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October 30, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3929–October 30, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3929–October 30, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(US Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie) Sanders offers Social Security as latest example of ‘many, many differences with (Presidential candidate Hillary) Clinton,” (_Washington Post_, Oct. 31, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Congress is pulling the rug out from people’s retirement decisions,” by Laurence Kotlikoff (US Public Broadcasting Service _Newshour_, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

3. “CPI (Consumer Price Index for elderly is most accurate measure for calculating Social Security COLAs (cost of living allowances),” by Mike Honda and Richard Fiesta (_The Hill_ [Washington, D.C.] blog, Oct. 30, 2015).
thehill.com…

4. “Quit AARP For Endorsing Bipartisan Bill Cutting Millions Of Baby Boomers’ Social Security Benefits,” by Laurence Kotlikoff (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 30, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Primary Care Physicians Accepting Medicare: A Snapshot,” by Cristina Boccuti, Christa Fields, Giselle Casillas, and Liz Hamel (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Oct. 30, 2015).
kff.org…

6. “No Medicare premium spike…for now,” by Joseph Antos (American Enterprise Institute, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.aei.org…

7. “(Film Director) Ron Howard, (film Producer) Brian Grazer search for a ‘Breakthrough’ in anti-aging therapies in NatGeo (National Geographic (TV) Channel science series,” (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 30, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. “One way having too much free time in retirement could backfire,” by Rodney Brooks (_Washington Post_, Oct. 30, 2015. Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “Author Richard Ford Says ‘Let Me Be Frank’ About Aging And Dying,” by Terry Gross (US National Public Radio _Fresh Air_, Oct. 29, 2015). This is an audio transcript, running time: 36 minutes, 43 seconds). Note: this is a rebroadcast from the Nov. 12, 2014 show.
www.npr.org…

10. “The Arc of the Boomers,” by Stephen Mo Hanan (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado hospitals improperly billed Medicare for cardiac procedures,” by Alicia Wallace (_Denver Post_, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.denverpost.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: ‘Landmark Medicare fraud settlement includes 46 Florida hospitals,” by Daniel Chang (_Miami Herald_, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.miamiherald.com…
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13. FLORIDA NEWS: “The anger over the (Jacksonville) pension scandal will only continue to rise,’ by Ron Littlepage (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], Oct. 30, 2015). Note: this is an Opinion piece.
jacksonville.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jacksonville Pension’s Failed Adoption of Highest Federal (ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) Safety Standards,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 30, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

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15. FLORIDA NEWS: “Baby boomers could bring economic boom to Florida,” by Dave Kamm (_Fort Myers News Press_, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.news-press.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Mixed results for Illinois’ biggest state pension fund in FY (Fiscal Year) 2015,” by Karen Pierog (Reuters, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

17. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Firefighters’ union votes to approve 75 million usd pension deal,” by Robert McClendon (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.nola.com…

18. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Governor Dannel P.) Malloy’s new pension fix is a big departure from his first try,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (ctmirror.com…, Oct. 30, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Want out of jury duty? Being elderly or breastfeeding could do it,” by Jan Murphy (pennlive.com…, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Prime Minister) Malcolm Turnbull rules out legalising euthanasia,” by Kara Vickery (news.com….au, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.news.com…

21. BELGIUM/CANADA NEWS: “Belgian doctor facing possible murder charge for euthanizing senior seen as warning for Canada,” by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Oct. 30, 2015).
news.nationalpost.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Focus on palliative care, not assisted suicide, faith groups urge (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau,” by Mark Kennedy (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Oct. 30, 2015).
ottawacitizen.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Is (former Prime Minister (Stephen) Harper’s loss a (Ontario Province Premier Kathleen) Wynne win on pensions?” by Martin Regg Cohn (_Record_ [Waterloo, Ontario]. Note: this is a _Record_ Opinion piece.
www.therecord.com…

24. FRANCE NEWS: “French workers to work an extra year to qualify for full pension” (Radio France International with Agence France Presse, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20151030-french-workers-work-extra-year-qualify-pension-retirement…

25. INDIA NEWS: “RBI (Reserve Bank of India) opens National Pension Scheme as investment option for NRIs (Non-Resident Indians),” by Atmadip Ray (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Oct 20, 2015)
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

26. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Two pensions if you worked in Isle of Man and UK,” by Adrian Darbyshire (iomtoday.co.im, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/two-pensions-if-you-worked-in-isle-of-man-and-uk-1-7541692…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Diplomas await elderly former students” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 30, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

28. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Single gang targeting elderly in raids across Northern Ireland,” by David Young (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Oct. 30, 2015).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/single-gang-targeting-elderly-in-raids-across-northern-ireland-34153924.html…

29. TAIWAN NEWS: “Taiwan introduces new labour pension options” (news.asiaone.com…, Oct. 30, 2015).
news.asiaone.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Welfare coddles pensioners at the expense of the working poor — but it needn’t be like this,” by William Mosseri-Marlio (_City A.M._ [London], Oct. 29, 2015).
www.cityam.com…

31. UK NEWS: “(Bolton) Council slows remembrance parade so veterans can keep up,” by Ben Farmer (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 29, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11963725/Council-slows-remembrance-parade-so-veterans-can-keep-up.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “End-of-Life Dementia Costs More Than Heart Disease, Cancer,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 30, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Wistar (Institute [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]) scientists show how frequently mutated prostate cancer gene suppresses tumors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Landmark clinical trial shows gene-targeted drug can treat prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Acupuncture Improves Gait Function in Parkinson’s Disease” (HealthDay News, Oct. 30, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

October 29, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3928–October 29, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3928–October 29, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Overnight Healthcare: Budget deal with Medicare reforms clears House,” by Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 28, 2015).
thehill.com…

2. “Budget proposal could mean no 52% jump in Medicare Part B premiums,” by Robert Powell (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 28, 2015).
www.us…

3. “Are You About to Lose USD 50,000 in Future Social Security Benefits?” by Ben Steverman (_Bloomberg_, October 28, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “U.S. Budget Deal Dings Corporate Pensions,” by Vipal Monga (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, October 29, 2015).
blogs.ws…

5. “You’re About to Get Too Expensive for Your Pension Plan,” by Suzanne Woolley (_Bloomberg_, October 29, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “Medicare Cut for Physicians Helps Balance New Budget Deal,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, October 28, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

7. “Retirement Advisory Rules Will Likely Survive, Despite House Vote,” by Yuka Hayashi (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, October 28, 2015).
blogs.ws…

8. “What you should know about Christie’s claim that Social Security funds were ‘stolen’,” by Max Ehrenfund (_Washington Post_, blog, October 29, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “Retirement benefit gap: CEOs have platinum pension packages,” by Kevin McCoy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 28, 2015).
www.us…

10. “Inequality in Our Retirement Accounts,” by Barry Ritholtz (_Bloomberg_, October 29, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloombergview.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Unions cry foul on Snyder retirement board,” by Justin A. Hinkley (_Lansing State Journal_, October 29, 2015).
www.lansingstatejournal.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Impact of pension costs analyzed for Pascack Valley towns,” by Lianna Albrizio (_NorthJersey.com_, October 29, 2015).
www.northjersey.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “N.Y. state pension fund sues Oracle for political donor info,” by Tom Hals (_Reuters_, October 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “LIers struggling to save for retirement, may leave NY, AARP says,” by Maura McDermott (_Newsday_ [Melville, New York], October 29, 2015).
www.newsday.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Dallas’s Credit Rating Cut by Moody’s Over Growing Pension Debt,” by Darrell Preston (_Bloomberg_, October 29, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. UTAH NEWS: “Utah senior citizen population growing, state may not be ready,” by D.J. Bolerjack (_KUTV.com_, October 28, 2015).
kutv.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Parliamentary inquiry says nurses should be mandatory in nursing homes,” by Amy Corderoy (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 29, 2015).
www.smh.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne adjust their vision,” by Martin Regg Cohn (_Toronto Star_, October 29, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Health quality council survey shows little progress in long-term care,” by Eva Ferguson (_Calgary Herald_, October 29, 2015).
calgaryherald.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “China lifts one-child policy amid worries over graying population,” by Simon Denyer (_Washington Post_, October 29, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

21. CHINA NEWS: “China to extend old-age insurance to all,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 29, 2015).
www.chinadaily.com…

22. CHINA NEWS: “Beijing Retirees Looking to Keep Active Volunteer to Walk the Beat,” by Didi Kirsten Tatlow (_New York Times_, October 29, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Howlin letter contains promise to address pension income gap crisis,” by Daniel McConnell (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 29, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/howlin-letter-contains-promise-to-address-pension-income-gap-crisis-34151169.html…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Abe convenes panel to tackle low birthrate, aging population,” by Reiji Yoshida (_Japan Times_, October 29, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/29/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-convenes-panel-tackle-low-birthrate-aging-population/#.VjJDB7erTcs…

25. NORTHERN IRELAND/UK NEWS: “Elderly home care services in NI ‘at breaking point’,” by Marie-Louise Connolly (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 29, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

26. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scotland faces huge rise in ‘pension population’,” by Scott MacNab (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], October 29, 2015).
www.scotsman.com…

27. TAIWAN NEWS: “Labor Pension Act draft submitted to Legislative Yuan,” by Jonathan Chin (_Taipei Times_, October 29, 2015).
www.taipeitimes.com…

28. UK NEWS: “‘Shocking’ end of life care in NHS boosting support for assisted suicide – MPs,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 29, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11961554/Shocking-end-of-life-care-in-NHS-boosting-support-for-assisted-suicide-MPs.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Aging Britain: One in 12 will be aged over 80 by 2039,” by Ashley Kirk (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 29, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11962587/Aging-Britain-One-in-12-will-be-aged-over-80-by-2039.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Memory complaints linked to dementia diagnosis many years later,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, October 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Transplanted human umbilical cord blood cells may offer therapy for Alzheimer’s sufferers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Studies raise questions about impact of statins on flu vaccination in seniors,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests,” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, October 29, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Ovarian Cancer Drug Shows Promise With Tough-to-Treat Prostate Tumors,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, October 28, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

35. “It’s time to talk honestly about dying,” by Karl Lorenz (_Washington Post_, October 29, 2015). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

October 28, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3927–October 28, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3927–October 28, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:
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1. “Agreement Is Seen as Short-Term Relief for Medicare and Social Security,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Budget deal blunts, but doesn’t erase, increase in Medicare premiums,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “The Budget Deal’s Surprise Blow To Pensions,” by Ashlea Ebeling (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

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4. “Death Rates, Declining for Decades, Have Flattened, Study Finds,” by Sabrina Tavernise (_New York Times_, Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “New Report Reveals the Staggering Economic Chasm in Retirement,” by Mark Karlin (truthout.org…, Oct. 28, 2015).
truth-out.org…

6. “Increase Social Security retirement age,” by Romina Boccia (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Oct. 28, 2015). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
www.detroitnews.com…

7. “The Budget Deal’s Devastating Social Security Benefit Cuts,” by Laurence Kotlikoff (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

8. “UPS (United Parcel Service, Inc.) retirees brace for pension cuts” (_Atlanta [Georgia] Business Chronicle_, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.biz…

9. “Everyone’s favorite 85-year-old international jewel thief has been arrested. Again.,” by Yanan Wang (_Washington Post_, Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. “”Some retirees are making a terrible mistake with their pensions,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. “Much Of How We Picture Retirement Is Just Plain Wrong,” by Ann Brenoff (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 28, 2015)>
www.huffingtonpost.com…

12. “The Most Influential People In Aging,” by Liza Kaufman Hogan (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

13. “Baby Boomers Trump Millennials as Entrepreneurs, Study Finds,” by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill (thestreet.com…, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.thestreet.com…

14. “Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?” by Elizabeth Blair (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Oct. 28, 2015). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 6 minutes, 42 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Survey: Low-Income Elderly Reject Calif. Managed Care Experiment For Fear Of Change,” by Anna Gorman (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Oct. 27, 2015).
khn.org…

16. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A Day In The Life Of Lonely Elderly Woman And Her Trips To Her Senior Center,” by Gabriel Prusak (_San Francisco Globe_, Oct. 28, 2015).
sfglobe.com…

17. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “(Governor Daniel P.) Malloy calls for big change in pension financing, modest business tax cuts,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (ctmirror.org…, Oct. 28, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

18. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jacksonville Pension Bled Money as Funding Shortfall Doubled,” by Darrell Preston and Neil Weinberg (Bloomberg News, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) pension liability growing, despite added contributions,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

20. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC (New York City) Pension Approves Hiring Adviser to Weigh Climate Change Risk,” by Martin Z. Braun (Bloomberg News, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Her mission: To save elderly smiles,” by Nora G. Hertel (_Wausau Daily Herald_, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.wausaudailyherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ageing population faces a future of more work,” by Neil Keene (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “(Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau promises (Province Premier Kathleen) Wynne help with Ontario’s pension plan,” by Jane Taber (_Globe and Mail [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Professional help for amateur caregivers,” by Carol Goar (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 28, 2015). Note this is a _Star_ Commentary piece.
www.thestar.com…

25. CHINA NEWS: “Pension funds ready to enter stock market in 2016,” by Dai Tian (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.chinadaily.com…

26. BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY NEWS: “Concern over lack of Guernsey elderly care spaces” (British Broadcasting News Service, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

27. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Loneliness prompts some Scottish elderly people to go to A&E (hospital Accidents and Emergencies department) for company, report says,” by Chris Green (_Independent_ [London, UK], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/loneliness-in-scotland-prompts-some-elderly-people-to-go-to-ae-for-company-report-says-a6711026.html…

28. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Co-operative launched for caregivers of the elderly,” by Nadia Jansen Hassan (channelnewsasia.com…, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

29. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss plan to cut obligatory pension rate to record low,” by John Miller (Reuters, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Wealthy given five-month ‘window’ to save into pensions before cuts to tax relief,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11959076/Wealthy-given-five-month-window-to-save-into-pensions-before-cuts-to-tax-relief.html…

31. UGANDA NEWS: “DP (Democratic Party) calls for speedy pension reforms,” by Nicholas Wassajja (_New Vision_ [Kampala], Oct. 27, 2015)>
www.newvision.co.ug/news/674955-dp-calls-for-speedy-pension-reforms.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Surge in elderly neglect allegations,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 29, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11961117/Surge-in-elderly-neglect-allegations.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Over-55s cash in more than 2.7 billion pounds (4.14 billion usd) of pensions in UK,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

34. UK NEWS: “Soaring pensions lift UK living standards to pre-recession levels,” by Larry Elliot (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

35. UK NEWS: “UK MPs (Members of Parliament) to probe reforms to state pension,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “The silver tsunami is actually silver-brown. How does end-of-life care differ for minorities?” by V.J. Periyakoil (_Washington Post_, Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

37. “MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Tecbnology) researchers create X-ray vision to protect the elderly,” by Matt McFarland (_Washington Post_, Oct. 28, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

38. “Why dementia takes a huge financial toll on families,” by William Brangham (US Public Broadcasting Service _Newshour_, Oct. 27, 2015). Audio, video (running time: 6 minutes, 12 seconds), and print transcripts of the story are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

39. “UCI (University of California at Irvine) study finds jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer’s memory, learning loss” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Older beats younger when it comes to correcting mistakes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Virtual Week’ brain game has potential to help older adults remain independent longer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Study reveals brain mechanism for creating durable memories” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “High-grade DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) detection rates increase in older women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “After prostate cancer surgery, blacks have more complications, higher costs,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Oct. 27, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

45. “Lifestyle Factors Not Linked to Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain” (HealthDay News, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

46. “Driving with glaucoma? Some patients increase scanning to adapt for impaired vision” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Oct. 9-12” (selected summaries of the latest research), (HealthDay News, Oct. 28, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

October 27, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3926–October 27, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3926–October 27, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Budget deal includes Social Security, Medicare reforms,” by Sarah Ferris (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 26, 2015).
thehill.com…

2. “Liberal Dems lining up behind budget deal,” by Mike Lillis (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 27, 2015).
thehill.com…

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3. “Jeb Bush Calls for Curtailing Costs of Social Security and Medicare,” by Matt Flegenheim (_New York Times_, October 27, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Jeb Bush seeks to ‘encourage private saving,’ ease later retirement in Social Security reform plan,” by Sean Sullivan (_Washington Post_, October 27, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Ben Carson’s Health Care Plan: New and More Confusing,” by Margot Sanger-Katz (_New York Times_, October 27, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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6. “Baby Boomers Hugely Underestimate What They Need for Retirement,” by Kate Davidson (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, October 26, 2015).
blogs.ws…

7. “Guys Retire to Hang With Their Wives. And the Wives?” by Suzanne Woolley (_Bloomberg_, October 27, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. “What’s Needed to Help Americans Age in Place,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Next Avenue_, blog, October 27, 2015).
www.nextavenue.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Physician-assisted suicide bill sparks Massachusetts debate,” by Shira Schoenberg (_Republican_ [Springfield, Massachusetts], October 26, 2015).
www.masslive.com…

10. MISSOURI NEWS: “As population ages, SLU aims to transform care of seniors across Missouri,” by Michele Munz (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, October 27, 2015).
www.stltoday.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “How N.Y.’s Biggest For-Profit Nursing Home Group Flourishes Despite a Record of Patient Harm,” by Allegra Abramo and Jennifer Lehman (_ProPublic_, October 27, 2015).
www.propublica.org…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Families struggling to care for elderly turn to mediation,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, October 27, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Medicare change leaves R.I.’s Office of Health and Human Services facing shortfall,” by Jennifer Bogdan (_Providence Journal_, October 26, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

14. UTAH NEWS: “Study: funding won’t keep up as Utah ages,” by David DeMille (_Daily Spectrum_ [St. George, Utah], October 26, 2015).
www.thespectrum.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirement plans of boomers not matched by reality,” by John Collett (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 27, 2015).
www.smh.com…

16. BRAZIL NEWS: “In Brazil, ‘Wait, See and Pray’ Is Mantra for Top Pension Fund,” by Francisco Marcelino and Filipe Pacheco (_Bloomberg_, October 26, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Many Canadians don’t know pension contribution limits: survey,” by Clare O’Hara (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 27, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. INDIA NEWS: “Kolkata is ageing faster than other metros,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], October 27, 2015).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Irish workers still reliant on State pension scheme,” by Peter Flanagan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 27, 2015).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/irish-workers-still-reliant-on-state-pension-scheme-34143165.html…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Downgrade of day care service ‘targets elderly’, say doctors,” by Marese McDonagh (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 27, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan to help ASEAN cope with aging,” (_Japan News_, October 26, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

22. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Warning over midwife retirement ‘time bomb’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 27, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Most workers ‘will be worse off at retirement’ under new universal state pension,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], October 26, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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24. “Costs for Dementia Care Far Exceeding Other Diseases, Study Finds,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, October 27, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “End-of-life care vastly more expensive for dementia patients than for others,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, October 26, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…
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26. “U.S. deaths drop for leading causes,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, October 27, 2015).
in.reuters.com…

27. “Old drug may help keep Alzheimer’s patients out of nursing homes,” by Ben Hirschler (_Reuters_, October 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Talking Early About How Life Should End,” by Tina Rosenberg (_New York Times_, blog, October 27, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com…

29. “Manipulating the antennae on cells promises new treatments for osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, October 27, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 26, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3925–October 26, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3925–October 26, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Aging Supreme Court energizes Republicans (Party) more than Democrats (Party) in 2016 (presidential election) race,” by Richard Wolf (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.us…

2. “Flat Social Security checks spark debate: Stagnant Social Security check could pose hardship for some,” by Paul Davidson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.us…

3. “Lawmakers Slam Social Security’s Treatment Of Same-Sex Couples,” by Ryan Grenoble (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Dad’s Last Ice Cream,” by Sara Faith Alterman (_New York Times_, Oct. 26, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Learning the Unfamiliar Language of Home Care,” by John F. Wasik (_New York Times_, Oct. 26, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Someone is Spending Your Pension Money,” by John Mauldin (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

7. “Report finds retirement age increasing among millennials,” by Ellen Cranley (_Detroit [Michigan] Free Press, Oct. 26, 2015).
dailyfreepress.com…

8. “(Presidential) Candidate (Ben) Carson touts U.S. health savings accounts for elderly,” by Richard Cowan, David Alexander and David Morgan (Reuters, Oct. 25, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

9. “Why some on Medicare, but not all, will be hit so hard,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsbrugh Post-Gazette_, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

10. “Saving Medicare,” by Michael Hodin (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

11. “Strengthen Medicare plan to pay doc(tor)s for end-of-life care conversations,” by David R. Grube (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Oct. 26, 2015).
thehill.com…

12. “Boomers Can’t Even Copy and Paste,” by Stephen Balkam (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

13. “Writing down family histories as Baby Boomers look back,” by Stephen Magagnini (_Sacramento [California] Bee_, Sep. 26, 2015).
www.sacbee.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Bill lets retirees teach, get pension due to lack of subs(stitute) teachers,” by David Eggert (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, Oct. 25, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Medicare drug coverage gets more costly,” by Christopher Snowbeck (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

16. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Training gives end-of-life insights to hospice volunteers,” by Jessica Bies (_Mankato Free Press_ via Minnesota Public Radio News, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.mprnews.org…

17. NEVADA NEWS: “How Nevada deals with end-of-life spending,” by Jennifer Robison (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Oct. 25, 2015).
www.reviewjournal.com…

18. NEVADA NEWS: “To bolster teacher pay, reform retirement plan” (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Oct. 25, 2015). Note: this is a _LVRJ_ Editorial.
www.reviewjournal.com…

19. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio pension funds achieve funding compliance,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, Oct. 24, 2015)>
www.dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke banned from talking about suicide,” by Julia Medew (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 27, 2015).
www.smh.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Former Australian Treasurer) Joe Hockey is warned against pension double dipping while in diplomat post,” by Shalailah Medhora (_Observer_ [London, UK], Oct. 25, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “As Alzheimer’s steals her mind, would this be this couple’s last summer together?” by Amy Dempsey (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

23. FRANCE NEWS: “France’s martyred village tries to come to terms with tragedy,” by Lara Marlowe (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. FRANCE NEWS: “French ‘euthanasia’ doctor gets symbolic suspended sentence,” by David Chazan (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Oct. 27, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11952971/French-euthanasia-doctor-gets-symbolic-suspended-sentence.html…

25. INDIA NEWS: “Government to issue notification on One Rank One Pension after Bihar polls: (Defence Minister) Manohar Parrikar” (Asian News International via _Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Oct. 26, 2015).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

26. INDIA NEWS: “Wills, bills or forms to fill, NGOs (non-government organizations) turn guides for elderly,” by Aditi Maithreya (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Oct. 25, 2015).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Firms mistakenly request disclosure of pension numbers” (_Yomiurui Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 26, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

28. NETJHHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch pension funds lose 140 billion euros (154.217 billion usd) in six months” (DutchNews.nl…, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.dutchnews.nl…

29. SWEDEN NEWS: “Swedish pension chief executives condemn reforms,” by Chris Newlands (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.ft.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Let savers exit pensions without rip-off charges, says (pensions) minister,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 24, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11952002/Let-savers-exit-pensions-without-rip-off-charges-says-minister.html…

31. UK NEWS: “UK must build 90,000 retirement homes to avert housing care crisis,” by Peter Spence (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/11953235/UK-must-build-90000-retirement-homes-to-avert-housing-care-crisis.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Elderly people are more dangerous drivers, Nottingham Trent University study shows,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11953425/Elderly-people-are-more-dangerous-drivers-Nottingham-university-study-shows.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Elderly hit by energy bill overpayment ‘trap’,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11954195/Elderly-hit-by-energy-bill-overpayment-trap.html…

34. UK NEWS: ” “UK pension schemes face 62 billion pound (94.915 billion usd) rise in liabilities if interest rates stay low – JLT (Jardine Lloyd
Thompson (Group–insurance broker) Employee Benefits,” by Hayley Kirton (_City A.M._ [London], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.cityam.com…

35. UK NEWS: “UK pension reforms are too big a burden for business, warns CBI (Confederation of British Industry),” by Naomi Rovnick (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 26, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

36. UK NEWS: “Pensioners should get lower stamp duty to put larger homes on the market, CEBR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) says,” by Russell Lynch (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pensioners-should-get-lower-stamp-duty-to-put-larger-homes-on-the-market-cebr-says-a6708756.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Pension freedom: ‘I wanted access to my savings but delays cost me 20,000 pounds’,” by Martin Baker (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 23, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/pension-freedom-i-wanted-access-to-my-savings-but-delays-cost-me-20000-a6706861.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Pensioners prosper, the young suffer. Britain’s social contract is breaking,” by David Willetts (_Observer_ [London], Oct. 24, 2015). Note: this is an _Observer_ Commentary piece.
www.theguardian.com…

39. UK NEWS: “Conservatives are failing young people, leading Tory (Conservative Party) tells David Cameron,” by Toby Helm and Daniel Boffey (_Observer_ [London], Oct. 25, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

40. UK NEWS: “Don’t bash the baby-boomers – they have left us fit to face the future,” by Boris Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11954113/Dont-bash-the-baby-boomers-they-have-left-us-fit-to-face-the-future.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

41. “Pre-Death Dreams Aren’t Hallucinations,” by Theresa Fisher (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

42. “End-of-life care vastly more expensive for dementia patients than for others,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, Oct. 27, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

43. “FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) sees no heart risks from Novartis’ (pharmaceuticals) Parkinson’s drug,” by Samantha Kareen Nair (Reuters Health, Oct. 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

44. “Many seriously ill Americans lack access to palliative care,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Oct. 23, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

45. “Study finds how Alzheimer’s-associated protein tangles spread through the brain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Use of benzodiazepines and related drugs common around Alzheimer’s diagnosis: (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Wives take problems to heart, husbands get frustrated” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Three-minute test detects common form of dementia that’s hard to diagnose” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Too much, too late: Doctors should cut back on some medicines in seniors, studies suggest” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “New testosterone guideline to help Canadian physicians diagnose and treat patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

51. “Active body, active mind: The secret to a younger brain may lie in exercising your body” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

52. “Dehydration in older people could be detected by routine blood tests” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

53. “New genetic discovery advances understanding of prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

54. “Depression in the elderly often goes untreated,” by Kate Santich (_Orlando [Florida] Sentinel], Oct. 25, 2015).
www.orlandosentinel.com…

 

October 23, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3924–October 23, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3924–October 23, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Dems: Shrinking benefits is a ‘nonstarter’ in Medicare deal,” by Sarah Ferris (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], October 22, 2015).
thehill.com…

2. “How Social Security penalizes working women,” by Max Ehrenfreund (_Washington Post_, October 23, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Why It’s Misleading to Swear to Protect the Poor’s Social-Security Benefits,” by Teresa Ghilarducci (_Atlantic_, October 22, 2015).
www.theatlantic.com…

4. “Boomers In Retirement: The Greatest Giving Generation?” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_, October 23, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

5. “A new app lets you set your end-of-life preferences while on the go,” by Amanda Hoover (_Boston.com_, October 23, 2015).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] is slowly digging its real estate portfolio out of a big hole,” by Dean Starkman (_Los Angeles Times_, October 23, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Palliative care in California: Improving, but not everywhere,” by Lisa M. Kreiger (_San Jose Mercury News_, October 22, 2015).
www.mercurynews.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Healthcare Watch: How to ensure patients get good care in a nursing home,” by Lisa Zamosky (_Los Angeles Times_, October 23, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “On Metro board, another dispute, more strong words, and a rare veto,” by Paul Duggan (_Washington Post_, October 22, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Cuts to meal delivery program cause stress for seniors, caregivers,” by Dean Olsen (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], October 22, 2015).
www.sj-r.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “In right-to-die bills, personal becomes political,” by Joanna Weiss (_Boston Globe_, October 23, 2015). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “State money aims to help Northland seniors stay home,” by John Lundy (_Duluth News Tribune_, October 22, 2015).
www.duluthnewstribune.com…

13. VERMONT NEWS: “Dying in Vermont,” by Abby Ledoux (_Milton Independent_, October 23, 2015).
www.mil…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CHINA NEWS: “Novelty Insurance Guards Do-Gooders Against Scams By Elderly,” by Didi Tang (Associated Press via _Macau Daily Times_ [], October 23, 2015).
macaudailytimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Labour will raise pension if returned to office, says Burton,” by Fiach Kelly (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 23, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. KAZAKHSTAN NEWS: “Kazakh central bank to use pension fund cash to prop up economy,” by Olzhas Auyezov (_Reuters_, October 23, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

17. MALTA NEWS: “Pension reforms short of expectations,” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], October 23, 2015).
www.timesofmalta.com…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “‘Forgotten’: South Korea’s elderly struggle to get by,” by Kathy Novak (_CNN_, October 23, 2015).
www.cnn.com…

19. THAILAND NEWS: “EconThai draws up plan to deal with ageing society,” by Lamonphet Apisitniran (_Bangkok Post_, October 23, 2015).
www.bangkokpost.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Loneliness is dangerous: ignore it at your peril,” by Phillipa Perry (_Guardian_ [London], October 23, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “The Mediterranean Diet: Is It the Food or the Lifestyle?” by Anahad O’Connor (_New York Times_, blog, October 22, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Living With Cancer: Deciding About Dying,” by Susan Gubar (_New York Times_, blog, October 22, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

23. “To Reach Seniors, Tech Start-Ups Must First Relate to Them,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, October 23, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Alzheimer risk impairs ‘satnav’ function of the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “High Thyroid Function Linked to Dementia,” by Nancy A. Melville (_Medscape Medical News_, October 23, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Active body, active mind: The secret to a younger brain may lie in exercising your body,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Celiac Disease Doesn’t Seem to Boost Dementia Risk: Study,” (_HealthDay_, October 23, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Signs of faster ageing process identified through gene research,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Black Men May Get Worse Prostate Cancer Care, Study Contends,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, October 22, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “30,000 Brain Researchers Meld Minds At Science’s Hottest Hangout,” by Jon Hamilton (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, October 23, 2015). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 2 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

31. “Silver lining of old age: Ditching the screenings,” by Judy Peres (_Orlando Sentinel_, October 23, 2015).
www.orlandosentinel.com…

October 22, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3923–October 22, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3923–October 22, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. public pension funds slowly wake up to risk,” by Edward Krudy (_Reuters_, October 22, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

2. “The Lowdown On The 52 Percent Medicare Premium Increase,” by Bob Rosenblatt (_Forbes_, October 22, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

3. “The problem with means-testing entitlements,” by Harold Meyerson (_Washington Post_, October 21, 2015). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “401(k) contribution limits won’t be going up next year,” by Katie Lobosco (_CNNMoney_, October 22, 2015).
money.cnn.com…

5. “Do we need a price index for the elderly?” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, October 22, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Long-term care insurance requires long-term planning,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, October 22, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

7. “New grads may have to work until they’re 75: report,” by Landon Dowdy (_CNBC_, October 21, 2015).
www.cnbc.com…

8. “Funeral Prices Are Hard to Get and Vary Widely, Survey Finds,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, October 22, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “DPS makes state pension payment, vows to pay USD 100M debt,” by Shawn D. Lewis (_Detroit News_, October 21, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota legislators tour nursing home after law helps boost caregiver pay,” by Zach Kayser (_Grand Forks [North Dakota] Herald_, October 21, 2015).
www.grandforksherald.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Retirement worries loom for Capital Region residents,” by Brian Nearing (_Times Union_ [Albany, New York], October 21, 2015).
www.timesunion.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “New social network aims to keep Wisconsin seniors in their homes longer,” (_University of Wisconsin-Madison News_, October 19, 2015).
news.wisc.edu…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. BANGLADESH NEWS: “Deaths from chronic diseases now hitting poorest households hard in Bangladesh,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Lawsuits involving elderly surge in Shanghai,” by Zhou Wenting (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 22, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “Migration adds to elderly-care woes,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 22, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Leavetaking: In dying, we are denied the right to self-determination,” by Laura Kennedy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 22, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. ITALY NEWS: “Immigrants pay pensions for 620,000 Italians – study,” by Steve Scherer (_Reuters_, October 22, 2015).
uk.reuters.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Carers move closer to pay equity deal,” by Kiri Gillespie (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], October 22, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11533228…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “For S.Korea’s USD430 bln pension giant, looking bad is the problem,” by Joyce Lee (_Reuters_, October 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Retiree cares for elderly in day care,” by Ho Shih-chang and Jonathan Chin (_Taipei Times_, October 22, 2015).
www.taipeitimes.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Life expectancy: Britain’s richest men are outliving the average woman for the first time, ONS figures reveal,” by Lucy Clarke-Billings (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11945833/Britains-richest-men-are-outliving-the-average-woman-for-the-first-time-ONS-figures-reveal.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Drinking less in middle age can cut risk of dementia, says Nice,” by Damien Gayle (_Guardian_ [London], October 21, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Alzheimer’s takes center stage as new plays tackle memory loss,” by Ben Hirschler (_Reuters_, October 22, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “First trial to stop Alzheimer’s before symptoms emerge,” by Adam Brimelow (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, October 22, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

25. “Study Points to Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery Over Therapy Alone,” by Catherine Saint Louis (_New York Times_, October 22, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “A Mediterranean diet could protect your brain from shrinking in old age,” by Deborah Netburn (_Los Angeles Times_, October 21, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

27. “Mediterranean diet linked to healthier aging brain,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, October 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Alzheimer’s disease: Plaques impair memory formation during sleep,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “How multi-sensory therapy helps people with dementia reclaim their identities,” by Saba Salman (_Guardian_ [London], October 22, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

30. “Racial differences in outcomes, costs of care in older men with prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Antidepressants and Alzheimer’s disease drugs might boost recovery in stroke patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems,” (_HealthDay_, October 21, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

October 21, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3922–October 21, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3922–October 21, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Labor, pension managers square off over benefits,” by Tim Devaney (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Oct. 21, 2015).
thehill.com…

2. “Your grandchildren will save more for retirement than you,” by Andrea Coombes (marketwatch.com…, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “The real story about retirement: Millions of baby boomers face financial crisis,” by Katy Read (_Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

4. “The Right Medicare Drug Plan Can Help Control Price Shocks,” by Michelle Andrews (US National Public Radio News, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.npr.org…

5. “Congressional deal unlikely to avert Medicare premium spikes,” by Kate Randall (World Socialist Web Site, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.ws…

6. “Dems (Democratic Party urge Medicare to pay for end-of-life talks,” by Peter Sullivan (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Oct. 21, 2015).
thehill.com…

7. “Are Medicare ACOs (accountable care organizations) Working? Experts Disagree,” by (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via Health News Florida [University of South Florida [Tampa]], Oct. 21, 2015).
health.wusf.us…

8. “Social Security Emerges as Campaign Issue,” by Kenneth T. Walsh (usnews.com… blog, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.us…

9. “Social Security is hot topic for 2016” (_Santa Fe New Mexican_, Oct. 21, 2015). Note: this is a _SFNM_ Editorial.
www.santafenewmexican.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Two sides to ‘End Of Life Options Act’,” by Stephanie Barnes (KRCR Channel 7 [Redding/Chico] News, Oct. 25, 2015).
www.kr…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Moody’s (Investors Service) warns of teacher pension risk to N.J. school districts under (Governor Chris) Christie plan,” by Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Oct. 20, 2015).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Calls for more staff in palliative care to allow more Australians to die at home,” by Lucy Carter (Australian Broadcasting Corporation _PM_, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.abc.net…

13. BOSNIA NEWS: “Bosnia’s Entities Borrow to Plug Pension Holes,” by Drazen Simic (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network via balkaninsight.com…, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.balkaninsight.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Nortel’s (telecommunications company) painful pension lessons,” by Bob Baldwin, et. al. (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario), Oct. 21, 2015). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta (Province) immigrants have 361,000 cd (277,554 usd) saved for retirement: BMO (Bank of Montreal Wealth Management) report,” by Mario Toneguzzi (_Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], Oct. 21, 2015).
calgaryherald.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly should plan year-end cleaning well ahead” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 21, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Pensioners are 9 pounds (13.92 usd) a week better off than those in work,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11944141/Pensioners-are-9-a-week-better-off-than-those-in-work.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Go teetotal to reduce dementia risks, NHS (National Health Service) says: Official NHS advice on prevention of dementia warns ‘there is no safe level of alcohol consumption’ which does not increase risk of the condition,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11943573/Go-teetotal-to-reduce-dementia-risks-NHS-says.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Surge in cases of deadly but preventable diseases among elderly: Age UK (charity) study warns ageing population, care cuts and NHS (National Health Service) pressures creating ‘destructive vicious circle’ as one million are left to fend for themselves,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11943866/Surge-in-cases-of-deadly-but-preventable-diseases-among-elderly.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Doctor calls for urgent action to improve care of the elderly,” by (ITV News, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.itv.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Pharma(ceutical) groups join UK in 100 million usd dementia fund,” by Andrew Ward (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 21, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Department for Work and Pensions fails to appeal to public with ‘Back to the Future Day’ tweet (Twitter communication),” by Adam Withnall (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/department-for-work-and-pensions-fails-to-appeal-to-public-with-back-to-the-future-day-tweet-a6702206.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Why Nurses Should Lead Efforts To Overcome Palliative Care Consultation Barriers,” by C.J. Arlotta (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

24. “Pharmacists Can Improve Palliative Care,” by Laird Harrison (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 20, 2015).
www.medscape.com…

25. “FRAX (World Health Organization Fracture Risk Assessment Tool), GARVAN (Garvan Institute of Medical Research [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia] bone fracture risk calculator) Seen as Best for Predicting Fracture Risk,” by Janis C. Kelly (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 21, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Almost half of elderly patients miscalculate life expectancy,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Oct. 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Gene therapy could aid weight loss without affecting bone loss, new research finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “More menopause-focused education required for doctors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Antipsychotics use among older adults increases with age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “New technique permits cell-specific examination of proteins in Alzheimer’s brain tissue” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “San Diego [California] team combats memory loss by enhancing brain function” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “For Latinos, African ancestry adds to risk of glaucoma” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Researchers measure gait to reduce falls from glaucoma” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Gene could hold key to treating Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “For low-risk prostate cancer a shortened RT (radiotherapy) schedule has similar benefit” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “24 months of ATT (anti-androgen therapy) improves survival for men with cancer recurrence after prostatectomy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Midlife Cardiovascular Fitness Tied to Lower Health Costs Later” (HealthDay News, Oct. 21, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

October 20, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3921–October 20, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:35 pm

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3921–October 20, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House Republicans under pressure to move debt limit bill this week,” by Kelsey Snell (_Washington Post_, October 19, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “The biggest government backlog is getting worse, watchdog says, but Social Security has a plan,” by Lisa Rein (_Washington Post_, blog, October 19, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Is your pension safe? These are the next funds to fail,” by Katie Lobosco (_CNNMoney_, October 20, 2015).
money.cnn.com…

4. “Caregiving gets political as organizers push issue onto local, national agendas,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, October 20, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Efforts spread to aid dementia sufferers,” by Megan Theilking (_Boston Globe_, October 18, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

6. “Would You Let A Robot Manage Your Retirement Savings?” by Uri Berliner (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, October 20, 2015). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 16 seconds) available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS’ [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] investment plan may raise taxpayers’ costs,” by Melody Peterson (_Los Angeles Times_, October 20, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS’ [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] plan for reducing investment risk leaves pension system vulnerable,” by Daniel Borenstein (_San Jose Mercury News_, October 19, 2015). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.mercurynews.com…

9. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado state pension plan to miss full-funding target by 14 years,” by Monica Mendoza (_Denver Business Journal_, October 19, 2015).
www.biz…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Nursing homes: Reforms helping raise worker pay,” by Kristi Marohn (_St. Cloud Times_, October 19, 2015).
www.sctimes.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Can N.J. pay teacher pensions without property tax hikes?” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, blog, October 20, 2015).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Annuities and private pensions to replace lump sums as default for retirees,” by Sally Rose (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 20, 2015).
www.smh.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super gravy train costs retirement savings plenty,” by John Collett (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 20, 2015).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alzheimer’s and dementia are second biggest killer in Australia, data shows,” by Melissa Davey (_Guardian_ [London], October 20, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “‘Be there and be available’ when someone is dying: Caring at End of Life palliative care report,” by Amy Cordrey (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 20, 2015).
www.smh.com…

16. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil Pension Crisis Mounts as More Retire Earlier, Then Pass Benefits On,” by Simon Romero (_New York Times_, October 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “How the ‘smart age’ could revolutionize old age,” by Zhou Wenting (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 20, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Aging society to lead to labor shortfall in China: expert,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 20, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

19. GREECE NEWS: “Greek civil servants call Nov 12 strike over pensions,” by Michele Kambas (_Reuters_, October 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Rise in nursing care bankruptcies / Lack of workers, residents hurt industry,” by Yuri Teshima and Yuko Ohiro (_Japan News_, October 19, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New retirement village dispute system could be on the way,” by Anne Gibson (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], October 20, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11532027…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Government to address pay equity, caregiver wages,” by Stacey Kirk and Sam Sachdeva (_Stuff.co_, October 20, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/73195197/government-to-address-pay-equity-caregiver-wages…

23. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Singapore turns to robots to get seniors moving,” by James Griffiths (_CNN.com_, October 20, 2015).
www.cnn.com…

24. NORTH/SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Reunions of families split by the Korean War to resume,” by Steven Borowiec (_Los Angeles Times_, October 20, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

25. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pension age may rise to 70 from 65,” by Chung Ah-young (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], October 20, 2015).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

26. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Low transfer payments push elderly into poverty in Korea: report,” by Claire Lee (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], October 20, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

27. TAIWAN NEWS: “Minister calls for reform on retiree pension subsidy,” (_Taipei Times_, October 21, 2015).
www.taipeitimes.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Scrap triple lock that protects state pensions, says thinktank chief,” by Heather Stewart (_Guardian_ [London], October 20, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Pension freedoms should be reversed, say researchers,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11940965/Pension-freedoms-should-be-reversed-say-researchers.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Depression risk in older adults decreases with frequent in-person contact,” by Ami Albernaz (_Boston Globe_, October 19, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

31. “The deviousness of dementia,” by Dasha Kiper (_Guardian_ [London], October 20, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

32. “As people lay dying, vivid dreams or visions bring comfort to nearly all, Buffalo research suggests,” by Henry Davis (_Buffalo News_, October 20, 2015).
www.buffalonews.com…

33. “Using HRT to treat menopause is safe, says study,” by Jessica Elgot (_Guardian_ [London], October 20, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

34. “Later age recommended for first screening mammogram,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Health risk assessments may benefit elderly,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, October 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

36. “Male and female hearts don’t grow old the same way,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Researchers develop drug delivery technique to bypass blood-brain barrier,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Men’s Health Supplements Don’t Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, October 19, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

39. “Growing old can be risky business,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 19, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3920–October 19, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 3:42 pm

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3920–October 119, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Health of US pension system deteriorates,” by Chris Flood (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 19, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

2. “The Lonely Death of George Bell,” by N.R. Kleinfield (_New York Times_, Oct. 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Historic Medicare premium hike looms,” by Paul Sisson (_San Diego [California] Union-Tribune_, Oct. 18, 2015).
www.sandiegouniontribune.com…

4. “Hopes dim for deal to avert Medicare premium spikes,” by Sarah Ferris (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Oct. 19, 2015).
thehill.com…

5. (Presidential candidate and US Senator) Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare For All’ Would Be A Disaster For All,” by Sally Pipes (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Retirees’ Futures Hinge on Candidates’ Plans for Social Security,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, Oct. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “How Congress could fix a Social Security glitch” (_Washington Post_, Oct. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “Is Wall Street (financial firms) Eating Your 401(k) Nest Egg?” by Chris Arnold (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Oct. 19, 2015). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 6 minutes, 32 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

9. “Women Face Unique Retirement Concerns,” by Robin Young (US National Public Radio _Here and Now_, Oct. 19, 2015). This is an audio transcript–running time: 5 minutes, 22 seconds).
hereandnow.wbur.org…

10. “Nursing homes’ residents face health risks from antibiotics’ misuse,” by Lisa Gillespie (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.us…

11. “Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Oct. 19, 2015). In addition to the story, audio and print transcripts will be available at approximately 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 GMT).
www.npr.org…

12. “Empty-nesters Don’t Save for Retirement Once the Kids Leave,” by Buck Wargo (huffingtonpost.com…, Oct. 19, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

13. “When It Comes to Retirement Savings, Most Workers Are on Their Own,” by Teresa Ghilarducci (_Atlantic_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.theatlantic.com…

14. “You Can Fund Retirement By Marrying Rich,” by Mark Henricks (mainstreet.com…, Oct. 19, 2015).
www.mainstreet.com…

US STATE NEWS:

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Will California’s end-of-life law push lethal drugs over costlier care?” by Soumya Karlamangla (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 19, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

16. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “To stay out of bankruptcy (San Bernardino), put pensions on the table” (_Orange County Reigister_ [Santa Ana], Oct. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _OCR_ Editorial.
www.ocregister.com…

17. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Why Scrapping Public Worker Pensions Is A Bad Idea,” by Dan Livingston (_Hartford Courant_, Oct. 17, 2015). Note: this is a _HC_ Opinion piece.
www.courant.com…

18. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Budget impasse forces Illinois to delay pension payments, Comptroller Leslie Munger says during Rockford visit,” by Isaac Guerrero (_Rockford Register Star_, Oct. 17, 2015).
www.rrstar.com…

19. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Conversations about the end of life should start now, advocates say,” by Sharyn Jackson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Oct. 18, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “While rethinking pensions, push fairness among teachers,” by Josh B. McGee and Marcus A. Winters (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Oct. 19, 2015). Note: this is a _PI_ Opinion piece.
www.philly.com…

21. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Major Teamsters pension fund to slash recipients’ benefits,” by Rick Romell and Joe Taschler (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Oct. 19, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. WORLD NEWS: “Global ranking of top pension funds released,” by Chris Flood (_Financial Times_ [London, UK]. Oct. 19, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Out of sight and care: 85-year-old blind man denied aged care bed in NSW (New South Wales State) prison,” by Kirsty Needham (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney], Oct. 18, 2015).
www.smh.com…

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Seniors at risk of fraud, financial abuse, warns Age Discrimination Commissioner,” by Judith Ireland (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.smh.com…

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aspiring doctor gets aged-care experience,” by Josh Jennings (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 17, 2015).
www.smh.com…

26. COLOMBIA NEWS: “One Suicide (Assisted) Almost Becomes Two,” by Carlos Framb, as told to Camila Segura (_New York Times Magazine_, Oct. 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. GERMANY NEWS: “Lufthansa (Airline), cabin crew fail to reach deal on pension scheme” (Reuters via KFGO 790 AM [Fargo-Moorehead, North Dakota] News, Oct. 19, 2015).
kfgo.com…

28. GHANA NEWS: “51,000 Ghanaian companies not on pension schemes–NPRA (National Pensions Regulatory Authority)” (ghanaweb.com…, Oct. 17, 2015).
www.ghanaweb.com…

29. GREECE NEWS: “(Environment) Minister says gov(ernmen)’t not bound by findings of experts’ pensions report” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.ekathimerini.com…

30. INDIA NEWS: “Pension regulator seeks government support to widen subscriber base” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Oct. 19, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

31. INDIA NEWS: “One Rank One Pension, Pay Commission will not impact fiscal deficit: Jayant Sinha (Minister of State for Finance)” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Oct. 20, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

32. INDIA NEWS: “Indian retirement system ranks last in global pension index: Mercer (Melbourne Mercer Global Index) report” (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Oct. 19, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

33. IRELAND NEWS: “Issue of assisted suicide ‘coming down the tracks’ for Ireland,” by Ciaran D’Arcy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Oct. 17, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

34. MALTA NEWS: “Pensions raise not enough for those at risk of poverty – (Nationalist Party deputy leader Mario) de Marco” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta, Malta Xlokk Oct. 18, 2015).
www.timesofmalta.com…

35. MEXICO NEWS: “Pension reform lauded but contributions low” (mexiconewsdaily.com…, Oct. 17, 2015).
mexiconewsdaily.com…

36. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Netherlands Rises to Second-Best Pension System on Mercer (Melbourne Mercer Global Pension) Index,” by Graeme Kidd (nltimes.nl…, Oct. 19, 2015).
www.nl…

37. NORWAY NEWS: “Oslo’s 9.3 billion usd pension fund to pull out from oil, gas firms” (Reuters, Oct. 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

38. UK NEWS: “MPs (Members of Parliament) warn of pension changes ‘endangering savers’,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Oct. 19, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

39. UK NEWS: “Pension reform scams ‘the next mis-selling scandal’,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11939908/Pension-reform-scams-the-next-mis-selling-scandal.html…

40. UK NEWS: “Keeping a close watch on pension reforms” (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Oct. 19, 2015). Note: this is a _Herald_ Opinion piece.
www.heraldscotland.com…

41. UK NEWS: “Environment Agency makes landmark pension move,” by Chris Newlands (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 19, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

42. UK NEWS: “Reform the NHS (National Health Service) or watch it fade and die: The NHS is on its last legs, and only by fundamentally reforming it and the way in which its most regular clients — the elderly — are looked after will it have any chance of survival at all,” by Simon Heffer (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11936737/Reform-the-NHS-or-watch-it-fade-and-die.html…

43. UK NEWS: “Terminally ill Simon Binner announces death plan on LinkedIn (website)” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 19, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

44. UK NEWS: “Older sex: Is it possible to keep the passion alive?” by Linda Kelsey (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 17, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/relationship-advice-and-romance/11935879/Older-sex-Is-it-possible-to-keep-the-passion-alive.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

45. “Medicare spending for hepatitis C cures surges,” by Charles Ornstein (propublica.org… via _Washington Post_, Oct. 19, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

46. “Scientists produce clearest-ever images of enzyme that plays key roles in aging, cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Parkinson’s patients ‘walk and talk again’ after receiving cancer drug in trial,” by Sally Guyoncourt (_Independent_ [London], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/parkinsons-patients-given-new-lease-of-life-after-receiving-cancer-drug-in-trial-a6699031.html…

48. “Wayne State (University [Detroit, Michigan]) scientists make advancements that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Researchers close in on a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “Building and breaking synapses” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

51. “Hearing aids may help keep hearing-impaired older adults mentally sharp” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

52. “Physical activity has greater impact on body composition in postmenopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

53. “Determining accurate life expectancy of older adults requires provider, patient discussion” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

54. “Test helps ID (identify) patients for home monitoring device for progression of AMD (age-related macular degeneration)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

55. “Majority of Older Adults Want Active Role in Decision Making: More than two-thirds of older adults self-manage their health care activities,” by (HealthDay News, Oct. 19, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

56. “ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) : Men’s Health Supplements No Use in Prostate CA (cancer)” (HealthDay News, Oct. 19, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

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