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November 30, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2967–November 30, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2967–Nov. 30, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “(President Barack) Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut,” by Scott Horsley (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Nov. 29, 2011). In addition to an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes 59 seconds, a print transcript is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

2. “To protect Social Security, end payroll tax cut” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 30, 2011). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Editorial.
www.us…

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3. “2010 Census shows more elderly than ever before in the U.S.,” by Sally Holland (Cable News Network, Nov. 30, 2011).
www.cnn.com…

4. “Democrats (Party) to attack Republicans (Party) for pushing Medicare cuts,” by Peter Wallsten (_Washington Post_ Nov. 30, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Medicare to pay for obesity prevention,” by Kelly Kennedy and Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.us…

6. “Low Staffing and Poor Quality of Care at Nation’s For-Profit Nursing Homes” (University of California at San Francisco news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 29, 2011).
www.ucsf.edu…

7. “US faces pension bill for AMR (American Airlines) restructure,” by Jeremy Lemer (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Nov. 30, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

8. “Middle-Class Military Members Say They’re Concerned About Retirement” (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 30, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “Boomers Want Better Career Choices,” by David Bank (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 29, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “Why Do We Lavish So Many Resources on End of Life Rather Than Enhancing the Young and Working-Age?” by Robert Varipapa (_Forbes_, Nov. 30, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A win-win for state and elderly” (_Modesto Bee_, Nov. 29, 2011). Note: this is a _MB_ Editorial.
www.modbee.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Audit: CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) pension reforms working,” by Jon Hilkevitch (_Chicago Tribune_, Nov. 30, 2011).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Governor, sign this pension abuse bill” (_Chicago Tribune_, Nov. 30, 2011). Note: this is a _CT_ Editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

14. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Pension reform talk and ideas in NH gets input from Utah,” by Garry Rayno (_New Hampshire Union Leader_ [Manchester], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Philadelphia) Retirees must pay taxes, too” (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Nov. 30, 2011). Note: this is a _PI_ Editorial.
www.philly.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “U.S. to Take Over (Philadelphia) Orchestra’s Pensions,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_ Nov. 29, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
(_New York Times_ Nov. 30, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Police name 11th victim of aged home fire” (Australian Associated Press via _Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Dec. 1, 2011).
news.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care abuse on the rise (in Western Australia): report,” by Andrew Tillett (_West Australian_ [Perth], Nov. 30, 2011).
au.news.yahoo.com…

19. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil Pension Funds Set for Jump” (latinbusinesschronicle.com…, Nov. 30, 2011).
www.latinbusinesschronicle.com…

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20. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgarian unions hold November 30 national day of protest against pension reform” (_Echo_ [Sofia], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.sofiaecho.com…

21. BULGARIA NEWS: “Proposal to raise retirement age by 1 year as of 2012 to be withdrawn from parliamentary committee” (FOCUS News Agency [Sofia], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.focus-fen.net…

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23. IRELAND NEWS: “Top-level pension cuts would show ‘fairness’,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. JAMAICA NEWS: “Towards a Viable Pension Regime,” by Allan Brooks (Jaimaica Information Service, Nov. 30, 2011).
www.jis.gov…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan prince calls for imperial retirement age” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8924999/Japan-prince-calls-for-imperial-retirement-age.html…

26. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Public sector strike brings Northern Ireland to a halt” [_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/video-and-pictures-public-sector-strike-brings-northern-ireland-to-a-halt-16084406.html…

27. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Public sector strike: ‘300,000 Scots’ join pensions protest” (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.scotsman.com…

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28. UK NEWS: “Strikes over public sector pensions hit services across UK as 2 million walk out,” by Dan Milmo, Caroline Davies and Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/30/strikes-public-sector-pensions-impact…

29. UK NEWS: “Public sector strike day Q&A (questions and answers),” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/30/public-sector-strike-day-questions…

30. UK NEWS: “Pensions strike could be biggest walkout since 1926,” by David Teather (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Pensions strike hits 76% of schools” (Press Association via Google News, Nov. 30, 2011).
www.google.com…

32. UK NEWS: “There’s no defending top-end public sector pensions: Not all public sector pensions are gold-plated but the cost to the public purse of the highest-paid workers is indefensible,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 30, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2011/nov/29/public-sector-pensions-top-end-indefensible…

33. UK NEWS: “The derisory pensions offer hits women workers hard,” by Frances O’Grady (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/30/pensions-offer-women-workers-public-sector…

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34. UK NEWS: “Staff warned of pay cuts on eve of mass strike: Chancellor’s (of the Exchequer) threat could scupper hopes of a deal on pensions, warn union bosses,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/staff-warned-of-pay-cuts-on-eve-of-mass-strike-6269810.html…

35. UK NEWS: “Autumn Statement 2011: public sector pensions to cost 11.3 billion pounds (17.58 billion dollars) extra,” by James Quinn (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/8924254/Autumn-Statement-2011-public-sector-pensions-to-cost-11.3bn-extra.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Young workers face uncertainty over retirement age,” by Rowena Mason (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 1, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8926771/Young-workers-face-uncertainty-over-retirement-age.html…

37. UK/IRELAND NEWS: “Legal action looms as BoI (Bank of Ireland) tries to wipe out 46 million pounds (71.56 million US dollars) pension bonds,” by Mark Leftly (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/legal-action-looms-as-boi-tries-to-wipe-out-46m-pension-bonds-6269770.html…

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38. WALES NEWS: “Thousands turn out for strike marches in Swansea and Cardiff,” by Ciaran Jones and Robin Turner (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan, Nov. 30, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/11/30/public-sector-workers-begin-strike-91466-29868319/…

39. WALES NEWS: “(Welsh Secretary) Cheryl Gillan: pension walkouts are ‘inappropriate and irresponsible’,” by David Williamson (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/11/30/pension-walkouts-are-both-inappropriate-and-irresponsible-91466-29866620/…

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MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. OBITUARY: “Sammy Franks: Prostate pathologist whose research linked cancer and ageing,” by Nicholas Wright (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/29/sammy-franks-obituary…

41. “Statins and Alzheimer’s: Moving the Field Forward,” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 30, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

42. “Study Shows Hospice Caregivers Need Routine Care Interventions” (University of Kentucky news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2011).
uknow.uky.edu…

43. “Simple blood test diagnoses Parkinson’s disease long before symptoms appear” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Early sign of Alzheimer’s reversed in lab” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

45.  “Eating fish reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Study: No decline in running economy for older runners” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Honey bee mystery protein is a freight train for health and lifespan” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Inspector highlights psych drug use among elderly” (Associated Press via Google News, Nov. 30, 2011).
www.google.com…

November 29, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2966–November 29, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2966–November 29, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare’s drug coverage gap shrinks,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Post-Bulletin_ [Rochester, Minnesota], November 29, 2011).
www.postbulletin.com…

2. “Smooth sailing so far for Medicare nominee,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], November 28, 2011).
thehill.com…

3. “Small biz owners: Retirement unpreparedness at ‘crisis level’,” by J. D. Harrison (_Washington Post_, November 28, 2011). Note: _WP_ November require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Ex-Fla. nursing home ombudsman’s lawsuit expanded,” by Bill Kaczor (Associated Press via _Miami Herald_, November 28, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Vote expected today to cancel pensions for one-day teachers,” by Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], November 28, 2011).
www.sj-r.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Branstad: Notify nursing home residents about sex offenders,” by Jason Clayworth and Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, November 28, 2011).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

7. LOUISIANA NEWS: “LASERS seeks to cut state’s contributions,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], November 29, 2011).
theadvocate.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan agency pushes for awareness of nursing home abuse cases,” by Lindsay Knake (_Saginaw News_, November 28, 2011).
www.mlive.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Assisted living facilities are slow to gain acceptance,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, November 28, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly women have tougher time than men,” by By He Dan and Cang Wei (_China Daily_, November 29, 2011).
www.chinadaily.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “16,000 public servants to seek retirement before pension cut,” by Paul Melia (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 29, 2011).
www.independent.ie/national-news/16000-public-servants-to-seek-retirement-before-pension-cut-2947925.html…

12. TAIWAN NEWS: “Vote due on pension for rich farmers,” by Shih Hsiu-chuan (_Taipei Times_, November 29, 2011).
www.taipeitimes.com…

13. UK NEWS: “Autumn Statement: ‘Longer wait’ for state pension,” (_BBC News_, November 29, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15940392…

14. UK NEWS: “George Osborne confirms state pension age will rise to 67,” by George Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], November 29, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/nov/29/george-osborne-state-pension-age…

15. UK NEWS: “Four million workers face pensions U-turn,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 29, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8921558/Four-million-workers-face-pensions-U-turn.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Centenarians ‘healthier than younger pensioners’,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 29, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8921431/Centenarians-healthier-than-younger-pensioners.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Hospitals guide: trusts accused of ‘risky and irresponsible’ nursing levels,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 29, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8921189/Hospitals-guide-trusts-accused-of-risky-and-irresponsible-nursing-levels.html…

18. ZAMBIA NEWS: “Pension taxation concerns to be addressed,” by Catherine Nyirenda (_Times of Zambia_ [Ndola], November 29, 2011).
www.times.co.zm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3213:pension-taxation-concerns-to-be-addressed&catid=36:local-news&Itemid=27…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “It Could Be Old Age, or It Could Be Low B12,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, November 29, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. “Study: No decline in running economy for older runners,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Aging stem cells may explain higher prevalence of leukemia, infections among elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “How gardening helps Alzheimer’s sufferers,” by Bunny Guinness (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 29, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/8920209/How-gardening-helps-Alzheimers-sufferers.html…

23. “For aged, it’s the same old story,” by Amy Corderoy (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 30, 2011).
www.theage.com…

November 28, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2965–November 28, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2965–Nov. 28, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare back on the brink over cuts to doctors,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_,” Nov. 28, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

2. “Nominee to head Medicare viewed as a pragmatist,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_ Nov. 27, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Support Builds for a Plan to Rein In Medicare Costs,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_ Nov. 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Hollywood (US entertainment industry) Labor Fight Looms as Money for Benefits Wanes,” by Michael Cieply (_New York Times_ Nov. 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “On Aging Baby Boomers, and the Question of Where to Live,” by Julie Lasky (_New York Times_ Nov. 24, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “The dilemma of taking care of elderly parents,” by Lillian Rubin (salon.com…, Nov. 26, 2011).
www.salon.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “Plans for Phoenix pension reform due,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_, Nov. 25, 2011).
www.azcentral.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Cash-strapped cities want workers to contribute more to pensions,” by Catherine Saillant (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 28, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pension tax isn’t popular, but it’s fair” (_Jackson Citizen Patriot_, Nov. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _JCP_ Editorial.
www.mlive.com…

10. MISSOURI NEWS: “Make pension reform happen at City Hall” (_Kansas City Star_, Nov. 27, 2011). Note: this is a _KCS_ Editorial.
www.kansascity.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon Public Employees Retirement System: (former University of Oregon football coach Mike) Bellotti pension raises bigger questions,” by Jeff Mapes (_Portland Oregonian_, Nov. 26, 2011).
www.oregonlive.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Senior-housing market is booming,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Nov. 27, 2011).
articles.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AFRICA NEWS: “Pension crisis as numbers of old people rise,” by Scola Kamau (_East African_ [Nairobi, Kenya], Nov. 27, 2011).
www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Pension+crisis+as+numbers+of+old+people+rise/-/2558/1280236/-/wblnag/-/…

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14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Death toll from Sydney nursing home fire rises to 10” (Newstalk ZB via _New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Nov. 26, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10768887…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care industry rejects national building code changes to mandate sprinklers after Quakers Hill nursing home fire,” by Gemma Jones (_Telegraph_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

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16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Assault claims in aged care double,” by Rachel Browne (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 27, 2011).
www.smh.com…

17. BULGARIA NEWS: “(Bulgaria’s European Union Commissioner and former World Bank Vice President Kristalina) Georgieva Defends Raising Bulgaria’s Retirement Age” (Sofia News Agency, Nov. 26, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

18. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria’s Minimum Monthly Retirement Goes Up by 9 lev (6.06 US dollars)” (Sofia News Agency, Nov. 28, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Demographic debt wall: The aging of the population is creating a fiscal squeeze,” by Christopher Ragan (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Difficult dementia cases tax nursing homes,” by Theresa Boyle (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 24, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/article/1091687–difficult-dementia-cases-tax-nursing-homes…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Federal form forces memory to jog, then jump hurdles: Old Age Security and document nightmare,” by Janet Torge (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: The _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario] began an ongoing series on end of life issues in its Nov. 26, 2011 edition.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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23. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home closures inevitable, says (Minister for Health James) Reilly,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 25, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Cutting nursing home beds” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 26, 2011). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

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25. IRELAND NEWS: “Government seeks legal advice over Civil Service pension cuts,” by Paul Cullen and Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “End ‘special exception’ to reduce pension benefits” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 27, 2011). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T111127003489.htm…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t eyes pension cut starting in fiscal 2012” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 25, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111124005381.htm…

28. JAPAN NEWS: “DPJ (Democratic Party of Japan) postpones raising pension eligibility age (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 24, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111123007272.htm…

29. NIGERIA NEWS: “Three Unions Threaten Strike Over Retirement Age, Funding in Varsities,” by Victor Ahiuma-Young (_Vanguard_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Nov. 28, 2011).
allafrica.com…

30. SCOTLAND NEWS: “The SNP (Scottish National Party) is happy for the Coalition to do its dirty work on pension reforms,” by Alan Cochrane (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/8919443/The-SNP-is-happy-for-the-Coalition-to-do-its-dirty-work-on-pension-reforms.html…

31. TAIWAN NEWS: “Farmers’ pension revision sent for second reading” (China News Agency via _Times_ [Taipei], Nov. 26, 2011).
www.taipeitimes.com…

32. TIBET NEWS: “Pension, medical insurance for clergy in Tibet” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Nov. 25, 2011).
www.chinadaily.com…

33. UK NEWS: “UK wants pension cash to help ailing economy,” by Keith Weir (Reuters, Nov. 28, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

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34. UK NEWS: “Teachers’ strike: union threatens further action if reforms go ahead,” by Jessica Shepherd (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/27/teachers-strike-union-further-action…

35. UK NEWS: “Unison leader warns of more strikes in the new year: Public sector union head Dave Prentis rules out any chance of a deal before Wednesday’s strikes over changes to pensions,” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/28/unison-strikes-new-year-prentis…

36. UK NEWS: “How the public sector strikes will affect services,” by Denis Campbell, Jessica Shepherd, Rajeev Syal, Dan Milmo, Helen Carter, Steven Morris and Henry McDonald (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 26, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/25/public-sector-strikes-affect-services…

37. UK NEWS: “Public sector strike could scupper pensions deal, warns Danny Alexander (Chief secretary to the Treasury),” by Helene Mulholland and Rajeev Syal (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 26, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/25/strike-pensions-deal-danny-alexander…

38. UK NEWS: “Striking workers should give bosses earlier notice, says (Education Secretary) Michael Gove,” by Jeevan Vasagar (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/28/striking-workers-employers-notice-gove…

39. UK NEWS: “Pensions cuts: (government) ministers are not telling truth say unions,” by Toby Helm and Heather Stewart (_Observer_ [London], Nov. 27, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/26/pensions-cuts-ministers-truth-unions…

40. UK NEWS: “Are public sector pensions fair?” by Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 26, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2011/nov/25/public-sector-pensions-pensions…

41. UK NEWS: “Five reasons public service workers are right to strike,” by Seumas Milne (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/28/public-service-workers-strike…

42. UK NEWS: “Why MPs (Members of Parliament) won’t be joining the public sector pensions strike,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_  [London] blog, Nov. 25, 2011).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100013432/why-mps-won%E2%80%99t-be-joining-the-public-sector-pensions-strike/…

43. UK NEWS: “A day off school, but the lesson on pensions hasn’t been learnt: Labour should tell the teachers and other public sector workers to call off this strike,” by Boris Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/8919641/A-day-off-school-but-the-lesson-on-pensions-hasnt-been-learnt.html…

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44. UK NEWS: “Over 6 million people will delay retirement,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8913370/Over-6-million-people-will-delay-retirement.html…

45. UK NEWS: “Government’s U-turn on ‘auto-enrolment’ pension plan,” by Kamal Ahmed (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8917769/Governments-U-turn-on-auto-enrolment-pension-plan.html…

46. UK NEWS: “A manifesto for old age: The demographics are with senior citizens, and we shouldn’t stand for such shoddy treatment,” by John Sutherland (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/23/old-age-baby-boomers…

47. UK NEWS: “Rolls-Royce (aero-engine maker) offloads pensions liability,” by Gill Plimmer (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

48. UK NEWS: “Elderly less lonely if plugged in to internet, says (Internet entrepeneur) Martha Lane Fox,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 27, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8915397/Elderly-less-lonely-if-plugged-in-to-internet-says-Martha-Lane-Fox.html…

49. UK NEWS: “Rise in ‘paupers’ funerals’ among elderly people,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/28/elderly-people-paupers-funerals…

50. UK NEWS: “Transport for London is failing disabled and elderly tube (subway train) passengers,” by Lianna Etkind (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/london/8920319/Transport-for-London-is-failing-disabled-and-elderly-tube-passengers.html…

51. UK NEWS: “Who cares about elderly people? Certainly not our leaders,” by Michele Hanson (_Guardian_, Nov. 25, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/nov/24/who-cares-about-elderly-people…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

52. “Heart patients prefer longevity over quality of life,” by Linda Thrasybule (Reuters Health, Nov. 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

53. “Caregivers at risk for health problems” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

54. “Urinary retention due to benign enlarged prostate treated differently in 15 countries” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

55. “Mice with fewer insulin-signaling receptors don’t live longer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

56. “Incidences and severity of prostate cancer correlated with meat consumption” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 23, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2964–November 23, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2964–Nov. 23, 2011

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NOTE!! There will be no CAAR E-Clippings tomorrow, Nov. 24 or Friday, Nov. 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. This service will resume on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare chief steps aside in political impasse,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via Google News, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.google.com…

2. “Health Industry Raising Alarms About Cuts To Medicare After Super Committee Failure” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Medicare genie is now out of the bottle,” by Matt Dobias (politico.com…, Nov. 22, 2011).
www.politico.com…

4. “U.S. on threshold of retirement crisis amid rising baby boomer population, growing threat of poverty,” by Tom Brown (Reuters via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

5. “Help for Retirement Shortfalls,” by Daniel Bukszpan (cnbc.com…, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.cnbc.com…

6. “Classes Offer Help For Expectant Grandparents,” by Robert Siegel (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Nov. 22, 2011). In addition to an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 7 seconds) a print transcript is also available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose leaders paint grim budget picture without pension reform,” by John Woolfolk (_San Jose Mercury-News_, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.mercurynews.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Elderly poor in Chicago increasing, says Sid Mohn of the Heartland Alliance,” by Janet Kidd Stewart (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York Pension Fund Lost 7.48% in Last Quarter, (Comptroller Thomas) DiNapoli Says,” by Freeman Klopott (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, Nov. 22, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Governor Andrew) Cuomo Considers Pension Funds to Help Finance New Tappan Zee (bridge),” by Martin Z. Braun, Freeman Klopott and Henry Goldman (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

11. UTAH NEWS: “Utahns to Washington: Hands off our Social Security, Medicare,” by Patty Henetz (_Salt Lake Tribune_, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Clarification sought on aged-care ruling,” by Mark Schliebs (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 24, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “ACT (Australian Capital Territory) seeks retirement age referendum” (Australian Associated Press via news.msn.co.nz, Nov. 23, 2011).
news.msn.co.nz/article/election/8378486/act-seeks-retirement-age-referendum…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Victims of Quakers Hill nursing home tragedy mourned” (_Couier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Nov. 24, 2011).
www.couriermail.com…

15. AUSTRIA NEWS: “(Labor) Minister’s debt limit and pension claims cause a stir” (austrianindependent.com…, Nov. 23, 2011).
austrianindependent.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Jumping into the pension pool,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 23, 2011). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
www.financialpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “CP (Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.) targets pension costs in contract talks with union,” by Brent Jang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 23, 2011).
secure.globeadvisor.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Spiritual resources in the face of end-of-life suffering,” by Lorna Dueck (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Civil service chiefs back pension reform” (iomtoday.co.im, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/civil_service_chiefs_back_pension_reform_1_3992830…

20. INDIA NEWS: “India faces fears for retirement,” by Mukul Devichand (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 22, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15640444…

21. ROMANIA NEWS: “500 Romanian retirees protest pension freeze” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Nov. 22, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

22. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Ageing workforce threatens NHS (National Health Service) with Scots midwife crisis,” by Andrew Whitaker (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.scotsman.com…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish Police Federation dismiss pension changes” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15853509…

24. TAIWAN NEWS: “CLA (Council of Labor Affairs) hikes labor pensions ahead of elections” (_Taiwan News_ [Taipei], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.taiwannews.com…

25. TAIWAN NEWS: “Taiwan Legislative Yuan to discuss farm pension hike”  (_Taiwan News_ [Taipei], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.taiwannews.com…

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26. UK NEWS: “Vulnerable elderly abused by their carers, says inquiry,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8908425/Vulnerable-elderly-abused-by-their-home-carers-says-inquiry.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Scandal of elderly facing abuse and neglect in own homes,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/scandal-of-elderly-facing-abuse-and-neglect-in-own-homes-6266363.html…

28. UK NEWS: “‘They know you are vulnerable’–plight of older people in home care,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/23/plight-older-people-home-care…

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29. UK NEWS: (Prime Minister David) Cameron condemns public sector pension strike” (Reuters, Nov. 23, 2011).
uk.reuters.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Why Inflation Is Hitting Baby Boomers Hardest,” by Antonia van de Velde (cnbc.com…, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.cnbc.com…

31. VIETNAM NEWS: “Congressmen propose to raise women’s retirement age” (englishvietnamnet.vn, Nov. 23, 2011).
english.vietnamnet.vn/en/politics/15690/congressmen-propose-to-raise-women-s-retirement-age.html…

32. WALES NEWS: “Wales TUC (Trades Union Congress) chief hopes walkout can be averted, but rejects Government’s pensions claim,” by Sion Barry (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2011/11/23/wales-tuc-chief-hopes-walkout-can-be-averted-but-rejects-government-s-pensions-claim-91466-29824353/…

33. WALES NEWS: “Pensioners face winter risk as heating bills rise,” by Aled Blake (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/11/23/pensioners-face-winter-risk-as-heating-bills-rise-91466-29824739/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Research links sleep apnea to cognitive decline, dementia,” by Tom Valeo (_St. Petersburg [Florida] Times_, Nov. 23, 2011).
www.tampabay.com…

35. “How old yeast cells send off their daughter cells without the baggage of old age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 22, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2963–November 22, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2963–November 22, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Last chance for Medicare, Medicaid reform? Nope,” by David Nather (_Politico_, November 22, 2011).
www.politico.com…

2. “As health lobby looks past supercommittee, ‘doc fix’ trumps new Medicare cuts,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], November 21, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “Gingrich calls for private retirement accounts,” by Philip Elliott (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 21, 2011).
www.boston.com…

4. “‘Encore entrepreneurs’: Older Americans start businesses with social impact,” by Esha Chhabra (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], November 22, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

5. “Boomers look to ‘encore’ careers,” by Sandra Block (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 21, 2011).
www.us…

6. “Aging in place: a little help can go a long way,” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 21, 2011).
yourlife.us…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALABAMA NEWS: “Bill would deny state pensions to employees convicted of felony,” by Brian Lyman (_Montgomery Advertiser_, November 22, 2011).
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retired public workers can count on promised benefits, court says,” by Maura Dolan (_Los Angeles Times_, November 22, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Minimum age for teacher retirees advances,” by Trip Jennings (_Santa Fe New Mexican_, November 22, 2011).
www.santafenewmexican.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRIA NEWS: “Moody’s wants pension age increase,” (_Austria Today_, November 22, 2011).
austrianindependent.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing homes need to be more open,” by Moira Welsh and Jesse McLean (_Toronto Star_, November 22, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors richer than they think, study claims,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], November 22, 2011).
www.financialpost.com…

13. KENYA NEWS: “The evolution of Kenya’s oldest pension fund,” by Morris Aron (_Standard_ [Nairobi], November 21, 2011).
www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/InsidePage.php?id=2000047045&cid=457…

14. PALESTINE NEWS: “Chile exports private pension model to Palestine,” by Joe Hinchliffe (_Santiago Times_, November 21, 2011).
www.santiagotimes.cl/world/chile-abroad/22943-chile-exports-private-pension-model-to-palestine-…

15. UK NEWS: “Health watchdogs to target 250 home help agencies,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8905166/Health-watchdogs-to-target-250-home-help-agencies.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Work:Life UK: Making plans for an ageing workforce,” (_Guardian_ [London], November 22, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/worklifeuk/making-plans-for-an-ageing-workforce…

17. UK NEWS: “‘Allow people to withdraw state pension early’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8905996/Allow-people-to-withdraw-state-pension-early.html…

18. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “NSSA pension payments increase as scheme matures,” (_Herald_ [Harare], November 21, 2011).
www.herald.co.zw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27175:nssa-pension-payments-increase-as-scheme-matures&catid=41:business&Itemid=133…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “In Body’s Shield Against Cancer, a Culprit in Aging May Lurk,” by Nicholas Wade (_New York Times_, November 22, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. “Overcoming depression in old age: Pitt program helps elderly fight malady often brought on by grief, pain and disability,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, November 21, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

21. “Could Weight Loss Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s? ,” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, November 21, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Black elderly more likely than whites to die after intestinal surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2962–November 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2962–Nov. 21, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Fixing Medicare” (_New York Times_ Nov. 21, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial
www.nytimes.com…

2. “(Republican Presidential candidate Newt) Gingrich calls for private retirement accounts,” by Philip Elliott  (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_,  Nov. 21, 2011).
www.boston.com…

3. “Medigap policies get scrutiny from officials looking to reduce Medicare spending,” by Susan Jaffe (_Washington Post_ Nov. 21, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Medicare Physician Pay Cut Again In Play” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “For Retirees, Selling Pensions A Risky Bet” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Nov. 20, 2011). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 10 minutes 45 seconds) and a print transcript is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

6. “The elderly dilemma: Medicare-Medicaid fail middle class families,” by Peter Bella (_Washington [DC] Times_, Nov. 21, 2011).
communities.washingtontimes.com…

7. “Peace, Love, and Social Security: Baby Boomers Retire to the Commune,” by Anna Spinner (_Atlantic_, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.theatlantic.com…

8. “Social Security especially crucial for direct care workers,” by Barbara Quirk (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], Nov. 20, 2011).
host.madison.com…

9. BOOK REVIEW: “How companies plundered retirement accounts for gain, a review of _How Companies Plunder and Profit From the Nest Eggs of American Workers_” by Ellen E. Schultz, reviewed by Kelly Johnson (_Washington Post_ Nov. 20, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Rethinking the ‘retirement community’ for boomers,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, Nov. 20, 2011).
health.heraldtribune.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Recession puts Florida out of reach for many retiring boomers,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.heraldtribune.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Taking the time to get it right on end-of-life care wishes,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, Nov. 21, 2011).
health.heraldtribune.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Death midwife also assists at the end of life,” by Dawn Turner Trice (_Chicago Tribune_, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

14. KANSAS NEWS: “KS voluntary retirement to save 34 million dollars,” by Tim Carpenter (_Topeka Capital-Journal_, Nov. 21, 2011).
cjonline.com…

15. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Most seniors don’t cherish thoughts of retirement facility,” by David Crary (Associated Press via _Nashville Tennesseean_,” Nov. 21, 2011).
www.tennessean.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI pension overhaul may head to the courts,” by David Klepper (Associated Press via _Albany [New York] Times-Union_, Nov. 19, 2011).
www.timesunion.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “7th elderly Australia fire victim dies” (South Africa Press Association via news24.com…, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.news24.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nurse accused of murder for starting fire at Sydney care home boasted of his rescue effort,” by Jonathan Pearlman (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Nov. 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/8901781/Nurse-accused-of-murder-for-starting-fire-at-Sydney-care-home-boasted-of-his-rescue-effort.html…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Fatal fire: Male nurse refused bail on four counts of murder,” by Rachel Browne (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 19, 2011).
www.smh.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Fears over aged-care workforce,” by Stephanie Anderson (_Times_ [Canberra, Capital Territory], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.canberratimes.com…

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21. BELGIUM NEWS: “Belgium takes unique route on pensions,” by Jeremy Woolfe (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Nov. 21, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

22. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgarian President Threatens Retirement Reform Veto” (Sofia News Agency, Nov. 19, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “‘Social tragedy’ in pension loss,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 21, 2011). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
www.financialpost.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Another obstacle to Boomer retirement: Boomerang children,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 19, 2011).
business.financialpost.com…

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25. CANADA NEWS: “How Ottawa’s pension reform short-changes the young,” by Thomas Walkom (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 19, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Tinkering with pensions” (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 20, 2011). Note: this is a _Star_ Editorial.
www.thestar.com…

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27. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing home reform requires grassroots support, says advocate,” by Jesse McLean and Moira Welsh (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 20, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

28. INDIA NEWS: “Pension bill passage will not lead to NPS (New Pension System) implementation,” by Dhirendra Kumar (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.hindustantimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Actuaries warn on changes to tax relief for pensions,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 19, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. JAMAICA NEWS: “Actuaries lay out different path to pension reform,” by Sabrina Gordon (_Jamaica Gleaner_ [Kingston, Kingston/St. Andrew], Nov. 20, 2011).
jamaica-gleaner.com…

31. JAPAN NEWS: “Activities seen as dementia-prevention key,” by Keishi Takahashi (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 20, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111116002617.htm…

32. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Suicide in elderly highest in 10 years,” by Christopher Harress (_Star-Times_ [Auckland] via stuff.co.nz, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/5999947/Suicide-in-elderly-highest-in-10-years…

33. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Rise in elderly population and spiralling costs ‘pushing care system to breaking point’,” by John Mulgrew (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Antrim/Down], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/rise-in-elderly-population-and-spiralling-costs-pushing-care-system-to-breaking-point-16080308.html…

34. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia’s pensions dilemma,” by Natasha Doff (Moscownews.com…, Nov. 21, 2011).
themoscownews.com…

35. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “‘Elderly in Seoul feel alienated’” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.koreaherald.com…

36. UK NEWS: “Elderly care cut as (local) councils divert 2 billion pounds (3.16 billion US dollars) cash to plug gaps: Elderly people are suffering because councils are cutting hundreds of millions of pounds from their nursing and care home budgets, the Coalition admits today,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8903205/Elderly-care-cut-as-councils-divert-2bn-cash-to-plug-gaps.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Squeeze on pensions is for greater good, says (Pensions) minister,” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8899230/Squeeze-on-pensions-is-for-greater-good-says-minister.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Will the Chancellor (of the Exchequer) demolish pension tax breaks? Chancellor George Osbourne may target top-rate tax relief and tax-free lump sum withdrawals in the Autumn Statement,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8899628/Will-the-Chancellor-demolish-pension-tax-breaks.html…

39. UK NEWS: “Call to postpone pension changes” (Press Association via Google News, Nov. 20, 2011).
www.google.com…

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40. UK NEWS: “Unions facing threat of strike-law reform if pensions protest goes on,” by Andrew Whitaker (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.scotsman.com…

41. UK NEWS: “Naval workers back pension strike” (Press Association via Google News, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.google.com…

42. UK NEWS: “Public ‘trust unions over pensions'” (Press Association via Google News, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.google.com…

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43. UK NEWS: “Age UK (Charity) is accused of ending key research into ageing,” by Anjana Ahuja (_Observer_ [London], Nov. 20, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/20/age-uk-scientific-research-funding…

44. UK NEWS: “Long term care: ‘My aunt fell through cracks in the system’: One reader’s struggle to get the right care for his aunt when she developed dementia,” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/longtermcare/8899717/Long-term-care-My-aunt-fell-through-cracks-in-the-system.html…

45. UK NEWS: “Romanian nurses shocked by Britain’s care of the elderly,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8901383/Romanian-nurses-shocked-by-Britains-care-of-the-elderly.html…

46. UK NEWS: “Pension funds hide 3.1 billion pounds (4.9 billion US dollars) costs, says study,” by Daniel Schafer (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 21, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

47. WALES NEWS: “Up to half of NHS (National Health Service) Wales to strike over public sector pensions,” by Madeleine Brindley (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/11/21/up-to-half-of-nhs-wales-to-strike-over-public-sector-pensions-91466-29810452/…

48. WALES NEWS: “Why we must fight for the future of our public loos (toilets),” by Kate Cubbage (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/11/21/why-we-must-fight-for-the-future-of-our-public-loos-91466-29810757/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

49. “Alzheimer’s: What if there’s no cure? In a study in the _Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease_, a research group led by Dr. Ming Chen suggests that ‘tremendous social pressures’ have pushed scientists to seek an Alzheimer’s cure that may not exist” (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 21, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

50. “Disparities: In the E.R., the Elderly Get Less Pain Relief,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_Sarasota [Florida] Herald-Tribune_, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.heraldtribune.com…

51. “Older adults in home health care at elevated risk for unsafe meds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

52. “Nursing home quality scorecards don’t tell the whole score” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

53. “Boosting the aged immune response to flu virus” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

54. “Poor recycling of BACE1 enzyme could promote Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

55. “Study finds sex a significant predictor of happiness among married seniors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

56. “Combo hormone therapy has increased breast cancer risk over estrogen alone” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

57. “Medicare Will Still Cover Avastin For Breast Cancer, Despite Revocation Of FDA Approval” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health Care News, Nov. 21, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

November 18, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2961–November 18, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:17 pm

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2961–November 18, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare-Medicaid ‘dual eligibles’ under scrutiny,” by Phil Galewitz (Kaiser Health News via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 17, 2011).
yourlife.us…

2. “Number of 90-plus people likely to quadruple by 2050,” by Haya El Nasser (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 17, 2011).
www.us…

3. “Public pensions must be on the table,” (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], November 18, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.csmonitor.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Settlement saves services for disabled, elderly,” by Marisa Lagos (_San Francisco Chronicle_, November 18, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State employee pension systems deliver budget shock,” by Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], November 17, 2011).
www.sj-r.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “More seniors going hungry, AARP study finds,” by Diane C. Lade (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], November 18, 2011).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “State pension fund in worse shape despite reforms,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, November 18, 2011).
www.kentucky.com…

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Retirement system lawsuit may go directly to high court,” by Garry Rayno (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], November 18, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island lawmakers approve pension overhaul,” by Erica Naone (_Reuters_, November 18, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI pension overhaul may head to the courts,” by David Klepper (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 17, 2011).
www.boston.com…

11. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Localities to pay more for employee pensions,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, November 18, 2011).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Homicide squad to probe nursing home fire,” by Vincent Morello (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 18, 2011).
news.smh.com…

13. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria’s Syndicates Revolt against Retirement Age Increase,” (_Novinite_ [Sofia], November 18, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “New federal bill targets 60% of Canadians with no pensions,” by Jason Fekete (_Calgary Herald_, November 18, 2011).
www.canada.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “New pooled pension plan’s success will depend on business owners,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 17, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing home neglect,” by Jesse McLean and Moira Welsh (_Toronto Star_, November 17, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Elder abuse a ‘hidden crime,’ MPs say,” by Bruce Campion-Smith (_Toronto Star_, November 17, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

19. POLAND NEWS: “Prime minister’s expose addresses major fiscal and retirement reforms,” (_Warsaw Voice_, November 18, 2011).
www.warsawvoice.pl/WVpage/pages/article.php/18743/news…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “S. Korean baby boomers enter self-employment in record numbers,” by Lee Jae-myon (_Hankyoreh_ [Seoul], November 18, 2011).
english.hani.co.kr…

20. UK NEWS: “Teachers in NASUWT vote for strike over pensions,” by Angela Harrison (_BBC News_, November 18, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15791167…

21. UK NEWS: “Will the Chancellor demolish pension tax breaks?” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8899628/Will-the-Chancellor-demolish-pension-tax-breaks.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Sharp rise in consultants opting for early retirement as dissatisfaction with the NHS grows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 17, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2960–November 17, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2960–November 17, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Higher copays seen for Medicare brand-name drugs,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 16, 2011).
www.boston.com…

2. “Rep. Schwartz urges supercommittee to adopt her Medicare “doc fix”,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], November 16, 2011).
thehill.com…

3. “Audit Finds Errors in Calculating Pensions in Bankruptcies,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, November 17, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Many Americans say they will have to work until they’re 80,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, November 16, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

5. “Retirees are confident, but workers can’t retire,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, November 16, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “USPS to resume payments to retirement fund,” by Ed O’Keefe (_Washington Post_, November 16, 2011). Note: _WP_ November require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Many boomers avoid living wills, say they’re too young,” by Jennifer C. Kerr (Associate Press via _Salt Lake Tribune_, November 16, 2011).
www.sltrib.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. GEORGIA NEWS: “Seniors turn to Medicaid for long-term care,” by Craig Schneider (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, November 17, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

9. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Legislator seeks constitutional amendment to protect Oklahoma pensions,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], November 17, 2011).
newsok.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Lawmakers in tiny RI poised to act on one of the largest pension problems in the US,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, November 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ November require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Caregiver shortage ‘major cause of concern’,” by Misty Harris (_Montreal Gazette_, November 16, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa hopes pooled pension spurs retirement saving,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 17, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Pension overhaul is on the way,” by Jason Fekete (_Montreal Gazette_, November 16, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Overburdened phone system a recipe for frustration among pensioners,” by Gloria Galloway (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 16, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Cabinet okays Pension Bill, defers decision on FDI cap,” by Yashwant Sinha (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], November 17, 2011).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

16. RUSSIA NEWS: “Pensions funding mortgages,” by Oleg Nikishenkov (_Moscow News_, November 17, 2011).
themoscownews.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Intergenerational conflicts to rise with aging population: report,” by Lee You-jin (_Hankyoreh_ [Seoul], November 17, 2011).
english.hani.co.kr…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “Gov’t pension fund posts loss of NT$18.54 billion (US $606m): minister,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], November 18, 2011).
www.chinapost.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensions strike: Unite and probation unions join action,” (_BBC News_, November 17, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15777398…

20. UK NEWS: “Elderly care economist suggests ministers lack ‘guts’,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 17, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/active/8894751/Elderly-care-economist-suggests-ministers-lack-guts.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Code of conduct to be drafted for care workers,” by Alison Holt (_BBC News_, November 16, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15760864…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Protecting our brains: Tackling delirium,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Older ER Patients Less Likely to Get Pain Meds, Data Shows,” (_HealthDay_, November 16, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “More and more dementia patients hospitalized,” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, November 16, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Form and function: New MRI technique to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Worms reveal secrets of wound-healing response,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “A Conversation Many Doctors Won’t Have,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, November 16, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

November 16, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2959–November 16, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2959–Nov. 16, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Cuts Would Hurt Lower-Rated Hospitals Most, Fitch Ratings Reports,” by Michelle Kaske (Bloomberg News, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Health care landlords feel brunt of Medicare cuts” (Marketwatch.com…, Nov. 15, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “(Congressional) Supercommittee May Ax Rural Hospitals’ Medicare Rates,” by David Hogberg (_Investor’s Business Daily_ [Los Angeles, California], Nov. 16, 2011).
news.investors.com…

4. “Out-of-state retirement slows down,” by Haya El Nasser and Paul Overberg (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 16, 2011).
www.us…

5. “Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. sets record deficit of 26 billion dollars,” by Marcy Gordon (Associated Press via _Louisville [Kentucky] Courier-Journal_, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.courier-journal.com…

6. “OPM (Office of Personnel Management): Problem of late pension payments getting worse,” by Stephen Losey (_Federal Times_, Nov. 15, 2011).
www.federaltimes.com…

7. “For Retirement, Is 80 the New 65?” by Bill McGuire (American Broadcasting Corporation News blog, Nov. 16, 2011).
abcnews.go.com…

8. “Most baby boomers feel young, don’t have living wills” (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 16, 2011).
yourlife.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Judge orders release of L.A. County pension data,” by Catherine Saillant (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 16, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Sacramento) Region highly rated on retirement preparation,” by Mark Glover (_Sacramento Bee via _Modesto Bee_, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.modbee.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Options are limited for Jacksonville’s ailing pension plans,” by Timothy J. Gibbons (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], Nov. 16, 2011).
jacksonville.com…

12. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana pensions: A state secret,” by Troy Kehoe (WISH Channel 8 [Indianapolis] TV News, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.wishtv.com…

13. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Lawmakers approve Mass. pension bill” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, Nov. 15, 2011).
www.boston.com…

14. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “More than half of N.H. public pensions less than 15,000 dollars,” Kevin Landrigan (_Nashua Telegraph_, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.nashuatelegraph.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Philadelphia ranks tenth on Retirement Readiness Index,” by Deidre Wengen (phillyburbs.com…, Nov. 15, 2011).
www.phillyburbs.com…

16. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Fully funded SD Retirement System means retirees will get 3.1 percent cost-of-living increase,” by Dirk Lammers (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

17. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Pension costs to rise,” by Brad Shannon (_Olympia Olympian, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.theolympian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AFRICA NEWS: “Old and forgotten, Africa’s elderly face more problems,” by Chiponda Chimbelu (Deutsche Welle Broadcasting, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0…,,15530545,00.html

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Cuts fear for elder aid: Government cutbacks mean measures to help prevent some of the (Tasmanian) state’s most shocking cases of elder abuse would not go ahead, the Guardianship and Administration Board said,” by David Killick (_Mercury_ [Hobart], Nov. 16, 2011).
www.themercury.com…

20. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria Ups Retirement Age in 2012 in U-Turn Change” (Sofia News Agency, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Why do we fall? Toronto lab mimics challenges of age, disability, disease,” by Isabel Teotonio (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 16, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “I lived with my grandpa for five years,” by Colin Munroe (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 16, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Four issues raised by the end-of-life report,” by Erin Anderssen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 16, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. GERMANY NEWS: “German Government Cuts Pension Contributions to Spur Hiring,” by Patrick Donahue (Bloomberg News, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

25. INDIA NEWS: “More seats for the elderly on stage carriers (in Kerala State),” by S. Anil Radhakrishnan (_Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Nov. 16, 2011).
www.thehindu.com…

26. ISRAEL NEWS: “Knesset (Parliament) not likely to raise women’s retirement age,” by Lahav Harkov (_Post_ [Jerusalem], Nov. 16, 2011/Heshvan 19, 5772).
www.jpost.com…

27. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “We’re under attack and now it’s time for us to strike back,” by Jimmy Kelly (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Antrim/Down], Nov. 15, 2011). Note: this is a _Telegraph_ Opinion piece.
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/were-under-attack-and-now-its-time-for-us-to-strike-back-16076868.html…

28. UK NEWS: “More votes backing pensions strike” (Press Association via Google News, Nov. 16, 2011).
www.google.com…

29. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne urged to help pensioners over 20% inflation: The cost of living has risen by a fifth for older people in recent years, according to financial experts, prompting renewed calls for George Osborne to help protect their dwindling wealth,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 16, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/8892509/George-Osborne-urged-to-help-pensioners-over-20-inflation.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender) seniors face harder old age, national study finds” (University of Washington news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 16, 2011).
www.washington.edu…

31. “Denosumab delays development of prostate cancer bone metastasis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Erectile dysfunction increases with use of multiple medications” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 15, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2958–November 15, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2958–November 15, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare savings by raising the eligibility age could be a mirage,” by Matt Dobias (_Politico_, November 14, 2011).
www.politico.com…

2. “Richer seniors could be targets,” by Mary Agnes Carey and Marilyn Werber Serafini (Kaiser Health News via _Columbus Dispatch_, November 15, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pensions are protected in Constitution,” by George Skelton (_Los Angeles Times_, November 14, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.latimes.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Patient surveys to play role in Medicare reimbursements for hospitals,” by Fred Hiers (_Gainesville Sun_, November 14, 2011).
www.gainesville.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Panel: Florida pension chief had no conflict of interest,” by Katie Sanders (_Miami Herald_, November 14, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

6. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “PERS group won’t meet deadline,” (Associated Press via _Clarion-Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], November 15, 2011).
www.clarionledger.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “Study: Central New York baby boomers poised to inherit $22 billion over the next 10 years,” by James T. Mulder (_Post-Standard_ [Syracuse, New York], November 15, 2011).
www.syracuse.com…

8. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Dramatic rises in rent push seniors out of N.D. Oil Patch,” by James MacPherson (Associated Press via _Grand Forks Herald_, November 15, 2011).
www.grandforksherald.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Chafee Shuns Threats Urging Rhode Island Pension Fix Over Unions,” by Henry Goldman (_Bloomberg_, November 15, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Rising food costs hit retirement savings,” by Brittany Vonow (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], November 16, 2011).
www.couriermail.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Should we prepare for the end? New report calls for decriminalization of assisted dying in Canada,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 15, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Initiative to make residential care facilities for elderly more ‘homely’,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 15, 2011).
www.independent.ie/national-news/initiative-to-make-residential-care-facilities-for-elderly-more-lsquohomelyrsquo-2935329.html…

13. ISRAEL NEWS: “BoI’s Karnit Flug: raise women’s retirement age,” (_Globes_ [Jerusalem], November 15, 2011).
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000697996…

14. NIGERIA NEWS: “Labour Tasks Govt on Social Security for the Aged,” by Linda Eroke (_This Day_ [Lagos], November 15, 2011).
www.thisdaylive.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Pensions strike: More unions back action,” (_BBC News_, November 15, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15735801…

16. UK NEWS: “Private school teachers ‘could quit’ over pensions reforms,” by Graeme Paton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 15, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8889759/Private-school-teachers-could-quit-over-pensions-reforms.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Pension scheme ‘collapse’ warning,” (Press Association via _Google_, November 15, 2011).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “A Watch-and-Wait Prostate Treatment,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, November 15, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “Contraceptive pill associated with higher prostate cancer risk,” by Theresa Boyle (_Toronto Star_, November 14, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/cancer/article/1086750–contraceptive-pill-associated-with-higher-prostate-cancer-risk…

20. “Alzheimer’s vaccine triggers brain inflammation when brain amyloid burden is high,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 14, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Elderly to benefit from keyhole heart surgery technique,” by Stephan Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 14, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8870366/Elderly-to-benefit-from-keyhole-heart-surgery-technique.html…

22. “Hazards: Solvent Linked to Higher Parkinson’s Risk,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, November 15, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Low-Income Seniors at Greater Risk for Heart Failure,” (_HealthDay_, November 14, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Popular whole-body-vibration exercise: not an effective therapy for the prevention of bone loss,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 14, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

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