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December 23, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3965–December 23, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3965–December 23, 2015

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NOTE: There will be no CAAR E-Clippings from tomorrow, December 24, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. This service will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016. Enjoy the break!

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “An Aging Society Changes the Story on Poverty for Retirees,” by Eduardo Porter (_New York Times_, Dec. 23, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “(Presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton Proposes Doubling Spending on Alzheimer’s Research,” by Amy Chozick (_New York Times_, Dec. 23, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Senior Finances: The Pension ‘Advance’ Scheme,” by Dave Riley (_Bangor [Maine] Daily News_, Dec. 23, 2015).
isntforsissies.bangordailynews.com…

4. “U.S. public pension holdings drop to 3.2 trillion usd in third-quarter: Census (US Census Bureau),” by Hilary Russ (Reuters, Dec. 23, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Medicare is increasing mortality among seniors,” by Gary Puckrein (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Dec. 23, 2015).
thehill.com…

6. “Congress should leave Medicare Part D alone,” by Brian McNicoll (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Dec. 23, 2015).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Record Budget Impasse Makes It Worse for the State’s Pension Disaster,” by Elizabeth Campbell (Bloomberg News, Dec. 23, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Southern Illinois cities struggle with rising pension costs,” by Anna Giles (WSIL Channel 3 [Harrisburg], TV News, Dec. 23, 2015).
www.ws…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Counterpoint: The gut-wrenching truth about pensions,” by Thomas C. Nyhan (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Dec. 23, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Business groups press for public pension changes,” by Peter Wong (_Portland Tribune_, Dec. 23, 2015).
portlandtribune.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Taxes, pensions, imperil Pennsylvania budget deal,” by Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo (Associated Press via _Allentown Morning Call_, Dec. 23, 2015).
www.mcall.com…

12. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Fix S.C. pension system” (_Charleston Post and Courier_, Dec. 23, 2015). Note: this is a _P and C_ Editorial.
www.postandcourier.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
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13. CANADA NEWS: “CPP (Canada Pension Plan) reform could hurt seniors,” by Neil Mohindra (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 23, 2015). Note: this is a _FP_ Commentary piece.
business.financialpost.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “(Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau government wimps out ((lacks courage to pursue) on Canada Pension Plan reform,” by Thomas Walkom (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 23, 2015). Note: this is a _Star_
Commentary piece.
www.thestar.com…

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15. CANADA NEWS: “Conference Board (non-profit business membership and research group organization) finds Ontario (Province) pension plan will be good for economy in long run,” by Keith Leslie (Canadian Press via CTV.ca, Dec. 22, 2015).
barrie.ctvnews.ca/conference-board-finds-ontario-pension-plan-will-be-good-for-economy-in-long-run-1.2710649…

16. GREECE NEWS: “No further cuts to pensions, (Prime Minister Alexis) Tsipras tells cabinet” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], Dec. 23, 2015).
www.ekathimerini.com…

17. LITHUANIA NEWS: “Lithuania to increase retirement pensions since (sic) 2016” (baltic-course.com…, Dec. 23, 2015).
www.baltic-course.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Lecretia Seales'(late attorney and physician assisted dying advocate) husband backs palliative care guidance but says more needed,” by Sam Sachdeva (stuff.co.nz, Dec. 23, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/75407054/lecretia-seales-husband-backs-palliative-care-guidance-but-says-more-needed…

19. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Nearly two-thirds are confused over signs of dementia,” by Victoria O’Hara (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Dec. 23, 2015).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/nearly-twothirds-are-confused-over-signs-of-dementia-34309222.html…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “More than 3000 (Glaswegians) over 60s to spend Christmas day alone,” by Hannah Rodger (_Evening Times_ [Glasgow], Dec. 23, 2015.
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14162959.More_than_3000_over_60s_to_spend_Christmas_day_alone/…

21. TANZANIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t Readies Bill to Protect Rights of Elderly Tanzanians,” by Paskal Mbunga (_The Citizen_ [Dar es Salaam] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 23, 2015).
allafrica.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Former pensions minister: ‘advisers’ secret deals cost savers thousands’,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 23, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12062479/Former-pensions-minister-advisers-secret-deals-cost-savers-thousands.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Alzheimer’s charities expect 60 per cent rise in calls after Christmas,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 23, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12065194/Alzheimers-charities-expect-60-per-cent-rise-in-calls-after-Christmas.html…

24. UK NEWS: “What will happen to pensions in 2016?” by Katie Morely (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] via Reuters, Dec. 23, 2015).
uk.finance.yahoo.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Tobacco Exposure Linked to Infertility, Earlier Menopause,” by Diana Phillips (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 23, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Brain’s mysteries unraveled through computational neuropsychiatry” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Improving brain’s garbage disposal may slow Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Study examines intent of glaucoma patients to use marijuana for treatment in city where legal” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Comparing chemical and surgical castration for prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Immune suppressor cells identified for advanced prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Dec. 22, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 22, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3964–December 22, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3964–December 22, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “HHS creates new way to explore Medicare prescription-drug spending,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, December 21, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “New ‘dashboard’ shows high cost of Medicare drugs,” by Peter Sullivan (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], December 21, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “Good news for retirement policy in spite of gridlock,” by Joshua Gotbaum and William G. Gale (_Brookings Institution_, December 22, 2015). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.brookings.edu…

4. “Clinton to call for Alzheimer’s cure, increase spending to USD 2 billion annually,” by Heidi M. Przybyla (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], December 22, 2015).
www.us…

5. “Clinton announces plan to battle Alzheimer’s,” by Luciana Lopez (_Reuters_, December 22, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Bernie Sanders is losing the senior vote,” by Dan Merica and Tom LoBianco (_CNN_, December 22, 2015).
www.cnn.com…

7. “Commodity indices inflict more losses on pension funds,” by John Kemp (_Reuters_, December 22, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

8. “JPMorgan to pay USD 150 million in ‘London Whale’ U.S. class action,” by Nate Raymond (_Reuters_, December 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

9. “Planning Is Key for Bringing Frail Seniors Home for Holidays,” by Leanne Italie (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corportion [ABC] News_, December 21, 2015).
abcnews.go.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “No easy task: End-of-life talks between doctors, patients,” by Claudia Buck (_Sacramento Bee_, December 21, 2015).
www.sacbee.com…

11. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota House Republicans aim to deliver for seniors,” by Patrick Condon (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, December 21, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

12. NEBRASKA NEWS: “In the face of pressure from Legislature, pension board declines to lower investment return rate,” by Paul Hammel (_Omaho World-Herald_, December 22, 2015).
www.omaha.com…

13. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Committee questions political influence on state retirement board,” by Joanne Young (_Lincoln Journal Star_, December 21, 2015).
journalstar.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Senate budget panel approves mandatory retirement savings plan,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, December 22, 2015).
www.nj.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “‘They Are Not in Their Last Years Alone’: Korean Elders Find Solace Away From Home,” by Jihye Lee (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, December 22, 2015).
www.nbcnews.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “House Republicans and Democrats unlikely allies in state pension battle,” by Kate Giammarise (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 22, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

17. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC pension system faces USD 11 billion shortfall, report says,” by Cassie Cope (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], December 22, 2015).
www.thestate.com…

18. VIRGINIA NEWS: “After backlash, Virginia Retirement System backs off retirement changes for state universities,” by Peter Dujardin (_Daily Press_ [Newport News, Virginia], December 22, 2015).
www.dailypress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec’s Top Court Rules Assisted Dying Law Can Proceed,” (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corportion [ABC] News_, December 22, 2015).
abcnews.go.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Ministers eye no action on Canada Pension Plan premium,” by Leah Schnurr and Randall Palmer (_Reuters_, December 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

21. CHINA NEWS: “Who will take care of China’s elderly people?” by Celia Hatton (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 21, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “One in four of Irish population will be over 65 by 2041, according to survey,” by Alana Fearon (_Irish Mirror_ [Dublin], December 22, 2015).
www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/health-news/one-four-irish-population-over-7053547…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s middle-aged workers risk careers to care for elderly parents,” (_Today_ [Singapore], December 22, 2015).
www.todayonline.com…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “S.Korea pension service reviewing currency hedge policy change,” by Joyce Lee and Choonsik Yoo (_Reuters_, December 22, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

25. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Aging population poses risks in property market,” by Chung Joo-won (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], December 22, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

26. TAIWAN NEWS: “Eligiblity age for old-age benefits to change: MOL,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], December 22, 2015).
www.chinapost.com…

27. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Equal pension for UAE public and private sector employees, says Al Tayer,” by Samir Salama (_Gulf News_ [Dubai], December 22, 2015).
gulfnews.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Top doctor calls for public’s help to prevent an A&E crisis,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12062751/Top-doctor-calls-for-publics-help-to-prevent-an-AandE-crisis.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “As Aging Brain’s Internal Clock Fades, A New Timekeeper May Kick In,” by Rae Ellen Bichell (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, December 22, 2015). Note: An audio (running time 2 minutes 30 seconds) transcript available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

30. “The challenge of recognizing one’s days of living independently are over,” by Sandra Martin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 22, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

31. “New Diagnostic Tools for Prostate Cancer,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, blog, December 21, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

32. “Government panel backs preventive statin use by adults 40 and over,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, December 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

33. “Gum disease linked to breast cancer risk in older women,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, December 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

34. “Blocking fat transport linked to longevity,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer Patients,” (_HealthDay_, December 21, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Research in Oklahoma sheds new light on effects of aging in knee joints,” by Ryan Stewart (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], December 22, 2015).
newsok.com…

37. “International study offers new insight for understanding leading cause of blindness,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 21, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3963–December 21, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3963–December 21, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Your retirement prospects are bleaker than ever,” by Dean Baker (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 21, 2015). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

2, “(Author) Jane Austin’s Guide to Alzheimer’s,” (_New York Times_, Dec. 20, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

3, “When Mom Has Alzheimer’s, A Stranger Comes For Christmas,” by Vanessa Rancano (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Dec. 21, 2015). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 2 minutes, 44 seconds), is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

4, “Nursing home workers have been posting abusive photos of elderly on social media,” by Charles Ornstein (ProPublica via _Washington Post_, Dec. 21, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5, “Long-Term Care Insurance Can Baffle, With Complex Policies and Costs,” by John F. Wasik (_New York Times_, Dec. 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “CMS (US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) releases Medicare payment data for home health providers,” by Susan Morse (healthcarefinance.com…., Dec. 19, 2015).
www.healthcarefinancenews.com…

7. “(Presidential candidates) Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Medicare for All,” by Drew Altman (_Wall Street Journal_ [New York, New York] blog, Dec. 20, 2015).
blogs.ws…

8. “How technology will transform retirement,” by Joseph F. Coughlin (marketwatch.com…, Dec. 20, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

9. BOOK REVIEW: “Kenzaburo Oe, _Death by Water_: ‘A pretty peculiar kind of writer’s revenge’,” reviewed by James Kidd (_Independent_ [London, UK], Dec. 21, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/kenzaburo-oe-death-by-water-a-pretty-peculiar-kind-of-writer-s-revenge-book-review-a6778481.html…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “5 key things to know about CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System pensions,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 21, 2015).
www.sacbee.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “No steam behind talk of taxing retirement benefits,” by Doug Finke (_Peoria Journal-Star_, Dec. 20, 2015).
www.pjstar.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension constitutional amendment not the answer,” by Thomas Healey (_Asbury Park Press_ [Neptune], Dec. 20, 2015). Note: this is an _APP_ Opinion piece.
www.app.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Retired truck drivers facing huge pension cuts,” by Tom Jackson (_Sandusky Register_, Dec. 20, 2015).
www.sanduskyregister.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania House (of Representatives) kills pension bill, putting budget deal in limbo,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Dec. 20, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania groups help seniors stay at home, avoid nursing homes,” by Kari Andren (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Dec. 20, 2015).
triblive.com…

16. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Medicare cuts change the game for local medical suppliers,” by Vicki Hillhouse (_Walla Walla Union-Bulletin_, Dec. 20, 2015).
union-bulletin.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. WORLD NEWS: “Top 10 films about ageing,” by Stephanie Bunbury (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], Dec. 19, 2015).
www.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Police pursuit of GP (general practitioner physician) accused of assisting death ‘highlights need for a law’,” by Julia Medew (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Dec. 19, 2015).
www.theage.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian pension plans saw declines this year, face rocky road in 2016,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Increased pension contributions only partly offset by lower RRSP (registered retirement savings plans) savings” (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 21, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Physician-assisted suicide a necessarily imperfect right” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2015). Note: this is a _G and M_ Editorial.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. GREECE NEWS: “After jumping over one hurdle, Greece faces another with pensions,” by Nasos Koukakis (cnbc.com…, Dec. 19, 2015).
www.cnbc.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Regulator Switches to PAN (permanent account number cards) for Online Enrolment Under Pension Scheme” (Press Trust of India via NDTV, Dec. 20, 2015).
profit.ndtv.com…

24. INDIA NEWS: “Raise unlikely in retirement age of medical teachers (in Himachal Pradesh State),” Bhanu P. Lohumi (_Tribune_ [Chandigarh], Dec. 21, 2015).
www.tribuneindia.com…
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25. IRELAND NEWS: Nursing home places may need to be doubled – report,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 19, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Report on private nursing home funding ‘must be acted upon urgently’,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 21, 2015). Note: this is a _II_ Opinion piece.
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/report-on-private-nursing-home-funding-must-be-acted-upon-urgently-34302976.html…

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27. JAMAICA NEWS: “A Season Of Horror – Several Elderly Jamaicans Abandoned, Abused At Christmas,” by Erica Virtue (_Jamaica Gleaner_ [Kingston, Surrey], Dec. 20, 2015).
jamaica-gleaner.com…

28. JAPAN NEWS: “(Prime Minister Shinzo) Abe sells elderly on charms of country life to save economy,” by Katsuyo Kuwako, Finbarr Flynn, and Takako Taniguchi (Bloomberg News via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Dec. 20, 2015). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

29. JAPAN NEWS: “Lawyer wrongdoing costs clients 2 billion yen (16.5 million usd) / Guardians of the elderly on increase” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Dec. 21, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

30. JAPAN NEWS: “Caring for His Elderly Dad Made This Japanese Businessman Homeless,” by Isabel Reynolds and Yuki Hagiwara (Bloomberg News, Dec. 20, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

31. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Courageous woman (_New Zealand Herald_) New Zealander of the Year,” by Miriyana Alexander (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Dec. 19, 2015). Note: this article links to a topical Editorial: “Dying wish ensures real debate.”
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11563412…

32. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “We inherited 11.8 billion (currency of that country) (59.163 million usd) pension liabilities by June — (Governor of Katsina State Aminu) Masari” (_Vanguard_ [most populous city in that country), Dec. 21, 2015).
www.vanguardngr.com…

33. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Putting palliative care at the heart of health service,” by Lizzy Buchan (_Evening News_ [Edinburgh], Dec. 20, 2015).
www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com…

34. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Pension rumours to be discussed by FNC (Federal National Council),” by Haneen Dajani (_The National_ [Abu Dhabi], Dec. 21, 2015/Rabea Al Awwal 10, 1437).
www.thenational.ae/uae/government/pension-rumours-to-be-discussed-by-fnc…

35. UK NEWS: “Many firms are on a collision course with the pensions regulator overauto-enrolment,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 21, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/sme/many-firms-are-on-a-collision-course-with-the-pensions-regulator-over-auto-enrolment-a6780791.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Retirement village firm lines up 170 million pounds (253.164 million usd) to fund expansion,” by Marion Dakers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/12058433/Retirement-village-firm-lines-up-170m-to-fund-expansion.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

37. “Income, Education Affect Metabolic Risk During Menopause,” by Tara Haelle (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 21, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

38. “3D video games may be good for your memory,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Dec. 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

39. “Biochemical clues may predict who develops Alzheimer’s disease — and who doesn’t” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Untested, unapproved compounded hormone prescriptions reach 26 to 33 million a year” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Is Everybody Mumbling? Try A Hearing Test You Take On The Phone,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Dec. 21, 2015). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 47 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

December 18, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3962–December 18, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3962–December 18, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Long-Term Care Insurance Can Baffle, With Complex Policies and Costs,” by John F. Wasik (_New York Times_, Dec. 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Lax Auditing Encouraged Overcharging By Medicare Advantage Plans,” by Fred Schulte (Center for Public Integrity [Washington, District of Columbia]/US National Public Radio Shots Health News, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.npr.org…

3. “Hospitals to pay 28 million usd to settle false spinal treatment claims,” by Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters Health, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

4. “The States Have No Business Creating Their Own Retirement Accounts,” by Ike Brannon (Cato Institute Cato at Liberty blog, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.cato.org…

5. “Student Debt May Be the Next Crisis Facing Elderly Americans,” by Natalie Kitroeff (Bloomberg News, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. FILM REVIEW: “‘Youth’ – beauty, and art, of old age,” a review of _Youth_, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, reviewed by Steven Rea (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.philly.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “Why Millennials should care about retirement security,” by Grant Wood (azcapitoltimes.com…, Dec. 18, 2015). Note: this is a azcaptioltimes.com… Opinion piece.
azcapitoltimes.com…

8. GEORGIA NEWS: “Atlanta sees ninth largest growth for Baby Boomers since 2009,” by Phil W. Hudson (_Atlanta Business Chronicle_, Dec. 18, 2015). Note: there is a link to the full Headlight Data report discussed in the article at the bottom of this article.
www.biz…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “AARP tells IL to ‘back off’ on senior citizen taxes” by Kristin Crowley (WREX Channel 13 [Rockford] TV News, Dec. 17, 2015).
www.wrex.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Lawmakers Make Pension Recommendations For General Assembly,” by Brad Bowman (_Frankfort State Journal_, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.state-journal.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pension oversight board backs lower outlook,” by (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Dec. 18, 2015)>
www.courier-journal.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Despite cultural norms, retirement homes only option for many elderly Arabs,” by Hassan Khalifeh (_Arab American News_ [Dearborn], Dec. 17, 2015).
www.arabamericannews.com…

13. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “1.5 billion usd: Unfunded liabilities a problem for Mississippi pension system,” by Steve Wilson (watchdog.org…, Dec. 18, 2015).
watchdog.org…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Senate President Revamps Payment Plan for Closing Deficit in Pension Fund,” by John Reitmeyer (njspotlight.com…, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.njspotlight.com…

15. OHIO NEWS: “(State Treasurer Josh) Mandel adds pension systems to OhioCheckbook.com…,” by Randy Ludlow (_Columbus Dispatch_, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

16. OHIO NEWS: “(Governor and Presidential candidate John) Kasich drafts Social Security changes,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension debate shut down by House (of Representatives) leader, will resume Friday” (Associated Press via pennlive.com…, Dec. 17, 2015)>
www.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “The absurd logic of assisted suicide,” by Andrew Coyne (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
news.nationalpost.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “State pension system unsustainable, report warns,’ by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Families help elderly drivers see risks” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Dec. 19, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

21. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch checkout staff offer in-store care to elderly,” by Senay Boztas (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/12059015/Dutch-checkout-staff-offer-in-store-care-to-elderly.html…

22. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Plan to widen palliative care access for Scots,” by Lizzy Buchan (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Dec. 19, 2015).
www.scotsman.com…

23. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Elderly who live alone more likely to die prematurely: NUS (National University of Singapore) study,” by Nadia Jansen Hassan (Channel News Asia, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

24. TAIWAN NEWS: “Legislature passes act giving patients rights on end-of-life care,” by Wen Kuei-hsiang and Kuo Chung-han (Channel News Asia [Singapor] via focustaiwan.tw, Dec. 18, 2015).
focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201512180029.aspx…

25. UK NEWS: “Essex (County) council proposes 25.92 pound (38.72 usd) ‘lifting charge’ to help elderly up when they fall: Tendring (Nomentropolitan) District Council has proposed the extra charge to its existing care service for staff to visit the homes to help people get back up,” by Caroline Mortimer (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/essex-council-to-charge-2592-lifting-charge-to-help-elderly-up-when-they-fall-a6778376.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pension scandal: one in four savers faces rip-off fees,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11298479/Pension-scandal-one-in-four-savers-faces-rip-off-fees.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Pensions Minister: ‘The retirement revolution is underway’,” by Ros Altmann (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12058652/Pensions-Minister-The-retirement-revolution-is-underway.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Proposed new pension system will make future tax raids easier,” by Steve Levin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12057496/Proposed-new-pension-system-will-make-future-tax-raids-easier.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Hidden fees double the cost of pensions, government report shows,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12057024/Hidden-fees-double-the-cost-of-pensions-government-report-shows.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Local Government Pension Scheme ‘unsustainable’, says report,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 19, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

31. WALES NEWS: “Firefighters to share 5 million pounds (7.47 million usd) compensation after pension error,” by Paul Martin (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 18, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

32. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Nssa (National Social Security Authority) mismanagement: Pensioners hit hardest,” by Hazel Ndebele (_Zimbabwe Independent_ [Harare], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.theindependent.co.zw/2015/12/18/nssa-mismanagement-pensioners-hit-hardest/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “Baby boomers set another trend: More golden years in poorer health,” by Lisa Gillespie (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via _Reading [Pennsylvania] Eagle_, Dec.18, 2015).
www.readingeagle.com…

34. “Are Doctors Ready To Talk About End-Of-Life Care?” by Richard Harris (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

35. “Does Online Cognitive Training Work?” by Pauline Anderson (_Medscape Medical News_, Dec. 18, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

36. “Drexel’s (University [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] brain imaging technology offers new approach for studying Parkinsonian syndromes,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Face cream ingredient found to mimic life-extending effects of a calorie restriction diet” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “The case of the sticky protein” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Prostate cancer discovery may make it easier to kill cancer cells” [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia,” by Robert Preidt (_HealthDay_, Dec. 17, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

41. “Surgery May Beat Radiotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer” (HealthDay News, Dec. 17, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

December 17, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3961–December 17, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3961–December 17, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Proposed budget for Alzheimer’s research may rise by over 50 percent,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, December 16, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “How Democrats and Republicans differ on Social Security,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, December 17, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “You need USD 1M to retire: Blame the Fed,” by Matt Krantz (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], December 16, 2015).
www.us…

4. “Suspicions about health care costs confirmed,” by Chris Tomlinson (_Houston Chronicle_, December 16, 2015).
www.houstonchronicle.com…

5. “Pension Plan De-Risking: Good For Employers, Bad For Retirement Policy?” by Joe Lustig (_BloombergBNA_, December 16, 2015).
www.bna.com…

6. “Democracy’s Difficult Choice: Pensions or Future Growth,” by Jean-Michel Paul (_Bloomberg_, December 17, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.bloombergview.com…

7. “A warning for retired baby boomers looking for work,” by Steve Vernon (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] MoneyWatch_, December 17, 2015).
www.cbsnews.com…

8. “Retirees who help charities are happier, but don’t give until it hurts,” by Charisse Jones (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], December 16, 2015).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Medicaid shifts backed by panel,” by Andy Davis (_Arkansas Daily-Gazette_ [Little Rock, Arkansas], December 17, 2015).
www.arkansasonline.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Finding Money for Kentucky’s Public Employee Pensions,” by John Gregory & KET (_WMKY_ [Morehead, Kentucky], December 16, 2015).
wmky.org…

11. MASSACHUETTS NEWS: “Mass. sets new rules for nursing homes,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, December 17, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. MASSACHUETTS NEWS: “T pension board selects FTI to review retirement fund,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, December 16, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “OPERS pension fund to put expenditures online,” by Jackie Borchardt (_Cleveland Plain-Dealer_, December 17, 2015).
www.cleveland.com…

14. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma seniors are reminded to beware of scams during holiday season,” by Jim Killackey (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], December 16, 2015).
newsok.com…

15. OREGON NEWS: “Board starts on retirement savings plans,” (_Portland Tribune_, December 16, 2015).
portlandtribune.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. pension fund sharply lags expectations again,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, December 16, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

17. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TVA proposes changes to shore up underfunded pension plan,” by Dave Flessner (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, December 16, 2015).
www.timesfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “ABS survey finds an ageing Australia and jumps in Victoria, Queensland populations,” by Gareth Hutchens (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 17, 2015).
www.smh.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Average SMSF hits AD 1 million (USD 720,080), borrowing still on the rise,” by Sally Rose (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 17, 2015).
www.smh.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Major shortage of retirement housing in WA sparks call for reform,” by Kathryn Diss (_Australia Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, December 17, 2015).
www.abc.net…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Saskatchewan seniors in long-term care getting antipsychotic drugs they don’t need: CIHI,” by Pamela Cowan (_Regina Leader-Post_, December 16, 2015).
leaderpost.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Large numbers of self-employed people ‘facing poverty when they retire’,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 17, 2015).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/latest-news/large-numbers-of-selfemployed-people-facing-poverty-when-they-retire-34293475.html…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “HSE budget: Long-term care – ‘Little difference for elderly’,” by Evelyn Ring (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], December 17, 2015).
www.irishexaminer.com…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Silver Centers evolve into senior citizen job hubs,” by Yuko Ohiro (_Japan News_, December 17, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

25. MALTA NEWS: “The elderly: Alone, scared, too proud to admit it and seek help,” by Claire Caruana (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], December 17, 2015).
www.timesofmalta.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Join a choir to stave off dementia, says health watchdog Nice,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 17, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12054372/Join-a-choir-to-stave-off-dementia-says-health-watchdog-Nice.html…

27. “Bone drug protects stem cells from ageing,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “New genes associated with extreme longevity identified,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “New insights into the molecular basis of memory,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Type 2 Diabetes May Raise Dementia Risk, Especially in Women: Study,” by Maureen Salamon (_HealthDay_, December 17, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 16, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3960–December 16, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3960–December 16, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The federal government’s pension heist,” by Mary Sanchez (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_ via _Battle Creek_ [Michigan] Enquirer_, Dec. 16, 2015). Note: this is a _KCS_ Opinion piece.
www.battlecreekenquirer.com…

2. “401(k)s Vs. Pensions: Pensions Do Better,” by Timothy W. Martin (_Wall Street Journal_ [New York, New York] blog, Dec. 16, 2015).
blogs.ws…

3. “Even with smaller ‘donut hole,’ Medicare cancer pill costs stay high,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health via KFGO 790 AM [Fargo, North Dakota] Radio News, Dec. 16, 2015).
kfgo.com…

4. “A Long-Buried Secret, Once Revealed, Rattles ’45 Years’ Of Marriage,” by Terry Gross (US National Public Radio _Fresh Air_, Dec. 16, 2015). This is an audio transcript: running time: 37 minutes, 51 seconds).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

5. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado’s Aging Boomers Aren’t A ‘Silver Tsunami,’ They’re The Coming Normal,” by Stephanie Paige Ogburn (KUNC 91.5 FM [Greeley] Radio News, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.kunc.org…

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “S&P (Standard and Poors Financial Services LLC) warns (Governor Daniel P.) Malloy’s pension plan could cause bond rating cut,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (ctmirror.com…, Dec. 16, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “(State Auditor Suzanne) Bump criticizes (Governor Charlie) Baker for rehiring workers who took early retirement,” by Chris Villani (_Boston Herald_, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.bostonherald.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan letting school retirees return with pension” (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

9. OREGON NEWS: “Pension reform one of business leaders’ top priorities, if not politicians’,” by Ted Sickinger (_Portland Oregonian_, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.oregonlive.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Legislation overhauling state, school pensions hits homestretch” (Associated Press via _Reading Eagle_, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.readingeagle.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Schools look for relief from pension squeeze,” by John Finnerty (_Meadville Tribune_, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.meadvilletribune.com…

12. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) proposes changes to shore up underfunded pension plan,” by Dave Flessner (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.timesfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “MYEFO (Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook) budget update: Big fines aim to stop fraud in aged care,” by Mark Kenny (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Dec. 15, 2015).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Assisted dying: Sorting the facts from the half-truths and the misleading statements,” by Ross Fitzgerald (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], Dec. 16, 2015). Note: this is a _Times_ Commentary piece.
www.canberratimes.com…

15. BURUNDI/RWANDA NEWS: “Rwandans Who Worked in Burundi Demand Pension,” by Eugene Kwibuka (_New Times_ [Kigali] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 16, 2015).
allafrica.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians willing to postpone retirement to help out their children,” by Peter Henderson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “CPP (Canada Pension Plan) talks high on finance ministers’ agenda,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Medical aid in dying: Is Quebec’s law too restrictive?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. CHINA NEWS: “Chinese pensioner cares for paralysed wife for 56 years after promising to ‘look after her forever’,” by Victoria Richards (_Independent_ [London, UK], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-pensioner-cares-for-paralysed-wife-for-56-years-after-promising-to-look-after-her-forever-a6775361.html…

20. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/HAITI NEWS: “Dominican Republic: The Haitian Sugar Workers Denied Their Pensions,” by Michelle Kanaar (equaltimes.org…, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.equaltimes.org…

21. INDIA NEWS: “No proposal to reduce (central government employees) retirement age to 58 years: Government” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Dec. 17, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “(Independent TD (Teachta Dala–Member of Dail Eireann–Lower House of the Irish Parliament)) John Halligan moves Bill allowing assisted end to life,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Why Japan’s Elderly Are Endangering Its Military,” by Yoichi Funabashi (_The National Interest_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Dec. 16, 2015).
nationalinterest.org…

24. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Grocery Employees To Watch For Elderly Customers’ Health Issues,” by Janene Pieters (nltimes.nl…, Dec. 16, 2015).
www.nl…

25. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Fears raised that GPs (Physician General Practitioners) are facing major recruitment crisis” (_Evening Times_ [Glasgow], Dec. 15, 2015).
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14146882.Fears_raised_that_GPs_are_facing_major_recruitment_crisis/…

26. UK NEWS: “State pension age changes ‘leave some women suicidal’,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 16, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Dying patients should be offered water in their final hours, new guidelines say,” by Paul Gallagher (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/dying-patients-should-be-offered-water-in-their-final-hours-say-new-guidelines-a6774816.html…

28. UK NEWS: “The government will let you cash-in your annuity: but it could cost you,” by Simon Read (_Independent [London], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/money/the-government-will-let-you-cash-in-your-annuity-but-it-could-cost-you-a6774546.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Junior doctors ‘must not be left alone to make snap life or death decisions’,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12052367/New-death-guidelines-worse-than-Liverpool-Care-Pathway.html…

30. UK NEWS: “That was no way to raise women’s retirement age,” by Stephen Pollard (_Daily Express_ [London], Dec. 16, 2015). Note: this is a _DE_ Commentary piece.
www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/627114/Stephen-Pollard-pensions-age-Steve-Webb…

31. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers most likely to enjoy a daily tipple (drink of alcohol),” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/laura-donnelly/12053372/Baby-boomers-most-likely-to-enjoy-a-daily-tipple.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “Paintings engage memories, enliven people with dementia, study says,” by Marsha Lederman (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

33. “Link between anemia and mild cognitive impairment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Genes for age-related cognitive decline found in adult worm neurons” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Industry-Funded Trials Up 43% as NIH (US National Institutes of Health)-Funded Trials Drop 24%,” by Marcia Frellick (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 16, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

36. “After menopause, vulvovaginal troubles are common,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Dec. 15, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

37. “At menopause, weight, exercise, education, income play big roles in metabolic risks” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Study finds that aging warps our perception of time” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Do not resuscitate (DNR) orders impact hospital rankings” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Why the flu vaccine is less effective in the elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Dec. 15, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 15, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3959–December 15, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3959–December 15, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare’s Bundled Payment Loses Some Interest Among Providers,” by Bruce Jepsen (_Forbes_, December 15, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

2. “The on-demand economy: Changing the way we live as we age,” by Luke Yoquinto and Joseph Coughlin (_Washington Post_, December 14, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Nursing homes and long-term care providers set to cut deal to avoid Medicaid managed care,” by Dave Ramsey (_Arkansas Times_ [blog], December 15, 2015).
www.arktimes.com…

4. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension reform remains huge issue in Illinois,” (_Bloomington Pantagraph_, December 15, 2015). Note: The article is an editorial.
www.pantagraph.com…

5. INDIANA NEWS: “Nursing homes work to ‘rebalance’ Medicaid spending without managed care,” by J.K. Wall (_Indianapolis Business Journal_, December 14, 2015).
www.ibj.com…

6. MONTANA NEWS: “Foster grandparent program pairs retiree mentors with kids,” by Zach Benoit (_Billings Gazette_, December 14, 2015).
billingsgazette.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Sweeney defends need to up N.J. pension payments,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, December 14, 2015).
www.philly.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York City Cracking Down on Drivers Near Senior Centers,” by Ashley Southall (_New York Times_, December 15, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “State employee retiree shift to Medicare in NC appears stalled, for now,” (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], December 14, 2015).
www.newsobserver.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. pension reform takes another step toward full House vote,” by Wallace McKelvey (_Patriot-News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], December 15, 2015).
www.pennlive.com…

11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RIPTA board ends free bus passes for elderly, disabled,” by Patrick Anderson and Donita Naylor (_Providence Journal_, December 14, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Physician-assisted death should be based on decision-making capacity, not age: Ontario report,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, December 14, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-physician-assisted-death-1.3364071…

13. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Poll: Most Czechs want state to secure pensions,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, December 14, 2015).
praguemonitor.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “Natural disasters almost spell death for the elderly in India’s mega cities,” by Vidya Krishnan (_Hindu_ [Madras], December 15, 2015).
www.thehindu.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s USD 1.1 Trillion Pension Fund Boosts Infrastructure Section,” by Chris Cooper (_BloombergBusiness_, December 15, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Psychological exam of elderly teachers irks TUN,” (_New Era_ [Windhoek], December 15, 2015).
www.newera.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “For pension payouts, women getting just 60% as much as men,” (_Hankyoreh_ [Seoul], December 15, 2015).
english.hani.co.kr…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Groups target aging and low birth issues,” by Seo Ji-Eun (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], December 16, 2015).
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Retirees can sell annuities from April 2017,” (_British Broadcasting Corportion [BBC] News_, December 15, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

20. UK NEWS: “National Savings halves Pensioner Bond rates from 2.8pc to 1.45pc,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 14, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/savings/12049983/National-Savings-halves-Pensioner-Bond-rates-from-2.8pc-to-1.45pc.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “CDC urge doctors to curb opioid prescriptions: “The risks are addiction and death, and the benefits are unproven,” by Lenny Bernstein (_Washington Post_, December 14, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

22. “Rising Obesity Rates Put Strain on Nursing Homes,” by Sarah Varney (_New York Times_, December 15, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Boomers May Die Earlier Than We Expected,” by Neil Howe (_Forbes_, December 15, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

24. “Why flu shot is less effective for elderly,” by Bradley J. Fikes (_San Diego Union Tribune_, December 15, 2015).
www.sandiegouniontribune.com…

25. “Do you think you’ll live to be 100? The answer may be in your genes,” by Marlene Cimons (_Washington Post_, December 14, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

26. “Brief periods of standing, walking tied to better blood sugar,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, December 14, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

27. “In aging, one size does not fit all,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “U of G researchers study tie between estrogen, memory,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Shingles increases short-term risk of stroke in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “America’s Rural Elderly Face Barriers to Health Care,” (_HealthDay_, December 14, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “‘I do my crying in the shower’,” (_British Broadcasting Corportion [BBC] News_, December 15, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

December 14, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3958–December 14, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3958–December 14, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pushing Aside 401(k)’s for Mandatory Savings Plans,” by Mark Miller (_New York Times_, Dec. 14, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2, “Children’s gifts to parents motivated by selfishness, economists claim: Challenge to idea of altruism within families has implications for pension system, says study,” by Jamie Doward (_Observer_ [London, UK], Dec. 13, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

3, “The Limits of Technology to Improve the Lives of America’s Elderly,” by Sherwin Sheik (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 14, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Another View: Instead of demonizing pensions, focus on secure retirement issues,” by Carrie Lane and Dave Low (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 12, 2015). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

5, CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Voters may get questions of what’s a pension, who should get them,” by Thomas Elias (_Marysville Appeal-Democrat_, Dec. 13, 2015). Note: this is an _Appeal-Democrat_ Opinion piece.
www.appeal-democrat.com…

6. COLORADO NEWS: “PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association: Changes to the state’s pension plan over 5 years have saved billions,” by Monica Mendoza (_Denver Business Journal_ blog, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.biz…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Jacksonville) Mayor Lenny Curry polishes pension debt plan with less than a month before Legislature,” by David Bauerlein (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], Dec. 13, 2015).
jacksonville.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “25 million usd reasons why we need T (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) pension probe,” by Holly Robichaud (_Boston Herald_, Dec. 14, 2015).
www.bostonherald.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “14,800 Minnesotans face deep cuts to their pensions: To save the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund from collapse, trustees want to slash the pensions of fund members,” by Jennifer Bjorhus and Jim Spencer (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Dec. 14, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

10, MINNESOTA NEWS: “Aging baby boomers are opting for pint-sized pooches (dogs),” by Jackie Crosby (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Dec. 14, 2015).
www.startribune.com…
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11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “State official calls (Senate President Stephen) Sweeney pension amendment ‘disastrous’,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Dec. 12, 2015).
www.philly.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: ” (Senate President Stephen) Sweeney’s pension plan is a giveaway to (labor) unions” (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Dec. 13, 2015). Note: this is a _NSL_ Editorial.
www.nj.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension-payment mandate dangerous game” (_Asbury Park Press_ [Neptune],” Dec. 12, 2015). Note: this is a _APP_ Editorial.
www.app.com…

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14. OHIO NEWS: “Members of Central States Pension Fund dismayed by projections of benefit cuts,” by Mark Williams (_Columbus Dispatch_, Dec. 13, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

15. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Medicare payments cut at 13 Oklahoma hospitals,” by Randy Ellis (_Oklahoma City Oklahoman_ via _Tulsa World_, Dec. 13, 2015).
www.tulsaworld.com…

16. OREGON NEWS: “Public pension tension builds” (_Eugene Register-Guard_, Dec. 12, 2015). Note: this is a _ERG_ Editorial.
registerguard.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Federal agency calls for better oversight on nursing homes,” by Heather Stauffer (_Lancaster Times_, Dec. 14, 2015).
lancasteronline.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS:”Financial woes of Teamsters’ pension fund hurt employers, too,” by Rick Rommell (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Dec. 12, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. WORLD NEWS: “For Most People in the World, Retirement Is Not an Option,” by Joseph Chamie (Inter Press Service via truthout.org…, Dec. 12, 2015). Note: this is an Inter Press Service Op-ed piece.
www.truth-out.org…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Robbed by Nazis of Traditional Ritual, Elderly Jews Undergo Bar Mitzvah in Melbourne (Victoria) Nursing Home” (_The Algemeiner_ [New York, New York], Dec. 13, 2015).
www.algemeiner.com…

21. BELGIUM NEWS: “Belgium bishops welcome criticism of euthanasia for patients facing ‘psychological suffering’,” by Jonathan Luxmoore (_Catholic Herald_ [London, UK], Dec. 14, 2015).
www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/12/14/belgium-bishops-welcome-criticism-of-euthanasia-for-patients-facing-psychological-suffering/…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Is Quebec (Province) law medicine or murder?” by Allan Woods (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 13, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Former teachers spend their retirement on the road,” by Shelley White (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 12, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. INDIA NEWS: “(Prime Minister Narenda) Modi Government Appoints Committee To Study One Rank One Pension” (Indo-Asian News Service via ndtv.com…, Dec. 14, 2015).
www.ndtv.com…

25. INDIA NEWS: “Tax gains: National Pension System gets 500 crore Rupees (74,369,300 usd) so far this year,” by Babar Zaidi,(_Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Dec. 14, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

26. INDIA NEWS: “Checking exodus: Air India retirement age at 60?” by Saurabh Sinha (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Dec. 14, 2015).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

27. ISRAEL NEWS: “(Finance Minister Moshe) Kahlon proposes 550 new sheckel (142.39 usd) increase in elderly income supplements,” by Lidar Gravé-Lazi and Niv Elis (_Post_ [Jerusalem], Dec. 14, 2015).
www.jpost.com…

28. KENYA NEWS:”TSC (Teachers Service Commission) Ordered to Pay Retired Teachers Salaries, Pension Arrears,” by Wanjiru Macharia (_Daily Nation_ [Nairobi] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 13, 2015).
allafrica.com…

29. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Baby boomers’ retirement wealth a myth,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Dec. 14, 2015).
m.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=11560562…

30. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Substance abuse – not just a problem for young people,” by Cate Broughton (stuff.co.nz, Dec. 13, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/75046821/substance-abuse–not-just-a-problem-for-young-people…

31. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “PTAD (Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate) Promises Verification of Pensioners Would Be the Last,” by Amby Uneze (_This Day_ [most populous city in that country] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 12, 2015).
allafrica.com…

32, THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “The Massive Fraud in Edo (State) Pensions Board,” by Adibe Emenyonu (_This Day_ [most populous city in that country] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 13, 2015).
allafrica.com…

33, NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Don’t let them be lonely this Christmas,” by Stephanie Bell (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Dec. 14, 2015).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/dont-let-them-be-lonely-this-christmas-34280339.html…

34. UK NEWS: “1,000 defined benefit pension plans ‘unlikely’ to pay in full,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 14, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

35. UK NEWS: “The public sector workers on track for a 55pc pay rise when they retire,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 13, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12044500/The-public-sector-workers-on-track-for-a-55pc-pay-rise-when-they-retire.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Fifth of pension savers build up savings pot due to retirement freedoms – report” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Northern Ireland], Dec. 14, 2015).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/fifth-of-pension-savers-build-up-savings-pot-due-to-retirement-freedoms-report-34284144.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Almost half of pensions industry professionals believe pensions will become a less important part of benefits in the future,” by Hayley Kirton (_City A.M._ [London], Dec. 15, 2015).
www.cityam.com…

38. UK NEWS: “Twins at 68? It’s the least we expect from our ageing rock stars,” by Shane Watson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 12, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/living/twins-at-68-its-the-least-we-expect-from-our-ageing-rock-stars/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

39. “Researchers explore chemistry of the brain to probe nature of Alzheimer’s disease,” by Jamie Platts (ITV Network News, Dec. 10, 2015).
www.itv.com…

40. “Aid-In-Dying Laws Only Accentuate Need For Palliative Care, Providers Say,” by Anna Gorman (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via _Provo [Utah] Daily Herald_, Dec. 13, 2015).
www.heraldextra.com…

41. “Timing of first childbirth influences women’s health at age 40” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 14, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Stress in older people increases risk for pre-Alzheimer’s condition” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Healthy or sick? Tiny cell bubbles may hold the answer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Suicide gene therapy kills prostate tumor cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 12, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 11, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3957–December 11, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3957–December 11, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Penalizes 758 Hospitals for Safety Deficiencies,” by Ken Terry (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 10, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free
registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

2. “Plan To Cut Teamsters’ Pensions Could Be First Of Its Kind Approved Under New Law,” by K. P. Whaley (Wisconsin Public Radio News _Central Time_ , Dec. 10, 2015).
www.wpr.org…

3. “Transparency a must in nursing home reports” (_New Haven_ [Connecticut] Register_, Dec. 11, 2015). Note: this is a _NHR_ Editorial.
www.nhregister.com…

4. “Reducing Taxpayer Subsidies to Wealthy Medicare Recipients Is Sound Policy,” by Robert E. Moffit (Heritage Foundation, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.heritage.org…

5. “Bill would stop feds (Federal Government) from dipping into Social Security for student loan payments,” by Amy R. Connolly (United Press International, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.upi.com…

6. “Social Security benefits for same-sex couples in legal limbo,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Dec. 11, 2015). Note: this is a Reuters Opinion piece.
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension Reform Efforts Move Forward After (California Attorney General Kamala) Harris Issues Summaries” (californiahealthline.com…, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.californiahealthline.org…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Housing for gay seniors coming to San Diego,” by David Garrick (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Dec. 10, 2015).
www.sandiegouniontribune.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois’ unfunded pension liability now up to 111 billion usd” (Associated Press via _Crain’s Chicago Business_, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.chicagobusiness.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(State Senate President Stephen) Sweeney seeks N.J. voter help to fund pensions,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.philly.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Audit: City (Philadelphia) Pension Fund Still Going Broke,” by Sandy Smith (_Philadelphia Magazine_ blog, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.phillymag.com…

12. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Finance director says Memphis could be close to funding pensions in 2017,” by Ryan Poe (_Memphis Commercial Appeal_, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Texans can’t afford changes proposed for Medicare Part D,” by Rita Littlefield (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_ blog, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Productivity Commission proposes further major cutbacks to pensions,” by Richard Phillips (World Socialist Web Site, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.ws…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Is it euthanasia or assisted suicide? Quebec’s (Province) end-of-life care law explained,” by Graeme Hamilton (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 11, 2015).
news.nationalpost.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Senate consents to abolition of second pension pillar (Ceska tiskova kancelar (Czech Press Agency) via _Monitor_ [Prague], Dec. 11, 2015).
praguemonitor.com…

17. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC NEWS: “Dominican Republic pension fund tops 7.0 billion usd” (_Dominican Today_ [Santo Domingo, National District], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.dominicantoday.com…

18. GREECE NEWS: “As pension reform crunch nears, Greek coalition looks fragile,” by Paul Taylor (Reuters, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

19. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Public sector pension pay-out could double,” by Adrian Darbyshire (iomtoday.co.im, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/public-sector-pension-pay-out-could-double-1-7616713…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “State retirement communities, aimed at luring elderly from cities, take shape in Japan,” by Tomoko Otake (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/11/national/social-issues/state-retirement-communities-aimed-at-luring-elderly-from-cities-take-shape-in-japan/…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Baby boomers ill-prepared for retirement,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=11559670…

22. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Pensioners: Their unending plight in Ogun (State),” by Daud Olatunji (_Vanguard_ [most populous city in that country], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.vanguardngr.com…

23. POLAND NEWS: “Poland should not cut retirement age: EU’s (European Commission Vice-President Valdis) Dombrovskis,” by Marcin Goettig (Reuters, Dec. 11, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

24. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Pension reforms an attack on workers,” by Bheki Ntshalintshali (iol.co.za…, Dec. 11, 2015). Note: this is an Independent Online Opinion piece.
www.iol.co.za…

25. UK NEWS: “Terror probe uncovers 1 million pound (1.52 million usd) fraud scam targeting elderly and vulnerable,” by Serina Sandhu and Steve Anderson (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/terror-probe-uncovers-1m-fraud-scam-targeting-elderly-and-vulnerable-a6768811.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Civil servants ‘get 40pc boost’ from public sector pension ‘cuts’,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12044914/Civil-servants-get-40pc-boost-from-public-sector-pension-cuts.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Investors hit as Lloyds (Banking Group) wins appeal to call in bonds,” by Emma Dunkley (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 11, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Who has their eye on your pension?” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 11, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Safe, inexpensive chemical found to reverse symptoms of progeria in human cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 10, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Plant compound found in spices and herbs increases brain connections” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 10, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Why drinking with friends may prevent death from Alzheimer’s,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12044281/Why-drinking-with-friends-may-prevent-death-from-Alzheimers.html…

32. “Technology’s biggest untapped market is elderly care,” by Madhumita Murgia (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/12044446/Technologys-biggest-untapped-market-is-elderly-care.html…

33. “Scientists discover new computerized linguistic approach to detect Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Controversial prostate cancer screening can be improved by repeating abnormal tests” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 10, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “After menopause, vulvovaginal troubles are common and linked with other pelvic problems” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 9, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Serious Illness Affects Bone Health,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Dec. 11, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Dec. 11, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 10, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3956–December 10, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3956–December 10, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senators condemn companies for drug price hikes,” by Marcy Gordon (Associated Press via _Salt Lake City Tribune_, December 9, 2015).
www.sltrib.com…

2. “Feds could boost payment rates to local Medicare managed care plans,” by Markian Hawryluk (_Houston Chronicle_, December 9, 2015).
www.houstonchronicle.com…

3. “Will Congress Help Ease The Medicare Appeals Backlog?” by James Swann (_Bloomberg BNA_, December 10, 2015).
www.bna.com…

4. “Why do doctors choose a USD 2,000 cure when a $50 one is just as good?” by Andrew Lam (_Washington Post_, blog, December 10, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ALABAMA NEWS: “Alabama teachers’ pension investments earn 1 percent,” by Mike Cason (_AL.com_, December 9, 2015).
www.al.com…

6. ARIZONA NEWS: “State workers’ payment rates to pension stays same; no increase for retirees,” by Carig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], December 9, 2015).
www.azcentral.com…

7. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Treasurer offers alternative vision for state pension fix,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (_CT Mirror_, December 10, 2015).
ctmirror.org…

8. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky teacher’s pension liabilities skyrocket under new rules,” by Edward Krudy (_Reuters_, December 10, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Older Minnesotans working longer, delaying retirement,” by Bill Salisbury (_Pioneer Press_ [St. Paul, Minnesota], blog, December 10, 2015).
blogs.twincities.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Sweeney Seeks Constitutional Amendment To Fund State Pensions,” by John Reitmeyer (_NJ Sportlight_, December 10, 2015).
www.njspotlight.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. taxpayers will pay USD 4 billion+ to fund school pensions next year,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, blog, December 9, 2015).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s top 10 pension funds tripled in size since 2003 -study,” by Matt Scuffham (_Reuters_, December 10, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec’s assisted dying law comes into effect today,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, December 10, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-s-assisted-dying-law-comes-into-effect-today-1.3358425…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Aging China calls for balanced elderly care,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], December 10, 2015).
news.xinhuanet.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly people snapping up dance products online,” by Yang Wangli (_China Daily_ [Beijing], December 10, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

16. ISRAEL NEWS: “Nursing care insurance reform delayed,” by Niv Elis (_Jerusalem Post_, December 10, 2015).
www.jpost.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Christchurch elderly embrace pedal power,” by Jack Fletcher (_Press_ [Christchurch City], December 10, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/74904883/Christchurch-elderly-embrace-pedal-power…

18. POLAND NEWS: “Poles’ pensions 30 percent lower?” (_Radio Poland_, December 10, 2015).
www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/232343,Poles%E2%80%99-pensions-30-percent-lower…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Echo generation has less pride in Korean identity than baby boomers: data,” (_Yonhap News Agency_, December 10, 2015).
english.yonhapnews.co.kr…

20. UK NEWS: “Recently retired households have greater share of UK wealth than under-45s,” by Patrick Wintour (_Guardian_ [London], December 9, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Britain’s Oldest Crooks: it’s an OAP crime wave,” by Filipa Jodelka (_Guardian_ [London], December 10, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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22. “Sad news: Scientists say happiness won’t extend your life after all,” by Karen Kaplan (_Los Angeles Times_, December 9, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

23. “Happiness Doesn’t Bring Good Health, Study Finds,” by Denise Grady (_New York Times_, December 9, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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24. “Early stage dementia patients referred to specialists are institutionalized twice as often,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Singing is beneficial for memory and mood especially in early dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “What is your memory style?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Signaling from dysfunctional mitochondria induces a distinct type of senescence,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Combating Prescription Opioids Among Baby Boomers,” by C.J. Arlotta (_Forbes_, December 10, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

29. “AAOS releases guidelines for surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 9, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, December 10, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

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