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September 30, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3416–September 30, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3416–September 30, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Carrying Debt After Retirement,” by Lisa Prevost (_New York Times_, Sep. 27, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Seniors behind the wheel: Few kids have the talk,” by Larry Copeland (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 30, 2013).
www.us…

3. “Retirement today: For many, even former corporate professionals, it’s not happening,” by Carol Hymowitz (_Washington Post_, Sep. 29, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll,” by Amy Norton (HealthDay News, Sep. 30, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

5. “Health Reform: Many on Medicare Already Enjoying Benefits: But new preventive services and a closing of ‘donut hole’ aim to reshape the senior program,” by Karen Pallarito (HealthDay News, Sep. 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

6. “Wall Street goes after public pensions: Financiers are aiming to pull off another big public money grab,” by Lynn Stuart Parramore (salon.com…, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.salon.com…

7. “The Rise of Semi-Retirement,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_, Sep. 30, 2013).
money.us…

8. “Medicare agency won’t pay for Eli Lilly (pharmaceuticals) imaging drug for Alzheimer’s diagnoses,” by Jeff Swiatek (_Indianapolis [Indiana] Star_, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.indystar.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. FLORIDA NEWS “Baby boomers will pump up Florida’s population,” by Michael Braga (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, Sep. 30, 2013).
insiderealestate.heraldtribune.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Time to move to heart of stunt: pension reform” (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Sep. 30, 2013). Note: this is a _CST_ Editorial.
www.suntimes.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Medicare fee irks state’s retirees,” by Rick Karlin (_Albany Times Union_, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Can Sixers (Philadelphia 76ers professional basketball team) owner fix Philly’s pension mess?” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadephia Inquirer_, Sep. 29, 2013).
articles.philly.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “PA pension reform could involve lots of borrowing,” by Eric Boehm (PA Independent via philly.com…, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.philly.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Judge gets closed-door update in R.I. public pension overhaul lawsuit” (_Providence Journal, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

15. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “SD Retirement System plans change to benefit plan” (Associated Press via _Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.kansascity.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Don’t let fear rule in euthanasia,” by Greg Barns (_Mercury_ [Hobart, Tasmania], Sep. 30, 2013). Note: this is a _Mercury_
Opinion piece.
www.themercury.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tasmania (State) bill to make euthanasia legal could lead to ‘death tourism’,” by Lanai Scarr (news.com….au, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.news.com…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Too busy to believe pension pipe dream,” by Bill Jamieson (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Sep. 30, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Parliament normalizes amid wrangling over pension program” (Yonhap News Agency, Sep. 30, 2013).
english.yonhapnews.co.kr…

20. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain Said to Plan Minimum Cuts Proposed by Pension Panel,” by Esteban Duarte (Bloomberg News, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Who will end this pension scandal?” by Jeff Randall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, Sep. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10343130/Who-will-end-this-pension-scandal.html…

22. UK NEWS: “GPs (General Practitioners) must earn their pay by treating elderly better, says Health Secretary,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10340952/GPs-must-earn-their-pay-by-treating-elderly-better-says-Health-Secretary.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Older home owners struggle to switch to new mortgage,” by Nicole Blackmore ((_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/10339926/Older-home-owners-struggle-to-switch-to-new-mortgage.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Organized screening for prostate cancer does more harm than good” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Yoga in menopause may help insomnia–but not hot flashes” (Group Health Research Institute [Seattle, Washington] news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 27, 2013).
www.grouphealthresearch.org…

26. “Post-Hip Replacement Mortality Drops in England and Wales” (HealthDay News, Sep. 27, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

September 27, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3415–September 27, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3415–September 27, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Many big cities face serious pension debt, report says,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, September 26, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “SEC official says public pension disclosures remain under scrutiny,” (_Reuters_, September 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “What Kinds of Changes Can Older Americans Expect Under Health Reform?” (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, September 26, 2013). A video (running time 6 minutes 10 second) and print transcript available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

4. “Obamacare Incentives Push Hospitals to Keep Medicare Patients Healthy,” by Shannon Pettypiece (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, September 26, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

5. “Health Reform: Many on Medicare Already Enjoying Benefits,” by Karen Pallarito (_HealthDay_, September 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

6. “Report: Unexpected rise in number of extremely poor elderly women,” by Clare Kim (_MSNBC.com_, September 26, 2013).
tv.msnbc.com…

7. “Carrying Debt After Retirement,” by Lisa Prevost (_New York Times_, September 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. “U.S. seniors lock in reverse mortgages before rules change,” by Margaret Chadbourn (_Reuters_, September 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

9. “Retirement today: For many, even former corporate professionals, it’s not happening,” by Carol Hymowitz (_Washington Post_, September 26, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. “Retirement hurts big earners too, study finds,” by Stuart Pfeifer (_Los Angeles Times_, September 26, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. “Healthy Aging for a Sustainable Workforce,” by Peter Goldbach (_Huffington Post_, blog, September 26, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Feds approve high-profile ObamaCare Medicare waiver,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, September 27, 2013).
thehill.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Teacher Pension Gap Poses Risk, Auditor Says,” by Michael B. Marois (_Bloomberg_, September 26, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Emanuel pension plan drawing fire from all sides,” by Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, September 26, 2013).
www.suntimes.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky Teachers Retirement System Asking for Big Bump in State Contributions,” by Kevin Wheatley (_State-Journal_ [Frankfort, Kentucky], September 27, 2013).
www.state-journal.com…

16. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Two more agencies seek to leave Kentucky pension system,” by Mike Wynn (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], September 26, 2013).
www.courier-journal.com…

17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Audit finds fraud in 13% of Detroit city worker jobless claims,” by John Gallagher (_Detroit Free-Press_, September 26, 2013).
www.freep.com…

18. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio’s growing senior population has unique legal issues, spawns new law practice specialty,” by Robert Higgs (_Cleveland Plain-Dealer_, September 27, 2013).
www.cleveland.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Abbott rules out federal bid to stop Tasmania’s euthanasia laws,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]_, September 27, 2013).
www.abc.net…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Assisted suicide debate rushing toward Parliament,” by Tim Harper (_Toronto Star_, September 26, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.thestar.com…

21. CHINA NEWS: “Health problems of elderly linked to lifestyle,” by He Dan (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], September 27, 2013).
news.xinhuanet.com…

22. GUERNSEY/UK NEWS: “Guernsey pension scheme ‘overhaul needed’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 27, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-24303943…

23. INDIA NEWS: “No plan to raise retirement age to 62 years: Government,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], September 27, 2013).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Panel Recommends Review of Bonds Held by GPIF (2),” by Rocky Swift and Shigeki Nozawa (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, September 26, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

25. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Fast-ageing Singapore, fewer to support aged; Trend worries experts,” by Tessa Wong (_Straits Times_ [Singapore], September 27, 2013).
www.straitstimes.com…

26. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “P.M. rejects minister’s resignation,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], September 27, 2013).
www.koreaherald.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Centenarians increase five-fold over 30 years, ONS says,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 27, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24300051…

28. UK NEWS: “First World War still shaping Britain as ‘original baby-boomers’ trigger surge in over-90s,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10339662/First-World-War-still-shaping-Britain-as-original-baby-boomers-trigger-surge-in-over-90s.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Hip replacement death rates show ‘dramatic fall’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 26, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24283269…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Bone hormone influences brain development and cognition,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Aging May Not Dull Decision-Making Skills, Study Finds,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, September 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Medicare Drops Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Requirement,” by Miriam E. Tucker (_Medscape Medical News_, September 26, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Revealed the benefits of strength training as physical exercise for 90-year-olds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Arthritis Knee Pain: Exercise and Diet Tops Diet Alone,” by Janis C. Kelly (_Medscape Medical News_, September 26, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

35. “In prostate cancer prognosis, telomere length may matter,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Prostate Cancer Foundation announces new urine test for prostate cancer available,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Study challenges basic assumptions about C. diff transmission,” by Tim Mullaney (_McKnight’s Long Term Care News_, September 27, 2013).
www.mcknights.com…

September 26, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3414–September 26, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3414–September 26, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Chicago (Illinois) tops Moody’s (Investors Service) list of U.S. pension problems,” by Hilary Russ (Reuters, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Exposed: Enron (Corporation) billionaire’s diabolical plot to loot worker pensions,” by David Sarota (salon.com…, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.salon.com…

3. “Fidelity (Investments) to put more stocks and risk in retirement funds,” by Tim McLaughlin (Reuters, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Boomers Face Caregiver Shortage as U.S. Offers New Rules: Jobs,” by Jeanna Smialek (Bloomberg News, Sep. 25, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “A Crusade to Talk About End-of-Life Care,” by Rachel Pomerance (_US News and World Report_, Sep. 25, 2013).
health.us…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “UC (University of California System) imposes pension terms on employees; union protests,” by Larry Gordon (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 26, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Chicago Mayor Rahm) Emanuel trying to buy time as city’s pension crisis escalates,” by Hal Dardick and Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, Sep. 26, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Proposed Kane County budget defers pension problem,” by James Fuller (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.dailyherald.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit Spent Billions Extra on Pensions,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Sep. 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit Union Seeks to Revive `13th’ Pension Check Policy,” by Steven Church (Bloomberg News, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Group opposes additional changes to state pension plans,” by Eric Swanson (_Ada News_, Sep. 26, 2013).
theadanews.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “The numbers don’t add up on legislative pension plans,” by Steve Nickol (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Sep. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _HPN_ Op-Ed piece.
www.pennlive.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Public-employee contributions to pensions will reach 7%,” by Rich Kirchen (_Milwaukee Business Journal_, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.biz…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Tasmania State) Euthanasia Bill set to be tabled (begin consideration of),” by Matt Smith (_Mercury_ [Hobart],  Sep. 26, 2013).
www.themercury.com…

15. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgarian Social Ministry Raises Maximum Pensions” (Sofia News Agency, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.novinite.com…

16. BRAZIL NEWS: “Land of the setting sun” (_Economist_, Sep. 28, 2013).
www.economist.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Quadriplegic Conservative MP’s (Member of Parliament) support for assisted suicide puts him at odds with party,” by John Ivison (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Sep. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Civil servants, retirees pack (New Brunswick Province) pension meeting” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/civil-servants-retirees-pack-pension-meeting-1.1868919…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Park (President Park Geun-hye) apologizes over scaled-back pension plan” (Yonhap News Agency, Sep. 26, 2013).
english.yonhapnews.co.kr…

20. UK NEWS: “Gap widens on public vs private pensions,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10336591/Gap-widens-on-public-vs-private-pensions.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Firefighters threaten further strikes over pension changes,” by Shiv Malik (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 26, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

22. UK/SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish independence: Pension body’s letter ‘gave yes vote assurance'” (British Broadcasting Corporation news, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-24286056…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Newly identified antibodies effectively treat Alzheimer’s-like disease in mice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Dementia Needs to Become a Government Priority” (HealthDay News, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

25. “No Cognitive Protective Role Seen for Omega-3 Fatty Acids” (HealthDay News, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

26. “Possible Biomarker for Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 26, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Autologous transplantation shows promising results for iPS cell therapy in Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Cancer cells propagated from early prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Sep. 25, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Improved Vision From Cataract Surgery Appears to Aid Survival” (HealthDay News, Sep. 26, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

September 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3413–September 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3413–September 25, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. city, county public pension levels sank in 2012 – Wilshire (Consulting),” by Hilary Russ (Reuters, Sep. 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Promise Breakers: How Pew Trusts Is Helping to Gut Public Employee Pensions,” by Gary Cohn (Frying Pan News and huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 24, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Budget Priorities: Funding Shortfalls for Social Security and Medicare Not All That Dire,” by Henry J. Aaron (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana, California] via Brookings Institution, Sep. 25, 2013).
www.brookings.edu…

4. “More Medicare Advantage Enrollees in 2014 Will Be in Higher-Rated Plans, Official Says,” by Mindy Yochelson (Bloomberg BNA, Sep. 25, 2013).
www.bna.com…

5. “(Actor) Michael J. Fox still pushing to find Parkinson’s cure,” by Karen Weintraub (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.us…

6. “The spreading war on seniors,” by Chuck Woolery (_Washington [DC] Times_, Sep. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

7. “Gen(eration) Y Women Less Confident in Financial Planning Than Boomers?” by Joanna Prisco (American Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 25, 2013).
abcnews.go.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Palliative and Hospice Comfort Chinese Seniors at the End of Life,” by Richard Lee (New America Media, Sep. 25, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Challenge rejected to Pa. judges’ age-70 retirement,” by  Joseph A. Slobodzian (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Sep. 25, 2013).
www.philly.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI state pension fund earned 11.1 percent after paying 70 million usd in fees,” by Randal Edgar (_Providence Journal_, Sep. 25, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “(Microbiologist) Donald Low made impassioned plea for assisted suicide,” by Sandra Martin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “GM (General Motors Corporation) to pay 1.2 billion usd into Canadian retirees’ trust,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta’s (Province) short-term thinking on pensions,” by Scott Doherty (_Journal_ [Edmonton], Sep. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _Journal_ Opinion piece.
www.edmontonjournal.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Baby boomers rediscover marijuana,” by David Andreatta (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Pension Assets Will Triple National Budget in 3 Years, Legislators Predict,” by Nnamdi Duru (_This Day_ [the most populous city in this country], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.thisdaylive.com…

16. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scotland better placed to defuse its share of UK pensions time-bomb,” by Rachel Homes (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

17. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “SA ‘needs to embrace umbrella pension schemes’,” by Gillian Jones (_Business Day_ [Rosebank, Western Cape], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.bdlive.co.za…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “South Korea Scales Back Park’s (President Park Geun Hye) Election Pledge on Aid to Elderly,” by Sam Kim (Bloomberg News, Sep. 25, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. UK NEWS: “A new dementia agenda,” by Kate Murray (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Britain’s biggest mobility scooter maker slammed for price fixing: The elderly were ripped off by Britain’s biggest mobility scooter manufacturer for nearly two years in an online price fixing scam, regulators alleged yesterday,” by Steve Hawkes (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10331776/Britains-biggest-mobility-scooter-maker-slammed-for-price-fixing.html…

21. WALES NEWS: “Firefighters in Wales strike over pensions row” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 25, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24235354…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Diabetes Drug Metformin May Impair Cognition, Study Finds,” by Miriam E. Tucker (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 24, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Vitamin D alone does little to protect bone health in postmenopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “4-year repeat of bone mineral density screening in seniors offers limited value” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Unstable chromosomes linked to less favorable response to RT (radiation therapy) and surgery in prostate cancer patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Epigenetic changes observed in blood may point to early stages in Parkinson disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Abiraterone acetate delays quality of life decline in men with metastatic prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Fat and obesity gene also affects hip fracture” (Garvan Institute [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2013).
www.garvan.org…

29. “Stepfamilies add to caregiver burden” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Older Is Wiser, At Least Economically” (University of California at Riverside news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2013).
ucrtoday.ucr.edu…

31. “Chronic Kidney Disease Up in the Oldest Old in the U.S.” (HealthDay News, Sep. 25, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

September 24, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3412–September 24, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3412–September 24, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Federal Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Over Hospital Observation Care,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Family Health via _Washington Post_, September 23, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “U.S. public pension investments jump; costs surge, too,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, September 24, 2013).
in.reuters.com…

3. “Studies on Hard Retirement for Ethnic Workers, Grandparents,” by Paul Kleyman (New America Media, September 23, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

4. “Death Dinners at Baby Boomers’ Tables Take on Dying Taboo,” by Shannon Pettypiece (_Bloomberg_, September 23, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Cyber Village Speeds Family Connections for LA’s (Los Angeles) Elders of Color,” by Thandisizwe Chimurenga (New America Media via _Los Angeles Sentinel_, September 20, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Digital Elders Upgrade for Work, Family and Peace of Mind,” by Thandisizwe Chimurenga (New America Media via _Los Angeles Sentinel_, September 23, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “More Filipino Americans Will Need Palliative Care,” by Rene Ciria-Cruz (New America Media, September 18, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pensions, rising costs to pressure California school budgets -Fitch,” (_Reuters_, September 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/VIRGINIA NEWS: “Medicare penalizes hospitals in effort to reduce the number of patients readmitted,” by Jordan Rau (_Washington Post_, September 23, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. INDIANA NEWS: “Vote on Indiana pension cuts delayed,” by Niki Kelly (_Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette_, September 24, 2013).
www.journalgazette.net…

11. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Spirit on Lake provides welcoming home for LGBT seniors,” by Jon Collins (_Minnesota Public Radio_, September 24, 2013).
minnesota.publicradio.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CHINA NEWS: “Raising retirement age to 65 would help remove pension inequality, researchers say,” by Raymond Li (_South China Morning Post_ [Hong Kong], September 24, 2013).
www.scmp.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “Seeking answers for China’s pension problem,” by Lin Yunshi and Chang Hongxiao (_MarketWatch_, September 23, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “Government changes norm for widows to get pension,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], September 24, 2013).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s ageing ‘ama’ divers defy tide of time,” by Antoine Bouthier (_Fox News_, September 24, 2013).
www.foxnews.com…

16. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Number of Dutch killed by euthanasia rises by 13 per cent,” by Bruno Waterfield (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 24, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/10330823/Number-of-Dutch-killed-by-euthanasia-rises-by-13-per-cent.html…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Flood of rest home complaints,” by Michelle Duff (_Dominion Post_, September 24, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9204941/Flood-of-rest-home-complaints…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Older people with autism in Scotland ‘invisible’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 23, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-24206322…

19. SLOVENIA NEWS: “New Pension Reform on the Way,” (_Slovenia Times_, September 24, 2013).
www.sloveniatimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “When There’s No Family,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, September 24, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “Google to form new company to tackle ageing and its side effects,” by Christopher McKinley (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 24, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. “From Athletes to the Elderly: The Science of Trips and Falls,” by Shirley S. Wang (_Wall St. Journal_, September 24, 2013).
online.ws…

23. “Insurance type tied to dying dementia patients’ care,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, September 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Study confirms that rare mutations increase risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Alzheimer’s progression tracked prior to dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Pain relief in dementia patients needs ‘more skilled care’,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC]_, September 23, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/pain-relief-in-dementia-patients-needs-more-skilled-care-1.1864633…

27. “Medicare Costs for Heart Attack Survivors Up 17 Percent, Study Finds,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, September 23, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Targeted radiation therapy safe, effective treatment for elderly with pancreatic cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Extended Hormone Therapy Doesn’t Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients: Study,” (HealthDay News, September 23, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

September 23, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3411–September 23, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3411–September 23, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Report Looks At Income Disparities For Seniors On Medicare,” by Mary Agnes Carney (Kaiser Health News via _Washington Post_, September 20, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Our looming long-term-care crisis,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, September 21, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Protecting seniors and their money is focus of daughter’s documentary,” by Cassandra Spratling (_Detroit Free-Press_, September 23, 2013).
www.freep.com…

4. “Glimpses into the world of Alzheimer’s caregiving,” by Evi Heilbrunn (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, September 22, 2013).
www.philly.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. GEORGIA NEWS: “Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of charter schools in pension fight,” by Mark Niesse (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, September 23, 2013).
www.ajc.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today’s crisis,” by Bob Secter and Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, September 22, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Alzheimer’s caregivers need help, Pa. panel told,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 23, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

8. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Misstep stands to cost R.I. millions,” by Virginia M. Burke (_Providence Journal_, September 23, 2013). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “A million in the super fund won’t be enough for retirement,” by John Collett (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 23, 2013).
www.theage.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Coalition moves to thwart union-linked increases,” by Ewin Hannan (_Australian_, September 24, 2013).
www.theaustralian.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Specialists warn of a looming hepatitis C crisis,” by Adriana Barton (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 22, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly prefer to be cared for at home,” (_Shanghai Daily_, September 23, 2013).
english.eastday.com…

13. DENMARK NEWS: “Danes: Eldercare not a family responsibility,” (_Copenhagen Post_, September 23, 2013).
cphpost.dk/national/danes-eldercare-not-family-responsibility…

14. POLAND NEWS: “Flat-tax to stimulate private pension savings,” by Beata Socha (_Warsaw Business Journal_, September 23, 2013).
www.wbj.pl/article-63836-flat-tax-to-stimulate-private-pension-savings.html…

15. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia Pension Funds May Cede (USD) 16 Billion to VEB in 2014-15,” by Evgenia Pismennaya & Vladimir Kuznetsov (_Bloomberg_, September 23, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Independent Scotland May Scrap Plan to Raise Pension Age to 67,” by Peter Woodifield (_Bloomberg_, September 23, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seven in 10 seniors living alone are women: report,” by Yoon Ha-youn (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], September 22, 2013).
www.koreaherald.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Whistleblower warns elderly left to suffer because regulator refuses to act,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10324570/Whistleblower-warns-elderly-left-to-suffer-because-regulator-refuses-to-act.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Who, what, why: How dangerous are elderly drivers?” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, September 23, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24204489…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Global Alzheimer’s Epidemic Taxing Caregivers,” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, September 23, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

21. “Rising occurrences of alzheimer’s creates strain on caregivers,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _Columbian_ [Columbia, Washington], September 23, 2013).
www.columbian.com…

22. “Doctors: Anti-psychotic meds overused for dementia, kids,” by Kim Painter (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 23, 2013).
www.us…

23. “Marrieds do better than singles after heart procedure,” by Miriam Stix (_Reuters_, September 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Parkinson’s Patients at Genetic Risk for Dementia Might Be Identified Sooner,” by (_HealthDay_, September 20, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Functional disability high among newly diagnosed older breast cancer patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 20, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3410–September 20, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3410–September 20, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A Compelling Case for Work in Retirement,” by Dave Bernard (_US News and Word Report_ blog, Sep. 20, 2013).
money.us…

2. “Why Seniors Should Say ‘No’ to Paying for the Medicare Doctor-Fix,” by Rosemary Gibson (huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “The End of Life,” by Tom Deegan (huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 20, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ARIZONA NEWS: “Phoenix workers express concern about pension changes,” by Connor Wince (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Sep. 20, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Municipal bankruptcies confront huge pension issue,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_ via _Providence [Rhode Island] Journal_, Sep. 20, 2013). Note: this is an Opinion piece.
www.providencejournal.com…

6. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Residents of Detroit Go to Court for Pensions,” by Bill Vlasic (_New York Times_, Sep. 20, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit pension fund denied 39.9 million usd claim against banks” (Reuters, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

8. MONTANA NEWS: “Montana retirement system needs reality check” (_Bozeman Daily Chronicle_, Sep. 20, 2013). Note: this is a _BDC_ Editorial.
www.bozemandailychronicle.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio pensions switch banks for some investments” (Associated Press via _Canton Repository_, Sep. 20, 2013).
www.cantonrep.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. ASIA NEWS: “Retirement villages–No longer a taboo in Asia,” by Leslie Shaffer (cnbc.com…, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Queensland State) Euthanasia to remain a criminal offence,” by Amy Remeikis (_Times_ [Brisbane], Sep. 21, 2013).
brisbanetimes.com…

12. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil police arrest 4 officers, 15 others in pension scandal,” by Vincent Bevins (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “The public-private pension divide,” by Mark Milke (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Sep. 20, 2013). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec, Newfoundland (Provinces) face pension ‘challenge’: Moody’s (Investors Service),” by Michael Babad (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 20, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “Authorities respond to house-for-pension gripes” (Xinhua, Sep. 20, 2013).
news.xinhuanet.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Call for new pension contract for younger workers,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Sep. 20, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/call-for-new-pension-contract-for-younger-workers-29592229.html…

17. MALTA NEWS: “The pension iniquity,” by Albert Cilia-Vincenti (_Times of Malta_ [Valetta], Sep. 20, 2013). Note: this is a _ToM_ Commentary piece.
www.timesofmalta.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Rip-off pension fees ‘cost savers 27 billion pounds’ (43.45 billion usd),” by Steve Hawkes and Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10322543/Rip-off-pension-fees-cost-savers-27bn.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Workplace pension charges should be capped” (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Sep. 20, 2013). Note: this is a _Scotsman_ Leader (Editorial).
www.scotsman.com…

20. UK NEWS: “OFT (Office of Fair Trading) warns 40 billion pounds (64.37 billion usd) of retirement savings stuck in poor value pension schemes,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 20, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Cognitive Enhancers for MCI (mild cognitive impairment): No Benefit, Possible Harm,” by Caroline Cassels (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 19, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

22. “Dementia to drive global leap in number of elderly needing care,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

23. “World Alzheimer Report 2013” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Alzheimer’s ‘Epidemic’ Straining Caregiver, Community Resources: Report,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay news, Sep. 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Stanford scientists reveal how beta-amyloid may cause Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Cataracts in Study,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Sep. 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Blood ‘Marker’ May Predict Diabetes Risk in Older Women,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay news, Sep. 20, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “PSA (prostate specific antigen) Testing Tied to Higher Socioeconomic Status” (HealthDay news, Sep. 20, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

29. “Implications of Very Low Risk Prostate Cancer Assessed” (HealthDay news, Sep. 20, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

September 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3409–September 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3409–September 19, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Google launches healthcare company Calico to extend life,” by Jessica Guynn (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 19, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Recommendation No. 1 for a secure retirement: ‘age in place’,” by Lew Mandell (US Public Broadcasting System NewsHour blog, Sep. 18, 2013).
www.pbs.org…

3. “18 Percent Of Americans Expect Death To Be Their Retirement: Study” (huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “The Sleazy Side of 401(k) Plans,” by Daniel Solin (_US News and World Report_ blog, Sep. 19, 2013).
money.us…

5. “How Social Security Screws People With Physically Arduous Jobs,” by  Matthew Yglesias (slate.com…, Sep. 18, 2013).
www.slate.com…

6. “Health care a challenge for elderly with HIV,” by Kevin Miller (_Kennebec [Maine] Journal_, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.kjonline.com…

7. “Americans’ Upside-Down View Of Medicare’s Problems,” by Scott Hensley (US National Public Radio blog, Sep. 18, 2013).
www.npr.org…

8. “Most want to discuss end-of-life care with family but few do, survey finds,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_ blog, Sep. 18, 2013).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Kentucky model for pension reform gets cool reaction from Jacksonville’s fund director,” by David Bauerlein (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], Sep. 19, 2013).
jacksonville.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Dozens tell judge Detroit’s bankruptcy shouldn’t come at the expense of pensions,” by  Nathan Bomey, Matt Helms, Alisa Priddle and Brent Snavely (_Detroit Free Press_, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.freep.com…

11. MINNESOTA NEWS: “St. Paul teachers nix joining statewide pension fund; Duluth votes to merge,” by MaryJo Webster (_St. Paul Pioneer Press_, Sep. 18, 2013).
www.twincities.com…

12. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “N.H. Retirement System assets grow 700 million usd to 6.5 billion usd” (Associated Press via _Brattleboro [Vermont] Reformer, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.reformer.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Pension Funds Earn 11.8% in Fiscal 2013 on Stocks,” by Elise Young (Bloomberg News, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “Seizing state pensions of crooked pol(itician)s is tough task,” by Jimmy Vielkind (_Albany Times-Union_, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “The big lie of retirement? That it’s a slice of paradise,” by Rob Carrick (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “In China, rural elderly are being left behind” (_Washington Post_, Sep. 19, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ photo essay).
www.washingtonpost.com… behind/2013/09/16/d6152cc0-1e6a-11e3-8459-657e0c72fec8_gallery.html

17. CUBA NEWS: “Cognitive Loss in Elderly After Surgeries Debated in Cuba” (Prensa Latina (Latin American News Agency), Sep. 18, 2013).
www.plenglish.com…

18. FRANCE NEWS: “French pension reform leaves big drain on finances,” by Leigh Thomas and Emmanuel Jarry (Reuters, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

19. GREECE NEWS: “A Promise to Protect Pensions Will Test Greece’s Red Line on Austerity,” by Niki Kitsantonis (_New York Times_, Sep. 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. INDIA NEWS: “India Moves to Transform Its Pension System,” by Pamposh Raina (_New York Times_ blog, Sep. 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
india.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. TAIWAN NEWS: “New pension system rules likely this year: FSC (Financial Supervisory Commission), by John Liu (_China Post_ [Taipei], Sep. 20, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Hundreds of thousands ‘unfairly hit’ with high pension fees,” by Steve Hawkes and Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10319193/Hundreds-of-thousands-unfairly-hit-with-high-pension-fees.html…

23. UK NEWS: “OFT (Office of Fair Trading) agrees reforms to UK’s defined contribution pensions market,” by Sinead Cruise (Reuters, Sep. 19, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

24. UK NEWS: “End of life care should be a matter of personal choice,” by Peter Beresford (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Nurseries are proving to be safe places for investors: Britain’s burgeoning nursery market has grown up to become a playground for pension funds and private equity,” by Anna White (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10319246/Nurseries-are-proving-to-be-safe-places-for-investors.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pensions funds urged not to put money into socially responsible investments,” by Terry Macalister (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. Macular degeneration tied to staying closer to home,” by  Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Sep. 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Hormone therapy risks may vary by weight, other factors,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, Sep. 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Older Adults Live Longer With A Few Extra Pounds–If They Don’t Add More” (Ohio State University news release via Eureka [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 19, 2013).
researchnews.osu.edu…

30. “A Brake in the Head: German researchers gain new insights into the working of the brain” (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.dzne.de/en/about-us/public-relations/meldungen/2013/press-release-no-28.html…

31. “New research supports intentional weight loss for older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Study helps deconstruct estrogen’s role in memory” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Incontinence Surgery Bests Physical Therapy in Trial: More than 90 percent of women with leakage reported improvement with sling procedure,” by  Serena Gordon (HealthDay News, Sep. 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Fluorescent Scans May Have Potential to Track Alzheimer’s Progression,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Sep. 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

September 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3408–September 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3408–September 18, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Budget Office Warns That Deficits Will Rise Again Because Cuts Are Misdirected,” by Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, September 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Aging U.S. Population to Reverse Near-Term Deficit Gains: CBO,” (_Medscape Medical News_, September 17, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

3. “Obama to extend wage law to cover two million home care aides,” by Amanda Becker (_Reuters_, September 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Obamacare Blamed by Seniors for High Costs, Medicare Changes,” by Shannon Pettypiece (_Bloomberg_, September 17, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Aging Boomers Befuddle Marketers Aching for USD 15 Trillion Prize,” by Matthew Boyle (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, September 17, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

6. “Daughters (Still) Are the Caregivers,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, September 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

7. “How Obamacare could help retirement planning,” by Steve Vernon (_Moneywatch_, September 17, 2013).
www.cbsnews.com…

8. “Long-Term Care Panel Chief Speaks About Looming Crisis,” by Richard Eisenberg and Gary Drevitch (_Forbes_, September 17, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Cost of caring for elderly, disabled Californians to rise,” by Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, September 17, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. IDAHO NEWS: “Idaho’s PERSI ranks 8th in US in funding ratio for public pensions,” by Dan Popkey (_Idaho Statesman_ [Boise, Idaho], blog, September 17, 2013).
blogs.idahostatesman.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri regulators investigating pension advance firms that prey on retirees,” by Steve Rosen (_Kansas City Star_, September 18, 2013).
www.kansascity.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “State pension fund has invested USD 624 million in New York firms,” by Tom Precious (_Buffalo News_, September 17, 2013).
www.buffalonews.com…

13. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Pensions for public employees said rosier,” by Brad Shannon (_Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], September 18, 2013).
www.theolympian.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Legislators revisit law that lets state seize family assets for long-term care costs,” by Dee J. Hall (_Wisconsin State-Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], September 18, 2013).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australian retirees hit hardest by GFC,” by John Collett (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 19, 2013).
www.theage.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Some Canadians fear a future of never being able to retire,” by Garry Marr (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], September 17, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta is right to deal early with its pension problem,” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 17, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Dying with dignity act consultations begin,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corportion [CBC]_, September 17, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/dying-with-dignity-act-consultations-begin-1.1858474…

19. FRENCH NEWS: “French Govt Approves Measures to Narrow Pension Deficit,” by Gregory Viscusi & Mark Deen (_Bloomberg_, September 18, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Growing old disgracefully: Where elderly can never afford to retire,” by David McWilliams (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 18, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/david-mcwilliams/growing-old-disgracefully-where-elderly-can-never-afford-to-retire-29587138.html…

21. POLAND NEWS: “Government will introduce incentives to boost private pension savings,” (_Warsaw Business Journal_, September 18, 2013).
www.wbj.pl/article-63808-government-will-introduce-incentives-to-boost-private-pension-savings.html?typ=pam…

22. RUSSIA NEWS: “Pension Reform Could Free Up USD 10.8Bln (Rubles 350 Bln),” (_Moscow Times_, September 18, 2013).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

23. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain moves forward with tough pension reform: government document,” by Julien Toyer (_Reuters_, September 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

24. THAILAND NEWS: “Kingdom told to prepare for ageing public,” by Pongphon Sarnsamak (_Nation_ [Bangkok], September 18, 2013).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

25. UK/US/WORLD NEWS: “One in 8 workers will never retire,” by Virginia Harrison (_CNNMoney_, September 18, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

26. WORLD NEWS: “Analysis: Ageing could weaken central banks, spur rate volatility,” by Mike Dolan (_Reuters_, September 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “USD 33 Million Grant for Effort to Prevent Late-Onset Alzheimer’s,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, September 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

28. “Study: Different hormone therapy formulations may pose different risks for heart attack and stroke,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Relocate Your Parents, or Get Them a Robot?” by Megan McArdle (_Bloomberg_, September 17, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloomberg.com…

30. “Stephen Hawking Flip On Assisted Suicide Divides Right-to-Die Movement,” by Susan Donaldson James (_American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]_, September 18, 2013).
abcnews.go.com…

31. “How old is too old for expensive health care?” by Vincent Carroll (_Denver Post_, September 18, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.denverpost.com…

September 17, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3407–September 17, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3407–September 17, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Uninsured Rate Falls as Baby Boomers Pile Into Medicare,” by Alex Wayne (Bloomberg News, Sep. 17, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “The state pension situation is improving, but most plan funding is still low,” by Niraj Chokshi (_Washington Post_ blog, Sep.  17, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Taxing Medicare Benefits,” by Bruce Bartlett (_New York Times_ blog, Sep.  17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “9 Of 10 Seniors Satisfied With Medicare Drug Benefit Decade After (former President George W.) Bush Ok’d Entitlement,” by Bruce Japsen (_Forbes_, Sep. 17, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Americans don’t understand Medicare either,” by John McDonough (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_ blog, Sep. 16, 2013).
www.boston.com…

6. “Congress should stick with bundled-payment in Medicare,” by Tom Daschle (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Sep. 17, 2013).
thehill.com…

7. “Retirees Aim to Avoid Public School Taxes,” by Tom Sightings (_US News and World Report_ blog, Sep. 17, 2013).
money.us…

8. “Aging Boomers Befuddle Marketers Aching for 15 Trillion usd Prize,” by Matthew Boyle (Bloomberg News, Sep. 16, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Teachers pension fund attacks largest charter operator,” by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah (_Chicago Tribune_, Sep. 17, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “S&P (Standard & Poor’s Rating Services) revises Chicago’s outlook to negative on pension costs” (Reuters, Sep. 16, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas pension shortfall among worst in nation,” by Dave Helling (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Sep. 17, 2013).
www.kansascity.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit retirees face changes in pension and health care,” by James Kiertzner (WXYZ TV Channel 7 TV News, Sep. 16, 2013). This is a video transcript, running time: 1 minute, 57 seconds).
www.wxyz.com…

13. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri treasurer wants to ban ‘pension advances’,” by Jim Gallagher (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Sep. 17, 2013).
www.stltoday.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Planning for pensions” (_Providence Journal_, Sep. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _PJ_ Editorial.
www.providencejournal.com…

15. WYOMING NEWS: “Wyoming lawmakers look at worker pension contributions” (Associated Press via _Casper Star-Tribune_, Sep. 17, 2013).
trib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. WORLD NEWS: “The Global Quest to Save Retirement,” by Ben Steverman (Bloomberg News, Sep. 17, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

17. AFRICA NEWS: “Africa’s elderly leaders ‘risk more revolutions’,” by Mo Ibrahim (Cable News Network, Sep. 17, 2013). Note: this is a CNN Opinion piece.
edition.cnn.com…

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18. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta (Province) tackles pension costs with sweeping reforms,” by Kelly Cryderman and Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Sep. 16, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta’s (Province) great divide on pensions,” by Graham Thomson (_Journal_ [Edmonton], Sep. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _Journal_ Opinion piece.
www.edmontonjournal.com…

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20. CANADA NEWS: “Retired (New Brunswick Province) public servants plot pension fight’s future (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 17, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/retired-public-servants-plot-pension-fight-s-future-1.1857245…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Are B.C’s (British Columbia Province) public-sector pensions really gold-plated?” by Dan Cayo (_Sun_ [Vancouver], Sep. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _Sun_ Opinion piece.
www.vancouversun.com…

22. CHINA NEWS: “House-for-pension stirs debate on perfect elder care solution” (Xinhua via _China Daily_ [Beijing], Sep. 17, 2013).
usa.chinadaily.com…

23. CHINA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t to expand elderly care,” by He Dan (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Sep. 17, 2013).
usa.chinadaily.com…

24. INDIA NEWS: “Widowed, divorced daughters eligible for family pension: Gov(ernmen)t” (Press Trust of India via ZEE TV News [Noida, Uttar Pradesh], Sep. 17, 2013).
zeenews.india.com…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Half of 30-45 agegroup ‘no pension’,” by Vincent Ryan (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.irishexaminer.com…

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26. JAPAN NEWS: “Mutual support among the elderly crucial as nation continues to age” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Sep. 17, 2013).
the-japan-news.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “The age-old custom of honoring the elderly” (_Asahi Shimbun_ [Osaka], Sep. 16, 2013).
ajw.asahi.com…

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28. PAKISTAN NEWS: “Retired employees demand pension raise” (_News International_ [Karachi, Sind], Sep. 17, 2013/Zul Qa’da 10, 1434).
www.thenews.com…

29. PUERTO RICO NEWS: “Puerto Rico can only cover 11.2 pct of pension costs-Morningstar (independent investment research group)” (Reuters, Sep. 16, 2013).
in.reuters.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Auto enrolment will cost British businesses 15.4 billion pounds (18.3 billion usd),” by Rebecca Burn-Callander (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/10314447/Auto-enrolment-will-cost-British-businesses-15.4bn.html…

31. UK NEWS: “Cap to protect pensions from hidden fees,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10313935/Cap-to-protect-pensions-from-hidden-fees.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Firemen set to strike in pensions protest,” by David Millward (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10316030/Firemen-set-to-strike-in-pensions-protest.html…

33. UK NEWS: “British cosmologist (Stephen) Hawking backs right to assisted suicide,” by Belinda Goldsmith (Reuters, Sep. 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

34. UK NEWS: “Elderly in north/south (worldwide) web divide” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Northern Ireland], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/elderly-in-northsouth-web-divide-29583992.html…

35. ZAMBIA NEWS: “Table pension reform scheme in parliament–ZCTU (Zambia Congress of Trade Unions)” (Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, Sep. 17, 2013).
www.znbc.co.zm/?p=2147…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives: For U.S. adults, quality-adjusted life expectancy increased by about two years from 1987 to 2008” (HealthDay News, Sep. 16, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

37. “Alzheimer’s drugs may harm people with mild memory issues,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC]_, Sep. 16, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/alzheimer-s-drugs-may-harm-people-with-mild-memory-issues-1.1855890…

38. “Study: Memory problems, emotional stress result in early readmissions of heart patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Osteoarthritis and the (not so) painful step toward a cure,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Healthy lifestyle ‘slows cellular ageing’,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10312716/Healthy-lifestyle-slows-cellular-ageing.html…

41. “Stopping work early does not mean you die sooner: report,” by Peter Martin and James Robertson (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], Sep. 17, 2013).
www.smh.com…

42. “Rare gene variant linked to macular degeneration,” by Jim Dryden (Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri) news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 16, 2013).
news.wustl.edu…

43. “Study examines Parkinsonism in 1 county in Minnesota” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

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