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October 31, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3439–October 31, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3439–October 31, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Lawmakers Propose End to Fee-for-Service Medicare Payments,” by James Rowley (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, October 31, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

2. “When ‘Fixed Income’ Means Getting By On Social Security,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, October 31, 2013). Note: An audio (running time 5 minutes 34 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds,” by Stephen Dinan (_Washington Times_, October 31, 2013).
www.washingtontimes.com…

4. “Retirees Replaced by Lower Paid Weigh on Growth: Economy,” by Steve Matthews (_Bloomberg_, October 30, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “The Myth That Baby Boomers Are Stealing Jobs,” by Sita Slavov (_US News and World Report_, blog, October 31, 2013).
www.us…

6. “Who watched World Series? Mostly boomers,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, blog_, October 31, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “The State Worker: Pension crusader Chuck Reed reaches out to unions,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, October 31, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

8. IDAHO NEWS: “Idaho pension law reform long overdue,” (_Spokesman Reivew_ [Spokane, Washington], October 31, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.spokesman.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “USD 50 billion in unfunded state and local retirement benefits, study says,” by By Len Lazarick (_Maryland Reporter_, October 30, 2013).
marylandreporter.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Patients who get both Medicare and Medicaid will get help with coordinating services,” by Robin Erb (_Detroit Free-Press_, October 31, 2013).
www.freep.com…

11. MONTANA NEWS: “Retired public employees file suit over pension plan,” (_Montana Standard_ [Butte, Montana], October 31, 2013).
mtstandard.com…

12. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Financial status of pension system,” (_Shawnee News-Star_ [Shawnee, Oklahoma], October 31, 2013).
www.news-star.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Tobash pension proposal gets attention,” by Robert Swift (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, October 31, 2013).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “A superannuation blow for low-income earners,” by Andrew Leigh (_Canberra Times_, October 31, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.canberratimes.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario’s Sousa to press for gradual approach on CPP reform,” by Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 30, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CHINA/HONG KONG NEWS: “Ageing population debate heats up,” by Bernard Chan (_South Morning China Post_ [Hong Kong], October 31, 2013). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.scmp.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly taking shelter from rising costs on trains, group claims,” by Claire O’Sullivan (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], October 31, 2013).
www.irishexaminer.com…

18. MALTA NEWS: “Sovereign aiming for third pension scheme,” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], October 31, 2013).
www.timesofmalta.com…

19. SCOTLAND/UK NEWS: “Scottish councils increase charges for elderly care and parking,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 31, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10415954/Scottish-councils-increase-charges-for-elderly-care-and-parking.html…

20. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Youth gangs terrorise elderly, report reveals,” by Chelsea Geach (_Independent Online_ [], October 31, 2013).
www.iol.co.za…

21. UK NEWS: “Elderly A&E crisis ’caused by doctors’ refusal to do weekends’,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10416312/Elderly-AandE-crisis-caused-by-doctors-refusal-to-do-weekends.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Elderly exercisers have fewer broken bones after falls,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, October 30, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Absence of the SMG1 protein could contribute to Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 30, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Emergency rooms see too many elderly nursing home residents, researchers say,” by Tim Mullaney (_McKnight’s Long Term-Care New & Assisted Living_, October 31, 2013).
www.mcknights.com…

25. “Houston we have a problem: Microgravity accelerates biological aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 31, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Long-lived mammals may hold clues about how to reverse aging,” by Carolyn Y. Johnson (_Boston Globe_, October 31, 2013).
www.boston.com…

October 30, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3438–October 30, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3438–October 30, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House (of Representatives) Approves Retirement Savings Measure That Delays Broker Rules,” by Shahien Nasiripour (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 29, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “Check out Medicare changes during open enrollment,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, Oct. 30, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Arguments Over Social Security Pit Old Vs. Young,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Oct. 30, 2013). In
addition to the story, both an audio (running time: 4 minutes, 43 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

4. “Why raise Social Security’s retirement age?” by Alicia H. Munnell (marketwatch.com… blog, Oct. 30, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

5. “Social Security benefits up just 1.5% in 2014,” by Chris Isidore (cnnmoney.com…, Oct. 30, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

6. “What retirement experts lack: expertise,” by Anne Tergesen (marketwatch.com… blog, Oct. 29, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

7. “Boomers are poised to redefine health care,” by Linda Brock (_Houston [Texas] Chronicle_, Oct. 30, 2013). Note: this is a _HC_ Opinion piece.
www.chron.com…

8. “Boomer Women Who Give Up Dating,” by Ken Solin (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 30, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bankrupt San Bernardino in showdown with California pension fund over arrears,” by Tim Reid (Reuters, Oct. 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose pension reform legal bill climbs,” by John Woolfolk (_San Jose Mercury News_, Oct. 30, 2013).
www.mercurynews.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Agencies Gamble on Pension Bonds–And Lose” (KQED 88.5 FM [San Francisco] Radio News blog, Oct. 29, 2013).
blogs.kqed.org…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois cities now facing public pension crises,” by Ben Yount (_Quincy Journal_, Oct. 30, 2013).
watchdog.org…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Get pension deal done” (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Oct. 30, 2013). Note: this is a _CST_ Editorial.
www.suntimes.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Deal ‘probably not’ doable absent pension cuts -Detroit (emergency) manager,” by Joseph Lichterman (Reuters, Oct. 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Ballot Measure on Judicial Retirement Age Is Said to Divide (Governor Andrew) Cuomo and Top Judge,” by James C. McKinley Jr. (_New York Times_, Oct. 30, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “B.C. (British Columbia Province) group hopes to take assisted suicide fight to Supreme Court for first time in 20 years,” by Tristin Hopper (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Oct. 30, 2013).
news.nationalpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec’s (Province) end-of-life care bill clears second reading,” by Rheal Seguin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pensions Need Reform or Face Crisis, Teachers’ (James) Leech (chief executive officer of Ontario (Province) Teachers’ Pension Plan) Says,” by Katia Dmitrieva (Bloomberg News, Oct. 30, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

19. MALTA NEWS: “More than a third of people aged 50-69 received pension last year” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.timesofmalta.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Twin perils of old age,” by Raewyn Court (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11148248…

21. RWANDA NEWS: “What Are We Going to Do With Our Elderly? Put Them in Retirement Homes?” (_New Times_ [Kigali] via allAfrica.com…, Oct. 30, 2013).
allafrica.com…

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22. UK NEWS: “Excessive pension fund fees capped by minister,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10413446/Excessive-pension-fund-fees-capped-by-minister.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Issue of pension charges has been neglected far too long,” by Steve Webb (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10413049/Steve-Webb-Issue-of-pension-charges-has-been-neglected-far-too-long.html…

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24. UK NEWS: “Pension deficits halve at FTSE (British provider of stock market indices) 350 groups,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 30, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers ‘happy with financial lot’,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10413853/Baby-boomers-happy-with-financial-lot.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Tai Chi and yoga could prevent fall injuries in elderly,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10411825/Tai-Chi-and-yoga-could-prevent-fall-injuries-in-elderly.html…

27. “Smokers’ skin may age faster,” by  Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, Oct. 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Vitamin D supplements may not increase bone density,” by Shereen Jegtvig (Reuters Health, Oct. 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

29. “RNA (ribonucleic acid) build-up linked to dementia and motor neuron disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Persons with Alzheimer’s are more likely to suffer from heart disease — yet offered less treatment options than others” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 30, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Weight at time of diagnosis linked to prostate cancer mortality” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 29, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3437–October 29, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3437–October 29, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Part B premiums won’t go up in 2014,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 28, 2013).
www.us…

2. “‘Critical failures’ lead to Social Security overpayments,” by Blake Ellis (_CNNMoney_, October 28, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

3. “Boomer job seekers face less competition,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, October 29, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Born at the right time? Seniors avoided the economy’s worst,” by Martha C. White (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, October 28, 2013).
www.nbcnews.com…

5. “Unfair Advantage? United Healthcare Boots Thousands of MDs From Its Part C Medicare Plans,” by Steve Stiles (_Medscape Medical News_, October 28, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. MAINE NEWS:”Aging roundtable focuses on work force impacts,” by Kelley Bouchard (_Kennebec Journal_ [Augusta, Maine], October 29, 2013).
www.kjonline.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Snyder rejected pension fund conditions,” by Daniel Howes (_Detroit News_, October 29, 2013).
www.detroitnews.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State rep.’s pension plan aims to fix past problems,” by Robert Tomkavage (_Wilkes Barre Times-Leader_, October 28, 2013).
www.timesleader.com…

9. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Pension proposal would save Chattanooga USD 126 million,” by Joy Lukachick (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, October 29, 2013).
www.timesfreepress.com…

10. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Court should rule for state in two pension cases,” (_Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], October 29, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.theolympian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Broke baby boomers on the breadline, survey reveals,” by Natasha Bita (_News.com.au_, October 29, 2013).
www.news.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Better Canada Pension Plan more popular than proposed Ontario version, poll suggests,” by Rob Ferguson (_Toronto Star_, October 29, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Most Canadians doubt they’ll be able to achieve ‘comfortable’ retirement, BlackRock survey says,” by M. Corey Goldman (_Financial Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 29, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors spurring Internet growth in Canada,” (Canadian Press via _Toronto Star_, October 28, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “Aging China: ‘Eldergartens’ Tip Of New Market As Elderly Population Explodes,” by Russell Flannery (_Forbes_, October 28, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Pension scheme deficits go down,” (_Business Standard_ [New Dehli], October 28, 2013).
www.business-standard.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Labour revises pledge on later pension age,” by Vernon Small (_Stuff.co.nz_, October 30, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9339443/Labour-revises-pledge-on-later-pension-age…

18. POLAND NEWS: “Poland’s pension reform may be unconstitutional – state’s legal advisors,” by Karolina Slowikowska and Pawel Sobczak (_Reuters_, October 29, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

19. POLAND NEWS: “Polish finmin wants minimum pension fund equity holdings extended,” by Adrian Krajewsk (_Reuters_, October 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

20. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/INDIA NEWS: “600,000 eligible for Indian pension scheme,” by Shafaat Shahbandari (_Gulf News_ [Dubai], October 29, 2013).
gulfnews.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Rip-off pensions: Charges ‘to be capped at 0.75pc’,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10411686/Rip-off-pensions-Charges-to-be-capped-at-0.75pc.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension funds that ignore climate change are failing to protect savers,” by Louise Rouse (_Guardian_ [London], October 29, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “A new DNA vaccine induces a Th2 immune response in Alzheimer’s disease mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “New Batch of Alzheimer’s Genes Discovered,” (_HealthDay_, October 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Alzheimer’s Patients Retain Lifelong Values,” by Katharine Gammon (_Medscape Medical News_, October 28, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Fasting at Least Twice a Week Seen as Alzheimer’s Hedge,” by Makiko Kitamura (_Bloomberg_, October 28, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

27. “Gardening ‘linked to longer lives’,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 28, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24710089…

28. “Older heart patients need personalized preventive care,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Einstein researchers lead panels at NIH Aging and Chronic Disease Symposium on Geroscience,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 28, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3436–October 28, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3436–October 28, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Big Kludge,” by Paul Krugman (_New York Times_, Oct. 27, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Op Ed piece).
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare premiums to remain flat in 2014,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.us…

3. “CBO (Congressional Budget Office): Raising Medicare age produces small savings” (Associated Press via _Las Vegas [Nevada] Sun_, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.lasvegassun.com…

4. “UnitedHealthcare (medical insurance) Cuts Doctors From Medicare Advantage Plans” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Congress must fix Medicare,” by Russell W. H. Kridel and Elizabeth Torres (_Houston [Texas] Chronicle_, Oct. 28, 2013). Note: this is a _HC_ Opinion piece.
www.chron.com…

6. “In the Funeral Industry, Too Few Spanish Speakers,” by  Corrie MacLaggan (_New York Times_, Oct. 27, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association), Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) eliminating pension plans starting Dec(ember). 31,” by  Kimbriell Kelly (_Washington Post_, Oct. 26, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “Pensions Muscle Into Reinsurance in Wagers on Catastrophe,” by Sarah Jones and Margaret Collins (Bloomberg News, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. “Pension Theft Crime Wave,” by Mark Brenner (Labor Notes via truthout.org…, Oct. 28, 2013).
truth-out.org…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Wealthy in L.A. plan to save a lot for retirement, but haven’t yet,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 28, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Hole grows deeper for Illinois teachers’ pension fund,” by David Nicklaus (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.stltoday.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit pension funds sue investor over payments in Book Cadillac Hotel development,” by Joe Guillen (_Detroit Free Press_, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.freep.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Wayne County deputies want out of troubled pension system,” by John Wisely (_Detroit Free Press_, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.freep.com…

14. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Omaha’s civilian pension fund next to need solvency plan,” by Matt Wynn (_Omaha World-Herald_, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.omaha.com…

15. OHIO NEWS: “Who is paying for (Cincinnati) pro- and anti-pension campaigns?” by James Pilcher (_Cincinnati Enquirer_, Oct. 28, 2013).
news.cincinnati.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Helping the elderly decide” (_Providence Journal_, Oct. 28, 2013). Note: this is a _PJ_ Editorial.
www.providencejournal.com…

17. WASHINGTON NEWS: ‘The Washington Supreme Court hears the state pension cases,” by Bruce Ramsey (_Seattle Times_ blog, Oct. 28, 2013).
blogs.seattletimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Boomers’ retirement starting to bite,” by Clancy Yeates (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.smh.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The elders’ statesman,” by Shane Green ( _Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria] via _Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Oct. 26, 2013).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Older Australians struggling on Newstart (pension plan) await better life on age pension,” by Norman Hermant (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 29, 2013).
www.abc.net…

21. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario Province Premier) Kathleen Wynne targets ‘retirement income crisis’,” by Rob Ferguson (_Star_ [Toronto], Oct. 26, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario’s (Province) chance to lead or divide on pension crisis,” by Martin Regg Cohn (_Spectator_ [Hamilton], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.thespec.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec (Province) move to legalize euthanasia pits ethics professor against former student in debate over death,” by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Oct. 26, 2013).
news.nationalpost.com…

24. CHINA/INDIA NEWS: “Indians, Chinese not saving enough for comfortable retirement: Study” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Oct. 28, 2013).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

25. FRANCE NEWS: “France chips away at retirement reform,” by Sarah Dilorenzo (Associated Press via _Spokane [Washington] Spokesman-Review_, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.spokesman.com…

26. HUNGARY NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)’t to increase pensions by 2.4 percent, expected rate of 2014 inflation, says (human resource) ministry” (Magyar Tavirati Iroda via politcs.hu, Oct. 28, 2013).
www.politics.hu/20131028/govt-to-increase-pensions-by-2-4-percent-expected-rate-of-2014-inflation-says-ministry/…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “Is there a right to a good death? Some judges support the recognition of a right to assisted suicide, but no appellate court has agreed,” by Deirdre Madden (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Apathy allows Finance Minister to raid pension schemes” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Oct. 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Fianna Fail (Party) finance spokesman Michael McGrath to seek clarity on taxing of pensions in excess of 60,000 pounds (97,000 usd),” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Oct. 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. JAPAN NEWS: “Healthy eating Okinawa style: A rainbow at the table,” by Domini Kemp (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Oct. 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Pensions ‘lifeboat’ fund increases assets to 15 billion pounds (24.24 billion usd),” by Andrew Cave (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10407590/Pensions-lifeboat-fund-increases-assets-to-15bn.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Pru(denial plc) leaves pensioners 20,000 pounds (32,320 usd) poorer,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10403368/Pru-leaves-pensioners-20000-poorer.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Tackle rip-off pensions and annuities, Labour (Party) urges,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10409135/Tackle-rip-off-pensions-and-annuities-Labour-urges.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Government accused of ‘stealth tax’ on thousands of care home residents,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10405642/Government-accused-of-stealth-tax-on-thousands-of-care-home-residents.html…

35. UK NEWS: “Long, cold winter for 3 million who can’t pay their energy bills,” by Charlie Cooper and Nigel Morris (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/long-cold-winter-for3-million-who-cant-pay-their-energy-bills-8907701.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Pensions bill gives a chance of justice for the OAPs (old age pensioners) overseas,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 26, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/simon-read-pensions-bill-gives-a-chance-of-justice-for-the-oaps-overseas-8905151.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

37. “International collaboration finds 11 new Alzheimer’s genes to target for drug discovery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Untangling Alzheimer’s Disease” (American Friends Tel Aviv [Israel] University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.aftau.org…

39. “How problems with an Alzheimer’s protein can jam up traffic in the brain,” by  Charlotte Hsu (University of Buffalo-State University of New York] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 28, 2013).
www.buffalo.edu…

40. “Rare childhood disease may hold clues to treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) Approves Brain-Imaging Drug for Alzheimer’s Detection” (HealthDay News, Oct. 25, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

42. “Researchers track lethal prostate cancer to determine clonal origin” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Multiple, distinct Y chromosomes associated with significant excess risk of prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement,” by  Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Oct. 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3435–October 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3435–October 26, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. CBO: savings from higher Medicare age shrink dramatically,” by David Lawder (_Reuters_, October 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Millions of seniors miss out on Medicare prescription drug savings,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, October 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Rx for fixing Medicare Part D,” by Joe Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, October 25, 2013).
thehill.com…

4. “How to Make Social Security Last,” by Matthew Yglesias (_Slate_, October 25, 2013).
www.slate.com…

5. “Many Americans don’t expect to ever retire,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 24, 2013).
www.us…

6. “How Government Could Cut Long-Term Care Costs,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_, October 25, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

7. “Why boomers are happier than millennials at work,” by Jonnelle Marte (_MarketWatch_, October 25, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “To Combat Elder Abuse, Doormen Are Enlisted to Keep a Watchful Eye,” by Winnie Hu (_New York Times_, October 25, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Police, fire pension fund still falls short, report says,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, October 25, 2013).
www.dispatch.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio Public Employees Retirement System declined to invest in Mark Kvamme’s Drive Capital,” by Henry J. Gomez and Brent Larkin (_Cleveland Plain-Dealer_, October 24, 2013).
www.cleveland.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “City’s overseer OKs budget, warns about pensions,” by Moriah Balingit (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, October 25, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

12. WASHINGTON NEWS: “State’s high court hears arguments on pension increases,” by Rachel La Corte (Associated Press via _Seattle Times_, October 24, 2013).
seattletimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Aging population sparks opportunity in home care,” by Chris Riddell (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 24, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Push to expand Canada Pension Plan gaining steam,” by Adrian Morrow and Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 25, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “NAPE draws a line in the sand over pensions,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, October 25, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nape-draws-a-line-in-the-sand-over-pensions-1.2251227…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Public consultation on ageing population slammed by experts,” by Olga Wong, Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo (_South China Morning Post_ [Hong Kong], October 25, 2013).
www.scmp.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Forum calls for strategy to deal with end of life,” by Colin Gleeson (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 25, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions tax relief limit to bring in Euro 130m (USD 179.3 million) less for State,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Indpendent_ [Dublin], October 25, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/pensions-tax-relief-limit-to-bring-in-130m-less-for-state-29695450.html…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Shortfall in funding keeps vital hospice beds closed,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Indpendent_ [Dublin], October 25, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/shortfall-in-funding-keeps-vital-hospice-beds-closed-29698952.html…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish independence: Pension provision ‘lacks clarity’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 24, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-24661890…

21. SINGAPORE NEWS: “New technology to improve rehabilitation services for elderly and disabled,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 25, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Heat only your living room, elderly advised,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/businessandecology/energyefficiency/10404014/Heat-only-your-living-room-elderly-advised.html…

23. UK NEWS: “University pensions black hole ‘even worse than thought’,” by Andy Verity (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 24, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24657049…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Fluzone High-Dose Foils Flu Better in Seniors, Says Maker,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, October 24, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

25. “An antibody fragment designed at the UAB ameliorates first hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s: Study,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (_HealthDay_, October 24, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, October 24, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Prostate Biopsies May Cause Unnecessary Worry for Many Men, Study Finds,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, October 24, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “FDA wants limits on most prescribed painkillers,” by Matthew Perrone (Associated Press via _Philadelphia Inquirer_, October 24, 2013).
www.philly.com…

October 24, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3434–October 24, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3434–October 24, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Major pension funds ask for climate change study,” by Kevin Begos (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.boston.com…

2. “Pension Funds Love Wall Street,” by David Crane (Bloomberg News, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Most Americans accumulating debt faster than they’re saving for retirement,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, Oct. 24, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Smells Like a Comfortable Lifestyle: How Gen X is Winning Retirement,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_, Oct. 24, 2013).
business.time.com…

5. “Hey, millennial generation: You may not retire until age 73,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 24, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Many Americans believe Social Security will die before they retire,” by Michael De Groote (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.deseretnews.com…

7. “Glaxo(SmithKline Plc) shifting retirees to health exchanges,” by David Sell (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.philly.com…

8. “Pensions ask retirees to pay back tens of thousands,” by Melanie Hicken (money.cnn.com…, Oct. 24, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

9. “Hiring an End-of-Life Enforcer,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_ blog, Oct. 24, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ARIZONA NEWS: “Phoenix’s pension-spiking meeting was a charade” (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Oct. 24, 2013). Note: this is a _AR_ Editorial.
www.azcentral.com…

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Connecticut (congressional) Delegation Wants Answers On Medicare Advantage Cuts,” by Matthew Sturdevant (_Hartford Courant_, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.courant.com…

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12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension Alert Is Issued in Chicago Budget Talk,” by Monica Davey (_New York Times_, Oct. 24, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Chicago Mayor Rahm) Emanuel mulls options as pension overhaul stalls in Springfield,” by Rick Pearson, Ray Long and Hal Dardick (_Chicago Tribune_, Oct. 24, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

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14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois’ real pension crisis: Finding enough taxpayers to pay the bills,” by Ben Yount (_Quincy Journal_, Oct. 24, 2013).
quincyjournal.com…

15. IOWA NEWS: “Lawmakers are warned of unfunded liabilities in pensions,” by William Petroski(_Des Moines Register_, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

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16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Heated Start in the Trial on Detroit’s Fiscal Future,” by Bill Vlasic (_New York Times_, Oct. 24, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “In Detroit bankruptcy trial, union says city had pensions in sight,” by Joseph Lichterman and Bernie Woodall (Reuters, Oct. 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

18. MICHIGAN NEWS: “‘Hands off our pensions,’ say hundreds of Detroit city workers, retirees protesting today’s bankruptcy hearing,” by Tammy Stables (_Detroit Free Press_, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.freep.com…

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19. OHIO NEWS: “Election Preview: Issue 4 would transform Cincinnati’s public pension system,” by Kevin Osborne (WCPO Channel 9 [Cincinnati] TV news, Oct. 23, 2013).
www.wcpo.com…

20. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island’s pension pirates,” by Chris Tobe (marketwatch.com…, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

21. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island moves to have pension fund cut ties with companies that distribute guns,” by Randal Edgar (_Providence Journal_, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

22. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Doctors Dropped From Medicare Ask State Leaders For Help,” by Kristin Gourlay (Rhode Island Public Radio news, Oct. 23, 2013).
ripr.org…

23. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Rule against pension lawsuits at state Supreme Court” (_Seattle Times_, Oct. 24, 2013). Note: this is a _WT_ Editorial.
seattletimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Government can’t ignore retiring baby-boomers,” by Ross Fitzgerald (_Daily Telegraph_ [Surry Hills, New South Wales], Oct. 24, 2013). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.dailytelegraph.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Radio silence on seniors’ issues: By their sheer number, elderly voters could determine the outcome of a Montreal election,” by Linda Gyulai (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec, Oct. 24, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Pensions, insurers brace for pain as interest rates set to stay low,” by Tim Kiladze, Janet McFarland and Jacqueline Nelson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “Toronto seniors wait years for dental care,” by Jacques Gallant (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Most boomers don’t want to move from their homes in retirement, poll finds,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “BOI (Bank of Ireland_) hopes to close 1 billion euro (1.377 billion usd) pension shortfall after agreeing deal with unions,” by Donal O’Donovan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/boi-hopes-to-close-1bn-pension-shortfall-after-agreeing-deal-with-unions-29695433.html…

30. JAPAN NEWS: “Driverless cars to target Japan’s elderly market” (_Japan Daily Press_ [Tokyo], Oct. 24, 2013).
japandailypress.com…

31. MALTA NEWS: “Only two of 10 can afford third pillar pension – UHM (Union Haddiema Maqghudin) (_Malta Independent_ [Valletta, Malta Xlokk], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.independent.com…

32. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Cost of ageing population S’poreans” (Asia News Network via _Nation_ [Bangkok], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

33. UK NEWS: “Elderly to blame for housing crisis, indicates minister,” by Matthew Holehouse (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/hands-off-our-land/10403390/Elderly-to-blame-for-housing-crisis-indicates-minister.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “High Glucose Linked to Poorer Memory, Even in People Without Diabetes,” by Pauline Anderson(Medscape Medical News, Oct. 23, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

35. “Study by researchers at Saarland University (Saarbrucken, Germany)  demonstrates preventive effect of sterols in Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Costly prostate therapy common when docs own the machine,” by Gene Emery (Reuters Health, Oct. 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

37. “Prostate Biopsies May Cause Unnecessary Worry for Many Men, Study Finds,” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, Oct. 24, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “Copious community-associated MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in nursing homes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “A protein safeguards against cataracts” (Tenische University [Munich, Bavaria] via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 23, 2013).
www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/short/article/31119/…

October 23, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3433–October 23, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3433–October 23, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Case in Detroit Highlights Costs of ‘Extra’ Pension Payments,” by Mary William Walsh (_New York Times_, October 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

2. “Congress Considers Letting Pension Trustees Slash Benefits For Retirees: Report,” by Dave Jamieson (_Huffington Post_, October 22, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Social Security’s real retirement age is 70,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, blog, October 22, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

4. “Too old to work? Seniors hunt for jobs,” by Matt Sedensky (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], October 22, 2013).
www.csmonitor.com…

5. “Retirement expert: Financial planning important for non-retirees, too,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

6. “Scammers targeting your retirement funds,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, blog, October 23, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “Preparing yourself mentally for retirement,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 22, 2013).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARIZONA NEWS: “Phoenix council votes against ending pension ‘spiking’,” by Dustin Gardiner (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], October 23, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn: Pensions an ‘extreme emergency’,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], October 22, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension crisis looms over Emanuel’s budget address,” by Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, October 23, 2013).
www.suntimes.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts state pension fund turns in highest performance in private equity, study finds,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, October 23, 2013).
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit Unions, Retirees in Uphill Battle Against Bankruptcy,” by Steven Church (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, October 23, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

13. MONTANA NEWS: “Senator may seek texts sent during pension meeting,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Helena Independent Record_, October 23, 2013).
helenair.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “N.Y. to offer Hepatitis C testing to baby boomers,” by Ashley Hupfl (_Poughkeepsie Journal_, October 23, 2013).
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com…

15. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “State can shore up worker pension plans,” (_Norman Transcript_, October 23, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
normantranscript.com…

16. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Increasing number of men are caregivers to adult family members,” by Jim Killackey (_Daily Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], October 23, 2013).
newsok.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. case fuels debate on assisted suicide,” by Michael Vitez (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, October 23, 2013).
www.philly.com…

18. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Doctors, subscribers in the dark about United Healthcare’s decision to drop some physicians,” by Felice J. Freyer (_Providence Journal_, October 23, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “Former finance minister critical of Ontario pension plan proposal,” by Adam Radwanski (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 22, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Aging Population Could Trim 3% Off China GDP Growth,” by Bob Davis (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, October 23, 2013).
blogs.ws…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “State pension cut ‘would hit private sector staff hardest’,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 23, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/state-pension-cut-would-hit-private-sector-staff-hardest-29687963.html…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Seven out of ten over-65s live exclusively on State pension, says O’Dea as he calls for reversal of cuts,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 23, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension funds snap up bonds,” by John Walsh (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], October 23, 2013).
www.irishexaminer.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Women’s pension saving lagging far behind men, new research shows,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], October 22, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Vulnerable elderly ‘locked out’ of state-funded care despite reforms, study finds,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 22, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10398204/Vulnerable-elderly-locked-out-of-state-funded-care-despite-reforms-study-finds.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pension annuity brokers ‘put millions of pounds at risk’,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10398857/Pension-annuity-brokers-put-millions-of-pounds-at-risk.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Hospices: The forgotten pillar of elderly care?” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corportation [BBC] News_, October 22, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24626653…

28. UK NEWS: “Alzheimer’s diagnosis rates in the UK remain ‘shockingly low’ – so what can the NHS do?” by Hannah Fearn (_Guardian_ [London], October 22, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “A step towards early Alzheimer’s diagnosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Changes in epigenetic DNA functions reveal how diabetes predisposes individuals to Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Serious gaming encourages dementia friendly design,” by Simon Leo Brown (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, October 23, 2013).
www.abc.net…

32. “Controversy Over Statins for Older Patients,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, blog, October 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

33. “PD map: Putting together the pieces of the Parkinson’s puzzle,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “How do dance lessons retrain brain in Parkinson’s patients?” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, October 22, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/how-do-dance-lessons-retrain-brain-in-parkinson-s-patients-1.2158905…

35. “Smartphones May Help Nursing Home Docs Spot Drug Mishaps,” (_HealthDay_, October 22, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Sequential GO and chemotherapy no benefit for older AML patients according to EORTC/GIMEMA trial,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study,” (_HealthDay_, October 22, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3432–October 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3432–October 22, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senators seek federal review of nursing home trust funds,” by Peter Eisler (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 22, 2013).
www.us…

2. Today’s (Oct. 22, 2013) issue of _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia] contains a section devoted to retirement issues.
www.us…

3. “Reform Medicare by raising eligibility age,” by Denis Cortese and Robert Smoldt (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 22, 2013). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

4. “Are you ready to retire?” (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2013).
connect.siam.org…

5. “Cities Grapple With Pension Debt,” by Michel Martin (US National Public Radio _Tell Me More_, Oct. 22, 2013). This is an audio transcript, running time: 6 minutes, 47 seconds.
www.npr.org…

6. “Congress Considers Letting Pension Trustees Slash Benefits For Retirees: Report,” by Dave Jamieson (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 22, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “Research Backlog at NIH (National Institutes of Health) Due to Shutdown” (HealthDay News, Oct. 22, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

8. “Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider” (HealthDay News, Oct. 21, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

9. “For A Father With Alzheimer’s, Life ‘Came Down To Love'” (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Oct. 22, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 43 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ARIZONA NEWS: “Phoenix must stop ‘pension spiking’ – that means all of it” (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Oct. 22, 2013). Note: this is an _AR_ Editorial.
www.azcentral.com…

11. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado’s Amendment 66 ignites battle over PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) pension contributions,” by Lynn Bartels (_Denver Post_, Oct. 22, 2013).
www.denverpost.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Labor (unions) Boosts Legislative Allies in Looming Illinois Pension Fight,” by David Ormsby (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 22, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Protecting Detroit pensions may violate bankruptcy code -judge,” by Joseph Lichterman (Reuters, Oct. 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

14. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minn. high court to decide end-of-life case” (Associated Press via _Crookston Times_, Oct. 22, 2013).
www.crookstontimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Pension shift puts decades of progress at risk,” by Bill Hatanaka, Jim Keohane, Jim Leech and Michael Nobrega (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 22, 2013). Note: this is a _G and M_ Opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pension Plan is the best retirement pension deal we’ve got,” by Andrew Jackson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 22, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “High Court challenge over Irish pension highlights growing crisis,” by Jamie Smyth (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 22, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Expert warns against reducing state pension,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 22, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “We need to change the narrative on end-of-life care,” by Des O’Neill (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 22, 2013). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Compulsory pension saving may be needed to prevent retirement timebomb, think tank claims,” by Steve Hawkes (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 22, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10394865/Compulsory-pension-saving-may-be-needed-to-prevent-retirement-timebomb-think-tank-claims.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Save yourself” (_Economist_ blog, Oct. 22, 2013).
www.economist.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Vitamin D Ineffective for Preventing Osteoporosis,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, Oct. 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

23. “My Body Changed. So Did Intimacy,” by Joyce Wadler (_New York Times_, Oct. 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Where’s That Advance Care Directive?” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Oct. 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

25. “Pace-Setting Cells Linked to Slower Heartbeat,” by Douglas Quenqua (_New York Times_, Oct. 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer’s-like brain changes,” by Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, Oct. 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Major Alzheimer’s risk factor linked to red wine target” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force): Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Testing” (HealthDay News, Oct. 21, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

29. “New Program Makes Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions Easier” (Thomas Jefferson University [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2013).
www.jefferson.edu…

30. “MU Researcher Develops Intervention to Help Older Adults Prepare for Emergencies” (University of Missouri (Columbia) news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2013).
munews.missouri.edu…

31. “Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are ‘Satisfied’ With Their Bodies,” by Brenda Goodman (HealthDay News, Oct. 22, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 21, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3431–October 21, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3431–October 21, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Washington is still stuck in the wrong conversation,” by Ryan Cooper (_Washington Post_, blog, October 21, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “The Road From Here: What About Medicare and Social Security?” by Richard Eskow (_Huffington Post_, October 20, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Medicare recipients, review your coverage to save money,” by Lisa Zamosky (_Los Angeles Times_, October 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Let’s get rid of (the term) entitlements,” by Robert J. Samuelson (_Washington Post_, October 21, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Boomers reinvent themselves in retirement,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 21, 2013).
www.us…

6. “A new way to keep tabs on mom and dad,” by Amy Hoak (_MarketWatch_, October 21, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “Dying for company: At ‘Death Cafes,’ folks talk comfortably about end-of-life issues,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, October 20, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California One of Two States Cashing In on New ACA Long-Term Care Funding,” by Paula Blasi (_California Healthline_, October 20, 2013).
www.californiahealthline.org…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State pension debt no ‘crisis,’ Senate president says,” by Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, October 21, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “No Miss. nursing home has spotless record since 2010,” by Emily Le Coz (_Clarion-Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], October 20, 2013).
www.clarionledger.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “N.C. Medicare beneficiaries filling more high-risk prescriptions than in other states,” by Jason deBruyn (_Triangle Business Journal_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], October 21, 2013).
www.biz…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Watertown aims to become first dementia-friendly community,” by Doug Erickson (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], October 20, 2013).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super funds, All Ordinaries Index and Aussie dollar all going up,” by Sophie Elsworth (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], October 21, 2013).
www.couriermail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Court stays off euthanasia’s slippery slope: DiManno,” by Rosie DiManno (_Toronto Star_, October 21, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

15. INDIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Delayed official launch of Indian pension scheme in UAE takes place next week,” by Binsal Abdul Kader (_Gulf News_ [Dubai], October 21, 2013).
gulfnews.com…

16. ISRAEL NEWS: “Flug supports raising retirement age, taxes,” (_Globes_ [Jerusalem], October 21, 2013).
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000887321…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Self-Driving Car Demand Seen Boosted by Japan’s Aging Population,” by Ma Jie & Masatsugu Horie (_Bloomberg_, October 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Call to stop elderly being ripped off,” by Michael Forbes (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], October 21, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9305812/Call-to-stop-elderly-being-ripped-off…

19. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch forced to volunteer so ageing relatives get care,” (Agence France-Presse via _Global Post_, October 21, 2013). Note:
www.globalpost.com…

20. PORTUGAL NEWS: “Retirement age raised to 66,” (_Portugal News_, October 21, 2013).
theportugalnews.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Councils investigate elderly who sign over homes to children,” by Claire Carter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/longtermcare/10390263/Councils-investigate-elderly-who-sign-over-homes-to-children.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension liberation schemes face HMRC scrutiny,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 21, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24614008…

23. UK NEWS: “Elderly robbed by their own relatives: Family carers are abusing their legal powers and stealing their relations’ assets,” by Emily Dugan (_Independent_ [London], October 20, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/elderly-robbed-by-their-own-relatives-family-carers-are-abusing-their-legal-powers-and-stealing-their-relations-assets-8891782.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Elderly and female put off starting own firms,” by Lucy Tobin (_Independent_ [London], October 21, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/elderly-andfemale-putoff-starting-own-firms-8893022.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Biological clock finding gives ‘young at heart’ new meaning,” (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, October 21, 2013).
www.nbcnews.com…

26. “Controlling the triggers of age-related inflammation could extend ‘healthspan’,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Alzheimer’s research focusing on the ‘before’,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, October 21, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

28. “Learning new skills keeps an aging mind sharp,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Paramedics’ visits with seniors result in less EMS calls and saves on emergency room trips,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Family caregivers live longer than their peers,” by C. E. Huggins (_Reuters_, October 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Urinary Tract Infection Often Puts Older Men in Hospital,” (_HealthDay_, October 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3430–October 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3430–October 18, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Tough Medicare Decisions Await Bipartisan Budget Panel, by Mary Agnes Carey (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Sorry, Kids. We Ate It All,” by Thomas Friedman (_New York Times_, Oct. 18, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Labor puts Dem(ocratic Party)s on notice: Don’t touch Medicare and Social Security benefits,” by Greg Argent (_Washington Post_ blog, Oct. 17, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “For Republicans, It Is Still All About Medicare,” by Rosa DeLauro (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 17, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Veterans often lose out on Social Security,” by Amy Hoak (marketwatch.com… blog, Oct. 18, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

6. “Many Ex-Players May Be Ineligible to Share in N.F.L. (National Football League) Concussion Settlement,” by Ken Belson (_New York Times_, Oct. 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “The Biggest Victim of the Debt Ceiling Deal: Your Retirement Savings,” by Adam Levin (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “UnitedHealth (Group Inc.) sees Medicare payment shortfall, shares drop,” by Caroline Humer (Reuters Health, Oct. 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

9. “Where Are The Boomers Headed? Not Back To The City,” by Joel Kotkin (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

10. “Generational Training: What’s In It For Boomers?” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ARIZONA NEWS: “Pension spiking may cost Phoenix 12 million usd per year,” by Craig Harris and Dustin Gardiner (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

12. CALIORNIA NEWS: “California pension fund to appeal San Bernardino bankruptcy eligibility,” by Jonathan Weber (Reuters via Yahoo! News, Oct. 17, 2013).
news.yahoo.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension movement’s new playbook,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Oct. 17, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

14. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “District nursing homes win high marks for quality, but antipsychotic prescribing remains problematic” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

15. FLORIDA NEWS: “Small Social Security raises mean disappointment for Floridians,” by William E. Gibson (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “No more fake  solutions to state’s pension crisis” (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Oct.18, 2013). Note: this is a _CST_ Editorial.
www.suntimes.com…

17. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Report: Nebraska has lowest debt, pension obligations among states” (_Lincoln Journal Star_, Oct. 18, 2013).
journalstar.com…

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18. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “‘Forensic investigation’ financed by union blasts (General Treasurer Gina) Raimondo’s handling of R.I. pension fund,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

19. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(General Treasurer Gina) Raimondo: (Edward) Siedle report is a ‘smokescreen’ for attack on pension reform,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

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20. VIRGINIA NEWS: “VRS (Virginia Retirement System) pension underfunding criticized,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Tasmania State) Premier to revive her push to legalise voluntary euthanasia” (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via Yahoo! News 7, Oct. 18, 2013).
au.news.yahoo.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Program that uses role-playing helps caregivers cope with loved one’s dementia,” by Sheryl Ubelacker (Canadian Press via _Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], Oct. 16, 2013).
www.calgaryherald.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Elder care doesn’t have to be grim and depressing,” by Carol Goar (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario Province Premier Kathleen) Wynne’s pitiful pension plans” (_Record_ [Waterloo, Ontario], Oct. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _Record_ Editorial.
www.therecord.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Who decides when life ends? Supreme Court rules doctors cannot end life support without family consent,” by Bruce Cheadle (Canadian Press via _Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “(Prince Edward Island Province) Pension reform brings hundreds of enquiries” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pension-reform-brings-hundreds-of-enquiries-1.2125776…

27. CANADA NEWS: FILM REVIEW: “Marcel Sabourin shines in Mathieu Roy’s nuanced, affecting drama _L’autre maison_, a review of _L’autre maison_, by T’Cha Dunlevy (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

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28. CHINA NEWS: “China set to announce reforms of creaking pension system – sources,” by Natalie Thomas (Reuters, Oct. 17, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

29. CHINA NEWS: “Chinese citizens speak out on pension issues” (cntv.cn, Oct. 18, 2013).
english.cntv.cn/program/china24/20131018/101038.shtml…

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30. IRELAND NEWS: “Aer Lingus will not make additional funds available to plug pension fund deficit” (Raidio Teilifis Eireann, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.rte.ie/news/2013/1018/481268-aer-lingus-pensions/…

31. RWANDA NEWS: “1 billion Rwanda francs (1.465 million usd) earmarked for elderly survivors’ welfare,” by Jean de la Croix Tabaro (_New Times_ [Kigali], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.newtimes.co.rw/news/index.php?i=15514&a=71333…

32. TAIWAN NEWS: “The older students who could save Taiwan’s universities,” by Cindy Sui (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 17, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24566388…

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33. UK NEWS: “Britain’s forgotten million old people,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10387303/Britains-forgotten-million-old-people.html…

34. UK NEWS: “(Health Secretary) Jeremy Hunt: UK should adopt Asian culture of caring for the elderly,” by Patrick Butler (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Asia is a terrible model for elderly care, (Health Secretary) Jeremy Hunt,” by Hans Schattle (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.theguardian.com…

36. UK NEWS: “If we don’work out how to look after the elderly, who will look after us?” by Julia Langdon (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 18, 2013). Note: this is an _Independent_ Commentary piece.
www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-we-dont-work-out-how-to-look-after-the-elderly-who-will-look-after-us-8890227.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Elderly neglect case study: ‘People can get isolated just through the process of getting old'” (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/elderly-neglect-case-study-people-can-get-isolated-just-through-the-process-of-getting-old-8890075.html…

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38. UK NEWS: “The young pay a heavy price for the support given to the elderly,” by Fraser Nelson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10385889/The-young-pay-a-heavy-price-for-the-support-given-to-the-elderly.html…

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39. UK NEWS: “Pensions system may not be fit for purpose, (Prince of Wales) Charles warns,” by Vicky Shaw and Alex Diaz (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

40. UK NEWS: “Prince of Wales pensions row: Duchy of Cornwall pension plan has 4 million pound (6.42 million usd) black hole,” by  Gordon Rayner (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/10386957/Prince-of-Wales-pensions-row-Duchy-of-Cornwall-pension-plan-has-4m-black-hole.html…
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41. UK NEWS: “UK cost agency backs Medivation, Astellas (Pharmaceutical companies) prostate cancer pill,” by Ben Hirschler (Reuters Health, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

42. UK NEWS: “Firefighters call off strike action after progress is made in pensions row,” by Rob Williams (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/firefighters-call-off-strike-action-after-progress-is-made-in-pensions-row-8889541.html…

43. UK NEWS: “Neglect contributes to deaths of five elderly people at care home” (Press Association via _Guardian_ [London], Oct. 18, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

44. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “NSSA (National Social Security Authority) Grants Pensioners Reprieve” (_Herald_ [Harare] via allAfrica.com…, Oct. 18, 2013).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

45. “Prescription Drug Use among Medicare Patients Highly Inconsistent” (Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (Hanover, New Hampshire) news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 15, 2013).
tdi.dartmouth.edu…

46. “Brain may flush out toxins during sleep” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Lively (sensor) could be the next big thing for elderly parents” (Bloomberg News via _Charlotte [North Carolina] Observer_, Oct. 18, 2013).
www.charlotteobserver.com…

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