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May 31, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2841–May 31, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2841–May 31, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Plan for Payments Irks Hospitals,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_ May 31, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Rep(resentative) (Paul) Ryan’s Dubious Sales Pitch” (_New York Times_ May 30, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “How the GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) could rescue Medicare reform,” by Michael Gerson (_Washington Post_ May 30, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Op Ed piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “(Republican Presidential candidate Tim) Pawlenty touts Medicare proposal during Iowa trip” (Associated Press, May 30, 2011).
www.google.com…

5. “Woman selling ‘suicide kits’ reignites right-to-die debate,” by Richard Marosi (_Los Angeles Times_, May 31, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Study: Closing tax breaks for retirement would do little to help budget,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_ May 30, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Younger Boomers reinvent their work lives, love lives,” by Gail Sheehy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 31, 2011).
yourlife.us…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Unions win as Illinois lawmakers put off pension reform until fall,” by Dave McKinney (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 31, 2011).
www.suntimes.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. pension fund trade inquiry underway,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, May 31, 2011).
www.boston.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada’s double-dipping pension law under fire” (Associated Press via _Nevada Appeal_ [Carson City], May 30, 2011).
www.nevadaappeal.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “Fight goes on in PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System) pension decision” (_Salem Statesman Journal_, May 30, 2011).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “The quiet menace: Self-neglect, the most common mistreatment among Houston’s elderly, is a growing threat as baby boomers age,” by Renee C. Lee (_Houston Chronicle_, May 30, 2011).
www.chron.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Falling seniors: A preventable problem, a ‘huge health burden’,” by Carly Weeks (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 30, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada faces 1.6-billion dollar (1.64 billion US dollars) pension bill,” by Brent Jang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 31, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian employers ‘more committed’ to defined benefit pension plans than global counterparts” (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], May 29, 2011).
www.vancouversun.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Majority has no retirement plan, but working longer a bad alternative,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 30, 2011). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Nine out of 10 women face poverty in retirement,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 31, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/latest-news/nine-out-of-10-women-face-poverty-in-retirement-2661554.html…

18. MALAYSIA NEWS: “68 Per Cent Of Malaysians Worried About Retirement – HSBC (Holdings PLC) Survey Shows” (Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency, May 30, 2011).
www.bernama.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Poll shows support for retirement age increase,” by Audrey Young (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 30, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10728881…

20. PAKISTAN NEWS: “‘Handsome’ raise in salary, pension in budget 2011-12” (_Daily Times_ [Karachi, Sind], May 31, 2011).
www.dailytimes.com…\05\31\story_31-5-2011_pg1_1

21. RUSSIA NEWS: “Retirement Age Won’t Go Up Yet” (Interfax via _Times_ [Moscow], May 31, 2011).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

22. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Baby boomers face more time alone,” by Robert Lee (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], May 31, 2011).
www.koreaherald.com…

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23. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Clashes over Sri Lanka pension plan hurt 23,” by Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal (Reuters, May 30, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

24. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Private Sector pension scheme suspended” (_Sunday Times_ [Colombo], May 30, 2011).
www.sundaytimes.lk/index.php/latest/7795-ftz-workers-to-be-kept-out-of-pension-scheme…

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25. THAILAND NEWS: “Housing programme supports Bangkok’s elderly” (_Post_ [Bangkok], May 31, 2011).
www.bangkokpost.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Paying towards old-age care ‘should be compulsory’,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 31, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/longtermcare/8546893/Paying-towards-old-age-care-should-be-compulsory.html…

27. UK NEWS: “New pension rules ‘risk a mis-selling scandal’,” by James Kirkup and Holly Watt (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 31, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8546698/New-pension-rules-risk-a-mis-selling-scandal.html…

28. UK NEWS: “‘Billions needed’ to care for elderly” (_Yorkshire Post_ [Leeds], May 31, 2011).
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/billions_needed_to_care_for_elderly_1_3431092…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “California scientists discover how vitamins and minerals may prevent age-related diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 31, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Difficulties in diagnosing dementia type” (Lund [Sweden] University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 31, 2011).
www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24890&news_item=5614…

31. “Breaking the fracture cycle through effective and coordinated models of care” (International Osteoporosis Foundation via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 31, 2011).
www.iofbonehealth.org…

32. “Arrowing in on Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Attitudes toward end-of-life care: A survey of cancer patients and others in Korea” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Noncoding RNA (ribonucleic acid) may promote Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 27, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2840–May 27, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2840–May 27, 2011

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NOTE!! There will be no CAAR E-Clippings Monday, May 30, 2011, due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US. This service will resume Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare and Mediscares,” by Paul Krugman (_New York Times_ May 27, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Op Ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Survival Guide,” by David Brooks (_New York Times_ May 27, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Op Ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “(Senator Mitch) McConnell says Medicare to be part of deficit deal” (Reuters Health, May 27, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Thanks to Medicare, Democrats (Party) Are Winning the Message War,” by Beth Reinhard (_Atlantic_, May 27, 2011).
www.theatlantic.com…

5. “Once Again, We Cannot Pay For Social Security By Ending the Bush Tax Cuts on High Earners,” by Megan McArdle (_Atlantic_, May 26, 2011).
www.theatlantic.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Mayor Edwin M.) Lee’s Pension Agreement Begins to Set the Terms for City’s (San Francisco) Mayoral Race,” by Elizabeth Lesly Stevens and Gerry Shih (_New York Times_ May 27, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Gov(ernor). Rick Scott signs pension reform into law,” by Katie Sanders (_St. Petersburg Times_, May 27, 2011).
www.tampabay.com…

8. GEORGIA NEWS: “Glare of Atlanta pension fight gets hotter,” by Ernie Suggs (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, May 27, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “House (of Representatives) panel OKs changing pension system for current public workers,” by Dave McKinney  And Stephen Di Benedetto (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 27, 2011).
www.suntimes.com…

10. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Public pension disclosure heads to high court,” by Beth LaMontagne Hall (_Manchester Union-Leader_, May 27, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

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11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Fix pensions this year” (_Providence Journal_, May 27, 2011). Note: this is a _PJ_ Editorial.
www.projo.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “How to fix R.I. pension mess,” by Grafton Willey IV (_Providence Journal_, May 27, 2011). Note: this is a _PJ_ Opinion piece.
www.projo.com…

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13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Green Bay’s boomers may fuel senior housing bust,” by Scott Williams (_Green Bay Press Gazette_, May 27, 2011).
www.greenbaypressgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Great pension crisis becomes forgotten issue,” by Carol Goar (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 27, 2011). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada unions join up in pension fight,” by Brent Jang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 26, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Pilot project aims to make Shanghai homes more elderly friendly,” by Kristine Lim (channelnewsasia.com…, May 27, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “China Conducts Law Enforcement Inspections to Help the Elderly” (Xinhua via China Radio International, May 27, 2011).
english.cri.cn/6909/2011/05/27/2021s639847.htm…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions industry unlikely to cope with sustained attacks,” by Pat McArdle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 27, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “(Labour Party TD Tommie) Broughan uneasy at levy on pensions,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 27, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retirement costs fuel teacher cut fears,” by Claire Trevett (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 27, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10728386…

21. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Kirk (Church of Scotland) in crisis as three out of four ministers approach retirement,” by Craig Brown (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], May 27, 2011).
www.scotsman.com…

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22. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Private Sector Pension a viable option: P.B (Secretary to the Treasury, Dr. P. B Jayasundara),” by Nabeela Hussain (_Daily Mirror_ [Colombo], May 27, 2011).
print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/45196.html…

23. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Protesters vow to surround Sri Lanka parliament if private sector pension fund passed” (colombopage.com…, May 27, 2011).
www.colombopage.com…

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24. UK NEWS: “Pensioners stage Question Time demo” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Antrim/Down, Northern Ireland], May 27, 2011).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/pensioners-stage-question-time-demo-16004693.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Cost of public sector pensions has fallen, say MPs (members of Parliament),” by Anna Codrea-Rado (_Guardian_ [London], May 27, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2011/may/27/pac-pensions-reform-costs-reduced…

26. UK NEWS: “One big, happy family: The three-generation household is making a comeback,” by Angela Neustatter (_Independent_ [London], May 27, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/house-and-home/property/one-big-happy-family-the-threegeneration-household-is-making-a-comeback-2289640.html…

27. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) nurses think care of elderly is ‘beneath them’,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8538433/NHS-nurses-think-care-of-elderly-is-beneath-them.html…

28. VENEZUELA NEWS: “Venezuela Shakes Up PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela SA) Board After Pension Fund Losses” (Bloomberg News via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, May 26, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “High risk of Parkinson’s disease for people exposed to pesticides near workplace ” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Cancer cells accelerate aging and inflammation in the body to drive tumor growth” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. TGen (Translational Genomics Research Institute) study identifies compounds that could slow down Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Aging, obsolete cells prime the lungs for pneumonia” (University of Texas-San Antonio Health Sciences Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2011).
www.uthscsa.edu…

33. “Neurologix (Incorporated) presents 1-year data from phase 2 study of NLX-P101 in Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Elderly more susceptible to lies than young people: New Zealand study” (Xinhua [Beijing, China], May 27, 2011).
news.xinhuanet.com…

May 26, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2839–May 26, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2839–May 26, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Democrats Put G.O.P. on Spot as Medicare Plan Fails,” by Jennifer Steinhauer (_New York Times_, May 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Will Republicans learn the lesson of NY-26 loss?” by Dan Balz (_Washington Post_, May 26, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an analysis piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Clinton on Medicare’s Role in New York House Race; Prospects for Budget Deal,” by Beth Summers (_Public Broadcasting Corporation’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer_, show airing May 25, 2011).
www.pbs.org…

4. “Is any Medicare reform plan political suicide?” by Jason Millman (_Politico_, May 26, 2011).
www.politico.com…

5. “Squandering Medicare’s Money,” by Rita F. Redberg (_New York Times_, May 26, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Despite Kathy Hochul’s win in New York, Medicare can’t be ignored,” (_Los Angeles Times_, May 26, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.latimes.com…

7. “Retirement plans struggle with annuity issue,” by Daisy Maxey (_MarketWatch_, May 26, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

8. “Stern Advice: Retirement number that’s changing the debate,” by Linda Stern (_Reuters_, May 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Workers face tough pension choices under Ill. plan,” by Christopher Wills (Associated Press via _Forbes_, May 26, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

10. MARYLAND/VIRGINIA NEWS: “Graying population of residents is set to drain health, retirement funding in DC’s suburbs,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, May 26, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “Boomers booming in Oregon, according to census,” by Chris Hagan (_Statesmen-Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], May 26, 2011).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

12. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Census data shows boomers making wake in state, region,” by Nich Penzenstadler (_Rapid City Journal_, May 26, 2011).
www.rapidcityjournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation levy ‘unfair’ for smaller funds,” by Rachel Alembakis (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 26, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing homes not meeting provincial goals: report,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, May 25, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/05/25/ns-cbdha-wait-time-study.html…

15. CHINA NEWS: “Ageing population worries Shanghai,” by Kristine Lim (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 26, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension reform proposals in doubt,” by Claire Compton (_Prague Post_, May 25, 2011).
www.praguepost.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly in limbo over care-home cash crisis,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 26, 2011).
www.independent.ie/health/latest-news/elderly-in-limbo-over-carehome-cash-crisis-2658176.html…

18. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Retirement age dilemma,” by Raul J. Palabrica Jr. (_Philippine Daily Inquirer_ [Manila], May 26, 2011).
business.inquirer.net…

19. UK NEWS: “Public sector pension policy criticised by MPs,” (_BBC News_, May 26, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13562230…

20. UK NEWS: “Hospitals failing to provide basic care for elderly,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8536172/Hospitals-failing-to-provide-basic-care-for-elderly.html…

21. UK NEWS: “”Ostrich generation” neglecting pensions – HSBC,” by Cecilia Valente (_Reuters_, May 26, 2011).
uk.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Extra Calcium May Not Do Older Women Much Good,” by Nancy Shute (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing May 25, 2011, MP3 and Flash format, running time 3 minutes 37 seconds).
www.npr.org…

23. “Stress may increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Cognitive decline incidence higher in Southern stroke belt,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Large NIH funded rehabilitation study looks at getting stroke patients back on their feet,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Colorado survey finds aging drivers support mandatory retesting to get license,” by Michael Booth (_Denver Post_, May 26, 2011).
www.denverpost.com…

May 25, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2838–May 25, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2838–May 25, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Experts defend Medicare board,” by Sarah Kliff (_Politico_, May 25, 2011).
www.politico.com…

2. “Medicare proposal may have cost GOP a House seat in New York,” by Kathleen B. Hennessey (_Los Angeles Times_, May 24, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Republicans defend Medicare plan after setback,” by Andy Sullivan (_Reuters_, May 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Wait! Paul Ryan has a point,” by Matt Miller (_Washington Post_, May 25, 2011). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Baby Boomers fear outliving retirement savings,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 24, 2011).
www.us…

6. “Outlook “mixed” for public pension funds: study,” by Jim Christie (_Reuters_, May 24, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Reduced investment fees help CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] save $963m,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 25, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

8. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Beshear’s office sought meetings for political allies at pension agency,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, May 25, 2011).
www.kentucky.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Raimondo reaches out to deliver pension message,” by Barbara Polichetti and Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, May 25, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Gen Y finds working with boomers a chore,” by Pia Akerman (_Australian_ [Sydney], May 26, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

11. BERMUDA NEWS: “Seniors are struggling warns charity,” by Nadia Arandjelovic (_Royal Gazette_ [Hamilton], May 25, 2011).
www.royalgazette.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario to set up system to find missing seniors,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, May 25, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/05/25/ontario-seniors-missing554.html…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Minister says financing Fair Deal still a problem,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 25, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan: elderly engineers want ‘final mission’ to Fukushima,” by Danielle Demetriou (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 25, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/8534808/Japan-elderly-engineers-want-final-mission-to-Fukushima.html…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: “Gov’t labor pension fund to invest in large local employers,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], May 25, 2011).
www.chinapost.com…

16. WALES NEWS: “Alcohol Concern Cymru in drinking ‘epidemic’ claim row,” (_BBC News_, May 25, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13503442…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Recycling of Alzheimer’s proteins could be key to new treatments,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Could ‘Extreme’ Low-Cal Diets Bring Longer, Healthier Life?” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, May 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

19. “More Primary Care Docs in a Community Equals Healthier Seniors,” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, May 24, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure,” (_HealthDay_, May 24, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “A Memory Tonic for the Aging Brain,” by Gretchen Reynolds (_New York Times_, May 25, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Mount Sinai researchers show reduced ability of the aging brain to respond to experience,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Increasing daily calcium will not reduce the risk of fractures in later life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Unnecessary Colon Screenings for Elderly Patients,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, May 25, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

25. “Brisk walking could improve prostate cancer outcomes,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 24, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2837–May 24, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2837–May 24, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “AP-GfK Poll: Medicare doesn’t have to be cut,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, May 23, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

2. “The GOP’s Medicare headache,” by Eugene Robinson (_Washington Post_, May 24, 2011). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Putnam CEO: Protect retirement savings tax breaks,” by Ross Kerber (_Reuters_, May 24, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

4. “As America Ages, A Push To Make Streets Safer,” by Jennifer Ludden (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing May 24, 2011, MP3 and Flash Player format, running time 3 minutes 46 seconds).
www.npr.org…

5. “Fear, distrust prevent older boomers from making retirement decisions,” by Eileen Ambrose (_Baltimore Sun_, May 23, 2011).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

6. “So Much for a “Best 401(k) Plan” Ranking: Apparently It’s None of Your Business,” by Jane White (_Huffington Post_, May 24, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “Retirement And The Recession: Savings Destroyed For One Out Of Four Older Workers, Says AARP Survey,” by Arthur Delaney (_Huffington Post_, May 24, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Rich or poor, older adults like to give,” by Maria Garrett (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, May 24, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Gifts to state pension officials are under investigation,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, May 24, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Negotiators: Vested NH workers to retain pension benefits,” by Tom Fahey (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], May 24, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Elder abuse, exploitation reports rise in Asheville,” by Nanci Bompey (_Asheville Citizen-Times_, May 23, 2011).
www.citizen-times.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pittsburgh pension fund still precarious, auditor general says,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, May 24, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Raimondo gets high marks for inclusion in plan to fix pension system,” by Mike Stanton (_Providence Journal_, May 24, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation growth fund returns flat in April,” by Rachel Alembakis (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 24, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

15. HUNGARY NEWS: “Pension reforms dubbed an ‘open declaration of war’,” (_Budapest Times_, May 23, 2011).
www.budapesttimes.hu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19191&Itemid=221…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension funds to avoid levy by moving offshore,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 24, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/pension-funds-to-avoid-levy-by-moving-offshore-2655127.html…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “State takes just Euro 333,000 (US $463,782) under nursing homes’ care costs plan,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 24, 2011).
www.independent.ie/health/latest-news/state-takes-just-euro333000-under-nursing-homes-care-costs-plan-2655166.html…

18. NIGERIA NEWS: “Retirement Age Bill: Varsity Workers Threaten Strike,” by Linda Eroke (_This Day_ [Lagos], May 24, 2011).
www.thisdaylive.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensions minister criticises cash incentives for scheme transfers,” by Jill Papworth (_Guardian_ [London], May 24, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/may/24/pensions-minister-cash-incentives-scheme-transfers…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “2 Studies in Conflict on Growth of Bone,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, May 23, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “When to Treat Prostate Cancer?” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, May 23, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Moderate drinking in old protects against dementia,” by Richard Alleyne (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 24, 2011).
www.independent.ie/health/latest-news/moderate-drinking-in-old-protects-against-dementia-2655305.html…

23. “More focus needed on mental health triage in disaster preparedness, Johns Hopkins bioethicists urge,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 23, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2836–May 23, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2836–May 23, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Haunted by Their Medicare Vote” (_New York Times_ May 22, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Mass(achusetts). Sen(ator). Scott Brown rejects Medicare overhaul plan, says he will not support (US House Member Paul) Ryan budget,” by (Associated Press via _Washington Post_ May 23, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Republicans (Party) suggest deal possible on healthcare,” by Andy Sullivan (Reuters Health, May 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Democrats’ (Party) Medicare Attacks Show They Think Voters Are Stupid,” by Mary Kate Cary (_US News and World Report_ blog, May 21, 2011).
www.us…

5. “Medicare problems are many but solvable,” by Robert Bennett (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], May 23, 2011).
www.deseretnews.com…

6. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Medicare plan asks seniors to pay more,” by Brian Tumulty (_Rochester [New York] Democrat and Chronicle_, May 21, 2011).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

7. “(Republican Party Presidential candidate Mitt) Romney blasts (President Barack) Obama on lack of Medicare plan, but offers sparse details of his own,” by Matt Viser (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe, May 21, 2011).
articles.boston.com…

8. “Federal workers late to feel pension pinch,” by Lisa Rein and Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_, May 21, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “Pensions compared,” by Laura Stanton (_Washington Post_, May 21, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. “Baby Boomers war against aging,” by Glenda Smith (_Cabarrus County [North Carolina] Independent Tribune_, May 22, 2011).
www2.independenttribune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension data: A win for the public,” by Joyce Terhaar (_Sacramento Bee_, May 22, 2011). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose pension problem is real; bargaining promise is hollow” (_San Jose Mercury News_, May 22, 2011). Note: This is a _SJMN_ Editorial.
www.mercurynews.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Teacher pensions: How problematic are they?” by Shanna McCord and Cathy Kelly _San Jose Mercury News_, May 22, 2011).
www.mercurynews.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “‘Showtime’ as deadline on (San Francisco) pension reform nears,” by John Cote and Michael Cabanatuan (_San Francisco Chronicle_, May 23, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

15. FLORIDA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t. agencies plug budget holes with pension ‘savings’,” by Dinah Voyles Pulver (_Daytona Beach News-Journal_, May 22, 2011).
www.news-journalonline.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension measure still in mix for Legislature,” by Chris Wetterich (_Peoria Journal Star_, May 23, 2011).
www.pjstar.com…

17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Mayor Dave) Bing: Detroit’s deficit reduction needs more changes to pensions,” by Leonard N. Fleming (_Detroit News_, May 23, 2011).
www.detnews.com…

18. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minneapolis’ pension tension,” by Steve Brandt (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, May 22, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

19. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “House, Senate negotiators debate pension changes,” by Garry Rayno (_Manchester Union Leader_, May 21, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

20. NEW YORK NEWS: “As (US) House (of Representatives) Race Narrows, Interest Nationally Widens,” by Raymond Hernandez (_New York Times_ May 23, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “State Republicans (Party) tout pension reforms,” by Eric Dama (_Norman Transcript_, May 21, 2011).
normantranscript.com…

22. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “The Pension puzzle: Growing debt,” by Paul Edward Parker (_Providence Journal_, May 22, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Set-top box scheme ‘wastes 308 million (dollars)’ (328.1 million US dollars),” by Tim Vollmer (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 24, 2011).
www.heraldsun.com…

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia nursing blowout,” by Frances Stewart (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], May 22, 2011).
www.canberratimes.com…

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Police pension blowout – cops’ 1 million dollar (1.065 million US dollars) stress relief,” by Bruce McDougall and Joe Hildebrand (_Telegraph_ [Sydney, New South Wales, May 21, 2011).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

26. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(State of Victoria) Ambulance trips for elderly soar by 75 per cent,” by Julia Medew (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 23, 2011).
www.theage.com…

27. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech analysts disagree on second pillar of pension system” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech Press Agency via ceskynoviny.cz, May 22, 2011).
www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/czech-analysts-disagree-on-second-pillar-of-pension-system/640984…

28. GERMANY NEWS: “Poverty among the German elderly on the rise” (Deutsche Welle via _Times_ [Tehran, Iran], May 22, 2011).
www.tehrantimes.com…

29. HUNGARY NEWS: “Government in pensions trap,” by Attila Juhasz (_Times_ [Budapest], May 22, 2011).
www.budapesttimes.hu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19161&Itemid=220…

30. IRELAND NEWS: “Consultants warn pension levy may close schemes,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 23, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

31. SCOTLAND NEWS: “5000 Capital women face working longer for pension,” by Ian Swanson (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], May 21, 2011).
news.scotsman.com…

32. UK NEWS: “OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development): huge elderly care bill threatens family ties,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8501333/OECD-huge-elderly-care-bill-threatens-family-ties.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Doctors quit gold-plated pensions,” by John Greenwood (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 21, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8526449/Doctors-quit-gold-plated-pensions.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Millions of workers to wait extra 4 months to retire,” by Myra Butterworth and Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 21, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8524486/Millions-of-workers-to-wait-extra-4-months-to-retire.html…

35. UK NEWS: “Why should women have to lose their retirement income?” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], May 21, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/simon-read-why-should-women-have-to-lose-their-retirement-income-2287034.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Pensions ‘will offload 20 billion pounds (32.45 billion US dollars) liabilities’,” by Paul J. Davies (_Financial Times_ [London], May 23, 2011). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

37. UK NEWS: “Risks in regulating pensions further,” by Pauline Skypala (_Financial Times_ [London], May 23, 2011). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

38. UK NEWS: “Travel insurers snub the elderly,” by Holly Thomas (_Sunday Express_ [London], May 22, 2011).
www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/248122/Travel-insurers-snub-the-elderly…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

39. “Mushroom compound suppresses prostate tumours” (Queensland University of Technology [Brisbane, Australia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2011).
www.news.qut.edu…

40. “USC (University of Southern California) research determines apparent genetic link to prostate cancer in African-American men” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “A direct path for understanding and treating brittle bones” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Ulcer bacteria may contribute to development of Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “‘The Potential to Modify the Course of Parkinson’s Disease'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Baby Boomers Becoming The Replacement Generation” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, May 23, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

May 20, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2835–May 20, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2835–May 20, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Get ready for Social Security, Medicare meltdowns,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, May 19, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “Hospitals decry proposed Medicare, Medicaid cuts,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], May 20, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “A prescription to fix Medicare,” by Michael O. Leavitt (_Washington Post_, May 20, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Bill would make it tougher for workers to tap 401(k),” (CNNMoney via _Chicago Tribune_, May 19, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

5. “How many federal and postal employees are eligible to retire?” by Ed O’Keefe and Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_, May 19, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “U.S. teachers’ union endorses action on pension abuses,” by Wendell Marsh (_Reuters_, May 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bill targets anti-fraud requirement in home aid program,” by Patrick McGreevy (_Los Angeles Times_, May 20, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “House panel approves bill requiring state workers to pay more toward retirement,” by Jan Moller (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], May 19, 2011).
www.nola.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Nursing-home war hints at nepotism,” by Candice Candisky (_Columbus Dispatch_, May 20, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Poll: Most in R.I. don’t want nursing home funds cut,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, May 20, 2011).
www.projo.com…

11. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Va. urged to develop plan for an aging population,” by Luz Lazo (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, May 20, 2011).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “CPPIB aims to be a seller, not a buyer,” by Tara Perkins (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 19, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Proposal could see pension costs rise by 50%,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 20, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Praise for pension valuation option but opposition remains strong,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 20, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Demand for scheme ‘far outstripped’ anticipation,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 20, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Dutch pension manager to double infrastructure assets,” by Greg Roumeliotis (_Reuters_, May 20, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “NZ budget includes lower tax credit, higher contribution to KiwiSaver,” by Rachel Alembakis (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 20, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “KiwiSaver still a good bet for retirement,” by Jenni Mcmanus (BusinessDay via _Stuff_, May 20, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/budget-2011/5029072/KiwiSaver-still-a-good-bet-for-retirement…

19. SLOVENIA NEWS: “No Slovenia Pension Overhaul Would Boost Debt, Central Bank Says,” by Boris Cerni (_Bloomberg_, May 20, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “No. of elderly weddings doubles in 10 years,” by Cynthia J. Kim (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], May 20, 2011).
www.koreaherald.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Government poised to make deepest cuts ever to public sector pensions,” by Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/may/19/public-sector-pension-cuts-retirement…

22. UK NEWS: “Workers to be asked to save for cost of care in old age,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8522500/Workers-to-be-asked-to-save-for-cost-of-care-in-old-age.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Enlarged prostate: Study demonstrates immediate and long-term benefits of laser treatment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Driving Skills Do Ebb With Age: Study,” by Ellin Holohan (_HealthDay_, May 20, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 19, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2834–May 19, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2834–May 19, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(US Senator Harry) Reid to push vote on GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Medicare plan,” by Fredreka Schouten (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 19, 2011).
www.us…

2. “Student loans, gov(ernmen)’t pensions eyed by budgeteers” (Associated Press via Google News, May 19, 2011).
www.google.com…

3. “Unions, (US Representative Gerry E.) Connolly speak out against pension proposal,” by Lisa Rein (_Washington Post_ May 19, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Nation’s seniors surge in three clusters,” by Haya El Nasser (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 18, 2011).
www.us…

5. “Healthcare ills infect 2012-bound Republicans,” by Patricia Zengerle (Reuters Health, May 18, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

6. “America’s Retirement Insecurity,” by Jim Worth (Huffingtonpost.com… blog, May 18, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “Who exactly are these affluent elderly?” by Robert J. Samuelson (_Washington Post via Tulsa [Oklahoma] World_, May 19, 2011). Note: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.tulsaworld.com…

8. “End-of-Life Care Differs Between U.S., Canada, Study Finds” (healthdaynews.com… via _US News and World Report_, May 18, 2011).
health.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Francisco’s Mayor (Ed) Lee plans pension measure with or without labor agreement,” by Joshua Sabatini (_San Francisco Examiner_, May 19, 2011).
www.sfexaminer.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Some Minneapolis cops could get pension of 64,000 dollars a year,” by Steve Brandt (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, May 19, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “(Kansas) City pension news is going from bad to much worse,” by Yael T. Abouhalkah (_Kansas City Star_, May 19, 2011). Note: this is a _KCS_ Commentary piece.
www.kansascity.com…

12. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “(Superior Court) Judge: N.H. can change share of pension fund,” by Elizabeth Dinan (seacostonline.com…, May 19, 2011).
www.seacoastonline.com…

13. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Firefighters protest pension reform forum,” by Pat Grossmith (_Manchester Union-Leader_, May 19, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC (New York City) offers discount card for prescription drugs,” by Joan Gralla (Reuters Health, May 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Ex-Liberal (Party) leader avoids prison: Ailing Raymond Harding gets slap in pension case,” by Michael Gormley (Associated Press via _Albany Times-Union_, May 19, 2011).
www.timesunion.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(General Treasurer Gina) Raimondo talks to Chamber (of Commerce) about state pension crisis,” by Jim Baron (_Woonsocket Call_, May 18, 2011).
www.woonsocketcall.com…

17. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “W.Va. slow to create electronic system for end-of-life care wishes,” by Veronica Nett (_Charleston Gazette_, May 18, 2011).
sundaygazettemail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. EUROPE NEWS: “(German Chancellor Angela) Merkel ‘short-sighted’ on retirement: unions chief” (Agence France Press via Google News, May 19, 2011).
www.google.com…

19. CYPRUS NEWS: “(Finance Minister Charilaos) Stavrakis pledge to solve pensions quagmire,” by George Psyllides (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], May 19, 2011).
www.cyprus-mail.com…

20. GERMANY NEWS: “Top German economists urge higher pension age, more immigration,” by Gonna Ketels (Agence France Presse/Deutsche Presse-Agentur/Reuters via Deutsche Welle, May 19, 2011).
www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0…,,15089189,00.html

21. IRELAND NEWS: “No funds left for nursing home care scheme,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 19, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Make efforts to untangle housewives’ pensions” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], May 18, 2011). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T110518004601.htm…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “More cuts will fund public service retirement” (_Otago Daily Times_ [Dunedin], May 19, 2011).
www.odt.co.nz/news/politics/161187/more-cuts-will-fund-public-service-retirement-psa…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seoul to extend services for 217,000 elderly living alone,” by Lee Ji-yoon (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], May 19, 2011).
www.koreaherald.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Threat to civil servants’ pensions undermines contract with the state,” by Jonathan Baume (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2011/may/19/civil-servants-pensions-contract-state…

26. UK NEWS: “Trade union warns of public sector pension scheme ‘meltdown’,” by Anna Codrea-Rado (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2011/may/19/local-government-pension-meltdown…

27. UK NEWS: “Retirement income gender gap to widen,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], May 19, 2011). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

28. UK NEWS: “State pension age protest–in pictures,” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/gallery/2011/may/19/state-pension-age-protest…

29. UK NEWS: “Localism bill passed, advice for the elderly and regeneration cash,” by Kate Hodge (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2011/may/19/localism-bill-advice-elderly-regeneration-cash…

30. UK NEWS: “83-year-old YouTube star leads the way online,” by Matt Warman (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/8522244/83-year-old-YouTube-star-leads-the-way-online.html…

31. UK NEWS: OBITUARY: Professor David Bowen: Professor David Bowen, who has died aged 70, was a pioneer in the study of the neurochemical basis of Alzheimer’s disease; his work provided the conceptual framework that underpins current treatments for the disease” (May 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/medicine-obituaries/8522028/Professor-David-Bowen.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “A Blood Test Offers Clues to Longevity,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_ May 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

33. “When rising PSA (prostate-specific antigen) means prostate cancer is in patient’s future” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 18, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2833–May 18, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2833–May 18, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “In Medicare Debate, Both Sides Claim An Edge,” by Mara Liasson (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing May 18, 2011, MP3 and Flash format, running time 4 minutes 42 seconds).
www.npr.org…

2. “Medicare, entitlements on the table for cuts: Pelosi,” by Margo D. Beller (CNBC via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], May 17, 2011, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “The Real Social Security and Medicare Problem (and a Doable Fix),” by Bruce Bartlett (_New York Times_, May 17, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “Administration offers early start for new Medicare arrangement,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, May 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Postal Service threatens again to not pay retiree benefits,” by Ed O’Keefe (_Washington Post_, May 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Insurers Pair Long-Term Care With Life to Entice Older Buyers,” (Bloomberg via _San Francisco Chronicle_, May 18, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State’s portion of CalPERS pension bill will be less than expected,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, May 18, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Lots of discontent at state retirement system seminar in Portsmouth,” by Jennifer Keefe (_Foster’s Daily Democrat_ [Dover, New Hampshire], May 18, 2011).
www.fosters.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Medicaid’s future has nursing home aides worried,” by Connie Schutlz (_Cleveland Plain-Dealer_, May 18, 2011).
www.cleveland.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. Assembly, governor agree on need for pension reform,” by Mike Stanton (_Providence Journal_, May 18, 2011).
www.projo.com…

11. WASHINGTON NEWS: “$11 nursing home fee bill passes Legislature,” by Brad Shannon (_Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], May 17, 2011, Blog).
www.theolympian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia is an emerging epidemic,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 18, 2011).
news.theage.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Set-top boxes a lifeline for elderly,” by Aaron Cook (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 18, 2011).
www.theage.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Not all of us are prepared to retire nicely,” by Peter Hadekel (_Montreal Gazette_, May 18, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss pension funding level flat in 2010,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], May 18, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Female pension campaigners to march on parliament,” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], May 18, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/may/18/female-pension-campaigners-parliament-ageuk…

17. UK NEWS: “Protesting women force Government to rethink rise in state pension age,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8520834/Protesting-women-force-Government-to-rethink-rise-in-state-pension-age.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Public sector workers to ballot for strike action over pension reforms,” by Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], May 18, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/may/18/public-sector-workers-vote-strike-action-pension…

19. UK NEWS: “Elderly falls ‘badly managed by NHS’,” by Michelle Roberts (_BBC News_, May 17, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13422820…

20. WORLD NEWS: “Elderly care costs could treble says OECD,” (_BBC News_, May 18, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13437528…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Seniors seeking drug, alcohol treatment doubles,” (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 18, 2011).
yourlife.us…

22. “Rise of for-profit hospice industry raises troubling questions, new study says,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Columbia researchers work to prevent blindness from age-related macular degeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Coffee ‘cuts prostate cancer risk’ US study suggests,” (_BBC News_, May 17, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13430219…

25. “Half of prostate cancers could potentially benefit from new type of cancer drugs, U-M study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Diuretics May Boost Fall Risk in Nursing Home Residents,” by Jill Stein (Medscape Medical News, May 17, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Experimental treatment offers relief from painful prostate condition,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 17, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2832–May 17, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2832–May 17, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Debt limit reached, US halts 2 pension investments,” by Martin Crutsinger (Associated Press via Yahoo News, May 16, 2011).
news.yahoo.com…

2. “The Value of Comparison” (_New York Times_ May 17, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

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3. “(US Representative Paul) Ryan defends Medicare overhaul, argues that GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) plan would grow economy,” by Philip Rucker (_Washington Post_ May 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “(US Representative) Paul Ryan defends Medicare plan in wake of (Presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich’s slam,” by James Oliphant (_Los Angeles Times_, May 17, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “(Presidential Candidate Newt) Gingrich’s spending call irritates his base: GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) hopeful urges more Alzheimer’s research,” by Seth McLaughlin (_Washington [DC] Times_, May 17, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

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6. “Older workers have much to offer, experts say,” by Mary Teresa Bitti (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario, Canada], May 17, 2011).
www.nationalpost.com…

7.  “More seniors going hungry,” by Elizabeth Crisp (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 17, 2011).
www.us…

8. “Federal pension proposal may make public sector work less attractive, observers say,” by Steve Vogel and Ed O’Keefe (_Washington Post_ May 16, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “Treasury to tap pensions to help fund government,” by Zachary A. Goldfarb (_Washington Post_ May 16, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. “Death Derivatives Emerge From Pension Risks of Living Too Long” (Bloomberg News via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, May 17, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

11. “Is the state retirement boom finally here?” by Melissa Maynard (_Sacramento [California] Bee_, May 15, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

12. “Surgeries more common among rural U.S. Medicare residents than city dwellers” (Canadian Press via Google News, May 16, 2011).
www.google.com…

13. “Cash flow is only true measure of Social Security,” by Allan Sloan (_Washington Post_ May 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Counties may be forced to reveal workers’ pension payments,” by Catherine Saillant (_Los Angeles Times_, May 17, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minneapolis closes in on pension deal,” by Steve Brandt (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, May 17, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ taking risks to boost pension pool, may double up on ‘alternative investments’,” by Andrew Tangel (_Bergen Record_, May 17, 2011).
www.northjersey.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “An austere pension tier?” by Jimmy Vielkind (_Albany Times Union_, May 17, 2011).
www.timesunion.com…

18. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Tulsa mayor calls for summit on baby boomers,” by Brian Barber (_Tulsa World_, May 16, 2011).
www.tulsaworld.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension increase may be on cards,” by Sid Maher (_Austrailan_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 18, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Australian Rules Football League) Players push for 400,000 dollar (422,800 US dollars) pension,” by Michael Warner (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 18, 2011).
www.heraldsun.com…

21. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Parliament changes pension laws, retirement rules” (Azerbaijan Press Agency via news.az, May 17, 2011).
www.news.az/articles/society/36552…

22. BAHAMAS NEWS: “‘Unfunded’ public sector pensions looming large,” by Neil Hartnel (_Tribune_ [Nassau, New Providence], May 17, 2011).
www.tribune242.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Tougher rules for retirement homes take effect,” by Jonathan Jenkins (_Sun_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 17, 2011).
www.torontosun.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Elderly care workers in it for the long-term,” by Denise Deveau (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], May 17, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

25. HUNGARY NEWS: “(Hungarian) Helsinki Committee says scrapping early pensions would violate human rights” (Magyar Tavirati Iroda–Hungarian News Agency via politics.hu, May 17, 2011).
www.politics.hu/20110517/helsinki-committee-says-scrapping-early-pensions-would-violate-human-rights…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation) in warning over pension levy” (Raidio Teilifes Eireann, May 16, 2011).
www.rte.ie/news/2011/0516/jobs.html…

27. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “N.Z.’s (Prime Minister John) Key May Cut Pension Benefits in Election-Year Budget After Quakes,” by Tracy Withers (Bloomberg News, May 16, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

28. SLOVENIA NEWS: “The share of Slovenians opposing pension reform has risen” (_Slovinia Times_ [Ljubljana] via balkans.com…, May 17, 2011).
www.balkans.com…

29. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Retirement of baby boomers weighs on Korean society,” by Kim Kyung-ho (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], May 17, 2011).
www.koreaherald.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Queen is an example of how ageing is changing,” by Des O’Neill (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 17, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Teachers balloted over pension strike action,” by Katherine Sellgren (British Broadcasting Corporation news, May 17, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-13424433…

32. UK NEWS: “Gender gap of 6,500 pounds (10,527 US dollars) for women’s pensions,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 17, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8517017/Gender-gap-of-6500-for-womens-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “Single PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen test) Before Age 50 Stratifies Men at Risk,” by Nick Mulcahy (Medscape Medical News, May 17, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

34. “New prostate cancer test more specific, sensitive than PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen test)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Amgen’s [Incorporated] Xgeva delays prostate cancer bone pain,” by Deena Beasley (Reuters Health, May 17, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

36. “Excess weight in elderly makes daily tasks harder,” by Alison McCook (Reuters Health, May 16, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

37. “Stem cell study could pave the way to treatment for age-related muscle wasting” (Monash University [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2011).
www.monash.edu…

38. “Driving errors increase with age among older drivers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “T’ai chi helps prevent falls and improve mental health in the elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Stem cells reverse disease in a model of Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Computer program aids patients in end-of-life planning” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Clinicians’ attention lacking in discussions of end-of-life care” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Study: Memory problems often not present in middle-aged people with Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Preparing for a groundswell of elderly people with mental illness,” by Shari Roan (_Los Angeles Times_, May 17, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

45. “Boomers, don’t let your memory be the first thing to go,” by Gail Sheehy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 17, 2011).
yourlife.us…

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