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January 29, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3984–January 29, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3984–January 29, 2016

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Why Don’t Boomer Women Like (Presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton?” by Gail Sheehy (_New York Times_, Jan. 29, 2016). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Why Are So Many Middle-Aged White Americans Dying?” by Olga Khazan (_The Atlantic_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.theatlantic.com…

3. “Labor Department moves forward on retirement advice proposal,” by Lisa Lambert (Reuters via Yahoo! News, Jan. 29, 2016).
news.yahoo.com…

4, “Financing retirement” (_Eugene [Oregon] Register-Guard_, Jan. 29, 2016). Note: this is an _ERG_ Editorial.
registerguard.com…

5, “Why Are We Third-World America When It Comes to Retirement?” by Jane White (huffingtonpost.com…, Jan. 28, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Plunging Oil Prices Nip at Retirement Savings,” by Alan Neuhauser (usnews.com…, Jan. 29, 2016).
www.us…

7. “Legislative action impacting Medicare provider-based payment means big change for hospitals,” by Jolie N. Havens and Stephanie S. Angeloni (_Crain’s Cleveland [Ohio] Business_, Jan. 29, 2016).
www.crainscleveland.com…

8. “Life expectancy and the Republican (Party presidential) candidates’ Social Security proposals,” by Robert Shapiro (Brookings Institution [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Jan. 29, 2016).
www.brookings.edu…

9. “Will presidential candidates lead with a plan for Social Security?” by Tom Harkin and Tom Latham (_Sioux City [Iowa] Journal_, Jan. 29, 2016). Note: this is a _SCJ_ Opinion piece.
siouxcityjournal.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Arkansas attorney general calls Fayetteville fire pension move legal,” by Dan Holtmeyer (_Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette_ [Fayetteville], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.nwaonline.com…

11, COLORADO NEWS: “End-of-Life Options Act offers control to the dying,” by Chris Hinds (_Denver Post_, Jan. 29, 2016). Note: this is a _DP_ Opinion piece.
www.denverpost.com…

12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “500 million usd health insurance surplus would go to pensions,” by Tom Loftus (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Jan. 29, 2016).
www.courier-journal.com…

13. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Nursing homes pledge to boost worker pay,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 29, 2016).
www.bostonglobe.com…

14, MINNESOTA NEWS: “Can Minnesota’s labor market survive the baby-boomer retirement wave?” by Tad Vezner (_St. Paul Pioneer-Press_, Jan. 29, 2016).
www.twincities.com…

15, NEW JERSEY NEWS: “The Costs of New Jersey’s Alternative Pension Investments Are Unjustified,” by Lee Sandberg (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations blog, Jan. 28, 2016).
www.aflcio.org…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension amendment will deepen budget hole,” by Declan O’Scanlon (_Asbury Park Press_ [Neptune], Jan. 29, 2016). Note: this is an _APP_ Opinion piece.
www.app.com…

17. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Strengthening the state’s retirement system,” by Dennis Daugaard (_Rapid City Journal_, Jan.28, 2016). Note: this is a _RCJ_ Opinion piece.
rapidcityjournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Why you should save less for retirement, and spend your money now (seriously),” by Fred Vettese (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jan. 29, 2016).
business.financialpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “State of (Ontario Province) palliative care must factor into talks on assisted suicide, doctor says” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 29, 2016).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/palliative-care-assisted-suicide-1.3425226…

20. FRANCE NEWS: “French lawmakers approve bill of terminal sedation, not euthanasia” (Associated Press via _China Post_ [Taipei, Taiwan], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.chinapost.com…

21. GREECE NEWS: “Greek seamen call new 48-hour strike to protest pension reform” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.ekathimerini.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “Government proposes law allowing passive euthanasia,” by Dhananjay Mahapatra (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jan. 30, 2016).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s reduced tax rate to cover school, nursing home meals” (Jiji Press via _Japan News_ [Tokyo], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/29/business/japans-reduced-tax-rate-cover-school-nursing-home-meals/…

24, UK NEWS: “Pensioners including war veterans receiving brief 15 minute care visits that contravene official guidelines,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/12128035/Pensioners-including-war-veterans-receiving-brief-15-minute-care-visits-that-contravene-official-guidelines.html…

25, UK NEWS: “Care homes face crisis as CQC (Care Quality Commission–regulator) experts threaten mass walkout over pay cuts,” by Paul Gallagher (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/care-homes-face-crisis-as-inspectors-threaten-mass-walkout-over-pay-cuts-a6840401.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Revealed: (Chancellor of the Exchequer George) Osborne’s ‘pension revolution’ will cost young professionals 161,263 pounds (230,511 usd),” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 30, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12130012/Revealed-Osbornes-pension-revolution-will-cost-young-professionals-161263.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Don’t be caught out by (Chancellor of the Exchequer George) Osborne’s raft of reforms to pension system,” by Greg Wright (_Yorkshire Post_ [Leeds, West Yorkshire], Jan. 30, 2016).
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/personal-finance/don-t-be-caught-out-by-osborne-s-raft-of-reforms-to-pension-system-1-7705310…

28. UK NEWS: “Six ways the lifetime savings limit is killing pensions,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12128099/Six-ways-the-lifetime-savings-limit-is-killing-pensions.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Why last year’s pension reforms have been good for women,” by Eleanor Doughty (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 29, 2016)
www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/living/why-last-years-pension-reforms-have-been-good-for-women/…

30. UK NEWS: “In praise of the bungalow: Why I love living in a low-rise: One-storey homes are in decline, just when an ageing population needs them most,” by Rebecca Armstrong (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/property/house-and-home/property/in-praise-of-the-bungalow-why-i-love-living-in-a-low-rise-a6840356.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Could blood pressure drugs have a role in Alzheimer’s disease treatment?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Researchers confirm attitude to aging can have a direct effect on health” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “New therapy halts progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in mice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “A new class of drug slows growth of castration-resistant prostate cancer cells” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Mass(achusetts). General (Hospital) [Boston] study points to the first topical treatment for common benign skin lesions” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Racial differences in end-of-life care” (_Chicago [Illinois] Crusader_, Jan. 29, 2016).
chicagocrusader.com…

January 28, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3983–January 28, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3983–January 28, 2016

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Why More Flexible Retirement Jobs Are on the Way,” by Dan Kadlec (_Money Magazine_ [New York, New York, Jan. 28, 2016).
time.com…

2. “One-time Social Security payment pushed in Congress” (_Niagara News Gazette_ [Niagara Falls, New York], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.niagara-gazette.com…

3. “(US National Public Radio show host) Diane Rehm’s next act: Using her famed voice to fight for the good death,” (_Washington Post_, Jan. 28, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “How Should End Of Life Be Determined?” by Noah Glick (KUNR 88.7 FM [Reno, Nevada] radio News, Jan. 28, 2016).
kunr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) is underfunded and unrealistic. Can it save itself?,” by Ed Ring (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 28, 2016). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Saving Illinois’ Pension System,” by Nick Blumberg (WTTW Channel 11 [Chicago] _Chicago Tonight_, Jan. 27, 2016). This is a video transcript: running time: 14 minutes, 28 seconds).
chicagotonight.wttw.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Senate Bill Calls For Transparency in KRS (Kentucky Retirement System),” by Brad Bowman (_Frankfort State-Journal_, Jan. 28, 2016).
www.state-journal.com…

8. MAINE NEWS: “‘A beautiful way to exit this life’: Musician offers end-of-life care,” by Shelby Hartin (_Bangor Daily News_, Jan. 28, 2016).
bangordailynews.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Did controversial investments bail out N.J. public pensions last year?” by Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Jan. 27, 2016).
www.nj.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. pension fund loses value for first time since ’08 crisis,” by Patrick Anderson (_Providence Journal_, Jan. 28, 2016).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia takes the choice out of death decisions,” by David Campbell (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jan. 28, 2016). Note: this is an _Age_ Commentary piece.
www.theage.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Forget your retirement: It’s time to pay for Dad’s,” by Anna Sharratt (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors suffer as Ontario (Province) nursing home investment falls short, (Ontario Long Term Care) association says,” by Theresa Boyle (_Star_ [Toronto],” Jan. 28, 2016).
www.thestar.com…

14. GREECE NEWS: “Ferries suspended, motorways blocked as Greeks protest pensions reform,” by Angeliki Koutantou and Alkis Konstantinidis (Reuters, Jan. 27, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

15. MALTA NEWS: “After increase in pensions, PN (Nationalist Party) complains of “minority’ benefiting from raise,” by Matthew Vella (_Malta Today_ [San Gwann, Central Region], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.maltatoday.com…

16. MAURITIUS NEWS: “Elderly – National Strategy Paper and Action Plan On Ageing 2016-2020” (Government of Mauritius News Release via allAfrica.com…, Jan. 28, 2016).
allafrica.com…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Big Dutch pension funds warn of possible cuts in 2017” (DutchNews.nl…, Jan. 28, 2016).
www.dutchnews.nl…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Council deal to benefit lonely elderly Aucklanders,” by Lincoln Tan (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11581147…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: stuff.co.nz hosts a webpage linking to several topical and personal stories about euthanasia”
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Caution on voluntary euthanasia” (_Otago Daily Times_ [Dunedin], Jan. 29, 2016). Note: this is an _ODT_ Opinion piece.
www.odt.co.nz/opinion/100-years-ago/371224/caution-voluntary-euthanasia…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “80 percent of elderly say no to palliative care” (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

22. UK NEWS: “Watchdog (Pensions Regulator) warns on protections in Master Trust pensions,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 29, 2016). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…
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23. UK NEWS: “Soaring numbers of pensioners rushed to hospital by ambulance,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12127546/Senior-doctors-should-screen-patients-at-the-entrance-to-reduce-unnecessary-elderly-admissions-say-experts.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Put senior doctors on the door of A&E (Accident and Emergency) to reduce needless elderly admissions, say experts,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12126008/Senior-doctors-should-screen-patients-at-the-entrance-to-reduce-unnecessary-elderly-admissions-say-experts.html…

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25. UK NEWS: “Small businesses failing to enrol staff into new Government pensions,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12126226/Small-businesses-failing-to-enrol-staff-into-new-Government-pensions.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pension cash spending choices revealed,” by Kevin Peachey (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 28, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Step training may reduce fall risk for the elderly,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Jan. 28, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

28. “New strategy for reducing readmissions: Get the family involved” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Growth factor in brain tied to slower mental decline” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Anticholinergics may not be best choice for rehab(ilitation) patients with dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer’s Treatment,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Jan. 27, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Want to rewire a neuron? You’ve got to take it slow” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study,” by E.J. Mundell (HealthDay News, Jan. 28, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Gene study points towards therapies for common brain disorders” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “IU (Indiana University), Regenstrief (Institute) study: Cognitive training effects differ by older adult’s education level” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Treating Parkinson’s disease by solving the mysteries of movement” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “A better way to image metastatic prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 27, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3982–January 27, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3982–January 27, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security in the crosshairs: how large are benefits?” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, January 27, 2016).
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “Hillary Clinton Eyes Changes to Social Security Taxes,” by Laura Meckler (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, January 26, 2016).
blogs.ws…

3. “Rising red ink poses challenges for the GOP,” by Sarah Ferris (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 27, 2016).
thehill.com…

4. “Congress May Speed Overhaul of Payments for Post-Hospital Care,” by Kerry Young (_Roll Call_, January 27, 2016).
www.rollcall.com…

5. “Obama to propose expanding retirement plans,” by Gregory Korte (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 26, 2016).
www.us…

6. “Obama’s new plan would help small business workers save for retirement,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, January 26, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Boomers at 70 will change America — again,” by William H. Frey (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 26, 2016). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.us…

8. “Saving grace: More workers need access to 401(k) accounts,” (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 27, 2016). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.post-gazette.com…

9. “AIG CEO Blames Obama Retirement Rule for Broker-Dealer Exit,” by Katherine Chiglinsky and Margaret Collins (_Bloomberg_, January 27, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Deal gives San Diego first pension reserve,” by David Garrick (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, January 26, 2016).
www.sandiegouniontribune.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Bevin budget focuses on pension funding,” by Mike Wynn (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], January 26, 2016).
www.courier-journal.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Boston seniors make memories, memoirs at city writing workshop,” by Eric Moskowitz (_Boston Globe_, January 27, 2016).
www.bostonglobe.com…

13. MISSOURI NEWS: “Retiree pension funds underfunded by millions, University City councilman says,” (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, January 26, 2016).
www.stltoday.com…

14. MONTANA NEWS: “Adult Resource Alliance seeks tax increase for senior services,” by Clair Johnson (_Billings Gazette_, January 26, 2016).
billingsgazette.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Houston Mayor Wants ‘Shared Sacrifice’ to Ease Pension Shortfall,” by Harry Weber and Darrell Preston (_Bloomberg_, January 26, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “Wynne says young workers will be biggest beneficiaries of Ontario pension plan,” by Rob Ferguson (_Toronto Star_, January 26, 2016).
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario pension plan going full steam ahead toward 2017 launch — just don’t ask the cost to run it,” by Ashley Csanady (_National Post_ [Toronto], January 26, 2016).
news.nationalpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Modernize confusing laws to protect the elderly,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, January 27, 2016). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.thestar.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Vulnerable Canadians ‘at risk of being encouraged to seek an assisted death’ panel hears,” by Peter Zimonjic (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, January 26, 2016).
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/assisted-dying-commons-senate-hearing-1.3420490…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Seniors safeguarded against children’s financial demands,” by Ma Chenguang and Zhu Lixin (_China Daily_ [Beijing], January 27, 2016).
usa.chinadaily.com…

21. FRANCE NEWS: “French lawmakers vote on terminal sedation, not euthanasia,” (_WRAL.com_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], January 27, 2016).
www.wral.com…

22. GREECE NEWS: “Tsipras and Mitsotakis trade views on pension reforms,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], January 26, 2016).
www.ekathimerini.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Begg tells committee of ‘formidable challenge’ on pensions,” by Elaine Edwards (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 27, 2016).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. ISRAEL NEWS: “Tens of thousands of elderly forgo heat, food, says survey,” by Jeremy Sharon (_Jerusalem Post_, January 27, 2016).
www.jpost.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Development of care robots growing in aging Japan,” by Anna Masui (_Japan Times_, January 27, 2016).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/27/national/social-issues/development-care-robots-growing-aging-japan/#.Vqjz8_krLcs…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Dementia seen in 14% of elderly inmates in Japan,” (_Japan News_, January 27, 2016).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/27/national/science-health/dementia-seen-14-elderly-inmates-japan/#.Vqj9IPkrLcs…

27. MALTA NEWS: “National Minimum Pension to increase for the first time in 25 years this week – Prime Minister,” (_Malta Independent_, January 27, 2016).
www.independent.com…

28. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More alternatives to nursing homes needed: Dr. Chia Shi-Lu,” (_Channel NewsAsia_, [Singapore], January 27, 2016).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Alzheimer’s could be spotted 20 years before the first symptoms appear,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 27, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/12123051/Alzheimers-could-be-spotted-20-years-before-the-first-symptoms-appear.html…

30. “From Monkey Studies to Eldercare, Irish Researchers at Forefront of Aging,” by Peter McDermott (_New America Media_, January 27, 2016).
newamericamedia.org…

31. “Diabetes, heart disease, smoking increase risk of death for older adults with dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Treating major depression in older adults with diabetes may lower risk of death,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Frail patients more likely to die in the year after surgery,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, January 26, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

34. “Recommendation to omit radiation therapy after lumpectomy is not frequently implemented,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Sedentary lifestyle spells more menopause misery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the Cold,” (_HealthDay_, January 27, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “The scientific quest to cure aging,” by Ashley Welch (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] News_, January 27, 2016).
www.cbsnews.com…

38. “‘Lifespan machine’ probes cause of aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Study shows zinc supplement boosted serum zinc levels and immunity in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 26, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3981–January 26, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3981–January 26, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama to Urge Easing 401(k) Rules for Small Businesses,” by Michael D. Shear (_New York Times_, January 26, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “White House rolls out plan to boost retirement savings,” by Peter Schroeder (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 26, 2016).
thehill.com…

3. “Obama Seeks to Expand 401(k) Use by Employers Pooling Plans,” by Angela Greiling Keane and Margaret Collins (_Bloomberg_, January 26, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “Booming health care costs and growing deficits create budget headache for Republicans,” by Kelsey Snell (_Washington Post_, January 25, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Federal healthcare spending tops Social Security for the first time,” by Sarah Ferris (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 26, 2016).
thehill.com…

6. “New state programs must protect retirement savings for workers,” by Robert C. Pozen (_Brookings Institute_, January 26, 2016). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.brookings.edu…

7. “Here’s why raising the retirement age for Social Security is a terrible idea,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, January 25, 2016). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.latimes.com…

8. “As Population Ages, Where Are the Geriatricians?” by Katie Hafner (_New York Times_, January 26, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Trump calls for Medicare to negotiate drug prices,” by Peter Sullivan (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 26, 2016).
thehill.com…

10. “What about the black senior vote?” by Charles D. Ellison (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, January 26, 2016).
thehill.com…

11. “What This Survey Said About Paying For Long-Term Care,” by Denise Logeland (_Forbes_, January 25, 2016).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Rauner, Cullerton and a pension deal: Can this marriage be saved?” (_Chicago Tribune_, January 26, 2016). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Lawmakers Developing Pension Fix Plans,” by Brad Bowman (_State Journal_ [Frankfurt, Kentucky], January 25, 2016).
state-journal.com…

14. MISSOURI NEWS: “Legislator proposes property tax break for elderly,” by Dave Hon (_St. Joseph News-Press_, January 26, 2016).
www.newspressnow.com…

15. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Mobile dentistry targets elderly patients,” by Steve Sinovic (_Albuquerque Journal_, January 25, 2016).
www.abqjournal.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York City’s Pension System in Danger of ‘Operational Failure,’ Report Says,” by Susanne Craig (_New York Times_, January 26, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY should subsidize nursing homes if minimum wage jumps to USD 15, senators say,” by Mike McAndrews (_Post-Standard_ [Syracuse, New York], January 26, 2016).
www.syracuse.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Bellin joins new Medicare pilot program,” by Jeff Bollier (_Green Bay Press Gazette_, January 25, 2016).
www.greenbaypressgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “Why our outdated pension plans need a fix now,” by Martin Regg Cohn (_Toronto Star_, January 26, 2016).
www.thestar.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Having kids late in life can mess with your retirement savings,” by Diane Jermyn (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 26, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. EUROPEAN UNION [EU] NEWS: “Low interest rates challenge EU pensions: watchdog,” by Jonathan Gould (_Reuters_, January 26, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

22. GREECE NEWS: “Resentment simmers as Greece launches debate on pension reforms,” by Lefteris Papadimas (_Reuters_, January 26, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Public nursing homes to receive Euro 385 million (USD 416.6 million) investment,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 26, 2016).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. MALTA NEWS: “Government seeks to boost pension awareness,” by Vanessa Macdonald (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], January 26, 2016).
www.timesofmalta.com…

25. NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The suicide pact that shook the world on euthanasia: Daughter of Pat and Peter Shaw on why she’s happy they went on their own terms,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], January 26, 2016).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11579612…

26. UK NEWS: “‘Delay’ over workers’ pension access,” by Kevin Peachey (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 26, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension benchmarks give consumers false impression of fund performance,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “A key mechanism has been discovered which prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Alzheimer-type brain pathology after transplantation of dura mater,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Scientists identify potential ‘guardian’ against neurodegeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Inappropriate Cancer Screening Prevalent in People Over 65,” by Ricki Lewis (_Medscape Medical News_, January 25, 2016). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “Health goes downhill when older adults stop driving,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 25, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3980–January 25, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3980–January 25, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Sanders’ ‘Medicare for all’ plan may not help working seniors,” by Heidi M Przybyla (_USA Today_ [McLean, Viginia], January 24, 2016).
www.us…

2. “Rocky Rollouts as States Try Managing Medicaid Long-Term Care,” by Mark Taylor (Chicago Tribune via _New America Media_, January 25, 2016).
newamericamedia.org…

3. “Market tumble could keep pension funds behind,” by Geoff Mulvihill (Associated Press via _Bloomington [Illinois] Pantagraph_, January 24, 2016).
www.pantagraph.com…

4. “Older Drivers Hit the Road for Uber and Lyft,” by Elizabeth Olson (_New York Times_, January 23, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Carefully Considering Pension Payment Options,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, January 23, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona Democrat introduces death-with-dignity measure,” (Associated Press via _Arizona Capitol Times_ [Phoenix, Arizona], January 25, 2016).
azcapitoltimes.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida’s nursing homes want more Medicaid money, lawmakers are unsure if the state can afford it,” by Arek Sarkissan (_Naples Daily News_, January 22, 2016).
www.naplesnews.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “The new pension debate: Am too. Are not. Repeat.” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], January 23, 2016).
www.sj-r.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Teachers, district leaders anxious about pension problems,” by Aaron Mudd (_Bowling Green [Kentucky] Daily News_, January 24, 2016).
www.bgdailynews.com…

10. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Nursing home rule change is worthy of consideration,” (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], January 25, 2016). Note: This article is an editorial.
newsok.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Fines to Pennsylvania nursing homes increasing,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 24, 2016).
www.post-gazette.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Medicare stars aim to help consumers find quality home health,” by Ilene Raymond Rush (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 24, 2016).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age pension changes dictated by a need for fairness,” by Christian Porter (_Canberra Times_, January 24, 2016). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.canberratimes.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly suffer from malnutrition as diets fail to meet needs,” by Laura Nelson (_Gold Coast Bulletin_ [Southport, Queensland], January 23, 2016).
www.goldcoastbulletin.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Old, well-to-do, ripped off. Seniors are prey to heartless scammers,” by Kelly Egan (_Ottawa Citizen_, January 22, 2016). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
ottawacitizen.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “China to increase elderly bed numbers,” (_Xinhua_, January 25, 2016).
news.xinhuanet.com…

17. GREECE NEWS: “Greece Reaches Tsipras Anniversary Facing Pension Battle,” by Marcus Bensasson and Nikos Chrysoloras (_Bloomberg_, January 24, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Ageing and active flex political muscle ahead of general election,” by Ciaran D’Arcy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 25, 2016).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Ministry subsidies to aid elderly employment,” (_Japan News_, January 24, 2016).
the-japan-news.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Evading welfare pension premiums endangers workers’ post-retirement life,” (_Japan News_, January 23, 2016). Note: This article is an editorial.
the-japan-news.com…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Should we be able to choose when to die?” by Nicholas Jones (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], January 24, 2016).
m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11578682…

22. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “SSS financial relief measure eyed under next admin,” by Hannah L. Torregoza and Charissa M. Luci (_Manila Bulletin_, January 24, 2016).
www.mb.com…

23. UK NEWS: “‘Middle-class savers’ pensions under threat’, finance bosses warn,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 22, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12116415/Middle-class-savers-pensions-under-threat-finance-bosses-warn.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Flat-rate pension relief fairer to all, say insurers,” by Brian Milligan (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 24, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

25. UK NEWS: “NHS fast-tracks drug docetaxel for advanced prostate cancer patients,” by Maev Kennedy (_Guardian_ [London], January 24, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Pensioners’ organisation criticises BBC plan for over-75s licence fee campaign,” by Mark Sweney (_Guardian_ [London], January 25, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Recognizing overtaxed caregivers,” by Marie McCullough (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 24, 2016).
www.philly.com…

28. “Environmental toxin may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 22, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments,” (_HealthDay_, January 22, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “More research needed to prevent elder abuse,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, January 22, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3979–January 22, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3979–January 22, 2016

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Postal Service ‘Unlikely’ to Make Health and Pension Payments,” by Andrew Soergel (usnews.com…, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.us…

2. “We can’t afford to expand social security — and we don’t need to,” by Andrew Biggs (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 22, 2016). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

3. “U.S. public pensions may need to hike contribution rates as markets tumble,” by Edward Krudy (Reuters, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

4. “U.S. government suspends enrollment in Cigna (Corporation–insurance) Medicare Advantage, drug plans,” by Caroline Humer (Reuters Health, Jan.
22, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Is phased retirement the ‘New Coke’ (allusion to Coca Cola Company’s reformulation of Coca-Cola in 1985) of civil service reform?” by Jeff Neal (Federal News Radio 1500 AM [Washington, District of Columbia] News, Jan.
21, 2016). Note: this is a FNR Commentary piece.
federalnewsradio.com…

6. “Cater to boomers or millennials? Homebuilders caught in between,” by Steve Brown (_Dallas [Texas] Morning News_, Jan. 22, 2016).
www.dallasnews.com…

7. “Bacon, Booze and the Search for the Fountain of Youth,” by Kenny Malone (WNYC 93.9 FM [New York, New York] _Only Human_, Jan. 12, 2016).
Audio (running time: 29 minutes) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.wnyc.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pensions spared attack by ballot measure,” by Jennifer Muir (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana], Jan. 22, 2016). Note:
this is an _OCR_ Editorial.
www.ocregister.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Gov(ernor). Jerry Brown, Lawmakers Worried Over Looming Pension Problems,” by Ron Jones (KOVR Channel 13 [Sacramento] TV News, Jan. 21, 2016).
sacramento.cbslocal.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Police and Fire) Union leaders tell Duval (County) lawmakers they support pension bill for now,” by Tia Mitchell (_Florida Times-Union [Jacksonville], Jan. 22, 2016).
jacksonville.com…

11. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Hawaii could be first to start long-term care elderly benefit” (Associated Press via _Honolulu Star*Advertiser_, Jan. 22, 2016).
www.staradvertiser.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “CTU (Chicago Teachers Union) president says union could ‘possibly’ give up pension pickup practice,” by Juan Perez, Jr.
(_Chicago Tribune_, Jan. 22, 2016). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. MAINE NEWS: “As Mainers age, family businesses plot course toward retirement,” by Meg Haskell (_Bangor Daily News_, Jan. 22, 2016).
bangordailynews.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Easton’s employee pension funds are in trouble”
(WFMZ Channel 69 [Allentown] TV News, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.wfmz.com…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Retirees: Feds failed to protect pension fund,” by John Myers (_Duluth News Tribune_, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.duluthnewstribune.com…

16. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Senate panel backs rise in retirement age for state workers,” by James Nord (_Raleigh [North Carolina] News & Observer_, Jan. 22, 2016).
www.newsobserver.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Mercy killing legal vacuum will linger on,” by Ralph Surette (_Chronicle Herals_ [Halifax, Nova Scotia], Jan. 22, 2016). Note:
this is a _CH_ Opinion piece.
thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1336471-surette-mercy-killing-legal-vacuum-will-linger-on…

18. CYPRUS NEWS: “European court (European Court of Justice) rules against Cyprus in pensions dispute” (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Jan. 22, 2016).
cyprus-mail.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “FDI (Foreign direct investment) of insurance companies with pension plan under CCEA (Indian Government Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs),” by Dheeraj Tiwari (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jan. 22, 2016).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

20. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “(Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde) Fashola Advocates Unlocking Of Pension Funds For Infrastructural Development” (Channels [most populous city in that country] TV News, Jan. 22, 2016).
www.channelstv.com…

21. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia’s pensioners squeezed as recession bites,” by Kathrin Hille (_Financial Times_ [London, UK, Jan. 18, 2016). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

22. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) threatens mass action if pension interventions don’t pan out” (eNCA (eNews Channel Africa), Jan. 22, 2016).
www.enca.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Tap-and-go card boom leaves elderly at greater risk of ‘family fraud’,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 22, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/creditcards/12113814/Tap-and-go-card-boom-leaves-elderly-at-greater-risk-of-family-fraud.html…

24. UK NEWS: “500,000 women deserve a better state pension deal,” by John Ralfe (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 22, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12105259/500000-women-deserve-a-better-state-pension-deal.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Pension exit fees cap unlikely for six months,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_, Jan. 22, 2016). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

26. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) remote monitoring will allow dementia patients to stay at home,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 22, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/12113536/NHS-remote-monitoring-will-allow-dementia-patients-to-stay-at-home.html…

27. UK/INDIA NEWS: “Retiring in India: ‘I have never been more comfortable anywhere else’,” by Saffron Alexander (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan.
22, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/living/retiring-in-india-i-have-never-been-more-comfortable-anywhere-el/…

28. WALES NEWS: “These two daughters have written a passionate letter about their mum who has Alzheimer’s,” by Meryl Randell-Jones and Karen Deehan (_South Wales Echo_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan] via walesonline.co.uk, Jan. 22, 2016).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/two-daughters-written-passionate-letter-10768951…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Debate Over Physician-Assisted Dying at ‘Turning Point’,” by Zosia Chustecka (Medscape Medical News, Jan. 21, 2016). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Some older patients get unnecessary cancer screenings,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Environmental toxin may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 22, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 21, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3978–January 21, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3978–January 21, 2016

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Centenarians Proliferate, and Live Longer,” by Sabrina Tavernise (_New York Times_, Jan. 21, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. Aetna’s (Inc.–insurance) deal for Humana (Inc.–insurance) will push up costs for seniors: think tank,” by Diane Bartz (Reuters Health, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

3. “How a year and a half of pension progress was wiped out in just three months,” by Niraj Chokshi (_Washington Post_ blog, Jan. 21, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “The Hidden Bill Young Teachers Pay: Young teachers lose out because they’re paying for the retirement of those who came before them,” by Marcus Winters (usnews.com…, Jan. 21, 2016). Note: this is a usnews.com… Opinion piece.
www.us…

5. “In Many Nursing Homes, Resident Deaths Are Kept Secret,” by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson (US National Public Radio _Here & Now_, Jan. 20, 2016). This is an audio transcript, running time: 6 minutes, 5 seconds).
hereandnow.wbur.org…

6. “Supplemental Benefits Under Medicare Advantage,” by Christopher Pope (healthaffairs.org… blog, Jan. 21, 2016).
healthaffairs.org…

7. “Four Reasons Why Raising Social Security’s Retirement Age Cuts Everyone’s Benefits,” by Kathleen Romig (alternet.org…, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.alternet.org…

8. “How Boomer Parents Feel About Leaving Inheritances,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Guidelines Released For California’s End Of Life Law,” by Shirin Rajaee (KOVR Channel 13 [Sacramento] TV News, Jan. 21, 2016).
sacramento.cbslocal.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Teacher pension promises hurting schools, taxpayers,” by Tyler Koteske (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana], Jan. 21, 2016). Note: this is an _OCR_ Opinion piece.
www.ocregister.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: (Governor Bruce) Rauner, GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Leaders Make Announcement on Illinois Pensions” (WMAQ Channel 5 TV News, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.nbcchicago.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension bomb ticks, threatening us all” (_Belleville News-Democrat_, Jan. 21, 2016). Note: this is a _BND_ Editorial.
www.bnd.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “Retirement housing becoming a family affair,” by Andrea K. McDaniels (_Washington Post_, Jan. 21, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

14. MARYLAND NEWS: “Pension fund for Baltimore workers struggles as fund for elected officials improves,” by Luke Broadwater (_Baltimore Sun_, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.baltimoresun.com…

15. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Decades-old pension plan draining MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority),” by Matt Stout (_Boston Herald_, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.bostonherald.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Losing pension court case could cost N.J. big, Moody’s (Investors Service) warns,” by Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.nj.com…

17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. voters support bigger pension payments, but there’s a catch,” by Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Jan. 21, 2016).
www.nj.com…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York debates new law allowing end-of-life medication,” by Rose Spillman (WCAX Channel 3 [Burlington, Vermont/Plattsburgh, New York] TV News, Jan. 20, 2016).
www.wcax.com…

19. WASHINGTON NEWS: “The Preschool Inside a Nursing Home,” by Tiffany R. Jansen (_The Atlantic_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Jan. 20, 2016).
www.theatlantic.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Industry funds top Chant West (Research) MySuper (superannuation) rankings,” by Sally Rose (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 20, 2016).
www.smh.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “We need to start caring for caregivers,” by Janet Fast (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 21, 2016). Note: this is a _Star_ Commentary piece.
www.thestar.com…
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22. GREECE NEWS: “Greek farmers join ferry protesters opposing pension reforms,” by Kerin Hope (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Jan. 21, 2016). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

23. GREECE NEWS: “Thousands of Greek Professionals Protest Pension Reform Plan” (Associated Press via American Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 21, 2016).
abcnews.go.com…

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24. INDIA NEWS: “About 6.5 lakh (650,000) pension related queries resolved: Gov(ernmen)t” (Press Trust of India via _Business Standard_, [New Delhi, Delhi], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.business-standard.com…

25. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Pension hike for military and police hits snag,” by Kathryn Mae P. Tubadeza (_Business World_ [Manila], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.bworldonline.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Pension taxes are ‘milch cow’ for chancellor, says IFS (Institute of Fiscal Studies) head,” by Frances Perraudin (_Guardian_ [London], Jan.. 21, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Dementia test shows five-year risk just using medical records,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12110283/Dementia-test-shows-five-year-risk-just-using-medical-records.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Dementia diagnoses rise by one fifth after GPs (general practitioner physicians) offered 55 pound (77.90 usd) ‘bribes’,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 20, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12108080/Dementia-diagnoses-rise-by-one-fifth-after-GPs-offered-55-bribes.html…

29. UK NEWS: “We will beat Alzheimer’s on two fronts, and soon,” by John Hardy (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 21, 2016). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12111278/We-will-beat-Alzheimers-on-two-fronts-and-soon.html…

30. UK NEWS: “(Musician) David Bowie’s demise brings baby boomer generation to death row,” by Victoria White (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.irishexaminer.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Interactive chart reveals likelihood of how and when you will die,” by Alexandra Sims (_Independent_ [London, UK], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/interactive-chart-reveals-likelihood-of-how-and-when-you-will-die-a6824691.html…

32. “Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll — then hepatitis C treatment,” by Kerry Gold (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

33. “Dartmouth (College [Hanover, New Hampshire]) scientists discover method to potentially repair nerve damage” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Chronic stress and anxiety can damage the brain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Nonrecommended screenings for prostate, breast cancer in older individuals” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Like air traffic, information flows through neuron ‘hubs’ in the brain, finds IU (Indiana University) study,” Jan. 20, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Journal shares discoveries on women veterans’ long-term health outcomes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Psoriasis patients have reduced access to efficient treatment method with age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “A new role for ApoE (apolipoprotein E) explains its diverse range of effects, particularly in Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “New memory test bridges gap between human and animal research” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “When older adults stop driving, they may experience health declines” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Delirium is common in older gastrointestinal surgery patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Researchers advocate improvements in end-of-life care” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. JAMA (_Journal of the American Medical Association_) Viewpoint: ‘Physician-assisted dying: A turning point?’ (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “Real acupuncture no better than sham acupuncture for treating hot flushes: Study” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 18, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study Suggests,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Jan. 21, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

47. “Eating More Healthy Fats May Extend Life, Study Suggests,” by Kathleen Doheny (HealthDay News, Jan. 20, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

January 20, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3977–January 20, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3977–January 20, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Falling Deficit to Reverse Course in 2016 as U.S. Ages,” by Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, January 20, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Social Security in the cross hairs,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, January 20, 2016).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Retirement housing becoming a family affair,” by Andrea K. McDaniels (_Baltimore Sun_, January 19, 2016).
www.baltimoresun.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Guidelines issued for California’s assisted suicide law,” by Patrick McGreevey (_Los Angeles Times_, January 19, 2016). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. DELAWARE NEWS: “Nearly half of Delaware residents over 35 are caregivers,” by Jen Rini (_News Journal_ [Wilmington], January 19, 2016).
www.delawareonline.com…

6. INDIANA NEWS: “Financial exploitation cases burden seniors, Indiana,” (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], January 19, 2016).
www.courier-journal.com…

7. IOWA NEWS: “Ombudsman warns lawmakers about Medicaid oversight,” by Jason Clayworth (_Des Moines Register_, January 19, 2016).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “State pension fund expected to post 1 percent return for 2015,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, January 20, 2016).
www.bostonglobe.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey Creates Retirement Savings Plan, Modified by Christie,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, January 20, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie nixes minimum staffing for nursing homes,” by Susan K. Livio (_NJ.com_, January 19, 2016).
www.nj.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Report: N.C. pension fund faces a shortfall 10 times current estimates,” by Jason deBruyn (_Charlotte Business Journal_, January 20, 2016).
www.biz…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania’s oldest citizen celebrates a century plus 13,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 20, 2016).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Record-low Canadian yields seen hurting C[dollar], pensions, aiding gov’t,” by Fergal Smith and Matt Scuffham (_Reuters_, January 19, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

14. GREECE NEWS: “Moscovici: Pension reform key to completion of program review, IMF must stay on board,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], January 20, 2016).
www.ekathimerini.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Lawyer warnings on equity-release loans to elderly ‘ignored’,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], January 20, 2016).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/lawyer-warnings-on-equityrelease-loans-to-elderly-ignored-34380526.html…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Abe to call for training of 250,000 care workers,” (_Japan News_, January 19, 2016).
the-japan-news.com…

17. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Palace on pension hike veto: Look at the ‘big picture’,” by Genalyn Kabiling (_Manila Bulletin_, January 20, 2016).
www.mb.com…

18. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “More elderly join DSWD 10 pension program,” by Camcer Ordonez Imam (_Manila Bulletin_, January 20, 2016).
www.mb.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More hospital beds to be added even as primary care sector is strengthened: MOH,” by Caryn Yeo (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], January 20, 2016).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “‘Wave of strikes’ over pension law,” by Theto Mahlakoana (_Independent Online_, January 20, 2016).
www.iol.co.za…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Elderly households become key factor in domestic consumption,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], January 20, 2016).
www.koreaherald.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension tax changes will encourage saving, says minister,” by Brian Milligan (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 20, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

23. UK NEWS: “1.5 million savers ‘face 55pc pension tax’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 20, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12109710/1.5-million-savers-face-55pc-pension-tax.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Doctors get less aggressive care before death,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, January 19, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Exercise for people with dementia improves balance and reduces dependence,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Study Questions Use of Physical Therapy for Early Parkinson’s,” (_HealthDay_, January 19, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Preoperative frailty associated with increased risk of death following surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, January 20, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Age-related response to the hepatitis B vaccine linked to inflammation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Mayo survey finds 30-somethings less optimistic about aging,” by Jeremy Olson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, January 20, 2016).
www.startribune.com…

31. “Majority of Americans support strengthening Medicare law to require coverage of obesity programs,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 19, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3976–January 19, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3976–January 19, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare to tighten requirements for many home medical devices,” by Kris B. Mamula (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 18, 2016).
www.post-gazette.com…

2. “A nation that is getting older — fast,” (_Washington Post_, January 16, 2016). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Strengthen or Expand Social Security?” by James W. Russell (_Huffington Post_, blog, January 18, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Here’s your share of state pension shortfalls,” by John W. Schoen (_CNBC.com_, January 19, 2016).
www.cnbc.com…

5. “Starter Retirement Account Can Help Put More Latinos On Savings Path,” by Patricia Guadalupe (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, January 19, 2016).
www.nbcnews.com…

6. “For today’s retirees, ‘4 percent rule’ may no longer work,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, January 19, 2016).
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retirement liabilities remain despite state budget surplus,” by Jonathan J. Cooper (Associated Press via _SFGate.com_, January 18, 2016).
www.sfgate.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Backers to hold off on pension ballot measures this year,” by Melanie Mason (_Los Angeles Times_, January 18, 2016). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Options are limited for California caregivers shouldering burden of growing Alzheimer’s crisis,” by Lindzi Wessel (_San Jose Mercury News_, January 17, 2016).
www.mercurynews.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Legislature could try to reshape Jacksonville’s retirement programs in push to approve half-cent tax,” by David Bauerlein (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville, Florida], January 18, 2016).
jacksonville.com…

11. UTAH NEWS: “Bill would allow cameras in rooms at assisted living facilities,” by Daphne Chen (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], January 17, 2016).
www.deseretnews.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Aging network should help older adults get voter ID,” by Tom Frazier (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], January 19, 2016). Note: This article is an editorial.
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Reports of assaults in aged care up 10 per cent in past year,” by Jason Dowling (_Age_ [Melbourne], January 17, 2016).
www.theage.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Thousands of older people exploring ‘rational suicide’: Nitschke,” by Julia Medew (_Age_ [Melbourne], January 17, 2016).
www.theage.com…

15. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Pensions in Azerbaijan to be increased,” by Huseyn Veliyev (_Trends News Agency_, January 18, 2016).
en.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/2481926.html…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Assisted-dying law must have safeguards to protect vulnerable, Tory MP says,” by Gloria Galloway (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 18, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario moves forward with provincial pension plan,” by Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 17, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. GREECE NEWS: “Pensions row brewing with IMF,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], January 18, 2016).
www.ekathimerini.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “Govt approves national centres of ageing in Delhi, Chennai,” (_Business Standard_ [New Delhi], January 19, 2016).
www.business-standard.com…

20. ISRAEL NEWS: “As Israel’s tech sector booms, its pension funds miss out,” by Tova Cohen and Steven Scheer (_Reuters_, January 18, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Criteria to be set for firms that evade employees’ pension plan,” (_Japan News_, January 19, 2016).
the-japan-news.com…

22. LITHUANIA NEWS:”Operational trends of Lithuania’s pension funds remain positive in 2015,” (_Baltic Course_, January 18, 2016).
www.baltic-course.com…

23. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “SSS: Collection efficiency not enough to fund proposed pension hike,” by Prinz Magtulis (_Philippine Star_ [Manila], January 18, 2016).
www.philstar.com…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pensions Fall Far Short of Basic Needs,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], January 19, 2016).
english.chosun.com…

25. THAILAND NEWS: “A tough road for the working elderly,” by Visarut Sankham (_Nation_ [Bangkok], January 18, 2016).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

26. THAILAND NEWS: “World Bank recommends ‘womb to tomb’ care policy,” by Achara Deboonme (_Nation_ [Bangkok], January 18, 2016).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension campaigners told there is no ‘magic pot’ of cash to help women,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], January 19, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Ministers ‘concealing bad news’ on new flat rate state pensions,” by Katie Morley and Olivia Rudgard (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 19, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12106840/Ministers-concealing-bad-news-on-new-flat-rate-state-pensions.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Excessive pension exit fees to be capped, says government,” by Brian Milligan (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 19, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

30. UK NEWS: “NHS chief demands political consensus on funding elderly and social care,” by Denis Campbell and Paul Johnson (_Guardian_ [London], January 18, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Dementia patients face ‘Russian roulette’ in hospital,” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 18, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

32. UK NEWS: “UK’s oldest person Gladys Hooper turns 113,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 18, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “The U.S. is not as bad at end-of-life cancer care as most people think,” by Carolyn Y. Johnson (_Washington Post_, blog, January 19, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

34. “Is It Better to Die in America or in England?” by Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Justin E. Bekelman (_New York Times_, January 19, 2016). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

35. “Families happier with less aggressive end-of-life cancer care,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, January 19, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

36. “People with dementia gain from learning self-management skills,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Aerobic exercise benefits patients with Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Physical therapy not associated with improvements in patients with early stages of Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Regular exercise critical for heart health, longevity,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 18, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers,” (_HealthDay_, January 19, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

41. “Omega-3 levels affect whether B vitamins can slow brain’s decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Sensor aims to reduce falling risk for elderly,” by Linda Fresques (_Las Cruces [New Mexico] Sun-News_, January 17, 2016).
www.lcsun-news.com…

 

January 15, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3975–January 15, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3975–January 15, 2016

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NOTE: There will be no E-Clippings on Monday, January 18, 2016, due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday in the US. This service will resume Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Promises Meaningful Use Replacement This Year,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Jan. 14, 2016). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

2. “Making Sense Out Of Differences In Per-Capita Medicare And Private Insurance Costs Within Geographic Settings,” by William Weeks (Healthaffairs.org… blog, Jan. 15, 2016).
healthaffairs.org…

3. “We Need a Mass Movement Demanding Real Social Security and Medicare for All,” by Dave Lindorff (counterpunch.org…, Jan. 15, 2016).
www.counterpunch.org…

4. “(Presidential candidate Hillary) Clinton’s Dishonest Attacks On (Presidential candidate Bernie) Sanders’ Medicare-For-All Plan Betrays Democratic Values,” by Miles Mogulescu (huffingtonpost.com…, Jan. 14, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Medicare Panel Urges Cut in Some Hospitals’ Drug Payments,” by Michael D. Williamson (Bloomberg BNA, Jan. 14, 2016).
www.bna.com…

6. “A house of pension straw,” by Terrence Scanlon (_Washington [District of Columbia] Times_, Jan. 15, 2016). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

7. “The ‘Retirement Crisis’ Scare: Over-Saving,” by Andrew Biggs (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Jan. 14, 2016).
www.forbes.com…

8. “10 States Where Most People Don’t Get Retirement Benefits,” by Emily Brandon (usnews.com… blog, Jan. 15, 2016).
money.us…

9. “(Author) Herman Wouk Says He’s A ‘Happy Gent’ At 100,” by Lynn Neary (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 14, 2016). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 4 minutes, 52 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

10. “Women over 50? Help not wanted,” by Paul Solman (US Public Broadcasting Service _Newshour_, Jan. 14, 2016). Print, audio and video (running time: 8 minutes, 56 seconds) transcripts are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “(State Comptroller Kevin) Lembo Releases Plan For Ailing State Pension System,” by Daniela Altimari (_Hartford Courant_, Jan. 15, 2016).
www.courant.com…
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12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension Tension: PFPF (Police and Fire Pension Fund) Pushback On Jax (Jacksonville) Pension Unfunded Liability Surtax,” by A.G. Gancarski (floridapolitics.com…, Jan. 15, 2016).
floridapolitics.com…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Jacksonville Mayro Lenny) Curry ‘pleasantly surprised’ with reaction from lawmakers to pension proposal,” by David Chapman (_Jacsksonville Financial News & Daily Record_, Jan. 15, 2016).
www.jaxdailyrecord.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Rick Scott Noncommittal on (Jacksonville Mayor) Lenny Curry Pension Tax Pitch to Conquer Jax (Jacksonville) Unfunded Liability,” by A.G. Gancarski (floridapolitics.com…, Jan. 14, 2016).
floridapolitics.com…

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15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Unfunded pension liability increases to 113 billion usd ;Lawmakers differ on fix to pension shortfall,” by Greg Bishop (Illinois News Network, Jan. 15, 2016). Note: this is the first of a digest of stories at this site.
ilnews.org…

16. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana’s shameful neglect of elderly citizens” (_Indianapolis Star_, Jan. 15, 2016). Note: this is an _IS_ Editorial.
www.indystar.com…

17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J.’s 18.6% Pension Funding Least in U.S., Moody’s (Investors Service) Finds,” by Elise Young (Bloomberg News, Jan. 15, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension amendment a potential disaster” (_Asbury Park Press_ [Neptune, New Jersey], Jan. 15, 2016). Note: this is an _APP_ Editorial.
www.app.com…

19. UTAH NEWS: “Employee’s patience with elderly customer melts hearts, teaches valuable lesson,” by Ashton Edwards (KSTU Channel 13 [Salt Lake City] News, Jan. 15, 2016. Note: there are two stories: Sarah Owen Bigler’s story, and Ashton Edwards’ story about Sarah Owen Bigler.
fox13now.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super-lucky retired public servants should be grateful for their superannuation,” by Lauren Ingram (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 15, 2016). Note: this is a _MH_ Commentary piece.
www.smh.com…

21. CAMEROON NEWS: “Cameroon Slowly Losing Tradition of Caring for Elderly at Home,” by Moki Edwin Kindzekak (Voice of America [Washington, District of Columbia], Jan. 15, 2016).
www.voanews.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing homes don’t have to be grim, depressing places,” by Carol Goar (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan.15, 2016). Note: this is a _Star_ Commentary piece.
www.thestar.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “We won’t all choose assisted dying. So fund palliative care,” by Tyler Dawson (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Jan. 16, 2015).
ottawacitizen.com…
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24. GREECE NEWS: “Pension reform may derail budget” (_Katherimini_ [Athens, Attica], Jan. 15, 2016).
www.ekathimerini.com…

25. GREECE NEWS: “Greek labour unions to strike against pension reform on February 4,” by Renee Maltezou (Reuters, Jan. 15, 2016).
www.euronews.com…

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26. INDIA NEWS: “India Said to Weigh Tax Breaks to Boost 15 Billion usd Pension Fund.” by Vrishti Beniwal (Bloomberg News, Jan. 15, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

27. INDIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t tells SC (Supreme Court) it’s exploring law on passive euthanasia,” by Soibam Rocky Singh (_Hindustan Times_ [New Delhi, Delhi], Jan. 16, 2016).
www.hindustantimes.com…

28. ITALY NEWS: “Italian medieval village orders elderly to defy death,” by Ella Ide (Agence France Presse via Yahoo! News, Jan. 14, 2016).
news.yahoo.com…

29. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Pencom (National Pension Commission) – Contributory Pension Scheme Hits 5 Trillion (that country’s currency) (24.895 billion usd),” by Paul Obi (_This Day_ [most populous city in that country), Jan. 15, 2016).
www.thisdaylive.com…

30. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “(President Begnino) Aquino on pension hike veto: Better to be heartless now than careless later,” by Kristine Angeli Sabillo (_Inquirer_ [Makati, National Capital Region], Jan. 16, 2016).
newsinfo.inquirer.net…

31. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) gets fired up by reforms to retirement,” by Anthony Butler (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg, Gauteng], Jan. 15, 2016). Note: this is a _Business Day_ Opinion piece.
www.bdlive.co.za…

32. UK NEWS: “Pension freedoms spark ‘feel rich’ factor,” by Olivia Rudgard (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 15, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12099376/Pension-freedoms-spark-feel-rich-factor.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Pension cap: savers urged to act now,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 15, 2016). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

34. UK NEWS: “Retirement income rises for third year in row says new report,” by Vicki Shaw (_Mirror_ [London], Jan. 15, 2016).
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/retirement-income-rises-third-year-7183072…

35. UK NEWS: “At least 16m(illion) young people worse off under new state pension,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 15, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12100070/At-least-16m-young-people-worse-off-under-new-state-pension.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Elderly patients are refusing to leave hospital because of care costs, NHS (National Health Service) bosses fear,” by Kate McCann (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 15, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/12100703/Elderly-patients-are-refusing-to-leave-hospital-because-of-care-costs-NHS-bosses-fear.html…

37. UK NEWS: “3 Found Guilty of Aiding 20 Million usd London Theft,” by Dan Bilefsky (_New York Times_, Jan. 15,, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

38. “Physical effects of dementia can now be experienced virtually,” by Chloe Hamilton (_Independent_ [London, UK], Jan. 15, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/mobile-virtual-dementia-tour-physical-effects-of-dementia-can-now-be-experienced-virtually-a6813171.html…

39. “IU (Indiana University) study shows first evidence for independent working memory systems in animals” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 15, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “‘Inflamm-aging’ by seniors may impact pneumonia susceptibility” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 14, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Higher dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetable intake associated with lower risk of glaucoma” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 14, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “How the cell’s power station survives attacks” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 14, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Sleep disruptions in seniors tied to unhealthy brain changes,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Jan. 14, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

44. “Yoga improves balance and mobility for older people,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Jan. 14, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

45. “For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study Suggests,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jan. 14, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

46. Meet the robotic cat for the elderly,” by Dave Lee (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 15, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

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