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May 29, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3820–May 29, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3820–May 29, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “McCaskill: Medicare Advantage billing fraud ‘must be investigated’,” by Fred Schulte (_Center for Public Integrity_, May 29, 2015).
www.publicintegrity.org…

2. “What New Managed Care Regulations Will Mean For Frail Elders,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, May 29, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Strengthening Troubled Sibling Bonds to Deal With an Aging Parent,” by Abby Ellin (_New York Times_, May 29, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Investors find big upside in small U.S. death services companies,” by Ryan Vlastelica (_Reuters_, May 29, 2015).
in.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ALABAMA NEWS: “Ala. House passes bill to create long-term care networks,” by Martin Swant (Associated Press via _Montgomery Advertiser_, May 28, 2015).
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com…

6. ALASKA NEWS: “Medicaid denials leave Alaska seniors reeling,” by Quinton Chandler (_KTOO_, May 29, 2015).
www.ktoo.org…

7. DELAWARE NEWS: “Legislation allowing physician-assisted suicide introduced in Delaware House,” by Tom Lehman (_WDEL_ [Wilmington, Delaware], May 28, 2015).
www.wdel.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Under threat of seizure, committee clears USD 5 million for firefighters’ pension fund,” by Robert McClendon (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], May 29, 2015).
www.nola.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts pension to vote on lower-fee accounts,” by Sabrina Willmer (Bloomberg News via _Boston Globe_, May 29, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “House Rich, But Cash Poor–Home Repairs Loom Large for Low-Income Seniors,” by Sandra Larson (_New America Media_, May 29, 2015)>
newamericamedia.org…

11. MONTANA NEWS: “Missoula leaders look into senior cooperative housing options,” by David Erickson (_Missoulian_ [Missoula, Montana], May 28, 2015).
missoulian.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “GOP state pension reform criticized,” by Damon C. Williams (_Philadelphia Tribune_, May 28, 2015).
www.phillytrib.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Proposed income-tax breaks focus on keeping retirees in R.I.,” by Jennifer Bogdan (_Providence Journal_, May 28, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Younger middle income earners to lose most from pension changes: Industry Super,” by Michael Janda (_Australian Broadcasting Corportion [ABC] News_, May 29, 2015).
www.abc.net…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Employers won’t be forced to match extra Pension Plan contributions,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 28, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Capital aiming for 208 new care centers for the elderly,” by Xu Wie (_China Daily_ [Beijing], May 29, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

17. ITALY NEWS: “Italy urges elderly to self-defend from scams,” by Marzia De Giuli (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], May 29, 2015).
news.xinhuanet.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s Shinzo Abe hopes ‘robot revolution’ can replace ageing workforce,” by Brian Bremner (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 29, 2015).
www.smh.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Soaring health insurance costs hurting the elderly,” by Rebecca Savory (_Bay of Plenty Times_ [Tauranga], May 29, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11456618…

20. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Kiska vetoes minimum pension bill,” (_Slovak Spectator_, May 28, 2015).
spectator.sme.sk/c/20057667/kiska-vetoes-minimum-pension-bill.html…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Civil service pension reform, 60 other bills pass Assembly,” by Jeong Hunny (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], May 29, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Elderly face NHS discrimination under new UN death targets,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 29, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11637179/Elderly-face-NHS-discrimination-under-new-UN-death-targets.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Relatives of dementia sufferers who die in care homes having to wait months to bury loved ones thanks to new Government rules,” by Paul Gallagher (_Independent_ [London], May 28, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/relatives-of-dementia-sufferers-who-die-in-care-homes-having-to-wait-months-to-bury-loved-ones-thanks-to-new-government-rules-10282507.html…

24. VIETNAM NEWS: “Rapidly aging population threatens Vietnam’s pension system: experts,” by Minh Hung (_Thanh Nien News_ [Ho Chi Minh City], May 29, 2015).
www.thanhniennews.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Alzheimer’s culprit causes memory loss even before brain degeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Experts on aging: UN Sustainable Development Goals discriminatory, ageist,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, May 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Statins Questionable for Elderly Men Without Heart Disease,” by Kathleen Louden (_Medscape Medical News_, May 28, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Newer, easier to manage medications may not always be the best choice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, May 29, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 28, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3819–May 28, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3819–May 28, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Borrowing to Replenish Depleted Pensions,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, May 28, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Many Americans have no retirement savings: Fed survey,” by Lucia Mutikani (_Reuters_, May 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

3. “U.S. company pensions less solvent in 2014 -UBS,” by Richard Leong (_Reuters_, May 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

4. “More people with Alzheimer’s are becoming activists — which brings its own challenges,” by Frederick Kunkle (_Washington Post_, May 27, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Cities, towns offer new public safety pension proposal,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Pheonix, Arizona], May 27, 2015).
www.azcentral.com…

6. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension fund investment managers defend private fees, bonuses,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, May 27, 2015).
www.nj.com…

7. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pension hearing ends with retirees, state workers, imploring judge to reject settlement deal,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, May 27, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

8. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Washington launches state-run retirement savings plan,” by Anne Tergesen (_MarketWatch_, May 28, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

9. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Long-term care changes backed despite protests,” by Todd Richmond (Associated Press via _Green Bay Press Gazette_, May 28, 2015).
www.greenbaypressgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. CANADA NEWS: “Tories previously rejected voluntary CPP expansion party now proposes,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 27, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Harper’s pension ‘fix’ falls short,” (_Toronto Star_, May 27, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

12. CHILE NEWS: “Chilean pension fund returns in question,” (_LatinFinance_, May 27, 2015).
www.latinfinance.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “No double beds allowed for unmarried elderly,” by Olivia Kelly (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 28, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Absence of carer checks ‘a risk to elderly’,” by Catherine Shanahan (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], May 28, 2015).
www.irishexaminer.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Bill to allow assisted suicide to be introduced into Dail in coming weeks,” by Sam Griffin (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 27, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/bill-to-allow-assisted-suicide-to-be-introduced-into-dail-in-coming-weeks-31259393.html…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “System uses vending machines to help find elderly dementia patients,” (_Japan News_, May 28, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Political fighting delays vote on pension reform,” by Ser Myo-Ja (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], May 29, 2015).
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com…

18. UK NEWS: “These elderly crossing signs will make your day,” by Saffron Alexander (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/11620325/These-elderly-crossing-signs-will-make-your-day.html…

19. WORLD NEWS: “Instead of Playing Golf, the World’s Elderly Are Staging Heists and Robbing Banks,” by Carol Matlack (_Bloomberg Business_, May 28, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

20. WORLD NEWS: “The World Will Never Retire,” by Suzanne Woolley (_Bloomberg Business_, May 27, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “High rates of MRSA transmission found between nursing home residents, healthcare workers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Molecules involved in Alzheimer’s have a role in weakening of connections between neurons,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Tablets can help elderly cross the ‘digital divide’,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Depression May Be Harbinger of Parkinson’s,” by Fran Lowry (_Medscape Medical News_, May 28, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

25. “New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Hearing impairment higher among Hispanic/Latino men, older individuals,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 27, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3818–May 27, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3818–May 27, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Feds unveil long-awaited overhaul of Medicaid managed care,” by Sarah Ferris (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], May 26, 2015).
thehill.com…

2. “More seniors are going hungry,” by Sarah Varney (Kaiser Health News via _CNN Money_, May 27, 2015).
money.cnn.com…

3. “The issue is net returns, not the nature of the fund,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, May 27, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Elder abuse a ‘huge, expensive and lethal’ problem for states,” by Rita Beamish (Stateline.org… via _Alaska Dispatch News_, May 27, 2015).
www.adn.com…

5. “Elder Mediation Could Soon Become a Staple in Age-Related Care,” by Luc Rinaldi (_Huffington Post_, blog, May 27, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.ca/alzlive/call-an-elder-mediator_b_7442870.html…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Survey: Looming statewide nursing shortage as baby boomers ready to retire,” by Lauren Leone–Cross (_Herald News_ [Joliet, Illinois], May 26, 2015).
www.theherald-news.com…

7. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension hike for state employees, teachers, school workers, State Police get Louisiana House endorsement; measure now moves on to Senate for debate,” by Marsha Schuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], May 27, 2015).
theadvocate.com…

8. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Teacher pension sees huge returns, but remains far behind,” by Jennifer Stecklein (_Claremore Daily Progress_, May 27, 2015).
www.claremoreprogress.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “State treasurer’s new policy would require pension-fund managers to open their books,” by Jennifer Bogdan (_Providence Journal_, May 26, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

10. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Self-neglect accounts for most elder abuse in Virginia,” by Prue Salasky (_Daily Press_ [Newport News, Virginia], May 26, 2015).
www.dailypress.com…

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Family Care changes to come before budget committee Wednesday,” by Jason Stein (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, blog, May 26, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Grey divorce had huge impact in the retirement years,” by Kate Jones (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 27, 2015).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Tories propose voluntary expansion of Canada Pension Plan,” by Bill Curry and Steven Chase (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 26, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Cancer cases to rise 40% by 2030; aging population fuel increase: report,” by Helen Branswell (Canadian Press via _Edmonton Journal_, May 27, 2015).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

15. ISRAEL NEWS: “Regaining control: Two activists long fight for elderly protection, autonomy,” by Yonah Jeremy Bob (_Jerusalem Post_, May 26, 2015).
www.jpost.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “With rural Japan shrinking and aging, a small town seeks to stem the trend,” by Anna Fifield (_Washington Post_, May 26, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Backtrack on super puts Little in a bind,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 27, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11455087…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Concern assisted death law may be misused,” by Rebecca Quilliam (_Otago Daily Times_ [Dunedin], May 27, 2015).
www.odt.co.nz/news/national/343738/concern-assisted-death-law-may-be-misused…

19. PORTUGAL NEWS: “Opposition Socialists reject move to cut current pensions, save Euro 600m (USD 655 million),” (_Portugal News_, May 27, 2015).
www.theportugalnews.com…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “MSPs to vote on Assisted Suicide Scotland bill,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 27, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pension reform talks down to wire,” by Jeong Hunn (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], May 27, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Researchers use brain scans to hunt for Alzheimer’s cause,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _US Public Broadcasting System_, May 26, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

23. “Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Two drinks per day may be harmful to elderly hearts,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, May 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Stressed out wives may make men’s blood pressure rise,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, May 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Gender and family relationships affect caregiver,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, May 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Hip fractures in the elderly caused by falls, not osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Breakthrough measures Parkinson’s progression in the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “How a robot ended up teaching exercise classes in a Dutch retirement home,” by Matt McFarland (_Washington Post_, blog, May 27, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

May 26, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3817–May 26, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3817–May 26, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obamacare’s Big Gamble on Hospital Productivity,” by Austin Frakt (_New York Times_, blog, May 25, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “At Day Center For The Elderly, ‘They Have Everything’,” by Scott Simon (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, May 23, 2015). Note: An audio (running time 6 minutes 33 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

3. “A Special Focus On Caring For Vets At The End Of Their Lives,” by Patricia Murphy (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 26, 2015). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 7 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona keeps costs low on long-term care spending, Moody’s says,” by Russ Wiles (_Arizona Republic_ [Pheonix, Arizona], May 23, 2015).
www.azcentral.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Reports of elder abuse rising in Sonoma County,” by Martin Espinoza (_Press Democrat_ [Santa Rosa, California], May 25, 2015).
www.pressdemocrat.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Scrambles for Solutions to a Mounting Pension Crisis,” by Monica Davey and Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, May 26, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana retirement cuts push teachers out early,” by Jeff Parrot (_South Bend Tribune_, May 24, 2015).
www.southbendtribune.com…

8. MAYRLAND NEWS: “Democrats’ irresponsible pension-funding bet in Maryland,” (_Washington Post_, May 26, 2015). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY’s pension fund up to (USD) 183.5 billion,” by Jon Campbell (_Journal News_ [Westchester, New York], May 24, 2015).
www.lohud.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Helping caregivers fill the gaps with the community’s support,” by Joyce Gannon (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, May 24, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Funding Program Shields Nursing Homes From Lawsuits,” by Edgar Walters (_Texas Tribune_, May 24, 2015).
www.texastribune.org…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “Senate Approves State Employee Pension Funding Plan,” by Ryan McCrimmon (_Texas Tribune_, May 22, 2015).
www.texastribune.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirees stung by high-fee retirement products,” by John Collett (_Sydney Morning Edition_, May 24, 2015).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Flu cases double in South Australia as the elderly face an early spike,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, May 25, 2015).
www.abc.net…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Follow California’s lead on protecting seniors,” by Naomi Lakritz (_Calgary Herald_, May 23, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
calgaryherald.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Fire in central China nursing home kills at least 38 seniors,” by Violet Law (_Los Angeles Times_, May 26, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “India’s elderly now at home with healthcare,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], May 26, 2015).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “SFA plays Canute as tide of pension crisis looms,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 26, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Euthanasia group holds workshop on end-of-life options,” by Sam Griffin (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 25, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/euthanasia-group-holds-workshop-on-endoflife-options-31250546.html…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “National program courses help families of dementia patients cope at 150 locations,” (_Japan News_, May 25, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

21. MALTA NEWS: “Caring for the elderly affecting businesses,” by John Cassar White (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], May 25, 2015).
www.timesofmalta.com…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “National leaving super ‘squeeze’ for future govts – Little,” by Vernon Small (_Stuff.co_, May 25, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/68809333/national-leaving-super-squeeze-for-future-govts–little…

23. PORTUGAL NEWS: “Portuguese gov’t plan to cut pensions sparks backlash,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], May 26, 2015).
news.xinhuanet.com…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pension negotiations make progress,” by Jeong Hunny (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], May 26, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

25. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Senior citizens’ group wants to raise minimum pension age,” by Kim Rahn (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], May 26, 2015).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

26. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Alarm over poor elders,” (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], May 24, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

27. WORLD NEWS: “The world is drowning in debt, warns Goldman Sachs,” by Szu Ping Chan (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 25, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11625406/The-world-is-drowning-in-debt-warns-Goldman-Sachs.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Study: Hospital to nursing home discharges need focus,” by Holly Fletcher (_Tennessean_ [Nashville, Tennessee], May 24, 2015).
www.tennessean.com…

29. “Lessons on End-of-Life Care From a Sister’s Death,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, May 22, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

30. “Frailer older patients at higher risk of readmission or death after discharge from hospital,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Oldest old less likely to be investigated or aggressively treated after surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “New insights could result in changes to the therapeutic strategy to combat Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in heart failure,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Researchers unveil new gene subgroup in prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Hospice use linked to fewer depressive symptoms for surviving spouses,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren’t Getting It,” (_HealthDay_, May 25, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss,” (_HealthDay_, May 22, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults,” (_HealthDay_, May 22, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

39. “Many Nursing Home Residents Receive PPIs Inappropriately,” by Caroline Helwick (_Medscape Medical News_, May 22, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

May 21, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3816–May 21, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3816–May 21, 2015

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NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO E-CLIPPINGS TOMORROW, MAY 22, OR MONDAY MAY 25, 2015. MONDAY IS DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY IN THE US. THIS SERVICE WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015. ENJOY THE BREAK.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Why Public Pensions Matter to Us All,” by Robert Hiltonsmith (huffingtonpost.com…, May 21, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “CVS Health Acquires Nursing Home, Specialty Pharmacy Service Provider,” by Kristin Gourlay (Rhode Island Public Radio News, May 21, 2015).
ripr.org…

3. “There’s a new trend among America’s elderly class, and it’s kind of depressing,” by J.J. Feinauer (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], May 21, 2015).
national.deseretnews.com…

4. “As they lay dying: Medicare rules rob voiceless ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patients of the ability to communicate,” by Philip Moeller (US National Public Radio News, May 21, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

5. “Expand Social Security to protect retirees,” by Robert B. Reich (_Chicago [Illinois] Sun-Times, May 22, 2015). Note: this is a _CCT_ Opinion piece.
chicago.suntimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Terminally Ill California Mom Speaks Out Against Assisted Suicide,” by Stephanie O’Neill (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, May 20, 2015). In addition to the story, print and audio [running time: 4 minutes, 5 seconds] transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State medical association now neutral on end of life bill,” by Tracy Seipel (_San Jose Mercury News_ via _Eureka Times-Standard_, May 21, 2015)>
www.times-standard.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Vero Beach facing 37 million usd in pension liabilities, changing employee retirement benefits,” by George Andreassi (tcpalm.com…, May 21, 2015).
www.tcpalm.com…

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9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago lays out alternatives to ease looming pension payment,” by Karen Pierog (Reuters, May 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State House (of Representatives) advances plan to change Cook County pensions,” by Kerry Lester (Associated Press via _DeKalb Daily Chronicle_, May 21, 2015).
www.daily-chronicle.com…

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11. INDIANA/WISCONSIN NEWS: “Indiana nursing home developer seeks to skirt Wisconsin’s nursing home limits,” by Kathleen Gallagher (_Milwaukee [Wisconsin] Journal-Sentinel_, May 21, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

12. LOUISIANA NEWS: “City pension fund courting more risk in chase for higher returns,” by  Robert McClendon (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, May 21, 2015).
www.nola.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJEA (New Jersey Education Association) says pension crisis could lead to disaster in new ad(vertisement),” by Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, May 20, 2015).
www.nj.com…

14. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Nursing home firm seeks dismissal of lawsuit; AG (Attorney General) blasts back,” by Steve Terrell (_Santa Fe New Mexican_, May 21, 2015).
www.santafenewmexican.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Panel: A third of New Yorkers lack retirement savings,” by Brian Nearing (_Albany Times-Union_, May 21, 2015).
www.timesunion.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Providence firefighters to sue city over pension payments,” by Patrick Anderson (_Providence Journal_, May 21, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia is not merciful: there’s meaning in life even in the deepest pain,” by Mary Ticinovic (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales_, May 20, 2015).
www.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Labor (Party) still mulling pension changes” (Australian Associated Press via 9news.com….au, May 21, 2015).
www.9news.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Plan to remove nurses from (New South Wales State) nursing homes,” by Amy Corderoy (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 21, 2015).
www.smh.com…

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20. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pension (Plan Investment Board) Posts Best Performance in a Single Year,” by Scott Deveau (Bloomberg News, May 21, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pension Fund Giants Seeking Private Deals,” by Scott Deveau and Katia Dmitrieva (Bloomberg News, May 21, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

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22. CANADA NEWS: “Closing (Montreal) seniors’ drop-in centre seems short-sighted” (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], May 21, 2015). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Editorial.
montrealgazette.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors’ advocate says some B.C. British Columbia Province) elderly giving up basic needs to afford housing” (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 22, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “30 thousand cd (24,543 usd) ad(vertising) campaign about (New Brunswick Province) nursing home changes irks seniors” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, May 22, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/30k-ad-campaign-about-nursing-home-changes-irks-seniors-1.3081666…

25. GREECE NEWS: “Fight to save the Greek pension takes centre stage in Brussels (Belgium–European Union headquarters) and Athens (Attica),” by Helena Smith (_Guardian_ [London, UK], May 22, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

26. ITALY NEWS: “(Prime Minister Matteo) Renzi is still dodging big Italian pension fight,” by Neil Unmack (Reuters blog, May 21, 2015).
blogs.reuters.com…

27. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Lack of Frail Care Policy Strands the Elderly” (_The Namibian_ [Windhoek, Khomas] via allAfrica.com…, May 21, 2015).
allafrica.com…

28. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Budget boost for palliative care,” by Gareth Thomas (Radio New Zealand News, May 21, 2015).
www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/274263/budget-boost-for-palliative-care…

29. UK NEWS: “Tax relief on pensions is a scandal: this is how (Chancellor of the Exchequer)George Osborne could fix it,” by Chris Noon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 22, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11621416/Tax-relief-on-pensions-is-a-scandal-this-is-how-George-Osborne-could-fix-it.html…

30. UK NEWS: “UK’s big pension schemes are still in recession, says PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers–multinational professional services) survey” (_Yorkshire Post_ [Leeds, West Yorkshire], May 21, 2015).
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/business-news/uk-s-big-pension-schemes-are-still-in-recession-says-pwc-survey-1-7270838…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Booming : How healthy are boomers?” by Anita Curpier (_Louisville [Kentucky] Courier-Journal_, May 21, 2015).
www.courier-journal.com…

32. “Premature aging: Scientists identify and correct defects in diseased cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “How our gut changes across the life course” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Drinking chamomile decreases risk of death in older Mexican American women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Specialist care prevents acute confusion in older patients after surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Scientists unveil prostate cancer’s ‘Rosetta Stone'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Researchers focus on potential tool for predicting survival, staging prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Gender Differences in Receipt of End-of-Life Care” (HealthDay News, May 21, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

May 20, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3815–May 20, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3815–May 20, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Grassley To Justice Department: Crack Down On Medicare Advantage Overbilling,” by Fred Schulte (US National Public Radio, May 20, 2015).
www.npr.org…

2. “A promising trend in taking Social Security benefits,” by Steve Vernon (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] MoneyWatch_, May 20, 2015).
www.cbsnews.com…

3. “Retirement plans for small business gaining steam,” by Kelley Holland (_CNBC_, May 20, 2015).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “One-in-four people overestimate their retirement knowledge. How much do you know?” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, May 20, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Retirees have more education debt than ever,” by Hadley Malcolm (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 18, 2015).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California physicians end opposition to aid-in-dying bill,” by Patrick McGreevy (_Los Angeles Times_, May 20, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “In guardianship bill, checks that could have helped others,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Times-Tribune_, May 19, 2015).
www.heraldtribune.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “As Illinois runs out of options in budget crisis, tax rises seen in the cards,” by Megan Davies, Nick Brown and Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, May 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Republicans offer help for Chicago pension woes,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, May 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

10. KANSAS NEWS: “Pension reform a good idea,” (_Topeka Capital-Journal_, May 19, 2015), Note: This article is an editorial.
cjonline.com…

11. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Elderly care providers say state is not following law,” by Garry Rayno (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], May 20, 2015).
www.unionleader.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Isolated and vulnerable, the elderly make perfect targets for scam artists,” by Gene Warner (_Buffalo News_, May 19, 2015).
www.buffalonews.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio’s progress is slow in improving senior health,” Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, May 20, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island argues in court for sweeping pension reform approval,” by Svea Herbst-Bayliss (_Reuters_, May 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. Medicaid overhaul would hurt the poor, opponents say,” by Richard Salit and Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, May 19, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

16. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Battle over right to die headed to Nashville courts,” by Stacey Barchenger (_Tennessean_ [Nashville, Tennessee], May 20, 2015).
www.tennessean.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Labor to cut superannuation tax concessions for high income earners, Chris Bowen says,” by Louise Yaxley (_Australian Broadcasting Corportion [ABC] News_, May 20, 2015)>
www.abc.net…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age pension ‘double dipping’ is a myth,” by John Collett (_Canberra Times_, May 19, 2015).
www.canberratimes.com…

19. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria’s Cabinet, Social Partners Reach Agreement on Pension Reforms,” (_Novinite.com_, May 20, 2015).
www.novinite.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Care homes vary wildly in prescription of antipsychotics, study finds,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 20, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. GREECE NEWS: “More than 130,000 pensions applications are still pending,” by Roula Salourou (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], May 19, 2015).
www.ekathimerini.com…

22. HUNGARY NEWS: “EC assesses shift in retirement age and pension sustainability,” (_Budapest Business Journal_, May 20, 2015).
www.bbj.hu/economy/ec-assesses-shift-in-retirement-age-and-pension-sustainability_97830…

23. JORDAN NEWS: “Jordan’s pensions rise by 2.8 percent to keep up with inflation rate,” (_Al Bawaba_ [Amman], May 20, 2015).
www.albawaba.com…

24. POLAND NEWS: “Polish Leader Backs Early Retirement Plan in Election Gambit,” by Marta Waldoch and Piotr Bujnicki (_Bloomberg Business_, May 20, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

25. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More nursing homes to tap on assistive technology to raise productivity,” by Sara Grosse (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 20, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

26. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Minimum pensions to differ, opposition criticises changes,” (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava], May 20, 2015).
spectator.sme.sk/c/20057467/minimum-pensions-to-differ-opposition-criticises-changes.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension reforms loophole: Ex-wives may lose out in rule change over shared pot,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11617086/Pension-reforms-loophole-Ex-wives-may-lose-out-in-rule-change-over-shared-pot.html…

28. UK NEWS: “End-of-life care letting people down – health ombudsman,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 20, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Studies Confirm Brain Plaque Can Help Predict Alzheimer’s,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, May 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

30. “Iron in the brain boosts Alzheimer’s risk,” by Anna Selleh (_Australian Broadcasting Corportion [ABC] News_, May 20, 2015).
www.abc.net…

31. “Did we get the ‘old-age dependency’ of aging countries all wrong?” by Johannes Koettl (_Brookings Insitution_, blog, May 20, 2015).
www.brookings.edu…

32. “Vermont is healthiest state for seniors, Louisiana most unhealthy,” by Tony Pugh (_McClatchy_, May 20, 2015).
www.mcclatchydc.com…

33. “Memory loss may be more common in athletes left unconsciousness by concussion,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, May 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

34. “Hospital admissions strongly linked to disability for older adults in last year of life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Lipid Lowering for Primary Stroke Prevention in Elderly?” by Sue Hughes (_Medscape Medical News_, May 19, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

36. “The Plight of America’s ‘Elder Orphans’,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, May 19, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 19, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3814–May 20, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3814–May 19, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “High court (Supreme Court) rules employers have ongoing duty to monitor 401(k) fees,” by  Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, May 19, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Employers must monitor 401(k) fees, Supreme Court rules,” by Dean Starkman and David G. Savage (_Los Angeles Times_, May 19, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “What the Supreme Court 401(k) ruling means for you,” by Dean Starkman (_Los Angeles Times_, May 19, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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4. “Why Is There Still Anti-Boomer Job Discrimination?” by John Tarnoff (huffingtonpost.com…, May 19, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Rating agencies downgrade Chicago debt after Supreme Court ruling blocks state pension cuts,” by Alexander Fangmann (World Socialist Web Site, May 19, 2015)>
www.ws…

6. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Lawmakers, higher ed, public school officials volley around higher education pension bill revamp,” by Marsha Shuler (_Baton Rouge Advocate_, May 19, 2015).
theadvocate.com…

7. MARYLAND NEWS: “Maryland Governor’s Plan To Shift Funds From Schools To Pension Turns Out To Be Illegal,” by Daniel Marans (huffingtonpost.com…, May 18, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Fully funding pensions this year ‘fiscally or physically’ impossible, N.J. budget chief (legislative budget and finance officer for the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services) says,” by  Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.nj.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Judiciary can’t mandate full pension funding,” by Raymond Bateman (_Bergen Daily Record_, May 19, 2015). Note: this is a _BDR_ Opinion piece.
www.dailyrecord.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Governor Tom) Wolf’s chief of staff slams Senate’s pension reform plan,” by Jan Murphy (pennlive.com…, May 18, 2015).
www.pennlive.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas Senate may stick with House’s (of Representatives) pension fix,” by Kiah Collier (_Austin American-Statesman_, May 19, 2015).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Budget changes rip retirement plans to shreds,” by Richard Livingston (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 19, 2015).
www.smh.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia advocate’s talk cancelled” (news.com….au, May 19, 2015).
www.news.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Number of societies for elderly hits 490,000 in China” (Xinhua, May 19, 2015).
news.xinhuanet.com…

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15. INDIA NEWS: “Aruna Shanbaug’s (woman who recently died after being in a vegetative state for 42 years) death: India not ready for mercy killing, say experts,” by Swati Goel Sharma (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi, Delhi], May 19, 2015).
www.hindustantimes.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Passive euthanasia is Aruna’s (Shanbaug) gift,” by  Pinki Virani (author of _Aruna’s Story_, who also filed a euthanasia petition before the Supreme Court in 2009),” by Rahi Gaikwad (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], May 19, 2015).
www.thehindu.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “Even in Her Coma, Aruna (Shanbaug) Triggered Changes in Euthanasia Law” (Indo-Asian News Service via _The Indian Express_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], May 19, 2015).
www.newindianexpress.com…

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18. INDIA NEWS: “India needs a complete law on ‘end of life’ care,” by Roop Gursahani (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], May 19, 2015).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “(Prime Minister) Narendra Modi may announce one-rank one-pension later this month” (_India Today_ News Magazine, [Noida, Uttar Pradesh], May 19, 2015).
indiatoday.intoday.in/story/narendra-modi-one-rank-one-pension-rao-inderjit-singh-national-democratic-alliance/1/439018.html…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Accident insurance catering to seniors,” by Taisuke Takeda (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], May 19, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

21. POLAND NEWS: “New Rules Pave Way For Polish Expat(riot) Pensions,” by Stewart Ain (_Jewish Week_ [New York, New York, USA], May 19, 2015).
www.thejewishweek.com…

22. ST. LUCIA NEWS: “Pension Benefits to Increase in Saint Lucia,” by Kentish Alison (teleSur (Caribbean News Network–Caracas, Venezuelan Capital District. Venezuela], May 18, 2015).
www.telesurtv.net…

23. TURKEY NEWS: “Turkish family ministry to launch daycare units for elderly, disabled” (_Hurriet Daily News_ [Istanbul] via turkishweekly.com…, May 19, 2015).
www.turkishweekly.net…

24. UK NEWS: “Pensioners locked out of best current account deals,” by Sophie Christie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11614758/Pensioners-locked-out-of-best-current-account-deals.html…

25. UK NEWS: “You have just 14,600 days to save for your pension: People who were told this said they would start saving eight months later. But told they were 40 years from retirement–which is equivalent–they would wait four times longer, by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11613262/You-have-just-14600-days-to-save-for-your-pension.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pensions for nannies (child care workers) spark black market warning,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], May 20, 2015).
www.ft.com…

27. UK NEWS: BOOK REVIEW: “_The Ancient Art of Growing Old_ by Tom Payne review–how to improve with age,” reviewed by Sara Wheeler (_Guardian_ [London], May 19, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Down syndrome and dementia: ‘Don’t break the link between the carers and the client’,” by June Shannon (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], May 19, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. “‘Different ways’ of Alzheimer’s,” by Jennifer Cockerell (Press Association [UK] via _Times of Malta_ [Valletta, Xlokk], May 19, 2015).
www.timesofmalta.com…

30. “Omega-3 fatty acids enhance cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Studies examine prevalence of amyloid among adults and its link with cognitive impairment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Meta-analysis: Testosterone Is Not a Risk for Prostate Cancer, But…,” by Nick Mulcahy (Medscape Medical News, May 19, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “These bones were made for walkin’,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, May 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

34. “Osteoporosis screening: Too common for low-risk women, too uncommon for higher-risk women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Age-reversal effects of ‘young blood’ molecule GDF-11 called into question (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Researchers pin down enzyme role in muscle ‘aging'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “How does the brain respond to hearing loss?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Mayo (Clinic–Rochester, Minnesota] urologists present findings at 2015 American Urological Association meeting” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Noted urologist calls attention to implications of flawed prostate specific antigen data in SEER (US National Cancer Center Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program) (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Men with asthma less likely to develop lethal prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Urine-based test improves on PSA (prostate specific antigen) for detecting prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “ACP (American College of Physicians) releases High Value Care screening advice for 5 common cancers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors,” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, May 19, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

44. “Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, May 19, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

45. “AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) Urges CMS (US Centers or Medicare and Medicaid Services) to Safeguard Continuity of Care for Seniors (HealthDay News, May 19, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

May 18, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3813–May 18, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3813–May 18, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. top court hands win to employees in Edison International 401(k) dispute,” by Lawrence Hurley (_Reuters_, May 18, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

2. “R.I. among states looking to give seniors a break,” by Elaine S. Povich (_Providence Journal_, May 17, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

3. “Will You Be Able to Work in Retirement?” by Suzanne Woolley (_Bloomberg Business_ May 18, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “Workers missing out on employer match in 401(k) plans,” by Pamela Yip (_Dallas Morning News_, May 17, 2015).
www.dallasnews.com…

5. “Difficult conversations about long-term care,” by Ami Albernaz (_Boston Globe_, May 18, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

6. “The Last Day of Her Life,” by Robin Marantz Henig (_New York Times Magazine_, May 15, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. County slow to probe nursing home complaints, state statistics show,” by Abby Sewell (_Los Angeles Times_, May 16, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. INDIANA NEWS: “Refugee Elders Escape Somali Strife–Now Struggle to Survive U.S. Bureaucracy,” by Jennifer L. Boen (_New America Media_, May 14, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

9. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension battle pits colleges against K-12 public schools,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana] May 18, 2015).
theadvocate.com…

10. MAINE NEWS: “Legislation says Maine’s home care workers deserve better pay,” by Kelley Bouchard (_Portland Press Herald_, May 18, 2015).
www.pressherald.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. dollars for schools or pensions?” (_Washington Post_, May 17, 2015). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “State of Ohio has growing problem with aging prisoners,” (_Youngstown Vindicator_, May 17, 2015).
www.vindy.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension bill a chip in a game,” (_Philadephia Inquirer_, May 17, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.philly.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pension ‘fairness hearing’ could last 5 days as more than 45 objectors have asked to address the court,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, May 18, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

15. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Numbers drop in Virginia Medicare/Medicaid pilot program,” by Prue Salasky (_Daily Press_ [Newport News, Virginia], May 17, 2015).
www.dailypress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Right to die: Push to protect doctors who assist terminal patients,” by Chole Booker (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 18, 2015).
www.smh.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Victorian nursing home deaths preventable: study,” by Bianca Hall (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 17, 2015).
www.theage.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dying at home: Thousands of Victorians unable to receive community-based palliative care, while hospitals attract funding,” by Clare Rawlinson (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, May 18, 2015).
www.abc.net…

19. BAHRAIN NEWS: “One-off pension payment agreed for private staff,” by Mohammed Al A’ali (_Gulf Daily News_ [Al-Bahrayn], May 18, 2015).
www.gulf-daily-news.com…

20. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech government moves to scrap pension rule change as of 2016,” by Robert Muller (_Reuters_, May 18, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Shortage of priests means ‘elderly forced to work on’,” by Sarah MacDonald (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 18, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/shortage-of-priests-means-elderly-forced-to-work-on-31230318.html…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Patients ‘disempowered’ at point of death, says Senator John Crown,” by Ciaran D’Arcy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 18, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. ITALY NEWS: “Renzi’s forced pension payout makes Italy’s budget task harder,” by James MacKenzie (_Reuters_, May 17, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

24. JAMAICA NEWS: “Ferguson calls for social protection, health intervention for the elderly,” (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston], May 17, 2015).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

25. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Number of abandoned aging parents on the rise,” (_Star_ [Bangkok], May 17, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

25. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Pensioners profit while the young fall behind,” by Stacey Kirk and Andy Fyers (_Stuff.co_, May 18, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/68616805/pensioners-profit-while-the-young-fall-behind…

26. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Improving elderly residents’ health, from the ground-up,” by Sara Grosse (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 17, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

27. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Parties strive to break pension reform standoff,” by Yeo Jun-suk (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], May 18, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

28. UK NEWS: “One third of over-55s targeted by pension ‘fraudsters’,” by David Barrett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 16, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11607841/One-third-of-over-55s-targeted-by-pension-fraudsters.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Few Britons discuss dying or make plans in event of their death, finds survey,” by Peter Walker (_Guardian_ [London], May 17, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Is It Ordinary Memory Loss, or Alzheimer’s Disease?” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, blog, May 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

31. “Sex is hot topic in care for seniors,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, May 18, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

32. “Senior housing transitions can lead to stigma and isolation,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, May 15, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

33. “UCI neurobiologists restore youthful vigor to adult brains,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Aging Urology Workforce Could Limit Care to Aging Population,” by Alicia Ault (_Medscape Medical News_, May 16, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

35. “New screening method for prostate cancer recurrence,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off Following Controversial Guidelines,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, May 17, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Study examines concussion, cognition, brain changes in retired NFL players,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Air pollution and impaired lung function are independent risk factors for cognitive decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 15, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3812–May 15, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3812–May 15, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Two Ways to Limit Medicare Costs,” by Peter R. Orszag (_Bloomberg_, May 14, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloombergview.com…

2. “Homeland Beckons Immigrants as Retirement Nears,” by Alina Tugend (_New York Times_, May 15, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Battered U.S. oil firms scramble to delay looming retirement wave,” by Edward McAllister (_Reuters_, May 14, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Bernardino bankruptcy plan: bondholders hammered while pensions kept whole,” by Tim Reid (_Reuters_, May 14, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Driving initiatives keep seniors safe on the road,” by Anna Rumer (_Desert News_ [Palm Springs, California], May 14, 2015).
www.desertsun.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Senior Companion program offers older Iowans independence, support and friendship,” by Missy Keegan (_Des Moines Register_, May 15, 2015).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Back in N.J., Christie resumes pension debate,” by Maddie Hanna (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, May 14, 2015).
www.philly.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “There needs to be a compassionate approach to end of life decisions,” (_Times of Trenton_, May 15, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nj.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio fares poorly in new study of nursing homes,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, May 14, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Falling is a serious risk for seniors,” by Mac McClean (_Bend Bulletin_, May 15, 2015).
www.bendbulletin.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Wolf sets up group to help fix municipal pension systems,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, May 14, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. nursing home administrators blast Raimondo’s plan to cut Medicaid,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, May 14, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas ranks last in U.S. in nursing home care,” by Jenny Deam (_Houston Chronicle_, May 14, 2015).
www.houstonchronicle.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Lawmakers scale back Scott Walker’s plan on long-term care,” by Jason Stein and Lee Bergquist (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, May 14, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Taper rate the killer in age pension changes,” by John Collett (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 15, 2015).
www.smh.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement crisis? What retirement crisis, Power Financial CEO says,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, May 14, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Why elder abuse remains a ‘hidden epidemic’,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, May 14, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.thestar.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors care in spotlight at legislature as politicians wrap for summer,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, May 14, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/seniors-care-in-spotlight-at-legislature-as-politicians-wrap-for-summer-1.3074981…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Black hole’ in public sector pensions funding criticised,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 15, 2015).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/black-hole-in-public-sector-pensions-funding-criticised-31224206.html…

20. ITALY NEWS: “Monti’s Budget Ax Leaves Renzi on Hook for Italian Pension Money,” by Lorenzo Totaro (_Bloomberg Business_, May 14, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retirement villages see rapid growth,” by Anne Gibson (_New Herald Zealand_, May 15, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11449590…

22. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia plans detailed discussion on raising retirement age: document,” by Alexander Winning and Darya Korsunskaya (_Reuters_, May 15, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Parties push to resolve pension reform deadlock,” by Kang Seung-woo (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], May 15, 2015).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Elderly people who exercise ‘live five years longer’,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 15, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

25. “Aging baby boomers, childless and unmarried, at risk of becoming ‘elder orphans’,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Age-friendly communities essential to urban elders’ well-being, journal says,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Men far less likely to prevent, screen for osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Fee-for-service health care may lead to higher risk for robotic prostate surgery patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, May 14, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Alternative therapies for hot flashes are hit or miss,” by Roxanne Nelson (_Reuters_, May 15, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Caring About the Caretakers of our Parents, Ourselves,” by Patricia S. Guthrie (_Huffington Post_, blog, May 15, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

May 14, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3811–May 14, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3811–May 14, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. Today’s _New York Times_ contains a special section on retirement, linking to several articles on the topic. Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Fixing underfunded public pensions,” by Megan McArdle (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, May 14, 2015). Note: this is a _PPG_ Opinion piece.
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s End of Life Option Act Moves Forward,” by Monica Luhar (KCET Channel 28 [Los Angeles] TV News, May 14, 2015).
www.kcet.org…

4. COLORADO NEWS: “As baby boomers age fewer people will be available to care for them,” by Rachel Estabrook (Colorado Public Radio News, May 14, 2015). This is an audio transcript, running time: 8 minutes, 43 seconds).
www.cpr.org…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Bruce) Rauner casts doubt on his own pension fix,” by Kurt Erickson (_Bloomington Pantagraph_, May 14, 2015).
www.pantagraph.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Pension Clash Raises Question: Who Raises Taxes, Lawmakers Or The Courts?” by Daniel Fisher (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], May 13, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. health regulators lag on nursing home scrutiny,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, May 14, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

8. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Report: NC ranks poor for nursing home quality,” by John Murawski (_Raleigh News & Observer_, May 14, 2015).
www.newsobserver.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio fares poorly in new study of nursing homes,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, May 14, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “PA Senate passes pension bill amid legal concerns, iffy 18 billion usd savings, by Steve Esack (_Allentown Morning Call_, May 14, 2015).
www.mcall.com…

11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Union nursing home caregivers seek ‘living wage’ in State House rally,” by Richard Salit (_Providence Journal_, May 14, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “Will state lawmakers pass meaningful nursing home reform?” by Andy Pierrotti (KVUE Channel 24 [Austin] TV News, May 14, 2015).
www.kvue.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil Congress Upsets Levy Spending Cuts With Pension Boost,” by Raymond Colitt and Arnaldo Galvao (Bloomberg News, May 13, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pilot project to give cash to Ontario patients for ‘self-directed’ home care,” by Kelly Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 14, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “With too few Canadians having access to palliative care, little wonder we’re afraid of dying,” by Harvey Cochin (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 14, 2015). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
news.nationalpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Life after retirement: Your working career probably isn’t over yet–welcome to the Encore Act,” by Jonathan Chorea (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 14, 2015).
business.financialpost.com…

17. GREECE NEWS: “Dwindling pensions a sticking point in Greece bailout talks,” by Kerin Hope (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], May 14, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing content.
www.ft.com…

18. GREECE NEWS: “Greece spends 16.2 pct of GDP (gross domestic product) on pensions,” by Roula Salourou (_Kathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], May 14, 2015).
www.ekathimerini.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Pressure on (Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Social Protection Joan) Burton over support for pension plan,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], May 14, 2015).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/pressure-on-burton-over-support-for-pension-plan-31220845.html…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “The timebomb that is public sector pensions is still ticking away,” by Richard Curran (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], May 14, 2015). Note: this is an _II_ Opinion piece.
www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/the-timebomb-that-is-public-sector-pensions-is-still-ticking-away-31219757.html…

21. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Study estimates prevalence of glaucoma among Singapore Chinese” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 14, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “(Former President Nelson) Mandela’s last days discussed at euthanasia debate” (news24.com…, May 14, 2015).
www.news24.com…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “‘National pension dilemma fixable’,” by Choi Kyong-ae (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Mar. 14, 2015).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

24. UK NEWS: “Pensions freedoms: poll shows strong uptake,” by Lisa Bachelor (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 14, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Depression may double stroke risk in older adults,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, May 13, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

26. “People who use canes may limit themselves for fear of falling,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, May 13, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Memory and the hippocampus” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 13, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Cognitive Improvements With Active Singing in Dementia” (HealthDay News, May 14, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

29. “Medical Marijuana Fails to Improve Symptoms in Dementia” (HealthDay News, May 13, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

30. “When it comes to testosterone, more isn’t always better” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 13, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “‘Hydrogels’ boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 14, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Unemployment linked to rise in prostate cancer deaths” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 14, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Moffitt (Cancer Center–Tampa, Florida) researchers say androgen deprivation therapy may lead to cognitive impairment (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 13, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

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