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January 31, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3250–January 31, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3250–January 31, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Analysis: Medicare premium support idea rising from ashes?” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, January 31, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “How to cut USD 9.4 trillion from Medicare, in 150 easy steps!” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, January 30, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “U.S. expects big Medicare savings from competitive bid program,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, January 30, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Social Security actuaries aren’t the problem,” by Alice Munnell (_MarketWatch_, January 31, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

5. “Americans are willing to pay more for Social Security,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, January 31, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Medicare recipients may face large bill for care,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 31, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

7. “Ford’s Leaky Pension Boat Is A Multi-Billion Dollar Problem,” by Joann Muller (_Forbes_, January 31, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Madigan scolds unions for ‘no cooperation’ on pensions, state’s fiscal plight,” by Dave McKinney (_Chicago Sun-Times_, January 30, 2013).
www.suntimes.com…

9. IOWA NEWS: “Miller pushes for elderly sex offender site,” by Bill Shea (_Messenger_ [Fort Dodge, Iowa], January 31, 2013).
www.messengernews.net…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “GOP leaders predict Senate will approve pension reform bill next month,” by Beth Musgrave (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, January 30, 2013).
www.kentucky.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “House Republicans seek pension changes,” by Michael Dresser (_Baltimore Sun_, January 29, 2013).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

12. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Exempting retirement income from state tax debated in Legislature,” by Joe Duggan (_Omaha World-Herald_, January 31, 2013).
www.omaha.com…

13. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “High use of antipsychotics in Connecticut nursing homes stirs concerns, reforms,” by Lisa Chedekel (_New Haven Register_, January 31, 2013).
www.nhregister.com…

14. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “State epidemiologist: This year’s flu hits elderly particularly hard,” by Lance Nixon (_Capitol Journal_ [Pierre, South Dakota], January 31, 2013).
www.capjournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Women lag in retirement savings,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], January 31, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10862459…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Exercise more and live longer, elderly urged,” by Bronwyn Torrie (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], January 31, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/8243478/Exercise-more-and-live-longer-elderly-urged…

17. TAIWAN NEWS: “Vice premier lashes out at DPP pension reform plan,” by Shih Hsiu-chuan and Chris Wang (_Taipei Times_, February 1, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “New retirement age system to save gov’t NT dollar 600 bil. (USD 20.3 bil.),” (_China Post_ [Taipei], January 31, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pension probe seen risky for Resolution, Standard Life,” by Myles Neligan (_Reuters_, January 31, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

20. WORLD NEWS: “Global pension assets reach all-time high: study,” by Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, January 31, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “For Some Caregivers, the Trauma Lingers,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, January 30, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Pig proteins may help dementia patients: study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, January 30, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

23. “New drug target identified for multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “New study highlights impact of environmental change on older people,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 31, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Medicare Panel Says Alzheimer’s Brain Scans May Not Help,” by Alex Wayne (_Bloomberg_, January 30, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

26. “Study sees high rate of side effects 15 years after surgery or radiation for prostate cancer,” by Marilynn Marchione (Associated Press via _Montreal Gazette_, January 31, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

27. “Some Parkinson’s Patients Discover an Artistic Side,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, January 31, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Good mood helps boost brain power in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Empathy and age,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 30, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3249–January 30, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3249–January 30, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Health-Care Law and Retirement Savings,” by Casey B. Mulligan (_New York Times_ blog, Jan. 30, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

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2. “Sandwich generation takes a hit supporting adult children and aging parents,” by  Carol Morello (_Washington Post_, Jan. 30, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “The Sandwich Generation: Rising Financial Burdens for Middle-Aged Americans,” by Kim Parker and Eileen Patten (Pew Research Social and Demographic Trends, Jan. 30, 2013).
www.pewsocialtrends.org…

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4. “Payment Can Be Elusive For Medicare Beneficiaries In Personal Injury Cases,” by Michelle Andrews (US National Public Radio Health News Shots blog, Jan. 29, 2013).
www.npr.org…

5. “For Medicare Innovations–Think Locally,” by Ankita Rao (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Jan. 29, 2013).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

6. “There’s time to fix Social Security,” by Walter Williams (_Orange County [California] Register_ [Santa Ana], Jan. 30, 2013). Note: this is an _OCR_ Opinion piece.
www.ocregister.com…

7. “Key to a healthy, happy retirement: Having fun,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.us…

8. “Boomers: Let’s Give Up Our Senior Discounts,” by Lorie Eber (huffingtonpost.com…, Jan. 30, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “Consumer confidence rocked by Social Security tax increase,” by Martin Crutsinger (Associated Press via _Tulsa [Oklahoma] World_, Jan. 30, 2013).
www.tulsaworld.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Governor needs to stand up for pension reform” (_Sacramento Bee_, Jan. 30, 2013). Note: this is a _SB_ Editorial.
www.sacbee.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “If we open up the Illinois Constitution…”, by Dennis Byrne (_Chicago Tribune_, Jan. 30, 2013).  Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_
Opinion piece.
www.chicagotribune.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State-worker pension reform: No will, no way,” by John Baer (_Philadelphia Daily News_, Jan. 30, 2013).
www.philly.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. judges challenge mandatory retirement in state and federal courts,” by Peter Hall (_Allentown Morning Call_, Jan. 30, 2013).
www.mcall.com…

14. MONTANA NEWS: “Bill to end certain pension funds for new public employees draws opponents,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Billings Gazette_, Jan. 30, 2013).
billingsgazette.com…

15. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Road tests for elderly drivers up for talks in N.H. House” (Associated Press via seacoastonline.com…, Jan. 30, 2013).
www.seacoastonline.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “A threat to pension solvency,” by E.J. McMahon (_Albany Times-Union_, Jan. 29, 2013). Note: this  is an _ATU_ Commentary piece.
www.timesunion.com…

17. VERMONT NEWS: “Joint Senate Committee Takes End-Of-Life Testimony,” by Kirk Carapezza (Vermont Public Radio news blog, Jan. 30, 2013).
blog.vpr.net…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Beware of early RRSP (registered retirement savings plan) withdrawals: Despite frequent warnings by financial experts, a rising number of Canadians turn to retirement savings before they’ve retired,” by Himani Ediriweera (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.vancouversun.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Don’t let teachers’ early retirements affect classrooms” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jan. 30, 2013). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T130129003460.htm…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s coming debt crisis as an ageing population eyes retirement,” by Satyajit Das (_Independent_ [London, UK], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/satyajit-das-japans-coming-debt-crisis-as-an-ageing-population-eyes-retirement-8471954.html…

21. SCOTLAND NEWS: “New pensions law is wrong, says health chief: (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

22. TAIWAN NEWS: “Taiwan cuts pensions to avoid fiscal problems” (Associated Press via _Miami [Florida] Herald_, Jan. 30, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

23. TAIWAN NEWS: “Labor groups attack pension reform proposal,” by Ann Yu (_China Post_ [Taipei], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

24. UGANDA NEWS: “Revealed – How Pension Billions Left Cairo (Egypt) Bank,” by Hussein Bogere (_Observer_ [Kampala] via allAfrica.com…, Jan. 30, 2013).
allafrica.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Seven in 10 private sector workers have no pension,” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9834979/Seven-in-10-private-sector-workers-have-no-pension.html…

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26. UK NEWS: “QE (quantitative easing) has left companies with a 90 billion pound (141.5 billion usd) pension bill, MPs (Members of Parliament) told” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9834247/QE-has-left-companies-with-a-90bn-pension-bill-MPs-told.html…

27. UK NEWS: “QE (quantitative easing) a ‘monumental mistake’, pensions experts say,” by Josephine Moulds (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/29/qe-monumental-mistake-pensions-experts…

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28. UK NEWS: “(Local) Councils cutting spend on care of elderly and disabled, says National Audit Office,” by Rowena Mason (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9835269/Councils-cutting-spend-on-care-of-elderly-and-disabled-says-National-Audit-Office.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Cancer gene mutation linked to earlier menopause,” by Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, Jan. 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Mistrust of government often deters older adults from HIV testing” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Low Rate of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis After REDUCE (REduction by DUtasteride of prostate Cancer Events)”  (HealthDay News, Jan. 29, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

32. “AMA (American Medical Association) Reviews Challenges of Signing Death Certificates” (HealthDay News, Jan. 29, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

January 29, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3248–January 29, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3248–January 29, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “New law may help speed the processing of Medicare claims in personal injury cases,” by Michelle Andrews (_Washington Post_, January 28, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare actuary Richard Foster says he nearly resigned over political pressure,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 28, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “Ford worldwide pension deficit jumps to USD 18.7 billion,” by David Shepardson and Karl Henkel (_Detroit News_, January 29, 2013).
www.detroitnews.com…

4. “Retirement Living: Debt holds many Boomers back,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 28, 2013).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

5. COLORADO NEWS: “Money set aside for elder abuse bill,” (_Arvada News_, January 28, 2013).
www.ourcoloradonews.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Trails California After Pension-Fix Bungle: Muni Credit,” by Brian Chappatta (_Bloomberg_, January 28, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “Comptroller Criticizes Cuomo’s Plan to Cut Pension Costs,” by Danny Hakim (_New York Times_, January 29, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Corbett to play hardball on pension reform,” by Angela Couloumbis (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 28, 2013).
www.philly.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Corbett’s budget proposal to require public-employee pension savings,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 28, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “End-of-life bill hearing set for today,” by Peter Hirschfeld (_Rutland Herald_, January 29, 2013).
rutlandherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. BAHRAIN NEWS:”Higher pensions plan blocked,” by Mohammed Al A’Ali (_Gulf Daily News_ [Manama], January 29, 2013).
www.gulf-daily-news.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Strong gains help Canadian pension plans ‘breathe easier’,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 29, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Local governments struggle to cover budget impact of public sector pensions,” by Richard Cuthbertson (_Calgary Herald_, January 29, 2013).
www.calgaryherald.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Most Canadians expect to do some work in retirement, poll finds,” by Luann Lasalle (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 29, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “The uncertain future of pensions,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 29, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Population projected at 6.9 million by 2030 with strong Singaporean core,” by Imelda Saad and Tan Qiuy (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], January 29, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

17. TAIWAN NEWS: “Tsai voices concern over pension reform progress,” by Chris Wang (_Taipei Times_, January 30, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “Retirement age proposals’ schedule must be accelerated,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], January 30, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.chinapost.com…

19. THAILAND NEWS: “Cabinet cuts SSF contributions by 1%,” (_Bangkok Post_, January 29, 2013).
www.bangkokpost.com…

20. UK NEWS: “QE leaves firms with pension bill, MPs told,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation_, January 29, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21242738…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Hospitals reassess the age factor in evaluating candidates for kidney transplants,” by Judith Graham (_Washington Post_, January 28, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

22. “PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimer’s Diagnosis,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, January 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Hydrogen sulfide: The next anti-aging agent?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Study finds eating deep-fried food is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 28, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3247–January 28, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3247–January 28, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Futurist) Ray Kurzweil Says We’re Going to Live Forever,” by Andrew Goldman (_New York Times_ Magazine, Jan. 27, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “No more ’empty nest’: middle-aged adults face pressure on both sides” (Oregon State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 25, 2013).
oregonstate.edu…

3. “Retiring Medicare Actuary Reflects On The Politics Of Spending And Why He Almost Quit,” by Mary Agnes Carey (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Murder-suicide disturbing trend among the elderly,” by Diana Reese (_Washington Post_ blog, Jan. 26, 2013), Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Shelters For Abused Elderly Take Hold, Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Questioned” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

6. “Medicare Agency Hampered By Six Years Without A CEO,” by Jeffrey Young (huffingtonpost.com…, Jan. 28,  2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “U.S. Treasury to President (Barack) Obama: Medicare’s Current Policy ‘Is Unsustainable’,” by Chris Conover (_Forbes_, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Hospital Facility Fees Raise Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare Patients,” by Kevin Kavanagh (_US News and World Report_, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.us…

9. “Social Security, Medicare in budget cross hairs,” by Marcella Kreiter (United Press International, Jan. 27, 2013).
www.upi.com…

10. “Boomer Entrepreneurs: Living Longer, Starting Up Their Ideas,” by Alana Muller (huffingtonpost.com…, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

11. “Boomers or millennials? See which is the most charitable generation,” by Mercedes White (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Jan. 28, 2013).
www.deseretnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension funds still face huge liabilities,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Politicians’ pensions: Double trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble,” by Jim Waters (_Russellville News Democrat and Leader, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.newsdemocratleader.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Legislature must act on pension liability,” by Paul R. Guffey (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, Jan. 28, 2013). Note: this is a _LHL_ Opinion piece.
www.kentucky.com…

15. OHIO NEWS: “Schools brace for teacher retirements after pension reform,” by Matthew Rink (_Canton Repository_, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.cantonrep.com…

16. OREGON NEWS: “Strong investment returns in Oregon’s public pension fund still leave 14 billion usd deficit,” by  Ted Sickinger (_Portland Oregonian_, Jan. 26, 2012).
www.oregonlive.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State pension board made expensive bet on hedge funds,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jan. 27, 2013).
articles.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alarm at rise in attacks (in South Australia) on elderly,” by David Nankervis and Callie Watson  (_Sunday Mail_ [Adelaide], via _Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jan. 27, 2013).
www.heraldsun.com…

19. BULGARIA/SERBIA NEWS: “Serbia, Bulgaria enact agreement on pension, health benefits,” by Biljana Pekusic and Svetla Dimitrova (setimes.com…, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.setimes.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Nortel (Networks Corporation) pensioners vow to keep fighting,” by Jeff Gray (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 26, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “BMO (Bank of Montreal) 3rd bank to charge for paper statements,” by Ellen Roseman (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 27, 2013).
www.moneyville.ca/article/1319927–bmo-says-go-electronic-or-pay-2-a-month-for-paper-statements…

22. JAPAN NEWS: Saitama (Prefecture) retirement system criticized” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jan. 26, 2013).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T130125004609.htm…

23. NI..RIA NEWS: “As Senior Citizens Savour Care Homes,” by Chiemelie Ezeobi (_This Day_ [Lagos], Jan. 28, 2013).
www.thisdaylive.com…

24. RUSSIA NEWS: “Pensions increasing in Russia” (Voice of Russia radio, Jan. 28, 2013).
english.ruvr.ru/2013_01_28/Pensions-increasing-in-Russia/…

25. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish companies slow to get to grips with pension auto-enrolment,” by Martin Flanagan (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jan. 27, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

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26. TAIWAN NEWS: “Civil servant pensions set for change,” by Jake Chung (_Times_ [Taipei], Jan. 27, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

27. TAIWAN NEWS: “DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) waiting to unveil pension plan,” by Chris Wang (_Times_ [Taipei], Jan. 29, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

28. TAIWAN NEWS: “(Vice Premier) Jiang (Yi-hua) tables pension reform proposal at KMT (Kuomintang–Chinese Nationalist Party meeting,” by Stacy Hsu (_Times_ [Taipei], Jan. 29, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

29. TAIWAN NEWS: “Official tightlipped as pension reform plan showdown nears” (_China Post_ [Taipei], Jan. 29, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

30. TAIWAN NEWS: “Office head transferred after supporting old civil pension system” (_China Post_ [Taipai], Jan. 29, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

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31. UK NEWS: “Final salary schemes close to new staff at record rate,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9830898/Final-salary-schemes-close-to-new-staff-at-record-rate.html…

32. UK NEWS: “How far could bonds crash? Experts warn the value of bonds could fall up to 50pc. We explain what it means for your pension,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9826200/How-far-could-bonds-crash.html…

33. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer George) Osborne may want inflation to rise but pensioners suffer, and they vote,” by Mark Wood (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 28, 2013). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/9830461/Personal-View-Osborne-may-want-inflation-to-rise-but-pensioners-suffer-and-they-vote.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Pensions ‘may give big boost to SMEs’ (small and medium enterprises)” (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Jan. 28, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Savers count cost of automatic re-entry into State Second Pension,” by John Greenwood (_Daily Telegraph_, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9831074/Savers-count-cost-of-automatic-re-entry-into-State-Second-Pension.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Charities struggle with pension fund deficits,” by Ruth Sullivan (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 28, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

37. UK NEWS: ‘World’s oldest marathon runner announces retirement at age 101″ (Agence France Presse via _New York Daily News_, Jan. 28, 2013).
www.nydailynews.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

38. “Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory,” by Benedict Carey (_New York Times_, Jan. 28, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

39. “For Former (US National Football League) Kicker, the Price of Fearlessness,” by Brett Michael Dykes (_New York Times_, Jan. 28, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

40. “Bereavement Does Not Immunize Against Major Depression,” by Ronald W. Pies (Medscape Medical News, Jan. 28, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

41. “First guidelines for brain amyloid imaging in Alzheimer’s released” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Treating constipation in seniors: A review of current treatments” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3246–January 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3246–January 25, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Cities Urge Public Pension Funds to Divest From Gun Makers,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Jan. 25, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Reader Response: Medicare Options and Quality of Care,” by Uwe E. Reinhardt (_New York Times_ blog, Jan. 25, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “Poll: 58% oppose Medicare cuts,” by Jennifer Haberkorn (politico.com…, Jan. 25, 2013).
www.politico.com…

4. “(Commentator Charles) Krauthammer’s Medicare Hypocrisy,” by Justin Berrier (mediamatters.org…, Jan. 25, 2013).
mediamatters.org…

5. “Lawmakers look to repeal Medicare provision aiding Amgen (Inc.–biotech) drug,” by Chad Terhune (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 25, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Don’t buy lies about Social Security,” by Dave Zweifel (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], Jan. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
host.madison.com…

7. “Pension Panic Fueled by Anti-Worker Politics?” by Michelle Chen (_In These Times_, Jan. 24, 2013).
inthesetimes.com…

8. “Village People: The Retirement Community That Isn’t,” by Carla Fried (Bloomberg News, Jan. 24, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

9. “Economy Feeds on Workers Who Delay Retirement,” by Haya El Nasser (cnbc.com…, Jan. 25, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

10. “Boomers’ Aging Parents May Yield a Tax Deduction” (Associated Press via cnbc.com…, Jan. 25, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

11. “Future Housing Market Depending on Boomers” (AARP blog, Jan. 24, 2013).
blog.aarp.org…

12. “Retirement Homes As College Campuses?” by Helene Cohen Bludman (Huffingtonpost.com…, Jan. 25, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Legislators considering pension system overhaul,” by Kathleen Haughney (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], Jan. 25, 2013).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois lawmakers fail to tackle the state’s pension crisis” (_Economist_, Jan. 26, 2013).
www.economist.com…

15. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Judge strikes down new state pension plan,” by Joe Gyan, Jr. (_Baton Rouge Advocate_, Jan. 25, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “WPAHS (West Penn Allegheny Health System) confident it can meet pension obligations,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Jan. 25, 2013)>
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Using the Montessori method to combat dementia,” by Tralee Pearce (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 25, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Baby boomers looking to right public health care, not drain it,” by Cy Frank (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “More (British Columbia province) private-sector workers need pensions” (_Province_ [Vancouver], Jan. 25, 2013).
www.theprovince.com…

20. GHANA NEWS: “Stigma stymies prostate cancer screening, treatment in Ghana” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Top pensions face cut as State aims to save 1 billion euros (1.33 billion usd),” by Anne-Marie Walsh (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Jan. 25, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/top-pensions-face-cut-as-state-aims-to-save-1bn-3364339.html…

22. KAZAKHSTAN NEWS: “Kazakh pension ‘nationalisation’ plan worries fund managers,” by Isabel Gorst (_Financial Times_ [London, UK] blog, Jan. 25, 2013).
blogs.ft.com…

23. MALTA NEWS: “Elderly services will keep private provision,” by Ivan Camilleri (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], Jan. 25, 2013).
www.timesofmalta.com…

24. UKRAINE NEWS: “(Social Policy Minister Natalia) Korolevska vows to submit plan to modernize pension system” (Interfax via _Post_ [Kyiv], Jan. 25, 2013).
www.kyivpost.com…

25. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) chief’s comments ‘jeopardise care of elderly’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9826916/NHS-chiefs-comments-jeopardise-care-of-elderly.html…

26. UK NEWS: “(Shadow Health Secretary) Andy Burnham revives spectre of ‘death tax’ to pay for care,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9691413/Andy-Burnham-revives-spectre-of-death-tax-to-pay-for-care.html…

27. UK NEWS: “UK proposes relaxing pension rules,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 25, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Emotional stress reduces effectiveness of prostate cancer therapies in animal model” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Mouse menopause model sheds light on UTIs (urinary tract infections) in post-menopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 24, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3245–January 24, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3245–January 24, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Reports: Medicare paid USD 120M in illegal care,” by Kelli Kennedy (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, January 24, 2013).
www.boston.com…

2. “Critics of Medicare Board Should Be Careful What They Wish For,” by Margot Sanger-Katz (_National Journal_, January 23, 2013).
www.nationaljournal.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ALASKA NEWS: “Egan reintroduces public employee retirement bill,” (Associated Press via _Juneau Empire_, January 24, 2013).
juneauempire.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Gov. Brown – what about pension reform?” (_San Francisco Chronicle_, January 24, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sfgate.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Hospitals face millions in Medicare cuts,” by Maria Mallory White (_South Florida Sun Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], January 23, 2013).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida House speaker wants 401(k) for state retirement accounts,” by Michael Van Sickler (_Tampa Bay Times_, January 24, 2013).
www.tampabay.com…

7. GEORGIA NEWS: “Elderly abuse on the rise amid budget cuts for investigations,” by Rachel Stockman (_WSBTV.com_, January 24, 2013).
www.ws…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State unions propose pension summit,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], January 23, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

9. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Hospice cuts averted,” by Michelle Millhollon (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisian], January 24, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Trial set in lawsuit against state retirement plan,” (Associated Press via _Shreveport Times_, January 24, 2013).
www.shreveporttimes.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension option raises questions,” by Rick Karlin (_Albany Times Union_, January 23, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

12. OREGON NEWS: “State’s long-term care ombudsman notes volunteer efforts,” by Peter Wong (_Statesman Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], January 24, 2013).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Corbett says education funding is tied to pension savings,” by Angela Couloumbis (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 23, 2013).
www.philly.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TN hospitals at risk of losing USD 5.6B in Medicare reimbursements,” by Getahn Ward (_Tennessean_ [Nashville, Tennessee], January 24, 2013).
www.tennessean.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Seniors turn gloomy as interest rates fall,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], January 24, 2013).
news.theage.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Help aged homeless, council urges,” by Noel Towell (_Canberra Times_, January 24, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

17. FRANCE NEWS: “Pension scrutiny shows rising inequalities in France,” (_PressTV_, January 24, 2013).
www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/01/24/285309/pension-scrutiny-shows-rising-inequalities-in-france/…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “AMP urges dropping of KiwiSaver first-home withdrawals,” by Eloise Gibson (_Stuff.co_, January 24, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8215646/AMP-urges-dropping-of-KiwiSaver-first-home-withdrawals…

19. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Only the poorest early retirees will get help with pension gap,” (_DutchNews_, January 24, 2013).
www.dutchnews.nl…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Depressed elderly face neglect: foundation,” by Lee I-chia (_Taipei Times_, January 24, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

21. UK NEWS: “‘Production line’ hospitals fail elderly, Labour warns,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9822643/Production-line-hospitals-fail-elderly-Labour-warns.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Pensioner P60 ‘will simplify tax’, Treasury told,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation_, January 23, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21162949…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Grief Over New Depression Diagnosis,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, January 24, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

24. “Why Some Hospices Turn Away Patients Without Caregivers At Home,” by Michelle Andrews (Kaiser Health News via _National Public Radio_, January 23, 2013, Blog).
www.npr.org…

25. “Right target, but missing the bulls-eye for Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Caloric restriction has a protective effect on chromosomes,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Pavlov’s rats? Rodents trained to link rewards to visual cues,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 23, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3244–January 23, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3244–January 23, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Raising the Medicare age could hurt young workers,” by Tami Luhby (_CNNMoney_, January 23, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

2. “Medicare eyes hospital readmissions,” by Joanne Kenen (_Politico_, January 23, 2013).
www.politico.com…

3. “U.S. top court rejects hospitals’ Medicare claims suit,” by Terry Baynes (_Reuter_, January 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Doctors praise bill to repeal Medicare cost-cutting board,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 23, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

5. “Dem bill named for Gingrich targets Medicare tax loophole,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 23, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Perry reverses herself on employee pension issue,” by James Rainey (_Los Angeles Times_, January 22, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Asian Americans struggle with suicide,” by Stephanie M. Lee (_San Francisco Chronicle_, January 22, 2013).
www.sfgate.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension plans gaining payees, losing payers,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], January 23, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

9. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Hospice providers in Rapides concerned about loss of state Medicaid benefit,” by Jodi Belgard (_Alexandria Daily Town Talk_, January 23, 2013).
www.thetowntalk.com…

10. MONTANA NEWS: “GOP legislators, Montana governor divided on pension fix,” (Associated Press via _Missoulian_ [Missoula, Montana], January 23, 2013).
missoulian.com…

11. NEVADA NEWS: “Pension reform,” (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Janaury 23, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.lvrj.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Tax break proposed for seniors’ caregivers,” by Jim Walsh (_Cherry Hill Courier Post_, January 23, 2013).
www.courierpostonline.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “Cuomo proposes immediate local pension savings, with higher costs in future,” by Tom Precious (_Buffalo News_, January 23, 2013, Blog).
blogs.buffalonews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged still at risk of injustice, say critics,” by Harriet Alexander (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 24, 2013).
www.smh.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Grey burden is a credit risk for Australia,” by John Dagge (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], January 22, 2013).
www.couriermail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Saving for retirement becoming a struggle for Canadians, poll shows,” (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 23, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

17. KAZAKHSTAN NEWS: “Kazakhstan mobilises pension fund assets to spur growth,” by Raushan Nurshayeva and Mariya Gordeyeva (_Reuters_, January 23, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New players in KiwiSaver,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], January 23, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10860808…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Lifting Medisave restrictions may cause difficulties: Gan Kim Yong,” by Sharon See (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], January 23, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. THAILAND NEWS: “GPF to widen global limit to 40% ceiling,” (_Bangkok Post_, January 23, 2013).
www.bangkokpost.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Auto enrolment pensions: workers in smaller firms face higher charges,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], January 23, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/jan/23/auto-enrolment-pensions-smaller-firms-higher-charges…

22. UK NEWS: “Minister applies ‘baked bean test’ to pension charges,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9821473/Minister-applies-baked-bean-test-to-pension-charges.html…

23. UK NEWS: “A fifth of workers retire in debt,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/9820325/A-fifth-of-workers-retire-in-debt.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Maker Aware of 40% Failure in Hip Implant,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, January 23, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Hospital Readmissions All Too Common, U.S. Studies Find,” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, January 22, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Signs of Brain Damage Show Up in Scans of Living, Retired NFL Players,” by Lisa Esposito (_HealthDay_, January 22, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “When will we all live to 100?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Study Links Cognitive Deficits, Hearing Loss,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, January 23, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

January 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3243–January 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3243–January 22, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “President defends Medicare, Medicaid in inaugural address,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 21, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

2. “Healthcare reform’s fail-safe,” (_Los Angeles Times_, January 20, 2013). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
articles.latimes.com…

3. “Working Longer: Still the Best Path to a Better Retirement,” by Philip Moeller (_US News and World Report_, January 22, 2013, Blog).
money.us…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Prosecutors going easier on assisted suicide among elderly,” by Steve Chawkins (_Los Angeles Times_, January 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] Buy-Hold Rule Recoups USD 95 Billion Recession Loss,” by Michael B. Marois (_Bloomberg News_, January 21, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Rising home values helping S. Fl. boomers, those already retired,” by Donna Gehrke-White (_South Florida Sun Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], January 21, 2013).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State: Cost of teacher early retirement to increase,” (_Kankakee Daily Journal_, January 22, 2013).
www.daily-journal.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “End-of-life care rarely discussed,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, January 21, 2013).
bostonglobe.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota retirement plans are just 75% funded,” by Brandon Stahl (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, January 19, 2013).
www.startribune.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “State to study health of public employee pension plan,” by Sean Whaley (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, January 22, 2012).
www.lvrj.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Teachers could be next to retire en masse,” by Charlie Boss (_Columbus Dispatch_, January 20, 2013).
www.dispatch.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Public pension overhaul looms in budget debate,” by Robert Swift (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, January 22, 2013).
thetimes-tribune.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Restored funding helps rural Pennsylvanian hospitals,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 20, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Senate backs absentee voting for seniors,” by Laura Vozzella (_Washington Post_, January 21, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

15. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Stuart pushes bill to protect elderly,” (_Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star_, January 22, 2013).
news.fredericksburg.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super account balances top all-time highs before GFC,” by John Collett (_Canberra Times_, January 22, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super shock: Baby boomers are bust,” by Sophie Elsworth (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], January 22, 2013).
www.couriermail.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Time against us as ageing population a threat,” by Thomas Molloy (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], January 22, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/time-against-us-as-ageing-population-a-threat-3361560.html…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Cut state funding to terminal patients so they “can die quickly”: Aso,” by Reiji Yoshida (_Japan Times_, January 22, 2013).
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20130122a5.html…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Ruling should serve as warning for better nursing care facilities,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], January 21, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T130120003158.htm…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retirement homes get investor tick,” by Jason Krupp (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], January 22, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/8207527/Retirement-homes-get-investor-tick…

22. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Average senior pension in Slovakia in 2012 was Euro 375.9 (USD 550.50),” (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava], January 22, 2013).
spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/48839/10/average_senior_pension_in_slovakia_in_2012_was3759.html…

23. THAILAND NEWS: “Activists decry revision, say it clouds futures,” by Thamarat Kitchalong (_Nation_ [Bangkok], January 19, 2013).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Coalition’s Pn 75,000 (USD 118,933) on care costs ‘mean and cynical’, say campaigners,” by Robert Watts (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9813244/Coalitions-75000-on-care-costs-mean-and-cynical-say-campaigners.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Elderly people ‘disfranchised by social networking’,” by Nick Collins, and Andrew Hough (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9815824/Elderly-people-disfranchised-by-social-networking.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Tough Flu Season in U.S., Especially for the Elderly,” by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (_New York Times_, January 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Utah researchers find caregivers’ attitudes critical in Alzheimer’s disease progression,” by Wendy Leonard (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City], January 19, 2013).
www.deseretnews.com…

28. “Brain implants tested in Alzheimer’s patients,” (Associated Press via _Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, January 21, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/01/21/alzheimer-brain-implants.html…

29. “Hearing loss in ‘brain decline link’,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation_, January 22, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21120024…

30. “Long-term aspirin ‘blindness link’,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation_, January 21, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21120025…

31. “Lilly drug chosen for U.S.-sponsored Alzheimer’s trial,” by Ransdell Pierson (_Reuters_, January 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

32. “Is driving OK with certain age-related blind spots?” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, January 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

January 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3242–January 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3242–January 18, 2013

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NOTE: There will be no CAAR E-Clippings on Monday, January 21, 2013, due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the US. This service will resume Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Retirement Savings Accounts Draw U.S. Consumer Bureau Attention,” by Carter Dougherty (Bloomberg News, Jan. 18, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

2. “AT&T (Inc.) Has 10 Billion usd Pension Charge, Sees Margin Pressure,” by Olga Kharif (Bloomberg News, Jan. 18, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Comparing the Quality of Care in Medicare Options,” by Uwe E. Reinhardt (_New York Times_ blog, Jan. 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “You Know That New 3.8% Medicare Tax? Double It,” by Merrill Matthews (_Forbes_, Jan. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _Forbes_ Opinion piece.
www.forbes.com…

5. “Are Young Workers On Track For Retirement–Or Smoking Something?” by Janet Novack (_Forbes_, Jan. 18, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

6. “The Impact of Baby Boomers Working Past 65,” by Dave Bernard (_US News and World Report_ blog, Jan. 18, 2013).
money.us…

7. “Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Makes No Sense in Today’s Economy for Older Workers,” by Paul Solman (US Public Broadcasting System Newshour, Jan. 18, 2013). Note: this is a Newshour Commentary piece.
www.pbs.org…

8. “How Healthcare Spending May Derail Your Retirement,” by Philip Moeller (_US News and World Report_ blog, Jan. 18, 2013).
money.us…

9. “Jane Pauley to Host Baby Boomer TV Specials,” by Danielle Burton (_Hollywood [California] Reporter_, Jan. 17, 2013).
www.hollywoodreporter.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension-reform math hasn’t changed” (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana], Jan. 18, 2013). Note: this is an _OCR_ Editorial.
www.ocregister.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Teachers devastated by pension bill ruling,” by Karen Yi (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Jan. 18, 2013).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

12. MONTANA NEWS: “Legislative leaders appoint pension panel” (_Helena Independent Record_, Jan. 18, 2013).
helenair.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Service Employees International) Union confident West Penn Allegheny’s (Health System) 12,000 employee pensions secure,” by Alex Nixon (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Jan. 18, 2013).
triblive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. WORLD NEWS: “Climate change and resource scarcity may wipe out pensions industry,” by Jo Confino (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Jan. 18, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/climate-change-resource-scarcity-pension-industry-actuaries…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Forever young: boomers refuse to act their age,” by Nicole Hasham (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 19, 2013).
www.smh.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Legalizing assisted suicide is wrong and dangerous,” by Sherif Emil (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Opinion piece.
www.montrealgazette.com…

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17. CANADA NEWS: FILM REVIEW: “Dustin Hoffman perfectly on song with _Quartet_, a review of _Quartet_, directed by Dustin Hoffman, reviewed by Jay Stone (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 18, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Dustin Hoffman, still the scamp at 75: ‘I like to get away with what I can get away with’,” by Simon Houpt (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec, Jan. 18, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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19. FRANCE NEWS: “Socialists seek new fix for French pensions – (labor) minister,” by  Brian Love and Emmanuel Jarry (Reuters, Jan. 18, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

20. INDIA NEWS: “How happy are elderly Indians?” (Indo-Asian News Service via _Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi], Jan. 18, 2013).
www.hindustantimes.com…

21. MOROCCO NEWS: “Nation to Reform Pension System,” by Siham Ali (Magharebia.com… via allAfrica.com…, Jan. 17, 2013).
allafrica.com…

22. SCOTLAND NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) pension reform: Bid for Scots alternative ends in failure” (British Broadcasting Corporation news, Jan. 18, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21079890…

23. UK NEWS: “1.5m(illion) rural elderly facing struggle to heat homes as snow hits, warns Age UK,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9809396/1.5m-rural-elderly-facing-struggle-to-heat-homes-as-snow-hits-warns-Age-UK.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Watchdog (Office of Fair Trading) to crack down on poor value pension deals,” by Vicky Shaw (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Jan. 18, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

25. UK NEWS: “The virtues of simplicity” (_Economist_, Jan. 19, 2013).
www.economist.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Flu (Influenza) season ‘bad one for the elderly,’ CDC (US Centers for Disease Control) says,” by Marilynn Marchione (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Jan. 18, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

27. “Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jan. 17, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Do PSA (prostate specific antigen) Changes Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer?,” by Nick Mulcahy (Medscape Medical News, Jan. 18, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “All-metal hip implants can damage soft tissue: FDA (US Food and Drug Administration),” by Esha Dey (Reuters Health, Jan. 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Which nutritional factors help preserve muscle mass, strength and performance in seniors?” (International Osteoporosis Foundation news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 18, 2013).
www.iofbonehealth.org…

31. “How are Middle-Aged Women Affected by Burnout?” (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 17, 2013).
www.liebertpub.com…

32. “How the brain copes with multi tasking alters with age” ( Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 17, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3241–January 17, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3241–January 17, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. business executives call for raising retirement age to 70,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, January 16, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “The high cost of raising the Medicare age,” by Tami Luhby (_CNNMoney_, January 17, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

3. “Solving for Solvency: A Menu for Closing Social Security’s Long-Term Budget Gap,” by Jared Bernstein (_Public Broadcasting System [PBS] Newshour_, January 16, 2013, Blog).
www.pbs.org…

4. “Cities short on pension, health care funds,” by Tim Devaney (_Washington Times_, January 16, 2013).
www.washingtontimes.com…

5. “What Is Driving Growth in Government Spending?” by Nate Silver (_New York Times_, January 16, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Officials Say Checks Won’t Be in the Mail,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, January 17, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

7. “Healthcare costs a drain on middle-class,” (_United Press International_, January 16, 2013).
www.upi.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona pension overhaul sought for officials,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], January 16, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. is a bright spot among underfunded city pensions,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, January 16, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. pension boards asked to end investments in assault gun firms,” by Wesley Lowery (_Los Angeles Times_, January 16, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Worker Pension Changes Are Legal, Court Rules,” by Jeff Feeley & Christine Jordan Sexton (_Bloomberg_, Janaury 17, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Assets of state pension systems sag,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], January 17, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

13. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts senior citizens to protest outside Gov. Deval Patrick’s Boston office,” by Robert Rizzuto (_Republican_ [Springfield, Massachusetts], January 17, 2013).
www.masslive.com…

14. MISSISSIPPI NEWS “Democrats Blast Proposed Changes to State Pensions,” (Associated Press via _Jackson Free Press_, January 16, 2013).
www.jacksonfreepress.com…

15. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio’s nursing homes get favorable ratings again,” by Joshua Jamerson (_Columbus Dispatch_, January 17, 2013).
www.dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec leading the way on end-of-life issues,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 16, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “China’s boomers face a retirement crisis,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, January 16, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

18. CURACAO NEWS: “Offer Mandatory Basic Pension In Competition,” (_Curacao Chronicle_ [ Willemstad], January 16, 2013).
www.curacaochronicle.com…

19. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Leveling the pension playing field,” by Horace Templo (_Manila Standard_, January 17, 2013).
manilastandardtoday.com…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Labor Pension Fund generated 4.8%, figures show,” by Amy Su (_Taipei Times_, January 17, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Consumer watchdog to scrutinise pensions market,” by Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, January 17, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

22. UK NEWS: “UK firms’ pension deficit to rise after inflation verdict,” by Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, January 17, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

23. UK NEWS: “How charges eat away at your pension,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9808370/How-charges-eat-away-at-your-pension.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “NFL players may be at higher risk for depression as they age,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Breast cancer mortality has not declined in women over 85,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Slow Knee Osteoarthritis,” by Janis C. Kelly (_Medscape Medical News_, January 16, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Whole body vibration may help elderly get up and go,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, January 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Guided care provides better quality of care for chronically ill older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Why concierge medicine will get bigger,” by Elizabeth O’Brien (_MarketWatch_, January 17, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

30. “UNC researchers use luminescent mice to track cancer and aging in real-time,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

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