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October 31, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2948–October 31, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2948–October 31, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “The debt fallout: How Social Security went ‘cash negative’ earlier than expected,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_ Oct. 30, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Social Security Bait And Switch, A Continuing Series,” by Paul Krugman (_New York Times blog, Oct. 30, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
krugman.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “Boo! WaPo (_Washington Post_) Dresses Up Like a Newspaper to Tell a Social Security Ghost Story,” by Richard Eskow (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 30, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

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4. “Who’s happier in retirement? Men or women?” by Jane Glenn Haas (_Orange County [California] Register_ via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Oct. 31, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

5. “The Recession’s Impact on Baby Boomer Retirement,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_, Oct. 31, 2011).
money.us…

6. “As more use hospice, Medicare sees sharp rise in costs, problems,” by Kate Santich (_Orlando [Florida] Sentinel_, Oct. 31, 2011).
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Governor Jerry) Brown has two reasons to push pension reform,” by George Skelton (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 31, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Brown’s pension plan leaves out CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System),” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, Oct. 29, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s Retirement-Age Increase Puts State in Rare Company,” by Christopher Palmeri (Bloomberg News, Oct. 31, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stuck in a pension bind” (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 31, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calif. cities take pension reform to the ballot,” by Judy Lin (_San Jose Mercury News_, Oct. 29, 2011).
www.mercurynews.com…

12. GEORGIA NEWS: “Push for broader public pension plans,” by Russell Grantham (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Oct. 30, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Lawmakers yet to tackle 85 billion dollar pension debt,” by Tammy Webber (Associated Press via _Northwest Herald_ [McHenry County], Oct. 29, 2011).
www.nwherald.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pensions the latest political risk for RI governor,” David Klepper (Associated Press via Google News, Oct. 30, 2011).
www.google.com…

15. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Participating in democracy just got tougher for elderly,” by Dave Zweifel (_Capital Times_ [Madison], Oct. 31, 2011). Note: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “Reality behind ‘pension envy’ not likely to vanish,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Oct. 31, 2011).
www.financialpost.com…

17. FIJI NEWS: “Fijian seniors demand pension extensions to over-70s” (Radio Australia News, Oct. 31, 2011).
www.radioaustralianews.net…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension repayments forgiven / Excess benefits paid out because recipients failed to change status” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 31, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111030002720.htm…

19. NIGERIA NEWS: “PenCom (National Pension Commission) – Retirement Savings Contributions Hit 290 Billion Naira (1.789 billion US dollars),” by Obinna Chima (_This Day_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Oct. 31, 2011).
allafrica.com…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Three in battle to be Labour’s (Party) chief back public sector strikes over pension changes,” by Tom Gordon (_Scottish Herald_ [Glasgow], Oct. 30, 2011).
www.heraldscotland.com…

21. SWEDEN NEWS: “Immigrants — Sweden’s new poor pensioners” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 31, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “UAE may force pensions on expats,” by Sophia Grene (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 31, 2011).
Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Plan to ease 1.3 trillion pound UK pension deficit (2.1 trillion US dollars),” by Richard Tyler (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 31, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8858775/Plan-to-ease-1.3-trillion-UK-pension-deficit.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Pension age concession bid blocked” (Press Association via Google News, Oct. 31, 2011).
www.google.com…

25. UK NEWS: “UK business pensions deficit hits record of 295 billion pounds (475.6 billion US dollars),” by Helia Ebrahimi (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 30, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/8857385/UK-business-pensions-deficit-hits-record-of-295bn.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Polestar pensions crisis to hit 8,000 staff,” by James Moore (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 29, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/polestar-pensions-crisis-to-hit-8000-staff-2377456.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Women bear brunt as dementia deaths rise to 25,000,” by Sarah Boseley (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 31, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/oct/28/dementia-deaths-women-increase…

28. UK NEWS: “More pre-pack administration deals come under scrutiny of pensions watchdog,” by Helia Ebrahimi (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 31, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/privateequity/8858448/More-pre-pack-administration-deals-come-under-scrutiny-of-pensions-watchdog.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Brain cell breakthrough in Alzheimer’s fight,” by Lyndsay Buckland (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Oct. 31, 2011).
www.scotsman.com…

30. “Ageing is an affliction we are all confronted with, but I’m not sure surgical enhancement is the answer,” by Sandi Tocksvig (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Oct. 30, 2011). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk//journalists/sandi-toksvig/8853480/Sandi-Toksvig-on-the-art-of-ageing.html…

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2947–October 28, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2947–October 28, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Rise in Medicare Premium Is Lower Than Predicted,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, October 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Part B premium increase to be less than expected,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, October 27, 2011). Note: _WP_ October require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Gay Retirement Havens Run Into Financial Difficulty,” by Dan Frosch (_New York Times_, October 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Our financial smarts erode quickly after age 60,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, October 27, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

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5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Brown Outlines Proposal to Cut California Pension Costs,” by Adam Nagourney (_New York Times_, October 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Gov. Jerry Brown risks backlash on pension plan,” by Anthony York and Michael J. Mishak (_Los Angeles Times_, October 28, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Jerry Brown: Raise public worker retirement age,” by Marisa Lagos (_San Francisco Chronicle_, October 27, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

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8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Budget Cuts Erase a Daily Lifeline for the Elderly and Disabled,” by Katharine Mieszkowski (_New York Times_, October 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “17 accused of Medicare fraud,” by Lisa Girion (_Los Angeles Times_, October 28, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. HAWAII NEWS: “Lawmakers Asked To Tighten Laws on Financial Abuse of Elderly,” by Jim Dooley (_Hawaii Reporter_ [Honolulu], October 27, 2011).
www.hawaiireporter.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Judge fighting Christie’s pension, health benefits asks N.J. Supreme Court to review case,” by MaryAnn Spato (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], October 27, 2011).
www.nj.com…

12. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Group urges protection of end-of-life decisions,” by Sandra Baltazar Martinez (_Sante Fe New Mexican_, October 27, 2011).
www.santafenewmexican.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island workers battle proposed pension changes,” by Erica Naone (_Reuters_, October 27, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Va. pension crisis to hit local budgets,” (_Daily Progress_ [Charlottesville], October 27, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www2.dailyprogress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Canada urged to end ‘pension apartheid’,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 28, 2011).
business.financialpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Nearly half of Ontario seniors do not see dentists regularly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

17. CHINA NEWS: “China’s new pension rules hit foreign firms in the wallet,” by Carolynne Wheeler (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 28, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. GREECE NEWS: “Pension funds protected from haircut, says Venizelos,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], October 28, 2011).
www.ekathimerini.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Labour and National in pensions clash,” by Danya Levy and John Hartevelt (_Stuff_, October 28, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/5867921/Labour-and-National-in-pensions-clash…

20. NORWAY NEWS: “Norway Oil Fund Lost $52 Billion in Quarter as Crisis Roils,” by Josiane Kremer (_Bloomberg_, October 28, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension savers hit 55-year low amid warning of ‘benefits timebomb’,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8853220/Pension-savers-hit-55-year-low-amid-warning-of-benefits-timebomb.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Misery for millions as elderly care funds cut,” by Tim Ross and Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8854308/Misery-for-millions-as-elderly-care-funds-cut.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Alzheimer’s and dementia cost has risen to Pn34 billion (US $54.4 bn) a year,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8853171/Alzheimers-and-dementia-cost-has-risen-to-34-billion-a-year.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “New findings contradict dominant theory in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Yeast model connects Alzheimer’s disease risk and amyloid beta toxicity,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Physicists manipulate single molecules to unravel secrets of protein folding,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Study finds no link between elderly patient activity and hospital falls,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “For Older Men, Lowered Testosterone May Mean Muscle Loss,” (_HealthDay_, October 28, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly,” (_HealthDay_, October 27, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, October 27, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Never too old to donate a kidney?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 27, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2946–October 27, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2946–October 27, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare’s 2012 premium increase is less than expected,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 27, 2011).
yourlife.us…

2. “(US Representative Nancy) Pelosi cautious on Medicare, Social Security cuts,” (Associated Press via _Arizona Daily Sun_ [Flagstaff], Oct. 27, 2011).
azdailysun.com…

3. “US pensions gap: regions of rancour,” by Hal Weitzman, Dan McCrum and Nicole Bullock (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 27, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

4. “4 Things That Are Reducing Your Social Security,” by Tim Begany (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

5. “(Republican Presidential candidate Rick) Perry’s Social Security Plan: A ‘Monstrous Lie’,” by Daniel Marans (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 27, 2011). Note: this is a huffingtonpost.com… Opinion piece.
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Living wills can make end-of-life decisions easier,” by Mary Shedden (_Tampa [Florida] Tribune_, Oct. 27, 2011).
www2.tbo.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Gov(ernor). Jerry Brown to unveil 12-point pension overhaul,” by Anthony York and Michael J. Mishak (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 27, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “More Than 1,700 Aetna Workers Opt For Early Retirement” by Matthew Sturdevant (_Hartford Courant_, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.courant.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Judge hears Fla. retirement contribution case,” by Bill Kaczor (Associated Press via _Miami Herald_, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension abuse reform legislation advances in House,” by Ray Long (_Chicago Tribune_, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Kan. panel mulls changes to public pension system” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “(Governor) Deval Patrick acts to thwart pension abuse,” by Chris Cassidy (_Boston Herald_, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.bostonherald.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Judge nixes (Governor Chris) Christie request to have N.J. judges contribute more toward pensions and benefits,” by MaryAnn Spoto (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.nj.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “Overhaul Planned for (New York) City’s Largest Pension Systems,” by Steven Greenhouse (_New York Times_ blog, Oct. 27, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “11 charged in possible 1 billion dollar NY rail pension probe” (Associated Press via Google News, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.google.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI pension debate draws 100s to Statehouse rallies,” by David Klepper (Associated Press via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

17. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Stock market swings throw state’s pension plan investing into turmoil,” by Hank Hayes (_Kingsport Times News_, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.timesnews.net…

18. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia Retirement Crisis is Manufactured?” by Monique Coppola (Public News Service, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.publicnewsservice.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “Defined pension plans threatened,” by Jock Finlayson (_Free Press_ [Winnipeg, Manitoba], Oct. 27, 2011). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Aging boomers want better health care than their parents are getting,” by Carmen Chai (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Call for fairer deal on pension savings,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. MALTA NEWS: “Fewer elderly people live alone in Malta than EU (European Union) average” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.timesofmalta.com…

23. MOZAMBIQUE NEWS: “700 protest over war pensions in Mozambique” (Agence France Presse via Google News, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.google.com…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Labour (Party) ‘sweetens’ retirement age plan,” by Tracy Watkins (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington] via stuff.co.nz, Oct. 28, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/5866590/Labour-sweetens-retirement-age-plan…

25. TAIWAN NEWS: “Cabinet backs new Labor Pension Act amendment,” by Shih Hsiu-chuan (_Times_ [Taipei], Oct. 28, 2011).
www.taipeitimes.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Teachers facing ‘pension poverty'” (Press Association via Google News, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.google.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension time bomb: numbers of people with a company pension at a 60-year low, says the ONS (Office of National Statistics),” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8852971/Pension-time-bomb-numbers-of-people-with-a-company-pension-at-a-60-year-low-says-the-ONS.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Women on full pension set to double” (Press Association via Google News, Oct. 27, 2011).
www.google.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Union tells own staff to pay in more for pensions,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8851647/Union-battling-pension-reform-tells-own-staff-to-pay-in-more.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Small firms ‘should not have to provide pensions’,” by Robert Winnett and Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8851788/Small-firms-should-not-have-to-provide-pensions.html…

31. UK/AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Frozen pension victims protest in Australia,” by Sean O’Hare (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/8851248/Frozen-pension-victims-protest-in-Australia.html…

32. WALES NEWS: “Wales faces an ageing society as population set to rise 12%,” by David Williamson (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/welsh-politics-news/2011/10/27/wales-faces-an-ageing-society-as-population-set-to-rise-12-91466-29669312/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “Older men with higher testosterone levels lose less muscle mass as they age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 26, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2945–October 26, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2945–October 26, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Venture Capitalists Put Money on Easing Medical Device Rules,” by Barry Meier and Janet Roberts (_New York Times_ Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Still No Relief in Sight for Long-Term Needs,” by Gardiner Harris and Robert Pear (_New York Times_ Oct. 24, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “A twist in Fed’s (Federal Reserve) Operation Twist: Costlier pension obligations,” by Allan Sloan (_Washington Post_ Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Military retirement plan not ‘unaffordable,’ defense official says,” by Steve Vogel (_Washington Post_ Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
(_Washington Post_ Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.

5. “Federal officials target Medicare’s poor-performing drug plans,” by Marilyn Werber Serafini (_Washington Post_ Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Top Republicans urge federal health officials to use moratoriums to fight Medicare fraud” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Oct. 26, 2011).  Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Four Ways the (Congressional) Supercomittee Can Trim Medicare Down to Size: View” (_Business Week_, Oct. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _BW_ Opinion piece.
www.businessweek.com…

8. “Social Security CPI (consumer price index) formula change opposed by most, poll finds,” by Josh Boak (politico.com…, Oct. 25, 2011).
www.politico.com…

9. “(US Representative Darrell) Issa proposes replacing FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) pensions with TSP (Thrift Savings Plan)-type plan,” by Stephen Losey (_Federal Times_ [Springfield, Virginia], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.federaltimes.com…

10. “Investment guidance for employees long overdue,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_ Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. “P&G (Proctor & Gamble Corporation) offers early retirement,” by David Holthaus (_Cincinnati [Ohio] Enquirer_, Oct. 26, 2011).
communitypress.cincinnati.com…

12. “Many boomers in poll say they won’t move for retirement; those who will seek affordability” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. “Prospects for retiring well worry many,” by David Hendricks (_San Antonio [Texas] Express_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.mysanantonio.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. ARIZONA NEWS: “Phoenix out more for pensions,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.azcentral.com…

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Los Angeles pension board cuts its expected investment return to 7.75%,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

16. FLORIDA NEWS: “Judge hearing Fla. retirement contribution case” (Associated Press via _Miami Herald_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

17. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “(Secretary of State William) Galvin accuses BNY (Bank of New York) Mellon of defrauding Mass. pension fund,” by Greg Turner (_Boston Herald_, Oct. 26, 2011).
news.bostonherald.com…

18. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Omaha firm: Change in overtime rule bad for home caregivers, elderly,” by Joseph Morton and Paul Goodsell (_Omaha World-Herald_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.omaha.com…

19. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “State pension funds / Still not secure” (_Press of Atlantic City_, Oct. 26, 2011). Note: his is a _PAC_ Editorial.
www.pressofatlanticcity.com…

20. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island pension debate heats up” (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.boston.com…

21. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Next for Newport Preservation: Gilded-Age Beeches,” by Cornelia Dean ((_New York Times_ Oct. 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Economist: S.C. faces big pension fund debt,” by Jamie Self (_Rock Hill Herald_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.heraldonline.com…

23. TEXAS NEWS: “Capitol fight over public pensions previewed,” by Kate Alexander (_Austin American-Statesman_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “No attempt to impose EU common retirement age,” by Ivan Camilleri (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.timesofmalta.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “‘Freedom 66’: Retirement age climbing, StatsCan (Statistics Canada) says,” by Misty Harris (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada withdraws pension challenge,” by Vanessa Lu (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

27. FINLAND NEWS: “Government opposed to changing retirement age” (_Helsingin Sanomat_ [Helsinki], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.hs.fi/english/article/Government+opposed+to+changing+retirement+age/1135269751649…

28. GUYANA NEWS: “Pension book distribution gaining momentum -beneficiaries satisfied with new distribution system” (National Communications Network [Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica], Oct. 26, 2011).
ncnguyana.com…

29. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary seeks to cut pensions of former communists,” by Pablo Gorondi (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Oct. 25, 2011).
www.boston.com…

30. ITALY NEWS: “Pressed by EU (European Union), (Prime Minister Silvio) Berlusconi reaches pension deal,” by Colleen Barry (Associated Press via _Atlanta [Georgia, US], Journal-Constitution_, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

31. JAPAN NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t may raise high earners’ pension premiums” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111025005421.htm…

32. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t Hoodwinking Public On Government Institutions Pension Fund – (National Union of Namibian Workers Secretary General Evalistus) Kaaronda (_New Era_ [Windhoek] via allAfrica.com…, Oct. 26, 2011).
allafrica.com…

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33. PAKISTAN NEWS: “Endless pension wait for retired railway workers” (_Dawn_ [Karachi, Sind], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.dawn.com…

34. PAKISTAN NEWS: “Elderly PR (Pakistan Railways) pensioner dies waiting entire night in Lahore” (_Nation_ [Lahore, Punjab], Oct. 26, 2011).
nation.com…

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35. UK NEWS: “Pensions challenge goes to High Court,” by Jane Croft (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 26, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

36. UK NEWS: “95pc (per cent) of private sector pensions have no inflation protection at all,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] blog, Oct. 26, 2011).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100012810/95pc-of-private-sector-pensions-have-no-inflation-protection-at-all/…

37. UK NEWS: “Teachers lobby MPs (Members of Parliament) over pension change,” by Jessica Shepherd (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/oct/26/teachers-lobby-mps-over-pension-changes…

38. UK NEWS: “Unions step up pensions strike plan” (Press Association via Google News, Oct. 26, 2011).
www.google.com…

39. UK NEWS: “Elderly don’t want to move back in with their children” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8848569/Elderly-dont-want-to-move-back-in-with-their-children.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “Secrets of long life sought in DNA of the elderly,” by Malcolm Ritter (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 26, 2011).
yourlife.us…

41. “Bedside assessment may provide better outcomes for older cancer patients ” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Many Alzheimer’s patients get drugs with opposing effects” (GroupHealth Research Institute [Seattle, Washington] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.grouphealthresearch.org…

43. “You are what you eat: Low fat diet with fish oil slowed growth of human prostate cancer cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 25, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2944–October 25, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2944–October 25, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Republican Presidential candidate Rick) Perry Offers Plan to ‘Save Social Security’,” by Michael D. Shear (_New York Times_ blog,  Oct. 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “(Health insurer) Cigna (Corporation) to buy Medicare co(rporation) HealthSpring for 3.8 billion dollars,” by Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters), Oct. 24, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

3. “AT&T (Corporation), Verizon (Communications) face pension concerns, analyst says,” by Roger Cheng (cnet.com…, Oct. 25, 2011).
news.cnet.com…

4. “Medicare launches ‘hospital compare’,” by Bill Toland (_Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Post-Gazette_, Oct. 25, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

5. “Social Security boost not real,” by Dan K. Thomasson (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Oct. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
www.detnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Mayor Antonio) Villaraigosa puts teeth into his stand on pension funds,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 25, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Renewing Fight Against Gov(ernor). (Neil) Abercrombie’s Pension Tax Proposal,” by Michele Van Hessen (hawaiireporter.com…, Oct. 24, 2011).
www.hawaiireporter.com…

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8. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI Gov(ernor)., Treasurer to lawmakers: pass pension bill” (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Oct. 24, 2011).
www.boston.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Retired public workers oppose RI pension changes,” by David Klepper (Associated Press via _New Castle [Delaware] News Journal_, Oct. 24, 2011).
www.delawareonline.com…

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10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Milwaukee archdiocese pension funds fall short,” by Annysa Johnson (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Oct. 24, 2011).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. BRAZIL NEWS: “Fifa (Federation Internationale de Football Association) agrees to ticket discounts for Brazil’s elderly” (Reuters via _Mail and Guardian_ [Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa], Oct. 25, 2011).
mg.co.za…

12. BULGARIA NEWS: “European Court Rules in Favor of Bulgaria in Pensions Cap Claim” (Sofia News Agency, Oct. 25, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Most of us will work in retirement, survey says” (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Union threatens job action over Air Canada legal move,” by Brent Jang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “A good life despite dementia,” by Fionola Meredith (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. ITALY NEWS: “(Prime Minister Silvio) Berlusconi’s cabinet stalls on pension reform,” by Guy Dinmore (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 25, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

17. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly people issued with alarms” (Press Association [UK] via Google News, Oct. 25, 2011).
www.google.com…

18. PAKISTAN NEWS: “Feeling the pinch: Railways employees continue to protest for pensions” (_Express Tribune_ [Karachi, Sind], Oct. 25, 2011).
tribune.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Teachers to take pensions reform protest to parliament,” by Jessica Shepherd (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/25/teachers-pension-reforms-parliament-lobby…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Mood, cognition and sleep patterns improve in Alzheimer’s patients after cataract surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Gene variation predicts rate of age-related decline in mental performance, Stanford study” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “British study may improve glaucoma assessment and treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Physical fitness could have a positive effect on eye health” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Researchers ID genetic mutation associated with high risk of age-related macular degeneration” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Mayo Clinic detective work shows possible side effect in macular degeneration drug” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Baby boomers worry about losing vision” (United Press International, Oct. 24, 2011).
www.upi.com…

October 24, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2943–October 24, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2943–October 24, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Demise of Obama long-term care plan leaves gap,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, October 24, 2011).
www.boston.com…

2. “Long-term care problem remains,” by Linda Chavez (_Columbus Post-Dispatch_, October 24, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

3. “Medicare Enrollment Comes Earlier This Year,” by Julie Rovner (National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, October 24, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 56 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

4. “Baby Boomers need to ease the transition to retirement,” by Susan Reimer (_Baltimore Sun_, October 24, 2011).
www.baltimoresun.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado advocates push mandatory reporting law for elder abuse,” by Sara Burnett (_Denver Post_, October 24, 2011).
www.denverpost.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Hospitals, nursing homes team up to cut high readmission rates,” by Letitia Stein (_St. Petersburg Times_, October 24, 2011).
www.tampabay.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Sticker shock for senior homeowners,” by Erika Slife (_Chicago Tribune_, October 24, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

8. MISSOURI NEWS: “End-of-Life Decisons: Family Consent Law Proposed,” by Jacob Fenston (_KCUR_, October 24, 2011).
www.publicbroadcasting.net…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York Faces Pension Cost Bulge From Budget-Paring Incentives,” by Freeman Klopott (Bloomberg News via _San Francisco Chronicle_, October 24, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “Number of elderly drivers up dramatically in Ohio,” by Cornelius Frolik (_Dayton Daily News_, October 24, 2011).
www.daytondailynews.com…

11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “The Little State With a Big Mess,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, October 23, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TN nursing homes face cuts,” by Tom Wilemon (_Tennessean_ [Nashville], October 22, 2011).
www.tennessean.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Bill could save nursing homes millions in fines,” (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, October 22, 2011).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation default funds hit by equities sell-off,” (_Australia_ [Sydney], October 24, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “STI spike in over 40s,” by Fiona Baker (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney], October 23, 2011).
www.bodyandsoul.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans not accounting for longer life spans,” by Tara Perkins (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 23, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “How CPP is weathering the market storm,” by Josh Robin (_Toronto Star_, October 23, 2011).
www.moneyville.ca/article/1073724–how-cpp-is-weathering-the-market-storm…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Government defied the Troika with pension raid,” by Daniel McConnell (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 24, 2011).
www.independent.ie/national-news/government-defied-the-troika-with-pension-raid-2914401.html…

19. ITALY NEWS: “Italy cabinet meets amid division over pensions,” by James MacKenzie (_Reuter_, October 24, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Unions launch pensions legal challenge,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], October 24, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/unions-launch-pensions-legal-challenge-2375095.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Private sector pensioners could benefit from high court showdown,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 24, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8844813/Private-sector-pensioners-could-benefit-from-high-court-showdown.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Cold homes will kill up to 200 older people a day, warns Age UK,” by Ed Vulliamy (_Observer_ [London], October 22, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/22/older-people-cold-energy-bills…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “A Hearing Aid That Cuts Out All the Clatter,” by John Tierney (_New York Times_, October 24, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Study shows Alzheimer’s disease-related peptides form toxic calcium channels in the plasma membrane,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Can NSAIDs Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths in Older Women?,” (_HealthDay_, October 23, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Researchers at Brandeis determine structure of key protein associated with Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2942–October 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2942–October 21, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama administration revises Medicare rules for coordinated care,” by N. C. Aizenman (_Washington Post_, October 20, 2011). Note: _WP_ October require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Changes seek to save key aspect of healthcare law,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, October 20, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Health cost-cutting program to get do-over from HHS,” by J. Lester Feder & Jason Millman (_Politico_, October 20, 2011).
www.politico.com…

4. “New Ideas for 401(k) Plans,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Ledger_ [Lakeland, Florida], October 20, 2011).
www.theledger.com…

5. “IRS boosts maximum 401(k) contribution to $17,000,” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, October 20, 2011).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC pension funds are cost-effective: report,” by Joan Gralla (_Reuters_, October 20, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

7. VIRGINIA NEWS: “General Assembly urged to increase pension funding,” by David Sherfinski (_Washington Times_, October 20, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Markets forcing retirees to work after $75bn (US $103bn) paper loss in superannuation,” by Andrew Main (_Australian_ [Sydney], October 22, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Generation GFC forced back to work ,” by George Megalogenis (_Australian_ [Sydney], October 22, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

10. BELARUS NEWS: “Belarusian pensions to rise by almost 20% from Nov 1,” (_Kyiv Post_, October 21, 2011).
www.kyivpost.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Markets slam Canadian pension plans: survey,” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 21, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Strategy: Looking to attract employees? Think retirement,” by Marjo Johne (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 20, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Pension funds could get snagged in too-big-to-fail rules: Jim Leech,” by John Greenwood (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 20, 2011).
business.financialpost.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Gilmore pledges to address high pension fund charges,” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_, October 21, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. MACAU NEWS: “Over 250 elderly waiting for nursing homes,” (_Macau Daily Times_, October 21, 2011).
www.macaudailytimes.com…

16. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More can be done to enhance home-based care for elderly: MCYS,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 21, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

17. UK NEWS: “‘Shame on us nurses’,” by Ian Peate (_BBC News_, October 21, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15388038…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Hip Surgery Option Loses Key Backer,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, October 21, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “Elderly long-term care residents suffer cognitively during disasters,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “PSA Firestorm: Mammogram Debate, Part 2?” by Jason Kane (Public Broadcasting Corporation _Newshour with Jim Lehrer_, October 20, 2011, Blog).
www.pbs.org…

21. “New seniors’ flu shot carries extra jolt for immune system,” by Sonja Isger (_Seattle Times_, October 20, 2011).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

22. “New drug strategies for Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis examined at UH,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 20, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2941–October 20, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2941–October 20, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Benefits for Retirees to Rise 3.6% Next Year,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, October 20, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare premiums may offset Social Security hikes,” by Kathleen Pender (_San Francisco Chronicle_, October 20, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

3. “Workers worries over retirement security deepen,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, October 19, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

4. “Federal retirees to get COLA increase,” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_, October 19, 2011, Blog). Note: _WP_ October require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Defined benefit pension plans at risk,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, October 20, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Retirement Investments Keep Elder Black Women Afloat,” by Nayita Wilson (_New America Media_, October 20, 2011).
newamericamedia.org…

7. “Citigroup wins in workers’ 401(k) stock drop appeal,” by Jonathan Stempel (_Reuters_, October 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stamping out financial elder abuse despite Jerry Brown’s veto,” by Laurie Edwards-Tate (_Washington Times_, October 19, 2011).
communities.washingtontimes.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension changes should wait until next year, TRS head says,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], October 19, 2011).
www.sj-r.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. bill would create baby boomer license plates,” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, October 19, 2011).
www.boston.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nurses give aged-care ultimatum to Gillard,” by Ewin Hannan (_Australian_ [Sydney], October 21, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. CHINA NEWS: “At 105, Chinese Linguist Now A Government Critic,” by Louisa Lim (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Oct. 19, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 50 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

13. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Colombia limits pension fund dealings in FX market,” (_Reuters_, October 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Moves on pensions are radical, says Howlin,” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 20, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch Pensions May Be Cut as Rates Fall; Would Be ABP’s First Since 1984,” by Maud van Gaal (_Bloomberg_, October 20, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. NIGERIA NEWS: “Why relatives can’t access deceased pensions – NECA,” by Victor Ahiuma-Young (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], October 20, 2011).
www.vanguardngr.com…

17. TAIWAN NEWS: “KMT, DPP set up for battle over senior farmers’ pension,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], October 20, 2011).
www.chinapost.com…

18. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Baby boomers driving property market again,” by Thabang Mokopanele (_Business Day_, October 20, 2011).
www.businessday.co.za…

19. UK NEWS: “One in three to opt out of Government-backed national pension scheme,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8837807/One-in-three-to-opt-out-of-Government-backed-national-pension-scheme.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Prudent savers hit by ‘excessive’ hidden fees on pensions,” by Robert Winnett and Holly Watt (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8837642/Prudent-savers-hit-by-excessive-hidden-fees-on-pensions.html…

21. ZAMBIA NEWS: “Retirement age 65:Pension Act receives mixed feelings,” by Clever Zulu (_Times of Zambia_ [Copperbelt], October 20, 2011).
www.times.co.zm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2416:retirement-age-65pension-act-receives-mixed-feelings&catid=47:features&Itemid=87…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Study highlights the pain of primary carers,” by Stephen Lunn (_Australian_ [Sydney], October 21, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

23. “Combination of available tests helps predict Alzheimer’s disease risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Computer games help people with Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Propensity for longer life span inherited non-genetically over generations, Stanford study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 19, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2940–October 19, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2940–October 19, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “It Didn’t Add Up” (_New York Times_ Oct. 19, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Don’t give up on long-term coverage” (_St. Petersburg [Florida] Times_, Oct. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _SPT_ Editorial.
www.tampabay.com…

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3. “Higher Medicare Premiums Will Undermine Social Security’s Raise” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Oct. 19, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “2 Percent Medicare Cut Nothing To Sneeze At,” by Marilyn Werber Serafini (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News blog, Oct. 19, 2011).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Social Security benefits to rise 3.6 percent” (Reuters, Oct. 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Workers worries over retirement security deepen,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via Google News, Oct. 19, 2011).
www.google.com…

7. “Hearing on Delphi (Corporation) pensions planned,” by Thomas Gnau (_Dayton [Ohio] Daily News_, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.daytondailynews.com…

8. “Gloria Steinem: Blithe Spirit: She’s 77 – yes – and says most everything about aging ‘so far has been a plus’,” by Amy S. Rosenberg (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Oct. 19, 2011).
www.philly.com…

9. “My Father’s End-Of-Life Treatment: Not What He Had In Mind,” by Rachel Zimmerman (US National Public Radio, WBUR [Boston, Massachusetts] News, Oct. 18, 2011).
commonhealth.wbur.org…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ALABAMA NEWS: “Change state pension plan for new hires” (_Montgomery Advetiser_, Oct. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _MA_ Editorial.
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Decisive action on KC pensions is imperative” (_Kansas City Star_, Oct. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _KCS_ Editorial.
www.kansascity.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie urges constitutional amendment on judges’ pensions,” by Matt Katz (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Oct. 19, 2011).
www.philly.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Oversight board: Pittsburgh must increase pension 10 million dollars,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Oct. 19, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI leaders pitch pension revamp to lawmakers,” by David Klepper (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.boston.com…

15. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(Memphis City) Council shields worker pensions,” by Amos Maki (_Memphis Commercial Appeal_, Oct. 19, 2011).
www.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Taoiseach (Prime Minister) accused on pensions benefits,” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 19, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. MALASIA NEWS: “Opinion on extension of retirement age differs,” by Jagdev Singh Sidhu (_Malaysia Star_ [Petaling Jaya, Selangor], Oct. 19, 2011).
biz.thestar.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “Legislators question probe into pension hike” (_Times_ [Taipei], Oct. 20, 2011).
www.taipeitimes.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Treasury refuses to back 5.2% pensions pay-out,” by Jane Bradley (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Oct. 19, 2011).
www.scotsman.com…

20. UK NEWS: “QE (qualitative easing): printing money ‘swells pensions black hole by 3,750 pounds (5,902 US dollars) a head’,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8835706/QE-printing-money-swells-pensions-black-hole-by-3750-a-head.html…

21. UK NEWS: “State pension age: what the latest changes mean,” by Barnett Waddingham (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15333154…

22. UK NEWS: “‘Pensions in crisis’ says National Association of Pension Funds as begins” (_Evening News_ [Manchester, Lancashire], Oct. 19, 2011).
menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/business/s/1462194_pensions-in-crisis-says-national-association-of-pension-funds-as-begins…

23. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers are hoarding big homes at the expense of the young,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Commentary piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/19/baby-boomers-hoarding-big-homes…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Depression’s tie to dementia bodes ill for aging women,” by Sheryl Ubelacker (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Oct. 18, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

25. “Medicare Mailing eRx Pay-Cut Letters to Physicians,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 18, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Deep Brain Stimulation Creates New Neurons, Boosts Memory,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 19, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services) loosens Medicare red tape as part of (President Barack) Obama plan,” by Alina Selyukh (Reuters Health, Oct. 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Older women still suffer from hot flushes and night sweats years after the menopause finds study” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Next-generation brain stimulation may improve treatment of Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Relationships More Important than Genetic Ties When Deciding Who Cares for Aging Family Members, MU Researchers Say” (University of Missouri-Columbia News Release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 18, 2011).
munews.missouri.edu…

31. “Hospital heart attack death rates improving but very elderly still missing out” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Hospitalization for heart failure among Medicare patients has declined substantially” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 18, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2939–October 18, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2939–October 18, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security: seniors to see COLA (cost of living adjustment) increase in 2012,” by Schuyler Velasco (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Oct. 17, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “For Older Job Seekers, An Even More Difficult Road,” by Matt Largey (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Oct. 17, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 47 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “Medicare eyes hospice savings,” by Joanne Kenen (politico.com…, Oct. 17, 2011).
www.politico.com…

4. “Divorce rate rising for baby boomers,” by Kim Hone-McMahan (_Akron [Ohio] Beacon-Journal_ blog, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.ohio.com…

5. “Baby Boomer Divorcees Risk Homelessness: Study” (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Not letting go: Companies hang on to their baby boomers,” by Gary M. Stern (cnnmoney.com…, Oct. 18, 2011).
management.fortune.cnn.com…

7. “Rural states to lobby for Medicare provision” (Associated Press via _Provo [Utah] Daily Herald_, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.heraldextra.com…

8. “Financial Planning For The End Of Life,” by Michel Martin (US National Public Radio, Oct. 18, 2011, audio transcript, running time: 12 minutes, 42 seconds). This is the latest story in an occasional series.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension-reform backers in San Francisco are not GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) heroes,” by Melissa Griffin (_San Francisco Examiner_, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.sfexaminer.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Schools pension fund needs closer scrutiny for abuses” (_Modesto Bee_, Oct. 17, 2011) Note: this is a _MB_ Editorial.
www.modbee.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Should pensions be a top priority?” by Dennis Byrne (_Chicago Tribune_, Oct. 18, 2011). Note: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
www.chicagotribune.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Judge says NJ can’t make judges pay more for pensions, health benefits,” by Michael Symons (_Asbury Park Press_, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.app.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(Governor Lincoln) Chafee Joins (New Jersey Governor Chris) Christie as Rhode Island Seeks to Cut Pension Costs,” by Michael McDonald (Bloomberg News via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Governor Scott) Walker says he exceeded promise on pension,” by Scott Bauer (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Oct. 17, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. INDIA NEWS: “(Delhi) Government hikes pension for 70-year-olds and above” (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi], Oct. 18, 2011).
www.hindustantimes.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Calls for state cap on high pension fees and charges,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Oct. 18, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/calls-for-state-cap-on-high-pension-fees-and-charges-2908467.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Age concern,” by Matthew Vincent (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 18, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Rising inflation offers state pension boost,” by Mark King (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 18, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/oct/18/rising-inflation-state-pension-benefits…

19. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) hospitals drain money from elderly care, says peer,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8833046/NHS-hospitals-drain-money-from-elderly-care-says-peer.html…

20. UK NEWS: “MPs’ (Members of Parliament) pensions to be run by expenses watchdog” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 18, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15348489…

21. UK NEWS: “Elderly women underestimating threat of breast cancer,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8831440/Elderly-women-underestimating-threat-of-breast-cancer.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “General Anesthesia Does Not Increase Delirium in the Elderly,” by Caroline Helwick (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 17, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Muscling toward a longer life: Genetic aging pathway identified in flies” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Researchers discover that same gene has opposite effects in prostate, breast cancers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

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