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June 30, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2863–June 30, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2863–June 30, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Fuzzy math in health law formula,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Google_, June 30, 2011).
www.google.com…

2. “Ryan Plan to Cut Medicare Vouchers Saves Little,” by Jeffrey Young (_Bloomberg_, June 29, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “U.S. enters next round of public pensions fight,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, June 29, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Generation gap: More Boomers doing Gen Y’s jobs,” by Alexandre Alper (Reuters via _MSNBC_, June 30, 2011).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

5. “Fidelity: Couples need to talk retirement details,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, June 29, 2011).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. GEORGIA NEWS: “Atlanta council unanimously approves pension overhaul,” by Ernie Suggs (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, June 30, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Audit: Retirement agency official failed to disclose ties to placement agent,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, June 29, 2011).
www.kentucky.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Seniors’ Medigap premiums to rise by 9%,” by Patricia Anstett (_Detroit Free-Press_, June 30, 2011).
www.freep.com…

9. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Public employees unions ask court to block pension reforms,” by Tom Fahey (_Union Leader_ [Manchester], June 29, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

10. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Inslee’s pension idea rejected as risky by McKenna,” by Jim Brunner (_Seattle Post_, June 30, 2011).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Funding rise for aged care worth just a banana a day,” by Mark Metherell (_Sydney Morning Herald_, July 1, 2011).
www.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “[Australia] $500,000 (US $529,755) superannuation falls short for retirement,” by Stephen Lunn (_Australian_ [Sydney], July 1, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Court decision on one man’s fate renews debate over end-of-life care,” by Lisa Priest (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], June 30, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Cabinet okays pension-revamp bills,” (_Pragure Daily Monitor_, June 29, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Minister queries ‘enormous expense’ of Fair Deal Scheme for the elderly,” by Louise Roseingrave (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], June 30, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “KiwiSaver turns 4 with [New Zealand] $8b (US $6.5bn) treasure chest,” by Jamie Gray (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], June 30, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10735334…

17. THAILAND NEWS: “Thai Pension Fund to Double Bond Investments After Domestic Equity Slump,” by Anuchit Nguyen (_Bloomberg_, June 29, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. UK NEWS: “NHS ‘betrays’ 400,000 elderly in care homes,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 30, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8607156/NHS-betrays-400000-elderly-in-care-homes.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Public Workers Strike in Britain Over Pensions,” by Sarah Lyall (_New York Times_, June 30, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “UK teachers, civil servants strike over pensions,” by Stefano Ambrogi and Paul Sandle (_Reuters_, June 30, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

21. UK NEWS: “UK Government mulls legislation to clarify legal duties of trustees,” by Michael Bow (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 30, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “New clues to the cause of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Getting an accurate read on Parkinson’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Pollutants linked to diabetes in new study,” by Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, June 29, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

June 29, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2862–June 29, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2862–June 29, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Top Democrats (Democratic Party) reject new plan to cut Medicare spending,” by Rosalind S. Helderman and Paul Kane (_Washington Post_ Jun. 29, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “How to reform Medicare with faith in market principles–including vouchers,” by David C. Rose (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Jun. 29, 2011). Note: this is a _CSM_ Opinion piece.
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “Paying medical bills a steep challenge for senior citizens on Medicare,” by Duke Helfand (_Los Angeles Times_ blog, Jun. 29, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

4. “Debt-limit delay would jeopardize Social Security payments,” by Richard Wolf (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.us…

5. “U.S. enters next round of public pension fight,” by Lisa Lambert (Reuters, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Defending Public Pensions,” by Earl Pomeroy and Cathie G. Eitelberg (American Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 29, 2011). Note: this is an ABC Opinion piece.
abcnews.go.com…

7. “Postal Pension Halt a ‘Willful’ Breach of Law, (US Representative Darrell) Issa Says,” by Angela Greiling Keane (Bloomberg News, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. “Americans aren’t hitting their prime till after 65: A fun way to stay in shape,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Mayor (Kevin) Johnson urges pension talks to save Sacramento police jobs,” by Ryan Lillis (_Sacramento Bee_, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(San Francisco) Mayor’s pension proposal heads to the Board of Supervisors,” by Heather Knight (_San Francisco Chronicle_ blog, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “(Governor Daniel P.) Malloy seeks changes in state worker pensions, benefits,” by Ken Dixon (_Danbury News Times_, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.newstimes.com…

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12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Gov(ernor). Chris Christie signs N.J. public worker pension overhaul bill,” by Ginger Gibson (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.nj.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “By the numbers: N.J. pension and benefit changes” (newjerseynewroom.com…, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.newjerseynewsroom.com…

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Supreme Court rules in favour of pension benefits for same-sex couples” (_Herald_ [Buenos Aires], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.buenosairesherald.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Breaking the silence on elder abuse,” by Carol Goar (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech Cabinet Approves Pension-Revamp Bills Amid Coalition Row,” by Peter Laca (Bloomberg News, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. GUINEA BISSAU NEWS: “Guinea Bissau promises military pensions by Sept(ember),” by Alberto Dabo (Reuters, Jun. 29, 2011).
af.reuters.com…

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18. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary to scrap early retirement pensions” (portfolio.hu, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.portfolio.hu/en/economy/hungary_to_scrap_early_retirement_pensions.22507.html…

19. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary Police Protest Pension Changes With Roadblocks, MTI (Magyar Tavirati Iroda–Hungarian News Service) Says,” by Andras Gergely (Bloomberg News, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

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20. ISRAEL NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)’t wants to raise women’s retirement age to 67: The move would equalize men and women’s retirement age,” by Adrian Filut (_Globes_ [Tel Aviv], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000659142&fid=1725…

21. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Workers to strike over reform of pensions,” by Lesley-Anne Henry (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/workers-to-strike-over-reform-of-pensions-16017260.html…

22. RUSSIA NEWS: “(President Dmitry) Medvedev vows 11 pct rise in retirement benefits by 2012 (RIA Novosti–Russian International News Agency, Jun. 29, 2011).
en.rian.ru/russia/20110629/164910777.html…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “(Government) Ministers urged to shake up care for elderly,” by Eddie Barnes (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jun. 29, 2011).
thescotsman.scotsman.com…

24. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Reality bites for pensioners struggling with cost of living,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jun. 29, 2011).
thescotsman.scotsman.com…

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25. UK NEWS: “(Prime Minister) David Cameron: public sector pensions cost every household 1,000 pounds (1,598 US dollars) a year,” by Andrew Porter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8604035/David-Cameron-public-sector-pensions-cost-every-household-1000-a-year.html…

26. UK NEWS: “MPs (Members of Parliament) want to reform their pensions. Just not yet: MPs taking an axe to civil servants’ pensions have failed to trim their own benefits,” by Tom Clark (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 29, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/29/mps-pensions-reform-cuts…

27. UK NEWS: “UK pensions report hammers home the stark need for reform,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jun. 29, 2011).
news.scotsman.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Pension strike: Labour (Party) MPs (Members of Parliament) urged to cross picket lines” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13957592…

29. UK NEWS: “Firefighters ‘will quit over pension reform’,” by Michael Holden (Reuters, Jun. 29, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

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30. UK NEWS: “1.2 million owe tax after HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Service) error,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8604537/1.2-million-owe-tax-after-HMRC-error.html…

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31. UK NEWS: “In this golden age of ageing, old people are met with fear and loathing,” by Anne Karpf (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 29, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/28/social-care-older-people…

32. UK NEWS: “Expect a ‘lukewarm’ reaction to elderly care funding plans, minister warns,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/29/dilnot-elderly-care-funding-plans-lukewarm-reaction…

33. UK NEWS: “Adding up the cost of elderly care” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8606111/Adding-up-the-cost-of-elderly-care.html…

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MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Getting an Accurate Read on Parkinson’s” (American Friends Tel Aviv University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 29, 2011).
www.aftau.org…

June 28, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2861–June 28, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2861–June 28, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Debt Talks: Medicare Savings In Exchange For Added Revenue?” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “If baby boomers stay in suburbia, analysts predict cultural shift,” by Carol Morello, (_Washington Post_ Jun. 28, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Key to pension costs is realistic assumptions,” by David Crane (_Sacramento [California] Bee_, Jun. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

4. “If the Democrats (Democratic Party) Lose the Senate Our Retirement Is Toast,” by Jane White (Huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 28, 2011). Note: this is a HP.com… Opinion piece.
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Billie Jean King on new knees and boomer fitness,” by Melissa Murphy (Associated Press via _San Antonio [Texas] Express, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.mysanantonio.com…

6. “The Legacies of Boomer Filmmakers in Visual Gerontology,” by Caroline Cicero (Huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Newport Beach lifeguards to have generous pensions scaled back,” by Mike Reicher (_Los Angeles Times_ blog, Jun. 28, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

8. COLORADO NEWS: “Denver City Council OKs higher hurdle to receive pensions,” By Jeremy P. Meyer (_Denver Post_, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.denverpost.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “(State Auditor Crit) Luallen finds no middleman schemes at retirement systems,” by Tom Loftus (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.courier-journal.com…

10. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Union members of NH Retirement System board vote to challenge reforms,” by Tom Fahey (_Manchester Union Leader_, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension promise is unkept,” by Jack Dougherty (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jun. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _PI_ Opinion piece.
www.philly.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Philadelphia Orchestra says it can’t touch endowment for pensions, but musicians demand proof,” by Peter Dobrin (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.philly.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pension reform group assembles,” by Jim Baron (_Pawtucket Times_ via _Woonsocket Call_, Jun. 27, 2011).
www.woonsocketcall.com…

14. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “SD Retirement System recovers investment losses” (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Pickleball, a tennis-badminton-table-tennis hybrid, moves outdoors in Arlington,” by Leslie Tamura (_Washington Post_ Jun. 28, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly blamed for long hospital waiting lists,” by Sue Dunlevy and Joe Kelly (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

17. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Azerbaijan to amend procedure for calculation of pensions to foreign nationals,” by A.Akhundov (Trend News Agency, Jun. 28, 2011).
en.trend.az/capital/business/1897920.html…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada labour pact approved: Pension issue put to mediation,” by Scott Deveau (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plan funding improving in Canada,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 28, 2011).www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors learn to stop being so nice with self-defence course,” by Susan Pigg (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Chronically ill baby boomers clogging doctors’ offices: study” (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech Cabinet to Debate Pension-Revamp Bill Amid Coalition Row,” by Peter Laca (Bloomberg News, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Ireland seeks to include elderly in internet society” (Xinhua [Beijing, China], Jun. 28, 2011).
news.xinhuanet.com…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Elders Offer Help at Japan’s Crippled Reactor,” by Ken Belson (_New York Times_ Jun. 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. KENYA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t launches 20 Shillings pension scheme (.22 US dollars),” by Stanley Wabomba (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.kbc.co.ke/news.asp?nid=71038…

26. SPAIN NEWS: “Spanish Parliament ratifies pension reform” (Euskal Irrati Telebista–Basque Radio-Television News, Jun. 28, 2011).
www.eitb.com…

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27. UK NEWS: “Unions bullying heads to shut schools for public sector strikes,” by Graeme Paton, Robert Winnett and John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8601999/Unions-bullying-heads-to-shut-schools-for-public-sector-strikes.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Teachers’ strike could shut down thousands of schools,” by Jeevan Vasagar and Sarah Louise Dean (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jun/27/teachers-strike-schools-shut-down…

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29. UK NEWS: “(Prime Minister) David Cameron: public sector workers wrong to strike over ‘essential’ pensions reform” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8603713/David-Cameron-public-sector-workers-wrong-to-strike-over-essential-pensions-reform.html…

30. UK NEWS: _The Guardian_ [London has a special section that is tracking stories on the public union pension impasse in the UK.
www.guardian.co.uk/society/public-sector-pensions…

31. UK NEWS: “Single-tier state pension ‘will benefit poorer retirees’,” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/jun/28/state-pensions-pensions…

32. UK NEWS: “Social care is on the critical list. But (Economist Andrew) Dilnot won’t cure it: A nation that spends less than 0.5% on old age can hardly expect anything other than a decrepit system. We can do better,” by Polly Toynbee (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/27/social-care-dilnot-report…

33. UK NEWS: “LGA (Local Government Association): (Prime Minister David) Cameron and (Deputy Prime Minister Nick) Clegg must back elderly care reforms,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8601288/LGA-Cameron-and-Clegg-must-back-elderly-care-reforms.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “New Drugs Fight Prostate Cancer, but at High Cost,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_ Jun. 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

35. “Along the Spine, Women Buckle at Breaking Points,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_ Jun. 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

36. “Concerns About Costs Rise With Hospices’ Use,” by Jordan Rau (_New York Times_ Jun. 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

37. “Study helps explain ‘sundowning,’ an anxiety syndrome in elderly dementia patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Multidisciplinary integrated care for seniors gives better quality care” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 27, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2860–June 27, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2860–June 27, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “For AARP, A ‘Monumental’ Shift On Social Security?” by Wendy Kaufman (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jun. 24, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 6 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript is also available.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

2. FLORIDA NEWS: “Working at 80: Putting off retirement past 65, once optional, now a necessity,” by Emily Roach (_Palm Beach Post_, Jun. 26, 2011).
www.palmbeachpost.com…

3. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida panel rejects federal funds for elderly,” by Bill Kaczor (Associated Press via _Bradenton Herald_, Jun. 25, 2011).
www.bradenton.com…

4. LOUISIANA NEWS: “(Governor Bobby) Jindal vetoes change in elderly abuse law,” by Mike Hasten (_Shreveport Times_, Jun. 25, 2011).
www.shreveporttimes.com…

5. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ Public Workers Pension Contributions Bill Heads To Senate Monday” (Associated Press/Columbia Broadcasting System News, Jun. 26, 2011).
newyork.cbslocal.com…

6. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Democrats’ (Democratic Party) support of N.J. employee pension reform has unions threatening payback at the ballot box,” by Chris Megerian and Matt Friedman (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Jun. 27, 2011).
www.nj.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Governor Andrew) Cuomo Likely to Veto Bill on School Borrowing,” by Danny Hakim (_New York Times_ Jun. 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Follow the exit signs: Veteran Ohio public employees are retiring en masse to avoid anxiety over pension reforms and other state budget-related changes,” by Darrel Rowl (_Columbus Dispatch_, Jun. 26, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

9. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System: Lawmakers talk reform but back off,” by Michelle Cole (_Portland Oregonian_, Jun. 26, 2011).
www.oregonlive.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. panel to begin brainstorming fixes for 7.3-billion dollar unfunded pension liability,” by Paul Edward Parker (_Providence Journal_, Jun. 27, 2011).
www.projo.com…

11. WYOMING NEWS: Wyoming’s first Green House (alternative) elderly care project under construction,” by Joan Barron (Casper Star-Tribune_, Jun. 26, 2011).
trib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. EUROPE NEWS: “Insurance, pension funds gathered into ECB (European Central Bank) policy data” (Reuters, Jun. 27, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

13. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Inspections reveal poor standards of care at homes for the elderly” (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jun. 26, 2011).
www.scotsman.com…

14. UK NEWS: “Older people’s care budgets slashed by ‘devastating’ 610 million pounds (973.2 million US dollars) – Age UK (charity),” by Kate McCann (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2011/jun/27/older-peoples-care-budget-slashed…

15. UK NEWS: “Middle class face 35,000 pound (55,839 US dollars) bill to help pay for care in their old age,” by Daniel Boffey (_Observer_ [London], Jun. 26, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/25/middle-class-35000-bill-care-old-age…

16. UK NEWS: “Public sector pensions: Government and unions to hold talks,” by Helene Mulholland (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jun/27/government-unions-strike-talks…

17. UK NEWS: “Doctors could take industrial action over ‘assault’ on their pensions,” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/27/doctors-pensions-protest…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensions apartheid gets worse as public sector prepares to strike,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] blog, Jun. 27, 2011).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100010663/pensions-apartheid-gets-worse-as-public-sector-prepares-to-strike/…

19. UK NEWS: “EEF (Engineering Employers Federation): Pension plans must be easier to operate,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8599747/EEF-Pension-plans-must-be-easier-to-operate.html…

20. UK NEWS: “50-somethings who are ‘fitter than in their 20s’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/8599525/50-somethings-who-are-fitter-than-in-their-20s.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Report shows 90 million pound (143.6 million US dollars) gap in Rok (plc–construction company) employees’ pension fund,” by Graham Ruddick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/8599904/Report-shows-90m-gap-in-Rok-employees-pension-fund.html…

22. WALES NEWS: “Dementia choir project hailed great success,” by Madeleine Brindley (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/06/27/dementia-choir-project-hailed-great-success-91466-28944794/…

23. WALES NEWS: “More Swansea schools to shut as teachers plan strike over pensions,” by Paul Lewis (_South Wales Evening Post_ [Swansea, Glamorganshire], Jun. 25, 2011).
www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Swansea-schools-shut-teachers-plan-strike/story-12832374-detail/story.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “A Guide to Managing the Drifting Midlife Midriff,” by Steve Stiles (Heartwire via Medscape Medical News, Jun. 27, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

25. “AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) drugs can cause premature ageing: study,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Jun. 26, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Alzheimer’s Prevention in Your Pantry” (American Friends Tel Aviv [Israel] University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.aftau.org…

27. “Alcohol drinking in the elderly: Risks and benefits” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “The Parkinson’s Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now,” by Nancy Shute (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jun. 27, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 10 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript may be available in the near future.
www.npr.org…

29. “In Old Age, Illness And Dying Can Be Postponed,” by Mark Lachs (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jun. 27, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 45 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript may be available in the near future.
www.npr.org…

June 24, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2859–June 24, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2859–June 24, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “How AARP Can Get Its Groove Back,” by Frederick R. Lynch (_New York Times_ Jun. 24, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Will the AARP Support an Overhaul of Social Security?” by Steven Gray (_Time_ blog, Jun. 24, 2011).
swampland.time.com…

3. “Report: Proposed federal cuts proposal would harm elderly, children, poor,” by Patty Henetz (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Jun. 24, 2011).
www.sltrib.com…

4. “The bell is beginning to toll for baby boomers’ aging music idols,” by William Douglas (_Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Jun. 24, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

5. “Half of American baby boomers still worried they’ll outlive their money,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario, Canada], Jun. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _FT_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

6. “(US Senator Charles) Schumer Brings Medicare Into Heart Of Debt Negotiations,” by Elise Foley (Huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 24, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Governor Rick) Scott signs pension bill in spite of lawsuit” (WTSP Channel 10 [Tampa-St. Petersburg] News, Jun. 23, 2011).
www.wtsp.com…

8. GEORGIA NEWS: “New (Atlanta) pension deal in place, vote to come next week,” by Ernie Suggs (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Jun. 24, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

9. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Governor raises retirement age to deal with dwindling pension fund” (Hawaii 24/7, Jun. 23, 2011).
www.hawaii247.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) program helps patients discuss end-of-life planning,” by Elizabeth Baier (Minnesota Public Radio News, June 23, 2011).
minnesota.publicradio.org…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Assembly passes bill calling on public unions to pay more for health care,” by Maya Rao and Matt Katz (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Jun. 24, 2011).
www.philly.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Milwaukee County Board Looks To Limit Pension Backdrop Payments” (WISN Channel 12 News, Jun. 23, 2011).
www.wisn.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. WORLD NEWS: “World must invest in elderly – experts,” by Kerry Sheridan (Agence France Press/South Africa Press Association via Independent Online [South Africa], Jun. 24, 2011).
www.iol.co.za…

14. BULGARIA NEWS: “700,000 to Benefit from Bulgarian Gov(ernmen)t’s Pensions Hike” (Sofia News Agency, Jun. 24, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “The battle over pension plans,” by Tony Keller (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 24, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans: Why all the fuss?” by Robert Brown (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _GM_ Opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. INDONESIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t mulls offering early retirement to civil servants,” by Esther Samboh (_Post_ [Jakarta], Jun. 25, 2011).
www.thejakartapost.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions of top public sector staff protected,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jun. 24, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power Company) pensions may be tapped for redress,” by Kazuaki Nagata (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Jun. 25, 2011).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20110625a1.html…

20. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Employer chief attacks union over pension reform” (dutchnews.nl…, Jun. 24, 2011).
www.dutchnews.nl…

21. PERU NEWS: “Peru pension funds take charge of reform agenda,” by Caroline Stauffer (Reuters, Jun. 23, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

22. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Elderly poorest of the poor receive social pension,” by Jemin B. Guillermo (Philippine Information Agency, Jun. 24, 2011).
www.pia.gov…

23. UK NEWS: “Pension reform could trigger stock market chaos, coalition warned,” by Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 24, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/23/pension-reform-stock-market-warning…

24. UK NEWS: “Firefighters warn against higher pension contributions” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 23, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13888897…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Fatal cocktail of common drugs putting elderly at risk,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 24, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8594677/Fatal-cocktail-of-common-drugs-putting-elderly-at-risk.html…

26. “Lithium profoundly prevents brain damage associated with Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “23andMe Identifies Two Novel Genetic Associations with Parkinson’s Disease and Finds A Substantial Genetic Component for The Disease” )23andMe.com… via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 23, 2011).
www.23andme.com…

28. “New application for iPhone may support monitoring and research on Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Rare genetic disorder provides unique insight into Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 23, 2011)
www.eurekalert.org…

June 23, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2858–June 23, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2858–June 23, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Poll: Ryan Health Plan Would be Worse, 57%-34%,” by Heidi Przybyla (_Bloomberg_, June 22, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Phil Gingrey: IPAB will cause seniors to die,” by Jason Millman (_Politico_, June 22, 2011).
www.politico.com…

3. “Post Office to Stop Payments to Retirement Fund,” by Sean Collins Walsh (_New York Times_, June 23, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Postal Service suspends retirement payments,” by Joe Davidson (_Washington Post_, June 22, 2011). Note: _WP_ June require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Obama administration favored union worker pensions in GM bailout, House Republicans say,” by Andrew Seidmen (_Los Angeles Times_, June 23, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Panel Hears Complaints on Pensions at Delphi,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, June 23, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Is Your Pension Safe? States Struggle With Pricey Challenges,” (_Public Broadcasting Service’s Newshour_, show airing June 22, 2011, Flash format, running time 9 minutes 37 seconds).
www.pbs.org…

8. “10 fees that can wreck your retirement savings,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, June 23, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Encore Career Institute to aid Baby Boomers,” by Carla Marinucci (_San Francisco Chronicle_, June 23, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Kane, Kendall, DeKalb join on elder abuse unit,” by Matt Brennan (_Courier-News_ [Elgin], June 22, 2011).
couriernews.suntimes.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Ky. gets grant to enhance background checks of some nursing home workers,” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, June 23, 2011).
www.kentucky.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension bill may not be enough, some say,” by Maya Rao (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, June 23, 2011).
www.philly.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. House passes bill barring municipal council members from earning pension credit,” by Randal Edgar (_Providence Journal_, June 23, 2011).
www.projo.com…

14. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas teacher pension fund sues AG to keep benefit amounts secret,” by Yamil Berard (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, June 22, 2011).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Many S’poreans believe they lack sufficient financial resources for retirement,” by Stella Lee (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], June 23, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Only a third of people saving for retirement,” by Holly Watt (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8592101/Only-a-third-of-people-saving-for-retirement.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Lord Hutton warns government over pensions plans,” (_BBC News_, June 22, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13884570…

18. WORLD NEWS: “Pension funds mull ethics of commodity investments,” by Eric Onstad (_Reuters_, June 23, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “A Better Way to Help With Medical Decisions,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, June 22, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

20. “Protein ‘helps predict Alzheimer’s risk’,” (_BBC News_, June 23, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13875984…

21. “Breaking the chain: ‘Molecular cap’ blocks processes that lead to Alzheimer’s, HIV,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Discovery offers molecular insights into link between Parkinson’s and pesticides,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 22, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2857–June 22, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2857–June 22, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security: Fixing it isn’t hard,” by Howard Gleckman (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], June 21, 2011, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “AARP: Deficit, political realities force a shift,” by Tim Reid and Donna Smith (Reuters via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], June 21, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “Medicare trustees criticize Ryan plan,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 22, 2011).
thehill.com…

4. “House Republican signs on to Democrats’ Medicare drug savings proposal,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 21, 2011).
thehill.com…

5. “Bipartisan bill could encourage home-health services under Medicare,” by Mike Lillis (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 22, 2011).
thehill.com…

6. “Public Unions Take On Boss to Win Big Pensions,” by Charles Duhigg (_New York Times_, June 22, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Tax hikes needed for pension funding: report,” by Lisa Lambert and Edith Honan (_Reuters_, June 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

8. “Standard setter to propose new state pension rules,” by Jessica Holzer (_MarketWatch_, June 21, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

9. “Delphi Pension Plan Is Called Unfair to Nonunion Workers,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, June 22, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. “Post office suspends retirement contributions,” by Randolph E. Schmid (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, June 22, 2011).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. OHIO NEWS: “State panel delays voting for pension reviews,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, June 22, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Raimondo near-certain that pension reform will happen this year,” by John E. Mulligan (_Providence Journal_, June 22, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The proportion of older Australians being treated for heroin addiction is growing,” (_Australian_ [Sydney], June 22, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Union reveals medication mistakes in aged care homes,” by Andree Withey (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, June 22, 2011).
www.abc.net…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Reinsurers promoting ‘longevity risk’ products,” by Tara Perkins (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], June 21, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan pensions bet on hedge funds to boost returns,” by Chikafumi Hodo and Nishant Kumar (_Reuters_, June 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

17. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Most S’poreans want to work past retirement age: survey,” by Jonathan Peeris (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], June 21, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

18. THAILAND NEWS: “Govt must face up to coming society of elders,” (_Nation_ [Bangkok], June 22, 2011).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Low-paid ‘face pension poverty’, ONS says,” (_BBC News_, June 22, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13875449…

20. UK NEWS: “Plans under way to tackle ageism in the NHS,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8590614/Plans-under-way-to-tackle-ageism-in-the-NHS.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Hip fracture patients given ‘low priority’ by NHS hospitals,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8589633/Hip-fracture-patients-given-low-priority-by-NHS-hospitals.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “It’s not about the money for long-term care nurses,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix,” (_HealthDay_, June 21, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “UT scientist uncovers trigger to fatal neurodegenerative disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “UF review of resveratrol studies confirms potential health boost,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Elderly Depression: Is Melancholy an Inevitable Outcome of Getting Old?” by Michael Freidman (_Huffington Post_, June 22, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

27. “Married men ‘should not retire before their wives’,” by Nich Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8591571/Married-men-should-not-retire-before-their-wives.html…

June 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2856–June 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2856–June 21, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Weaning the Hill off Medicare formula,” by J. Lester Feder (_Politico_, June 20, 2011).
www.politico.com…

2. “HHS to launch campaign touting free services under Medicare,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, June 20, 2011). Note: _WP_ June require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Medicare preventive care use still spotty,” by Andrew Seaman (_Reuters_, June 21, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

4. “A Missed Opportunity to Recruit Specialists in Elder Care,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, June 20, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Insurance companies target world markets,” by Adam Belz (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 21, 2011).
www.us…

6. “Many boomers not prepared for elder care: survey,” (_Columbia Broadcasting Corportation_, June 20, 2011).
www.cbsnews.com…

7. “How baby boomers can manage younger workers,” by Courtney Subramanian (_MarketWatch_, June 21, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

8. “Baby Boomers make the most of their second act,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 21, 2011).
yourlife.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] signs pharmacy benefits deal with CVS Caremark,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, June 21, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Teachers union sues over pension plan,” (_Daytona Beach News-Journal_, June 21, 2011).
www.news-journalonline.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas governor appoints 5 to pensions committee,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Forbes_, June 21, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “In New Jersey, Bill Advances on Public Workers’ Benefits,” by Richard Perez-Pena (_New York Times_, June 21, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Controversial pension proposal may be too little,” by Jason Method (_Courier-Post_ [Cherry Hill], June 21, 2011).
beta.courierpostonline.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio public-pension review seen as useless, wasteful,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, June 21, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CHINA NEWS: “Premier Wen vows tight supervision over pension funds,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], June 21, 2011).
news.xinhuanet.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Guidelines on sovereign bonds expected next week,” by Suzanne Lynch (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], June 21, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s giant pension fund sees asset sales steady next year,” by Chikafumi Hodo (_Reuters_, June 21, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “Suicide among elderly becoming alarming issue: health official,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], June 21, 2011).
www.chinapost.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Iain Duncan Smith rejects cross-party pressure on women’s pensions,” by Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], June 21, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/20/iain-duncan-smith-pressure-womens-pensions…

20. UK NEWS: “Union warns of UK’s biggest strikes over pensions,” by Michael Holden (_Reuters_, June 21, 2011).
uk.reuters.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Older workers ‘forgotten’ in workplace, CIPD says,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 21, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8586601/Older-workers-forgotten-in-workplace-CIPD-says.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Animal rights group declares war on leading health charities,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], June 21, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/animal-rights-group-declares-war-on-leading-health-charities-2300281.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Mystery ingredient in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won’t Die From It: Study,” (_HealthDay_, June 21, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Most Medicare Patients With Cancer Get Good Surgical Care: Study,” (_HealthDay_, June 20, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Elderly told to have regular eye tests to stop falls,” (_BBC News_, June 20, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13845552…

June 20, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2855–June 20, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2855–June 20, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Get Radical: Raise Social Security,” by  Thomas Geoghegan (_New York Times_ Jun. 20, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Claims Show Overuse for CT (X-ray computed tomography) Scanning,” by Walt Bogdanich and Jo Craven McGinty (_New York Times_ Jun. 18, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Helping seniors live at home longer,” by Tammy Worth (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 19, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “A call for regulations to protect the elderly,” by Gail MarksJarvis (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_ via _Bellingaham_ [Washington] Herald_, Jun. 19, 2011).
www.bellinghamherald.com…

5. “Boomers take an active role as grandparents,” by Renee C. Byer (_Sacramento [California] Bee_ via _Detroit [Michigan] Free Press_, Jun. 20, 2011).
www.freep.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Nurturing That Seed of Pension Reconciliation,” by Elizabeth Lesly Stevens (_New York Times_ Jun. 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pension tax must be fair” (_Detroit News_, Jun. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _DN_ Editorial.
www.detnews.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Winners and losers are emerging in N.J. public worker pension reform battle” (Associated Press via NJ.com…, Jun. 18, 2011).
www.nj.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ lawmakers advance several measures to help residents with end-of-life care decisions,” by Bruce Shipkowski (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Jun. 19, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

10. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Single female boomers: retired and broke,” by Mandy Locke (_Raleigh News and Observer_ via _Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch_, Jun. 19, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI Courts may have last say on public-sector pensions,” by Mike Stanton (_Providence Journal_, Jun. 19, 2011).
www.projo.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: (State Senator) Alberta Darling works with (US Congressman Paul) Ryan to cut Medicare,” by John Nichols (_Capital Times_ [Madison], Jun. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Elderly woman stages ‘lie-in’ at hospital,” by Theresa Boyle (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 18, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/article/1011347–elderly-woman-stages-lie-in-at-hospital…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pensions gets bigger in contract negotiating room,” by Barrie McKenna (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 20, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s ageing pets spark elderly care boom” (Agence France Presse via _Independent_ [London, UK], Jun. 19, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/japans-ageing-pets-spark-elderly-care-boom-2300005.html…

16. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions powderkeg: Public sector shutdown looms” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Jun. 18, 2011).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/pensions-powderkeg-public-sector-shutdown-looms-16013416.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Local government pension gap balloons to 71.5 billion pounds (115.7 billion US dollars),” by Jamie Dunkley, and Anthony Kimber (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 20, 2011
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8585225/Local-government-pension-gap-balloons-to-71.5bn.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Assisted suicide: We are human beings first, obedient citizens second,” by Graeme Archer (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8583107/Assisted-suicide-We-are-human-beings-first-obedient-citizens-second.html…

19. UK NEWS: “A week in the death of Terry Pratchett: The best-selling author and Alzheimer’s sufferer reflects on the days following his controversial right-to-die documentary,” by Terry Pratchett (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 18, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/a-week-in-the-death-of-terry-pratchett-2299287.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Women facing retirement delays offered new hope amid government rethink,” by Robert Winnett, and Andrew Hough (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8585779/Women-facing-retirement-delays-offered-new-hope-amid-government-rethink.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Home help so poor for elderly it ‘threatens most basic human rights’, claims report,” by Richard Alleyne (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8585086/Home-help-so-poor-for-elderly-it-threatens-most-basic-human-rights-claims-report.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Odd how little (Cabinet Office minister) Francis Maude talks about rhodium-plated pensions,” by Marina Hyde (_Guardian_ [London]. Jun. 18, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Commentary piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/17/francis-maude-rhodium-plated-pensions…

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23. UK NEWS: “Strike talks on the brink of collapse,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 20, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/strike-talks-on-the-brink-of-collapse-2299920.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Biggest strike for 100 years–union chief,” by Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 18, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jun/18/biggest-strike-100-years-union…

25. UK NEWS: “The Age of Strife: pay packets and pensions divide coalition Britain,” by Toby Helm and Mark Townsend (_Observer_ [London], Jun. 19, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/19/southampton-council-strike-pay…

26. UK NEWS: “Public sector pensions: Talking not shouting” (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 18, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Editorial.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/18/public-sector-pensions-editorial…

27. UK NEWS: “Pensions: A just settlement needs a brave new vision” (_Observer_ [London], Jun. 19, 2011). Note: this is an _Observer_ Editorial.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/19/observer-editorial-pensions-reform…

28. UK NEWS: “‘I’ll swap my pension for a public sector one like a shot’,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/8583678/Ill-swap-my-pension-for-a-public-sector-one-like-a-shot.html…

29. UK NEWS: “We need a sensible debate over pensions, not a shouting match,” by John Hutton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8583961/We-need-a-sensible-debate-over-pensions-not-a-shouting-match.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Lord Hutton warns unions against a general strike over pension changes,” by Robert Mendick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8584491/Lord-Hutton-warns-unions-against-a-general-strike-over-pension-changes.html…

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31. UK NEWS: (Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne plots 7 billion pound (11.3 billion US dollars) pensions ‘raid’ on better off,” by Patrick Hennessy (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/8584227/George-Osborne-plots-7bn-pensions-raid-on-better-off.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “Prostate Cancer Kills More Men in the UK Than in the US,” by Zosia Chustecka (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 17, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Natural Alzheimer’s weapon suggests better treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “GPs (General Practitioners) missing early dementia — new study” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Research reveals that 10% of middle-aged Europeans are on antidepressants” (Warwick University [UK], via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2011).
www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/research_reveals_that/…

36. “3 postulates to help identify the cause of Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Proteins used to map the aging process” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Mayo Clinic researchers use human vaccine to cure prostate cancer in mice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 17, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2854–June 17, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2854–June 17, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “AARP Willing To Negotiate On Retirement Age,” by Arthur Delaney (_Huffington Post_, June 17, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “Doctors group urges Congress to reject cuts to Medicare imaging tests,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 17, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “Dems push for negotiated drug pricing in Medicare,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 16, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

4. “Survey: Most Baby Boomers lack a plan to care for parents,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 17, 2011).
yourlife.us…

US STATE NEWS:

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Managers say Florida Retirement System doing well,” by Bill Cotterel (_Florida Today_, June 17, 2011).
www.floridatoday.com…

6. GEORGIA NEWS: “After years of debate, Atlanta poised to vote on pension reform,” by Ernie Suggs and Russell Grantham (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, June 17, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

7. MAINE NEWS: “Seniors asked to keep an eye out for potential elder abuse,” by Heather Steeves (_Bangor Daily News_, June 15, 2011).
bangordailynews.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Workers Swarm Trenton on Benefit Changes,” by Richard Perez-Pena (_New York Times_, June 17, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Lawmakers pass bill to help missing elderly,” (Associated Press via _Albany Times-Union_, June 17, 2011).
www.timesunion.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “For boomers, the R-word has changed to reality,” by David Humphries (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 18, 2011).
www.smh.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “GPs should report elderly road menaces: RACQ,” by Tony Moore (_Brisbane Times_, June 17, 2011).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “More aware of elder abuse,” by Don Butler (_National Post_ [Don Mills], June 17, 2011).
www.nationalpost.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors lack right to plan final years,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, June 16, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

14. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungarians stage ‘clown’ rally against benefit cuts,” (_BBC News_, June 16, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13801279…

15. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Treasury plan to preserve pension funds,” by Sure Kamhunga (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg], June 17, 2011).
www.businessday.co.za…

16. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Private Sector Pension Bill still in order paper, says opposition,” by Yohan Perera (_Daily Mirror_ [Colombo], June 16, 2011).
print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/47122.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Danny Alexander denies public sector pension ‘assault’,” (_BBC News_, June 17, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13800573…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensions concession for low-paid workers,” by Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], June 17, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/17/pensions-concession-low-paid-workers…

19. UK NEWS: “Small businesses warn against compulsory pension schemes,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 17, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/8580338/Small-businesses-warn-against-compulsory-pension-schemes.html…

20. WORLD NEWS: “Companies face tougher pension burden disclosures,” (_Reuters_, June 16, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Memory Implant Gives Rats Sharper Recollection,” by Benedict Carey (_New York Times_, June 17, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “USC researchers find new clues about protein linked to Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “HRT May Reduce Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, June 16, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Diet tied to lower risk of vision loss in old age,” by Kerry Grens (_Reuters_, June 17, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

25. “How many US deaths are caused by poverty, low levels of education and other social factors?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

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