Bloomberg_, August 20, 2010).
noir.bloomberg.com…

4. “SEC Muni-Bond Inquiry May Net Others After New Jersey,” by William Selway and Dunstan McNichol (_Bloomberg_, August 19, 2010).
noir.bloomberg.com…

5. “Fidelity: Struggling workers increasingly tapping 401(k) accounts for needed cash,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Chicago Tribune_, August 20, 2010).
www.chicagotribune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Democrats unveil bills cracking down on huge pensions,” by Jim Sanders (_Sacramento Bee_, August 20, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State ethics officials launch investigation into luxury trips taken by CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) staff,” by Evan Halper (_Los Angeles Times_, August 20, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Rell official: Tighten retirement benefits,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (_Connecticut Mirror_, August 20, 2010).
www.ctmirror.org…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Behind Fraud Charges, New Jersey’s Deep Crisis,” by Richard Perez-Pena (_New York Times_, August 20, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Pension hike bill seen passing Lower House,” by Guillermo Háskel (_Buenos Aires Herald-, August 20, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.buenosairesherald.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super industry attacks Australia’s coalition party,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 20, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Workers’ superannuation to suffer under Tony Abbott-led Coalition government,” by Alex Tilbury (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], August 20, 2010).
www.couriermail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse assets grow 2.33 % in first half,” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 19, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. GLOBAL NEWS: “Schemes should demand clarity on hedge fund fees,” by David Walker (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 20, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

15. UGANDA NEWS: “Rot in pensions office revealed,” by Cyprian Musoke (_New Vision_ [Kampala], August 19, 2010).
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/729264…

16. UK NEWS: “State pension age rise needed to balance books,” (_BBC News_, August 20, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11038119…

17. UK NEWS: “Four out of 10 pensioners working,” (Press Association via _Google_, August 18, 2010).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Putting the squeeze on Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Hormone therapy doesn’t boost brainpower: study,” by Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, August 19, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Worrying about falling over makes it more likely to happen: research,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 20, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7953726/Worrying-about-falling-over-makes-it-more-likely-to-happen-research.html…

21. “Experiments show blood pressure drugs could help fight frailty,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Brothers of prostate cancer patients undergo more diagnostic activities,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 19, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2653–August 19, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2653–August 19, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Unfunded Public Pensions–the Next Quagmire,” by R. Eden Martin (_Wall St. Journal_, Aug. 19, 2010, P. A17). 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_ Opinion piece.

2. “Modest premium increase for Medicare drug plans,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via Google News, Aug. 18, 2010).
www.google.com…

3. “Dems’ (Democratic Party) oldies tour lauds Social Security, Medicare,” by David Espo (Associated Press via Google News, Aug. 18, 2010).
www.google.com…

4. “At 75, Social Security Isn’t Aging Well,” by Merrill Matthews (_Forbes_, Aug. 18, 2010).
www.forbes.com…

5. “The Looming Battle over Social Security,” by David Coates (Alternet.org… blog, Aug. 18, 2010).
blogs.alternet.org…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ARKANSAS NEWS: “State, local governments in Arkansas to pay more into retirement system for public employees” (Associated Press via KSFM Channel 5 [Ft. Smith-Fayetteville]News, Aug. 19, 2010).
www.kfsm.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) investment staff receive luxury travel, gifts from financial firms,” by Evan Halper (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 19, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. begins paying 16 million dollars to settle nursing home lawsuit,” by Darryl Fears (_Washington Post_, Aug. 19, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Governor Jennifer) Granholm: Michigan retirement bill still in the works,” by Scott Davis (_Lansing State Journal_, Aug. 19, 2010).
www.lansingstatejournal.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “State retirement fund sees return of 10.8 percent,” by Cy Ryan (_Las Vegas Sun_, Aug. 18, 2010).
www.lasvegassun.com…

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11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension Fraud by New Jersey Is Cited by S.E.C. (Securities and Exchange Commission),” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Aug. 19, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Sues New Jersey As States’ Finances Stir Fears,” by Kara Scannell and Jeannette Neumann (_Wall St. Journal_, Aug. 19, 2010, P. A1.). 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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13. UTAH NEWS: “For elderly and disabled, food trumps repairs,” by Peg McEntee (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City], Aug. 19, 2010).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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14. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Argentina’s Lower House Approves Bill to Raise Minimum Monthly Pensions,” by Eliana Raszewski (Bloomberg News, Aug. 19, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. ARGENTINA NEWS: “(Economy Minister Amado) Boudou says opposition’s pension reform ‘pursues electoral interests, will default economy'” (_Herald_ [Buenos Aires], Aug. 19, 2010).
www.buenosairesherald.com…

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16. AUSTRLIA NEWS: “Seniors’ free ride on public transport extended,” by Clay Lucas (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Aug. 19, 2010).
www.theage.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Raising pension age ‘will not work’,” by Adele Horin (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 19, 2010).
www.smh.com…

18. FRANCE NEWS: “French Rail Unions May Strike in September Over Pension Reform,” by David Whitehouse (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, Aug. 19, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

19. JAMAICA NEWS: “Pension scam unearthed as the ‘dead’ collect payments,” by Gary Spaulding (_Jamaica Gleaner_ [Kingston, St. Andrew], Aug. 19, 2010).
www.jamaica-gleaner.com…

20. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Looming pension crisis; Dutch Lower House recalled” (Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Aug. 19, 2010).
www.rnw.nl…

21. NIGERIA NEWS: “Military withdrawal from Pension reform: Who benefits?” by Funmi  Komolafe and Victor Ahiuma-Young (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], Aug. 19, 2010).
www.vanguardngr.com…

22. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “At the pension table” (_Newsday_ [Port of Spain], Aug. 19, 2010).
www.newsday.co.tt/businessday/0,126092.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Pensions tax relief and the self-employed,” by Ronnie Ludwig and Saffery Champness (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Aug. 18, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10998042…

24. UK NEWS: “Pension fund hole adds to EMI’s (Music Group) problems,” by Stephen Foley (_Independent_ [London, UK], Aug. 19, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pension-fund-hole-adds-to-emis-problems-2056251.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Palliative Care Extends Life, Study Finds,” by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (_New York Times_, Aug. 19, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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26. “Doubt on Tactic in Alzheimer’s Battle,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, Aug. 19, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Alzheimer’s Treatment Research Dealt Setback,” by Judy Woodruff (US Public Broadcasting System News Hour, Aug. 18, 2010. In addition to the print transcript, a video and audio transcript are available at the site, running time: 6 minutes, 38 seconds).
www.pbs.org…

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28. “Higher Exercise Capacity Equals Improved Survival in Older Adults,” by Michael O’Riordan  (Medscape Medical News, Aug. 17, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Discovery may aid search for anti-aging drugs” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Women suffering from cardiac insufficiency due to high blood pressure are older than men and tire more easily, but their hearts are stronger” (Basque Research news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 18, 2010).
www.basqueresearch.com…

August 18, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2652–August 18, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2652–August 18, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama: Social Security ‘is not in crisis’,” by Jordan Fabian (_Hill_, August 18, 2010, Blog).
thehill.com…

2. “Foreign Service Officers Fight Retirement Age Cap,” by Michele Kelemen (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing August 18, 2010, MP3 and Flash format, running time 4 minutes 1 sec.).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS agrees policy changes to help save $500m,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 18, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension reform effort loses support,” by Catherine Saillant (_Los Angeles Times_, August 18, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. MONTANA NEWS: “Panel forwards ideas to revise teacher pension funds,” by Mike Dennison (_Billings Gazette_, August 17, 2010).
billingsgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

6. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Pension reform debate to be included in Lower House session,” (_Buenos Aires Herald_, August 18, 2010).
www.buenosairesherald.com…

7. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Raising pension age ‘will not work’,” by Adele Horin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 19, 2010).
www.smh.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec plan speaks up for seniors,” by Anne Sutherland (_Montreal Gazette_, August 18, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

9. GERMAN NEWS: “SPD buries hatchet over pension age hike policy,” (_Local.ge_, August 18, 2010).
www.thelocal.de/politics/20100818-29225.html…

10. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary watchdog: pension proposal not viable,” by Martin Dunai (_Reuters_, August 18, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “Services for elderly have undergone ‘huge change’,” by Jaime Symth (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 17, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Cuts in pensions unavoidable,” (_DutchNews_, August 18, 2010).
www.dutchnews.nl…

13. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Inquiry into savings issues supported,” by Romy Udanga (_Stuff_, August 18, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/personal-finance/4035690/Inquiry-into-savings-issues-supported…

14. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More efforts needed on re-employment consultation before retirement age,” by Mustafa Shafawi (_Channel NewsAsia_, August 18, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: “Scholar calls for changes to elderly mortgage plans,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], August 18, 2010).
www.chinapost.com…

16. THAILAND NEWS: “Groups push for pension bill,” (_Bangkok Post_, August 18, 2010).
www.bangkokpost.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Winter fuel payment cuts to hit millions of pensioners,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 17, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7951203/Winter-fuel-payment-cuts-to-hit-millions-of-pensioners.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Lilly Stops Alzheimer’s Drug Trials,” by Duff Wilson (_New York Times_, August 18, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “Lilly Ends Work on Alzheimer Treatment,” by Peter Loftus and Jonathan D. Rockoff (_Wall St. Journal_, August 18, 2010, P. B1). 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.

20. “The importance of workplace relationships post-retirement,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Patterns: Medicare Coverage Drives Antibiotic Use,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, August 17, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “CLASS Act analysis reveals America’s long-term care future,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Moderate chocolate consumption linked to lower risks of heart failure,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

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