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August 31, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3886–August 31, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3886–August 31, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Insurers say private Medicare plans are better, but we really don’t know,” by Wendell Porter (_Center for Public Integrity_, August 31, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.publicintegrity.org…

2. “The Average American Is Just Plain Wrong on Social Security,” by Brian Stoffel (_Motley Fool_, August 31, 2015).
www.fool.com…

3. “GAO to review accuracy of nursing home ratings,” by William Gray (_Center for Public Integrity_, August 28, 2015).
www.publicintegrity.org…

4. “Baby boomers are not selling off homes, but impacting economy in other ways,” by Lois M. Collins (_Desert News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], August 31, 2015).
national.deseretnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “In strategy shift, CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] looks to cut financial risk,” by Melody Petersen (_Los Angeles Times_, August 30, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “USC siphoning off much of Alzheimer’s project funding from UC San Diego,” by Gary Robbins and Bradley J. Fikes (_Los Angeles Times_, August 29, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Wonton Soup, Bok Choi–Subsidized Comfort Meals New for Ethnic Elders,” by Lisa Wong Macabasco (_New America Media_, August 27, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “As Senior Meals Go Ethnic, Health, Funding, Strict Rules on Menu With Bok Choi,” by Lisa Wong Macabasco (_New America Media_, August 28, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS:”Sweeney: Restoring pension COLAs would bankrupt N.J. system,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, August 29, 2015).
www.nj.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Latest GOP pension proposal trades off savings for slightly better retirement benefits,” by Charles Thompson (_Patriot News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], August 31, 2015).
www.pennlive.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Young and old bond at retirement community,” by Ilene Raymond Rush (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 30, 2015).
www.philly.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA/NEW JERSEY NEWS: “As health care shifts to homes, need for home health aides grows,” by Jane M. Von Bergen (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 30, 2015).
www.philly.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Cycling program takes seniors on a ride back to their youth,” by Meg Jones (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, August 29, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CHINA NEWS: “Challenges, opportunities seen in China’s aging population,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], August 31, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
news.xinhuanet.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Additional respite care is needed for ageing population,” by Emma Jane Hade (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 31, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/additional-respite-care-is-needed-for-ageing-population-31489468.html…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “State pension fund takes Euro 10m (USD 11.1 million) hit as Chinese shares slump,” by Sarah McCabe (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 30, 2015).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/state-pension-fund-takes-10m-hit-as-chinese-shares-slump-31487213.html…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Evening hours most dangerous for elderly pedestrians, cyclists: police study,” (_Japan Times_, August 31, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/30/national/police-study-finds-evening-hours-most-dangerous-for-elderly-pedestrians-cyclists/#.VeRuNPlVghs…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Farmers are an ageing demographic,” by Pat Deavoll (Timaru Herald via _Stuff.co_, August 31, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/71539606/farmers-are-an-ageing-demographic…

19. TAIWAN NEWS: “Individual pension payouts ‘cannot be altered’,” by Grace Ting-ann Lee (_China Post_ [Taipei], August 31, 2015).
www.chinapost.com…

20. UK NEWS: “‘Worrying trend’ as older people cash in pension pots to pay off rising debts,” by Harriet Meyer (_Observer_ [London], August 30, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

21. UK NEWS: “More male care workers needed, says providers’ chief,” by Lucinda Day (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 31, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Four Seasons funding crisis: thousands of elderly care home residents face uncertainty,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 30, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11834093/Four-Seasons-funding-crisis-thousands-of-elderly-care-home-residents-face-uncertainty.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Anyone for tea and sympathy? Death cafes embrace last taboo,” by Harriet Sherwood (_Observer_ [London], August 29, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Alzheimer’s disease — Overlooked for 30 years: A new kid on the block,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Knee and hip replacements may be bad for the heart,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Magnetic stimulation effective in helping Parkinson’s patients walk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Annual Influenza Vaccinations Help the Elderly,” by Laura C. Pellen (_Medscape Medical News_, August 31, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

28. “Heart rate, heart rate variability in older adults linked to poorer function,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says,” by Emily Willingham (_HealthDay_, August 31, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

August 28, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3885–August 28, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3885–August 28, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Puts Deutsche Bank, UBS Pension Businesses on Notice,” by Keri Geiger and Greg Farrell (_Bloomberg Business_, August 27, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees,” by Chris Arnold (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, August 27, 2015). An audio (running time 2 minutes 38 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

3. “How Accurate Are Medicare’s Nursing Home Ratings?” by Michael Williamson (_Bloomberg BNA_, August 27, 2015).
www.bna.com…

4. “Facing Retirement, but Easing Your Way Out the Door,” by John F. Wasik (_New York Times_, August 28, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “What Americans need: An ‘idiot-proof’ retirement system,” by Dean Baker (_Los Angeles Times_, August 28, 2015). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Feds appear to ease ban on dementia advocate,” by Frederick Kunkle (_Washington Post_, blog, August 28, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “With aging state population, Arizona Commission on the Arts launches creative aging program,” by Lauren Giles (_ABC15.com_, August 27, 2015).
www.abc15.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension investment returns fall short,” by Dan McSwain (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, August 27, 2015).
www.sandiegouniontribune.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “New twist on Medicare scam: Services actually were provided — in Nicaragua,” by Jay Weaver (_Miami Herald_, August 28, 2015).
www.miamiherald.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky Teacher Files Federal Class Action Against State Pension Over Private Equity Fees,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_, August 28, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Public worker pension loan proposal turning heads, Sweeney says,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, August 28, 2015).
www.nj.com…

12. VERMONT NEWS: “Weighing The Market’s Effect On Vermont Pension Funds And Tax Revenues,” by Steve Zind (_Vermont Public Radio_, August 28, 2015).
digital.vpr.net…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “77% of Canadians support assisted suicide, poll shows,” by Ben Spurr (_Toronto Star_, August 28, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Which party is ready to deal with Canada’s aging demographics?” by Daniel Muzyka and Glen Hodgson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 27, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “China local govt pension funds to start investing (USD) 313 bln ‘soon’,” by Kevin Yao and Xiaoyi Shao (_Reuters_, August 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

16. KENYA NEWS: “Majority of employees lack retirement strategy – study,” by Martin Mwita (_Star_ [Nairobi], August 28, 2015).
www.the-star.co.ke/news/majority-employees-lack-retirement-strategy-study…

17. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russian pension funds invest (USD) 2.7 billion in infrastructure projects,” by Alexei Lossan (_Russia Beyond the Headlines_, August 28, 2015).
rbth.com…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Personal pensions not big enough, survey says,” by Kang Byung-Chul (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], August 29, 2015).
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Assisted dying is the equivalent of a zero-hours contract with life,” by Giles Fraser (_Guardian_ [London], August 28, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Gene therapy rescues dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients,” by Mo Constandi (_Guardian_ [London], August 28, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

21. “Alzheimer’s disease thought to be accelerated by an abnormal build-up of fat in the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Physics meets biology to defeat aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Brain cells ‘burn out’ in Parkinson’s disease,” by Smitha Mundasad (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 28, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

24. “Growth hormone reduces risk of osteoporosis fractures in older women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study,” (_HealthDay_, August 28, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Global life expectancy rises, but people remain sicker for longer,” (Reuters via _Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, August 28, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/global-life-expectancy-rises-but-people-remain-sicker-for-longer-1.3206983…

August 27, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3884–August 27, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3884–August 27, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Amputees protest proposed Medicare changes for artificial limbs,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, Aug. 27, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Gen(eration) X: Sleeping Through The Retirement Wake-Up Call,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Medicare at 50 years: Popular, but needs bolstering,” by Jill Schlesinger (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Aug. 27, 2015). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.’
www.chicagotribune.com…

4. “Social Security, at 80, is still essential and affordable,” by Maria Britton-Sipe (_Olympia [Washington] Olympian_, Aug. 27, 2015). Note: this is an _Olypian_ Opinion piece.
www.theolympian.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Former San Jose Mayor Chuck) Reed’s state pension reform measure would be financial disaster,” by Dave Low (_San Jose Mercury News_ via _Santa Cruz Sentinel_, Aug. 27, 2015).
www.santacruzsentinel.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Report: Teacher pension perk not uncommon across Illinois” (Associated Press via _DeKalb Daily Chronicle_, Aug. 27, 2015).
www.daily-chronicle.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Lawmaker seeks dialogue with NJEA (New Jersey Education Association) on pension reform,” by Kevin McArdle (WKXW 101.5 FM [Trenton] Radio News, Aug. 27, 2015).
nj1015.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. Auditor General holds roundtable in Scranton on pension reforms,” by Jim Lockwood (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Aug. 27, 2015).
thetimes-tribune.com…
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9. TEXAS NEWS: “The nearly 1 billion usd Houston might owe that nobody’s talking about,” by Cara Smith (_Houston Business Journal_, Apr. 27, 2015).
www.biz…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Mayor (Annise) Parker’s ‘pension mess’ is just a scapegoat,” by Todd Clark (_Houston Business Journal_, Aug. 27, 2015). Note: this is a _HBJ_ Opinion piece.
www.biz…

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. WORLD NEWS: “Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Aug. 27, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pair up if you want to retire with enough money: new figures,” by Anthony Keane (news.com….au, Aug. 26, 2015).
www.news.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Why (political) parties ignore the arithmetic of aging,” by Jeffrey Simpson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 27, 2015). Note: this is a _G and M_ Commentary piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Policy Ensures Chinese Retirees Claim Pension in US,” by Luo Wen (China Radio International, Aug. 27, 2015).
english.cri.cn/12394/2015/08/27/3961s893339.htm…

15. INDIA NEWS: “One Rank One Pension deadlock likely to be resolved today, jawans (lowest enlisted rank soldiers) could get a better deal,” by Manu Pubby (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharasthra], Aug. 27, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Make corporate pension programs accessible for more employees” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Aug. 28, 2015). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.the-japan-news.com…

17. KENYA NEWS: “Kenyans Facing Grim Retirement – Study,” by Kennedy Kangethe (Capital FM (98.4 FM [Nairobi] Radio News, Aug. 27, 2015).
allafrica.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Caregivers’ well-deserved wage lift must be backed by Government,” by Terry Bell (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11503323…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Voluntary euthanasia inquiry details released,” by Nicholas Jones (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11503795…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Palliative care review announced” (Radio New Zealand News, Aug. 27, 2015).
www.radionz.co.nz/news/bites/282544/palliative-care-review-announced…

21. RWANDA NEWS: “Plans underway to review pension benefits–new RSSB (Rwanda Social Security Board) chief,” by Rodrigue Rwirahira (_New Times_ [Kigali], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-08-27/191943/…

22. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Treasury reforms to tackle problems in retirement industry,” by Linda Ensor (_Business Day_ [Rosebank, Gauteng], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.bdlive.co.za…

23. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain retirees battle against ‘unfair’ back taxes on foreign pensions,” by Antonio Rodriguez (Agence France Presse via thelocal.es, Aug. 27, 2015).
www.thelocal.es/20150827/spain-retirees-battle-foreign-pension-tax-ahead-of-general-election…

24. UK NEWS: “A pensions perfect storm is brewing–but longer lives needn’t prove a nightmare,” by Nitin Mehta (_City A.M._ [London], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.cityam.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Groups race to offload pension liabilities with insurer megadeals,” by Alistair Gray (_Financial Times_ [London], Aug. 27, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

26. UK NEWS: “‘Britain’s oldest scam victim’: 103-year-old loses 60,000 pounds (93,705 usd) in 10-year catalogue fraud,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11825161/Britains-oldest-scam-victim-103-year-old-loses-60000-in-10-year-catalogue-fraud.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Awareness of memory loss may decline 2-3 years before dementia onset” (Reuters Health, Aug. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Future Science OA (open access journal) explores current research into protein misfolding diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Surprised? Cholinergic neurons send broadcasts enabling us to learn from the unexpected” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Jammed up cellular highways may initiate dementia and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Pilates (physical fitness system) linked to better balance in older women with back pain,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Aug. 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

32. “HIV (human immunodeficiency virus testing) among older adults is declining, despite CDC (US Centers for Disease Control) recommendation” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “JBJS (_Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery_) ‘Watch’ cites head-neck troubles with modular hip implants” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Allina Health (Abbott Northwestern Hospital–Minneapolis, Minnesota) study shows how palliative care can improve life for heart failure patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Pitt (University of Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] team identifies cause of resilience to tinnitus, potential drug therapy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Parkinson’s disease brain cells at risk of burnout, like an overheating motor” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 26, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3883–August 26, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3883–August 26, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Is private-sector Medicare becoming a monopoly?” by Philip Moeller (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, blog, August 25, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

2. “U.S. Investors Watch Nervously As Retirement Funds Drop,” by Curt Nickisch (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, August 26, 2015). Note: An audio (running time 2 minutes 26 seconds) transcript available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “Stock Market Crash No Argument against Social Security Accounts,” by Michael D. Tanner (_Cato Institute_ blog, August 26, 2015).
www.cato.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “28 Connecticut hospitals face Medicare reductions over readmissions,” by Lisa Chedekel (_New Haven Register_, August 26, 2015).
www.nhregister.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois towns drowning in pension debt from hundreds of funds,” by Tim Jones (Bloomberg News via _Daily Egyptian_ [Carbondale, Illinois], August 25, 2015).
www.dailyegyptian.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Federal push to cut Medicare costs saves (USD) 120m in Mass. over 3 years,” by Priyanka Dayal McCluskey (_Boston Globe_, August 25, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan agency launches website for aging residents,” (Associated Press via _Grand Haven Tribune_, August 25, 2015).
www.grandhaventribune.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “Teachers pension system cuts schools’ costs,” by Joseph Spector (_Chronicle and Democrat_ [Rochester, New York], August 25, 2015).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. group takes first steps to protect seniors,” by Halle Stockton (_Observer-Reporter_ [Washington, Pennsylvania], August 25, 2015).
www.observer-reporter.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “AARP backs bill aimed at caregivers,” by Ross Evavold (_Chippewa Herald_, August 26, 2015).
chippewa.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s ageing population placing additional demands on hospitals, says AIHW study,” by Henry Belot (_Canberra Times_, August 26, 2015).
www.canberratimes.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pledge to keep hands off superannuation under attack,” by Sally Rose (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 26, 2015).
www.smh.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “ACT faces looming seniors’ housing crisis without more retirement villages: report,” by Megan Gorrey (_Canberra Times_, August 26, 2015).
www.canberratimes.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Less than a third of doctors willing to aid in assisted dying: CMA poll,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 25, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Canada needs a national seniors strategy,” (_Toronto Star_, August 25, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

16. GREECE NEWS: “Auxiliary pensions to suffer cuts,” by Roula Salourou (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], August 26, 2015).
www.ekathimerini.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “New pension booklets to be sent to 1.25 mil people,” (_Japan Today_, August 26, 2015).
www.japantoday.com…

18. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Support for universal company pensions fades in the Netherlands,” (_DutchNews.nl_, August 26, 2015).
www.dutchnews.nl…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “S$3 billion (USD 1.2 billion) national plan launched to keep seniors active,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 26, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Retirement not so golden for women,” by Nicolette Dirk (_Independent Online_ [Johannesburg], August 26, 2015).
www.iol.co.za…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Elderly abuse,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], August 26, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.koreaherald.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Elderly ‘ripped off’ in mobility scooter market,” by Patrick Sawer (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 25, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11822581/Elderly-ripped-off-in-mobility-scooter-market.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Observation stays over hospital admissions drives up costs for some Medicare patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Researchers reveal how a common mutation causes neurodegenerative disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Glitter from silver lights up Alzheimer’s dark secrets,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study,” (_HealthDay_, August 25, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “High use of alternative medicine in senior oncology patients ,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Adverse effects of common prostate enlargement and hair growth drugs: A review,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “More Choices for In-Office Cognitive Assessment Tools,” by Pauline Anderson (_Medscape Medical News_, August 25, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

August 25, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3882–August 25, 2105

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3882–August 25, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare reconsiders rule that leaves dying patients facing a stark choice,” by Michael Ollove (_Washington Post_, Aug. 25, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “With Mergers, Concerns Grow About Private Medicare,” by Reed Abelson (_New York Times_, Aug. 25, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Proposed Medicare change could affect amputees,” by Ben Sutherly (_Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch_, Aug. 25, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

4. “Let Medicare negotiate lower drug prices” (_Fort Lauderdale [Florida] Sun-Sentinel_, Aug. 25, 2015). Note: this is a _FLSS_ Editorial.
www.sun-sentinel.com…

5. “If Social Security Had Been In Private Accounts The Stock Market Drop Could Have Been A Disaster,” by Bryce Covert (thinkprogress.org…, Aug. 24, 2015).
thinkprogress.org…

6. “Undoing ill-advised guidance to improve fiduciary standards,” by Joshua Gotbaum (Brookings Institution, Aug. 24, 2015). Note: this is a BI Opinion piece.
www.brookings.edu…

7. “Pensions Are Not Gifts Or Legacies, They’re Earned,” by Frank Emspak (Workers Independent News, Aug. 25, 2015). Note: this is a WIN News Analysis piece.
laborradio.org…

8. “Unfunded Pension Debts of U.S. States Still Exceed 3 Trillion usd,” by Joshua Rauh (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

9. “U.S. Steel (Corporation) to freeze pension program for nonunion employees,” by Justine Coyne (_Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Business Times_, Aug. 25, 2015).
www.biz…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Teachers’ pension fund up 386 million usd,” by Michael R. Wickline (arkansasonline.com…, Aug. 25, 2015).
www.arkansasonline.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “State Adds Nearly 1,000 New Nursing Home Beds” (Health News Florida [University of South Florida [Tampa], Aug. 24, 2015).
health.wusf.us…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “One thing Illinois’ pensions didn’t need: a stock market swoon,” by Lynne Marek (_Crain’s Chicago Business_, Aug. 25, 2015).
www.chicagobusiness.com…

13. IOWA NEWS: “Nursing homes take away right to sue” (_Des Moines Register_ via _Quad City [Davenport/Bettendorf, Iowa–Rock Island/Moline-East Moline, Illinois] Times_, Aug. 25, 2015. Note: this is a _DR_ Editorial.
qctimes.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Louisville Teachers File Federal Lawsuit Against State Over Underfunded Pensions,” by James McNair (WFPL 89.3 FM [Louisville] Radio News, Aug. 24, 2015).
wfpl.org…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “State Retirement Systems Present 2016 Budget Needs to Lawmakers,” by Brad Bowman (_Frankfort State Journal_, Aug. 25, 2015).
www.state-journal.com…

16. NEVADA NEWS: “Pension Advisers Learn the Folly of Trying to Beat the Market,” by Ron Lieber (_New York Times_, Aug. 22, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(State Treasurer Seth) Magaziner: R.I. pension system ‘remains financially sound’ in rough market,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Aug. 25, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-care response a true test of society’s caring,” by Lynda Saltarelli (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 25, 2015). Note: this is a _MH_ Commentary piece.
www.smh.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian Medical Association urges health-care strategy for seniors,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Physician assisted dying should be an election issue,” by R. Michael Warren (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 25, 2015). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “(Newfoundland and Labrador Province) NDP (New Democratic Party) announces plan to lift seniors out of poverty” (_Western Star_ [Corner Brook], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.thewesternstar.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Businesses ‘absolutely 100 per cent’ opposed to Ontario (Province) pension plan, says chamber (Cambridge Chamber of Commerce) president,” by Bill Jackson (_Times_ [Cambridge], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/5813097-businesses-absolutely-100-per-cent-opposed-to-ontario-pension-plan-says-chamber-president/…

23. GREECE NEWS: “Greek pension funds resort to loans,” by Roula Salourou (_Kathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.ekathimerini.com…

24. INDIA NEWS: “Sect’s Death Ritual Clashes With Indian Law,” by Ellen Barry And Mansi Choksi (_New York Times_, Aug. 25, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. INDIA NEWS: “PM (Prime Minister) Handling One Rank One Pension, Announcement Likely This Week: Sources (NDTV News, Aug. 25, 2015).
www.ndtv.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Buy-to-let boom as banks profit from savers cashing in pensions,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11824058/Buy-to-let-boom-as-banks-profit-from-savers-cashing-in-pensions.html…

27. VENEZUELA NEWS: “Fire Kills 8 at Nursing Home in Venezuela’s Capital [Caracas]” [Latin American Herald Tribune [laht.com…], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.laht.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “A Racial Gap in Attitudes Toward Hospice Care,” by Sarah Varney (_New York Times_, Aug. 25, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “(Former US President Jimmy) Carter’s cancer fight reflects change in treatment of elderly,” by Stacey Burling (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Aug. 25, 2015).
www.philly.com…

30. “Do the testosterone supplements that some men take cause any harm?” by Linda Searing (_Washington Post_, Aug. 25, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

31. “NIH (US National Institutes of Health) study shows no benefit of omega-3 supplements for cognitive decline” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Effect of physical activity, nutrient supplementation interventions on cognition” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Study links physical activity to greater mental flexibility in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Voter ID law effects hard to pinpoint” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Weak doses of radiation prolong life of female flies, scientists find” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Waterford (Institute of Techonology–Watford, Ireland) AD (Alzheimer’s Disease) research suggests measuring macular pigment potential biomarker of cognitive health” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “The catch of the day: Fishing for research data at the Museum of Science” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Increasing Use of Statins for Primary Prevention in Elderly” (HealthDay News, Aug. 24, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

August 24, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3881–August 24, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3881–August 24, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Democratic candidates want the rich to pay for fatter Social Security checks,” by Max Ehrenfreund (_Washington Post_, blog, August 21, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Social Security: Would This Tiny Change Make You Retire Later?” by Dan Caplinger (_Motley Fool_, August 23, 2015).
www.fool.com…

3. “Baby Boomers Still Got Game; Where Does That Leave Gen X, Gen Y?” by Ira Wolfe (_Huffington Post_, blog, August 24, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “How Boomers loaded with debt can dig out,” by Robert Powell (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 23, 2015).
www.us…

5. “Don’t let grown children derail your retirement,” by Rodney Brooks (_Washington Post_, August 22, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Longtime nonprofit for seniors may lose its USD 2-million contract with L.A. County,” by Abby Sewell (_Los Angeles Times_, August 30, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Bill to allow monitoring in nursing homes now law,” (_Alton Telegraph_, August 23, 2015).
thetelegraph.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Lawmaker to again propose state elderly department,” by Sean Ellis (_Houma Today_, August 23, 2015).
www.houmatoday.com…

9. MAINE NEWS: “Reforms to state retirement system backfire on Mainers with disabilities,” by Joe Lawlor (_Portland Press Herald_, August 23, 2015).
www.pressherald.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Consensus on pension reform still elusive in Pa.,” by Melissa Daniels (_Reading Eagle_, August 22, 2015).
readingeagle.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians not confident about future of seniors’ health care: polls,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 24, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Document raises questions about Harper retirement policies,” by Dean Beeby (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, August 23, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/document-raises-questions-about-harper-retirement-policies-1.3198157…

13. CHINA NEWS: “China to allow pension fund to invest in stock market for first time,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], August 23, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Beijing has no plans to build new large nursing homes,” by Zhang Yu and Wang Wei (_China Daily_ [Beijing], August 24, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “A Sprawl of Ghost Homes in Aging Tokyo Suburbs,” by Jonathan Soble (_New York Times_, August 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Gov’t mulls boosting subsidies to local bodies with many elderly in need of care,” (_Mainichi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], August 24, 2015).
mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150824p2a00m0na027000c.html…

17. NORWAY NEWS: “Norway’s Pension Fund Bets on Credit Risk to Beat Benchmark,” by Saleha Mohsin (_Bloomberg Business_, August 23, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Re-employment age extension ‘expected’ with ageing society, tight labour market,” by Rumi Hardasmalani (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 24, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers are ‘not to blame’ for wealth inequality across generations, report says,” by Jonathan Owen (_Independent_ [London], August 23, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/baby-boomers-are-not-to-blame-for-wealth-inequality-across-generations-report-says-10467443.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Pension system changes are putting people off saving for their retirement, experts warn,” by Amy Frizell (_Indpendent_ [London], August 24, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pension-system-changes-are-putting-people-off-saving-for-their-retirement-experts-warn-10468520.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Firms say to us: how dare you suggest we might go bust?” by Marion Dakers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 22, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11816077/Firms-say-to-us-how-dare-you-suggest-we-might-go-bust.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Assisted dying leaves vulnerable at risk, warns alliance of doctors,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 24, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/assisted-dying/11819407/Assisted-dying-leaves-vulnerable-at-risk-warns-alliance-of-doctors.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Retirement villages offer a better quality of life for older people, survey finds,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], August 24, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Mixing young and old people can extend lives,” by Ruth Wood (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 23, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/11812307/Mixing-young-and-old-people-can-extend-lives.html…

25. “Study backs flu vaccinations for elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “One in 5 over-65s who drink alcohol do so at unsafe levels,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Stopping antihypertensive therapy in older patients did not improve functioning,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Primary prevention use of statins increases among the oldest old,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “For seniors, any exercise may be better than none,” by Janice Neumann (_Reuters_, August 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

30. “The power of music to help dementia patients,” by Judith Potts (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 24, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/healthadvice/11820145/The-power-of-music-to-help-dementia-patients.html…

31. “Men, people over 65 sleep better when they have access to nature,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 21, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3880–August 21, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3880–August 21, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Many rural hospitals remain at risk nationwide,” by Michael Ollove (Stateline via US Public Broadcasting System Newshour, August 20, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

2. “Life and death – and Medicare,” by Peter S. Fine (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, August 20, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “Americans Want Medicare to Negotiate Better Deals on Drugs,” by Eric Pianin (_Fiscal Times_, August 20, 2015).
www.thefiscaltimes.com…

4. “Federal appeals court reinstates rules giving overtime, minimum wage to home care workers,” by Sam Hananel (Associated Press via _Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, August 21, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

5. “Gay Couples Are Eligible for Social Security Benefits, U.S. Decides,” by Tara Siegel Barnard (_New York Times_, August 21, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Martin O’Malley puts pressure on Clinton with new Social Security plan,” by Nick Gass (_Politico_, August 21, 2015).
www.politico.com…

7. “Pension “advance” firms sued over deceptive practices,” by Kevin McCoy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 20, 2015).
www.us…

8. “As Workers Delay Retirement, Some Bosses Become More Flexible,” by Kerry Hannon (_New York Times_, August 21, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Seniors gear up for the sharing economy,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, August 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California transit agency says federal grants blocked over public employee pension plan,” by Andrew McGall (_San Jose Mercury News_, August 21, 2015).
www.mercurynews.com…

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Lembo unveils plan to end huge backlog in state pension audits,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (_CT Mirror_, August 21, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

12. MAINE NEWS: “Why the state’s retirement system is writing big checks to Maine towns,” by Christopher Cousins (_Bangor Daily News_, August 21, 2015).
bangordailynews.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Camden Diocese to sell nursing homes for USD 40M,” by Melanie Burney (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 21, 2015).
www.philly.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Legislation Will Improve Oversight & Care in NJ Nursing Homes,” by Paul Nichols (_Bergen Dispatch_, August 21, 2015).
bergendispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CHINA NEWS: “Revamped investment plan of China’s pension fund coming soon,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], August 21, 2015).
news.xinhuanet.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Culture change needed at pension body after massive data hack,” (_Japan Times_, August 21, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/21/national/culture-change-needed-pension-body-massive-data-hack/#.Vdc9ivlVghs…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan has so many super old people that it can’t afford to give them special sake cups anymore,” by Elahe Izadi (_Washington Post_, August 21, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

18. NORTH KOREA NEWS: “Like SK, NK faces aging society,” by Lee Dong Hyu (_Daily NK_ [Seoul], August 21, 2015).
dailynk.com…

19. PAKISTAN NEWS: “AGP orders to audit pension payments,” (_Nation_ [Lahore], August 21, 2015).
nation.com…

20. POLAND NEWS: “Poland Heads for Referendum on Reversing Retirement Age Rise,” by Dorota Bartyzel and Konrad Krasuski (_Bloomberg Business_, August 20, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. SINGAPORE NEWS: “MSF conducting study to better understand care for elderly citizens: Low,” by John Yip (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 21, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Social care – the biggest challenge over this parliament?” by Hugh Pym (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 20, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Dementia levels ‘are stabilising’,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 21, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

24. “Nine risk factors may contribute to two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “A Racial Gap in Attitudes Toward Hospice Care,” by Sarah Varney (_New York Times_, August 21, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Is hospice use alone a good indicator of quality of end-of-life care?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Two proteins work together to help cells eliminate trash and Parkinson’s may result,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Anti-aging tricks from dietary supplement seen in mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study,” (_HealthDay_, August 20, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, August 20, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Making the Case for Effective Health Care Community-Based Organization Partnerships,” by Bruce A. Chernof (_Huffington Post_, blog, August 20, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

August 20, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3879–August 20, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3879–August 20, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security Benefits in Limbo for Some Same-Sex Couples,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, Aug. 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Another viewpoint – social security,” by Joe Conason (_Lakeland [Florida] Ledger_, Aug. 20, 2015). Note: This is a _LL_ Opinion piece.
www.theledger.com…

3. “Baby Boomers Ready to Sell Businesses to the Next Generation,” by Stacy Cowley (_New York Times_, Aug. 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Nursing homes take away right to sue” (_Des Moines [Iowa] Register_, Aug. 20, 2015). Note: this is a _DMR_ Editorial.
www.desmoinesregister.com…

5. “The Real Reasons Americans Aren’t Saving Enough for Retirement,” by Penelope Wang (_Time_ [New York, New York], Aug. 20, 2015).
time.com…

6. “Wall Street fights to keep its 17 billion usd retirement tax,” by Mitch Tuchman (marketwatch.com…, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “Why you need a vacation from retirement,” by Joseph F. Coughlin (martketwatch.com…, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

8. “Only half of U.S. singles have a retirement savings account,” by Becky Yerak (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Aug. 20, 2015). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. “The truth about defined-contribution retirement plans in the public sector,” by Ralph Martire (_Springfield [Illinois] State Journal-Register_, Aug. 20, 2015). Note: this is a _SSJR_ Opinion piece.
www.sj-r.com…

10. “Medicare Fraud Is Committed Well Beyond U.S. Borders,” by David Armstrong (Bloomberg News, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:
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11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Ballot measure could cut pension costs — but also upend collective bargaining,” by Teri Sforza (_Riverside Press-Enterprise_, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.pe.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension proposal goes grassroots for signature collection,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.sacbee.com…

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13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan hospices test Medicare model allowing patients to get ‘curative’ care,” by Sue Thoms (mlive.com…, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.mlive.com…

14. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Maplewood death shows critical need for end-of-life directive,” by Jeremy Olson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

15. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie: Agencies confirm that pension is long-term issue” (Associated Press via northjersey.com…, Aug. 19, 2015).
www.northjersey.com…

16. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Panel reports Oklahoma pension systems’ earnings decline” (Associated Press via _Enid News and Eagle_, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.enidnews.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin Pensions: Better Than Other States, But Still Insolvent,” by Bob Williams (huffingtonpost.com…, Aug. 20, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. EUROPE NEWS: “Europe’s sinister expansion of euthanasia,” by Charles Lane (_Washington Post_, Aug. 20, 2015). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Inquiry into nursing homes goes strangely quiet as talk turns to deadly events,” by Amy Corderoy (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 21, 2015).
www.smh.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Turning physicians into executioners,” by Sean Murphy (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Aug. 20, 2015). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
news.nationalpost.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Service failed to prepare for cyberattacks, report says” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Aug. 20, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/20/national/japan-pension-service-failed-to-prepare-for-cyberattacks-report-says/…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan starts scrimping on its cosseted elderly” (_Economist_ [London, UK], Aug. 20, 2015)>
www.economist.com…

24. MALAYSIA NEWS: “The plight of our pensioners,” by Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob (_New Straits Times_ [Kuala Lumpur], Aug. 20, 2015). Note: this is a _NST_ Commentary piece.
www.nst.com…

25. TAIWAN NEWS: “Taiwanese plan too late for retirement: survey” (ChannelNews Asia [Singapore], Aug. 21, 2015).
www.chinapost.com…

26. UK NEWS; “Two-thirds of savers are cashing in pension pots,” by Lucy Warwick-Ching (_Financial Times_ [London], Aug. 20, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “An age-old dilemma: how to live for longer?” by William Reville (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Aug. 21, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. “CDC (US Centers for Disease Control) Releases Death Rate Estimates for Seven Conditions,” by Troy Brown (Medscape Medical News, Aug. 20, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “High Saliva Cortisol May Flag Cognitive Trouble,” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, Aug. 19, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s,” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, Aug. 20, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “‘Low T’ (testosterone) Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA,” by Amy Norton (HealthDay News, Aug. 19, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Urinalysis Overuse Inflates Antibiotic Orders for Elderly,” by Marcia Fellick (Medscape Medical News, Aug. 20, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Altering daily light-dark cycles affects fertility in middle-aged female mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Home-based treatment is cost-effective alternative for heart patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Debate: Would judicial consent for assisted dying protect vulnerable people?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “PET (positron emission tomography) imaging detects fast-growing prostate cancer (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 19, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3878–August 19, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3878–August 19, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare report shows improvement but signals premium flap,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, blog, August 19, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “Group: Retirement regs to cost USD 3.9B to implement” by Kevin Cirilli (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], August 18, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “As immigration judges’ working conditions worsen, more may choose retirement,” by Molly Hennessy-Fiske (_Los Angeles Times_, August 18, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ALABAMA NEWS: “Lawmakers look to other states’ pension plans for possible changes,” by Mary Sell (_Decatur Daily_, August 19, 2015).
www.decaturdaily.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Top California lawmakers vow to push aid-in-dying bill,” by Sharon Bernstein (_Reuters_, August 18, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Kamala Harris is right about Chuck Reed’s latest pension initiative,” by Daniel Borenstein (_San Jose Mercury News_, August 19, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.mercurynews.com…

7. MAINE NEWS: “Six ways to make Maine more senior-friendly,” (_Bangor Daily News_, August 18, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
bangordailynews.com…

8. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Scam stopper: Dakota County latest to link seniors to law enforcement, community resources,” by Stephen Montemayor (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, August 18, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J.’s credit rating may fall more if court rules against state in lawsuit challenging Christie’s pension-reform law,” by Salvador Rizzo (_Record_ [Bergen, New Jersey], August 18, 2015).
www.northjersey.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Wolf, GOP leaders talk schools, pension reform,” by Angela Couloumbis (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 19, 2015).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Small businesses worried about the impact of Ontario pension plan,” by Brenda Bouw (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronton], August 19, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Why employers are caring for the caregivers,” by Suzanne Bowness (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronton], August 18, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. INDIA NEWS: “Retirement colonies: Senior citizens find a home away from home,” by Swati Goel Sharma (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi], August 19, 2015).
www.hindustantimes.com…

14. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Elderly get more options to buy 2-room flats under new Flexi Scheme,” by Faris Mokhtar (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 19, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: “Taiwanese generally plan too late for retirement: survey,” by Tien Yu-pin and Lilian Wu (_Focus Taiwan News Channel_, August 19, 2015).
focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201508190035.aspx…

16. THAILAND NEWS: “Govt sets up Elderly Affairs Dept,” (_Bangkok Post_, August 19, 2015).
www.bangkokpost.com…

17. VIETNAM NEWS: “Once Loyal – Defiant Vietnamese Farmers Question Party Leadership,” (_New America Media_, August 18, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Safinamide in Parkinson disease: No hint of added benefit,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Alzheimer’s deaths increasing more than other causes, data show,” by Tom Corwin (_Augusta Chronicle_, August 19, 2015).
chronicle.augusta.com…

20. “The elderly athletes redefining old age,” by Judith Potts (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/11807078/The-elderly-athletes-redefining-old-age.html…

21. “Illness-related stress gets worse with age,” (_Health24_, August 19, 2015).
www.health24.com…

22. “AgeSafe’s Radar Technology Offers New Way to Keep Elders Safe at Home,” by Cecilia Y. Zhong (_New America Media_, August 16, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

23. “New insights in pathological mechanism that causes dysfunctional synapses,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 18, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3877–August 18, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3877–August 18, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues,” by Kristian Foden-Vencil (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Aug. 18, 2015). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 6 minutes, 14 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site).
www.npr.org…

2. “At 50, Medicare’s future looks healthier than before,” by Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Kenneth Thorpe (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Aug. 18, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “How employers can boost retirement savings,” by Tom Anderson (cnbc.com…, Aug. 18, 2015).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Proposed ballot measure could save money on pensions, but at what cost?” by Teri Sforza (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana], Aug. 18, 2015).
www.ocregister.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago Park District pension law could face challenge,” by Greg Trotter (_Chicago Tribune_, Aug. 18, 2015). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. KANSAS NEWS: “Pension bonds are a ‘big, scary gamble'” (_Wichita Eagle_, Aug. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _WA_ Editorial.
www.kansas.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Republicans (Party) unimpressed with governor’s pension proposal,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Post Gazette_, Aug. 18, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Republicans (Party) ‘disingenuous’ to knock pension offer, (Governor Tom) Wolf says,” by Marc Levy (Associated Press via WTAE Channel 4 [Pittsburgh] News, Aug. 18, 2015).
www.wtae.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation injustice: Women disadvantaged in retirement,” by Jenny McAllister (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 19, 2015). Note: this is a _MH_ Commentary piece.
www.smh.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension changes and stagnant savings rate leaves retirees 130,000 ad (95,819 usd) short,” by Sally Rose (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 18, 2015).
www.smh.com…

11. BRAZIL NEWS: “Banco do Brasil sees 254 million usd savings from worker retirement plan,’ by Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Aluísio Alves (Reuters, Aug. 18, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Federal government error may have shortchanged thousands of (Alberta Province) low-income seniors,” by Darcy Henton (_Herald_ [Calgary], Aug. 18, 2015).
calgaryherald.com…

13. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Women’s retirement at 65 backed by commission” (Agenzia telegrafica svizzera (Swiss Telegraphic Agency) via thelocal.ch, Aug. 18, 2015).
www.thelocal.ch/20150818/womens-retirement-at-65-backed-by-commission…

14. UGANDA NEWS: “Accounting officers blamed for delay of pension payment,” by Stella Naigino (_New Vision_ [Kampala], Aug. 18, 2015).
www.newvision.co.ug/news/672347-accounting-officers-blamed-for-delay-of-pension-payment.html…
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15. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer George) Osborne’s Isa (individual savings account) pension plan attacked by Royal London’s (Group–mutual life and pensions) (chief executive) Phil Loney,” by Madison Marriage and Claer Barrett (_Financial Times_ [London], Aug. 18, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Savers will be turned off by pensions tax overhaul, warns Royal London (Group–mutual life and pensions),” by Marion Dakers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/insurance/11809685/Savers-will-be-turned-off-by-pensions-tax-overhaul-warns-Royal-London.html…

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17. UK NEWS: “Four financial ‘myths’ about baby boomer privilege–across pensions, housing and education,” by Kate Palmer (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11807457/Five-financial-myths-about-baby-boomer-privilege-across-pensions-housing-and-education.html…
MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “A Grief So Deep It Won’t Die, by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Aug. 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “The Right Dose of Exercise for the Aging Brain,” by Gretchen Reynolds (_New York Times_, Aug. 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

20. “This serious scientist is working on an anti-aging pill–and taking it himself,” by Emily Mullin (_Washington Post_, Aug. 18, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

21. “My mother had Alzheimer’s. Will my fate be the same?” by Carol Berkower (_Washington Post_, Aug. 18, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

22. “Vitamin D supplements could help reduce falls in homebound elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “A newly discovered molecular feedback process may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

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