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December 20, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3473–December 20, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3473–December 20, 2013.

Note: The E-Clippings service will be shut down for the Christmas/New Year’s holidays. The next E-Clippings will be sent out on January 2, 2014. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “How Fraud Flourishes Unchecked In Medicare’s Drug Plan,” by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, December 20, 2013). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 40 seconds) transcript is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

2. “Rising stocks push U.S. public pension assets to record highs,” (Reuters via _Chicago Tribune_, December 19, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

3. “America’s Jump From Economic Crisis to Retirement Crisis,” by Max Richtman (_Huffington Post_, blog, December 20, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Payouts to N.F.L. Retirees With Mild Dementia Are Being Clarified,” by Ken Belson (_New York Times_, December 20, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Pension panic over military benefits,” (_Washington Post_, December 19, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension accounts don’t need to sell assets in 2013,” by John O’Connor (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, December 20, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

7. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Mayor Landrieu loses latest round in court over USD 17.5 million payment to firefighters’ pension fund,” by Richard Rainey (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], December 19, 2013).
www.nola.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Assembly passes bill to change Jersey City’s pension system,” by Matt Friedman (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], December 20, 2013).
www.nj.com…

9. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “State court rules against retirees in pension case,” (Associated Press via _Santa Fe New Mexican_, December 19, 2013).
www.santafenewmexican.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “Police, firefighters call pension changes unfair,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 20, 2013).
www.dispatch.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “PERS retirements surge; second biggest wave of retirees in system’s history,” by Ted Sickinger (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], December 18, 2013).
www.oregonlive.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension bill could save Allegheny County USD 1.1 billion,” by Andrew McGill (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 19, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Fast-rising population living longer,” by Alison Healy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 19, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Outcome of High Court case could have big implications for pensions industry,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 20, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. JAMAICA NEWS: “Gov’t To Address Off-Balance Sheet Pension Liabilities,” (_Jamaica Gleanor_ [Kingston], December 20, 2013).
jamaica-gleaner.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly may face higher nursing fees,” (_Japan Times_, December 20, 2013).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/20/national/elderly-may-face-higher-nursing-fees/#.UrR65vRDvng…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Rest home chains face legal battle over pay,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], December 20, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11175718…

18. PORTUGAL NEWS: “Portugal court nixes public-pension cuts,” by Matthew Heimer (_MoneyWatch_, blog, December 19, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

19. PORTUGAL NEWS: “Palliative care in Portugal is ‘clearly insufficient’, says nurse championing change,” by Carrie-Marie Bratley (_Portugal News_, December 20, 2013).
www.theportugalnews.com…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Teachers more content after retirement: poll,” (_Taipei Times_, December 20, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Youth-drug can ‘reverse’ ageing in animal studies,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 19, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25445748…

22. “Activity levels may decrease after retirement: study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, December 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Some Hip-Replacement Parts Not Proven Safe or Effective: Study,” (_HealthDay_, December 20, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors,” (_HealthDay_, December 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Parasitic DNA proliferates in aging tissues,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Brain repair after injury and Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Increasing personal savings, the ‘Groundhog Day’ way,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Do Crossword Puzzles Really Stave Off Dementia?” by Adam Cole (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, December 20, 2013). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 59 seconds) transcript is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

December 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3472–December 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3472–December 19, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Congress Closes In On Permanent Fix To Medicare Doctors’ Payments” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Dec. 19, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “There Is No Shortage Of Doctors Willing To Take Medicare Patients,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, Dec. 18, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) Medicare Taxes — Increasing Your 2013 Tax Bill,” by Holly Magister (_Forbes, Dec. 19, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

4. “(Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget) Peter Orszag  says Medicare spending has actually fallen in absolute terms over the past year,” (_Tampa Bay Times_ [St. Petersburg, Florida] pundit fact (politifact.com…), Dec. 19, 2013).
www.politifact.com…

5. “(Senator) Patty Murray backs off military pension cut,” by Austin Wright (politico.com…, Dec. 18, 2013).
www.politico.com…

6. “Straight talk about Detroit [Michigan], Illinois pensions,” by Alicia Munnell (marketwatch.com… blog, Dec. 18, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

7. “Ford (Motor Company): About 35,000 retirees accept lump-sum pension buyout offers,” by Karl Henkel (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Dec. 19, 2013).
www.detroitnews.com…

8. “Boomers as Retail Clerks Shows Why (Former Federal Reserve Board Chair Alan) Greenspan Saw Low Growth Era,” by David J. Lynch (Bloomberg News via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Dec. 19, 2013).
www.sfgate.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pollster gives unions roadmap to fight California pension proposal,” by John Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 19, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

10. MISSOURI NEWS: “KC firefighters ratify agreement, allowing pension reform to advance,” by Lynn Horsley (_Kansas City Star_, Dec. 19,
2013). www.kansascity.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Life Expectancy of New Yorkers (New York City) Rises With Influx of Immigrants, Study Finds,” by  Sabrina Tavernise (_New York Times_, Dec. 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Medicare monitoring hip, knee surgeries” (_Cincinnati Enquirer and Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Dec. 19, 2013).
news.cincinnati.com…

13. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Chattanooga firefighters and police officers balk at latest pension proposal,” by Joy Lukachick (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, Dec. 19, 2013).
www.timesfreepress.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(Memphis) City Council Questions Pension Plan,” by Bill Dries (_Memphis Daily News_, Dec. 19, 2013).
www.memphisdailynews.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Fort Worth and its firefighters in deadlock over pension,” by Caty Hirst (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, Dec. 19, 2013).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More babies and seniors (in West Australia State),” by Shane Wright and Yolanda Zaw (_West Australian_ [Perth], Dec. 19, 2013).
au.news.yahoo.com…

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17. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario Province Premier Kathleen) Wynne stakes Ontario Liberals’ (Party) fortunes on pledge for new pension plan by spring,” by Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario pension plan would give aimless (Ontario Province Premier Kathleen) Wynne focus,” by Thomas Walkom (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

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19. CANADA NEWS: “(Federal Finance Minister) Jim Flaherty’s just fine with his pension, thanks,” by Martin Regg Cohn (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Post (Corporation–postal service) CEO (chief executive officer) defends delivery cuts, says seniors will get more exercise,” by Barrie McKenna (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. GERMANY NEWS: “New (Chancellor Angela) Merkel government freezes pension levies in urgent legislation” (Deutsche Presse-Agentur via _Oman Observer_ [Muscat], Dec. 19, 2013).
main.omanobserver.om/?p=40741…

22. INDIA NEWS: “Old-age question of pension pops up again,” by Subodh Varma (_Times of India_, [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Dec. 19, 2013).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

23. JAMAICA NEWS: “White Paper on pension reform tabled,” by Balford Henry (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston, Kingston/St. Andrew], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

24. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Pensioners need fair remuneration,” by A. Ragunathan (_New Straits Times_ [Kuala Lumpur], Dec. 20, 2013). Note: this is a _NST_ Opinion piece.
www.nst.com…

25. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Public Support for Physician-Assisted Death Analyzed” (HealthDay News, Dec. 18, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

26. UK NEWS: “State pension age rises: When will you retire?” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10524948/State-pension-age-rises-When-will-you-retire.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Living off your parents when you’re 70” (_Economist_ blog, Dec. 18, 2013).
www.economist.com…

28. UK NEWS: “It’s no surprise that the elderly often reach for the bottle,” by Joan Bakewell (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10525645/Its-no-surprise-that-the-elderly-often-reach-forthe-bottle.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Military widows ‘forced to choose between love and pension’,” by Ben Farmer (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/10525822/Military-widows-forced-to-choose-between-love-and-pension.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Government blunders over rip-off pensions fees,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10526580/Government-blunders-over-rip-off-pensions-fees.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:\

31. “Scientists find way to make ageing clock stop ticking,” by Birdie Smith (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia] via _Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], Dec. 20, 2013).
www.smh.com…

32. “Confirmed: Surgical Menopause Linked to Cognitive Decline,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 18, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Living at home with dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Heart disease linked with dementia in older postmenopausal women” (American Heart Association via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2013).
newsroom.heart.org…

35. “Emotions in Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Deep brain stimulation may help with driving for people with Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Modest weight loss may reduce heart disease, diabetes risks in middle-aged women” (American Heart Association via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2013).
newsroom.heart.org…

December 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3471–December 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3471–December 18, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security to run 12% deficit for next decade,” by Stephen Dinan (_Washington Times_, December 17, 2013).
www.washingtontimes.com…

2. “Don’t blame pensions for cities’ woes: New study,” by John W. Schoen (_CNBC_, December 17, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “Employer Groups Oppose Pension Fees In Budget Agreement,” by Sam Hananel (Associated Press via _Huffington Post_, December 18, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Military retirees ‘screwed’ in budget deal,” by Jennifer Liberto (_CNN Money_, December 18, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

5. “Is the West retiring early retirement?” by Robert J. Samuelson (_Washington Post_, December 18, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Should the U.S. force citizens to save?” by Allison Schrager (_Reuters_, December 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

7. “Self-employed face a retirement crisis,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], December 17, 2013).
www.us…

8. “Congress Must Address the Long-Term Care Workforce,” by Jodi M. Sturgeon (_Roll Call_, December 18, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.rollcall.com…

9. “A Way to Stay on the Job,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, December 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pension funding for some agencies still unclear,” by Mike Wynn (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], blog, December 17, 2013).
blogs.courier-journal.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit pensions ‘sweetener’ when salaries weren’t growing, official says,” by Joel Kurth (_Detroit News_, December 18, 2013).
www.detroitnews.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Senior advocates ask state for more funding for the elderly,” by Laura Figueroa (_Newsday_, December 17, 2013).
www.newsday.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Police & Fire pension fund needs ranks to pay more,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 18, 2013).
www.dispatch.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Board OKs increase in taxpayer contributions to Rhode Island pension system,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, December 18, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Why Jim Flaherty is turning his back on CPP reform,” by Chris Hall (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, December 18, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/why-jim-flaherty-is-turning-his-back-on-cpp-reform-1.2468066…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Business groups oppose ‘made in Ontario’ pension plan,” by Dana Flavelle and Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, December 17, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors bear brunt as medical errors on the upswing,” by Charlie Fidelman (_Montreal Gazette_, December 17, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Poll: Two-thirds of Czechs say pension system must change,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, December 18, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “HSE service plan an ‘austerity charter’ – IMO,” by Pamela Duncan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 18, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. MOROCCO NEWS: “Moroccans worried about pension reform,” by Siham Ali (_Magharebia_, December 17, 2013).
magharebia.com…

21. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Dutch Cabinet Reaches Agreement With Opposition on Pension Plan,” by Corina Ruhe (_Bloomberg_, December 18, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

22. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Supplementary Retirement Scheme sees healthy take-up rates,” by Nicole Tan (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], December 18, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

23. TAIWAN NEWS: “Legislator urges senior care bill passage,” by Lauly Li (_China Post_ [Taipei], December 18, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

24. UK NEWS: “‘Landmark’ NHS funding plan to target areas with older populations,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10524464/Landmark-NHS-funding-plan-to-target-areas-with-older-populations.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Middle-aged drinking more than the young,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10523007/Middle-aged-drinking-more-than-the-young.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Older women are sedentary most of the day: study,” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, December 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Brain area attacked by Alzheimer’s links learning and rewards,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Apple-a-day call for all over-50s,” by Michelle Roberts (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 17, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25413939…

29. “Studies: Multivitamins don’t help boomers,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, Blog, December 17, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

30. “Rural Cancer Survivors May Retire Sooner, Get Less Paid Disability,” (_HealthDay_, December 17, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Brain training, healthy eating can help elderly patients at risk for depression,” by Mark Roth (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 17, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

December 17, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3470–December 17, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3470–December 17, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Reform of military retiree benefits is a hard battle for federal government,” by Walter Pincus (_Washington Post_, Dec. 17, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Federal workers’ pensions targeted for savings,” by Alan Fram (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Dec. 17, 2013).
www.bostonglobe.com…

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3. “Medicare’s Graduate Medical Education Spending Imbalanced” (HealthDay News, Dec. 16, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

4. “Medicare Identifies 97 Best And 95 Worst Hospitals For Hip And Knee Replacements,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Dec. 17, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “How Medicare Subsidizes Doctor Training,” by Catherine Rampell (_New York Times_ blog, Dec. 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Medicare-funded end-of-life planning benefits everyone” (_Spokane [Washington] Spokesman-Review_, Dec. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _SSR_ Editorial.
www.spokesman.com…

7. “The End of the Assault on Social Security and Medicare,” by Dean Baker (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 16, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Social Security to pay survivor benefits for same-sex couples,” by Dexter Mullins (_Aljazeera America_, Dec. 17, 2013).
america.aljazeera.com…

9. “The Social Security Debate Is About More Than Politics,” by Tom Harkin (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 16, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “Let low earners leave Social Security,” by Star Parker (_Providence [Rhode Island] Journal_, Dec. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _PJ_ Opinion piece.
www.providencejournal.com…

11. “How the Affordable Care Act can help Social Security,” by Bruce Lipsey (_Quincy [Massachusetts] _Patriot-Ledger_, Dec. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _QPL_ Commentary piece.
www.patriotledger.com…

12. “Self-employed face a retirement crisis,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.us…

13. “Seniors Talk Back About Tech In Their Lives,” by Audie Cornish (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Dec. 16, 2013). In addition to the audio transcript (running time: 2 minutes, 18 seconds), a print transcript is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

14. “How the Great Recession Really Affected Early Retirement,” by Christopher Matthews  (_Time_, Dec. 17, 2013).
business.time.com…

US STATE NEWS:

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Wall Street has faint praise for Illinois’ pension fix,” by David Nicklaus (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Dec. 17, 2013).
www.stltoday.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Driver’s license renewal rules may change for elderly,” by Greta Kreuz (WJLA Channel 7 [Washington, DC] news, Dec. 16, 2013).
www.wjla.com…

17. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas concerned about state pension” (Associated Press via _Wichita Falls Times Record News_, Dec. 17, 2013).
www.timesrecordnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) vows to go it alone on pensions,” by Alex Boutilier (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Post (Corporation–postal service) gears up for pension fight,” by Barrie McKenna (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “(Ottawa, Ontario) Elder-abuse cases seldom lead to criminal charges, Canadian study says,” by Jim Bronskill (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Flu vaccine uptake among (County Donegal) nursing home staff ‘worr(y)ingly’ low,” by  Marese McDonagh (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. ISRAEL NEWS: “Pension Fund Contribution Rate to Be Raised to 17.5%,” by Tova Dvorin (Arutz Sheva (Channel 7 TV) news, Dec. 17, 2013).
www.israelnationalnews.com…

23. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch prostitutes seek ‘(association) football pension'” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 17, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25413508…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Obesity a crisis of the elderly – report,” by Olivia Wannan (stuff.co.nz, Dec. 17, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/9524287/Obesity-a-crisis-of-the-elderly-report…

25. UK NEWS: “Born after 1960? Then you’re probably poorer than your parents: Survey finds living standards for those considered to be in the prime of their working lives now dependent on inherited wealth,” by Larry Elliott (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Assisted suicide ruling cannot ignore right and wrong, says judge,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10521004/Assisted-suicide-ruling-cannot-ignore-right-and-wrong-says-judge.html…

27. UK NEWS: “By all means ‘prepare’ for old age. But don’t forget to live in the present,” by Terence Blacker (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/by-all-means-prepare-for-old-age-but-dont-forget-to-live-in-the-present-9008608.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Middle aged and elderly unrepentant as abstemious young abandon the daily drink, study suggests,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10523007/Middle-aged-and-elderly-unrepentant-as-abstemious-young-abandon-the-daily-drink-study-suggests.html…

29. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Pensioners Get Bonus” (_Herald_ [Harare] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 17, 2013).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “No Effect of Multivitamins on Cognition,” by Sue Hughes (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 17, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “Doctors vary on willingness to talk about hospice,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Dec. 16, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

32. “Program for grandparents may improve child behavior,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Dec. 16, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

33. “Lundbeck (Danish pharmeceutical group) hopes to launch new Alzheimer’s drug in 2017,” by Shida Chayesteh (Reuters Health, Dec. 16, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

34. “Duration of diabetes and advancing age independently predict diabetes complications, risk of death” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Pain drugs used in prostate gland removal linked to cancer outcome, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota]-led study finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancer’s Return,” by Amy Norton (HealthDay News, Dec. 17, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Overworked cellular machines may explain Gaucher disease link to Parkinson’s disease (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Physicians who prefer hospice care for themselves more likely to discuss it with patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Aging cells unravel their DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Neanderthal cared for elderly – findings,” by Kerry Sheridan (South Africa Press Association-Agence France Presse via iol.co.za…, Dec. 17, 2013).
www.iol.co.za…

December 16, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3469–December 16, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3469–December 16, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Federal workers’ pensions targeted in budget deal,” (Associated Press via _CNBC_, December 16, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

2. “Doctor shortage hasn’t hurt Medicare yet,” by Glenn Ruffenach (_MarketWatch_, blog, December 16, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

3. “Columnist Ellen Goodman wants families to have end-of-life talks before a crisis hits,” by Richard Harris (_Washington Post_, December 16, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Your heirs want this even more than your money,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, blog, December 16, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Bill would let Florida cities strengthen pension plans,” by Lloyd Dunkelberger (_Daytona Beach News-Journal_, December 15, 2013).
www.news-journalonline.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Seniors’ persistence pays off with MBTA fare rollback,” by Martine Powers (_Boston Globe_, December 16, 2013).
www.bostonglobe.com…

7. MONTANA NEWS: “More Montana seniors rely on food programs to fill cupboards,” (_Billings Gazette_, December 16, 2013).
billingsgazette.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “Scott Stringer pushes for Alzheimer’s plan,” by Kathryn Cusma and Bruce Golding (_New York Post_, December 16, 2013).
nypost.com…

9. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas employee pension fund could run dry without fixes,” by Kate Alexander (_Austin American-Stateman_, December 15, 2013).
www.statesman.com…

10. VIRGINIA NEWS: “75 is the new old: VA DMV study recommends fitness tests for aging drivers,” by David Sherfinski (_Washington Times_, December 15, 2013).
www.washingtontimes.com…

11. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Fine print with expanded Medicaid jolts many middle-age adults,” by Carol M. Ostrom (_Seattle Times_, December 16, 2013).
seattletimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Students ‘short-changed’ by care-sector trainers,” by Deborah Gough (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 16, 2013).
www.theage.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Jim Flaherty favours targeted approach to CPP reform, no need for ‘bazooka’,” by Gordon Isfeld (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 16, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

14. FRANCE NEWS: “French panel recommends legalising assisted suicide,” (_Expatica_, December 16, 2013).
www.expatica.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Prison plans expansion for ageing inmates,” by Shane Cowlishaw (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], December 16, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/national/9520605/Prison-plans-expansion-for-ageing-inmates…

16. PAKISTAN NEWS: “Old age employees still awaiting pension raise,” by Sarwar Awan (_Pakistan Observer_, December 16, 2013).
pakobserver.net…

17. TAIWAN NEWS: “Pharmacists urge improved monitoring of medication taken by elderly patients,” by Alison Hsiao (_Taipei Times_, December 17, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensioners face care bill of Pn 150,000 (UDS 177,759),” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 15, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10519511/Pensioners-face-carebill-of-150000.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Four out of 10 elderly needing care shut out of system as rules toughened up unofficially,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 15, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10519029/Four-out-of-10-elderly-needing-care-shut-out-of-system-as-rules-toughened-up-unofficially.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Right-to-die challenge reaches Supreme Court,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 16, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25363947…

21. UK NEWS: “The pensions swindle sees labourers dropping dead a year after they retire,” by Alex Andreou (_Guardian_ [London], December 16, 2013). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Life-saving prostate cancer vaccine moves a step closer,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 14, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10517082/Life-saving-prostate-cancer-vaccine-moves-a-step-closer.html…

23. “Aging cells unravel their DNA,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Alzheimer substance may be the nanomaterial of tomorrow,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Why you may want to avoid a dementia test,” by Christie Aschwanden (_Washington Post_, December 13, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles..
www.washingtonpost.com…

26. “Study breaks blood-brain barriers to understanding Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 13, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “You’re never too old to exercise. Just ask my 98-year-old mom if you see her at the gym,” by Jeanne Erdmann (_Washington Post_, December 16, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

28. “Bones Benefit From Exercise After Breast Cancer, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, December 13, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Regular exercise in middle age protects against muscle weakness later in life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 14, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 13, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3468–December 13, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3468–December 13, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House (of Representatives) Passes Budget Deal With 3-Month ‘Doc(tor) Fix’,” by Robert Lowes (MedscapeMedical News, Dec. 13, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.

2. “(Senator Charles E. Schumer seeking to prevent cuts in Medicare to ambulance services,” by Jerry Zremski (_Buffalo [New York] News_, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.buffalonews.com…

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3. “How higher federal-retirement payments ended up in the budget deal,” by Lisa Rein (_Washington Post_ blog, Dec. 12, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Congress double-crosses military retirees,” by Rebekah Sanderlin (Cable News Network, Dec. 13, 2013). Note: this is a CNN Opinion piece.
www.cnn.com…

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5. “Democratic (Party) Divide on Social Security Spills Into Streets,” by Maya Rhodan (_Time_, Dec. 12, 2013).
swampland.time.com…

6. “How not to think about the pension crisis,” by Mary Sanchez (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_ via _Tennessean_ [Nashville], Dec. 13, 2013). Note: this is a _KCS_ Opinion piece.
www.tennessean.com…

7. “America’s Hidden Retirement Crisis Is Racial,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Boomers are taking a career break,” by Anne Tergesen (marketwatch.com…, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

9. “Is ‘Entitlements’ the Best Word for Social Security and Medicare?” by Margaret Sullivan (_New York Times_ blog, Dec. 13, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com…

10. “New Research Shows Wide Support for Patients’ End-of-Life Rights,” by Ashley B. Carson (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ALASKA NEWS: “Shoring up pension liabilities is right move for state budget” (_Ketchican Daily News_ via _Alaska Journal of Commerce_ [Anchorage], Dec. 13, 2013). Note: this is an _KDN_ Editorial.
www.alaskajournal.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. says (labor) unions missed deadline to challenge pension rollback,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 13, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Dignity Health (health care nonprofit organization), nurses agree to meet over pension plan dispute,” by Mark Glover (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Sonoma County politicians wary of push to overhaul pensions,” by Derek Moore (_Santa Rosa Press Democrat_, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.pressdemocrat.com…

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Even (Sacramento County) police union must play ball on pension reform” (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 13, 2013). Note: this is a _SB_ Editorial.
www.sacbee.com…

16. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida group joins in lawsuit protesting AARP Medicare network cuts,” by Stephen Nohlgren (_Tampa Bay Times_, Dec. 12, 2013).
www.tampabay.com…

17. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Moody’s (Investors Service): Chicago pension fix a good step, not enough” (Reuters via _Chicago Tribune_, Dec. 13, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

18. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn touts lower borrowing costs after pension overhaul,” by Ray Long (_Chicago Tribune_, Dec. 13, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

19. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa public pension systems ‘strong,’ but need ‘topping off’,” by James Q. Lynch (_Mason City Globe Gazette_, Dec. 13, 2013).
globegazette.com…

20. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana pension fund sues IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) over links to NSA (US National Security Agency) spying program,” by Lauren McGaughy (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.nola.com…

21. MARYLAND NEWS: “Maryland to Refund Millions in Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursements,” by Peter Sclafani (_Chestertown Spy_, Dec. 13, 2013).
chestertownspy.com…

22. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Emergency manager Kevyn) Orr: Detroit pensions still at risk in bankruptcy” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.washingtonpost.com…

23. MINNESOTA NEWS: “My Mother at the End of Life: Waiting for Death,” by Nancy Wurtzel (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_ blog, Dec. 12, 2013).
www.startribune.com…

24. VERMONT NEWS: “Lawmakers, Vermonters must focus on pension fix,” by Aki Soga (_Burlington Free Press_, Dec. 13, 2013). Note: this is a _BFP_ Opinion piece.
www.burlingtonfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

25. ARMENIA NEWS: “Armenian president defends new pension reform” (ARKA News Agency, Dec. 13, 2013).
arka.am/en/news/society/armenian_president_defends_new_pension_reform/…

26. CANADA NEWS: “PQ (Parti Quebecois) takes aim at reform for pension plans: Longevity pension and a 50-50 split of costs between employees and employers are main components of proposed two-year plan,” by Kevin Dougherty (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “Montreal to lose 500 beds from public nursing homes: improved home care services will help reduce wait lists, province (Quebec) says,” by Charlie Fidelman (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Long-term care by the numbers” (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

29. CANADA NEWS: “Senior care strategies evolve, face criticism” (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

30. CANADA/AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s pension approach holds useful lessons for Canada,” by Sean Speer and Charles Lammam (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 13, 2013). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

31. CANADA NEWS: “CPP (Canada Pension Plan) expansion may finally get off the back-burner,” by Barbara Shecter (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 13, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

32. CHINA NEWS: “China’s Pension System Gets More Troubled,” by Yue Wang (_Forbes_, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

33. CHINA NEWS: “Official clarifies retirement policy” (Xinhua, Dec. 12, 2013).\
news.xinhuanet.com…

34. IRELAND NEWS: “Gap between private and public pensions is becoming a chasm,” by Willie O’Dea (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/gap-between-private-and-public-pensions-is-becoming-a-chasm-29834321.html…

35. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Demand for Holyrood (Scottish Parliament) to clarify legal stance on assisted suicide,” by Kate Devlin (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

36. UK NEWS: “Bus drivers and bank staff to look for dementia,” by Georgia Graham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10514923/Bus-drivers-and-bank-staff-to-look-for-dementia.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Why I feel angry, not grateful, after (Prime Minister David) Cameron’s dementia summit” by Richard Ashcroft (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

38. UK NEWS: “Firefighters launch fresh strikes over pension changes” (Press Association via _Guardian_ [London], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

39. “Misunderstanding of Palliative Care Leads to Preventable Suffering” (American Cancer Society news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2013).
pressroom.cancer.org…

40. “New gene discovery sheds more light on Alzheimer’s risk” (University of Nottingham [UK] University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 12, 2013).
www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2013/december/new-gene-discovery-sheds-more-light-on-alzheimers-risk.aspx…

41. “Wrist fracture significantly raises risk of hip fracture” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Many older Americans rely on people, devices, other strategies to get by”(Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Combining mutants results in 5-fold lifespan extension in (nematode) C. elegans” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Dec. 13, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

45. “Exercise Seems to Ease Parkinson’s-Related Depression,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Dec. 12, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

46. “Integrated Care Endorsed for Castration-Resistant Prostate CA(ncer)” (HealthDay News, Dec. 13, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

December 12, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3467–December 12, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3467–December 12, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “CBO: ‘Doc fix’ patch to cost about USD 8.7 billion,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, December 11, 2013).
thehill.com…

2. “More than 8 million use long-term care services in USA,” by Sharon Jayson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], December 12, 2013).
www.us…

3. “Pensions Make the Most of Stocks’ Surge,” by Gregory Zuckerman and Michael Corkery (_Wall St. Journal_, December 11, 2013).
online.ws…

4. “Insurance Funds Gain as Pensions Flock to Untested Risks,” by Oliver Suess (_Bloomberg_, December 12, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Death Master File reform breathes life into U.S. budget deal,” by Mark Felsenthal (_Reuters_, December 11, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Column: Why minorities are losing the retirement race,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, December 12, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

7. “How the ‘new rich’ feel about retirement,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, blog, December 12, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

8. “Why the Denial About the Retirement Crisis?” by Jane White (_Huffington Post_, blog, December 12, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “‘Stuck in the safety net,’ elderly District veteran hopes crowdfunding will help,” by Tara Bahrampour(_Washington Post_, December 13, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Senate tries again on local pensions,” by Brandon Larrabee (_Miami Herald_, December 12, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Audit Report: Kentucky Retirement Systems Lacks Oversight,” by Kevin Wheatley (_State Journal_ [Frankfort, Kentucky], December 12, 2013).
www.state-journal.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. bill targets outpatient status,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 11, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State Employees’ Retirement System board rejects request to apply brakes to new investments,” by Jan Murphy (_Patriot-News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], December 11, 2013).
www.pennlive.com…

14. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC pension system defends fees it pays,” by Jamie Self (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], December 12, 2013).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. BAILIWICK OF JERSEY NEWS: “Jersey tax rise to pay for long term care,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 11, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-25331871…

16. CANADA NEWS: “CPP expansion ‘imperative,’ Wynne says in pension push at Ontario legislature,” by Adrian Morrow and Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 11, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Post plans worries local seniors,” by Jan Ravensbergen (_Montreal Gazette_, December 11, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “B.C. urged to adopt Silver Alert plan to locate missing seniors with dementia,” by Wendy Stueck (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 12, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Lawmakers Press for Speedy Pension Overhaul,” by Eleanor Warnock and Takashi Mochizuki (_Wall St. Journal_, December 12, 2013).
online.ws…

20. UK NEWS: “Two thirds of today’s babies could live to 100,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 12, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10511865/Two-thirds-of-todays-babies-could-live-to-100.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Workers aged under 47 hit by state pension age rise,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 11, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10512192/Workers-aged-under-47-hit-by-state-pension-age-rise.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “G8 aims to beat dementia by 2025 with AIDS-style fight,” by Ben Hirschler (_Reuters_, December 11, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Alzheimer’s caregivers seek help to cope,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, December 11, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/alzheimer-s-caregivers-seek-help-to-cope-1.2460315…

24. “Enzyme BACE1 may be important in predicting onset of Alzheimer disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 12, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Rare gene variants double risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” by Jim Dryden (Washington University in St. Louis via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 11, 2013).
news.wustl.edu…

26. “Hypoglycemia Common, Rivaling CVD, in Old-Age Diabetes,” by Marlene Busko (_Medscape Medical News_, December 12, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Sleep problems common among middle-aged women,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, December 11, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

28. “A new definition for old age,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 12, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Older people may be less tired: study,” by Kathleen Raven (_Reuters_, December 11, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Avoiding radiotherapy is an option for some older patients with breast cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 11, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study,” (_HealthDay_, December 12, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 11, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3466–December 11, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3466–December 11, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Federal) Budget deal protects current feds, while new workers will pay more toward retirement,” by Joe Davidson (_Washington Post_, Dec. 11, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “(Federal) Budget Deal Whacks Medicare Providers,” by Michael McAuliff (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 10, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Bipartisan Fix Advancing For Medicare Doctors’ Pay” (Associated Press via US National Public Radio news, Dec. 10, 2013).
www.npr.org…

4. “The Medicare Part D Analogy,” by Ross Douthat (_New York Times_ blog, Dec. 10, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
douthat.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Retirement crisis grows as cities raid pension and health plans,” by Steven Rosenfeld (alternet.org… via salon.com…, Dec. 11, 2013).
www.salon.com…

6. “A Hard Lesson from Motown (Detroit, Michigan): They Will Steal Your Pension,” by David Cay Johnson (newsweek.com…, Dec. 4, 2013).
www.newsweek.com…

7. “The Carbon Time Bomb in Your Retirement Account,” by Todd Woody (_Mother Jones_, Dec. 11, 2013).
www.motherjones.com…

8. “What (actress) Betty White Wrought: TV’s Troublesome Depiction of the Elderly,” by Henry Stewart (_The L Magazine_ [New York, New York], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.thelmagazine.com…

9. “Millennials value job security more than baby boomers do, survey says,” by Emily Alpert Reyes (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 11, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Deal between L.A., DWP (Department of Water and Power) workers finalized despite looming legal fight: The (city) council agrees to hike the retirement age for future DWP workers and avoid pay hikes until 2016,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 11, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Current retirees from Contra Costa, Alameda (counties) unlikely to see impacts in pension litigation,” by Lisa Vorderbrueggen (_Contra Costa Times_ [Walnut Creek], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.contracostatimes.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS “All parties involved are needed to fix pension mess,” by Bruce Maiman (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 10, 2013). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Nurses to rally against pension cuts,” by Brian Bullock (_Santa Maria Times_, Dec. 11, 2013).
santamariatimes.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “S&P (Standard & Poors–credit rating agency) improves Illinois rating after pension vote,” by John O’Connor (Associated Press via _St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Dec. 11, 2013).
www.stltoday.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Why did Republicans (Party legislators) reject pension reform?” (_Chicago Tribune_, Dec. 11, 2013). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Medicare Part D: Good for Chicago economy,” by Bob Robinson (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Dec. 11, 2013).
www.suntimes.com…

17. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Fewer pensions for Nebraska workers mean retirees’ pain will be felt by state, too,” by Paul Hammel (_Omaha World-Herald_, Dec. 11, 2013).
www.omaha.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. WORLD NEWS: “Dementia is the next global pandemic, says Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) prevention pioneer,” by Saba Salman (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Canada urged to develop national dementia strategy,” by Jessica Barrett (_Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.calgaryherald.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “(British Columbia Province Premier Christy) Clark calls for better dementia care,” by Ian Bailey (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “We need to take the long view on pensions,” by Jeffrey Simpson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 11, 2013). Note: this is a _G and M_ Opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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22. UK NEWS: “Dementia research funding should be on same footing as cancer, says charity,” by Haroon Siddique (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

23. UK NEWS: “The communities driving through change for people with dementia, by Kate Murray (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Now is the time to defeat dementia,” by Meera Syal (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 11, 2013). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.theguardian.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Dementia needs more than good intentions” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 11, 2013). Note: this is a _DT_ Editorial.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/10508441/Dementia-needs-more-than-good-intentions.html…

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26. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) scan to rule out Alzheimer’s,” by Laura Donnelly and Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10509845/NHS-scan-to-rule-out-Alzheimers.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Now Labour (Party) could become the party of marriage and the family: Voters want leaders who can promise good care for their children and elderly relatives,” by Mary Riddell (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 11, 2013).
telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/10508431/Now-Labour-could-become-the-party-of-marriage-and-the-family.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Pensioners are being robbed of their savings by insurance companies,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10508448/Pensioners-are-being-robbed-of-their-savings-by-insurance-companies.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Pension concession for higher earners,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 11, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

30. WALES NEWS: “Pensioners left isolated and lonely as bus cuts reach ‘critical levels’,” by Darren Devine (_North Wales Daily Post_, Dec. 11, 2013).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pensioners-left-isolated-lonely-bus-6391600…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “‘Dementia is not inevitable. It is a disease that needs tackling’,” by Jeremy Hughes (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

32. “Dementia risk greatest for older Native-Americans and African-Americans with diabetes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Early initiation of emergency department palliative care consultations resulted in significantly shorter hospital stays” (New York University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2013).
www.nyu.edu…

34. “Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind? Study found tooth loss, bleeding gums in middle age were associated with lower scores on thinking tests,” by  (HealthDay News, Dec. 10, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

35. “Pain, Often in Multiple Sites, Is Common in Elderly in U.S.” (HealthDay News, Dec. 10, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

December 10, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3465–December 10, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3465–December 10, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Can Congress Solve Medicare’s ‘Doc Fix’ Problems?” by Emily Ethridge (_Roll Call_ [Washington, DC], December 9, 2013).
www.rollcall.com…

2. “Penalties Help Lower Hospital Readmissions, Medicare Says,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, December 9, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

3. “Many blacks and Latinos have no retirement savings, study shows,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, December 9, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Federal workers could pay more for retirement benefits,” by Joe Davidson (_Washington Post_, December 9, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Work Force Is Shrinking Because of Retiring Boomers, Philly Fed Paper Argues,” by Pedro Nicolaci da Costa (_Wall St. Journal_, Blog, December 9, 2013).
blogs.ws…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “S&P revises Illinois outlook to ‘developing’ on pension reform,” (_Reuters_, December 10, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension crisis endangers Chicago’s future,” by Sara Burnett (Associated Press via _Huffington Post_, December 10, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Retirement systems seek cost-of-living adjustment,” (Associated Press via _Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], December 9, 2013).
www.nola.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass., firm settle fraud allegations,” by Chris Reidy (_Boston Globe_, December 9, 2013).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “Vt suit prompts Medicare change,” (Associated Press via _Rutland Herald_, December 10, 2013).
www.rutlandherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirement reality: ABS finds workers calling it quits in their 50s,” by Gareth Hutchens (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 10, 2013).
www.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Average retirement age rising as Australians live longer, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show,” by Michael Janda (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, December 10, 2013).
www.abc.net…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Women falling short on super savings,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney], December 10, 2013).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Tories vote down CPP expansion as seniors warn of waning support,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 9, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: ” Senior’s death in North Vancouver highlights danger of wandering patients,” by Wendy Stueck (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 9, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Survey: Savings insurance important for 75% of elderly Czechs,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, December 10, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “China should raise retirement age,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], December 10, 2013).
news.xinhuanet.com…

18. INDIA NEWS: “Investment Corpus in Indian pension sector to exceed USD 1 trillion by 2025: CII report,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], December 10, 2013).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

19. ISRAEL NEWS: “Timer to turn off patient ventilators in hospitals being tested but not ready for use,” by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich (_Jerusalem Post_, December 10, 2013).
www.jpost.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s active seniors show younger generation how it’s done,” by Paula Newton (_CNN_, December 9, 2013).
www.cnn.com…

21. MALTA NEWS: “Poverty and neglect amongst the elderly affects 20% of over-65s,” (_Malta Today_ [San Gwann], December 10, 2013).
www.maltatoday.com…

22. TAIWAN NEWS: “Amendment to aid employers of ‘runaway’ carers,” (_Taipei Times_, December 11, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Cost of providing state pensions to quadruple,” by Hilary Osbourne (_Guardian_ [London], December 10, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Annuity market ‘needs urgent reform’ to ensure pensioners aren’t exploited,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], December 9, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Merck moves Alzheimer’s drug into big trials after safety review,” by Ransdell Pierson (_Reuters_, December 10, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Alzheimer’s blood test would be ‘significant development’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 10, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10508720/Alzheimers-blood-test-would-be-significant-development.html…

27. “Exercises helpful for people with dementia: study,” by Shereen Jegtvig (_Reuters_, December 9, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Could diabetes drug slow Alzheimer’s?” by Fergus Walsh (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 10, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25214885…

29. “Dementia: Five priorities for research,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 9, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25263341…

30. “Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors,” by Brenda Goodman (_HealthDay_, December 10, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Majority of Americans avoid addressing end-of-life issues, according to new study,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Survey Of Aging Organisms Shows Not All Species Decline With Age,” by Virginia Gewin (Nature via _Huffington Post_, November 9, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

December 9, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3464–December 9, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3464–December 9, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Playing Pension Games,” by Gretchen Morgenson (_New York Times_, Dec. 9, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Detroit ruling opens door to pension cuts across the nation,” by Alana Semuels (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 8, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Pension Plans Put Under The Knife,” by Tom Ashbrook, with guests Tim Jones, Alicia Munnell, Andrew Biggs, and John Day (US National Public Radio _On Point_, Dec. 9, 2013). This is an audio transcript, running time: 46 minutes, 4 seconds).
onpoint.wbur.org…

4. “Budget negotiators looking at military pensions,” by David Rogers (_Politico_ [Arlington County, Virginia], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.politico.com…

5. “Rehospitalization Rates Fell In First Year Of Medicare Penalties,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via _Washington Post_, Dec. 9, 2013).
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Medicare Drug Benefit Kept Its Promise, Must Improve,” by Tommy G. Thompson (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 8, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “Judge’s Medicare Advantage Order Could Have National Impact,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via Medscape, Dec. 9, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

8. “Social Security Fight Exposes Democratic (Party) Divide On Populism,” by Mara Liasson (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Saturday_, Dec. 7, 2013). In addition to the story print and audio (running time: 4 minutes, 37 seconds) transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

9. “Will Seniors Leave Republicans (Party) Out To Dry In 2014?” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Dec. 9, 2013). In addition to the print transcript and audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 33 seconds) is available at the site).
www.npr.org…

10. “Impact of budgetary hit to federal retirement weighed,” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_ blog, Dec. 9, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. “Stealing Time,” by Russell J. Schriefer (_New York Times_ blog, Dec. 4, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com…

12. “Why are baby boomers so divorce-prone?” by Pepper Schwartz (Cable News Network, Dec. 9, 2013). Note: this is a CNN Opinion piece.
www.cnn.com…

13. “Baby boomer grandparents trying not to sound ‘grand’,” by Sharon Jayson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Experts say Chicago has a public pension system set up to fail,” by Alex Keefe (WBEZ [Chicago] 91.5 FM radio news, Dec. 8, 2013). In addition to the story an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 31 seconds) is available at the site.
www.wbez.org…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Republicans (Party) Defend Public Workers in Pension Battles,” by Tim Jones and John McCormick (Bloomberg News, Dec. 8, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “In Shepherding Detroit Bankruptcy, Lawyer Tackles a Job He Didn’t Ask For,” by Monica Davey and Bill Vlasic (_New York Times_, Dec. 9, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “Detroit [Michigan] ruling opens threat to N.Y. worker pensions” (Associated Press via _Albany Times-Union_, Dec. 9, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

18. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Public school pensions take another bite,” by Eric Boehm (_Pocono Record_, Dec. 9, 2013).
www.poconorecord.com…

19. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Lawyers brief judge for 12th time on RI pension lawsuit talks” (WPRI [Providence] Channel 12 TV news blog, Dec. 9, 2013).
blogs.wpri.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRLIA NEWS: “Retirement reality: ABS (Australia Bureau of Statistics) finds workers calling it quits in their 50s,” by Gareth Hutchens (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Dec. 10, 2013).
www.smh.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “New bill aims to reform senior care in Quebec [Province],” by Charlie Fidelman (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Growing old with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus): the long-term care challenge,” by Tralee Pearce (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “How we might double CPP (Canada Pension Plan) pensions,” by Adam Mayers (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans ballooned in 2012, led by government programs: Statscan (Statistics Canada),” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Belgian professor warns Quebec (Province) about risks of euthanasia laws,” by (ctvnews.ca, Dec. 8, 2013).
montreal.ctvnews.ca/belgian-professor-warns-quebec-about-risks-of-euthanasia-laws-1.1580166…

26. CHINA NEWS: “China to launch 401k-style tax-deferred pension plan in 2014,” by Pete Sweeney (Reuters, Dec. 8, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. CHINA NEWS: “Chinese Insurers Rise on Pension Tax Deferral: Hong Kong Mover” (Bloomberg News, Dec. 8, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “ESB (Electricity Supply Board) strike averted as sides reach agreement on pensions,” by Mark Paul and Harry McGee (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Aer Lingus threatens legal action if (Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union–SIPTU) union strikes in pension row,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. LATVIA NEWS: “Latvian Pensioners’ Federation supports Welfare Ministry’s pension indexing system” (baltic-course.com…, Dec. 9, 2013).
www.baltic-course.com…

31. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Pension age: Thousands in Northern Ireland will have to ‘toil until they drop’,” by Claire McNeilly And Margaret Canning (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/pension-age-thousands-in-northern-ireland-will-have-to-toil-until-they-drop-29821241.html…

32. POLAND NEWS: “Poland pension reform: not done yet,” by Jan Cienski (_Financial Times_ [London, UK] blog, Dec. 9, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
blogs.ft.com…

33. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Westminster (UK Government) pension plans ‘would hit young Scots hardest’,” by Robbie Dinwoodie (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

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34. UK NEWS: “Retirement age hike ‘will result in employment disputes’,” by Matthew Holehouse (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/10501401/Retirement-age-hike-will-result-in-employment-disputes.html…

35. UK NEWS: “The autumn statement: what has the chancellor done for you?” by  Jennifer Rankin, Rebecca Smithers and Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 7, 2013). See “Case 2” for the story of interest to researchers in aging.
www.theguardian.com…

36. UK NEWS: “Retire at 68? That’s a real dud bargain,” by Jenny McCartney (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 8, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10500907/Retire-at-68-Thats-a-real-dud-bargain.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Britain’s poor ‘will die before they retire’ if pension reforms aren’t matched by health improvements,” by Charlie Cooper (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/britains-poor-will-die-before-they-retire-if-pension-reforms-arent-matched-by-health-improvements-8989446.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Raising the pension age to 70: a hellish scenario facing the younger generation,” by Michele Hanson (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

39. UK NEWS: “Statement sees Chancellor allow older generation to top up pensions,” by Helen Pridham (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

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40. UK NEWS: “Dementia in the UK: Your stories showed the need for change is huge,” by Max Pemberton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10504010/Dementia-in-the-UK-Your-stories-showed-the-need-for-change-is-huge.html…

41. UK NEWS: “Record number of Swinging Sixties generation hospitalised for drug taking,” by Alice Philipson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10504106/Record-number-of-Swinging-Sixties-generation-hospitalised-for-drug-taking.html…

42. UK NEWS: “Mediterranean diet key to dementia battle, PM (Prime Minister) told,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10504774/Mediterranean-diet-key-to-dementia-battle-PM-told.html…

43. UK NEWS: “British Airways launches legal bid to block change to APS (Airways Pension Scheme) pension,” by Andrew Parker (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 9, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

44. UK NEWS: “Is (actress) Joan Collins the future face of old age?” by Judith Woods (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/10500709/Is-Joan-Collins-the-future-face-of-old-age.html…

45. UK NEWS: “Judges to rule on ‘right to die’,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 8, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10502699/Judges-to-rule-on-right-to-die.html…

46. UK NEWS: “Silver sinners? How decline of taboos about sex is transforming life for over-85s,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10500762/Silver-sinners-How-decline-of-taboos-about-sex-is-transforming-life-for-over-85s.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

47. “Aging out of bounds” Max-Planck Gesellschaft [Munich, Bavaria, Germany] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 8, 2013).
www.mpg.de/7646867/diversity-aging…

48. “Better guidelines, coordination needed for prostate cancer specialists” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Potential biological factor contributing to racial disparities in prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 8, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “Enzalutamide (pharmaceutical) in prostate cancer: hints of added benefit” (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) [Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 2, 2013).
www.iqwig.de/en/press/press_releases/press_releases/enzalutamide_in_prostate_cancer_hints_of_added_benefit.5348.html…

51. “Keep on exercising, researchers advise older breast cancer survivors” (Springer Publishing news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.springer.com…

52. “Innovative drug-dispensing contact lens delivers glaucoma medication continuously for a month” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 9, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

53. “Age shouldn’t limit access to transplants for MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes), study suggests (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 7, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

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