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January 31, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2760–January 31, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2760–January 31, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Affluent women worry about outliving money,” by Helen Kearney (_Reuters_, January 31, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Wealthy boomers’ retirement outlook? Rosy,” by Andrea Combes (_MarketWatch_, January 31, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Don’t settle for less than the best in your 401(k) plan,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, January 31, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Schemes continue move away from equities and bonds,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 31, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Cuts to elder care could cost state dollars, lives,” by Shaya Tayefe Mohajer (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, January 29, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pensions in Florida’s bull’s-eye,” by Bill Cotterell (_Tallahassee Democrat_, January 30, 2011).
www.news-press.com…

7. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Panel on aging lowers sights,” by Thomas Goldsmith (_Charlotte News-Observer_, January 31, 2011).
www.newsobserver.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Retirement funds: All state workers will pay for fixes,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, January 30, 2011).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “End-of-life programs help bring closure to patients, caregivers,” by Pohla Smith (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 31, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Prepare to pay more for aged care,” by Lesley Parker (_Age_ [Melbourne], January 31, 2011).
www.theage.com…

11. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech Republic approaching agreement on pension overhaul,” by Peter Laca (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_, January 31, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “124 claims of elder abuse against home-helpers,” by Pamela Duncan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 31, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Yosano: Pension cuts not on table; consumption tax over 10% needed,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], January 30, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110129003567.htm…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Shoring up the ‘basic’ pension,” (_Japan Times_, January 31, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ed20110131a1.html…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Keeping seniors healthy: Not your grandson’s video game,” by Yohei Takei (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], January 29, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110127005685.htm…

16. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia to raise retirement pensions by over 8 prc from Feb 1,” (_ITAR-TASS_, January 31, 2011).
www.itar-tass.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “NPS to buy bad debts of local banks,” (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Korea], February 1, 2011).
joongangdaily.joins.com…

18. UK NEWS: “‘Terrifying’ flaw uncovered in pension protection law,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 31, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8293293/Terrifying-flaw-uncovered-in-pension-protection-law.html…

19. UK NEWS: “State pension age: women oppose government changes,” by Polly Curtis and Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], January 31, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/jan/31/state-pension-women-oppose-government-changes…

20. UK NEWS: “Elderly add to NHS costs as they miss out on council care,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 31, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8289815/Elderly-add-to-NHS-costs-as-they-miss-out-on-council-care.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Hundreds have died of dehydration in care homes,” by Tom Lawrence (_Independent_ [London], January 31, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hundreds-have-died-of-dehydration-in-care-homes-2199192.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Alzheimer’s And Herpes Simplex Virus: A Link?” by David Peralmutter (_Huffington Post_, January 31, 2011, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

23. “Glimpse into how the brain forms memories could hold hope for Alzheimer’s treatment,” by Carolyn Y. Johnson (_Boston Globe_, January 31, 2011).
www.boston.com…

24. “Scientists find key protein that suppresses prostate cancer growth in the laboratory,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 31, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Scripps Research scientists convert skin cells to beating heart cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 28, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2759–January 28, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2759–January 28, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House GOP considers privatizing Medicare,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, January 28, 2011).
www.boston.com…

2. “Waning economic recovery, surge in boomer retirements sink Social Security fund into deficit,” by Stehpen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _Baltimore Sun_, January 27, 2011).
www.baltimoresun.com…

3. “Pension liabilities to affect state ratings,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 28, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

4. “Some Boomers ‘retire’ to jobs that allow them to help others,” by Richard Wolf (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 28, 2011).
www.us…

5. “Strains for Hispanic Caregivers,” by Karen Stabiner (_New York Times_, January 28, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. INDIANA NEWS: “Bill ties nursing home bonuses to quality,” by Heather Gillers (_Indianapolis Star_, January 27, 2011).
www.indystar.com…

7. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Unions speak out on state pension reform,” by Tom Fahey (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], January 28, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie takes his pension-reform plan on the road,” by Matt Katz (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 28, 2011).
www.philly.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Teachers to sacrifice for pensions,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, January 28, 2011).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Family home at crux of aged-care debate,” by Madonna King (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], January 29, 2011).
www.couriermail.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Experts in palliative care welcome call for end-of-life changes,” by Leigh Dayton (_Australian_ [Sydney], January 29, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Companions to help Alzheimer’s patients,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, January 27, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2011/01/27/wdr-alzheimers-volunteer-program.html…

13. DENMARK NEWS: “Denmark plans pension reform to boost finances,” by Jaishree Kalia (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 28, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. GREECE NEWS: “Greek EU-Mandated Pension Work Rebuffed as Bailout Review Looms,” by Marcus Bensasson (_Bloomberg_, January 28, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. SPAIN NEWS: “Spanish government reaches deal to raise retirement age,” by Sarah Rainsford (_BBC News_, January 28, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12305246…

16. TANZANIA NEWS: “Pension funds in bid to widen coverage,” by Samuel Kamndaya (_Citizen_ [Dar es Salaam], January 27, 2011).
www.thecitizen.co.tz/magazines/31-business-week/7670-pension-funds-in-bid-to-widen-coverage.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Unions have not ruled out strikes over pension cuts,” (_BBC News_, January 28, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12304080…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Being old doesn’t mean being sick, research shows,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 27, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. “Study: 1 in 8 boomers will die of Alzheimer’s,” by Anita Creamer (_Sacramento Bee_, January 27, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

20. “More People Choosing Hospice at Life’s End,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, January 28, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “Woman’s Life Refutes a Hospice Myth,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, January 28, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Researchers discover age of onset of puberty predicts adult osteoporosis risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Protein related to aging holds breast cancer clues,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 27, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2758–January 27, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2758–January 27, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Speaker of the House of Representatives John) Boehner says Social Security reform should be considered” (Cable Network News, Jan. 26, 2011).
www.cnn.com…

2. “(President Barack) Obama Resubmits (Donald) Berwick Nomination to Senate for Medicare Post,” by Hans Nichols (Bloomberg News, Jan. 26, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “CBO (Congressional Budget Office) Projections, Deficit Reduction Talk Causes Medicare Nerves” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “(Minnesota Senator Al) Franken makes play for Medicare drug price negotiations,” by Kevin Diaz (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_ blog, Jan. 26, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

5. “US pension plan projected to run permanent deficits unless Congress shores up program,” by Stephen OhlemacHer (Canadian Press via Google News, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.google.com…

6. “Moody’s (Investor Service) to Factor Pension Gaps in States’ Ratings,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Jan. 27, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State workers union loses pension ruling in court,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pensions issues explored but solutions to underfunding difficult,” by Lisa Vorderbrueggen (_Contra Costa Times_ via _San Jose Mercury News_, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.mercurynews.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Placer County pension costs on the rise,” by Gus Thomson (_Auburn Journal_, Jan. 27, 2011).
auburnjournal.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retroactive Pensions for Orange County, California, Allowed by State Court,” by Edvard Pettersson (Bloomberg News, Jan. 26, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “S.D. (San Diego) Pension Situation Called Worst In State,” by Katie Orr (KPBS Broadcasting News, Jan. 26, 2011).
www.kpbs.org…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “State pension fund recovering,” by Bill Cotterell (_Pensacola News Journal_, Jan. 26, 2011).
www.pnj.com…

13. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Governor Wants Overtime Excluded From Pension Base,” by Daryl Huff (KITV Channel 4 [Honolulu] News, Jan. 26, 2011).
www.kitv.com…

14. MAINE NEWS: “Treasurer hoists red flag on pensions,” by Susan M. Cover (_Waterville Morning Sentinel_, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.onlinesentinel.com…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Elderly couple rejoice after 73 years of marriage” (KSLA Channel 17 [Shreveport, Louisiana] News, Jan. 25, 2011).
www.ksla.com…

16. MONTANA NEWS: “House pension bill illegal, opponents say,” by Alana Listoe (_Helena Independent Record_, Jan. 27, 2011).
helenair.com…

17. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) proposes broad reforms to avert collapse of state pension system,” by Tom Fahey (_Manchester Union Leader_, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

18. OHIO NEWS: “Teachers retirement board to vote today on proposed pension changes,” by Laura A. Bischoff (_Dayton Daily News_, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.daytondailynews.com…

19. TEXAS NEWS: “Hard choices required to clean up pension mess,” by Bill King (_Houston Chronicle_, Jan. 27, 2011). Note: this is a _HC_ Opinion piece.
www.chron.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “CSSD (Ceska strana socialne demokraticka–Social Democratic Party) opposes lower contributions to pension system” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech Press Agency via _Monitor_ [Prague], Jan. 27, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

21. HUNGARY NEWS: “Only 1% of Hungarians to stick with private pension scheme” (realdeal.hu, Jan. 26, 2011).
www.realdeal.hu/20110126/only-1-of-hungarians-to-stick-with-private-pension-scheme…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Japanese pensioners’ shoplifting hits record high” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12296077…

23. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain gov(ernmen)t, unions reach pensions agreement,” by Feliciano Tisera (Reuters, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

24. SPAIN NEWS: “Basques stage general strike, protest Gov(ernmen)t’s plans on retirement age” (Euskal Irrati Telebista–Basque Radio Television News, Jan. 27, 2011).
www.eitb.com…

25. TANZANIA NEWS: “Securing Future of Retirees Laudable” (_Citizen_ [Dar es Salaam], Jan. 27, 2011). Note: this is a _Citizen_ Editorial.
thecitizen.co.tz/editorial-analysis/-/7675-securing-future-of-retirees-laudable…

26. UK NEWS: “Dire state of care homes for the elderly is only going to get worse, says top inspector,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 27, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/dire-state-of-care-homes-for-the-elderly-is-only-going-to-get-worse-says-top-inspector-2195530.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Care provider: The troubles besetting largest nursing home firm,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 27, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/care-provider-the-troubles-besetting-largest-nursing-home-firm-2195531.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Flaw uncovered in pension protection law,” by Nicky Burridge (Press Association via _Independent_ [London], Jan. 27, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/flaw-uncovered-in-pension-protection-law-2196354.html…

29. UK NEWS: “30,000 women facing two-year state pension delay,” by Nicky Burridge (Press Association via _Independent_ [London], Jan. 27, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/30000-women-facing-twoyear-state-pension-delay-2196011.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Mount Sinai (School of Medicine) researchers identify potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Yearly mammograms from age 40 save 71% more lives, study shows” (University of Michigan Health System via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2011).
www2.med.umich.edu…

January 26, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2757–January 26, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2757–January 26, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Journal Files Suit to Open Medicare Database,” by Russell Adams (_Wall St. Journal_, January 26, 2011, 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. “Retirements Swallowed by Debt,” by Sherisse Pham (_New York Times_, January 26, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “”Rescuing Cognition”: California Versus Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Don C. Reed (_Huffington Post_, January 25, 2011, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Better weapons for Medicare-fraud battle,” (_Miami Herald_, January 26, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.miamiherald.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Plan for Pensions Questioned,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, January 26, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “SEC probes Illinois pension savings projections,” by Kathy Bergen and Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, January 25, 2011).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan provides viable option for Massachusetts public pension system,” (_Republican_ [Springfield, Massachusetts], January 26, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.masslive.com…

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Senate GOP proposing NH public pension reforms,” by Norma Love (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, January 26, 2011).
www.boston.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Five pension funds to outline future,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, January 26, 2011).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “New cast of R.I. elected officials looks at unions’ lawsuit over pensions,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, January 26, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care dilemma: tap wealth in homes, or let taxpayers pay,” by Ross Gittins (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 26, 2011). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.smh.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Baby Boomers’ RRSP tax bill looms large,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 25, 2011).
www.financialpost.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Elderly Quebecers more at risk for suicide,” by Aaron Derfel (_Montreal Gazette_, January 26, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. IVORY COAST NEWS: “Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo Seizes Central Bank Offices As Pensions Are Unpaid,” by Pauline Bax and Olivier Monnier (_Bloomberg_, January 26, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. SINGAPORE NEWS: “NTUC Eldercare, Rotary to provide quality care for seniors,” by S. Ramesh (_Channel NewAsia_ [Singapore], January 26, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Tax errors put millions of pensions in jeopardy,” by Andrew Hough and Peter Hutchison (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/tax/8282613/Tax-errors-put-millions-of-pensions-in-jeopardy.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Old habits die hard for ageing addicts,” by Matthew Ford (_Guardian_ [London], January 26, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jan/26/older-drug-users-habits-die-hard…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Course correction needed for Alzheimer’s therapies, experts warn,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Stimulating the brain’s immune response may provide treatment for Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Older people struggle to drive because they see too much,” by Richard Alleyne (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8281146/Older-people-struggle-to-drive-because-they-see-too-much.html…

21. “Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, January 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Operation makes dementia patients faster and smarter,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots,” (_HealthDay_, January 26, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Free Radicals: How They Speed the Aging Process,” by David Perlmutter (_Huffington Post_, January 25, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

January 25, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2756–January 25, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2756–January 25, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “(President Barack) Obama won’t endorse raising retirement age or reducing Social Security benefits,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “(President Barack) Obama’s Social Security Dilemma,” by John Nichols (_Nation_/US National Public Radio, Jan. 25, 2011).
www.npr.org…

3. “(Former Minnesota Governor Tim) Pawlenty eyes limits on Social Security benefits,” by Philip Elliot (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Raising False Alarms,” by Bob Herbert (_New York Times_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This is a _NYT_ Op-Ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

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5. “What Will President Obama Say About Medicare?” by John Goodman (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Jan. 25, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

6. “Unflinching End-of-Life Moments,” by Brooks Barnes (_New York Times_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “With Poem, Broaching the Topic of Death,” by Ben Daitz (_New York Times_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. “It’s a bankrupt idea: Allowing states to default on their debts is the wrong way to deal with unfunded public employee pensions” (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Blowing the whistle on drug firms: A tiny pharmacy in Florida has built a lucrative niche market: filing lawsuits against drug makers that overcharge Medicare and Medicaid,” by Andrew Zajac (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) launches inquiry into Illinois pensions,” by Monique Garcia and Kathy Bergen (_Chicago Tribune_, Jan. 25, 2011).
chicagobreakingbusiness.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Mental health care providers losing more Medicare dollars,” by Sabrina Wilson (Fox8 [New Orleans] TV News, Jan. 24, 2011).
www.fox8live.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Governor Martin) O’Malley pension plan no promise of solvency,” by Jay Hancock (_Baltimore Sun_, Jan. 24, 2011).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

13. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “New pension bill is laudable, but doesn’t go far enough” (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _BG_ Editorial.
www.boston.com…

14. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Judge’s recommendation: Restore pension benefits to Duluth city retirees,” by Peter Passi (_Duluth News Tribune_, Jan. 25, 2011).
www.duluthnewstribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “You’ll make it worse, warn aged-care nurses,” by Adam Cresswell (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 25, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care dilemma: tap wealth in homes, or let taxpayers pay,” by Ross Gittins (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 26, 2011). Note: this is a _MH_ Opinion piece.
www.smh.com…

17. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “LN (_Lidove Noviny_ [Prague]: Pension reform not revolutionary” (Ceska tiskova kancelar [Czech. News Agency] via _Monitor_ [Prague], Jan. 25, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

18. DENMARK NEWS: “Denmark plans pension reform to bolster finances” (Reuters, Jan. 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

19. GREECE NEWS: “Greece will not raise retirement age further -minister” (Reuters, Jan. 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Japanese pensions costing 10% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product)” (Agence France Presse via Google News, Jan. 24, 2011).
www.google.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Teachers threatening to strike over pensions,” by Graeme Paton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 25, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8279004/Teachers-threatening-to-strike-over-pensions.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Dementia sufferers are being failed: report,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 25, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8278950/Dementia-sufferers-are-being-failed-report.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Top firms in line for 15 billion pound (23.96 billion US dollars) pensions windfall, survey shows,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 25, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/jan/24/company-pensions-index-linked…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “As Doctors Age, Worries About Their Ability Grow,” by Laurie Tarkin (_New York Times_, Jan. 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Loyola Neurologists Predict More Patients Will Suffer Stroke, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and Epilepsy” (Loyola [Illinois] University Health System news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2011).
www.loyolamedicine.org…

26. “Loyola Physician Helps Develop National Guidelines For Osteoporosis ” (Loyola [Illinois] University Health System news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 18, 2011).
www.loyolamedicine.org…

27. “Hispanic seniors less likely to be immunized against flu and pneumonia, study finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Weight loss plus walking essential for older, obese adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Brief, individualized counseling improves sleep in older adults with insomnia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Lowering blood pressure in middle-aged women reduces heart disease risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Cancer Doctors Recommend Earlier End-of-Life Care Talks,” by Serena Gordon (HealthDay News via _US News and World Report_, Jan. 25, 2011).
health.us…

January 24, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2755–January 24, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2755–January 24, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public Pension Hygiene Act” (_Wall St. Journal_, Jan. 22-23, 2011, P.A14). Note 1: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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2. “Probe Impact Felt By Pension Funds,” by Steve Eder (_Wall St. Journal_, Jan. 24, 2011, P.C1). Note : Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via 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. “Coming collapse of state pensions,” by Armstrong Williams (_Washington Times_, Jan. 23, 2011). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

4. “Poll: Boomers think retirement is a bust,” by Kevin Lenihan (_Poughkeepsie [New York] Journal_, Jan. 23, 2011).
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com…

5. “On the House: A boomer boom goes bust,” by Al Heavens (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer, Jan. 23, 2011).
articles.philly.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) senator: No pension reform, no vote on taxes,” by Steven Harmon (_Contra Costa Times_, Jan. 24, 2011).
www.contracostatimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Is (Governor Jerry) Brown dodging pension reform?” by Steven Greenhut (_Orange County Register_, Jan. 22, 2011). Note: this is an _OCR_ Opinion piece.
www.ocregister.com…

8. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Governor Martin) O’Malley proposes pension reform,” by Aaron C. Davis and John Wagner (_Washington Post_, Jan. 22, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “City (of Cincinnati) must weigh pension needs against taxpayers’,” by Barry M. Horstman (_Cincinnati Enquirer_, Jan. 23, 2011).
news.cincinnati.com…

10. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Fighting cons against the elderly” (__Washington Post_, Jan. 23, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Innovative ideas are required to fund aged care,” by Michael O’Neill (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 23, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Prime Minister Julia) Gillard told to tread lightly on aged care reform,” by James Massola (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 22, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Wealthier seniors targeted in care shake-up,” by Michael Madigan (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland, Jan. 22, 2011).
www.couriermail.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Productivity report on aged care welcome start to debate” (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _MH_ Editorial.
www.smh.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care needs a makeover,” by Lin Hatfield Dodds (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _MH_ Opinion piece.
www.smh.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Paying a high price to retire,” by Geoff Strong (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jan. 22, 2011).
www.theage.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “For-profit facilities leave seniors vulnerable,” by Margaret McGregor And Lisa Ronald (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _G and M_ Opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Do I suffer from Alzheimer’s, or is it old-timer’s?” by Janet Torge (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 24, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “How Alzheimer’s made the music die” by Linda Diebel (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 21, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/mindmood/article/926432–how-alzheimer-s-made-the-music-die…

20. GERMANY NEWS: “Brothels take caring approach to sex and the senior citizen,” by Tony Paterson (_Independent_ [London, UK], Jan. 24, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brothels-take-caring-approach-to-sex-and-the-senior-citizen-2192499.html…

21. INDIA NEWS: “Eunuch pension scheme hangs fire,” by Neelam Pandey (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi], Jan. 22, 2011).
www.hindustantimes.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing homes to be legally required to refund advance fees” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_, Jan. 23, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110122002678.htm…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “(Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Kaoru) Yosano proposes raising starting age for collecting pension benefits” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Jan. 23, 2011).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110123a8.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Robbing Peter to pay Paul’s pension,” by John Ralfe (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 23, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Rare good news on Alzheimer’s” (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 22, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

26. “Uncovering the trail behind growing too old, too soon” (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research [Singapore] press release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 23, 2011).
www.a-star.edu…

27. “Study of nutrition, Alzheimer’s links hampered by research approach” (Oregon State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2011).
oregonstate.edu…

28. “Innovations Bring Depressed Elders Back From ‘Living Hell’,” by Paul Kleyman (New America Media, Jan. 23, 2011).
newamericamedia.org…

January 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2754–January 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2754–January 21, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Poll Finds Wariness About Cutting Entitlements,” by Jackie Calmes and Dalia Sussman (_New York Times_, January 21, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Advocates react to Steny Hoyer’s Medicare warning,” by Brett Coughlin (_Politico_, January 21, 2011, Blog).
www.politico.com…

3. “HHS says three million seniors to benefit from healthcare law,” by Jason Millman (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 21, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

4. “AARP holds its fire on Social Security reform,” by Erik Wasson (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 21, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

5. “New Lives for ‘Dead’ Suburban Malls,” by Karen Stabiner (_New York Times_, January 21, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Inspired by Father, Nantz Takes Role in Alzheimer’s Research,” by Richard Sandomir (_New York Times_, January 21, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] says investments grew 12.5% in 2010,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, January 21, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. IOWA NEWS: “IPERS’ pension assets finally return to mid-2008 values,” by William Petroski (_Des Monines Register_, January 20, 2011, Blog).
blogs.desmoinesregister.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Digging out pension plans,” by Steven Syre (_Boston Globe_, January 21, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.boston.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Bloomberg Tackles Pensions,” by Henry J. Stern (_Huffington Post_, January 20, 2011, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care plan ‘HECS for elderly’,” by Yuko Narushima (_Age_ [Melbourne], January 22, 2011).
www.theage.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ageing population faces home truths,” by Stephen Lunn (_Australian_ [Sydney], January 22, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Concerns ignored, say nurses,” by Yuko Narushima (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 22, 2011).
www.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pension shortfalls persist as rates slump,” by Michael Lewis (_Toronto Star_, January 20, 2011).
www.moneyville.ca/article/925610–pension-shortfalls-persist-as-rates-slump…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Canada funds return to pre-crisis levels,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 21, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Care homes overmedicating seniors, study shows: Gerrard,” by Jen Skerritt (_Winnipeg Free Press_, January 21, 2011).
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

17. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech govt agrees on key principles of pension reform – press,” (_Ceske Noviny_ [Prague], January 21, 2011).
www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/czech-govt-agrees-on-key-principles-of-pension-reform-press/585001…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Ireland sovereign annuity plan unaffected by early election,” by Jaishree Kalia (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 21, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Ageing, insular Japan slowly discovers the benefits of immigration,” by Rick Wallace (_Australian_ [Sydney], January 22, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension system reform,” (_Asahi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], January 21, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.asahi.com…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “One man’s drive to shake up rest home care,” by Martin Johnston (_New Zealand Herald_ [Wellington], January 21, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10701071…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “F.D.A. Sees Promise in Alzheimer’s Imaging Drug,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, January 21, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Dementia Patients Hospitalized Too Often, Study Finds,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, January 20, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

24. “U.S. panel rejects Lilly dye for brain plaque,” by Susan Heavey (Reuters Health, January 20, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Controlling symptoms can lead to improved quality of life for end-of-life patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Unfolding amyloid secrets,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 20, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2753–January 20, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2753–January 20, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Bernanke and the pension crisis; How will state and federal pension plans survive in the current economy?” by Mark Thorton (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], January 19, 2011, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “MU research on teacher retirement systems timely for reform efforts,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

3. “Some discounts and deals cater to seniors,” by Candice Choi (Associated Press via _Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, January 20, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

4. “More on Moving,” by Karen Stabiner (_New York Times_, January 19, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Brown to Propose Overhaul for California’s Underfunded Pensions,” (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, January 19, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

6. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana doctors to help mentally impaired seniors avoid financial scams,” (Associated Press via _Republic_ [Columbus, Indiana], January 20, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

7. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Retirement plan official seek change,” by Will Sentell (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], January 20, 2011).
www.2theadvocate.com…

8. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Bill would shift state pensions to a 401(k)-style plan,” by Julian Walker (_Virginian-Pilot_ [Norfolk, Virginia], January 20, 2011).
hamptonroads.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Report suggests elderly need empowerment,” by Yuko Narushima (_Age_ [Melbourne], January 21, 2011).
www.theage.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Assets-test reform for aged care,” by David Uren and Lauren Wilson (_Australian_ [Sydney], January 21, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Growing number of Albertans lose pension plans: Report,” by Jason Fekete (_Calgary Herald_, January 20, 2011).
www.calgaryherald.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers, stop ruining Facebook for your kids,” by Gary Mason (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 20, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. MALTA NEWS: “No second pillar pensions this year,” by Ivan Camilleri (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], January 20, 2011).
www.timesofmalta.com…

14. POLAND NEWS: “ING Pension Fund Sees Polish Plan Curbing Stock Gains,” by Piotr Skolimowski (_Bloomberg News_, January 20, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. SINGAPORE/THAILAND NEWS: “S’pore, Thailand launch elderly care plan,” by Imelda Saad (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], January 21, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. TAIWAN NEWS: “Substandard homes for the elderly shut,” (_Taipei News_, January 21, 2011).
www.taipeitimes.com…

17. THAILAND NEWS: “Hospitals count cost of foreigners’ bills; Elderly patients often can’t pay for treatment,” (_Bangkok Post_, January 20, 2011).
www.bangkokpost.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensioners to be a further Pn 240 (US $383.81) worse off due to benefit cuts and tax rises,” by Kara Gammell (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/8269786/Pensioners-to-be-a-further-240-worse-off-due-to-benefit-cuts-and-tax-rises.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Postcode care lottery denounced as council charges soar,” by Simon Gompertz (_BBC News_, January 20, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12233899…

20. UK NEWS: “Elderly council tenants to be encouraged to downsize,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/8270209/Elderly-council-tenants-to-be-encouraged-to-downsize.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study,” (_HealthDay_, January 19, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Vitamin E may increase the life expectancy of restricted groups of men,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Are positive emotions good for your health in old age?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 19, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2752–January 19, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2752–January 19, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Insurers profit on Medicare float,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Jan. 19, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare preventive coverage conflicts with experts,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, Jan. 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Medicare’s policy on therapy comes under attack,” by Judith Graham (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 19, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Sicker Quicker, Broke Faster: Seniors’ Fate If Health Law Is Repealed, by Marilyn Moon (Center for American Progress via New America Media, Jan. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _CAP_ Commentary piece.
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona lawmakers work to reform state’s 4 pension systems,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Jan. 19, 2011).
www.azcentral.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calif. Health Advocates Decry ‘Painful’ Cuts for Seniors,” by Paul Kleyman (New America Media, Jan. 16, 2011).
newamericamedia.org…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “SF pension costs jump 20 million dollars,” by Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Jan. 19, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension costs weighty: (San Bernardino) County must grapple with 16.4 million dollar debt,” by Joe Nelson (_Contra Costa Times_, Jan. 19, 2011).
www.contracostatimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Some on (San Diego city) council cautious on pension approach,” by Jen Lebron Kuhney (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Jan. 19, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

10. KANSAS NEWS: “State employee retirement plan 7.7 billion dollars underfunded” (_McPherson Sentinel_, Jan. 19, 2011).
www.mcphersonsentinel.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “(Governor Deval) Patrick proposal would reshape public pensions,” by Michael Levenson (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 19, 2011).
www.boston.com…

12. UTAH NEWS: “The Utah Pension Model” (_Wall St. Journal_, Jan. 19, 2011, P. A14). 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.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Bonds back on aged care agenda,” by Lauren Wilson (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 20, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Brits (British ex-patriots) reject pension policy change,” by Paul Osborne (Australian Associated Press via _Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 19, 2011).
news.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Corporations gun-shy over pension liabilities,” by Julius Melnitzer (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jan. 19, 2011).
www.nationalpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Companies face future pension litigation,” by Jim Middlemiss (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jan. 19, 2011).
www.nationalpost.com…

17. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “(Weekly) _Tyden_: Czechs to pay more for elderly homes” (Ceska tiskova kancelar [Czech News Agency] via _Monitor_ [Prague], Jan. 19, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

18. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary Special Levies, Pension Move Cause for Concern, IMF (International Monetary Fund) Says,” by Boris Groendahl and Edith Balaz (Bloomberg News, Jan. 18, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. RUSSIA NEWS: “(Prime Minister Vladimir) Putin promises higher military pensions in 2012” (RIA Novosti, Jan. 19, 2011).
en.rian.ru/russia/20110119/162207850.html…

20. SPAIN NEWS: “Spanish Government confident of backing for pension reform” (Euskal Irrati Telebista [Basque Radio-Television] news, Jan. 19, 2011).
www.eitb.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Elderly are left 700 pounds (1116.86 US dollars) a year worse off as inflation jumps,” by Harry Wallop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/interestrates/8267234/Elderly-are-left-700-a-year-worse-off-as-inflation-jumps.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Barclays (PLC, global financial services corporation) faces huge fine over investment sales,” by James Moore (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 19, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/barclays-faces-huge-fine-over-investment-sales-2187914.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Think about pensions, workers told” (Press Association via Google News, Jan. 19, 2011).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Two Tests Could Aid in Risk Assessment and Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, Jan. 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) Skeptical About Detecting Alzheimer’s,” by Jennifer Corbett Dooren (_Wall St. Journal_, Jan. 19, 2011, P. D2). 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.

26. “Escitalopram Linked to Significant Reduction in Menopausal Hot Flashes,” by Kate Johnson (Medscape Medical News, Jan. 18, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Pitt (University of Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] study: End-of-life decisions take longer if patient hasn’t shared wishes with family” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Wayne State University study predicts risk of memory loss in healthy, older adults” (Wayne State University [Detroit, Michigan] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2011).
research.wayne.edu…

29. “Unfolding pathogenesis in Parkinson’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Youth adapt faster than seniors to unexpected events” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Imaging procedure can identify biomarker associated with Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Lower biomarker levels, less education associated with greater cognitive decline” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Selective estrogen signaling key to postmenopausal risk of obesity” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 18, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2751–January 18, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2751–January 18, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Cellphones for seniors and cheap service are in easy reach,” by Gregory Karp (_Los Angeles Times_, January 17, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

2. “Where is retirement headed? The story differs with each retiree,” by John Yemma (_Christian Science Monitor_, January 18, 2011, Blog). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “Keep Your Voice, Even at the End of Life,” by Jane E. Brady (_New York Times_, January 18, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Making End-Of-Life Decisions Is Hard On Family Members,” by Michelle Andrews (_Kaiser Health News_, January 18, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “U.S. laws a barrier for advance directives: study,” by Amy Norton (_Reuters_, January 17, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Grappling with the emotional toll of caring for a spouse in failing health,” by Nicole Santa Cruz (_Los Angeles Times_, January 18, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Free rides for seniors now up to Quinn,” by Stephen Di Benedetto (_Chicago Sun-Times_, January 17, 2011).
www.suntimes.com…

8. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Retirees Lend A Hand To Refugees In Fargo, N.D.,” by Jennifer Ludden (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing January 17, 2011, MP3 and Flash player format, running time 5 minutes 59 seconds).
www.npr.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CHILE NEWS: “Chile’s Pension Reserve Fund gains investment leeway,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 18, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

10. CHINA NEWS: “China trying to force children to visit aging parents,” by Tralee Pearce (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 17, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. JAPAN NEWS: “Japanese pensions set to boost developing markets exposures,” by David Walker (_Global Pensions_ [London], January 18, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. JAPAN NEWS: “Making shopping possible; People in remote areas, elderly to benefit from subsidized programs,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], January 17, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110115003029.htm…

13. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Insurers cater to an aging citizenry,” by Lee Jung-yoon (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], January 19, 2011).
joongangdaily.joins.com…

14. UK NEWS: “Early Alzheimer’s sufferers to get new drugs after u-turn,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8264049/Early-Alzheimers-sufferers-to-get-new-drugs-after-u-turn.html…

15. UK NEWS: “Pledge that hospitals will improve care for the elderly,” by Nigel Morri (_Independent_ [London], January 17, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/pledge-that-hospitals-will-improve-care-for-the-elderly-2186290.html…

16. WORLD NEWS: “How retirement is being reinvented worldwide,” by Mark Trumbull (_Christian Science Monitor_, January 16, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Brain’s ‘autopilot’ provides insight into early development of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Adult ADHD significantly increases risk of common form of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “FDA staff questions Lilly drug for Alzheimer’s test,” by Susan Heavey (_Reuters_, January 18, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

20. “Health care reform can help align preventive care recommendations with Medicare coverage,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “When All Isn’t Enough to Foil Alzheimer’s,” by Nancy Sterns Bercaw (_New York Times_, January 18, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Sluggish? Confused? Boost Your Vitamin B-12,” by Melinda Beck (_Wall St. Journal_, January 18, 2011, P. D1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title 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.

23. “Scientists stop prostate cancer spreading in mice,” by Julie Medew (_Age_ [Melbourne], January 19, 2011).
www.theage.com…

24. “New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, January 18, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “New Osteoporosis Screening Recommendations Issued,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, January 17, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Beyond improving Parkinson’s symptoms, does deep brain stimulation stall their progression?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Worsening Depression Adds to Heart Failure Risks: Study,” (_HealthDay_, January 17, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Uric acid may increase likelihood of severe osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Many Baby Boomers race to keep fit, put focus on staying in shape,” by David Leon Moore (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 16, 2011).
www.us…

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