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September 30, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2927–September 30, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2927–September 30, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Hospitals push hike in age for Medicare,” by Tracy Jan (_Boston Globe_, September 30, 2011).
www.boston.com…

2. “State, local pension funds continue to recover,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, September 29, 2011). Note: _WP_ September require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Public pensions get a lift from stocks: Census,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, September 29, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

4. “What Is Retirement, Anyway?” by Ted Robbins (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Sep. 30, 2011). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 6 minutes, 49 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

5. “More Realize They Face Pricey Long-Term Care,” by Julie Rovner (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Sep. 29, 2011). In addition to the print story and transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 21 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

6. “Forget Florida: Colder Climes Top Retirement List,” (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Sep. 30, 2011). An audio transcript (running time: 1 minutes, 28 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. MINNESOTA NEWS: “National survey: Seniors have it best in Twin Cities,” by Paul Walsh (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, September 29, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Burgeoning pension crisis,” (_Waterbury Republican American_, September 30, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.rep-am.com…

9. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma teachers’ retirement fund reduces unfunded liability,” by Michael McNutt (_Okaloman_ [Oklahoma City], September 30, 2011).
newsok.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Gov: Pension overhaul won’t cut existing benefits,” by Erika Niedowski (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, September 30, 2011, Blog).
www.boston.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australian pension funds pressure News Corp board,” by Rod McGuirk (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 30, 2011).
news.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Give tax breaks to those most in need,” by Jessica Irvine (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 30, 2011). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Number of boomers working past retirement skyrockets,” by Nicholas Van Praet (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], September 29, 2011).
business.financialpost.com…

14. EUROPE NEWS: “Is Europe aging into oblivion?” by Patrick Buchanon (_Ashbury Park [New Jersey] Press_, September 29, 2011). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.app.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Decades to cut pension bill despite shake-up,” by Anne-Marie Walsh and Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 30, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/decades-to-cut-pension-bill-despite-shakeup-2892421.html…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Big fall in risk of poverty for over-65s,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 30, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Side-effects reported after prostate cancer care,” by Olivia Kelly (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 30, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Ministry mulls making homemakers eligible for 50% of pension,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], September 30, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110929006230.htm…

19. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Govt pension fund underperforms,” (_Independet_, September 30, 2011).
www.iol.co.za…

20. UK NEWS: “Default retirement age end hailed,” by Vicky Shaw (_Independent_ [London], September 30, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/default-retirement-age-end-hailed-2363525.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Abnormal Protein May Explain Loss of Smell With Alzheimer’s,” (_HealthDay_, September 29, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Otherwise Healthy Older Men Undertreated for Prostate Cancer: Study,” (_HealthDay_, September 29, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Singing May Help Some Stroke Victims Regain Speech,” (_HealthDay_, September 29, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Review of stroke treatment could save lives,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 29, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2926–September 29, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2926–September 29, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1, “Federal benefits, pensions explode,” by Dennis Cauchon (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.us…

2. “Military retirees say benefits hard-earned,” by Dennis Cauchon (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.us…

3. “CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to Pay Monthly Medical-Home Fee of 20 dollars per Patient,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 29, 2011).  Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

4. “‘Retirement Heist’: How Firms Trimmed Pensions” (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Sep. 29, 2011). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 47 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

5. “Social Security: The ‘Third Rail’ No More?” by Greg Allen (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Sep. 28, 2011). In addition to the print story and transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 24 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

6. “How Severe Are Problems With Social Security?” by Gwen Ifill (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, Sep. 28, 2011). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds) is available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

7. “Saving For Retirement: How Much Do You Need?” by Jennifer Ludden (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Sep. 28, 2011). In addition to the print story and transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 1 second) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARIZONA NEWS: “Phoenix mayoral election 2011: Pension reform,” by Lynh Bui (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.azcentral.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Some Gov(ernor). Jerry Brown appointees get pension and paycheck,” by Shane Goldmacher and Patrick McGreevy (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 29, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Francisco Pension Reform Bills Explained In Plain English,” by Aaron Sorkin (huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose unions offer pension concessions,” by John Woolfolk (_San Jose Mercury News_, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.mercurynews.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois lawmakers must make pension reform a priority” (_Rockford Register Star_, Sep. 29, 2011). Note: this is a _RRS_ Editorial.
www.rrstar.com…

13. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Changes shore up 3 billion dollar Oklahoma pension liability,” by Sean Murphy (_Oklahoma City Oklahoman_, Sep. 29, 2011).
newsok.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Joint legislative panel considers options for resolving R.I. pension crisis,” by Philip Marcelo (_Providence Journal_, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. ARMENIA NEWS: “Pensions to be increased by 3 thousand drams in Armenia by the project of the state budget for 2012–Finance Ministry” (AKRA news agency, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.arka.am/eng/economy/2011/09/29/28099.html…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s rising debt and aging population worry budget officer,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “New pensions for public sector,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Free up pensions cash for spending – IBEC (employer’s organization)” (Raidio Teilifis Eireann, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.rte.ie/news/2011/0929/ibec-business.html…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly ‘at lower risk of poverty’,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “World’s Biggest Pension Fund to Start Emerging Stocks Investment,” by Tomoko Yamazaki and Komaki Ito (Bloomberg News, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

21. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Higher retirement age will benefit the economy,” by Jagdev Singh Sidhu (_Malaysia Star_ [Petaling Jaya, Selangor], Sep. 29, 2011).
biz.thestar.com…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Warning rest homes face squeeze,” by Simon Collins (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10755117…

23. PALESTINE NEWS: “Elderly Represent 4.4% of Palestinian Population” (Palestine News and Information Agency, Sep. 29, 2011)>
english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=17584…

24. TAIWAN NEWS: “Ways to exclude the rich from farmers’ pensions undecided: COA (Council of Agriculture)” (Taiwannews.com….tw, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.taiwannews.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Top 5 pension issues for consumers,” by Lucy Warwick-Ching (_Financial Times_ [London], Sep. 29, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

26. UK NEWS: “CBI (employer’s organization) warns on pensions move,” by Nicholas Timmins (_Financial Times_ [London], Sep. 29, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

27. UK NEWS: “(Labour Party leader Ed) Miliband calls for pension talks” (Press Association via Google News, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.google.com…

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28. UK NEWS: “More unions vote on pension strikes,” by Alan Jones (_Independent_ [London], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/more-unions-vote-on-pension-strikes-2363009.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Heads (Head Teachers) begin pensions strike vote” (Press Association via Google News, Sep. 28, 2011).
www.google.com…

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MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Middle-aged women happier with moderate exercise,” by Fran Lowry (Reuters Health, Sep. 29, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Cocaine users have 45 percent increased risk of glaucoma” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Living with dementia and making decisions” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Dementia patients face burdensome transitions in last 90 days” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 28, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2925–September 28, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2925–September 28, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Debt panel eyes dual Medicare/Medicaid patients,” by Donna Smith (Reuters Health, Sep. 28, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Postal workers push supercommittee to delay benefits payment,” by Pete Kasperowicz (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC], Sep. 28, 2011).
thehill.com…

3. “Congress gambling with care of elderly in nursing homes,” by Stuart Shapiro (_Allentown [Pennsylvania] Morning Call_, Sep. 28, 2011). Note: this is an _AMC_ Opinion piece.
www.mcall.com…

4. “Boomers’ ‘Delusion’ About Health In Retirement,” by Julie Rovner (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Sep. 28, 2011). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 37 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

5. “Recession A Tougher Hit For The Middle-Aged,” by Yuki Noguchi (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Sep. 28, 2011). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 48 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

6. “Poll: Seniors Disappointed By Golden Years,” by Greg Allen (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Sep. 27, 2011). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 45 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Legal opinion could spell trouble for plan to roll back L.A. pension costs,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 28, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Keeping pension fury in perspective,” by Stephen Gale (_Santa Rosa Press Democrat_, Sep. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _SRPD_ Opinion piece.
www.pressdemocrat.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Survey has Illinois pension funds on edge over control,” by Sean F. Driscoll (_Rockford Register Star_, Sep. 28, 2011).
www.rrstar.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “State employees challenging legality of pension law want to combine lawsuit” (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Sep. 28, 2011).
www.nj.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York Pension’s (Chief Investment Officer Larry) Schloss Raising Allocation to Private Equity,” by Beth Jinks and Jason Kell (Bloomberg News, Sep. 27, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

12. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Elderly in need rely on failing Social Security system benefits,” by Cary Aspinwall (_Tulsa World_, Sep. 28, 2011).
www.tulsaworld.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Bad pension example” (_Charleston Post and Courier_, Sep. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _CPS_ Editorial.
www.postandcourier.com…

14. VIRGNIA NEWS: “Postal workers: Tap pension funds to avert closures,” by Philip Walzer (_Norfolk Virginian-Pilot_, Sep. 28, 2011).
hamptonroads.com…

15. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Washington state’s public pensions are among nation’s best-funded,” by Steve Hill and Theresa Whitmarsh (_Seattle Times_, Sep. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _ST_ Opinion piece.
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRAILIA/UK NEWS: “Australia announces pension reforms: Changes to Australia’s pension rules could have a big impact on British expats living in the country,” by Justin Harper (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/8793850/Australia-announces-pension-reforms.html…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Banks face pension funding shortfalls,” by Barry Critchley (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Sep. 28, 2011).
business.financialpost.com…

18. LEBANON NEWS: “Businessmen call for pension fund program” (_Daily Star_ [Beirut], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.dailystar.com…

19. MALAYSIA NEWS: “500,000 to benefit (from new retirement law),” by Lydia Gomez and Rozanna Latiff (_New Straits Times_ [Kuala Lumpur], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.nst.com…

20. NIGERIA NEWS: “What the New Pension Scheme Is Yet to Address,” by Nanna Selkur (_Leadership_ [Abuja] via allAfrica.com…, Sep. 27, 2011).
allafrica.com…

21. UK NEWS: “A third of Brits (British) cancel pension contributions,” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/sep/28/brits-cancel-pensions-contributions…

22. UK NEWS: “Frozen pensions campaigners start new petition: A group of retired British expats battling to receive cost-of-living pension increases have launched a new petition to promote their cause,” by Leah Hyslop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/8792005/Frozen-pensions-campaigners-start-new-petition.html…

23. UK NEWS: “(One) Third ‘plan to use home as pension'” (Press Association via Google News, Sep. 27, 2011).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Strict diabetes treatment does not improve memory,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, Sep. 27, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Coffee linked with lower depression risk in women,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, Sep. 27, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Gene may be good target for tough-to-kill prostate cancer cells” (Purdue University [West Lafayette, Indiana] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 26, 2011).
www.purdue.edu…

27. “New UC Research Promises Better Collection of Prostate Cancer Cells (University of Cincinnati [Ohio] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.uc.edu…

28. “First detection of pregnancy protein in older people destined for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “End-of-life discussions do not affect survival rates, study shows” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Alzheimer’s protein kills nerve cells in nose” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Resuscitation ‘denies the elderly a peaceful death’,” by Myrtille van Bommel (Radio Netherlands, Sep. 28, 2011).
www.rnw.nl…

32. “Racial health disparities discovered in elderly women in the US” (International Federation of Gynecology news release, Sep. 28, 2011).
www.figo.org…

September 27, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2924–September 27, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2924–September 27, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Partisan politics complicate efforts shore up Social Security,” by Bob Secter and Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, September 27, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

2. “Coming Soon: A National Strategy on Alzheimer’s,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, September 26, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “Retirement: Reality Not As Rosy As Expectations,” by Jennifer Ludden (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, September 27, 2011, MP3 and Flash player format, running time 4 minutes 4 seconds).
www.npr.org…

4. “To Save on Health Care, First Crack Down on Fraud,” by Kathleen Sharp (_New York Times_, September 27, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “401(k) savers who get advice get higher returns,” Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, September 26, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Congress must protect funds for aging America, advocates say,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. LOUISIANA NEWS: “State lawmakers can join retirement system through loophole,” by Mike Hasten (_Shreveport Times_, September 27, 2011).
www.shreveporttimes.com…

8. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Lawmakers ponder pensions,” by Matt Wynn (_Omaha World-Herald_, September 27, 2011).
www.omaha.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Senior citizens attracted to campus settings,” by Andy Sedlak (_Middletown Journal_, September 26, 2011).
www.middletownjournal.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Two Pa. bills would remove barriers to home caregiving,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 26, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. IRELAND NEWS: “State sector pensions to face reform after 2014,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 27, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Use of pension to reduce debt is rejected,” by Deaglan de Breadun (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 27, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly forced to wait two years for eye op,” by Eilish Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 27, 2011).
www.independent.ie/health/latest-news/elderly-forced-to-wait-two-years-for-eye-op-2887866.html…

14. TAIWAN NEWS: “Mechanism should set farmer pension: Wu,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], September 27, 2011).
www.chinapost.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Pension laws wipe out red tape savings,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8790899/Pension-laws-wipe-out-red-tape-savings.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Better pensions promised as ABI changes annuity rules,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8790080/Better-pensions-promised-as-ABI-changes-annuity-rules.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “New modeling of brain’s circuitry may bring better understanding of Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Marker for Alzheimer’s disease rises during day and falls with sleep,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Hip Fracture in Elderly Women Boosts 1-Year Mortality,” by Kate Johnson (_Medscape Medical News_, September 27, 2011). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration prior to providing content.
www.medscape.com…

20. “Elderly patients may be undertreated for prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer,” (_HealthDay_, September 27, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer,” (_HealthDay_, September 26, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Prevention of bedsores in long-term care homes cost-effective, study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Pregnant women who exercise protect their offspring against long-term neurodegenerative diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 26, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2923–September 26, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2923–September 26, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “President (Barack) Obama’s Medicare Proposals” (_New York Times_ Sep. 26, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “(President Barack) Obama Medicare reforms on margins,” by Paige Winfield Cunningham (_Washington Times_, Sep. 25, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “(Federal Reserve Bank Chair Ben) Bernanke’s Twist turns screws on battered U.S. pension funds,” by Brian Milner (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Sep. 26, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

4. “Study: Boomers Making More 401(k) Investing Mistakes Than Younger Folks,” by Janet Novack (_Forbes_, Sep. 26, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Will Drop In Price By 4 Percent,” by Matthew Sturdevant (_Hartford [Connecticut] Courant_ blog, Sep. 26, 2011).
blogs.courant.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Asks Kids To Talk to the Elderly About Safe Sex,” by Janie Campbell (WTVJ TV [Miami/Fort Lauderdale] Channel 6 news, Sep. 25, 2011).
www.nbcmiami.com…

7. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Study: NC government pension plan is well funded, isn’t lavish when compared with other states” (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Sep. 26, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

8. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Retirement short-lived for some teachers,” by Matthew DeFour (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Sep. 26, 2011).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. WORLD NEWS: “Greed of boomers led us to a total bust,” by Paul Sheehan (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales. Australia], Sep. 26, 2011.). Note this is a _SMH_ Opinion piece.
www.smh.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirement funds lose thousands,” by James McCullough and Karina Barrymore (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Sep. 24, 2011).
www.couriermail.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “WA (Western Australia) rule changes for elderly drivers” (Australian Associated Press via _Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Sep. 25, 2011).
www.smh.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Royal Bank (of Canada) ends defined-benefit pensions for new hires” (Canadian Press via _Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 24, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

13. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Second pension pillar–version 21,” by Beata Balogova (_Slovak Spectator [Bratislava], Sep. 26, 2011).
spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/43984/3/second_pension_pillar_version21.html…

14, SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Number of elderly people living alone rises,” by Bae Ji-sook (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Sep. 27, 2011).
www.koreaherald.com…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: “Farmer pension hike passes 2nd reading” (_China Post_ [Taipei], Sep. 26, 2011).
www.chinapost.com…

16. UK NEWS: “(Conservative-Liberal Democratic Party) Coalition ‘wrong’ on forces pension cuts, says Labour (Party),” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8788366/Coalition-wrong-on-forces-pension-cuts-says-Labour.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Market turmoil hits pension incomes ‘by 1,300 pounds'(2008.67 US dollars)” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 26, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15062307…

18. UK NEWS: “Labour must back strikes over pensions – (Dave) Prentis (General Secretary of Unison–UK’s largest public sector union),” by Victoria King (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 26, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15059395…

19. UK NEWS: “Don’t ask relatives to fill the elderly care gap,” by Ros Altmann (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 26, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/26/elderly-care-visiting-hours…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Scientists wage war on old age by tweaking our DNA,” by Clare Peddie (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Sep. 24, 2011).
www.adelaidenow.com…

21. “Fat chance: Extra weight won’t help you live longer after all,” by Alex Hutchinson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 26, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. “Zoledronic Acid in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Significant,” by Zosia Chustecka (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 26, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Roche bone drug eases pain in prostate cancer trial,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Sep. 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Award-winning research points toward Alzheimer’s vaccine” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Couples counseling helps improve the sex lives of prostate cancer survivors and their spouses” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “New hope for advanced post-menopausal breast cancer patients resistant to hormonal therapy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Abiraterone acetate improves fatigue in prostate cancer patients, says international clinical trial” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Bone-strengthening drug gives pain relief in prostate cancer bone metastases (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “New bone-targeting drug delays onset of metastases in hormone-resistant prostate cancer patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “UNH study sheds light on elderly leg strength” (_Foster’s Daily Democrat_ [Dover New Hampshire] via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Sep. 26, 2011).
www.boston.com…

September 23, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2922–September 23, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2922–September 23, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Long-term care looks doomed as federal program,” by Paige Winfield Cunningham (_Washington Times_, September 22, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

2. “U.S. cuts staff from disabled program, weighs future,” by Anna Yukhananov (_Reuters_, September 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Nursing homes fight supercommittee cuts,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], September 22, 2011).
thehill.com…

4. “Dead federal retirees are paid $120 million annually, report says,” by Ed O’Keefe (_Washington Post_, September 22, 2011). Note: _WP_ September require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “How state lawmakers pump up pensions in ways you can’t,” by Thomas Frank (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 23, 2011).
www.us…

6. “Think Before You Take From 401(k) Thought,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Ledger_ [Lakeland, Florida], September 22, 2011).
www.theledger.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] officials are fined for not properly reporting gifts,” by Marc Lifsher and Patrick McGreevy (_Los Angeles Times_, September 23, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. County deputies’ pension disclosures postponed,” by Catherine Saillant (_Los Angeles Times_, September 23, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida pension funds take $30 million hit as big banks profit,” by Sydney P. Freedberg (_St. Petersburg Times_, September 23, 2011).
www.tampabay.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Republican lawmaker calls for end to union leaders’ costly pension perks,” by Jason Grotto and John Byrne (_Chicago Tribune_, September 23, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

11. IOWA NEWS: “Per diem pay sweetens pensions of legislators,” by Jason Clayworth (_Des Moines Register_, September 23, 2011).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

12. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “No easy fix to retirement system woes,” by Tom Fahey (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], September 23, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Elderly can reduce risk of falling,” by Rita Price (_Columbus Dispatch_, September 23, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Towns getting windfall for pension funds,” by Rich Lord (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 23, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirement funds lose thousands,” by James Mccullough and Karina Barrymore (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], September 24, 2011).
www.couriermail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors languish in hospital beds waiting for proper care, hushed report says,” by Theresa Boyle (_Toronto Star_, September 23, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/article/1058357–seniors-languish-in-hospital-beds-waiting-for-proper-care-hushed-report-says…

17. CHINA NEWS: “Pension insurance to cover all Chinese senior citizens by 2015,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], September 23, 2011).
news.xinhuanet.com…

18. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Pensions for self-employed,” (_Sri Lanka Daily News_ [Colombo], September 23, 2011).
www.dailynews.lk/2011/09/23/cdnstory.asp?sid=20110923_01&imid=pension-scheme.jpg&dt=%5BSeptember%2023%202011%5D…

19. TAIWAN NEWS: “KMT changes position on subsidy for elderly farmers,” by Shih Hsiu-chuan (_Taipei Times_, September 23, 2011).
www.taipeitimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “More middle-aged are living alone,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8783005/More-middle-aged-are-living-alone.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Local Government Group reveals new plan,” (_BBC News_, September 23, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15030097…

22. UK NEWS: “Dilnot: old people will be condemned to life of anxiety,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8782908/Dilnot-old-people-will-be-condemned-to-life-of-anxiety.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “A micro-RNA as a key regulator of learning and Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Opioids linked to higher risk of pneumonia in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Elderly breast cancer patients risk treatment discrimination,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 22, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2921–September 22, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2921–September 22, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “AARP to ‘super committee’: Hands off Social Security and Medicare,” by Michael Muskal (_Los Angeles Times_, September 21, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “In Fla., GOP hopeful Romney raises new questions for rival Perry on Social Security’s future,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, September 21, 2011). Note: _WP_ September require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Should rich people pay more for Medicare?” (_Reuters_, September 22, 2011, Blog).
blogs.reuters.com…

4. “Wyden urges supercommittee to improve care coordination in Medicare and Medicaid,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], September 21, 2011).
thehill.com…

5. “Analysis: Fed’s twist moves hurts company pension plans,” by Aaron Pressman (_Reuters_, September 21, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Do Social Safety Net Programs Shrink Gap in U.S. Economic Inequality?” (_Public Broadcasting System Newhour with Jim Lehrer_, show airing September 21, 2011, Flash Player and MP3 format, running time 9 minutes 31 seconds). Note: A transcript of the segment is available.
www.pbs.org…

7. “White Lies and Worse,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, September 21, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

8. “Long-term-care insurance: Most still don’t buy in,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, September 21, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

9. “Boomer women facing future of constant change,” by Jane Glenn Haas (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, September 22, 2011).
www.star-telegram.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ALASKA NEWS: “Retirement board hears of growing debt, calls for action,” by Pat Forgey (_Juneau Empire_, September 22, 2011).
juneauempire.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Reps support, cautious on pension reform,” by Jesse Roman (_Salem News_, September 22, 2011).
www.salemnews.com…

12. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Retirement board drops suit over pension rates,” by Joseph G. Cote (_Nashua Telegraph_, September 22, 2011).
www.nashuatelegraph.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. auditor warns of pension crisis’ effect on municipalities,” by Barbara Polichetti (_Providence Journal_, September 22, 2011).
www.projo.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI pension debate could hinge on legal challenges,” by David Klepper (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, September 21, 2011).
www.boston.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. GREECE NEWS: “Greece raises taxes, hacks pensions,” by Derek Gatopoulos and Nicholas Paphitis (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, September 22, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Cabinet to examine pension tax relief,” by Ciara O’Brien and Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_, September 22, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. NIGERIA NEWS: “PenCom rues over non-remittance of pension funds,” by Victor Ahiuma-Young (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], September 22, 2011).
www.vanguardngr.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Head teachers announce ballot date for pensions strike,” (_BBC News_, September 22, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15018427…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “How One Small Group Sets Doctors’ Pay,” by Pauline W. Chen (_New York Times_, September 22, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

20. “Longevity Gene Debate Opens Trans-Atlantic Rift,” by Nicholas Wade (_New York Times_, September 22, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Is the ‘longevity gene’ nearing the end of its life?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Millie puts seal on dementia advance,” by Amy Corderoy (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 23, 2011).
www.smh.com…

23. “What’s In That Wine Glass May Not Prevent Aging After All,” by Jon Hamilton (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing September 21, 2011, Flash Player and MP3 format, running time 4 minutes 41 seconds).
www.npr.org…

24. “In Older Men, Prostate Biopsies Can Raise Risk of Hospitalization,” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, September 22, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “UCLA researchers develop system that finds prostate cancer spread earlier than conventional imaging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Stressed and strapped: Caregivers for friends, relatives suffer emotional and financial strain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “YouTube videos can inaccurately depict Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2920–September 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2920–September 21, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “In Cuts to Health Programs, Experts See Difficult Task in Protecting Patients,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_ Sep. 21,  2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Senior Medicare Patrols help fight fraud,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 21, 2011).
www.us…

3. “U.S. delays new rules on retirement plan advice,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.detnews.com…

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4. “In Florida, (Republican Party Presidential candidate Mitt) Romney Belittles (Republican Party Presidential candidate Rick) Perry on Social Security,” by Jeff Zeleny (_New York Times_ blog, Sep. 21, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Can (Republican Party Presidential candidate Mitt) Romney bait (Republican Party Presidential candidate Rick) Perry on Social Security?” by Dan Balz (_Washington Post_ Sep. 21,  2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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6. “Social Security at risk right now,” by Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozel (www.politico.com…, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.politico.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Riverside County workers decry prospect of pension cuts,” by Erica Felci (_Palm Springs Desert Sun_, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.mydesert.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Long Beach council approves groundbreaking pension reform,” by Eric Bradley (_Long Beach Press-Telegram, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.presstelegram.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “‘Tip of the spear’ of pension reform in San Diego” (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana], Sep. 21, 2011). Note: this is an _OCR_ Editorial.
www.ocregister.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fla. Lawmakers Evaluating Changes Made to Pension System,” by Brandon Larrabee (News Service of Florida via WCTV Channel 6 [Thomasville, Georgia/Tallahassee, Florida] News, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.wctv.tv…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida’s pension plan drops 12 billion dollars in three months amid global debt crisis” (_Miami Herald_ blog, Sep. 20, 2011).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Baltimore) County eyes early retirement offer to trim employee ranks,” by Jon Meoli (_Baltimore Sun_, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.baltimoresun.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI Treasurer to brief lawmakers on pension woes” (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.boston.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(Economist) Dean Baker: (State Treasurer Gina) Raimondo-(Governor Lincoln) Chafee pension ideas look ‘fairly harsh,” by Ted Nesi (WPRI Channel 12 [Providence, Rhode Island/New Bedford, Massachusetts] News blog, Sep. 21, 2011).
blogs.wpri.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Low-cost default super plan will boost retirement,” by Clancy Yeates (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Sep. 22, 2011).
www.smh.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alzheimer’s disease a scourge we can’t afford to forget,” by Henry Brodaty and Glenn Rees (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Sep. 21, 2011). Note: this is a _MH_ Opinion piece.
www.smh.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Complete the unfinished business of pension reform” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Sep. 21, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T110920005387.htm…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Fears of surge in dementia,” by Paul Easton (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington] via stuff.co.nz, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/5658040/Fears-of-surge-in-dementia/…

19. UKRAINE NEWS: “(Member of Parliament Arseniy) Yatseniuk to declare illegal Rada’s (Verkhovna Rada–Ukrainian Parliament) adoption of pension reform” (Interfax-Ukraine via _Post_ [Kyiv], Sep. 21, 2011).
www.kyivpost.com…

20. UK NEWS: “We’ll soften pension blow for women, says pensions minister Steve Webb,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 21, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/8778065/Well-soften-pension-blow-for-women-says-pensions-minister-Steve-Webb.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Rising cost of living leaves over-55s further behind,” by Sion Barry (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales], Sep. 21, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/personal-finance/2011/09/21/rising-cost-of-living-leaves-over-55s-further-behind-91466-29456239/…

22. UK NEWS: “Talks bid to avert pension strikes” (Press Association via Google News, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.google.com…

23. VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY: “Aged need more social security” (Vietnam News Agency, Sep. 21, 2011).
vietnamnews.vnagency.com…

24. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Economic and AIDS Crises in Zimbabwe Force Elderly Women to Live in Poverty,” by Chumile Jamela (www.globalpressinstitute.org…, Sep. 21, 2011).
www.globalpressinstitute.org…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Predicting Sex Life After Prostate Cancer,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_ Sep. 21, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

26. “Laughter lift” (University of New South Wales [Australia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 21,  2011).
www.unsw.edu…

27. “UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) scientists uncover potential target for treating common form of early-onset dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “New genetic mutation is the most common cause of familial forms of frontotemporal dementia and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Scientists turn back the clock on adult stem cells aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Genetic differences may cause higher rates of prostate cancer in African-American men” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 20, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2919–September 20, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2919–September 20, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama Proposes $320 Billion in Medicare and Medicaid Cuts Over 10 Years,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, September 20, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Obama’s deficit plan tightens squeeze on Medicare,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Seattle Post-Intelligencer_, September 20, 2011).
www.seattlepi.com…

3. “Retirement plans: Rules for advisers delayed,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], September 20, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

4. “Demographics Are Against Social Security,” by Christopher Faille (_Forbes_, September 19, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.forbes.com…

5. “Obama plan asks federal workers to contribute more to retirement,” by Pete Kasperowicz (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], September 19, 2011).
thehill.com…

6. “Working with Alzheimer’s is possible, healthy,” by Andrea Kay (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 19, 2011).
www.us…

7. “Making Your Retirement Savings Plan More Equitable,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, September 20, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. COLORADO NEWS: “Suit seeks PERA retiree benefit data,” by John Norton (_Pueblo Chieftian_, September 20, 2011).
www.chieftain.com…

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “MacArthur ‘genius’ grant goes to D.C. activist who fights elder abuse,” by Christian Davenport (_Washington Post_, September 19, 2011). Note: _WP_ September require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Lawmakers: Regulators need to crack down on ALFS,” by Michael Sallah and Carol Marbin Miller (_Miami Herald_, September 19, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

11. IOWA NEWS: “Giving seniors ‘Sure Steps’,” by Stephanie Wise (_Iowa City Press-Citizen_, September 20, 2011).
www.press-citizen.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State says city pension suitably funded,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 20, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly Australians heading to housing struggle street,” (_News.com.au_, September 20, 2011).
www.news.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Share market instability takes its toll on super,” by Karina Barrymore (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne], September 21, 2011).
www.heraldsun.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The global cost of dementia,” by Danny Rose (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 21, 2011).
news.theage.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension fund fees ‘must be comparable’,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 20, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/pension-fund-fees-must-be-comparable-2881161.html…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch companies see Euro 1bn deficit rise in 2010,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], September 20, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Confidence in pensions hits record low,” by James Hall and Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Septmeber 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8774970/Confidence-in-pensions-hits-record-low.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Diabetes may significantly increase your risk of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Dementia trial needs help,” by Kate Hagan (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 20, 2011).
www.theage.com…

21. “More Evidence Links Diabetes, Dementia,” by Ellin Holohan (_HealthDay_, September 19, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Heart Failure Care Influenced by Insurance Coverage,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, September 19, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Aging: Health Gains From a Small Drink a Day,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, September 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

September 19, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2918–September 19, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2918–September 19, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Retiree Benefits for the Military Could Face Cuts,” by James Dao and Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_ Sep. 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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2. “Why (Republican Party Presidential candidate) Rick Perry is wrong about Social Security,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 16, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

3. “Social Security is no Ponzi scheme” (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 19, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Demographics Are Against Social Security,” by Christopher Faille (_Forbes_, Sep. 19, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

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5. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) going easy on its own 2003 Medicare drug benefit,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Washington [DC] Times_, Sep. 18, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

6. “(President Barack) Obama vows to veto Medicare cuts without tax reform” (Reuters Health, Sep. 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

7. “Smell like a senior citizen: Seniors should have our own scents, perfumes that could help dispel some serious prejudices and stereotypes about older people,” by Sy Rosen (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 18, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Op Ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

8. “With interest rates so low, what’s a saver to do? The microscopic yields from their bank accounts are especially hard on the elderly, many of whom rely on interest income to pay basic living expenses. But there are few safe alternatives,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 18, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. “Spotlighting 401(k) Plans, Thanklessly,” by Ron Lieber (_New York Times_ Sep. 17, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. “(Pat) Robertson Stirs Passions With Suggestion to Divorce an Alzheimer’s Patient,” by Erik Eckholm (_New York Times_ Sep. 17, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. “(President Barack) Obama calls for raising employee contributions to retirement plans,” by Joe Davidson (_Washington Post_ blog, Sep. 19, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. “Singles Less Prepared for Retirement, Survey Shows,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_ blog, Sep. 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

13. BOOK REVIEW: “When Retirees Are Shortchanged,” a review of _Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit From the Nest Eggs of American Workers_,” by Ellen E. Schultz, reviewed by Bryan Burrough (_New York Times_ Sep. 18, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

14. CONCERT REVIEW: “Glen Campbell at Irvine Auditorium,” by Dan Deluca (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Sep. 16, 2011).
www.philly.com…

15. “Jon Hendricks: The Father Of Vocalese At 90,” by Lara Pellegrinelli (US National Public Radio _All Things Condsidered_, Sep. 16, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio [running time: 6 minutes, 19 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

16. ARIZONA NEWS: “(Republican Presidential candidates Rick) Perry, (Mitt) Romney push Social Security message to seniors in Arizona,” by Amy Gardner ((_Washington Post_ blog, Sep. 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Dueling city pension measures on S.F. ballot,” by Heather Knight (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Sep. 18, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

18. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Complaint alleges coverup in SAG (Screen Actors Guild) pension plan embezzlement scheme” (_Los Angeles Times_ blog, Sep. 16, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

19. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado treasurer plans to sue state pension fund for access to data,” by Jennifer Brown (_Denver Post_, Sep. 19, 2011).
www.denverpost.com…

20. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Don’t add to pension problem by upping cost-of-living raises” (_Boston Globe_, Sep. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _BG_ Editorial.
www.boston.com…

21. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Medicare a ball of confusion for seniors, boomers,” by Jackie Crosby (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Sep. 19, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

22. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Pension talk raises anxiety for workers,” by Elizabeth Crisp (_Jackson Clarion-Ledger_, Sep. 18, 2011).
www.clarionledger.com…

23. MISSOURI NEWS: “Pension reform plans hit taxpayers, KC employees” (_Kansas City Star_, Sep. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _KCS_ Editorial.
www.kansascity.com…

24. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pgh avoids state pension takeover,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Sep. 19, 2011).
earlyreturns.sites.post-gazette.com…

25. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Retirees allege investment fraud and fault Philadelphia lawyer,” by Chris Mondics (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Sep. 18, 2011).
articles.philly.com…

26. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Tiny RI takes on enormous public pension problem,” by David Klepper (Associated Press via Google News, Sep. 18, 2011).
www.google.com…

27. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. judicial pensions a lightning rod for public ire,” by Mike Stanton (_Providence Journal_, Sep. 18, 2011).
www.projo.com…

28. TEXAS NEWS: “How Privatized Social Security Works in Galveston,” by Becca Aaronson (_New York Times_ Sep. 18, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. VIRGINIA NEWS: “State pension: Passing the buck” (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, Sep. 18, 2011). Note: this is a _RTD_ Editorial.
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

30. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Financial abuse of elderly Australians spikes,” by Rachel Carbonell (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 19, 2011).
www.abc.net…

31. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Canberra ‘refuses to fund’ study of elderly nutrition,” by Verity Edwards (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

32. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension rate rise will cost unemployed and disabled,” by Peter Martin (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.smh.com…

33. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Funds gap delays retirement (in Tasmania),” by Sally Glaetzer (_Mercury_ [Hobart], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.themercury.com…

34. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa to try to head off Air Canada strike,” by Scott Deveau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 19, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/fp/story/2011/09/19/5423913.html…

35. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “LN (Lidove noviny [Prague] newspaper) poll: Half of Czechs not to use private pension funds” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech Press Agency via _Monitor [Prague], Sep. 19, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

36. GREECE NEWS: “Greek workers opt for retirement ahead of job cuts” (Agence France Presse via _Journal_ [Edmonton, Alberta, Canada], Sep. 17, 2011).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

37. INDIA NEWS: “Homes not ‘home’ for India’s elderly,” by Abhaya Srivastava (Agence France Presse via Google News, Sep. 18, 2011).
www.google.com…

38. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Key union backs Dutch pension reform” (Radio Netherlands, Sep. 17, 2011).
www.rnw.nl…

39. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Major union Bondgenoten again rejects revised pension reform plan” (Dutchnews.nl…, Sep. 17, 2011).
www.dutchnews.nl…

40. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Your pension is being discussed,” by David Fisher (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Sep. 18, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10752530…

41. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “A third of elderly ‘must choose between eating and heating’,” by Claire McNeilly (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/a-third-of-elderly-must-choose-between-eating-and-heating-16051734.html…

42. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Big firms dodge pension payments,” by Bae Ji-sook (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Sep. 20, 2011).
www.koreaherald.com…

43. THAILAND NEWS: “The lack of a plan for 10m(illion) elderly Thais is astounding,” by Achara Deboonme (_Nation_ [Bangkok], Sep. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _Nation_ Opinion piece.
www.nationmultimedia.com…

44. UK NEWS: “Workers in the dark on pensions,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8768945/Workers-in-the-dark-on-pensions.html…

45. UK NEWS: “Over-55s take more gap years than students,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/travel/8773631/Over-55s-take-more-gap-years-than-students.html…

46. VATICAN CITY NEWS: “Vatican stresses dignity of elderly in reaction to UN (United Nations) report,” by Kevin J. Jones (Catholic News Agency, Sep. 17, 2011).
www.catholicnewsagency.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

47. “End of Alzheimer’s curse ‘a decade away’,” by Stephen Lunn (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

48. “A mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s,” by Peggy Stacy (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 19, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

49. “Queen’s pioneers prostate cancer breakthrough” (Queen’s University [Belfast, Northern Ireland] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.qub.ac.uk/home/TheUniversity/GeneralServices/News/PressReleases/Title,253057,en.html…

50. “Link between aging and Huntington’s disease provides candidate therapeutic target” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

51. “Reassurance for dementia sufferers on impact of common drugs” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

52. “Osteoporosis Phase III data at 2011 ASBMR Show oral calcitonin tablet is safe and effective” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

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