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May 31, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3334–May 31, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3334–May 31, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Outlook for Medicare Has Improved a Bit, U.S. Estimates,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, May 31, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare trust fund to last to 2026 as health costs drop,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, May 31, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Analysts: Medicare costs may keep declining,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 30, 2013).
www.us…

4. “Trustees report set to renew Medicare, Social Security reform debate,” by Erik Wasson and Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], May 30, 2013).
thehill.com…

5. “Coping With Alzheimer’s: A Mother and Daughter Portrait Of Long-Term Care,” (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, show airing May 30, 2013). A video (running time 9 minutes 56 seconds) and print transcript are available.
www.pbs.org…

6. “Seniors Warned, Think Twice Before Selling Pension,” by Mark Koba (_CNBC_, May 30, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

7. “‘Successful aging’ protects health and wealth,” by Elizabeth O’Brien (_MarketWatch_, May 31, 2013, Blog).
www.marketwatch.com…

8. “Trimming transportation costs in retirement,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, May 30, 2013, Blog).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension bill stuns counties, could force tax increases,” by Bill Varian and Michael Van Sickler (_Tampa Bay Times_, May 30, 2013).
www.tampabay.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Senate rejects House pension reform plan,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], May 30, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

11. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Judge rules in union pension case,” (_Portsmouth Herald_, May 30, 2013).
www.seacoastonline.com…

12. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon Republicans unveil USD 1.4 billion PERS plan, Democrats balk,” by Christian Gaston (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], May 30, 2013).
www.oregonlive.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania Senate hearing makes no new ground on Gov. Tom Corbett’s pension reform plan,” by Steve Esack (_Allentown Morning Call_, May 30, 2013).
articles.mcall.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island officials blast town seeking to avoid pension dues,” by Aaron Pressman (_Reuters_, May 30, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “PQ presents two-pronged strategy for aging population,” by Kevin Dougherty (_Montreal Gazette_, May 30, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Aging Chinese Face a Bleak Picture,” by Tom Orlik (_Wall St. Journal_, May 31, 2013).
online.ws…

17. CHINA NEWS: “China’s Growing Ranks of Elderly Beset by Depression, Study Says,” (_Bloomberg News_, May 31, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Firms may force pension liabilities on to the State,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 31, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/firms-may-force-pension-liabilities-on-to-the-state-29309765.html…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan public pension mulls shift after stock rally: sources,” by Chikafumi Hodo (_Reuters_, May 30, 2013).
in.reuters.com…

20. KAZAKHSTAN NEWS: “Kazakhstan: Will the Elderly ‘Swallow’ Pension Reform?” by Alisher Khamidov (_Eurasianet_, May 30, 2013).
www.eurasianet.org…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Migrants’ parents left alone in NZ,” by Lincoln Tan (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 31, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10887537…

22. NICARAGUA NEWS: “Nicaragua: An Up-And-Coming Retirement Destination,” by Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher (_Huffington Post_, May 31, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

23. UK NEWS: “‘First’ UK assisted suicide for dementia,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 30, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22715363…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Trapped in the Hospital Bed,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, May 30, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

25. “Experimental Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer,” (_HealthDay_, May 31, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “How disease mutations affect the Parkin protein,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 31, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 30, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3333–May 30, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3333–May 30, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “For Medicare, Immigrants Offer Surplus, Study Finds,” by Sabrina Tavernise (_New York Times_, May 30, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Joblessness Shortens Lifespan of Least Educated White Women, Research Says,” by Sabrina Tavernise (_New York Times_, May 30, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Variation In Medicare Costs Is Mainly Due To Post-Acute Care,” by Peter Ubel (_Forbes_, May 30, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Alzheimer’s and the Artist,” by April Brown (US Public Broadcasting System _The Rundown_ blog, May 30, 2013). This is a multi-media presentation.
www.pbs.org…

5. “Another discount rate illusion,” by Buttonwood (_Economist_ blog, May 30, 2013).
www.economist.com…

6. “Americans More Optimistic About a Comfortable Retirement,” by Alyssa Brown (gallup.com…, May 30, 2013).
www.gallup.com…

7. “Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Traditional Retirement,” by Kevin E. Cahill (huffingtonpost.com…, May 29, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Why Am I at a National Park?” by Eric Nagourney (_New York Times_, May 30, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Boomers aren’t working forever, after all,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, May 30, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

10. “Why the Boomers Are the Most Hated Generation,” by Edward Tenner (_Atlantic_, May 30, 2013).
www.theatlantic.com…

11. “Study: Boomer buyers still key to auto industry success,” by Nathan Bomey (_Detroit [Michigan] Free Press_ via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 30, 2013).
www.us…

12. “Baby Boomers’ aging adds strain to physician shortage,” by Katie Peralta (Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, May 29, 2013).
news.medill.northwestern.edu…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Unexpected state revenue should go to teacher pensions,” by David Crane (_Sacramento Bee_, May 30, 2013). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Unions: Big pension cuts could trigger new taxes,” by Mike Riopell (_Chicago Daily Herald_, May 30, 2013).
www.dailyherald.com…

15. LOUISIANA NEWS: “New Orleans firefighter pension changes clear Louisiana Senate,” by Jeff Adelson (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, May 30, 2013).
www.nola.com…

16. MISSOURI NEWS: “Patriot Coal (corporation) pension dispute – Judge rules in favor of coal company,” by Kevin Held (KSDK Channel 5 [St. Louis} news, May 29, 2013).
www.ksdk.com…

17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. program to monitor guardians of elderly,” by Chris Mondics (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, May 30, 2013).
www.philly.com…

18. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island town says near bankrupt pension plan not its problem,” by Hilary Russ (Reuters, May 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retiring AFL (Australian Football League) players in pension bonanza after being granted tax breaks as part of footy (Australian Rules Football) retirement fund,” by Michael Warner (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 30, 2013).
www.heraldsun.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan public pension mulls shift after stock rally – sources,” by Chikafumi Hodo (Reuters, May 30, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

21. KAZAKHSTAN NEWS: “Will the Elderly ‘Swallow’ Pension Reform?,” by Alisher Khamidov (eurasianet.org…, May 30, 2013).
www.eurasianet.org…

22. UK NEWS: “(Actress) Alison Steadman: Why, at 60, a wife may be ready for a life of her own: As Alison Steadman returns to our screens playing a retiree who leaves her husband, she says it’s a shame couples don’t try harder to make marriage work,” by Victoria Lambert (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10086777/Alison-Steadman-Why-at-60-a-wife-may-be-ready-for-a-life-of-her-own.html…

23. UK NEWS: “2 million pounds (3.01 million usd) will is valid, despite mother’s dementia,” by Rashid Razaq (_Evening Standard_ [London], May 30, 2013).
www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/2m-will-is-valid-despite-mothers-dementia-8637441.html…

24. ZIMBABWE HERALD: “Rights trust in bid to overhaul pensions law” (_Zimbabwe Herald_ [Harare], May 30, 2013).
www.herald.co.zw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80481:rights-trust-in-bid-to-overhaul-pensions-law…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Children of elderly parents at lower cancer risk: Children whose parents live a long life are less likely to develop cancer, according to a new study,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], May 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10089957/Children-of-elderly-parents-at-lower-cancer-risk.html…

26. “Challenging Eyes Do Well With Laser Cataract Surgery,” by Linda Roach (Medscape Medical News, May 29, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “New possibilities for prostate cancer treatment revealed” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 29, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3332–May 29, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3332–May 29, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House GOP drafts bill to revamp doctors’ pay under Medicare,” by Tom Howell Jr. (_Washington Times_, May 28, 2013).
www.washingtontimes.com…

2. “Health Differences May Explain Medicare Spending Variation,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Health News via _US National Public Radio_, May 29, 2013, Blog).
www.npr.org…

3. “Senior health care crisis looms; report ranks states,” by Michelle Healy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 28, 2013).
www.us…

4. “Fight Against Medicare Fraud Costing Doctors And Hospitals Billions,” by Evan Albright (_Forbes_, May 29, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Long-term care: Investigate your options early,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 28, 2013).
www.us…

6. “Looking to the Past in Caring for Aging Americans in the Future,” by April Brown (_US Public Broadcasting System_, May 29, 2013, Blog).
www.pbs.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALASKA NEWS: “Forgotten For Decades, WWII Alaskans Finally Get Their Due,” by Quil Lawrence (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, May 28, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio (running time: 4 minutes, 16 seconds) and print transcript is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Estimates show Madigan pension plan could save USD 187 billion,” by Ray Long (_Chicago Tribune_, May 29, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “House pension plan could mean no expense to schools for cost shift,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], May 28, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Bill to end mandatory retirement for judges moves to House floor,” by Lauren McGaughy (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], May 28, 2013).
www.nola.com…

11. MAINE NEWS: “Financial protection for Maine’s elderly advances,” by Michael Shepard (_Portland Press Herald_, May 28, 2013).
www.pressherald.com…

12. OREGON NEWS: “House votes to allow more elderly, disabled Oregonians to return to property tax deferral program,” by Yuxing Zheng (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], May 28, 2013).
www.oregonlive.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas Counties Set Example for Retirement,” by Carol Roth and Merrill Matthews (_CNBC_, May 28, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Millions face super premium sting,” by John Collett (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 28, 2013).
www.theage.com…

15. FRANCE NEWS: “EU urges France to revamp pensions, rein in spending,” by Ingrid Melander, Robin Emmott and Luke Baker (_Reuters_, May 29, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

16. GERMAN NEWS: “Germany to pay USD 1 bln for homecare of ageing Holocaust victims,” by Gareth Jones (_Reuters_, May 29, 2013).
in.reuters.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Hundreds in scramble for early access to pensions,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 28, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/hundreds-in-scramble-for-early-access-to-pensions-29300455.html…

18. LATVIA NEWS: “Latvian PM: final decision on pension indexing could be made in August or September,” (_Baltic Course_, May 29, 2013).
www.baltic-course.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Peters’ message to elderly voters toned down,” by Matthew Backhouse (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 29, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10886943…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Reform bill aims to care for elderly patients at home,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 29, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-22700350…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “S. Korea’s Pension Fund Lowers Return Target as Economy Slows,” by Sharon Cho (_Bloomberg_, May 29, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

22. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Comfort women: South Korea’s survivors of Japanese brothels,” by Lucy Williamson (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 29, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22680705…

23. UK NEWS: “Rising cost of living drains retirees’ savings,” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10083985/Rising-cost-of-living-drains-retirees-savings.html…

24. UK NEWS: “We won’t pay your pensions, firms threaten,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10086984/We-wont-pay-your-pensions-firms-threaten.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “New Mayo Clinic approach could lead to blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s in earliest stage,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “A molecular chain reaction in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New chemical approach to treat Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Alzheimer’s Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, May 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Pesticides again tied to Parkinson’s,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, May 28, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Black Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely to Delay Treatment: Study,” (_HealthDay_, May 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Aspirin triggered resolvin protects against cognitive decline after surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 28, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3331–May 28, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3331–May 28, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Low interest rates are the final straw for many company pensions,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, May 26, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “AARP to coach aging Boomers ‘reimagining’ their lives,” by Sharon Jayson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 28, 2013).
www.us…

3. “Religious orders struggle with retirement funding,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, May 28, 2013).
www.philly.com…

4. “States sinking in pension plan debt,” by Nathan Benefield (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 28, 2013). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

5. “Why Gen X And Late Boomers Aren’t On Track For Retirement,” by Laura Shin (_Forbes_, May 28, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Santa Clara County’s different pension path,” by John Woolfolk (_San Jose Mercury News_, May 27, 2013).
www.mercurynews.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois pension crisis built on bad decisions all around,” by Madeleine Doubek and Matt Dietrich (huffingtonpost.com…, May 28, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Deadline near, Illinois pension reform snarled in state politics,” by Karen Pierog (Reuters, May 28, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

9. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas Legislature passes measure to prevent Medicaid expansion,” by Corrie MacLaggan (Reuters Health, May 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas makes teachers’ pensions less reliant on markets,” by Karen Brooks (Reuters, May 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Move faster on elderly issue: lobby (aged-care providers, carers and consumer groups for the elderly),” by Jacqueline Maley (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 27, 2013).
www.smh.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Debate over Aer Lingus pension proposal to run for some time” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 28, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. MALTA NEWS: “PN hits out at transfers at elderly residence,” (_Malta Today_, May 28, 2013).
www.maltatoday.com…

14. NAMIBIA NEWS: “NAC (Namibia Airports Company) Clarifies Pension Payouts (_New Era_ [Windhoek] via allAfrica.com…, May 27, 2013).
allafrica.com…

15. SCOTLAND NEWS: “One in six Scots face poverty nightmare when they retire,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], May 26, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

16. SCOTLAND NEWS: “80,000 Scottish households to benefit from pension changes,” by Michael Settle (_Herald_ [Glasgow], May 28, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “How would an independent Scotland fund state pensions?” by Iona Bain (_Herald_ [Glasgow], May 28, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Demand for medical training shake-up to care for elderly,” by Helen Puttick (_Herald_ [Glasgow], May 25, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

19. UK NEWS: “(Local) Councils paying hundreds of millions to City fund managers for staff pension funds,” by Christopher Hope, and Anthony Kimber (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10082527/Councils-paying-hundreds-of-millions-to-City-fund-managers-for-staff-pension-funds.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Final salary pension closures accelerate,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], May 28, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/may/28/final-salary-pension-closures-accelerate…

21. UK NEWS: “Dementia care given priority in new NHS (National Health Service) training guidelines,” by Andrew Sparrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/28/dementia-care-priority-nhs-training-guidelines…

22. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers drive rise of ‘millionaire households’,” by Jessica Winch (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/tax/10078935/Baby-boomers-drive-rise-of-millionaire-households.html…

23. WALES NEWS: “Care of the elderly in Wales to be investigated in new review launched by Older People’s Commissioner,” by Julia McWatt (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], May 28, 2013).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/care-elderly-wales-investigated-new-4020669…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “How to defeat Alzheimer’s: Finding effective treatments could avert a healthcare disaster. But where’s the money?” by David Schubert (_Los Angeles Times_, May 28, 2013). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Op Ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

25. “Stroke study searches for link with dementia,” by John Elder (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia], May 26, 2013).
www.theage.com…

26. “Researchers identify novel class of drugs for prostate cancers” (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2013).
www.utsouthwestern.edu…

27. “African-Americans experience longer delays between diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “New approach may allow faster spinal anesthesia for cancer patients at end of life” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Meta-analysis: Bug and weed killers, solvents may increase risk of Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Integrated stroke care system results in fewer deaths, discharges to long-term care facilities” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Heart failure accelerates male ‘menopause'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Seniors More Likely to Crash When Driving With Pet: Study,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, May 25, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “Hearing Aids: A Luxury Good For Many Seniors,” by Brenda Salinas (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 28, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 54 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be avialable soon.
www.npr.org…

34. “Eyelid lifts for Medicare patients cost taxpayers millions,” by Joe Eaton and David Donald (_Miami Herald_, May 28, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

May 24, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3330–May 24, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3330–May 24, 2013

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NOTE!! There will be no CAAR E-Clippings Monday, May 27, 2013 due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US. This service will resume May 28, 2013. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Low interest rates are the final straw for many company pensions,” by  Michael A. Fletcher, (_Washington Post_, May 24, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “House (of Representatives) panel to share framework for Medicare payment overhaul,” by Elise Viebeck (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, May 24, 2013).
thehill.com…

3. “Hallelujahs ring after IRS (Internal Revenue Service) reverses church pension rule,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, May 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Retirement Accounts Swell but Not by Nearly Enough,” by Rick Newman (Yahoo! Finance blog, May 24, 2013).
finance.yahoo.com…

5. “How Growth of Elderly Population in U.S. Compares with Other Countries,” by Francesca Colombo (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_ blog, May 24, 2013).
www.pbs.org…

6. “The leading edge of the boomer generation is retiring,” by Diane Stafford (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, May 24, 2013).
www.kansascity.com…

7. “Oldest boomers retiring at quick rate, study says,” by Pamela Yip (_Dallas [Texas] Morning News blog, May 23, 2013).
bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami Commission: Some city execs can retire, come back, collect both pension and salary,” by Charles Rabin (_Miami Herald_, May 23, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Senate President John) Cullerton pension bill best for workers,” by Michael T. Carrigan (_Chicago Tribune_, May 24, 2013). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “State’s Medicare windfall in jeopardy,” by Chelsea Conaboy (_Boston Globe_ blog, May 23, 2013).
www.boston.com…

11. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Medicare withholds 1 million usd from metro Omaha, Lincoln hospitals over readmissions,” by Bob Glissmann (_Omaha World-Herald_, May 24, 2013).
www.omaha.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State needs pension reform now,” by Matt Hutchinson (_Williamsport Sun Gazette_, May 24, 2013).
www.sungazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) considering proposal to reduce pension payouts,” by Barbara Shecter (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 24, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Big cuts in top public service pensions,” by Stephen Collins (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 24, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Lack of action on failed pension schemes unfair to workers–IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation),” by Peter Flanagan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 24, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/lack-of-action-on-failed-pension-schemes-unfair-to-workers-ibec-29289619.html…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Aer Lingus not to pay increments to pilots: Move linked to talks on pension deficit and on general pay review for pilots,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times [Dublin], May 24, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “(Finance Minister Pravin) Gordhan gets tough on pensions,” by Chantelle Benjamin (_Mail and Guardian_ [Johannesburg, Gauteng], May 24, 2013).
mg.co.za…

18. UK NEWS: “Labour (Party) proposes to impose mergers on small UK pension schemes,” by Jim Pickard and Sarah Neville (_Financial Times_ [London], May 24, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Crisis-hit elderly care ‘needs money now’,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 24, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10077571/Crisis-hit-elderly-care-needs-money-now.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Having my Dougie back from dementia would be like winning the lottery,” by Janet Tansley (_Echo_ [Liverpool,      Merseyside], May 24, 2013).
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-womans-heartache-losing-husband-4011228…

21. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Shock move on Zimbabwe pension contributions,” by Kennedy Maposa (_Mail and Guardian_ [Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa] via _Zimbabwe Mail_ [Harare], May 24, 2013).
www.thezimbabwemail.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Labs reject dramatic findings on cancer drug in Alzheimer’s mice,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, May 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Drug reverses Alzheimer’s disease deficits in mice, Pitt (University of Pittsburgh) research confirms” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “A new strategy required in the search for Alzheimer’s drugs?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Hormone replacement therapy — clarity at last!” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “It’s not your imagination: Memory gets muddled at menopause” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Mayo Clinic Genomic Analysis Lends Insight to Prostate Cancer” (Mayo Clinic News Release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2013).
www.mayoclinic.org…

28. “Defective cellular waste removal explains why Gaucher patients often develop Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Glucosamine Supplements Tied to Risk of Eye Condition: Seniors taking them had side effect that has been linked to glaucoma, small study finds,” by  Denise Mann (HealthDay News, May 23, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists): Hormone Therapy Not Recommended to Prevent CHD (coronary heart disease)” (HealthDay News, May 23, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

May 23, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3329–May 23, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3329–May 23, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Column: Why pension funds are eating your 401(k)’s lunch,” by Linda Stern (_Reuters_, May 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Average U.S. 401(k) balance tops USD 80,000, up 75 percent since 2009,” by Tim McLaughlin (_Reuters_, May 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “African-Americans Retire Earlier, With Less Savings,” by Sharon Epperson (_CNBC_, May 22, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “Seniors satisfied with Medicare Part D preferred network plans,” by Mark Merritt (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], May 23, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

5. “How can we fix long-term care insurance?” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, May 22, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

6. “Sick Inmates Dying Behind Bars Despite Release Program,” by Carrie Johnson (_US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 23, 2013). In addition to the story, links an audio transcripts [running time: 4 minutes, 35 seconds) are available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Staggering debt obligations of House’s pension reform should require 60% approval,” by Eden Martin (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 22, 2013).
www.suntimes.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “New pension plan delayed,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], May 22, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

9. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Higher ed retirement bill advance,” by Koran Addo (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], May 22, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Save A Small Fortune By Forming Your Own Retirement Village,” by Robert Lenzner (_Forbes_, May 23, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

11. VERMONT NEWS: “Hospitals continue End-of-Life debate,” by Howard Weiss-Tisman (_Brattleboro Reformer_, May 22, 2013).
www.reformer.com…

12. VERMONT NEWS: “Shumlin expected to sign watered-down elder abuse bill,” by Alicia Freese (_VTDigger.org_, May 22, 2013).
vtdigger.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care can’t meet growing demands of the population,” by Rachel Browne (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 23, 2013).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “One in five nursing home residents malnourished, study finds,” by Lisa Cox (_Canberra Times_, May 23, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

15. EUROPEAN UNION [EU] NEWS: “EU kicks ‘reckless’ pension rules into long grass,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10076484/EU-kicks-reckless-pension-rules-into-long-grass.html…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Lack of action on failed pension schemes unfair to workers – IBEC,” by Peter Flanagan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 22, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/lack-of-action-on-failed-pension-schemes-unfair-to-workers-ibec-29289619.html…

17. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Health Ministry on track to meet needs of elderly,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 22, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “CLA hints higher maximum income for retirement fees,” by Ann Yu (_China Post_ [Taipei], May 23, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

20. UK NEWS: “One in seven to retire without a pension,” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 22, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10071441/One-in-seven-to-retire-without-a-pension.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “A Benefit of Aging: Flu Protection,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, May 22, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Adult day services for dementia patients provide stress relief to family caregivers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Cost of Treating Strokes in U.S. Could Soar to USD 180 B[illion] Annually by 2030: Report,” (_HealthDay_, May 22, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Depression linked to telomere enzyme, aging, chronic disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Slowing the aging process — only with antibiotics,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespans in women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3328–May 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3328–May 22, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Selling Your Pension For Cash Lump Sum: Pros, Mostly Cons,” by Alan Farnham (American Broadcasting Company News, May 22, 2013).
abcnews.go.com…

2. “Pensions Are Top Income Source for Wealthier U.S. Retirees,” by Jeffrey M. Jones (gallup.com…, May 21, 2013).
www.gallup.com…

3. “Medicare payment rates: 15,000 usd for one hospital, 26,000 usd for another,” by Tami Luhby (cnnmoney.com…, May 22, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

4. “Medicare Nixes Coverage For New Cancer Tests,” by Scott Gottlieb (_Forbes, May 22, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Boomer Housemates Have More Fun,” by Julie Rovner (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 22, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 41 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will also be available.
www.npr.org…

6. “Boomer ministers face big financial burden,” by Anne Tergesen (marketwatch.com… blog, May 21, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

7. “The first baby boomer” (_Cedar County Republican_ [Stockton, Missouri], May 22, 2013).
cedarrepublican.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) Chief Medical Officer Says Strike Is About Pensions, Not Patient Care” (CBS Los Angeles, May 21, 2013).
losangeles.cbslocal.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Time for San Jose to end the war on its employees,” by Ash Kalra (_San Jose Mercury News_, May 22, 2013). Note: this is a _SJMN_ Opinion piece.
www.mercurynews.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jacksonville reaches pension deal with general employees union,” by Timothy J. Gibbons (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], May 22, 2013).
jacksonville.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Senate pension plan saves less money than House’s,” by Doug Finke (_Springfield State Journal-Register, May 22, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Lawmakers must make a move, any move, on pension reform” (_Springfield State Journal-Register, May 22, 2013). Note: this is a _SSJR_ Editorial.
www.sj-r.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago-area pension funding gap jumps to 32 billion usd: report” (Reuters via _Chicago Tribune_, May 22, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

14. KANSAS NEWS: “KPERS (Kansas Police and Firemen’s Retirement System) bill expands police and fire pensions,” by Andy Marso (_Topeka Capital-Journal_, May 22, 2013).
cjonline.com…

15. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Baltimore City) Council to consider mayor’s proposed pension changes,” by Luke Broadwater (_Baltimore Sun_, May 22, 2013).
www.baltimoresun.com…

16. MONTANA NEWS: “Moody’s (Investors Service) describes Montana pension fixes as ‘credit positive’,” by  Charles S. Johnson (_Ravalli (County) Republic_, May 22, 2013).
www.ravallirepublic.com…

17. VERMONT NEWS: “Hospitals continue End-of-Life debate,” by Howard Weiss-Tisman (_Battleboro Reformer_, May 22, 2013).
www.reformer.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pension plan changes should save city (Milwaukee) millions,” by Don Walker (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel blog, May 21, 2013).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “Public pensions must ensure decent living standards, MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) say” (European Parliament News, May 21, 2013).
www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/pressroom/content/20130520IPR08588/html/Public-pensions-must-ensure-decent-living-standards-MEPs-say…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) deferral upsets industry,” by Madeleine Heffernan (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 22, 2013).
www.smh.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “OPB (Ontario Pension Board) Finance Trust is latest pension fund to issue debt,” by Barry Critchley (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 22, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s Bond-Dumping Frenzy Escalates as Pensions Sell,” by Cecile Gutscher and Frederic Tomesco (Bloomberg News, May 21, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

23. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “PM (Prime Minister): Pension system reform is a must” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech Press Agency via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], May 22, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions reform put on hold by Government as costs escalate,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 22, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Changes to care must take place, says director (of Social Care and Children with the Health and Social Care Board),” by Colin O’Carroll (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], May 22, 2013).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/changes-to-care-must-take-place-says-director-29286210.html…

26. PORTUGAL NEWS: “Portugal plunders pension fund to tackle debt cliff,” by John Geddie (Reuters, May 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. UK NEWS: “One in seven to retire without a pension,” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 22, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10071441/One-in-seven-to-retire-without-a-pension.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Elderly care still heading for ‘disaster and tragedy’ warns (Baroness) Joan Bakewell,” by  John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 22, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10072092/Elderly-care-still-heading-for-disaster-and-tragedy-warns-Joan-Bakewell.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Have a baby, lose your pension,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 22, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10070968/Have-a-baby-lose-your-pension.html…

30. UK NEWS: “UK wine retailer First Quench in 242 million usd pension risk deal” (Reuters via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, May 22, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Life expectancy gap widens between those with mental illness and general population” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Drugs found to both prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease in mice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “People on higher incomes are happier with new knees” (Springer Publishing news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2013).
www.springer.com…

34. “Glaucoma drug can cause droopy eyelids” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Stuffed Animals as Therapy for the Elderly?” by Sally Abrahms (AARP blog, May 22, 2013).
blog.aarp.org…

May 21, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3327–May 21, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3327–May 29, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senior poverty is much worse than you think,” by Dylan Matthews (_Washington Post_, May 20, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Seniors losing savings to ‘pension advance’ firms,” by Melanie Hicken (_CNNMoney_, May 21, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

3. “Lew taps government retiree pension fund,” by Martin Crutsinger (Associated Press via _Bloomberg Businessweek_, May 20, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

4. “Gen Xers may never be able to retire,” by Liam Pleven (_MarketWatch_, May 21, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

5. “Baby boomers turn to religious careers after finding former jobs to be lucrative but unfulfilling,” by Emily Eyring (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], May 20, 2013).
www.deseretnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State retirees want options on Medicare changes,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], May 20, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Pension Fix Seen in Best Rally Since 2011: Muni Credit,” by Brian Chappatta & Tim Jones (_Bloomberg_, May 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Senior citizens bill sidelined,” by Michelle Millhollon (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], May 20, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

9. MONTANA NEWS: “Bond-rating agency praises Montana pension-fix bills,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Billings Gazette_, May 20, 2013).
billingsgazette.com…

10. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Omaha think tank: State, city underestimating pension liabilities,” by Paul Hammel (_Omaha World-Herald_, May 20, 2013).
www.omaha.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Downsize without losing some pension,” by John Collett (_Canberra Times_, May 22, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “No equity sell-off for Irish pension funds,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 20, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Ageing population big retail challenge,” by Anne Gibson (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 21, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10885083…

14. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More holistic eldercare policy needed: study,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 21, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Care cap becoming ‘irrelevant’ as ‘crisis-mode’ system excludes all but a few, report finds,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10068789/Care-cap-becoming-irrelevant-as-crisis-mode-system-excludes-all-but-a-few-report-finds.html…

16. UK NEWS: “We want to join the pension scheme, say young workers,” by William Clarke (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10070699/We-want-to-join-the-pension-scheme-say-young-workers.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Molecular trigger for Alzheimer’s disease identified,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Vitamin B could stave off Alzheimers,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10069207/Vitamin-B-could-stave-off-Alzheimers.html…

19. “Does prostate cancer treatment help older, sick men?” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, May 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

20. “Pricey radiation no better post prostatectomy: study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, May 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

21. “Sexual function in older adults with thoracolumbar-pelvic instrumentation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Common food supplement fights degenerative brain disorders,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Mediterranean diet seems to boost ageing brain power,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Retirement proves a turn-off for women ‘because they miss the gossip’,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/10071071/Retirement-proves-a-turn-off-for-women-because-they-miss-the-gossip.html…

May 20, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3326–May 20, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3326–May 20, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Disruptions: Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care for the Aging,” by Nick Bilton (_New York Times_ blog, May 20, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
bits.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Estimated Health Costs in Retirement Drop,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, May 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “Health care in retirement probably costs more than you think,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, May 18, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “CBO (Congressional Budget Office): (President Barack) Obama’s Budget Would Reduce Medicare Spending By 364 billion usd” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, May 20, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Real Medicare Reform: Why Seniors Will Fare Better,” by Robert E. Moffitt (heritage.org…, May 20, 2013).
www.heritage.org…

6. “Income, Age Key Factors in Retirement Funding Expectations,” by Jeffrey M. Jones (gallup.com…, May 20, 2013).
www.gallup.com…

7. “Baby Boomers’ Rocky Road to Jewish Love,” by Emily Shire (_Jewish Daily Forward_ [New York, New York], May 24, 2013).
forward.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension vote puts some House Republicans in awkward position,” by Tia Mitchell (_Miami Herald_, May 18, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State workers anxious as lawmakers debate pensions,” by Regina Garcia Cano (Associated Press via _Rockord Register Star_, May 20, 2013).
www.rrstar.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota Legislature considers 15.5 million usd for police, fire pensions,” by MaryJo Webster (_St. Paul Pioneer-Press_, May 20, 2013).
www.twincities.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension ‘fix’ will be costly,” by Stephen Herzenberg (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, May 20, 2013).
www.philly.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension Bonds Rejected as Water Deal Aids Allentown: Muni(cipal) Credit,” by Romy Varghese (Bloomberg News, May 19, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. VERMONT NEWS: “(Governor Peter) Shumlin signs end-of-life bill,” by Terri Hallenbeck (_Burlington Free Press_, May 20, 2013).
www.burlingtonfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. WORLD NEWS: “Most people expect to be worse off than parents in retirement–except Chinese,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London, UK], May 18, 2013).
guardian.co.uk/money/2013/may/17/retirement-worse-off-than-parents…

15. EUROPE NEWS: “Divisive pension deficit law may be ditched,” by Steve Johnson (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], May 20, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Jobs news good for older workers, bad for the young,” by Tim Colebatch (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria] via _Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], May 18, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “An activist faces her own mortality after ovarian cancer diagnosis,” by Sandra Martin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 20, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Greying China taps rural elderly to care for those even older,” by Li Hui and Maxim Duncan (Reuters, May 19, 2013).
news.yahoo.com…

19. INDIA/US NEWS: “For the elderly in US, poetry blunts the pain of isolation” (Indo-Asian New Service via daijiworld.com…, May 20, 2013).
www.daijiworld.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Young Irish bearing brunt of pension crisis, says Australian pension reformer,” by Pamela Newenham (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 20, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s elderly not acting their age” (Agence France Presse via france24.com…, May 19, 2013).
www.france24.com…

22. NEPAL NEWS: “Octogenarian mountaineers in battle to conquer (Mount) Everest,” by Dean Nelson and Anil Giri (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], May 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/10064515/Octogenarian-mountaineers-in-battle-to-conquer-Everest.html…

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23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish independence: Pension and savings warning,” by Andrew Whitaker (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], May 20, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

24. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Treasury: Savings & pensions at risk in independent Scotland,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], May 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10067282/Treasury-Savings-and-pensions-at-risk-in-independent-Scotland.html…

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25. UGANDA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t to Scrap Tax On Retirement Benefits,” by Taddeo Bwambale (_New Vision [Kampala] via allAfrica.com…, May 18, 2013).
allafrica.com…

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26. UK NEWS: “Labour (Party) in bid to rescue gay marriage bill amid fears over ‘wrecking amendment’,” by Andrew Grice and Nigel Morris (_Independent_ [London], May 20, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-in-bid-to-rescue-gay-marriage-bill-amid-fears-over-wrecking-amendment-8622920.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Gay marriage bill: will extending civil partnerships really cost 4 billion pounds?” (_Guardian_ [London] blog, May 20, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check/2013/may/20/civil-partnerships-pensions-how-much-will-it-cost…

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28. UK NEWS: “let me go with my headphones on: Research says retirement is not good for us. That’s all very well if, like me, you enjoy your job,” by Jenni Murray (_Observer_ [London], May 19, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/18/jenni-murray-i-dont-want-to-retire…

29. UK NEWS: “Nearly 5,000 police get both pension and salary,” by Melanie Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10067847/Nearly-5000-police-get-both-pension-and-salary.html…

30. UK NEWS: “We are seeing the dying days of the golden pension,” by Julian Knight (_Independent_ [London], May 18, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/julian-knight-we-are-seeing-the-dying-days-of-the-golden-pension-8622038.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “First Man Has Prostatectomy Because of BRCA Gene Mutation,” by Zosia Chustecka (Medscape Medical News, May 20, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “Seniors at High Risk for Adverse Drug Events,” by Jim Kling (Medscape Medical News, May 20, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Which Women Should Be Screened for High Cholesterol?” (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2013).
www.liebertpub.com…

34. “Diabetes drug tested in Parkinson’s disease patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Study finds that sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s are linked” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Alzheimer’s Cases Rise, But Hope Remains” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, May 18, 2013). In addition to the story, links to print and audio transcripts [running time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds) are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

37. “Individuals who drink heavily and smoke may show ‘early aging’ of the brain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Residential care for the elderly is moving into the digital age,” by Colleen Diskin (_Bergen [New Jersey] Record_, May 19, 2013).
www.northjersey.com…

May 17, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3325–May 17, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3325–May 17, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Swell Of Goodwill For First Medicare Chief Confirmed Since 2004: But Will It Last?” by Julie Rovner (_US National Public Radio [NPR] Blog_, May 16, 2013).
www.npr.org…

2. “When Medicare launched, nobody had any clue whether it would work,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, May 17, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Future retirees at risk of downward mobility, Pew finds,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, May 16, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Recession Will Haunt Gen-X Into Retirement,” by Herb Weisbaum (_CNBC.com_, May 17, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

5. “Exploitation of seniors cost them USD 3 B[illion] in year,” (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, May 16, 2013).
triblive.com…

6. “Why the health cost slowdown is great for grandparents,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, May 16, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Average US Retirement Age Is 61 – And Rising,” by Amy Langfield (_CNBC.com_, May 16, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

8. “How to see the world and ‘arbitrage’ your retirement,” by Chris Taylor (_Reuters_, May 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Cedars-Sinai stands out for steep pricing,” by Chad Terhune and Ben Poston (_Los Angeles Times_, May 17, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State universities, colleges agree to slowly pick up pension costs,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], May 16, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey Hospital Is the Costliest in the Nation,” by Julie Creswell, Barry Meier And Jo Craven Mcginty (_New York Times_, May 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Pension Fund Posts 13.31% Return Fiscal Year to Date,” by Elise Young (_Bloomberg_, May 16, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma Law Reflects Divide Over End-Of-Life Issues,” (Kaiser Health News via _Gant Daily_ [Clearfield, Pennsylvania], May 16, 2013).
gantdaily.com…

14. OREGON NEWS: “A PERS dilemma for Republicans: Agenda 2013,” (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], May 16, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.oregonlive.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Deuell’s end-of-life bill dead this session, key legislator says,” by Chuck Lindell (_Austin American-Statesman_, May 17, 2013).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tony Abbott’s planned superannuation freeze to hit retirement savings,” by Steven Scott (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], May 18, 2013).
www.couriermail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pension Posts 10% Return on Global Stock Market Rally,” by Katia Dmitrieva (_Bloomberg_, May 16, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Young won’t pay for pension but still expect nice retirement,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 17, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/young-wont-pay-for-pension-but-still-expect-nice-retirement-29274191.html…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “MOH plans to build 7 elderly care facility centres by early 2014,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 17, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. THAILAND NEWS: “Thai-Japanese care service for elderly initiated,” (_Pattaya Mail_ [Chon Buri], May 17, 2013).
www.pattayamail.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Carers putting their own health at risk, census shows,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 16, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10062834/Carers-putting-their-own-health-at-risk-census-shows.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Public sector pensions face big hit, claims report,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 17, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22569870…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “J.& J. Unit Phasing Out All-Metal Hip Devices,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, May 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, May 16, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, May 16, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Is Marijuana Booming Among Boomers?” by Robyn Griggs Lawrence (_Forbes_, May 16, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

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