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October 31, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3194–October 31, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3194—October 31, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Risks of Tapping Your Retirement Fund for an Alternative Use,” by Steven M. Davidoff (_New York Times_, Oct. 31, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

2. “GM (General Motors) pensions: 30% of U.S. salaried retirees accepted buyouts,” by Michael Wayland (mlive.com…, Oct. 31, 2012).
www.mlive.com…

3. “Medicare News: Health Spending On Seniors Grew Faster In U.S. Than Canada” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Oct. 31, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Contra Costa (County) pension board to follow state law but faces legal fight,” by Lisa Vorderbrueggen (_Contra Costa Times_ via _San Jose Mercury News_, Oct. 31, 2012).
www.mercurynews.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Mayor wants Jacksonville’s general employees to increase pension contribution,” by David Bauerlein (_Florida Times Union_ [Jacksonville], Oct. 31, 2012).
m.jacksonville.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State’s Pension Reform Amendment Falls Short,” by Emily J. Miller (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 31, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pension reform recommendations revealed in Frankfort,” by Scott Wartman (Associated Press via nky.com…, Oct. 30, 2012).
cincinnati.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “School Pension Costs To Skyrocket Nearly 40 Percent,” by Joseph Spector (WGRZ Channel 2 News [Buffalo], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.wgrz.com…

9. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “S.C. retirement fund earnings up,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.thestate.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Political payback? (Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Executive Director A.J.) Nino Amato says (Governor Scott) Walker administration wants aging coalition muffled,” by Mike Ivey (_Capital Times_ [Madison], Oct. 31, 2012).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: ” “Many Canadians relying on home values for retirement nest egg: BMO (Bank of Montreal) study”” (Canadian Press via _Free Press_ [Winnipeg, Manitoba], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension rewards for politicians” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 31, 2012). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension row stalls Aer Lingus bid to cut its capital reserves,” by  John Mulligan and Mary Carolan (_Irish Independent_  [Dublin], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/pension-row-stalls-aer-lingus-bid-to-cut-its-capital-reserves-3278579.html…

14. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Elderly people scared to go out in winter due to fear of falling” (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: Gov(ernmen)’t pension funds lose over 150 million td (5.124 million usd) on rogue trades (_China Post_ [Taipei], Nov. 1, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Just 14pc of low-paid men have a workplace pension, TUC (Trades Union Congress) finds,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9646229/Just-14pc-of-low-paid-men-have-a-workplace-pension-TUC-finds.html…

17. UK NEWS: “300,000 face Hallowe’en pensions shock,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9645460/300000-face-Halloween-pensions-shock.html…

18. UK NEWS: “New CPI (consumer price index) will increase pension taxation limit” (Actuarialpost.co.uk, Oct. 31, 2012).
www.actuarialpost.co.uk/article/new-cpi-will-increase-pension-taxation-limit-3777.htm…

19. UK NEWS: “Young people with spinal injuries face discharge to homes for elderly people,” by Ben Furner (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/oct/30/spinal-injuries-discharge-homes-elderly-people…

20. UK NEWS: “TV chef’s anger over mother’s ‘end-of-life’ pathway,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 31, 2012)>
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9646504/TV-chefs-anger-over-mothers-end-of-life-pathway.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Hemicraniectomy Is Safe for Older Stroke Patients,” by Daniel M. Keller (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 31, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

22. “Mending the Brain Through Music,” by Bret S. Stetka (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 29, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Seniors Particularly Vulnerable in (Hurricane) Sandy’s Aftermath” (Gerontological Society of America news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.geron.org…

24. “Barrier to hospice increases hospitalization” (Brown University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 31, 2012).
news.brown.edu…

25. “Fat molecule ceramide may factor in muscle loss in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 31, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Metabolic syndrome makes a difference in hormone therapy risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 30, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New findings on men’s genes could alter interpretation of PSA (prostate specific antigen) test” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 30, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Import of proteins into chloroplasts is differentially regulated by age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 30, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 30, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3193–October 30, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3193–October 30, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Drug prices stable for Medicare patients, report shows,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 29, 2012).
www.us…

2. “Do Democrats and Republicans think differently about retirement?” by Steve Vernon (_CBS MoneyWatch_, October 30, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] sues Compton over missed payments,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, October 30, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Retiree reaches settlement in Medicare overbilling case,” by Diane C. Lade (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], October 30, 2012).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Lawsuit filed by Chicago Teachers Union, others seeks to overturn pension law,” by Jason Grotto (_Chicago Tribune_, October 30, 2012). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky’s public pension plans face insolvency without major reforms, task force is told,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, October 29, 2012).
www.kentucky.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Retirement realism,” (_Worcester Telegram_, October 30, 2012).
www.telegram.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Aging in place – the newest social study,” by Joan Quigley (_Jersey Journal_ [Jersey City, New Jersey], October 30, 2012).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Industry facing ‘image’ issues,” by Clancy Yeates (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 31, 2012).
www.smh.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers not playing fair with organ transplants,” by Barbara Turnbull (_Toronto Star_, October 29, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

11. CHINA/CANADA NEWS: “Silver Tsunami: Beijing dispatches med students here to study care for aging population,” by Nicholas Keung (_Toronto Star_, October 29, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

12. FRANCE NEWS: “France’s baby-boom pensioners head back to job market,” by Nicholas Vinocur (_Reuters_, October 30, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Aer Lingus staff to strike as pension dispute escalates,” by Colm Kelpie and Sarah Stack (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 30, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-staff-to-strike-as-pension-dispute-escalates-3278304.html…

14. UK NEWS: “Pension reforms moving too slowly, union warns,” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], October 29, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/oct/29/pension-reforms-moving-slowly-union…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

15. “Canada’s health costs for seniors rising slowly: Points way to Medicare solvency,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

16. “Working out is good for the brain as well as the heart,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 29, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. “Stay-at-home transcription factor prevents neurodegeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Walking Ability Linked to Dementia Risk in the Very Old,” by Pauline Anderson (_Medscape Medical News_, October 29, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

19. “Lilly trials boost amyloid link to Alzheimer’s-analysis,” by Ransdell Pierson (_Reuters_, October 29, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

20. “How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging,” by Maia Szalavitz (_Time_, October 29, 2012).
healthland.time.com…

21. “Duke researchers engineer cartilage from pluripotent stem cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Smoking Steals 10 Years From Women’s Life Spans,” by Lara C. Pullen (_Medscape Medical News_, October 29, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

October 29, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3192–October 29, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3192–October 29, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “What Medicare Will Cover Even if You’re Not Likely to Get Better,” by Ron Lieber (_New York Times_, October 27, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Data confirm Generation X is the most fearful of retirement,” by Maria Panaritis (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, October 28, 2012).
www.philly.com…

3. “Families face long waits for Social Security disability benefits,” by Yvonne Wenger (_Baltimore Sun_, October 27, 2012).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

4. “How Insurers Are Cashing in on Medicare While Shunning Small Businesses and the Individual Market,” by Wendal Potter (_Huffington Post_, October 29, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Showdown coming on whether new pension law ends Contra Costa abuses,” by Daniel Borenstein (_San Jose Mercury News_, October 28, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.mercurynews.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Ballot question asks for OK to make it harder to boost state pension benefits,” by Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, October 28, 2012). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

7. MINNESOTA NEWS: “On Minn. gay marriage vote, seniors a tough crowd,” by Patrick Condon (Associated Press via _Google_, October 29, 2012).
www.google.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Seniors and caregivers gain access to treatment,” by JoAnne Viviano (_Columbus Dispatch_, October 29, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Seniors fear losing county programs,” by Rita Price (_Columbus Dispatch_, October 28, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. GERMAN NEWS: “Growing number of elderly Germans cannot afford care: Welt am Sonntag,” (_Press TV_, October 29, 2012).
www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/10/29/269309/elderly-germans-cannot-afford-care/…

11. HONG KONG NEWS: “Squabble over fast action for elderly cash grinds on,” by Winnie Chong (_Hong Kong Standard_, October 29, 2012).
www.thestandard.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Closure of over 1,200 public nursing home beds criticised,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 27, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Malaysians can’t depend on EPF for retirement, says pension fund expert,” by Lee Wei Lian (_Malaysia Insider_ [Kuala Lumpur], October 29, 2012).
www.themalaysianinsider.com…

14. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “More cases of elder abuse reported after earthquakes,” by Nicole Mathewson (_Press_ [Christchurch City], October 29, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-earthquake/7874541/More-cases-of-elder-abuse-reported-after-earthquakes…

15. RUSSIA NEWS: “Business Group Pushes Its Own Pension Reform,” by Rachel Nielsen (_Moscow Times_, October 28, 2012).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “South Korea pension fund needs more contributions, new investments,” by David Chance and Joyce Lee (_Reuters_, October 28, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Reforming pensions,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], October 29, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
nwww.koreaherald.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “Crimes by seniors grows over last decade: police,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], October 29, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pension income on track for biggest fall in a decade,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9641061/Pension-income-on-track-for-biggest-fall-in-a-decade.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Half of workers can not afford to retire, pensions industry says,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/9634253/Half-of-workers-can-not-afford-to-retire-pensions-industry-says.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Will inflation scupper your retirement plans?” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9636221/Will-inflation-scupper-your-retirement-plans.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Pricey Prostate Cancer Therapy Raises Questions About Safety, Cost,” by Rob Stein (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, October 29, 2012). In addition to the story, both a print and audio [running time: 8 minutes, 22 seconds] are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

23. “Magnetic pulses while brain training provides new treatment for Alzhiemer’s,” by Richard Gray (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9637946/Magnetic-pulses-while-brain-training-provides-new-treatment-for-Alzhiemers.html…

24. “Primates’ brains make visual maps using triangular grids,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows,” by Denise Mann (_HealthDay_, October 26, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Drug shows promise in animal model of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s with dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “High-risk carotid artery plaque formation is increased in older COPD patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 26, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3191–October 26, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3191—October 26, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(President Barack) Obama’s ‘Economic Patriotism’ Is Failing Women in Retirement,” by Romina Boccia (Heritage Foundation blog, Oct. 26, 2012).
blog.heritage.org…

2. “Medicare’s ‘Efficiency’,” by Robert Moffit and Alyene Senger (_National Review blog, Oct. 26, 2012).
www.nationalreview.com…

3. “As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Medicare And Medicaid Face Uncertain Budget Futures,” by Julie Rovner (US National  Public Radio blog, Oct. 25, 2012).
www.npr.org…

4. “HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) Fraud Squad Digging Into EHR (electronic health records) Medicare Overbilling” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Oct. 26, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “More Americans Delaying Retirement Until Age 80,” by Blake Ellis (cnnmoney.com… via Yahoo! News, Oct. 26, 2012).
finance.yahoo.com…

6. “Landmark Medicare settlement could change lives,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Oct. 25, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois teacher pension fund rate of return drops to 0.76 pct” (Reuters, Oct. 25, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Assisted Suicide Goes To Vote In Massachusetts,” by Sacha Pfeiffer (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Oct. 25, 2012). In addition to the story, both a print and audio [running time: 4 minutes] are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Gov(ernor). (Chris) Christie: Vote for N.J. judges to pay more for pensions, health benefits,” by Jenna Portnoy (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Oct. 26, 2012).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) fees frenzy equals a retirement nightmare,” by Alan Kohler and Ian Verrender (news.com….au via _Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Oct. 27, 2012).
www.heraldsun.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Assisted suicide too risky, federal government argues in appeal against B.C. (British Columbia Province) decision,” by James Keller (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada wins final union backing on pension request” (Reuters, Oct. 25, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Public service pensions putting economy at risk, critics say,” by Mike Aubry (_Sun_ [Ottawa, Ontario] via _Sun_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.torontosun.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers keep pet-care industry purring,” by Rosa Harris-Adler (_Times-Colonist_ [Victoria, British Columbia], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.timescolonist.com…

15. HONG KONG NEWS: “Time to consider a universal retirement fund protection scheme,” by Violetta Yau (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

16. HONG KONG NEWS: “10,000 homes to have retirement say,” by Candy Chan (_Daily Standard_ [Hong Kong], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.thestandard.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “State to hit pensions again,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. NAMIBIA NEWS: “NAC (Namibian Airports Company) Retrenched Threaten to Camp Out for Pensions,” by Catherine Sasman (_Namibian_ [Windhoek] via allAfrica.com…, Oct. 26, 2012).
allafrica.com…

19. UK NEWS: “(Author) Prue Leith asks: Why did my brother die in agony? Terminally ill patients are suffering slow and painful deaths because doctors dare not fall foul of the law against assisted suicide,” by Prue Leith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9633356/Prue-Leith-asks-Why-did-my-brother-die-in-agony.html…

20. UK NEWS: “On pensions, listen to the technocrats,” by Richard Seymour (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/26/pensions-technocrats-lord-bichard…

21. UK NEWS: “Caring for the elderly” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 25, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20079684…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Web info(rmation) on prostate cancer tough to understand,” by (Reuters Health, Oct. 26, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Find Genetic Predictors of Fatigue for Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy” (Moffitt Cancer Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2012).
moffitt.org…

24. “Salk (Institute) study finds diabetes raises levels of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s features” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “High-risk carotid artery plaque formation is increased in older COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “USF Researchers Identify Gene Linked to Old Age Hearing Loss” (University of South Florida news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2012).
news.us…

27. “Robots in the Home: Will Older Adults Roll Out the Welcome Mat?” (Georgia Institute of Technology news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2012).
www.gatech.edu…

28. “Study IDs (identifies) 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging” (HealthDay News, Oct. 25, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 25, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3190–October 25, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3190–October 25, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Boomer women — courted by candidates — struggle in recession’s wake,” by John W. Scheon (_NBCNews_, October 25, 2012).
economywatch.nbcnews.com…

2. “Same problems on Medicare costs remain after election,” by Alan G. Rosenbloom (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 25, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
thehill.com…

3. “The Social Security payroll tax cut: Let it die,” by Alicia Munnell (_MarketWatch_, October 24, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
articles.marketwatch.com…

4. “Long-Term Care: A Forgotten Issue in the Presidential Campaign,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, October 24, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Prospects boom for boomers launching startups,” by Bertha Coombs (_CNBC_, October 24, 2012).
bottomline.nbcnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] objects to bankruptcy filing by San Bernardino, which owes pension fund millions,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, October 25, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

7. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado pension launches in-state private equity fund,” by Gregory Roth (_Reuters_, October 24, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “McMahon tries to assure she’ll protect benefits,” by Susan Haigh (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, October 25, 2012).
www.boston.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Debt Takes Toll, Study Finds,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, October 25, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas teachers’ pension invests $200 million in Formula One,” by John Maher (_Austin American-Stateman_, October 25, 2012).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. ASIA NEWS: “Asia Caught Off Guard by Its Aging Population,” by Frederic Neumann (_CNBC_, October 24, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.cnbc.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers less likely to sign up as organ donors than younger people, agency finds,” by Carly Weeks (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 25, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “Struggling elderly a challenge for China,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 25, 2012).
europe.chinadaily.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “China’s Aging Population Threatens Its Manufacturing Might,” by Deirdre Wang Morris (_CNBC_, October 24, 2012).
www.cnbc.com…

15. EUROPE NEWS: “Sovereign wealth funds, pension funds turn bankers,” by Ingrid Melander and Raji Menon (_Reuters_, October 25, 2012).
uk.reuters.com…

16. GERMAN NEWS: “German parliament approves pre-election cut in pension dues,” by Holger Hansen and Thorsten Severin (_Reuters_, October 25, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

17. GREECE NEWS: “The Island Where People Forget to Die,” by Dan Buettner (_New York Times_, October 25, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Ageing population a challenge for services,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 25, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “We will pay price as pension debacle escalates,” by Paul Millsb (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], October 25, 2012).
www.irishexaminer.com…

20. ISRAEL NEWS: “Surprise: Longer life expectancies will increase some pensions,” by Meirav Arlosoroff (_Ha’aretz_ [Tel Aviv], October 25, 2012).
www.haaretz.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Can Japan’s Elderly Become Its Growth Engine?” by Dhara Ranasinghe (_CNBC_, October 24, 2012).
www.cnbc.com…

22. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russian Funds Band Together to Repel Government Cash Grab,” by Scott Rose (_Bloomberg_, October 25, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

23. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Elderly-friendly features at new National Heart Centre,” by Melissa Chong (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 24, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Elderly face cash access strife, says Payments Council,” (_BBC News_, October 25, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20084544…

25. UK NEWS: “Pn 50m (USD 79.9 million) set aside for dementia patients,” by Rajeev Syal (_Guardian_ [London], October 24, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/oct/25/fund-dementia-patients…

26. UK NEWS: “End-of-life plan plea over dementia,” (_MSN_, October 25, 2012).
news.uk.msn.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Why Am I Still on Crutches?” by Eric Nagourney (_New York Times_, October 25, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

28. “Hard Decisions in the I.C.U.,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, October 24, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

29. “Gene that’s usually bad news loses its punch if you live to your 90s, Mayo study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Frailty Linked to Dementia in Oldest Adults,” (_HealthDay_, October 24, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women’s Alzheimer’s Risk: Study,” by Barbara Bronson Gray (_HealthDay_, October 24, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Challenging Parkinson’s dogma,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Parkinson’s breakthough could slow disease progression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Lonely older adults face more health risks,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Diabetes in the Elderly Addressed in Consensus Report,” by Miriam E. Tucker (_Medscape Medical News_, October 25, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

36. “Steroid injection linked to increased risk of bone fractures,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Prescription for palliative care: 4 points to improve discussions about dying,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 24, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3189–October 24, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3189—October 24, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A Humane Medicare Rule Change” (_New York Times_, Oct. 24, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Doc(tor) Pay Anxiety Chills Physicians’ Interest In Demo(nstration) Programs” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation (Oct. 24, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “House (of Representatives) members want Medicare to change ID card numbers,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.us…

4. “(US Senator) Bernie Sanders: (President) Barack Obama Better Not Cut Social Security,” by Ian Gray and Ryan Grim (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 24, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “(Presidential candidate Mitt) Romney’s Social Security Plan Hides a Tax Hike,” by Deborah Solomon (Bloomberg News, Oct. 24, 2012). Note: this is a Bloomberg Opinion piece.
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “Pension Funding Scare Won’t Frighten All States,” by Peter Orszag (Bloomberg News, Oct. 23, 2012). Note: this is a Bloomberg Opinion piece.
www.bloomberg.com…

7. “Many in Middle Class ‘Guess’ on Retirement Needs,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_ blog, Oct. 24, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Bernardino halts pension fund payments” (_Orange County Register_, Oct. 24, 2012). Note: this is an _OCR_ Opinion piece.
www.ocregister.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Many unprepared to care for elderly relatives, Sacramento County review finds,” by Brad Branan (_Sacramento Bee_, Oct. 24, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Medicare political ad wars between (President Barack) Obama and (Presidential candidate Mitt) Romney target Florida seniors,” by Mary Ellen Klas (_Tampa Bay Times_, Oct. 24, 2012).
www.tampabay.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Paul) Volcker-(Richard) Ravitch Study Maps Illinois Pensions’ Path to Insolvency,” by Brian Chappatta (Bloomberg News, Oct. 24, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension head-fake” (_Chicago Tribune_, Oct. 24, 2012). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(US Representative David) Camp wants info on Delphi (Corporation) pensions,” by Greg Gardner (_Detroit Free Press_, Oct. 24, 2012).
www.freep.com…

14. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “NM educational pension fund hits nearly 10 billion usd” (Associated Press via KOB Channel 4 [Albuquerque/Santa Fe] News, Oct. 24, 2012).
www.kob.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Fort Worth Whittles Pensions To Fit Flagging Economy,” by B.J. Austin (US National Public Radio KERA (Dallas-Fort Worth) 90.1 fm News, Oct. 24, 2012).
keranews.org…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “The facts on end-of-life care programs,” by Terri Schmidt (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Oct. 24, 2012). Note: this is a _MJS_ Opinion piece.
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) downsizes proposed super pension fund for public workers,” by Karen Howlett (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. GEORGIA NEWS: “(Candidate for Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina) Ivanishvili: Georgians will have increased pension in a year, or in few years…” (georgiaonline.ge, Oct. 24, 2012).
georgiaonline.ge/news/a1/politics/1351118330.php…

19. GREECE NEWS: “Greece plans to cut wages and pensions,” by Rebecca Clancy (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9630120/Greece-plans-to-cut-wages-and-pensions.html…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension charges punching hole in retirement funds,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. TAIWAN NEWS: “Tainan hospital fire kills 12 patients,” by  Mo Yan-chih (_Times_ [Taipei], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.taipeitimes.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Pensioners left in limbo by failure to fund care,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London,], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9629610/Pensioners-left-in-limbo-by-failure-to-fund-care.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Pensioner income figures fuel row over baby boomer benefits,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/24/pensioner-income-figures-row-over-benefits…

24. UK NEWS: “Elderly should do community work or lose pension, peer says,” by Rowena Mason (_Daily Telegraph_ [London,], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9630862/Elderly-should-do-community-work-or-lose-pension-peer-says.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “How encouraging elderly to recall favourite sporting moments can help in battle against dementia,” by Tanya Aldred (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Oct. 14, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/9628448/How-encouraging-elderly-to-recall-favourite-sporting-moments-can-help-in-battle-against-dementia.html…

26. “Israeli medical device offers new Alzheimer’s treatment,” by Tova Cohen (Reuters Health, Oct. 24, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

27. “U.S. elderly, middle-aged see higher obesity rates: poll,” by Susan Heavey (Reuters Health, Oct. 24, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Hypnosis helps hot flashes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Grandmas made humans live longer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Noninvasive assay monitored treatment response in patients with metastatic prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Kids As Caregivers Face Special Challenges,” by Neal Conan (US National Public Radio _Talk of the Nation_, Oct. 23, 2012). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 30 minutes, 18 seconds).
www.npr.org…

October 23, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3188–October 23, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3188–October 23, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Settlement Eases Rules for Some Medicare Patients,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, October 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Darrell Issa subpoenas documents on Medicare pilot program,” by Kyle Cheney (_Politico_, October 22, 2012).
www.politico.com…

3. “Today’s seniors not keen on retirement housing,” by Ilyce Glink (_MoneyWatch_, October 23, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

4. “Generational Drama,” by Michael Winerip (_New York Times_, October 22, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. MARYLAND NEWS: “Moving people out of nursing homes proves to be difficult, despite federal funding,” by Jenni Bergal (_Washington Post_, October 22, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. MARYLAND NEWS: “Judge rules Balto. Co. pension system discriminates based on age,” by Alison Knezevich (_Baltimore Sun_, October 22, 2012).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Add teeth to pension rules,” (_Cherry Hills Courier-Post_, October 23, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.courierpostonline.com…

8. UTAH NEWS: “Utah hospitals do well by seniors on Medicare,” by Kirsten Stewart (_Salt Lake Tribune_, October 22, 2012).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS:”Health fund late fee – elderly face premiums hike as government scraps subsidy,” by Sue Dunlevy (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], October 23, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super call for own-up on big fees,” by Clancy Yeates (_Age_ [Melbourne], October 24, 2012).
www.theage.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Lost super plan a win for most,” by John Collett (_Age_ [Melbourne], October 24, 2012).
www.theage.com…

12. BAHRAIN NEWS: “Shura bid to delay retirement age,” (_Gulf Daily News_ [Manama], October 23, 2012).
www.gulf-daily-news.com…

13. BULGARIA/GREECE NEWS: “Bulgarians exploiting Greek system to get higher pensions – report,” (_Sofia Globe_, October 23, 2012).
sofiaglobe.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pension changes will save Ottawa $10 billion a year, auditor general’s report says,” (Canadian Press via _National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 23, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “China’s aging population to double by 2053,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 23, 2012).
usa.chinadaily.com…

16. GUATEMALA NEWS: “Guatemala Retirement: Better Than Costa Rica?” by Shelley Emiling (_Huffington Post_, October 23, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Watchdog urges KiwiSaver care,” by Jason Krupp (Business Day via _Stuff_, October 23, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/7852146/Watchdog-urges-KiwiSaver-care…

18. PAKISTAN NEWS: “Pakistan unprepared for ageing population,” (_News International_ [Islamabad], October 23, 2012).
www.thenews.com…

19. TAIWAN NEWS: “Tsai calls for talks to fix ‘inequality’ of pension programs,” by Chris Wang (_Taipei Times_, October 24, 2012).
www.taipeitimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Over-50s ‘left Pn 160,000 (USD 256,334) out of pocket by the financial crisis’,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9626446/Over-50s-left-160000-out-of-pocket-by-the-financial-crisis.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Unhealthy ageing a cause for concern,” by Genevieve Carbery (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 23, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. “Task Force again warns against hormone therapy for post-menopausal women,” by Jennifer LaRue Huget (_Washington Post_, October 22, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

23. “Biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid can identify patients with Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Study of patients ages 90 and older links poor physical performance, increased odds of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Aspirin may slow the decline in mental capacity among elderly patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Older breast cancer patients see more complications with brachytherapy,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Exercise may trump mental activity in protecting against brain shrinkage,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Metabolic factors may increase men’s risk of dying from prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 22, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3187–October 22, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3187—October 22, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The looming shortfall in public pension costs,” by  Robert Novy-Marx and Josh Rauh (_Washington Post_ Oct. 21, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “U.S. companies take aim at pension risk with lump-sum offers” (Reuters via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Oct. 22, 2012). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

3. “Retirement anxiety grows among young adults,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_ Oct. 21, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “How Retirement Expectations Differ From Reality,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_, Oct. 22, 2012).
money.us…

5. “Nearly Half of Large Employers Shifting Retirement Saving Burden to Workers,” by Carole Fleck (AARP blog, Oct. 22, 2012).
blog.aarp.org…

6. “Medicare’s Policy On Compounded Drugs Under Scrutiny” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Oct. 22, 2012.
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

7. “Democrats And Republicans (parties) See Medicare Issue Working To Their Advantage” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health Care News compilation, Oct. 22, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

8. “Revised Medicare Penalties Hit Some States Hard,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News blog, Oct. 22, 2012).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Don’t demonize teachers because of pension system’s faults,” by Steve Lopez (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 21, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension debt: ticking time bomb or myth?” by Ed Mendel (_Capitol Weekly_ [Sacramento], Oct. 22, 2012).
www.capitolweekly.net…

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State Must Wrestle Pension Obligations To The Mat,” by Ben Zimmer (_Hartford Courant_, Oct. 19, 2012).
articles.courant.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Hospitals put a new focus on follow-ups to avoid Medicare fines,” by Debra Pressey (_Champaign-Urbana Press Gazette_, Oct. 23, 2012).
www.news-gazette.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Elderly homelessness fuels housing plan,” by Paul Alongi (_Greenville Tribune-Times_, Oct. 22, 2012).
www.greenvilleonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. DEVELOPED WORLD NEWS: “Working Longer in the Developed World,” by Floyd Norris (_New York Times_ blog, Oct. 22, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “(Prime Minister Stephen) Harper sets an example by slashing his own pension,” by Stephen Maher (_Province_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Oct 22, 2012).
www.theprovince.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Staying fit after 50 new gym specialty,” by Flannery Dean (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 21, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly models prowl the catwalk,” by Sun Ye (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Oct. 23, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “‘Left-behind elderly’ big worry for migrants” (_Daily_ [Shanghai] via _People’s Daily_ [Beijing], Oct. 23, 2012).
english.peopledaily.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “Waiting lists greet elderly at (Ahmedabad) old-age homes,” by Parth Shastri (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Oct. 22, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Appeal to help elderly ahead of TV switch,” by Breda Heffernan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Oct. 22, 2012).
www.independent.ie/national-news/appeal-to-help-elderly-ahead-of-tv-switch-3266775.html…

21. NIGERIA NEWS: “3.3 Trillion Naira (20.6 billion usd) Local Gov(ernmen)t Pension Fund Missing (_This Day_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Oct. 22, 2012).
allafrica.com…

22. POLAND NEWS: “Oldest Auschwitz survivor dies at 108” (Australian Associated Press via _Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Oct. 23, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

23. RUSSIA NEWS: “(President Vladimir) Putin Held to Pension Promise by Aging Russians,” by Henry Meyer (Bloomberg News, Oct. 21, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

24. TAIWAN NEWS: “Hospital decries lack of elderly care,” by Stacy Hsu (_Times_ [Taipei], Oct. 23, 2012).
www.taipeitimes.com…

25. TAIWAN NEWS: “Ministry slammed over pension fund,” by Chris Wang and Shih Hsiu-chuan (_Times_ [Taipei], Oct. 23, 2012).
www.taipeitimes.com…

26. UGANDA NEWS: “Ministries clash over pensioners’ monthly pay,” by John Masaba and John Semakula (_New Vision_ [Kampala], Oct. 21, 2012).
www.newvision.co.ug/news/636622-ministries-clash-over-pensioners-monthly-pay.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Pensions funds pushed to brink by downturn, says bailout fund,” by James Moore (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 22, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pensions-funds-pushed-to-brink-by-downturn-says-bailout-fund-8219998.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Pension savings gender gap widens,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 23, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/22/pension-savings-gender-gap-widens…

29. UK NEWS: “Archbishop of York: Britain is at a ‘moral crossroads’ over elderly care,” by Hannah Furness (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/financialservices/retirement-finance/9624820/Archbishop-of-York-Britain-is-at-a-moral-crossroads-over-elderly-care.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Clue to cause of Alzheimer’s dementia found in brain samples” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Hope for Alzheimer’s treatment” (University of Haifa [Israel] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2012).
newmedia-eng.haifa.ac.il/?p=6042…

32. “Healthy behaviors in midlife significantly increase odds of successful aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Many grandparent caregivers unaware of newer safety guidelines” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Salk [Institute] scientists pinpoint key player in Parkinson’s disease neuron loss” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Oct. 22, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 19, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3186–October 19, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3186—October 19, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “AARP: Please, let (Social Security) payroll taxes go up,” by Suzy Kimm (_Washington Post_ Oct. 19, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “(President Barack) Obama’s Medicare Cost-Control Plan Relies on Unsure Steps,” by Mike Dorning (Bloomberg News, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

3. “Study: Privatized Medicare would raise premiums,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

4. “(US Representative Darrell) Issa Pressing Ahead In Effort To Obtain HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) Materials On Medicare Advantage” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News Compendium, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “The illusion of health-care ‘trust funds’,” by Bryan R. Lawrence (_Washington Post_ Oct. 19, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Is Social Security a Good Deal or Not?” (Reuters via cnbc.com…, Oct. 19, 2012)>
www.cnbc.com…

7. “Death On Demand,” by Tom Ashbrook (US National Public Radio _On Point_, Oct. 18, 2012). This is an audio transcript (running time: 46 minutes).
onpoint.wbur.org…

8. “AT&T (Inc.) offers 9.5 billion usd stake in wireless unit to fund pensions” (Bloomberg News via _Kansas City_ [Missouri] Star_, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.kansascity.com…

9. “Rethink, Repair, Restart: Retirement,” by Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. FILM REVIEW: “‘All Together’: Speaking French the Jane Fonda way,” by Wesley Morris (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Oct. 18, 2012).
bostonglobe.com…

11. “Seniors on campus not your typical co-eds,” by Janet Kidd Stewart (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Oct. 19, 2012).  Note: _CT_ may require free
registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

12. “Boomers will change consumer patterns–they always have,” by Monica Mendoza (_Colorado Springs [Colorado] Business Journal_, Oct. 19, 2012).
csbj.com…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Bernardino stops payments to CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System), owes pension fund 5.3 million usd,” by  Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Los Angeles mayoral candidate and City Councilman Eric) Garcetti opposes 401(k) plans for city employees,” by Christine Mai-Duc (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 19, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

15. COLORADO NEWS: “One-stop site helps Boomers care for elderly parents,” by Mike Reid (_Colorado Springs Business Journal_, Oct. 19, 2012).
csbj.com…

16. COLORADO NEWS: Today’s (Oct. 19, 2012) issue of the _Colorado Springs Business Journal_ contains a special section on baby boomers. It contains seven topical stories.
www.ncbr.com…

17. FLORIDA NEWS: “Seniors caught in Medicare dispute between BayCare health system and UnitedHealthcare,” by Jodie Tillman and Letitia Stein (_Tampa Bay Times_, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.tampabay.com…

18. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Medicare a top issue in Mass. US Senate contest,” by Steve LeBlanc (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.boston.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Philadelphia Mayor Michael) Nutter proposes cuts to future city elected officials’ pensions,” by Catherine Lucey (_Philadelphia Daily News_, Oct. 19, 2012).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. EUROPE NEWS: “Reshaping the occupational pensions system in Europe,” by Gabriel Bernardino (Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority)” (a speech given before the UK National Association of Pension Funds, Oct. 18, 2012, published at actarialpost.co.uk).
www.actuarialpost.co.uk/article/reshaping-the-occupational-pensions-system-in-europe-3686.htm…

21. CANADA NEWS: “MPs pass changes to parliamentary pension plan,” by Jason Fekete (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Oct. 19, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “Jharkhand (State) may pay 2,585 crore rupees (486.811 million usd) to Bihar (State) as pension liability,” by Subhash Pathak (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi], Oct. 19, 2012).
www.hindustantimes.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Reduction in tax relief on pensions signalled,” by Mary Minehan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 19, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Auto safety market revs up / Accident prevention systems popular as elderly drivers increase,” by Yasuaki Kobayashi (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 19, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T121018003533.htm…

25. TAIWAN NEWS: “Premier pledges pension-system review,” by Shih Hsiu-chuan (_Times_ [Taipei], Oct. 20, 2012).
www.taipeitimes.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Elderly savers lose billions in interest as loyalty is ‘penalised’,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/9619073/Elderly-savers-lose-billions-in-interest-as-loyalty-is-penalised.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Government presses ahead with controversial pensions plan,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9618751/Government-presses-ahead-with-controverlal-pensions-plan.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Flavonoids Boost Resistance to Aggressive Prostate Cancer,” by Roxanne Nelson (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 19, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Alzheimer’s Imaging Agent Recommended for Approval in Europe,” by Caroline Cassels (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 19, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Italian Health Minister joins international call for secondary fracture prevention” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Taking race out of the equation in measuring women’s risk of osteoporosis and fractures” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Living in ethnically homogenous area boosts health of minority seniors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Norovirus outbreaks in nursing homes associated with increase in hospitalizations, risk of death” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Blood hormone levels predicted long-term breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Post-Op Radiation May Boost Results for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Oct. 19, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Low Calcium Linked to Hormone Condition in Women,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Oct. 19, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Could Green Tea Help Fight Prostate Cancer?” by Alan Mozes (HealthDay News, Oct. 18, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “Why Am I Sleeping Like a Baby (Boomer)?” by Eric Nagourney (_New York Times_ blog, Oct. 18, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

October 18, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3185–October 18, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3185–October 18, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House members look to ease Medicare audit burden on hospitals,” by Pete Kasperowicz (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 18, 2012).
thehill.com…

2. “Cut Medicare’s cost and improve care,” by Joseph Antos (_Courier Times News_ [Levittown, Pennsylvania], October 17, 2012). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.phillyburbs.com…

3. “The problem for premium support: Seniors don’t always choose the best plan,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, October 17, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “On Medicare, Obama and Romney Are Both Wrong,” by Edward Zelinsky (_Huffington Post_, October 17, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “What’s your rate of return on Social Security?” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, October 18, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Home Health Aides Often As Old As Their Clients,” by Jennifer Ludden (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_ Blog, October 17, 2012). In addition to the print story, and audio (running time: 4 minutes, 4 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

7. “Caregiving: Not Just for Women Anymore,” by Nancy Wurtzel (_Huffington Post_, October 17, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Social Security claiming tricks to maximize payout,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, October 18, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] board adopts long-term care hike,” by Mary Lynne Vellinga (_Sacramento Bee_, October 18, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

10. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Washington tailors HIV and AIDS talk to seniors,” by Jessica Gresko (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, October 17, 2012).
www.boston.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “State pitches long term care improvements,” by Steve Lathrop (_Albany Democrat-Herald_, October 18, 2012).
democratherald.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Senior issues at center of RI congressional race,” by Michelle R. Smith (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, October 17, 2012).
www.boston.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Will two-tiered pensions lead to two-tiered productivity?” by Dan Ovsey (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 18, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

14. EUROPE NEWS: “Europe’s older workers kiss retirement goodbye,” by Gregory Viscusi and Lorenzo Totaro (Bloomberg News via _National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 17, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Govt takes first step to universal pension,” by Sreelatha Menon (_Business Standard_ [New Dehli], October 18, 2012).
business-standard.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Workers ‘to be left with no pension’ in wind-ups,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 17, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/workers-to-be-left-with-no-pension-in-windups-3262145.html…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Municipalities battle to cope with pension waiver change,” by Mizuho Aoki (_Japan Times_, October 18, 2012).
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121018a5.html…

18. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension assets hit N2.94tr (USD 18.5bn),” by Dupe Olaoye Osinkolu and John Ofikhenua (_Nation_ [Lagos], October 18, 2012).
thenationonlineng.net…

19. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia’s pension rollback dismays investors,” by Jason Bush (_Reuters_, October 18, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

20. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Pain management more “valuable” than extending life span: survey,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 17, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

21. SLOVENIA NEWS: “Slovenian cabinet approves pension reform proposal,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], October 18, 2012).
news.xinhuanet.com…

22. TAIWAN NEWS: “Labor Insurance Pension benefits may shrink,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], October 18, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Labour wants to see lower cost and more transparent pension schemes,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], October 18, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/18/labour-lower-cost-transparent-pension-schemes?newsfeed=true…

24. UK NEWS: “Elite pension funds back infrastructure investment vehicle,” by Sinead Cruise (_Reuters_, October 18, 2012).
uk.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Treatment For Alzheimer’s Should Start Years Before Disease Sets In,” by Jon Hamilton (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_ Blog, October 17, 2012). In addition to the print story, and audio (running time: 4 minutes, 18 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

26. “Transfusion of young blood could delay onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9615779/Transfusion-of-young-blood-could-delay-onset-of-diseases-like-Alzheimers.html…

27. “Analyzing how and why seniors fall to help prevent injuries,” by Sheryl Ubelacker (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 17, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

28. “Socializing key to ‘successful aging’,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, October 17, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/10/16/seniors-socialize.html…

29. “Use of anti-psychotic drugs by people with dementia ‘under reported’,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Survival Odds for Older Women With Cancer,” (_HealthDay_, October 17, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Menopause Won’t Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review,” (_HealthDay_, October 18, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Physical activity shown to help young and elderly alike with lower-leg coordination,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

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