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March 29, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3046–March 29, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3046–March 29, 2012.

Note: There will be no E-Clippings service tomorrow (Mar. 30, 2012). The E-Clippings will return on Monday (April 2, 2012). Have a nice weekend.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pension Deficit for 100 U.S. Company Plans Increased 41% in 2011,” by Thomas Black (_Bloomberg_, March 29, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Long-term care insurance policy costs rising,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 28, 2012).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Proposal requires SURS reimbursement when retirees return to work,” by Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinios], March 28, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

4. NEVADA NEWS: “Arbitrator’s decision to side with district saves about 134 teacher jobs,” by Trevon Milliard (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, March 28, 2012).
www.lvrj.com…

5. NEW YORK NEWS: “Major public pension relief unlikely any time soon for New York taxpayers,” by Teri Weaver (_Post-Standard_ [Syracuse, New York], March 29, 2012).
www.syracuse.com…

6. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System recognized for investing acumen,” by Don Mecoy (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], March 29, 2012).
newsok.com…

7. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Helping boomers embrace a new concept: growing old,” by Jerry Large (_Seattle Times_, March 29, 2012).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil’s Senate Approves Rousseff’s Pension Reform Bill,” by Maria Luiza Rabello (_Bloomberg_, March 28, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Conservatives’ budget to reset retirement at age 67,” by Bill Curry and Steven Chase (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 29, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Pension reform: Is bigger really better?” by Alyshah Hasham (_Toronto Star_, March 28, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Federal workers delaying retirement in hopes of buyout sweeteners,” by Kathryn May (_Edmonton Journal_, March 29, 2012).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “How the auto industry must adapt to baby boomers,” by Jeremy Cato (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 29, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. JAMAICA NEWS: “Weak pension systems hurting Acc’t General’s Dept,” by Alicia Dunkley (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston], March 29, 2012).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Most Japan Pensions Have No Investment Experience, Survey Shows,” by Tomoko Yamazaki (_Bloomberg_, March 28, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pensions fraud: Perm sec, 5 others remanded in prison,” by Ronald Mutum (_Daily Trust_ [Lagos], March 29, 2012).
dailytrust.com…

16. POLAND NEWS: “Polish ruling parties compromise in dispute over pensions, raise age for women,” by (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, March 29, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Discrimination ‘denying care home residents hospital access’, study suggests,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9171551/Discrimination-denying-care-home-residents-hospital-access-study-suggests.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Teachers threaten further walk-outs in pension row,” by Grame Patton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 28, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9172189/Teachers-threaten-further-walk-outs-in-pension-row.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Learning another language ‘could protect against dementia’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9173552/Learning-another-language-could-protect-against-dementia.html…

20. “Antipsychotics Linked to MI Risk in Dementia Patients,” by Deborah Brauser (_Medscape Medical News_, March 29, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

21. “Elderly thyroid surgery patients at increased risk for postoperative complications,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Study suggests why some animals live longer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 28, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3045–March 28, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3045–March 28, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Retirement providers push for email for cost savings,” by Jessica Toonkel (_Reuters_, March 28, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Dementia, From the Inside,” by Jane Gross (_New York Times_, March 28, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “UC president to act on executive pension demand,” by Nanette Asimov (_San Francisco Chronicle_, March 28, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

4. COLORADO NEWS: “Colo. senior tax break fight ends before it starts,” by Ivan Moreno and Kristen Wyatt (_BusinessWeek_, March 28, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

5. IOWA NEWS: “IPERS sues firm for failing to detect losses,” by William Petroski (_Des Moines Register_, March 28, 2012).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

6. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Sides clash on pension reform,” by Christopher Behnan (_Daily Press and Argus_ [Howell, Michigan], March 28, 2012).
www.livingstondaily.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “No cap on for-profit nursing homes’ spending,” by Patti Singer (_Democrat and Chronicle_ [Rochester, New York], March 28, 2012).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Senior program funding shifts to taxpayer,” by Rita Price (_Columbus Dispatch_, March 28, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Basic landline phone services could be removed under proposed bill, consumer groups say,” by Joe Guillen (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, March 26, 2012).
www.cleveland.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Time to act as dementia crisis looms, says report,” by Adele Horin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 29, 2012).
www.smh.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario strikes a blow to Ottawa’s pension reforms,” by Janet McFarland, Tara Perkins and Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 28, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario’s Budget: True pension costs finally revealed,” by Colin Busby and Alexandre Laurin (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], March 28, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
opinion.financialpost.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “Age-old financial question poses a pension dilemma,” by Li Jing and Chen Jia (_China Daily_ [Beijing], March 28, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “AIJ head Asakawa admits faking investment reports,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 28, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120327006203.htm…

15. NIGERIA NEWS: “PenCom Takes Stock of Contributory Pension,” by Nnamdi Duru (_This Day_ [Lagos], March 28, 2012).
www.thisdaylive.com…

16. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Government pension fund could invest $22bn outside SA,” by Luke Pachymuthu (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg], March 28, 2012).
www.businessday.co.za…

17. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Minimum pension age should be scrapped, says FNC,” by Ola Salem (_National_ [Abu Dhabi], March 28, 2012).
www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/minimum-pension-age-should-be-scrapped-says-fnc…

18. UK NEWS: “Schools close as teachers strike over pensions,” by Helene Mulholland (_Guardian_ [London], March 28, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/28/schools-close-teachers-strike-pensions…

19. UK NEWS: “Dementia patients locked in rooms to make them ‘easier to manage’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9168156/Dementia-patients-locked-in-rooms-to-make-them-easier-to-manage.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Elderly exaggerate QE effect on pensions, claims Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King,” by Rowena Mason and Nathalie Thomas (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/9170099/Elderly-exaggerate-QE-effect-on-pensions-claims-Bank-of-England-Governor-Sir-Mervyn-King.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Finding reason in delusion,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Moderate Drinking Might Help Men Live Longer After Heart Attack,” (_HealthDay_, March 28, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors,” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, March 27, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Elderly are almost 10 times more likely to die of malaria than younger tourists,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 27, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3044–March 27, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3044–March 27, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Dementia Behind Bars” (_New York Times_, Mar. 26, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “New Ideas on Pensions: Use States,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Ma Bell’s Long Legacy Of Unsustainable Pensions Is Alive and Well,” by Ivan Osorio (_Forbes_, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _Forbes_ Op Ed piece.
www.forbes.com…

4. “Elderly Latino Parents Struggle When Children Are Behind Bars,” by Araceli Martinez Ortega (New America Media, Mar. 26, 2012)
newamericamedia.org…

5. “Few US cities prepared for aging baby boomers” (Associated Press via _Houston [Texas] Chronicle_, Mar. 27, 2012)>
www.chron.com…

6. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) effort to repackage Ryan Medicare plan will be a tough sell,” by Greg Sargent (_Washington Post_ blog, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Medicare’s billion-dollar headache,” by Matt DoBias (politico.com…, Mar. 27, 2012).
www.politico.com…

8. “(Actor) Martin Sheen joins Medicare fight with anti-GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) ad(vertisement),” by Lisa Mascaro (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. “Social Security’s chief actuary says Congress will act–before 2036,” by Adam Belz (_Des Moines [Iowa] Register_, blog, Mar. 26, 2012).
blogs.desmoinesregister.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “More municipalities betting on pension bonds to cover obligations,” by Nathaniel Popper (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Republicans back (Governor) Jerry Brown’s pension reforms; where are the Democrats?” by Sam Blakeslee (_San Jose Mercury News_, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _SJMN_ Opinion piece.
www.mercurynews.com…

12. IDAHO NEWS: “House (of Representatives) panel passes end-of-life care bill” (Associated Press via KIVI [Boise] Channel 6 News, Mar. 26, 2012).
www.kivitv.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio Elderly Could Lose Landline (telephone) Service If Pending Bill Is Passed” (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 27, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

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14. OHIO NEWS: Several Ohio newspapers, along with the Associated Press, have collaborated on an “Aging Ohio: Boom or Bust” series, composed of multiple stories.

“Aging Ohio: Boomer Bust” (Associated Press and _Cleveland Plain Dealer_, Mar. 25, 2012).
www.cleveland.com…

“Aging Ohio: Boomer Bust” (Associated Press and _Columbus Dispatch_, Mar. 27, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

15. OHIO NEWS: “Boomer blues” (_Toledo Blade_, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _TB_ Editorial.
www.toledoblade.com…

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16. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Boomers unready for long-term needs” (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _MST_ Editorial.
www.startribune.com…

17. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri Nursing Homes Have Happy Clients, MU (University of Missouri) Researchers Say” (University of Missouri news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2012).
munews.missouri.edu…

18. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas can better keep elderly out of nursing homes,” by Chris Tomlinson (Associated Press via _Houston Chronicle_, Mar. 27, 2012).
www.chron.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “Public-sector workers to feel tough Ontario (province) budget’s pension pinch,” by Karen Howlett (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Mar. 27, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Support for elderly” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Mar. 27, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Head of Japan fund apologizes for pension losses,” by Elaine Kurtenbach (Associated Press via _Seattle [Washington] Times_, Mar. 27, 2012).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

22. MALTA NEWS: “Malta among top three (European Union member states) for pensions spending,” by Bertrand Borg (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], Mar. 27, 2012).
www.timesofmalta.com…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “We ought to focus on a healthy old age, not just a long life,” by Phil Hanlon (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Mar. 27, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

24. UK NEWS: “24-hour strike in pensions dispute” (Press Association via Google News, Mar. 27, 2012).
www.google.com…

25. UK NEWS: “This will be the Age of Old Age,” by Nina Lakhani (_Independent_ [London], Mar. 27, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/this-will-be-the-age-of-old-age-7586379.html…

26. UK NEWS: “(Northeast) Region’s dementia treatment ‘scandal’,’ by Rob Merrick (_Northern Echo_ [Darlington, Durham], Mar. 27, 2012).
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/9614038.Region_s_dementia_treatment__scandal_/…

27. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) ageism ‘harming elderly care’,” by Nick Triggle (British Broadcasting Corporation news, Mar. 26, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17515608…

28. UK NEWS: “It’s time to face up to the looming elderly care crisis,” by Liz Kendall (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 27, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/27/face-looming-elderly-care-crisis…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Forging Social Connections for Longer Life,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, Mar. 27, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

30. “Taking oral glucocorticoids for 3 months or longer? Beware of osteoporosis!” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Wide variation in emergency service response to elderly falls patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Use it or lose it: Mind games help healthy older people too” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Study examines link between blood biomarkers and risk of Alzheimer disease”
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Role of amyloid beta as sensors and protectors in Alzheimer’s and other diseases explored” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Chronic stress spawns protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Antipsychotic medication associated with modest heart attack risk in older patients with dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 26, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3043–March 26, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3043–March 26, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “In budget battle, GOP regroups on Medicare message,” by Rosalind S. Helderman and Paul Kane (_Washington Post_, March 25, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare cost board targeted by House GOP,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 26, 2012).
www.us…

3. “New Medicare rule aims to curb waste and fraud in medical equipment business,” by Merrill Goozner (_Washington Post_, March 24, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Public Pension Fixes Can Fill Gaps and Avoid a Big Ruckus,” (_Bloomberg_, March 26, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Caring for elderly parents catches many unprepared,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 25, 2012).
www.us…

6. “As America grays, businesses help seniors age in place,” by Olga Khazan (_Washington Post_, March 24, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Insurers, including N.J.’s Prudential Financial, pulling out of long-term care market,” by Ed Beeson (_Newark Star-Ledger_, March 25, 2012).
www.nj.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Big pension conflicts ahead in California,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_, March 26, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.sacbee.com…

9. IDAHO NEWS: “House panel passes end-of-life care bill,” (_Idaho Statesman_ [Boise, Idaho], March 26, 2012).
www.idahostatesman.com…

10. KANSAS NEWS: “Gov. Sam Brownback backs using casino funds on pensions,” (Associated Press via _Dodge City Globe_, March 26, 2012).
www.dodgeglobe.com…

11. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Seniors helping seniors: Personal care attendants answer calling,” by Jeff Hansel (_Post-Bulletin_ [Rochester, Minnesota], March 26, 2012).
www.postbulletin.com…

12. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Officials, veterans battle over pensions,” by Lawrence Messina (Associated Press via _Huntington Herald-Dispatch_, March 26, 2012).
www.herald-dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Harper poised to announce pension cutbacks,” by Mark Kennedy (_Calgary Herald_, March 26, 2012).
www.calgaryherald.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Upping retirement age will hurt provinces’ bottom line, analyst warns,” by Terry Pedwell (_Winnipeg Free-Press_, March 26, 2012).
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Five times as many nurses retired as manager staff,” by Mary Minihan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 26, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “‘Lonely deaths’ among elderly, disabled rising,” by Eiji Kaji and Shumpei Takeuchi (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 26, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120325002839.htm…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Corporate pension funds must redress finances,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 25, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120325002575.htm…

18. NIGERIA NEWS: “Nigeria to raise pension fund stock market limit,” by Chijioke Ohuocha (_Reuters_, March 26, 2012).
af.reuters.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Automatic enrolment pension thresholds increased,” (_BBC News_, March 26, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17515455…

20. UK NEWS: “Nationwide dementia screening to tackle ‘crisis’ among elderly,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9166481/Nationwide-dementia-screening-to-tackle-crisis-among-elderly.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Dementia: Britain’s hidden army of ‘unsupported’ carers,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9167311/Dementia-Britains-hidden-army-of-unsupported-carers.html…

22. UK NEWS: “NAPF says low-cost pensions should allow consolidation,” by Anjuli Davies (_Reuters_, March 26, 2012).
uk.reuters.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Pension liabilities may double under EU rules,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/9165896/Pension-liabilities-may-double-under-EU-rules.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “After Hospitalization, Mental Trouble for Elderly Patients,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, March 23, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

25. “Stem-Cell Trial Failed to Treat Heart Failure,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, March 24, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Carotid artery stenting found to be safe in the elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Medicare/Medicaid rule increases costs without improving patient outcomes for defibrillator implants,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 23, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3042–March 23, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3042–March 23, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House (of Representatives) Votes to Kill a Medicare Cost Panel,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Mar. 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “‘Obamacare’ and the rationing myth,” by Jon Healey (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 23, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
opinion.latimes.com…

3. “No Rx for Medicare” (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 23, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Who’s using government benefits: Mostly, the elderly” (msnbc.com…, Mar. 23, 2012).
lifeinc.today.msnbc.msn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey Pension Funds Rise 6.3% Before Payouts to Start 2012,” by Elise Young (Bloomberg News, Mar. 22, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “Angry at Pension Vote, Unions Plan to Skip Hispanic Event,” by Thomas Kaplan (_New York Times_, Mar. 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Governor Andrew) Cuomo Pension Overhaul Is Boost for New York, Moody’s Says,” by Freeman Klopott (Bloomberg News, Mar. 22, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Activism sees a ‘Senior Spring,” by Silvio Laccetti (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Mar. 23, 2012).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “The case for early police retirement is unproven” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _G and M_ Editorial.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “How to take the sting out of cuts to old age security,” by Carol Goar (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

11. IRISH TIMES: “Hike in pension costs to wipe out savings on public sector wage bill,” by Anne-Marie Walsh (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.independent.ie/national-news/hike-in-pension-costs-to-wipe-out-savings-on-public-sector-wage-bill-3059362.html…

12. JAPAN NEWS: “Resistance to bigger pension roll” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Mar. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120323a2.html…

13. NIGERIA NEWS: “Plight of Military Pensioners,” by John Ip Uba (_Daily Trust_ [Abuja] via allAfrica.com…, Mar. 23, 2012).
allafrica.com…

14. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Fiscal granny bashing won’t secure our future,” by George Kerevan (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Mar. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _Scotsman_ Opinion piece.
www.scotsman.com…

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15. SCOTLAND NEWS: “A pension plan that works for Scottish doctors” (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

16. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Top GP (general practitioner) enters pension row” (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

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17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pension depletion” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Mar. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _KH_ Editorial.
www.koreaherald.com…

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18. UK NEWS: “Budget 2012: A slap in the face for decent people: He has eroded their savings, and now he’s scrapping the age-related allowance–but has (Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne underestimated the anger of middle-income pensioners with his Budget?” by Ros Altmann (_Daily Telegrah_ [London], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/9160632/Budget-2012-A-slap-in-the-face-for-decent-people.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensioners deserve better, luncheon clubbers tell (Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne,” by Lizzy Davies (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/mar/22/budget-2012-pensioners-attack-osborne…

20. UK NEWS: “Budget 2012: The ‘triple lock’ that will ease Budget pain for the elderly,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/9161882/Budget-2012-The-triple-lock-that-will-ease-Budget-pain-for-the-elderly.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Budget 2012: Elderly care bills could rise to 100,000 pounds (158,380 usd),” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/9161511/Budget-2012-Elderly-care-bills-could-rise-to-100000.html…

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22. UK NEWS: “Hundreds of thousands could miss out on work pensions,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9161298/Hundreds-of-thousands-could-miss-out-on-work-pensions.html…

23. UK NEWS: “PM (Prime Minister) blocked cut in winter fuel handouts to better-off pensioners,” by Andrew Grice (_Independent_ [London], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/pm-blocked-cut-in-winter-fuel-handouts-to-betteroff-pensioners-7582615.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Older staff can be made redundant to avoid pension charges, judges rule,” by Martin Beckford and Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/9161870/Older-staff-can-be-made-redundant-to-avoid-pension-charges-judges-rule.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Three pension tales: BT (British Telecomm), Royal Mail and Trinity Mirror (PLC, newspaper and magazine company),” by Robert Peston (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 23, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17486450…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Hip Device Phaseout Followed F.D.A. (US Food and Drug Administration) Data Request,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, Mar. 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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27. “(Aricept 23 mg–Alzheimer’s drug) Drug Dosage Was Approved Despite Warning,” by Katie Thomas (_New York Times_, Mar. 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

28.  “New Alzheimer’s pill more likely to cause misery, medical experts say: Aricept 23 mg, found to be ineffective and cause stomach upset, was devised to serve commercial aims and was approved despite a poor showing in company-sponsored tests, two medical investigators say,” by Melissa Healy (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 23, 2012)  Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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29. “A new test might facilitate diagnosis and drug development for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Brain insulin resistance contributes to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Everolimus plus exemestane improves bone health in post-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Study: Preoperative estrogen-blocking therapy may preempt need for mastectomy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Scientists identify new mechanism of prostate cancer cell metabolism” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 22, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3041–March 22, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3041–March 22, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House moves to repeal Medicare cost board,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Google_, March 22, 2012).
www.google.com…

2. “Why Democrats are cheering the Paul Ryan Republican budget plan,” by David Grant (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachuetts], March 21, 2012).
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “Flunking the Medicare debate,” by Robert J. Samuelson (_Washington Post_, March 21, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Why GOP Medicare privatization is wrong approach,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, March 22, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

5. “The Hidden Costs of Elderly Inmates,” by Tina Maschi (_Huffington Post_, March 22, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Seniors and their iPads, iPhones: Keeping up in the computer age,” by Michelle Maltias (_Chicago Tribune_, March 21, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

7. “Paragliding 101: Great-Great-Granny Soars To Record,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, March 21, 2012). In addition to the story, an audio (running time: 2 minutes, 16 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALABAMA NEWS: “Panel OKs pension changes,” by Andy Brownfield (Associated Press via _Montgomery Advertiser_, March 22, 2012).
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com…

9. GEORGIA NEWS: “Retire? No thanks, say these baby boomers,” by Nedra Rhone (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, March 22, 2012).
www.ajc.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky Senate may finally retire Confederate pension fund,” by Joseph Gerth (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, March 22, 2012).
www.courier-journal.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana offering low-income seniors coupons to buy fresh food,” (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], March 22, 2012).
www.nola.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan school districts’ mandatory retirement contribution likely to drop in 2012-13, lawmaker says,” by Julie Mack (_Kalamazoo Gazette_, March 21, 2012).
www.mlive.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Pension changes clear S.C. House,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], March 22, 2012).
www.thestate.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Localities ask McDonnell to block pension changes,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, March 22, 2012).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Harper about to go to ‘third rail’ by making pension changes,” by Mark Kennedy (_Ottawa Citizen_, March 22, 2012).
www.canada.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Panel to make recommendations on end-of life issues today,” (_Montreal Gazette_, March 22, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing home beds cut back, even as Calgary faces dire shortage,” by Matt McClure (_Calgary Herald_, March 22, 2012).
www.calgaryherald.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Capital markets to get pensions,” by Gao Changxin (_China Daily_ [Beijing], March 22, 2012).
usa.chinadaily.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Ruling, opposition parties must cooperate on pension reform,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 22, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120321004425.htm…

20. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Fewer pensioners rely just on their state pension, research shows,” (_DutchNews.nl_, March 22, 2012).
www.dutchnews.nl…

21. UK NEWS: “Budget 2012: Ministers under fire over tax allowances for pensioners,” (_BBC News_, March 22, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17469252…

22. UK NEWS: “Budget 2012: anger as pensioners suffer Pn3.5bn (USD 5.5bn) tax break raid,” by Patrick Collinson, Jill Insley and Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], March 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/21/budget-2012-pensioners-tax-allowance…

23. UK NEWS: “1.5m hard-working pensioners penalised by new Pn140 (USD 222) state pension,” by Rosie Murray-West (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 22, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/9160154/1.5m-hard-working-pensioners-penalised-by-new-140-state-pension.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Appeals court: Firms can sack older workers to cut costs,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 22, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/9160518/Appeals-court-Firms-can-sack-older-workers-to-cut-costs.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Hospitalization can speed cognitive decline in elderly,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 21, 2012).
yourlife.us…

26. “Brain Scans Suggest How Alzheimer’s Spreads,” (_HealthDay_, March 21, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Antidepressant proves effective in alleviating osteoarthritis pain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 21, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3040–March 21, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3040–March 21, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “An antisocial move by the Social Security Administration,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 21, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. ALABAMA NEWS: “Ala. pension overhaul would up retirement age, lower employee contributions for new hires” (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Mar. 21, 2012).
www.therepublic.com…

3. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas plan uses casinos to boost pension system” (Associated Press via El Dorado Times_, Mar. 21, 2012).
www.eldoradotimes.com…

4. MISSOURI NEWS: “St. Louis firefighters say they’ll sue if pension overhaul becomes law,” by David Hunn (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Mar. 21, 2012).
www.stltoday.com…

5. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York state workers pension vote reverberates,” by Jon Campbell (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, Mar. 21, 2012).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “Program teaches computer skills to older generation: New York’s Pace University connects its students with senior citizens who want to learn how to stay in touch with their more tech-savvy children and grandchildren,” by Tina Susman (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 21, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Arbitrator rules for city’s (Philadelphia) hybrid pension plan, created to hold down costs,” by Bob Warner (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Mar. 21, 2012).
www.philly.com…

8. WASHINGTON NEWS: “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) lawmakers won’t budge on pension-overhaul plan,” by Andrew Garber (_Seattle Times_, Mar. 21, 2012).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

9. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Madison clinic’s decision to stop taking new Medicare patients could be start of trend,” by Shawn Doherty (_Capital Times_ [Madison], Mar. 21, 2012).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Heart attacks get less deadly,” by Mark Metherell (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.theage.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “(Quebec) Province to introduce voluntary pension plan,” by Andy Riga (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Keeping (Quebec Province) seniors at home a key economic goal,” by Marianne White (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “The era of gerontechnology: From flex floors to injectable heart monitors to ‘smart canes,’ employees will have greater control over their health and safety,” by Misty Harris (_Gazette [Montreal, Quebec], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “The fate of integrated reform / Exodus of elderly likely if funds lacking” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120320004964.htm…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retaining pension age ‘not an option’,” by John Hartevelt (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/6609437/Retaining-pension-age-not-an-option…

16. UK NEWS: “EC (European Commission) clears Royal Mail pension move” (Press Association via Google News, Mar. 21, 2012).
www.google.com…

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17. UK NEWS: “Budget 2012: flat-rate state pension confirmed,” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/mar/21/budget-2012-flat-rate-pension-scheme…

18. UK NEWS: “Budget 2012: ‘The increase in state pension should not be delayed’,” by Rebecca Choules (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/9158339/Budget-2012-The-increase-in-state-pension-should-not-be-delayed.html…

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19. UK NEWS: “Chancellor (of the Exchequer) warned over pensions” (Press Association via Google News, Mar. 21, 2012).
www.google.com…

20. UK NEWS: “How can health and social care be encouraged to integrate? In light of the government’s health and social care reforms, will services of the future offer older people a better deal?” by Debbie Andalo (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/social-care-network/2012/mar/21/health-social-care-encouraged-integrate…

21. UK NEWS: “(British Broadcasting Corporation television presenter Sally) Magnusson’s torment at mother s dementia battle,” by Teddy Jamieson (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Nicholas Parsons ((Host of British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4 show _Just a Minute_) is wrong: we rarely joke about old people,” by Alexander Chancellor (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9155663/Nicholas-Parsons-is-wrong-we-rarely-joke-about-old-people.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Care homes for elderly in Bristol face closure threat” (_Evening Post_ [Bristol], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Care-homes-elderly-Bristol-face-closure-threat/story-15575864-detail/story.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Gut Infections Are Growing More Lethal,” by Denise Grady (_New York Times_, Mar. 20, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Study may lead to new treatments for prostate cancer” (Marshall University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.marshall.edu…

26. “New study shows vast geographic variation in hip fracture risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Alzheimer’s disease spreads through linked nerve cells, brain imaging studies suggest” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “New models predict patterns of brain damage in dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 20, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3039–March 20, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3039–March 20, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “(US Congressperson) Paul Ryan’s New-and-Improved Plan for Medicare and Medicaid Reform,” by Avik Roy (_Forbes_, Mar. 20, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

2. “(National Economic Director) Gene Sperling: Paul Ryan Medicare ‘death spiral’,” by MacKenzie Weinger (politico.com…, Mar. 20, 2012).
www.politico.com…

3. “Can you trust the GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) with Medicare?” by Dana Milbank (_Washington Post_ via delmarva.com…, Mar. 20, 2012). Note: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.delmarvanow.com…

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4. “AARP Moves to Protect Social Security and Medicare” (_US News and World Report blog, Mar. 20, 2012).
money.us…

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5. “Social Security is in trouble,” by Kerk Phillips (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.deseretnews.com…

6. “Social Security–A ‘Crisis’ Only in Super PAC and Politicians’ Rhetoric,” by Eloy Fisher (New America Media, Mar. 19, 2012). Note: this is a NAM Commentary piece.
newamericamedia.org…

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7. “Reverse Mortgages: Boomers Increasingly Rely On Risky Loans,” by Loren Berlin (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 20, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “7 Ways to Save Your Relationships From Caregiver Stress,” by Paula Spencer Scott (New America Media, Mar. 17, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

9. “Growing Old, Sick and Latino in the South Without Papers,” by Johanes Rosello (New America Media, Mar. 16, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension Reform Ballot Initiative Could Save (San Diego) 950 Million usd Over 30 Years” (Channel 6 News, Mar. 19, 2012).
www.sandiego6.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Lawmakers Try to Deal with Employee Pensions” (Independent Radio News via stlouis.cbslocal.com…, Mar. 20, 2012).
stlouis.cbslocal.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “Pension bill opposed by unions stalls in Baltimore Co(unty). Council,” by Alison Knezevich (_Baltimore Sun_, Mar. 20, 2012).
www.baltimoresun.com…

13. MISSOURI NEWS: “(State) House committee takes on St. Louis firefighter pension dispute,” by Elizabeth Crisp (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Mar. 20, 2012).
www.stltoday.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Baby boomer joblessness lasts longer, hits harder,” by Robert Smith (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_ via _USA Today [McLean, Virginia] via _Lancaster Eagle-Gazette_, Mar. 20, 2012).
www.lancastereaglegazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “For many boomers super(annuation) lift to be too late,” by Annette Sampson (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 21, 2012).
www.smh.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement is an aging concept: With more employees putting off their golden years, workplaces must be willing to adapt to this new reality,” by Misty Harris (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians oppose Tory (Conservative Party) budget plan for pension system cuts: poll,” by Mark Kennedy (_Finanial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Mar. 20, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Canada urged to segregate elderly prisoners,” by Alison Crawford (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, May 19, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/03/19/f-crawford-aging-inmates.html…

19. CANADA NEWS: “B.C. (British Columbia Province) changes elderly driver testing” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, May 19, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/03/19/bc-driveable-changes-bond.html…

20. CYPRUS NEWS: “Retirement age change challenged,” by George Psyllides (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.cyprus-mail.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Exodus of senior staff will prove costly in long run,” by Des O’Neill (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Death ‘highlights isolation’ of elderly,” by Conor Lally and Eoin Burke-Kennedy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

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23. ISRAEL NEWS: “Health Ministry: Israel faces horrendous crisis caring for elderly,” by Ronny Linder-Ganz (_Ha’aretz_ [Tel Aviv], Mar. 20, 2012/Adar 26, 5772).
www.haaretz.com…

24. ISRAEL NEWS: “To protect the elderly, Israel must enforce its laws” (_Ha’aretz_ [Tel Aviv], Mar. 20, 2012/Adar 26, 5772). Note: this is a _Ha’aretz_ Editorial.
www.haaretz.com…

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25. ITALY NEWS: “Stuck in Recession, Italy Takes on Labor Laws That Divide the Generations,” by Rachel Donadio (_New York Times_, Mar. 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Weight of Pension Obligations Threatens to Sink Small Companies in Japan” (Reuters via _New York Times_, Mar. 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Rosmah (Mansoor, wife of Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak) puts spotlight on healthy ageing” (Bernama–Malaysian National News Agency via _New Straits Times_ [Kuala Lumpur], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.nst.com…

28. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly drivers don’t get traffic lights – instructor” (ONE News via tvnz.co.nz, Mar. 20, 2012).
tvnz.co.nz/national-news/elderly-drivers-don-t-get-traffic-lights-instructor-4785183…

29. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Elderly ‘are put at risk by lack of qualified nurses’,” by Martin Williams (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

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30. UK NEWS: “Unions lose CPI (Consumer Price Index) pensions appeal,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/mar/20/unions-lose-cpi-pensions-appeal…

31. UK NEWS: “Unions lose pensions change battle,” by John Astin (Press Association via _Independent_ [London], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/unions-lose-pensions-change-battle-7578766.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Public sector pensions may lose 15 per cent: Changes to the way increases in public sector pensions are calculated could wipe as much as 15% off their value, unions and analysts warned today” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9155577/Public-sector-pensions-may-lose-15-per-cent.html…

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33. UK NEWS: “Over half a million expats denied full pension,” by Leah Hyslop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9153849/Over-half-a-million-expats-denied-full-pension.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Nicholas Parsons (Host of British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4 show _Just a Minute_): joke about my age as much as you like: Old people are the last acceptable butt of jokes because humour based on gender, race or disability is now unacceptable, Nicholas Parsons has said,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9153230/Nicholas-Parsons-joke-about-my-age-as-much-as-you-like.html…

35. UK NEWS: “Nurses ‘too busy’ to help elderly patients with basic care,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9153027/Nurses-too-busy-to-help-elderly-patients-with-basic-care.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Antioxidants may not help people with Alzheimer’s,” by Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, Mar. 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

37. “Scientists study link between amyloid beta peptide levels and Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “New hope for treating Alzheimer’s Disease: A role for the FKBP52 protein” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Curcumin shows promise in attacking Parkinson’s disease” (Michigan State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2012).
news.msu.edu…

40. “Population age and inpatient care” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “A clearer understanding of glaucoma” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “New evidence links Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 19, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3038–March 19, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3038–March 19, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, with Medicare changes, is back,” by Lisa Mascaro (_Los Angeles Times_, March 17, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “This cost-cutting reform deserves a chance,” (_Washington Post_, March 18, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “‘Mediscare,’ Republican style,” by Dana Milbank (_Washington Post_, March 17, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “AARP Arming For Medicare Battle,” by Marilyn Werber Serafini (_Kaiser Health News_, March 19, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Seniors see savings on Rx drugs under 2010 health care law,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 18, 2012).
yourlife.us…

6. “More seniors use reverse mortgages to raise cash,” by Mark Koba (_MSNBC_, March 18, 2012).
bottomline.msnbc.msn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Untouchable Pensions May Be Tested in California,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, March 17, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “How is a 90% long-term care rate hike OK?” by Terry Savage (_Chicago Sun-Times_, March 18, 2012).
www.suntimes.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota seniors facing a spike in long-term care cost,” by Warren Wolfe (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, March 18, 2012).
www.startribune.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio treasurer to switch banks for $41-billion in pension assets,” by Laura Bischoff (_Dayton Daily News_, March 19, 2012).
www.daytondailynews.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “Pension payments share the returns in private sector,” by Dennis Thompson (_Stateman Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], March 18, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.statesmanjournal.com…

12. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “State pension credit system under fire,” by Ry Rivard (_Charleston Daily Mail_, March 19, 2012).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super bug threat to aged care, study says,” by Peter Jean (_Canberra Times_, March 19, 2012).
www.canberratimes.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Fending off Canada’s pension crisis,” by Robert L. Brown and Tyler Meredith (_Toronto Star_, March 18, 2012). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Assessing the risk-benefit of invasive medical procedures,” by Lisa Priest (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 18, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Forget retirement: Aging workers embrace ‘encore careers’,” by Misty Harris (_Calgary Herald_, March 19, 2012).
www.calgaryherald.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Protecting seniors from elder abuse takes more than justice legislation,” (_Toronto Star_, March 18, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Drug shortage forces hospice to turn away dying patient,” by Megan Ogilive (_Toronto Star_, March 17, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Grey gridlock: Car advances should ease commute for aging workforce,” by Misty Harris (_Canada.com_, March 19, 2012).
www.canada.com…

20. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Colombia prepares pension plan for millions of informal workers,” by Aaron Daugherty (_Colombia Reports_, March 19, 2012).
colombiareports.com…

21. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “OECD report: Difference between Czech wages and pensions greater than EU average,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, March 18, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Elderly ‘should be cared for at home on NHS’,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9151512/Elderly-should-be-cared-for-at-home-on-NHS.html…

23. UK NEWS: “One in six adults relies on inheritance to fund old age,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9148734/One-in-six-adults-relies-on-inheritance-to-fund-old-age.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Active seniors may outlive sedentary peers,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, March 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Prone To Failure, Some All-Metal Hip Implants Need To Be Removed Early,” by Richard Knox (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, March 19, 2012). In addition to the story, an audio (running time: 8 minutes, 31 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

26. “Tracking proteins behaving badly provides insights for treatments of brain diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 16, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3037–March 16, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3037–March 16, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Republican Senators Propose Medicare Changes,” by Jonathan Weisman (_New York Times_, March 15, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Home health care companies’ profits up in 2010,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 15, 2012).
www.us…

3. “Advisory panel recommends Medicare payment cuts,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 15, 2012).
thehill.com…

4. “Social Security Battle: AARP Plans Secret ‘Salon’ With Social Security Opponents,” by Ryan Grim and Ariel Edwards-Levy (_Huffington Post_, March 16, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Cost of Long-Term Care Insurance Keeps Rising,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, March 15, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Death’s Companion: Paperwork,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, March 15, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “UI wary of state’s pension reform ideas,” by Christine Des Garennes and Julie Wurth (_News-Gazette_ [Champaign, Illinois], March 16, 2012).
www.news-gazette.com…

8. MARYLAND NEWS: “Maryland Senate approves gradual teacher pension shift,” by Mike Bock (_Baltimore Sun_, March 16, 2012).
www.baltimoresun.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Don’t Cut Pensions, Expand Them,” by Teresa Ghilarducci (_New York Times_, March 16, 2012). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Chafee proposes relief on pensions,” (Associated Press via _Westerly Sun_ [Westerly, Rhode Island], March 16, 2012).
www.thewesterlysun.com…

11. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Localities await particulars of GA’s retirement-system law,” by Randy Hallman (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, March 16, 2012).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Elder abuse changes welcomed cautiously,” by Tobi Cohen (_Montreal Gazette_, March 16, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing home task force flooded with ideas for change,” by Moira Welsh (_Toronto Star_, March 15, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Quinn says no cuts on horizon for elderly,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 16, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt aims to integrate pension systems in 2015,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 16, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120315005712.htm…

16. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension Frauds,” (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], March 16, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.vanguardngr.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Insight – With no faith in pensions, Britons face old age poverty,” by Sinead Cruise (_Reuters_, March 16, 2012).
uk.reuters.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Elderly left sitting in the dark by ‘stressed to tears’ carers,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 16, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9146796/Elderly-left-sitting-in-the-dark-by-stressed-to-tears-carers.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Teachers to strike in London over pensions on March 28,” by Graeme Paton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 16, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9148818/Teachers-to-strike-in-London-over-pensions-on-March-28.html…

20. WORLD NEWS: “Analysis: Lose-lose for pension funds as deficit grows,” by Natsuko Waki (_Reuters_, March 15, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Misreading medicine labels puts elderly at risk of dying,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 16, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9146916/Misreading-medicine-labels-puts-elderly-at-risk-of-dying.html…

22. “Poor Reading Skills Might Be Fatal for Older Folks,” (_HealthDay_, March 16, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Blood vessel disease of retina may be marker of cognitive decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 15, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Menopause May Cost Women Sick Days,” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, March 16, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Art improves stroke survivors’ quality of life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

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