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April 30, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3067–April 30, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3067–April 30, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “FDA may let patients buy drugs without prescriptions,” by Paige Winfield Cunningham (_Washington Times_, April 30, 2012).
www.washingtontimes.com…

2. “Americans expect to work longer, retire later,” by Allison Lynn (_MSNBC_, April 30, 2012).
lifeinc.today.msnbc.msn.com…

3. “Ford offers pension buyouts to 90,000 retirees and former workers,” by Jerry Hirsch (_Los Angeles Times_, April 28, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

4. “Fixing Social Security,” by Allan Sloan (_Washington Post_, April 27, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Retirement reform bill takes shape despite opposition,” by Matthew Spolar (_Concord Monitor_, April 30, 2012).
www.concordmonitor.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Legislators take aim at subsidy for retiree health insurance,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], April 29, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “‘A lot of angst’ among teachers over pensions,” by Molly Beck (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], April 28, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “Preparation helps elderly stay in their homes,” by Ray Finger (_Ithaca Journal_, April 29, 2012).
www.theithacajournal.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. Treasurer Raimondo warns against efforts to change pension overhaul,” by Philip Marcelo (_Providence Journal_, April 30, 2012).
news.providencejournal.com…

10. WYOMING NEWS: “State may not be done with retirement changes,” by Trevor Brown (_Wyoming Tribune-Eagle_ [Cheyenne, Wyoming], April 30, 2012).
www.wyomingnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care reforms under fire,” by Mark Metherell (_Age_ [Melbourne], April 30, 2012).
www.theage.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Top earners’ super break slashed,” by Michelle Grattan and Clancy Yeates (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 28, 2012).
www.smh.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The new age of old age,” by Julia May (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 1, 2012).
www.theage.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “A Toronto hospice’s biggest hurdle isn’t finding land or staff. It’s the city itself,” by Caroline Alphonso (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 27, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “As Japan strains to care for elderly, sacrifices begin,” by Chico Harlan (_Washington Post_, April 27, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Living to 100: The Story of India’s Pocket Hercules,” by Sandip Roy (_US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, April 30, 2012). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 59 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “KiwiSaver’s first retirees may withdraw funds,” by Eloise Gibson (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], April 30, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/6826849/KiwiSavers-first-retirees-may-withdraw-funds…

18. PAKISTAN NEWS: “KU organizes seminar to promote active aging,” (_Pakistan Observer_, April 30, 2012).
pakobserver.net…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “HPB to reward senior citizens who brisk walk regularly,” by Tan Weizhen (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], April 30, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Mutualised civil service pension service is launched,” (_BBC News_, April 30, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17890248…

21. UK NEWS: “25pc more patients forced to remain in hospital beds,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 30, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9235571/25pc-more-patients-forced-to-remain-in-hospital-beds.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Finding alternatives to potent sedatives,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, April 30, 2012).
www.boston.com…

23. “A rampant prescription, a hidden peril,” by Kay Lazar and Matt Carroll (_Boston Globe_, April 29, 2012).
www.boston.com…

24. “Good health keeps wealth in old age,” by Donna Gehrke-White (_South Florida Sun Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], April 30, 2012).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

25. “Scientists discover enzyme that could slow part of the aging process in astronauts — and the elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 30, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Poorer quality of life for gay men and minorities after prostate cancer treatment: What are we missing?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 30, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 27, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3066–April 27, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3066–April 27, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Ford (Motor Company) offers retirees lump sum to buy out pensions,” by Fred Meier (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 27, 2012).
content.us…

2. “A Year in the Life of Social Security” (_New York Times_, Apr. 27, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Bills affecting federal workers begin moving through Congress,” by Lisa Rein (_Washington Post_ Apr. 27, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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4. “Fix Social Security” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Editorial.
www.us…

5. “‘There’s no Social Security crisis’,” by Max Richtman (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

6. “Elderly must share in Social Security fix,” by Alicia Munnell (msnmoney.com…, Apr. 27, 2012).
money.msn.com…

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7. “All Medicare plans are above average now,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Apr. 26, 2012). Note: this is a Reuters Opinion piece.
www.reuters.com…

8. “Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime (don’t want to pay for it): Poll,” by Karen Pallarito (Healthday News, Apr. 27, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

9. “For some boomers, delaying retirement isn’t worth it,” by Paul Gores (_Milwaukee [Wisconsin] Journal-Sentinel_ via _Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.sltrib.com…

10. “Boomers get real about socially aware investing,” by Janet Kidd Stewart (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Apr. 27, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Sacramento cops, firefighters face layoffs unless they give more to pensions,” by Ryan Lillis (_Sacramento Bee_, Apr. 27, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Gov(ernor). (Pat) Quinn on Pension and Medicaid Reforms,” by Yasmin Rammohan (_Chicago Tonight_, WTTW (Channel 11), Apr. 26, 2012). The article links to a _Chicago Tonight_ video, running time: 17 minutes, 18 seconds).
chicagotonight.wttw.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “No common ground as supporters, opponents testify on (Governor Lincoln) Chafee municipal pension bills,” by Randal Edgar (_Providence Journal_, Apr. 27, 2012).
news.providencejournal.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(State General Treasurer Gina) Raimondo objects as more Assembly proposals seek to amend pension overhaul law,” by Philip Marcelo (_Providence Journal_, Apr. 27, 2012).
news.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Argentina To Borrow 341.6 Million usd From Pension Agency,” by Ken Parks (Dow Jones Newswires via NASDAQ.com…, Apr. 27, 2012).
www.nasdaq.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Big earners face double tax on super(annuation),” by Anna Caldwell (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Apr. 28, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: (South Australia) Elderly fears in aged-care battleground,” by Ken McGregor (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.adelaidenow.com…

18. AUSTRIA NEWS: “Higher pension age ‘does not cause rise in joblessness'” (austrianindependent.com…, Apr. 27, 2012).
austrianindependent.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Golden thoughts of graceful aging; Eccentric musings on Italian greyhounds, philosophical discussions and a torrid romance,” by Heather O’Neill (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec] via canada.com…, Apr. 27, 2012).
www.canada.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Hot foreign markets boost Canadian pension plans,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CAYMAN ISLANDS NEWS: “Call to abolish pension age” (Cayman News Service, Apr. 26, 2012).
www.caymannewsservice.com…

22. ISRAEL NEWS: “Washington (US) greets Israel on its birthday as Birthright targets baby boomers,” by Natasha Mozgovaya (_Ha’aretz_ blog [Tel Aviv], Apr. 26, 2012).
www.haaretz.com…

23. ITALY NEWS: “Italian farm workers strike against attack on pensions,” by Tom Gill (_Morning Star_ [London, UK], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/118344…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “An Aging Japanese Town Bets on a Young Mayor for Its Revival,” by Hiroko Tabuchi (_New York Times_, Apr. 27, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. POLAND NEWS: “Pension reform bill passes first reading in parliament” (Polskie Radio, Apr. 27, 2012).
www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/97751,Pension-reform-bill-passes-first-reading-in-parliament…

26. UK NEWS: “Pensions Regulator orders companies to use spare cash to plug pension gaps,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9230062/Pensions-Regulator-orders-companies-to-use-spare-cash-to-plug-pension-gaps.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Elderly care: politicians urged to ‘pull their heads out of the sand’,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9230997/Elderly-care-politicians-urged-to-pull-their-heads-out-of-the-sand.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Tougher rules on pension transfers” (Press Association via Google News, Apr. 27, 2012).
www.google.com…

29. UK NEWS: “State pension will cost 146,000 pounds (236,235 usd) per household,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9231696/State-pension-will-cost-146000-per-household.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Elderly care funding will force closure of libraries, (local) councils warn,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9229868/Elderly-care-funding-will-force-closure-of-libraries-councils-warn.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Body Composition and Age,” by Bonny Specker (Medscape, Apr. 27, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “Hormone drugs may pose fewer risks for Chinese women,” by Aparna Narayanan (Reuters Health, Apr. 27, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

33. “NYUCN’s (New York University College of Nursing) Dr. Laura Wagner: Study Finds Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes” (New York University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.nyu.edu…

34. “Maintain your brain: The secrets to aging success” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Gladstone (Institute) scientists identify mechanism that could contribute to problems in Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Artificial hips find some sports wearing” (Springer Select via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 26, 2012).
www.springer.com…

37. “NIH (US National Institutes of Health) study links genes to common forms of glaucoma” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 26, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3065–April 26, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3065–April 26, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senate approves bill to help United States Postal Service,” by Ian Duncan (_Los Angeles Times_, April 26, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Hospitals say Medicare agency overlooked looming cuts,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], April 25, 2012, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “GOP wants feds to pay more for retirement,” by Joe Davidson (_Washington Post_, April 25, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Looking for a few good boomers to help others,” by Jennifer C. Kerr (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, April 25, 2012).
www.boston.com…

5. “More older couples shacking up, skipping marriage,” by Alison Lin (_MSNBC.com_, April 25, 2012).
lifeinc.today.msnbc.msn.com…

6. “If Social Security is Plan A, it’s time for Plan B,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, April 25, 2012).
articles.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Cover story: Relocating seniors a delicate process,” by Rachel Brown (_Washington Times_, April 26, 2012).
www.washingtontimes.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn to employees: Don’t rush to retire,” by Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], April 25, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

9. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana pension systems may not fully recover investments from hedge fund,” by Richard Thompson (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], April 25, 2012).
www.nola.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “Teacher pensions unsettled,” by Jessica Alaimo (_Marion Star_, April 26, 2012).
www.marionstar.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Delayed contribution,” (_Akron Beacon Journal_, April 25, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.ohio.com…

12. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Elder abuse a widespread problem in Washington, say police,” (_KING5.com_, April 25, 2012).
www.king5.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call to rethink aged care cost,” by Mark Metherell (_Canberra Times_, April 26, 2012).
www.canberratimes.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Joint effort launched to curb elder abuse in Calgary,” by Clara Ho (_Calgary Herald_, April 25, 2012).
www.calgaryherald.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “China mulls new rules for state pension fund investments,” by Gabriel Wildau (_Reuters_, April 25, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Life and pensions products slump 17pc in ‘bloodbath’,” by Laura Noonan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], April 26, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/life-and-pensions-products-slump-17pc-in-bloodbath-3092486.html…

17. TAIWAN NEWS: “Easing of caregiver laws expected to help 33,000,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], April 25, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Firms win right to retire workers at 65,” by John-Paul Ford Rojas and Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/9226752/Firms-win-right-to-retire-workers-at-65.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “New theory targets different origins of Alzheimer’s,” by Anne McIlroy (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 25, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. “Smell ‘alarm’ prompts dementia sufferers to eat,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9229120/Smell-alarm-prompts-dementia-sufferers-to-eat.html…

21. “Dogs to help people with dementia,” by Jessica Fuhl (_Guardian_ [London], April 26, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2012/apr/26/dogs-help-dementia…

22. “Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory,” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, April 26, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Scientists uncover strong support for once-marginalized theory on Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Research represents major breakthrough in macular degeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Early Menopause Tied to Osteoporosis in 29-Year Study,” (_HealthDay_, April 25, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 25, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3064–April 25, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3064–April 25, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Viewpoints: Fixes To Medicare Should Improve Seniors’ Access To Care; Lifestyle Changes Could Help Fix Budget” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “(Convicted Ponzie Scheme artist) Bernie Madoff accounting for Medicare: Top-down cost-cutting gimmicks will result in low-quality, high-cost care,” by John C. Goodman (_Washington [DC] Times_, Apr. 25, 2012). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

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3. “Fix Social Security, now” (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 25, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Let’s beef up Social Security benefits instead of cutting them,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 25, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Social Security and Medicare: Six Common Myths, Debunked,” by Richard Eskow (huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 24, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

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6. “‘Bittersweet Season’ Details Caring For Aging Mom” (part of Family Matters: The Money Squeeze series on US National Public Radio, this installment from _Morning Edition_, Apr. 25, 2012, audio transcript, running time: 7 minutes, 23 seconds).
www.npr.org…

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7. “House (of Representatives) panel to vote on raising feds’ (federal employees) pension contributions,” by Stephen Losey (_Federal Times_ [Springfield, Virginia], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.federaltimes.com…

8. BOOK REVIEW: “Anna Quindlen ages gracefully in ‘Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake’,” reviewed by Yvonne Zipp (_Washington Post_, Apr. 25, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “Aging boomers: 77 million available for charities, nonprofits,” by Jennifer C. Kerr (Associated Press via _Indianapolis [Indiana] Star_ Apr. 25, 2012).
www.indystar.com…

10. “Could Mitt Romney Be the Last Baby Boomer to Run for President?” by Michael Medved (thedailybeast.com…, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.thedailybeast.com…

11. “Aging with Pride: The Call for Boomer Consciousness,” by Carol Orsborn (huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

12. “Study: Baby Boomers have high divorce rates” (Cable News Network via WXTL Channel 27 [Tallahassee, Florida/Thomasville-Valdosta Georgia, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.wtxl.com…

US STATE NEWS:

13. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona Legislature reverses public pension change” (Associated Press via KTAR (92.3 fm) Radio News, Apr. 24, 2012).
ktar.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “New California taxes pay for pensions, not schools,” by David Crane (_Santa Rosa Press Democrat_, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.pressdemocrat.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn: No hurry to shift pension costs on schools,” by Mike Riopell (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.dailyherald.com…

16. ILLINOIS/MICHIGAN/OHIO NEWS: “From Michigan to Illinois to Ohio, teacher pension problems — and changes — fuel political debate,” by Nancy Derringer (_Bridge_ Magazine via mlive.com…, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.mlive.com…

17. IOWA NEWS: “End-of-life angels offer support: Group called No One Dies Alone ensures that patients with no family or friends nearby will be comforted,” by Estela Villanueva-Whitman (_Des Moines Register_, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

18. MICHIGAN NEWS: “75 and in college? Some senior citizens spurn traditional retirement for a degree,” by Kellie Woodhouse (annarbor.com…, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.annarbor.com…

19. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “(State) Senate must pass bill to help elderly” (_Tulsa World_, Apr. 25, 2012). Note: this is a _TW_ Editorial).
www.tulsaworld.com…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Musicians’ pension-fund issue resolved, clearing way for end to the orchestra bankruptcy,” by Peter Dobrin (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.philly.com…

21. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Providence City Council schedules votes on pension changes,” by Alisha A. Pina (_Providence Journal_, Apr. 25, 2012).
news.providencejournal.com…

22. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “For the first time, a public pension plan files for bankruptcy,” by Ted Nesi (WPRI [Providence] Channel 12 News blog, Apr. 25, 2012).
blogs.wpri.com…

23. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(Providence) Mayor (Angel) Taveras proposes tiered COLA (cost of living adjustment) cuts that leave most pensions intact,” by Alisha A. Pina (_Providence Journal_, Apr. 25, 2012).
news.providencejournal.com…

24. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “(State) Senators ‘working through’ pension system issues,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.thestate.com…

25. TEXAS NEWS: “Fort Worth employees told of plans to cut retirement benefit,” by Bill Hanna and Yamil Berard (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

26. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly to be billed thousands for home care,” by Mark Metherell (_Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alarm sounded on elderly diet crisis,” by Lucie van den Berg (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria] via _Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.adelaidenow.com…

28. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Chronic disease higher among war veterans,” by Catherine Hockley (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Oct. 25, 2012).
www.adelaidenow.com…

29. CANADA NEWS: “Bridging the generation gap on Quebec tuition protests,” by Monique Muise (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “Older, affluent least ready for retirement” (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

31. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly Forced into Nursing Homes in Yichuan (County, Shaanxi Province)” (China Radio International, Apr. 25, 2012).
english.cri.cn/6909/2012/04/25/3124s695378.htm…

32. GREECE NEWS: “Greece pulls the plug on pensions for the dead,” by Angeliki Koutantou and Harry Papachristou (Reuters, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

33. GUYANA NEWS: “(People’s National Congress Party Leader David) Granger rubbishes unilateral reduction in Old Age Pension demand,” by Denis Scott Chabrol (demerarawaves.com…, Apr. 24, 2012).
www.demerarawaves.com…

34. INDIA NEWS: “(Jammu and Kashmir) Pension verification ‘unwarranted’: Pensioners,” by Mukeet Akmali (greaterkashmir.com…, Apr. 24, 2012).
www.greaterkashmir.com…

35. IRELAND NEWS: “A fairer deal for the elderly” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 25, 2012). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

36. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Taking On Dementia With the Experiences of Normal Life,” by John Tagliabue (_New York Times_, Apr. 25, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

37. UK NEWS: “Employers can force retirement if in ‘public interest’,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/9225398/Employers-can-force-retirement-if-in-public-interest.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Half of over-50s ‘will have to work beyond state pension age'” (British Broadcasting Corporation, Apr. 25, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17831877…

39. UK NEWS: “Sheffield train drivers strike in row over pension” (_Star_ [Sheffield, South Yorkshire], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.thestar.co.uk/news/business/sheffield-train-drivers-strike-in-row-over-pension-1-4481219…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “Older Men Still Being Screened for Prostate Cancer,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_ blog, Apr. 25, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

41. “New diagnostic tool determines aggressiveness of prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Protecting your brain: ‘Use it or lose it'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Brain cell changes may cause sleep troubles in aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Early menopause linked to higher risk of osteoporosis, fracture and mortality” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “Component of pizza seasoning herb oregano kills prostate cancer cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. Cocaine Habit Might Speed Brain Aging” (HealthDay News, Apr. 24, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 24, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3063–April 24, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3063–April 24, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Social Security’s Financial Health Worsens,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, April 24, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Social Security is slipping closer to insolvency,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, April 24, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Social Security’s financial forecast gets darker; Medicare’s outlook unchanged,” by N.C. Aizenman (_Washington Post_, April 24, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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4. “Medicare trustee report hangs on uncertain assumptions,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, April 23, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

5. “If The Health Care Overhaul Goes Down, Could Medicare Follow?” by Julie Rovner (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, April 24, 2012). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 51 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

6. “Preparing For A Future That Includes Aging Parents,” by Marilyn Geewax (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, April 24, 2012). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 31 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “SEC suit says two former CalPERS officials defrauded equity firm,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, April 24, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Empowering Seniors to Close the “Gray Gap”,” by Liz Seegert (_New America Media_, April 23, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn’s pension plan could set legal precedent,” by John Sharp (_Peoria Journal-Star_, April 23, 2012).
www.pjstar.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Retirement changes cloud staff projections,” by Michelle Millhollon (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], April 24, 2012).
www.theadvertiser.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Teachers’ plan to shore up pensions has them paying more, getting less,” by David Eggert (_Columbus Dispatch_, April 24, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

12. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma bill to protect elderly is on life support in Senate,” by Ziva Branstetter (_Tulsa World_, April 24, 2012).
www.tulsaworld.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Charges set to rise in aged care reforms,” by Mark Metherell (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 25, 2012).
www.smh.com…

14. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Colombian govt halts $254M pension embezzlement scheme,” by Rosemary Westwood (_Colombia Reports_, April 23, 2012).
colombiareports.com…

15. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia to Decide on Pension Overhaul This Year, Medvedev Says,” by Henry Meyer and Stepan Kravchenko (_Bloomberg_, April 24, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Baby boomer blues,” (_Korea Times_, April 23, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

17. UK NEWS: “Elderly ‘will almost pay for NHS by 2030’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9223610/Elderly-will-almost-pay-for-NHS-by-2030.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Doctors falling short helping seniors to avoid medical problems, poll finds,” by Judith Graham (Kaiser Health News via _Bangor Daily News_, April 24, 2012).
bangordailynews.com…

19. “Clinical decline in Alzheimer’s requires plaque and proteins,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Preventing dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Intravenous vaccination promotes brain plasticity and prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors’ Brains,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, April 23, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Scientists have discovered genes that increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Fewer complications, better outcomes with robot-assisted prostate cancer surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 23, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3062–April 23, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3062–April 23, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. ” G.A.O (Government Accountability Office) Calls Test Project by Medicare Costly Waste,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Apr. 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Government says Medicare will save 200 billion usd through 2016,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 23, 2012).
www.us…

3. “Reports of Medicare’s death are greatly exaggerated,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_ blog, Apr. 23, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Medicare moves to tie doctors’ pay to care,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via _Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania]
Post-Gazette_, Apr. 22, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

5. “Patients stop drugs during Medicare gaps” (United Press International, Apr. 22, 2012).
www.upi.com…

6. “U.S. retirement fund to run dry earlier-trustees” (Reuters, Apr. 23, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

7. “Retirement bottom line: Many will have to work until 70,” by Dinah Wisenberg Brin (cnbc.com… via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 21, 2012).
www.us…

8. “After Foreclosures, Hidden Addictions Emerge Among Elders,” by Sanjay Basu (New America Media, Apr. 23, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Action slow on (Governor Jerry) Brown’s pension reforms” (Associated Press via _San Mateo Daily Journal_, Apr. 23, 2012).
www.smdailyjournal.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Baby boomers redefine the terms of retirement,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald Tribune_, Apr. 22, 2012).
www.heraldtribune.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Deferred pensions’ interest slashed,” by David Eggert (_Columbus Dispatch_, Apr. 23, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Care for Hmong elderly caught between cultures,” by Youa Xiong (_Wausau Daily Herald_, Apr. 23, 2012).
www.wausaudailyherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care reform ‘fails to fix staffing shortfall’,” by Stephanie Peatling (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales), Apr. 22, 2012).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “No place like home: PM’s (Prime Minister) aged care plan,” by Michelle Grattan (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], by Michelle Grattan (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 21, 2012).
www.theage.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Quality of care ‘missing’ from reforms,” by Rachel Wells (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 21, 2012).
www.theage.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-care reforms to weed out rorters (grifters, con artists),” by Chris Johnson and Peter Jean (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], Apr. 21, 2012).
www.canberratimes.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “One flaw will bring down Labor’s (Party) aged care reforms,” by Peter van Onselen (_Sunday Telegraph_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 22, 2012). Note: this is a _ST_ Opinion piece.
www.dailytelegraph.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged forced to pay more for broken system,” by Rohan Mead (_Australian Financial Review_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 24, 2012). Note: this is an _AFR_ Opinion piece.
afr.com…

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19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ageing disgracefully – get real,” by Adele Horin (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales), Apr. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _MH_ Opinion piece.
www.smh.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Landmark study on aging to follow 50,000 Canadians over the next two decades,” by Isabel Teotonio (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 23, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

21. CROATIA NEWS: “Minister (of Finance): Pension age needs to be raised in Croatia” (_Croatian Times_ [Zagreb], Apr. 23, 2012).
www.croatiantimes.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Heart transplant age may rise / Ministry eyes raising cutoff to match higher retirement age” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Apr. 23, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120422002258.htm…

23. MOZAMBIQUE NEWS: “Welfare Minister Demands Respect for Elderly” (Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 23, 2012).
allafrica.com…

24. NIGERIA NEWS: “Country’s Pension Sector in Perspective,” by Demola Sogunle (_Vanguard_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 23, 2012).
allafrica.com…

25. POLAND NEWS: “Government approves retirement bill” (_Business Journal_ [Warsaw], Apr. 23, 2012).
www.wbj.pl/article-58886-government-approves-retirement-bill.html…

26. RUSSIA NEWS: “(First Deputy Prime Minister Igor) Shuvalov Rejects Pension Age Hike Proposal” (RIA Novosti, Apr. 23, 2012).
en.ria.ru/society/20120423/172992603.html…

27. SCOTLAND NEWS: “(Chief Secretary to the UK Treasury) Danny Alexander accused of ‘bullying’ Holyrood (Scottish Parliament) over teachers’ pensions,” by Chris Marshall (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Apr. 21, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

28. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Baby boomer blues” (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Apr. 24, 2012). Note: this is a _KT_ Opinion piece.
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

29. UK NEWS: “Hidden footage of elderly abuse to be shown in BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) documentary” (Press Association via _Guardian_ [London], Apr. 23, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/apr/23/hidden-footage-elderly-abuse-bbc-documentary…

30. UK NEWS: “Pension industry steps up campaign against EU (European Union) threat,” by James Hal (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9214804/Pension-industry-steps-up-campaign-against-EU-threat.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Vitamin D: A double-edged sword in the fight against osteoporosis?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Keeping older drivers on the road” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Avocado oil: The ‘olive oil of the Americas’?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Many boomers abuse alcohol after age 48” (United Press International, Apr. 22, 2012).
www.upi.com…

April 20, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3061–April 20, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3061–April 20, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Gen Y faces retirement as a go-it-alone affair,” by Jennifer Leigh Parker (_MSNBC_, April 19, 2012).
today.msnbc.msn.com…

2. “As Workers Age, Oil Industry Braces For Skills Gap,” by Jeff Brady (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, April 20, 2012). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 15 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “‘Elderly’ No More,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, April 19, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Villaraigosa to propose rollback in retirement benefits in budget,” (_Los Angeles Times_, April 20, 2012, Blog). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn plans pension-reform announcement Friday,” by John O’Connor (Associated Press via _Peoria Journal-Star_, April 20, 2012).
www.pjstar.com…

6. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension loss cited,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], April 20, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Critics slam Deval Patrick’s pension reform bill,” by John Zaremba (_Boston Herald_, April 20, 2012).
www.bostonherald.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sues BP over $100 million pension fund losses,” by Pat Galbincea (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, April 19, 2012).
www.cleveland.com…

9. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Richmond-area governments getting more for pensions,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, April 20, 2012).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Shake-up will help the aged stay at home,” by Phillip Coorey (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 21, 2012).
www.smh.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS “Website will help elderly search for care services,” by Adele Horin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 21, 2012).
Read more: www.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More choice, but reform ratchets up user-pays,” by Mark Metherell (_Age_ [Melbourne], April 21, 2012).
www.theage.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia to cut pension-funds tax benefits in May budget -report,” by Maggie Lu Yueyang (_Reuters_, April 21, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

14. JAMAICA NEWS: “Public Sector pension system unsustainable, says PSOJ,” by Balford Henry (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston], April 21, 2012).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

15. POLAND NEWS: “Polish government approves pension system shake-up,” by Gabriela Baczynska (_Reuters_, April 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

16. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain tells pensioners to start paying for prescriptions as part of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s austerity measures,” by Fiona Govan (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9214928/Spain-tells-pensioners-to-start-paying-for-prescriptions-as-part-of-Prime-Minister-Mariano-Rajoys-austerity-measures.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Pension system ‘too complex’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9215863/Pension-system-too-complex.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Single-neuron observations mark steps in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Regenstrief and IU conduct first study of screening for cognitive impairment in hospitals,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Alzheimer’s plaques disrupt brain networks,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “‘No Regrets’ Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age,” by Mary Brophy Marcus (_HealthDay_, April 19, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer,” (_HealthDay_, April 19, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 19, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3060–April 19, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3060–April 19, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare To Expand Use Of Competitive Bidding” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News links, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “(President Barack) Obama And (Presidential Candidate Mitt) Romney Start Long-Distance Debate Over Medicare (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News links, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Bill for phased (federal) retirement moves in House (of Representatives),” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_ Apr. 19, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Once Again, Academics Get an F When It Comes to Retirement Math,” by Jane White (huffingtonpost.com… blog, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Elderly Americans struggle with economic insecurity,” by Patricia Reaney (Reuters, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Many are saving lots for retirement,” by Anne Tergesen (money.msn.com…, Apr. 19, 2012).
money.msn.com…

7. “Retirement May Be Mission Impossible For Gen(eration) X” (Associated Press via WITN [Washington/Greenville/Jacksonville/
New Bern, North Carolina], Channel 32 TV news, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.witn.com…

8. “Countdown to retirement,” by Linda Stern (Reuters, Apr. 18, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

9. “‘Elderly’ No More,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_ blog, Apr. 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Retirement communities restyled for boomers’ changing tastes,” by Jeff Kunerth (_Orlando Sentinel_ via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_ Apr. 19, 2012).
www.therepublic.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago teachers seek state fix for pension deficit” (WBEZ 91.5 FM Radio News, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.wbez.org…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Teachers pension fund paid a whopping 1.3 billion dollars in fees . . . for what?” by Robert Reed and Brett Chase (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.suntimes.com…

13. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) population to grow more diverse, elderly by 2040,” by Jessica Mador (Minnesota Public Radio, Apr. 19, 2012).
minnesota.publicradio.org…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Va. lawmakers OK governor’s pension changes” (Associated Press via WSLS Channel 10 [Roanoake] TV news, Apr. 18, 2012).
www2.ws…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. EUROPE NEWS: “Life expectancy and healthy life years in the European Union, 2008-2010” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “A fairer deal for elderly Aussies with the aged-care reform plan,” by Patrick Lion (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney], Apr. 20, 2012).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

17. AUSTRALIA: “(Prime Minister Julia) Gillard to unveil aged-care strategy” (skynews.com….au, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.skynews.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Tackle the pension problem now,” by Jack Mintz (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Apr. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

19. GUYANA NEWS: “Old age pension to be 10,000 dollars per month (50 usd) following talks between gov(ernmen)’t, opposition” (_Stabroek News_ [Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica], Apr. 19, 2012).
www.stabroeknews.com…

20. INDIA NEWS: (Rajasthan State) Government to remove riders attached to pension schemes” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Apr. 19, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “President criticises ‘pillars of society’ who shattered security of pensioners,” by Alison Healy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 19, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Bullying serious problem among elderly” (Radio Netherlands International via expatica.com…, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.expatica.com…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Dementia a Spreading Scourge Among Elderly (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], Apr. 19, 2012).
english.chosun.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Minimum wage is least care workers deserve,” by Gavin Kelly (_Guardian_ [London], Apr. 19, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/18/minimum-wage-carers-elderly-people…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “You’re never too old to reduce Alzheimer’s risk with exercise,” by Karen Kaplan (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 19, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

26. Sanofi (French drug maker) to test Parkinson’s drug with Michael J. Fox Foundation,” by (Reuters Health, Apr. 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

27. “19th century therapy for Parkinson’s disease may help patients today” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “New coating for hip implants could prevent premature failure” (Massachusetts Institute of Technology news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 19, 2012).
web.mit.edu…

29. “Women face a higher risk of care home admission due to their partner’s age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “New ways to treat debilitating brittle bone disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 18, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3059–April 18, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3059–April 18, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Lawmakers consider changing tax breaks on retirement savings,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, April 17, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2, “Competition cuts down Medicare fraud,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, April 18, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

3. “Where the Oldest Die Now,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, April 18, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “Retirement may be mission impossible for Gen X,” by Jessica Rao (_MSNBC_, April 18, 2012).
today.msnbc.msn.com…

5. “Reid cites seniors’ love of junk mail to argue for postal reform bill,” by Daniel Strauss (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], April 18, 2012, blog).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “House panel approves amendment making it harder to enhance pensions,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], April 17, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

7. MONTANA NEWS: “Governor pushes pension reform,” by Jim Mann (_Daily Inner Lake_ [Kalispell, Montana], April 17, 2012).
www.dailyinterlake.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania will provide photo IDs for seniors who need them to vote,” by Brad Bumsted (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, April 18, 2012).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

9. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Unfunded mandate on state pensions,” (_Virginian-Pilot_ [Hampton Roads, Virginia], April 18, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
hamptonroads.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Give us a job: Baby Boomers’ talent ‘going to waste’,” by Malcolm Farr (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], April 18, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-care emergency demands overhaul,” by Steven Scott (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], April 19, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.couriermail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “GM Canada cost-cutting has repercussions for retirees,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 17, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “Aging engineers behind ‘made in Japan’ find second life in China,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], April 18, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “Pension woes: Elderly pour in to prove existence,” by Julie Mariappan (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], April 18, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

15. NIGERIA NEWS: “Senate Stops EFCC from Investigating Police Pension Scam,” by Kunle Akogun (_This Day_ [Lagos], April 18, 2012).
www.thisdaylive.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Civil servants join health workers’ pension strike,” by Stephan Addison (_Reuters_, April 18, 2012).
uk.reuters.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Britain faces Pn 50bn (USD 79.5bn) more spending cuts and tax rises to cover elderly care, warns IMF,” by Philip Aldrick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/9210207/Britain-faces-50bn-more-spending-cuts-and-tax-rises-to-cover-elderly-care-warns-IMF.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Crisis in care of elderly as Pn 1bn (USD 1.59bn) cuts bite,” by Nigel Morris (_Independent_ [London], April 18, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/exclusive-crisis-in-care-of-elderly-as-1bn-cuts-bite-7654873.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Ros Altmann: QE has irreparably damaged pensions,” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9210294/Time-to-reward-elderly-say-MPs.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Experimental Gel May Help Those With Advanced Parkinson’s,” by Denise Mann (_HealthDay_, April 18, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “New Method to Reveal Alzheimer’s Marker Shows Promise,” (_HealthDay_, April 17, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare ‘Donut Hole’,” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, April 17, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Study hints at why gums suffer with age,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 17, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3058–April 17, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3058–April 17, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medical Societies See ‘Imminent Storm’ of Medicare Penalties,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Apr. 16, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

2. “One Roof, Three Generations, Many Decisions,” by Marilyn Geewax (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Apr. 17, 2012). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 8 minutes, 37 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon. Note: this is part of the “Family Matters” series. Links to more information about the series is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

3. “Later Life ‘Encore Work’ Replaces Income, Reinvents Retirement,” by Kay Harvey (New America Media, Apr. 16, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

4. “Baby Boomers are ready for retirement, mostly,” by Dinah Wisenberg Brin (cnbc.com…, Apr. 17, 2012).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

5. “Boomers Flock to Niche Retirement Communities,” by Daniel Bortz (_US News and World Report_ via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Apr. 17, 2012).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

6. “Most don’t make end-life-of-life decisions” (United Press International, Apr. 16, 2012).
www.upi.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Lawsuit pledged against retirement changes,” by Mike Hasten (_Shreveport Times_, Apr. 17, 2012).
www.shreveporttimes.com…

8. MISSOURI NEWS: “St. Louis aldermen OK first of (Mayor Francis_ Slay’s pension overhaul bills,” by David Hunn (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Apr. 17, 2012).
www.stltoday.com…

9. VIRGINIA NEWS: “State’s retirement system reforms get credit rating boost,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, Apr. 17, 2012).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. WORLD NEWS: “Retirement Plans From Around The World,” by Porcshe Moran (_San Francisco [California], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “British pension: good for a whinge,” by Geoff Strong (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.theage.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Minister (for Health) reveals intermediate care plan for elderly,” by Pamela Duncan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “17 million euro (22.19 million usd) lying unclaimed by elderly in home care fund,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.independent.ie/national-news/17m-lying-unclaimed-by-elderly-in-home-care-fund-3082232.html…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Entire pension fund system must be overhauled” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Mar. 16. 2012. Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120416003991.htm…

15. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Bishop (Apollos) Kaulinge Demands Proper Care for Pensioners” (Namibia Press Agency via _New Mirror_ [Windhoek] via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 17, 2012).
allafrica.com…

16. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Pension scheme gives workers a lot to think about on new Nest eggs,” by John Simpson (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/opinion/john-simpson/pension-scheme-gives-workers-a-lot-to-think-about-on-new-nest-eggs-16145857.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Hospitals warned not to send elderly NHS (National Health Service) patients home at night,” by Andrew Hough (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9208155/Hospitals-warned-not-to-send-elderly-NHS-patients-home-at-night.html…

18. UK NEWS: “More strikes over pension reforms” (Press Association via Google News, Apr. 17, 2012).
www.google.com…

19. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t Mulls Harmonisation of Pension System,” by Zvamaida Murwira (_Zimbabwe Herald_ [Harare] via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 17, 2012).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Pricier therapy no better for early prostate cancer,” by Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, Apr. 17, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

21. “Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “New Zealand firm to trial pig cells to treat Parkinson’s,” by Victoria Thieberger (Reuters Health, Apr. 17, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Telemonitoring may not help older patients,” by Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, Apr. 16, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

24. “A common cholesterol medication may impact kidney health” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Study examines drug regimen for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer among older patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Nearly 1 in 4 grandparents store prescription medicines where children can easily find them” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New findings, imaging may aid diagnosis of concomitant AD in patients with Parkinson’s disease dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Study Recommends Ways to Evaluate End of Life Care in Nursing Homes” (University of Rochester [New York] Medical Center news via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science] , Apr. 16, 2012).
www.urmc.rochester.edu…

29. “Assessing whether a person with dementia can take decisions is the job of neurologists” (basqueresearch.com… news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science] , Apr. 16, 2012).
www.basqueresearch.com…

30. “Metformin can substantially reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease in diabetes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Study examines medicare use for Mohs micrographic surgery and surgical excision for skin cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “How Parkinsom’s (Parkinson’s) disease starts and spreads” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Immunotherapy for elderly cancer patients finds new promise in drug combination” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Injured boomers, beware: Know when to see doctor,” by Lindsey Tanner (_Chicago Tribune_, Apr. 17, 2012).
www.suntimes.com…

35. “Brain Changes May Hamper Decision-Making in Old Age” (Healthday News, Apr.17, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (Healthday News, Apr. 17, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

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