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September 30, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3659–September 30, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3659–September 30, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Feds (US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) lacking on nursing home quality” (_Battle Creek [Michigan] Inquirer_,” Sep. 30, 2014). Note: this is a _BCE_ Editorial.
www.battlecreekenquirer.com…

2. “Which State Has the Highest Percentage of Elderly Prison Inmates?” by Stephanie Stamm (_National Journal_ [Washington, DC] via www.gov…, Sep. 29, 2014).
www.gov…

3. “As Walgreen (Company–drug stores) Goes Global, U.S. Medicare Pressures Remain,” by Bruce Japsen (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Sep. 30, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: KPBS 89.5 FM Radio News [San Diego] has released a two part story: “An Impossible Choice.” Part 1: “Deciding When A Life Is No Longer Worth Living” (Sep. 29, 2014, story and audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 19 seconds)). Part 2: “End-Of-Life Struggle Puts San Diego Family’s Life On Hold” (Sep. 29, 2014, story and audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 9 seconds)). Both stories are authored by Joanne Faryon and link to longer versions. The stories are accessible from:
www.kpbs.org…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinoisans have been trying to reform the pension system for almost 100 years,” by Matthew Dietrich (huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 30, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri pension funds ahead of national norms, state auditor says,” by David A. Leib (Associated Press via _St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Sep. 30, 2014).
www.stltoday.com…

7. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “N.H. Retirement System Makes 900 Million usd In 2014,” by Ryan Lessard (New Hampshire Public Radio News, Sep. 29, 2014).
nhpr.org…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “The pension problem: It’s the borrowing, stupid,” by Paul Mulshine (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Sep. 30, 2014). Note: this is a _NSL_ Opinion piece.
www.nj.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Don’t trust (Governor Chris) Christie’s pension panel” (_Bergen Daily Record_, Sep. 30, 2014). Note: this is a _BDR_ Editorial.
www.dailyrecord.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. WORLD NEWS: “Nearly Half of World’s Elderly Lack Pension: International Labour Organisation” (Agence France Presse via New Delhi Television Limited, Sep. 30, 2014).
www.ndtv.com…

11. BELGIUM NEWS: “Belgian police waive traffic fines in protest over pensions,” by Philip Blenkinsop (Reuters, Sep. 30, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

12. CANADA/BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Euthanasia’s damage to the human soul,” by Barbara Kay (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Sep. 30, 2014). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

13. FINLAND NEWS: “Social partners agree on finer points of Finnish pension system reform,” by Rachel Fixen (_Investment and Pensions Europe_ [London, UK], Sep. 30, 2014).
www.ipe.com…

14. GERMANY NEWS: “Luftansa (Airlines) pilots resume strike over retirement benefits” (Associated Press, Bloomberg News, and Charlotte Krol via _Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Sep. 30, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11130057/Luftansa-pilots-resume-strike-over-retirement-benefits.html…

15. INDIA NEWS: “(Union Minister) D.V. Sadananda Gowda launches 1000 rupees (16.24 usd) minimum monthly pension scheme in Gujarat (State)” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ (New Delhi, Delhi], Sep. 30, 2014). economictimes.indiatimes.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Mandatory system required to deal with ‘pensions time-bomb’,” by Colm Keena (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Sep. 30, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. ISRAEL NEWS: “Israel’s elderly population to double by 2035, statistics bureau says,” by  Lidar Grave-Lazi (_Post_ [Jerusalem], Oct. 1, 2014/Tishri 7, 5775).
www.jpost.com…

18. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “How does Stormont (Northern Ireland Government) plan to fund the cost of the ageing population?” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Sep. 30, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/how-does-stormont-plan-to-fund-the-cost-of-the-ageing-population-30625053.html…

19. NORWAY NEWS: “Index Ranks Norway Tops for Well-Being of Elderly,” by David Crary (Associated Press via American Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 30, 2014).
abcnews.go.com…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Exams at risk as education union votes on action in pensions row,” by Kieran Beattie (_Press and Journal_ [Aberdeen], Sep. 30, 2014).
www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/360621/exams-at-risk-as-education-union-votes-on-action-in-pensions-row/…

21. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “African Bank (Investments, Ltd.) Rescue Costing 440 Million usd for Fund Manager,” by Renee Bonorchis (Bloomberg News, Sep. 30, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

22. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Elderly people enjoy special care in UAE” (_Gulf News_ [Dubai], Oct. 1, 2014).
gulfnews.com…

23. UK NEWS: “(Actress) Joanna Lumley: ‘At a certain age, you’re thrown on mental scrapheap’,” by Keith Perry (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 30, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/11128424/Joanna-Lumley-At-a-certain-age-youre-thrown-on-mental-scrapheap.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Pension shake-up could leave many worse off,” by Mike Pole (_Mercury_ [Leicester, Leicestershire], Sep.30,2014). Note: this is a _Mercury_ Opinion piece.
www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Pension-shake-leave-worse/story-23018405-detail/story.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “A ‘frenemy’ in Parkinson’s disease takes to crowdsourcing” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News via _US News and World Report_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Sep. 30, 2014).
health.us…

September 29, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3658–September 29, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3658–September 29, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Nursing Homes Behind Bars,” (_New York Times_, September 29, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Stock market gains, but pensions worsen,” by Russ Wiles (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], September 28, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

3. “Reverse mortgages poised for rebound amid troubled history,” (Associated Press via _Omaho World-Herald_, September 29, 2014).
www.omaha.com…

4. “Get a 401(k) or die poor,” by Jim Gallagher (_St. Louis Post-Dipatch_, September 28, 2014).
www.stltoday.com…

5. “End-of-life care needs concrete reforms, not sweeping rhetoric,” (_Boston Globe_, September 28, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.bostonglobe.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Gov. Brown toughens rules on senior residential care facilities,” by Patrick McGeevey (_Los Angeles Times_, September 28, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Report finds city budgets sapped by retiree costs,” by Andy Metzger and Chris Camire (_Lowell Sun_, September 28, 2014).
www.lowellsun.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Bipartisan panel to continue studying how to make N.J. pension obligations affordable,” by Thomas J. Healey (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], September 29, 2014). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nj.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. transit agencies fined for inflating senior ridership numbers to claim subsidies,’ (Associated Press via _Patriot News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], September 28, 2014).
www.pennlive.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “More Vermonters working past retirement age,” (_Times-Argus_ [Barre, Vermont] September 29, 2014).
www.timesargus.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Care needed to help people die how they want: report,” by Miki Perkins (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 28, 2014).
www.smh.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Caring for an aging population,” by Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], September 29, 2014). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

13. EUROPE NEWS: “Neglect of elderly is ‘hidden euthanasia’, Pope Francis says,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Most senior citizens do not want to use ‘silver seats’,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_, September 27, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing care worker shortage,” (_Japan Times_, September 28, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/09/28/editorials/nursing-care-worker-shortage/#.VCl6_fldXPA…

16. MALTA NEWS: “Consultation on active ageing strategy launched,” by Matthew Aguis (_Malta Today_ [San Gwann], September 29, 2014).
www.maltatoday.com…

17. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Nearly 5,000 people died via euthanasia in the Netherlands in 2013,” (_DutchNews.nl_, September 29, 2014).
www.dutchnews.nl…

18. RUSSIA NEWS: “Cash-Strapped Sberbank Turns to Russian Pension Funds, Insurance Companies,” (_Moscow Times_, September 29, 2014).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Incentives for companies that voluntarily re-employ older workers beyond 65,” by Sara Grosse (_Channel NewsAsia_, September 29, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “More and more baby boomers starting their own businesses,” by Kim So-youn (_Hankyoreh_ [Seoul], September 28, 2014).
english.hani.co.kr…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Battling dementia,” (_Korea Herald_, September 26, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.koreaherald.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Care ratings to target ‘shocking lack of respect’,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11126179/Care-ratings-to-target-shocking-lack-of-respect.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Who benefits from abolition of 55% tax on pensions?” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], September 29, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

24. UK NEWS: “George Osborne scraps the ‘death tax’,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11127126/George-Osborne-scraps-the-death-tax.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Scientists identify the signature of aging in the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Protein that causes frontotemporal dementia also implicated in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Joint pain common for boomer women,” by Robin Erb (_Detroit Free-Press_, September 27, 2014).
www.freep.com…

28. “More people are living alone, and that can cause problems,” by Tim Hendersen (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], September 28, 2014).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

29. “When Alzheimer’s Victims Suddenly ‘Perk Up’ Just Before Death — What’s Going On?” by Stafford Betty (_Huffington Post_, blog, September 29, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

September 26, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3657–September 26, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3657–September 26, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Finding Humane Care at the End of Life,” (_New York Times_ Opinion Pages Room for Debate, Sep. 26, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this site links to six different Opinion pieces on the topic.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Retirement Worries And Concerns Are A Privilege,” by Robert Laura (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Sep. 26, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Jobless Boomers Fill Gray Area as Fed(eral Reserve Board) Gauges Labor Market,” by Victoria Stilwell (Bloomberg News, Sep. 26, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “How the Slowdown in Medicare Spending Is Affecting Hospitals,” by Susan Brink (_US News and World Report_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Sep. 26, 2014).
www.us…

5. “Time to Change the Conversation on Social Security,” by Chris Farrell (Bloomberg News, Sep. 26, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fla’s municipal pension plans receive grades” (Associated Press via _Ocala Star Banner_, Sep. 26, 2014).
www.ocala.com…

7. LOUISIANA NEWS: “More New Orleans-area doctors indicted by feds in 50 million usd Medicare fraud case,” by Andy Grimm (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Sep. 26, 2014).
www.nola.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie-named panel finds pension system in ‘dire’ shape,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Sep. 26, 2014).
www.philly.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Fighting to Honor a Father’s Last Wish: To Die at Home,” by Nina Bernstein (_New York Times_, Sep. 26, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “AC/DC’s (rock music band) Malcolm Young reportedly in care for dementia in Sydney [New South Wales],” by Bernard Zuel (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], Sep. 26, 2014).
www.canberratimes.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aussie way of life ideal for dementia-friendly communities,” by Natasha Boddy (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], Sep. 26, 2014).
www.canberratimes.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “AHS (Alberta (province) scrapping plan to eliminate nursing home beds: Long hospital waits linked to shortage of long-term-care spaces,” by Matt McClure (_Herald_ [Calgary], Sep. 26, 2014).
www.calgaryherald.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Another union critical of city’s (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) pension deal and tactics” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 26, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/another-union-critical-of-city-s-pension-deal-and-tactics-1.2778673…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Political advisors discuss elderly care services” (Xinhua [Beijing], Sep. 26, 2014).
news.xinhuanet.com…

15. GERMANY NEWS: “Lufthansa insists on pension cuts for pilots,” by Dietmar Henning (World Socialist Web Site, Sep. 26, 2014).
www.ws…

16. INDIA NEWS: “EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) notifies minimum 1000 rupees (16.34 usd) pension for 32 lakh (3.2 million) beneficiaries” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Sep. 26, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Government urged to act on pensions guidance,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Sep. 26, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Ease of Quitting Smoking May Be Early Sign of Parkinson’s,” by Fran Lowry (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 26, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

19. “IOM (US Institute of Medicine) Dying Report: Reactions Range From Fear to Support,” by Veronica Hackethal (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 25, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

September 25, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3656–September 25, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3657–September 25, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Largest U.S. Public Pensions Face 2 Trillion usd Gap, Moody’s (Investors Service) Says,” by Brian Chappatta (Bloomberg News, Sep. 25, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “How an Influential Group of Doctors Exerts Influence Over Medicare Payments to Physicians,” by Adam Crowther (huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 25, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “New eHealth Choice & Impact Study: Average Medicare Beneficiary Could Have Saved $961 on Prescription Drugs in 2014” (Cable News Network CNN Money, Sep. 25, 2014).
money.cnn.com…

4. “The Return of Death Panels? Government-Funded End-of-Life Planning is Morally Questionable,” by John R. Graham (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Sep. 25, 2014). Note: this is a _Forbes_ Opinion piece.
www.forbes.com…

5. BOOK REVIEW: “Embracing a different approach to end-of-life care, a review of _Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death_,” by Katy Butler, reviewed by LouAnn Lofton (_Mississippi Business Journal_ [Jackson] blog, Sep. 25, 2014).
msbusiness.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Changing The Culture Of Nursing Homes,” by Kristin Gourlay (Rhode Island Public Radio News, Sep. 25, 2014).
ripr.org…

7. TEXAS NEWS: “Fire pension board offers compromise to cut city’s (Houston) costs,” by Mike Morris (_Houston Chronicle_, Sep. 25, 2014).
www.houstonchronicle.com…

8. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Pension Benefit Guaranty to pick up pensions for James River Coal (Co.)” (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, Sep. 25, 2014).
www.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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9. IRELAND NEWS: “Levy on private pensions set to exceed 2 billion euros (2.57 billion usd),” by Arthur Beesley (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Sep. 25, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

10. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension levy arguably the most successful and most unjust revenue-raising measure” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Sep. 25, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

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11. UK NEWS: “Great Britain Ponders Physician-Assisted Suicide,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 24, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

12. UK NEWS: “Average employer pension contribution falls,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Sep. 25, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

13. “PSA (prostate specific antigen) Screening in US: Guidelines Not Being Followed,” by Zosia Chustecka (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 24, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

14. “Think you have Alzheimer’s? You just might be right, study says” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

15. “Nicox (French pharmaceutical firm) gets boost from strong prospects for glaucoma drug,” by Natalie Huet (Reuters Health, Sep. 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

16. “German Alzheimer’s drug developer Probiodrug (AG) plans Amsterdam IPO (initial public offering,” by Ludwig Burger and Ben Hirschler (Reuters Health, Sep. 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

17. “Alzheimer’s patients can still feel the emotion long after the memories have vanished,” by John Riehl (University of Iowa news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2014).
now.uiowa.edu…

18. “The plus side of population aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Skirt size increase linked to 33 percent greater postmenopausal breast cancer risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 24, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3655–September 24, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3655–September 24, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Protecting Medicare Part D From Government Intervention,” by Doug Schoen (_Forbes_, September 24, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

2. “Why 80 percent of women take Social Security too early,” by Brian O’Connell (MainStreet.com… via _Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Moneywatch_, September 23, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

3. “Big retirement fear: Outliving your savings,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 24, 2014).
www.us…

4. “Washington Post announces cuts to employees’ retirement benefits,” by Steven Murfson (_Washington Post_, September 23, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Activists call for FDA commissioner’s ouster over opioid epidemic,” by Brady Dennis (_Washington Post_, September 24, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “The Alzheimer’s Perspective on the Birds and the Bees,” by Marie Marley (_Huffington Post_, blog, September 24, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “State law could block Phoenix pension reform from cutting police, fire,” by Dustin Gardiner (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], September 24, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, September 23, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 55 seconds) and print transcript are avialable at the site.
www.npr.org…

9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case,” by David Drury (_Hartford Courant_, September 23, 2014).
www.courant.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Taking care of elderly involves tough decisions,” (_Alton Telegraph_, September 24, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thetelegraph.com…

11. PENNYSLVANIA NEWS: “Fitch downgrades Pennsylvania on budget, pension concerns,” by Hilary Russ (_Reuters_, September 23, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “How To Die In America: Welcome To La Crosse, WI,” by Craig Hatkoff, Rabbi Irwin Kula and Zach Levine (_Forbers_, September 23, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec won’t budge on pension reform, Moreau says,” by Geoffrey Vendeville (_Montreal Gazette_, September 23, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly Japanese blaze to glory in athletics,” (_Asahi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], September 24, 2014).
ajw.asahi.com…

15. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korea’s Elderly Entrepreneurs Warned Off Failing Startups,” by Cynthia Kim (_Bloomberg_, September 24, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Public servants fight pension reform,” by Claire Lee (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], September 24, 2014).
www.koreaherald.com…

17. UK NEWS: “‘Pensions freedom’ hits annuity incomes,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11106420/Pensions-freedom-hits-annuity-incomes.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Great Britain Ponders Physician-Assisted Suicide,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, September 24, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, September 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

20. “Scientists create new ‘designer proteins’ in fight against Alzheimer’s and cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “A step in the right direction to avoid falls,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 23, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3654–September 23, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3654–September 23, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pensions stick with hedge funds despite CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) exodus,” by Lawrence Delevingne (cnbc.com…, Sep. 23, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

2. “Behind the Venture Capital Boom: Public Pensions,” by Allison Schrager (Bloomberg News, Sep. 23, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

3. “Medicare Experiment Shows Initial Promise” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Sep. 22, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Health expert: Medicare in better shape than most people think,” by Dion Lefler (_Wichita [Kansas] Eagle_, Sep. 23, 2014).
www.kansas.com…

5. “Study: End-Of-Life Plans Are Rare, Driving Up Costs – and Suffering” (_US News and World Report_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Sep. 23, 2014).
www.us…

6. BOOK REVIEW: “Strategies for managing a loved one with dementia,” a review of _A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: Using Activities and Other Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Manage Behavioral Symptoms_, by Laura N. Gitlin and Catherine Verrier Piersol, reviewed by Nancy Szokan (_Washington Post_, Sep. 23, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer’s Research Volunteer,” by Jon Hamilton (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Sep. 23, 2014). In addition to the story, an audio (running time: 1 minute 49 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Survey: California wine industry adapting to aging baby boomers, foreign competition, drought,” by Mark Glover (_Sacramento Bee_, Sep. 23, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Maryland Shift of Pension Cash to Wall Street Delivered Below-Median Results: Study,” by David Sirota (International Business Times (ibtimes.com…, Sep. 23, 2014).
www.ibtimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors-on-stretchers: a health care disgrace,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 23, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. INDIA NEWS: “Reinstate pension for Bhopal [Madhya Pradesh] gas widows, NGO (non-governmental organization) tells rehabilitation sec(retar)y” (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi, Delhi], Sep. 23, 2014).
www.hindustantimes.com…

12. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Filipinos rely heavily on gov(ernmen)t pension–poll,” by Julito G. Rada (_Standard Today_ [Manila], Sep. 23, 2014).
manilastandardtoday.com…

13. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pension reform: Strong leadership needed to ease deficit” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Sep. 23, 2014). Note: this is a _KH_ Editorial.
www.koreaherald.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

14. “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthcare? TAU (Tel Aviv [Israel] University) study finds wealthiest older Americans worse off than poorest counterparts in other countries” (Tel Aviv University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 23, 2014).
www.aftau.org…

15. “Could we manipulate the ageing process?” by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes (_Independent_ [London, UK], Sep. 23, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/could-we-manipulate-the-ageing-process-9750725.html…

September 22, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3653–September 22, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3653–September 22, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security,” by Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, September 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Washington cannot seem to fix Social Security. Maybe you should try.” by Martha M. Hamilton (_Washington Post_, September 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “New singles majority is bad news for Social Security,” by Hailey Lee (_CNBC_, September 20, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “Many seniors trying to retire with a mortgage,” by Andrew Khouri (_Los Angeles Times_, September 21, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Why so many people die in hospitals instead of at home,” by Fred Mogul (US National Public Radio _Newshour_, blog, September 22, 2014).
www.pbs.org…

6. “Congress approves tighter scrutiny of hospices,” by Peter Whoriskey (_Washington Post_, September 19, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Nursing Home Neglect Trial Fights Shell Company Transfers,” by Margaret Cronin Fisk (_Bloomberg_, September 22, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. “Senior citizens burdened with student debt,” by Kimberly Hefling (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, September 21, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

9. “A Drug Mule for the Medicare Set,” by Jennifer Conlin (_New York Times_, September 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. “Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, September 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. “On the House: Housing needs of an aging society largely unavailable,” by Alan J. Heavens (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, September 21, 2014).
www.philly.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “LGBT-friendly housing will transform activist’s childhood home in District,” by Fredrick Kunkle (_Washington Post_, September 19, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana pension fund assets hit record high,” (Associated Press via _Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], September 21, 2014).
www.courier-journal.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky aiming to revamp services for elderly,” (Associated Press via _Lexington Herald Leader_, September 21, 2014).
www.kentucky.com…

15. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Elder advocates raise concerns on assisted living,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, September 21, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

16. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Test shows how hospitals battle to balance care, cost,” by Jeremy Olson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, September 21, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “‘Seven deadly sins’ of NJ pensions add up to USD 104 billion debt,” by Mark Lagerkvist (New Jersey Watchdoy via _Philadelphia Inquirer_, September 22, 2014).
www.philly.com…

18. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Computers opening worlds for older care residents,” by Stacey Burling (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, September 21, 2014).
articles.philly.com…

19. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Medicare experiment rewards better health care at a lower cost,” by Guy Boulton (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, September 20, 2014).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. CANADA NEWS: “New pension rules allow retirees to withdraw directly from plans,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 19, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta aims to reduce anti-psychotic drug use in long-term care,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, September 22, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-aims-to-reduce-anti-psychotic-drug-use-in-long-term-care-1.2773868…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Blue-collars protest pension reforms,” by Aaron Derfel (_Montreal Gazette_, September 22, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home fund scheme in delay crisis,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 22, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/nursing-home-fund-scheme-in-delay-crisis-30600428.html…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Dementia is rising, and not just among the elderly,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 21, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/dementia-is-rising-and-not-just-among-the-elderly-30602935.html…

25. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia’s Short-Term Thinking Imperils Its Future,” by Mark Adomanis (_Moscow Times_, September 21, 2014).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

26. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Last chance for pension reform,” (_JooagAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], September 21, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Savers warned over another annuity scandal,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11109823/Savers-warned-over-another-annuity-scandal.html…

28. UK NEWS: “UK firms with big pension schemes face share price drag,” by Simon Jessup (_Reuters_, September 22, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Elderly will have single point of contact for care, promises Labour,” by Jane Merrick (_Independent_ [London], September 21, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/elderly-will-have-single-point-of-contact-for-care-promises-labour-9746494.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Bone paste could provide treatment for ostoeporosis,” by Miranda Prynne (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11111674/Bone-paste-could-provide-treatment-for-ostoeporosis.html…

31. “Antipsychotics reduction goal raised to 30% by end of 2016, CMS and provider groups announce,” by Elizabeth Leis Newman (_McKnight’s Long-Term Care News_, September 19, 2014).
www.mcknights.com…

32. “Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells,” (Salk Institute via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2014).
www.salk.edu…

33. “New End-of-Life Discussion Codes a Step Toward Reimbursement?” by Lara C. Pullen (_Medscape Medical News_, September 19, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

34. “Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says,” (_HealthDay_, September 19, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

September 19, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3652–September 19, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3652–September 19, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. says Medicare Advantage enrollment at all-time high,” by Deena Beasley (_Reuters_, September 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Cost of care for adult relatives often falls on younger generations,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 19, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

3. “How to pick a long-term-care facility when your loved one can’t live alone,” by Bonnie Lawrence (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, blog, September 18, 2014).
www.pbs.org…

4. “Dismal Fed data on retirement saving,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, blog, September 18, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

5. “Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor,” by Melanie Hicken (_CNNMoney_, September 18, 2014).
money.cnn.com…

6. “Reverse mortgages poised for rebound,” by Hope Yen (Associated Press via _Republican-American_ [Waterbury, Connecticut], September 19, 2014).
www.rep-am.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Right-To-Die Conference In Chicago Draws Protest,” by Bob Roberts (_Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Chicago_, September 18, 2014).
chicago.cbslocal.com…

8. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “North Carolina Workers Call On State Pension To Dump Up To USD 6 Billion In Hedge Funds To Avoid ‘Run On Bank’,” by Ted Siedle (_Forbes_, September 18, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. schools are desperate for pension relief,” (_Mercury_ [Pottstown, Pennsylvania], September 19, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.pottsmerc.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas Pension Cuts Hedge Fund Exposure by 1 Percentage Point,” by Darrell Presont (_Bloomberg_, September 18, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly and disabled under increasing threat of abuse in homes, says Public Advocate,” by Julia Medew and Henrietta Cook (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 18, 2014).
www.theage.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ageing of Australia’s scientists creating a void in nation’s future research workforce,” by Nicky Phillips (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 20, 2014).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta government prorogued, spelling end for pension bills,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, September 18, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-government-prorogued-spelling-end-for-pension-bills-1.2770581…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Ombudsman highlights gaps in care for the most vulnerable,” by Charlie Fidelman (_Montreal Gazette_, September 19, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. HUNGARY NEWS: “No Hungarian pension without residence in Hungary, says ministry,” (_Politics.hu_, September 19, 2014).
www.politics.hu/20140919/no-hungarian-pension-without-residence-in-hungary-says-ministry/…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan PM say he aims to see pension-fund reform as soon as possible,” by Kiyoshi Takenaka (_Reuters_, September 19, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch Pension Funds Plan USD 2.6 Billion Investment in Mortgages,” by Corina Ruhe (_Bloomberg_, September 18, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “Aging population rising fast: ministry,” by Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung (_Taipei Times_, September 20, 2014).
www.taipeitimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “When Medicine Is Futile,” by Barron H. Lerner (_New York Times_, September 19, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

20. “Patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied palliative care,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Simple test can help detect Alzheimer’s before dementia signs show: York U study,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Mayo researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Down syndrome helps researchers understand Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Decision-support program helps keep seniors out of the emergency room,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Professional recommendations against routine prostate cancer screening have little effect,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 17, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3651–September 17, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3651–September 17, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “End-of-Life Care Needs Sweeping Overhaul, Panel Says,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, September 17, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Advises,” by Jenny Gold (_Kaiser Health News_, blog, September 17, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Small savings reported from new healthcare models,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], September 16, 2014).
thehill.com…

4. “One-Quarter Of ACOs Save Enough Money To Earn Bonuses,” by Jordan Rau (_Kaiser Health Network_, blog, September 16, 2014).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “How the pay gap leads to the retirement savings gap,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, September 17, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “A Bold New Plan to Fix the Retirement Savings Mess,” by Eric Pianin (_Fiscal Times_, September 16, 2014).
www.thefiscaltimes.com…

7. “GAO Examines Seven-Figure IRAs,” by Bernie Becker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], September 16, 2014).
thehill.com…

8. “With Pension Fund Giant Calpers (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) Quitting Hedge Funds, Other Investors Reflect,” by Mary Williams Walsh and Alexandra Stevenson (_New York Times_, September 17, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

9. “How smart are you about health care?” by Anne Tergesen (_MarketWatch_, blog, September 16, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Teachers’ Retirement Board Must Fix Financials,” (_Hartford Courant_, September 16, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.courant.com…

11. IDAHO NEWS: “After banner year, PERSI shares the wealth with retirees, current employees,” by Cynthia Sewell (_Idaho Statesman_ [Boise, Idaho], September 16, 2014).
www.idahostatesman.com…

12. INDIANA NEWS: “Lawmakers debate pension system withdrawal fix,” by Troy Kehoe (_WISH-TV_, September 16, 2014).
wishtv.com…

13. LOUISIANA NEWS: “‘Edmonson Act’ declared unconstitutional in state court,” by Cole Avery (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], September 16, 2014).
www.nola.com…

14. MAINE NEWS: “Federal grants to help Maine agencies aid the elderly and children,” (_Portland Press Herald_, September 16, 2014).
www.pressherald.com…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit bankruptcy judge questions pension rates,” by Nathan Bomey and Matt Helms (_Detroit Free Press_, September 16, 2014).
www.freep.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension system sells investment in fund tied to Massachusetts GOP candidate,” by John Reitmeyer (_Record_ [Bergen, New Jersey], September 16, 2014).
www.northjersey.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s booming aged-care sector set for unprecedented shakeup,” by Byron Kaye (_Reuters_, September 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “ACT Parliament to debate euthanasia with another call for repeal of Andrews Bill,” by Kirsten Lawson and Tom McIlroy (_Canberra Times_, September 17, 2014).
www.canberratimes.com…

19. DENMARK NEWS: “Danish pension funds get a head start on EU funds facing new capital rules,” by Teis Jensen (_Reuters_, September 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

20. FINLAND NEWS: “Talks over pension reform suspended at 5 am,” (_Helsinki Times_, September 17, 2014).
www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/12031-talks-over-pension-reform-suspended-at-5-am.html…

21. FRANCE NEWS: “French welfare fraud costs 20-25 billion euros per year – report,” by Jean-Baptiste Vey and Nicholas Vinocur (_Reuters_, September 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

22. GREECE NEWS: “Pensions audit draws money, finds major fraud,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], September 17, 2014).
www.ekathimerini.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “India’s state pension fund chief urges green light to buy stocks,” by Manoj Kumar (_Reuters_, September 17, 2014).
in.reuters.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Workers will pay more for State pensions,” by Tim O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 17, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Kanagawa police set up team to fight scams targeting the elderly,” (_Japan Times_, September 17, 2014).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/17/national/crime-legal/kanagawa-police-set-up-team-to-fight-scams-targeting-the-elderly/#.VBm7HPldXPA…

26. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Super Fund continues solid run,” by Niko Kloeten (_Stuff.co_, September 16, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/10505127/Super-Fund-continues-solid-run…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Greater risk of dementia for those with diabetes,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11099396/Greater-risk-of-dementia-for-those-with-diabetes.html…

28. “World Alzheimer Report 2014 reveals persuasive evidence for dementia risk reduction,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “On New Measurements of Aging,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, blog, September 16, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

30. “Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned,” (_HealthDay_, September 16, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Benefit of endocrine therapy in elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes discovered,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Large study reveals new genetic variants that raise risk for prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, September 16, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

September 16, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3650–September 16, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3650–September 16, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security Resumes Mailing Benefit Statements,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via American Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 16, 2014).
abcnews.go.com…

2. “Retirement Rich List: 314 Have IRAs (individual retirement accounts Averaging 258 Million usd Each, GAO (Government Accountability Office) Estimates,” by  Janet Novack (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Fewer Americans have retirement accounts, study says,” by Krystal Steinmetz (money.msn.com…, Sep. 15, 2014).
money.msn.com…

4. “Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Lane To View Loved One,” by Audie Cornish (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Sep. 16, 2014). This is an audio transcript (running time: 29 seconds).
www.npr.org…

5. “End-of-life debate” (_Gainesville [Florida] Sun_, Sep. 16, 2014). Note: this is a _GS_ editorial.
www.gainesville.com…

US STATE NEWS:

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6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers (California Public Employees’ Retirement System), Nation’s Biggest Pension Fund, to End Hedge Fund Investments,” by Alexandra Stevenson and Michael Corkery (_New York Times_, Sep. 16, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Why America’s largest pension fund dumped hedge funds,” by Lauren Silva Laughlin (_Fortune_ [New York, New York], Sep. 16, 2014).
fortune.com…

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8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension costs continue to strain state and city budgets, website reports,” by Richard Rainey (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Sep. 16, 2014).
www.nola.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Is New Jersey Fudging Its Pension Fund Results to Defuse a (Governor Chris) Christie Scandal?” by Yves Smith (truth-out.org…, Sep. 16, 2014).
truth-out.org…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York Files an Antitrust Suit Against the Maker of an Alzheimer’s Drug,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, Sep. 16, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “‘Retirement crisis’: A state-sponsored plan for Oregon?” (KOIN Channel 6 [Portland] TV news, Sep. 16, 2014).
koin.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Victoria state) Elderly in limbo after administrative glitch denies nursing home places,” by Grant McArthur (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.heraldsun.com…

13. BELGIUM NEWS: “Belgium grants murderer’s request for mercy killing” (Agence France Presse via _Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/11098247/Belgium-grants-murderers-request-for-mercy-killing.html…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Home care’s where the heart is,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. GREECE NEWS: “Pension review has saved state 42 million euros (54.37 million usd), alternate finance minister says” (_Ekathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.ekathimerini.com…

16. ICELAND NEWS: “Icelandic Retirement Savings Threatened as Bubble Risk Grows,” by Omar R. Valdimarsson (Bloomberg News, Sep. 16, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “Kerala (state) added a million elderly every year since ’81” (Indo-Asian News Service via zeenews.india.com…, Sep. 16, 2014).
zeenews.india.com…

18. INDIA NEWS: “60% of (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) elderly malnourished: Study,” by Janani Sampath (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Sep. 16, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Aer Lingus and DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) begin final push to solve pensions,” by John Mulligan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-and-daa-begin-final-push-to-solve-pensions-30588682.html…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Blessed ‘inactivity’ a prerogative of the elderly” (_Asahi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Sep. 16, 2014). Not: this is an _AS_ Opinion piece.
ajw.asahi.com…

21. LIBERIA NEWS: “To Avoid Corruption, Judge Presses for Better Retirement Package,” by Kennedy L. Yangian (frontpageafricaonline.com… via allAfrica.com…, Sep. 16, 2014).
allafrica.com…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “All Blacks (New Zealand National Rugby Union team) could cash in on aged care mega-merger,” by
Christopher Adams (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Sep. 17, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11325559…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pensioners told vote Yes for sake of grandchildren,” by Sam Lister (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

24. VATICAN CITY NEWS: “Pope Francis To Celebrate Mass In Honor Of The Elderly,” by Nicole Winfield (Associated Press via huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 16, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Using big data to fight dementia and Alzheimer’s,” by Kelly Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

26. “Drug’s effect on Alzheimer’s may depend on severity of disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Not Everyone With Alzheimer’s-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Sep. 15, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Higher Vitamin D in Menopause Linked to Big Reduction in Fracture,” by Nancy A. Melville (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 15, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “AstraZeneca (PLC–pharmaceuticals) gets up to 500 million usd from (Eli) Lilly (and Company–pharmaceuticals) for Alzheimer’s drug,” by Ben Hirschler (Reuters Health, Sep. 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Merck (and Company–pharmaceuticals) osteoporosis drug passes trial, but side effects hover,” by Ransdell Pierson (Reuters Health, Sep. 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Certain Form of Baldness at Age 45 Linked to Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer” (American Society of Clinical Oncology news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15 2014).
www.asco.org…

32. “Majority of prostate cancer patients surveyed five years after treatment with vessel-sparing radiation therapy report preserved sexual function” (American Society for Radiation Oncology news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15 2014).
www.astro.org…

33. “Prostate cancer patients who receive hypofractionated radiation therapy report consistent quality of life before and after treatment” (American Society for Radiation Oncology news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15 2014).
www.astro.org…

34. “ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology): QoL (quality of life) Up With Testosterone Recovery in Prostate Cancer” (HealthDay News, Sep. 16, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

35. “New gene research helps pinpoint prostate cancer risk” (Queensland University of Technology [Brisbane, Australia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15 2014).
www.qut.edu…

36. “Researchers debunk myth about Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Poor Diet May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease” (Wiley Publishing news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15, 2014).
www.wiley.com…

38. “Cellular Protein May Be Key to Longevity” (Wiley Publishing news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15, 2014).
www.wiley.com…

39. “Cardiorespiratory fitness can delay male, age-associated blood pressure hikes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study,” by Randy Dotinga (HealthDay News, Sep. 15, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

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