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February 29, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4005–February 29, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4005–February 29, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senate hearing Tuesday to take up pension reform amid Central States controversy,” by Mark Davis (_Kansas City Star_, February 29, 2016).
www.kansascity.com…

2. “Don’t price the private sector out of pensions,” by Stephen R. Fussell (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, February 29, 2016).
thehill.com…

3. “Extending retirement age falls heavily on sore backs,” by Brad Allen (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, February 27, 2016).
www.startribune.com…

4. “Communities strive to be ‘dementia-friendly’ as Alzheimer’s numbers grow,” by Kim Painter (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 28, 2016).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Big money in nursing home therapy, but is all the treatment necessary?” by Deborah Schoch and Ron Campbel (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana, California], February 28, 2016).
www.ocregister.com…

6. COLORADO NEWS: “Bil[l] on end of life dies End-of-life bill dies in Colorado Legislature,” by Peter Marcus (_Cortez [Colorado] Journal_, February 29, 2016).
www.cortezjournal.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension buyout proposals to get first hearing on Monday,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], February 27, 2016).
www.sj-r.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Seniors struggle to make ends meet in wake of SNAP food assistance cuts,” by Mark Tower (_Mlive.com_, February 29, 2016).
www.mlive.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “U.S. top court rejects union challenge to New Jersey pension reforms,” by Lawrence Hurley and Hilary Russ (_Reuters_, February 29, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension board cuts back on hedge funds,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, February 29, 2016).
www.philly.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “For region’s elderly, March always a welcome beacon to step outside,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 29, 2016).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Older Australians staying out of aged care homes longer as they receive home care,” by Anthony Keane (_News.com.au_, February 29, 2016).
www.news.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “China will set plan for raising retirement age next year: media,” by Chen Aizhu and Clark Li (_Reuters_, February 28, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

14. GREECE NEWS: “Greek farmers end road blockades over pension reform ahead of bailout talks,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], February 29, 2016).
www.ekathimerini.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “No further delay can be permitted in curbing pension benefit payments,” (_Japan News_, February 29, 2016).
the-japan-news.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Dementia and Justice / ‘Neighborhood watch’ helps keep wandering elderly safe,” (_Japan News_, February 28, 2016).
the-japan-news.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Dementia and Justice / 6-7 minutes of inattention led to disaster for a family,” (_Japan News_, February 27, 2016).
the-japan-news.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Can George Osborne resist cutting pensions to save his Budget?” by Nida Broughton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 29, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/12177395/Can-George-Osborne-resist-cutting-pensions-to-save-his-Budget.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Savers stuff their pensions as fears of tax change take hold,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 27, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/savers-stuff-their-pensions-as-fears-of-tax-change-take-hold/…

20. UK NEWS: “Rise in wellbeing in late 60s, survey finds,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 29, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Chronic conditions rise in older people,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. UK NEWS: “Could music projects cut the cost of dementia care?” by Rachel Pugh (_Guardian_ [London], February 29, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

23. WALES/UK NEWS: “‘Little or no notice’ of pension age changes for women,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 27, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “AARP: Price hikes doubled average drug price over 7 years,” (Associated Press via _CNBC_, February 29, 2016).
www.cnbc.com…

25. “Dementia cure may be just five years away, says world expert,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 26, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/12174547/Dementia-cure-may-be-just-five-years-away-says-world-expert.html…

26. “New Alzheimer’s drug offers millions hope,” by Lindsay Salter (_Boston Herald_, February 29, 2016).
www.bostonherald.com…

27. “Understanding ageism prolongs your life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to You,” (_HealthDay_, February 28, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Study links normal stem cells to aggressive prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Active surveillance of low-grade prostate cancer alternative to overtreatment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, February 26, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Quick thinking and feeling healthy predict longer life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “A drink or two of alcohol can benefit the aging heart,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, February 28, 2016).
www.dispatch.com…

34. “Renal insufficiency: Frequently undetected,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 29, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 26, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4004–February 26, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4004–February 26, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Urban Medicare beneficiaries could see more drug savings this year,” by Michelle Andrews (Kaiser Health News via _Chicago Tribune_, February 26, 2016).
www.chicagotribune.com…

2. “Demographics and the third rail of politics,” by Brenton Smith (_American Thinker_, blog, February 26, 2016).
www.americanthinker.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Public retirement for private-sector workers bill introduced,” (_Hartford Business Journal_, February 25, 2016).
www.hartfordbusiness.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “City closes loophole in pension that allowed employees to cash out unearned benefits,” by Eileen Kelley & David Bauerlein (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville, Florida], February 26, 2016).
jacksonville.com…

5. MAINE NEWS: “‘Desperate situations’: Bond to improve housing for Maine’s low-income elderly awaits LePage approval,” by Meg Haskill (_Bangor Daily News_, February 26, 2016).
bangordailynews.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “Mayor De Blasio Proposes Retirement Savings Plan for Private-Sector Workers,” by J. David Goodman (_New York Times_, February 25, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State will hear insurers’ requests for long-term rate hikes,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 26, 2016).
www.post-gazette.com…

8. UTAH NEWS: “Utah Legislature postpones discussion on end-of-life options,” by Wendy Leonard (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], February 25, 2016).
www.deseretnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. ASIA NEWS: “Asia Faces Challenges as Populations Start to Rapidly Age,” by Ron Corben (_Voice of America_, February 26, 2016).
www.voanews.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia debate to return to Tasmania’s Parliament as Labor, Greens prepare to table bill,” by Rosemary Bolger (_Australian Broadcasting Corportion [ABC] News_, February 26, 2016).
www.abc.net…

11. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Azerbaijan to improve financial sustainability of pension system,” by Azad Hasanli and Anvar Mammadov (_Trend News Agency_, February 26, 2016).
en.trend.az/business/economy/2499723.html…

12. CANADA NEWS: “OMERS Pension Fund Returns 6.7% in 2015 on Private Investments,” by Katina Dmitrieva (_Bloomberg_, February 26, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario budget cuts prescription drug costs for low-income seniors,” by Rob Ferguson (_Toronto Star_, February 25, 2016).
www.thestar.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Begg in unions’ sights over plan to weaken workers’ role in pensions,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 26, 2016).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/begg-in-unions-sights-over-plan-to-weaken-workers-role-in-pensions-34486847.html…

15. POLAND NEWS: “Poland aims to lower retirement age in 2017 -PM Szydlo,” by Wiktor Szary (Reuters via _Daily Mail_ [London], February 26, 2016).
www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3465163/Poland-aims-lower-retirement-age-2017-PM-Szydlo.html…

16. PUERTO RICO/US NEWS: “Puerto Rico Risks Dangerous Precedent by Protecting Pensions,” by Brian Chappatta (_Bloomberg_, February 25, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Poor end-of-life care experienced by 48,000 people,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 26, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Keeping mentally active doesn’t stave off Alzheimer’s disease — only its symptoms,” by Erin Blakemore (_Washington Post_, February 26, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

19. “Barrow neurosurgeon helps pave way for deep brain stimulation and Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Drug discovery paradigm targets Tau protein aggregation linked to the Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise,” (_HealthDay_, February 25, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Palliative care important for prison population, too,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Homeless people suffer geriatric conditions decades early, UCSF study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 25, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4003–February 25, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4003–February 25, 2016

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 25, 2016). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 2 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

2. “Central States (Pension Fund) calls painful pension cuts the only alternative to a federal bailout,” by Mark Davis (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.kansascity.com…

3. “The latest victims of student debt? The elderly,” by Danny Vinik (politico.com…, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.politico.com…

4. “Is Social Security Too Generous?” by Mark Miller (Reuters via _Money Magazine_, Feb. 25. 2016).
time.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida House (of Representatives) Passes Pension Reform Package,” by Sascha Cordner (WCGU 90.1 FM [Fort Myers] News, Feb. 25, 2016).
news.wgcu.org…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jacksonville defies odds and gets pension bill approved in House (of Representatives),” by David Bauerlein and Tia Mitchell (_Florida Times-Union_, Feb. 25, 2016).
jacksonville.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami mayor: More oversight of nursing homes needed,” by Carol Marbin Miller (_Miami Herald_, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.miamiherald.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Detroit Mayor Mike) Duggan: Pension shortfall could cut in to city services,” by Matt Helms (_Detroit Free-Press_, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.freep.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Beware of the Philly pension blob (crisis)” (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Feb. 25, 2016). Note: this is a _PI_ Editorial.
www.philly.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania’s skyrocketing public pension tab gets a tote board in the Capitol,” by Charles Thompson (pennlive.com…, Feb. 24, 2016).
www.pennlive.com…

11. UTAH NEWS: “Utah seniors reap benefits from Medicare Advantage,” by Carol Somerville (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Feb. 25, 2016). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
www.deseretnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Why are we so scared of euthanasia?” by Andrew Denton (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 25, 2016). Note: this is a _MH_ Commentary piece.
www.theage.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Right-to-die report will call for prior consent in dementia cases,” by Robert Fife And Laura Stone (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement investing for a warming planet: The impact of climate change,” by Joel Schlesinger (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians Investing Abroad In Greater Numbers, After TSX (Toronto [Ontario] Stock Exchange Rout” (Canadian Press via huffingtonpost.ca, Feb. 24, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/02/24/canadians-looking-at-investing-outside-of-the-country-in-greater-numbers_n_9304242.html…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Time has come to treat all pension products equally,” by Narendra Nathan (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra] blog, Feb. 25, 2016).
blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Dutch case casts doubt on move to raise pension age to 68,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/dutch-case-casts-doubt-on-move-to-raise-pension-age-to-68-34484274.html…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Funds Spent 4.5 Billion usd on Local Stocks Last Week,” by Anna Kitanaka and Toshiro Hasegawa (Bloomberg News, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. MOROCCO NEWS: “After strike, Moroccan (trade) unions aim to block pension plan in parliament,” by Aziz El Yaakoubi (Reuters, Feb. 25, 2016).
af.reuters.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Adjustments to Super(annuation), Veteran’s Pension,” by Lianna Albrizio (New Zealand Government Press Release, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1602/S00375/adjustments-to-super-veterans-pension.htm…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Daughter wrote euthanasia submission for father on his deathbed,” by Cate Broughton (stuff.co.nz, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate/77257111/daughter-wrote-euthanasia-submission-for-father-on-his-deathbed…

22. PUERTO RICO/US NEWS: “Treasury Plan for Puerto Rico Favors Pensions Over Bondholders,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Feb. 25, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. UK NEWS: “State pensions still a battleground in fight for sexual equality,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 25, 2016). www.independent.co.uk/money/state-pensions-still-a-battleground-…
in-fight-for-sexual-equality-a6894736.html

24. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne’s relentless attack on hardworking savers is making pensions freedoms meaningless,” by Alex Davies (_City A.M._ [London], Feb. 25, 2016). Note: this is a _City
A.M. Opinion piece.
www.cityam.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Flavonoids in fruits and veggies may help fight weight gain with age,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Feb. 25, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

26. “What makes the brain tick so fast?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New substance selectively blocks Alzheimer’s enzyme” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Keeping mind active may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s, but not underlying disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Salt intake appears to have little impact on bone health in menopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Older adults have their own perspectives on sadness, loneliness and serenity” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Half of elderly colorectal cancer patients receiving value-less treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Fine-tuning cellular energy increases longevity” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Molecular ‘brake’ prevents excessive inflammation” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Research offers hope for better treatments for retinal degenerative diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Study finds only a small portion of synapses may be active during neurotransmission” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Lower 25-OH D (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D) Tied to Adverse Pathology in Full Prostatectomy” (HealthDay News, Feb. 24, 2016).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

37. “Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers,” by Kathleen Doheny (HealthDay News, Feb. 25, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 24, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4002–February 24, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4002–February 24, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Labor Dept., SEC clashed over retirement advice rule: report,” by Suzanne Barlyn and Sarah N. Lynch (_Reuters_, February 24, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

2. “At last, agreement on Social Security replacement rates,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, February 24, 2016).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Bill aims to curb narcotics abuse among Medicare recipients,” by Tracie Mauriello (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 24, 2016).
www.post-gazette.com…

4. “The great equalizers: Social Security and pensions,” by Scott Burns (_Houston Chronicle_, February 23, 2016).
www.chron.com…

5. “Planning for the Obama administration’s new and not-so-new retirement plan laws,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, February 24, 2016).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. COLORADO NEWS: “End of Life Options bill pulled before Colorado House debate,” by Joey Bunch (_Denver Post_, blog, February 24, 2016).
blogs.denverpost.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension revisions ready for House vote,” by James Call (_Tallahassee Democrat_, February 23, 2016).
www.tallahassee.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Seniors Could Get Protections From Guardian Wrongdoing,” (_WFOR-TV_ [Miami, Florida], February 23, 2016).
miami.cbslocal.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension funds push back against fee disclosure bill,” by Edward Krudy (_Reuters_, February 23, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

10. MAINE NEWS: “Maine lawmakers may allow dying patients to use unproven drugs,” by Tom Bell (Associated Press via _Maine Sun Journal_ [Lewiston, Maine], February 24, 2016).
www.sunjournal.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Duggan: City will deal with its $490M pension shortfall,” by Matt Helms (_Detroit Free Press_, February 23, 2016).
www.freep.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Report: Teamsters pension fund cuts would affect 14,800 in Minnesota,” by Jim Spencer and Jennifer Bjorhus (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, February 24, 2016).
www.startribune.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Democrats risk too much by relying on pensions amendment,” (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], February 23, 2016). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nj.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “Nursing homes audit alarming,” (_Democrat and Chronicle_ [Rochester, New York], February 24, 2016). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.democratandchronicle.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s ageing population prey to abuse,” by Miki Perkins (_Canberra Times_, February 24, 2016).
www.canberratimes.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “How to stop elder financial abuse at the hands of loved ones,” by Christine Long (_Age_ [Melbourne], February 24, 2016).
www.theage.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Public Service pension plan faces CD 4.4B (USD 3.2 billion) paper deficit that may draw critical fire,” by Kathryn May (_Ottawa Citizen_, February 23, 2016).
ottawacitizen.com…

18. GREECE NEWS: “IMF too demanding on Greek pension reform, Greek minister says,” by Lefteris Papadimas (_Reuters_, February 23, 2016).
uk.reuters.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Fianna Fáil promise referendum to protect to workers’ pensions,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 24, 2016).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2016/fianna-fil-promise-referendum-to-protect-to-workers-pensions-34480573.html…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Robot caregivers to help elderly,” by Koki Kataoka (_Japan News_, February 23, 2016).
the-japan-news.com…

21. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Over-sixties angry about increased pension age,” (_DutchNews.nl_, February 24, 2016).
www.dutchnews.nl…

22. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Action Plan for Successful Ageing released,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 24, 2016).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

23. UGANDA NEWS: “Elderly ask government to fund operations,” by Ephraim Kasozi (_Daily Monitor_ [Kampala], February 24, 2016).
www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Elderly-ask-government-to-fund-operations/-/688334/3089986/-/tmvevlz/-/index.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Pensions overhaul could trigger raft of mis-selling claims, warns watchdog,” by Rajeev Syal (_Guardian_ [London], February 23, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Thousands told their pension savings could be at risk,” by Andrew Hosken and Brian Milligan (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 24, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Nudges Aren’t Enough for Problems Like Retirement Savings,” by Eduardo Porter (_New York Times_, February 24, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, February 23, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Short-lived killifish reveals link between gene expression and longevity,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 24, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Treating Incontinence in Women with Osteoporosis,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, February 24, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

February 23, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4001–February 23, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4001–February 23, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Bipartisan group calls for universal long-term care insurance plans,” by Jayne O’Donnell (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.us…

2. “Social Security Benefits in a Lake Wobegon (fictitious town in the PBS radio show _A Prairie Home Companion_) World,” by Andrew Biggs (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Feb. 23, 2016). Note: this is a _Forbes_ Opinion piece.
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Dancing 106-year-old describes the day she charmed the Obamas: ‘I can die smiling now’,” by Colby Itkowitz (_Washington Post_, Feb. 23, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Jax (Jacksonville) pension tax bill gets final amendment before house special order calendar,” by A.G. Gancarski (floridapolitics.com…, Feb. 22, 2016).
floridapolitics.com…

5. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky chamber (Chamber of Commerce) launches pension awareness campaign” (Associated Press via WKYT Channel 27 [Lexington] TV News, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.wkyt.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Pension costs to rise for MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) and its employees,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.bostonglobe.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Nursing homes need funding as well as oversight,” by Richard Bane (_Boston Globe_, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.bostonglobe.com…

8. VERMONT NEWS: “(Governor Peter) Shumlin calls on retirement board to drop coal (investment),” by Kyle Midura (WCAX Channel 3 [Burlington] TV News, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.wcax.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation funds say changing capital gains tax rules will cost retirees,” by Shalailah Medhora (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Older people abused and exploited, NSW (New South Wales State) parliamentary inquiry hears,” by Rachel Browne
www.smh.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s pension safety net is strong but showing strains,” by Susan Smith (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Colombia to let pension funds invest in hedge funds, commodities -sources,” by Nelson Bocanegra and Julia Symmes Cobb (Reuters, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Bank of Ireland pension deficit grows by 250 million euros (276.803 million usd),” by Ciaran Hancock (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Deadline looms to get funds out of pension,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/deadline-looms-to-get-funds-out-of-pension-34476293.html…

15. ISRAEL NEWS: “Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel), employers agree 1% pension contributions hike” (_Globes_ [Rishon LeZion, Central District], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.globes.co.il/en/article-histadrut-employers-agree-1-hike-in-pension-contributions-1001105859…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “As A Japanese Mountain Village Shrinks, So Do Its Prospects For Kabuki,” by Elise Hu (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 23, 2016). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes 52 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Prioritize reinforcing governance of public pension fund management” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 23, 2016). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
the-japan-news.com…

18. MALTA NEWS: “Euthanasia not on government’s agenda,” by Jurgen Balzan (_Malta Today_ [San Gwann]. Feb. 23, 2016).
www.maltatoday.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Social care ‘at breaking point’ despite (local) council tax rises,” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.bbc.com…

20. UK NEWS: “The Government must take responsibility for the elderly” (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 23, 2016). Note: this is an _Independent_ Editorial.
www.independent.co.uk/voices/the-government-must-take-responsibility-for-the-elderly-a6889896.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Pensions tax relief cuts: Why the government is vastly over-estimating what it could save from moving to flat rate relief,” by Sarah Brown (_City A.M._ [London], Feb. 23, 2016).
www.cityam.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “A stressful notion: It appears that retirement may speed up your demise,” by Ariana Eunjung Cha (_Washington Post_ via _Albuquerque [New Mexico] Journal_, Feb. 23, 2016).
www.abqjournal.com…

23. “Body’s immune system may play larger role in Alzheimer’s disease than thought,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Can gene therapy provide a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Loving memory: Catching on to the slow gamma wave: New research into memory transmission may impact treatment of schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s,” by John Holden (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. “Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds,” (HealthDay News, Feb. 23, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Physical Therapy Cuts Urine Leaks in Women With Osteoporosis,” by Marcia Frellick (_Medscape Medical News_, Feb. 23, 2016). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

February 22, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4000–February 22, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4000–February 22, 2016

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Note: Today marks the 4,000th issue of CAAR E-Clippings. It began in 1999 as an add-on to the main weekly CAAR service. We are very grateful to all of our subscribers and hope you continue to find the service useful. We would like to thank our sponsor, the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging, and our institutions, the Center for Demography of Health and Aging and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for their continuing support. We would also like to thank CDHA’s founding Director, emeritus Professor Robert Hauser, who, 17 years ago, asked for “a Scout Report for aging,” and approved a librarian’s idea for an add-on. We also thank all the CDHA directors since, emeritus Professor Alberto Palloni, Professor James Walker, and Professor Pamela Herd for their constant support and encouragement.

4,000 issues are a lot. We estimate that we have distributed between 115,000 and 120,000 story links–with some inevitable duplicates 🙂 –, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’d be remiss if I didn’t also thank my co-editor, Charlie Fiss. Without him, this service would be less than half of what it is. If you’ve had a small fraction of the enjoyment reading these that we’ve had producing them, we consider the enterprise a great success. See you tomorrow with No. 4,001.

Jack

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pivotal Nursing Home Suit Raises a Simple Question: Who Signed the Contract?,” by Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Financial Guidance for Widows Struggling Through Grief’s Fog,” by Kerry Hannon (_New York Times_, Feb. 20, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “U.S. proposes hike in Medicare Advantage payments; insurer shares rise,” by Caroline Humer (Reuters Health, Feb. 19, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Peace Corps Volunteer Values Staying Active In Old Age,” by Rachel Martin (US National Public Radio _Sunday Edition_, Feb. 21, 2016). Audio (running time: 6 minutes, 28 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “Dreams of Living Well in Retirement Dim for Americans,” by Suzanne Woolley (Bloomberg News, Feb. 22, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “Raw Data: Projected Poverty Among the Elderly,” by Kevin Drum (_Mother Jones_ [San Francisco, California], Feb. 21, 2016).
www.motherjones.com…

7. “Why Baby Boomers Don’t Get (Presidential candidate) Bernie Sanders,” by Bryan Williams (_New Republic_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Feb. 22, 2016).
newrepublic.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “The Agonizing Limbo Of Abandoned Nursing Home Residents,” by Anna Gorman (californiahealthline.org…, Feb. 22, 2016).
californiahealthline.org…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Should Washington (US government) bail Illinois out of pension mess?” by Andy Shaw (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Feb. 22, 2016). Note: this is a _CST_ Opinion piece.
chicago.suntimes.com…

10. ILLINOIS/IOWA NEWS: “Thousands of local (Quad City [Rock Island/East Moline, Illinois–Davenport/Betterndorf, Iowa]) Teamsters face huge pension cuts,” by Sarah Tisinger (WQAD Channel 8 [Quad Cities] News, Feb. 22, 2016).
wqad.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. house (of Delegates) hears end of life option act,” by Jessica Campisi (delmarvanow.com…, Feb. 20, 2016).
www.delmarvanow.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “State unions: (Governor Chris) Christie must stop lying about N.J. pension funding,” by Charles Wowkanech and Hetty Rosenstein (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Feb. 22, 2016). Note: this is a _NSL_ Opinion piece.
www.nj.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “State Health Department blasted for enforcement of nursing home violations,” by Tom Precious (_Buffalo News_, Feb. 22, 2016).
www.buffalonews.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “State Pension Investments Up” (Associated Press via WXXI [Rochester] Radio News, Feb. 21, 2016).
wxxinews.org…

15. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Pension fund: ‘I don’t know what happened to it’,” by John Hult (_Sioux Falls Argus Leader_, Feb. 22, 2016).
www.argusleader.com…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “Houston workers fight for promised pensions,” by Monica Rojas (_Houston Chronicle_, Feb. 22, 2016).
www.chron.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “GP (General Practitioner) Dr. Nick Carr admits prescribing Beverley Broadbent lethal drugs,” by Julia Medew (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.theage.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirees form Seniors United Party of Australia to put spotlight on how retirement villages operate,” by Jane Hansen (_Telegraph_ [Sydney, New South Wales] via _Times_ [Perth, West Australia], Feb. 20, 2016).
www.perthnow.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Palliative care in Newfoundland headed in right direction, says director (of Eastern Health)” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 21, 2016).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/palliative-care-newfoundland-headed-right-direction-doctor-1.3452086…

20. CHINA NEWS: “China’s pension fund posts higher return in 2015 – Caijing (Magazine),” by Meng Meng and Nicholas Heath (Reuters, Feb. 22, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

21. GREECE NEWS: “Greece offers tax breaks to farmers angered by pension reforms” (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Feb. 22, 2016).
cyprus-mail.com…

22. GREECE NEWS: “Coalition working on scenarios for pension cuts but also pressing IMF (International Monetary Fund) over forecasts (_Kathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.ekathimerini.com…

23. GUINEA NEWS: “Guinea strike ends after agreement reached over wages, pensions,” by Saliou Samb and Edward McAllister (Reuters, Feb. 20, 2016).
af.reuters.com…

24. INDIA NEWS: “Government Nod Likely for Road Projects Sale to Pension Funds” (Press Trust of India via NDTV.com…, Feb. 21, 2016).
profit.ndtv.com…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Behind the Scene / Training vital for dementia patients’ care,” by Yusuke Saito (_Yomiuri Shimbun_, Feb. 20, 2016).
www.the-japan-news.com…

27. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “‘Monday Afternoon Fever’ in South Korea’s old-age discos,” by Jung Ha-Won (Agence France Presse via Yahoo! News, Feb. 14, 2016).
news.yahoo.com…

28. UK NEWS: “20 million — mainly low-earners — to lose out under pension reform,” by Toby Helm (_Observer_ [London], Feb. 21, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

29. UK NEWS: “RSA (Insurance Group, PLC) to plug pension hole as profits rise,” by Marion Dakers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 21, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/insurance/12165282/RSA-to-plug-pension-hole-as-profits-rise.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Plunging markets wreak havoc for savers using pension freedoms,” by Ed Monk (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 20, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12160009/Plunging-markets-wreak-havoc-for-savers-using-pension-freedoms.html…

31. UK NEWS: “Pension Ombudsman abandons challenge to Royal London (Group–mutual and pensions company) ruling,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Feb. 23, 2016). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…
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32. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne will abolish pension perk in tax bombshell, claims former minister,” by Tom Morgan (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/12167084/George-Osborne-will-abolish-pension-perk-in-tax-bombshell-claims-former-minister.html…

33. UK NEWS: “4 billion pounds (5.17 billion usd) raid on pension savings likely, says former (Chancellor of the Exchequer George) Osborne adviser,” by Terry Macalister (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 22, 2016).
Terry Macalister (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

34. UK NEWS: “City [London] watchdogs investigate financial age discrimination: The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) may for the first time create special rules to protect the interests of the elderly,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 20, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/12159777/City-watchdogs-investigate-financial-age-discrimination.html…

35. UK NEWS: “A bleak future for younger pension savers: People in their 60s and 70s have received tax relief at a rate of around a quarter more than current younger savers, research shows,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12165361/A-bleak-future-for-younger-pension-savers.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Sleep Patterns Linked to Macular Disease,” by Diana Phillips (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 22, 2016). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

37. “Amgen (Inc.–pharmeceuticals), UCB (SA–pharmaceuticals) say osteoporosis drug meets main goal in late-stage trial,” by Rishika Sadam (Reuters Health, Feb. 22, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

38. “Colorado Doctors Test A Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug,” by John Daley (US National Public Radio _Here and Now_, Feb. 22, 2016). This is an audio transcript: running time: 4 minutes, 24 seconds).
hereandnow.wbur.org…

39. “Brain fitness program may ease cognitive impairment in elderly,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Feb. 19, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

40. “Worm study may resolve discrepancies in research on aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “New genetic cause of gastric and prostate cancer identified” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 19, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3999–February 19, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3999–February 19, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Urban Medicare Beneficiaries May See More Drug Savings This Year,” by Michelle Andrews (_Kaiser Health News_, February 19, 2016).
khn.org…

2. “Medicare reform a back-burner issue for most 2016 presidential candidates,” by Elizabeth O’Brien (_MarketWatch_, February 19, 2016).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Your retirement plan may be supporting the ‘most overpaid’ CEOs,” by Jena McGregor (_Washington Post_, February 18, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Some Surprisingly Good News About Retirement–Sort Of,” by Janet Novack (_Forbes_, February 18, 2016).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Retirement rules lag behind law for same-sex couple,” by Christopher Curry (_Gainesville Sun_, February 18, 2016).
www.gainesville.com…

6. “Are HSAs the New 401(k)? Money Managers Hope So,” by Timothy W. Martin and Sarah Krouse (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, February 19, 2016).
blogs.ws…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Arbitration pact in nursing-home contract upheld,” by Spenser Williams (_Arkansas Democrat-Gazette_ [Little Rock, Arkansas], February 19, 2016).
www.arkansasonline.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Pension Fix Leads to Risk as Market Volatility Soars,” by Romy Varghese (_Bloomberg_, February 18, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa’s Treasurer Proposes State-Run Retirement Options for Iowans,” by Lindsey Moon and Clay Masters (_Iowa Public Radio_, February 18, 2016).
iowapublicradio.org…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Three agencies ask to leave struggling state pension system,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, February 18, 2016).
www.kentucky.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “From A Life Term To Life On The Outside: When Aging Felons Are Freed,” by Robert Siegel and Matt Ozug (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, February 18, 2016). Note: An audio (running time 8 minutes 15 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “Maryland House committee to hear testimony for End of Life Options Act,” by Ovetta Wiggins (_Washington Post_, February 19, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Commissioner questions pension board authority,” by Eric D. Lawrence (_Detroit Free Press_, February 18, 2016).
www.freep.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “Study details pensions of veteran educators,” by Bethany Bump (_Times Union_ [Albany, New York], February 18, 2016).
www.timesunion.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension fund turns in sluggish third quarter growth,” by Rick Karlin (_Times Union_ [Albany, New York], blog, February 19, 2016).
blog.timesunion.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “S.Africa Delays New Pension Law After Unions Threaten To Strike,” (Reuters via _CNBCAfrica_, February 19, 2016).
www.cnbcafrica.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Rapid population aging impacts S. Korean job market,” by Kim Eun-jung (_Yonhap News_ [Seoul], February 19, 2016).
english.yonhapnews.co.kr…

18. UK NEWS: “Reward developers which build more homes for the elderly, peers tell Government,” by Christopher Hope and Laura Hughes (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 19, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/greenpolitics/planning/12163901/Reward-developers-which-build-more-homes-for-the-elderly-peers-tell-Government.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Delaying retirement becomes the norm as people forced to work longer,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], February 19, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/money/delaying-retirement-becomes-the-norm-as-people-forced-to-work-longer-a6881731.html…

20. UK NEWS: “A million older drivers ‘refuse to admit they are a danger behind the wheel’,” by Jamie Merrill (_Independent_ [London], February 19, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/a-million-older-drivers-refuse-to-admit-they-are-a-danger-behind-the-wheel-a6882756.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Antibody provide a more exact Alzheimer’s diagnosis radioactive tracers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Common problem for older adults: Losing the five key senses,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Some hospice patients experience care transitions near life’s end,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “New study finds Transcendental Meditation reduces stress in family caregivers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops USD 11,000 a Year: Study,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, February 18, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “UGA researchers make link between genetics, aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 18, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3998–February 18, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3998–February 18, 2016

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “On pension mess, look to Rhode Island for solutions,” by Fay Vincent (tcpalm.com… (Treasure Coast [Florida] Newspapers), Feb. 18, 2016). Note: this is a tcpalm.com… Opinion piece.
www.tcpalm.com…

2. “Generational divide may complicate courting of African American vote,” (_Washington Post_, Feb. 18, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Retirement Benefits Are Rigged to Favor the Rich.” by Sarah Anderson, Marc Bayard, John Cavanagh, Chuck Collins, Josh Hoxie and Sam Pizzigati (_The Nation_ [New York, New York], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.thenation.com…

4. “GM (General Motors, Inc.) to Sell Long-Term Notes to Make Pension Payment” (Associated Press via ABC TV News, Feb. 18, 2016).
abcnews.go.com…

5. “Kaiser (Permanente) [Oakland, California] (integrated managed care consortium) moves HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) drugs off Medicare specialty tier,” by Seth Hemmelgarn (_Bay Area Reporter_ [San Francisco, California], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.ebar.com…

6. “New CBO (Congressional Budget Office) Estimates Confirm: Social Security Benefits Are Modest,” by Paul N. Van de Water (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 18, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “A new retirement system for a new generation,” by Michael J. Meese (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Feb. 18, 2016).
thehill.com…

8. “Elderly Women Are Getting Less Lonely,” by Claire Groden (_Fortune_ [New York, New York], Feb. 18, 2016).
fortune.com…

9. “How to Build Your Own Support Community As an End-of-Life Worker,” by Karen M. Wyatt (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 18, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. BOOK REVIEW: “The novel premise of ‘The Last Baby Boomer’, a review of _The Last Baby Boomer_, by Chris Rodell, reviewed by Brian O’Neill (_Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Post-Gazette_, Feb. 18, 2016).
www.post-gazette.com…

11. FILM REVIEW: “_Chronic_ review: problematic film concerning the politics of palliative care,” directed by Michel Franco, reviewed by Donald Clarke (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 19, 2016).
www.irishtimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Connecticut nursing home employees still waiting for promised raises,” by Christine Stuart (_New Haven Register_, Feb. 19, 2016).
www.nhregister.com…

13. MISSOURI NEWS: “Medicare cuts hit home for medical-equipment users, suppliers,” by Mark Bliss (_Southeast Missourian_ [Cape Girardeau], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.semissourian.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie’s pension plan deserves fair look” (_Asbury Park Press_ [Neptune], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.app.com…

15. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Retired UPS (United Parcel Service) workers fight for benefits at Fargo meeting amid pension cuts,” by Catherine Ross (WDAY Channel 6 [Fargo] TV News, Feb. 17, 2016).
www.wday.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Va. House (of Delegates) vote hints at a generational divide on gay rights,” by Jenna Portnoy (_Washington Post_, Feb. 18, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(State) Assembly adopts bills targeting dementia among elderly,” by By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Feb. 19, 2016).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians should call this pension plan scheme what it is–a shell game, not a savings plan,” by Tasha Kheiriddin (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2016). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
news.nationalpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Market turmoil leads to less appetite for risk by pension funds, State Street (in Canada–investment firm) global survey finds,” by Barry Critchley (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2016).
business.financialpost.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Canada pension funds achieve 5.4 pct annual return in 2015 – RBC (Investor & Treasury Services),” by Matt Scuffham (Reuters, Feb. 18, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pension Betting on Brazil Amid Latin America Optimism,” by Denyse Godoy and Paula Sambo (Bloomberg News, Feb. 18, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Liberals’ (Party) push for united front may hurt assisted suicide debate,” by Chantal Hebert (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.thestar.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa (Canadian Government) signals increase to benefits for low-income seniors,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Rethinking retirement: Your golden years shouldn’t be a period of decline,” by Anna Sharratt (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

25. GREECE NEWS: “Why Greeks are protesting over pension reforms again” (_Economist_ [London, UK] blog, Feb. 18, 2016).
www.economist.com…

26. INDIA NEWS: “Indian employees underprepared for retirement, survey says” (Press Trust of India via _Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Feb. 19, 2016).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

27. INDIA NEWS: “RBI (Reserve Bank of India) turns down NBFCs’ (non banking finance companies) plea to sale National Pension Scheme,” by Atmadip Ray (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Feb. 18, 2016).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

28. INDIA NEWS: “Old age pension distributed in Ludhiana [Punjab],” by Vaivasvat Venkat (_Times of India_, [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Feb. 18, 2016).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

29. INDIA NEWS: “Civic bodies may shift pension liability to gov(ernmen)t” (_The Statesman_ [Kolkata, West Bengal], Feb. 19, 2016).
www.thestatesman.com…

30. NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS NEWS: “Pension measures now law,” by Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa (_Marianas Variety_ [Saipan], Feb. 19, 2016).
www.mvariety.com…

31. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “South Africa Bows to Union Calls for Pension-Law Changes,” by Paul Vecchiatto (Bloomberg News, Feb. 18, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

32. UK NEWS: “The real problem with millennials isn’t what the baby boomers would have you believe,’ by Holly Baxter (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/voices/baby-boomers-beware-life-isn-t-so-rosy-in-the-millennial-milieu-a6879636.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Pensions minister slams NHS (National Health Service) trust’s opt-out scheme,”by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Feb. 18, 2016). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

34. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer George) Osborne’s latest pensions raid: Flat rate tax relief would be both irrational and unfair,” by Alex Wild (_City A.M._ [London], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.cityam.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Royal College of Art students collaborate with London hospice to ‘re-style’ the experience of death,” by Lauren Razavi (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/royal-college-of-art-students-collaborate-with-london-hospice-to-re-style-the-experience-of-death-a6879861.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “”Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Multiple Care Transitions Identified in End-of-Life Care for Hospice Patients,” by Michael Greenwood (Yale (University–New Haven, Connecticut] School of Public Health, Feb. 18, 2016).
publichealth.yale.edu…

38. “To treat or not? Question looms for elderly and sick,” by Laura Ungar (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.us…

39. “Testosterone Gel Has Modest Benefits for Men, Study Says,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, Feb. 18, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

40. “Prostate cancer treated more aggressively in the city,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Feb. 18, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

41. “Elderly risk more complications after major cancer surgery,” by Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health, Feb. 17, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

42. “Some aging treatments shown to have opposite effects on males and females” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Sensory loss affects 94 percent of older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Update on menopausal symptoms and treatment options published in Journal of Women’s Health” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “The brain gives up more secrets” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Scientists question a popular theory about how the nervous system trims its branches” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Stemming the flow: Stem cell study reveals how Parkinson’s spreads” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops 11,000 usd a Year: Study,” by Alan Mozes (HealthDay News, Feb. 18, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

50. “Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of ‘Bleeding’ Stroke Later: Study,” by Kathleen Doheny (HealthDay News, Feb. 17, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 17, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3997–February 17, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3997–February 17, 2016.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “New Study Links Widening Income Gap With Life Expectancy,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, February 16, 2016). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 47 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

2. “How to cope with caring for baby boomer parents while raising small children,” by Allison Klein (_Washington Post_, February 17, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “More grandparents raising their grandchildren,” by Alejandra Cancino (Associated Press via _US Public Broadcasting System Newshour_, February 16, 2016).
www.pbs.org…

4. “Why AARP’s New Social Security Campaign Is Upsetting Progressives,” by Daniel Marans (_Huffington Post_, blog, February 16, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “What Older Voters Care About Now,” by Denise Logeland (_Forbes_, February 17, 2016).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona pension reform is signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, but voters will have a say,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], February 16, 2016).
www.azcentral.com…

7. GEORGIA NEWS: “State of Georgia retirees would get bonus checks,” by James Salzer (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, February 17, 2016).
www.myajc.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension changes ready for House vote,” by James Call (_Tallahassee Democrat_, February 17, 2016).
www.tallahassee.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Baby boomer retirements may slow Mass. economic growth,” by Deirdre Fernandes (_Boston Globe_, February 17, 2016).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC pension fund investments rise 1.8 percent in Q4,” (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], February 17, 2016).
www.newsobserver.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “PICA expresses its frustration with pension fund,” by Claudia Vargas (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, February 17, 2016).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Make pensioners rely on home equity – Productivity Commission chief,” by Peter Martin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 17, 2016).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario to delay start of pension plan in bid to ease business fears,” by Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 16, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Delaying Ontario’s pension plan a sign the economy isn’t quite a triumph,” by David Reevely (_Ottawa Citizen_, February 16, 2016).
ottawacitizen.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Why women are likely to spend more in retirement,” by Deirdre Kelly (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 17, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian retirees living on only 62 per cent of working income, Sun Life study finds,” by Cameron Axford (_National Post_ [Toronto], February 17, 2016).
business.financialpost.com…

17. GREECE NEWS: “Greece’s Seniors Reveal The Harsh Truth About Nation’s Pension Crisis,” by Alexis Gaglias (_Huffington Post_, blog, February 16, 2016).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

18. ITALY NEWS: “Italy Must Fix Pension Jam to Give Youth Jobs, Boeri Says,” by Lorenzo Totaro (_Bloomberg_, February 17, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “‘Don’t delay on retirement reform’,” by Siobhan Cassidy (_Independent Online_, February 17, 2016).
www.iol.co.za…

20. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Shocking elderly abuse stats,” by Siyavuya Mzantsi (_Cape Times_ [Cape Town], February 16, 2016).
www.iol.co.za…

21. THAILAND NEWS: “Biggest Thai Pension Fund Shifts to Stocks as Bond Yields Slide,” by Anuchit Nguyen (_Bloomberg_, February 16, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Elderly hospital patients given eviction warnings,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 16, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12160329/Elderly-hospital-patients-given-eviction-warnings.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Federal health officials, insurers agree on how to rate doctors’ quality,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, February 16, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

24. “Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?” by Gretchen Reynolds (_New York Times_, blog, February 17, 2016). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

25. “Joining a book club, church or sports group linked to longer life after retirement,” by Ariana Eunjung Cha (_Washington Post_, February 16, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

26. “Social groups after retirement may be good for longevity,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, February 16, 2016).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Researchers identify biomarker for early cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Physical therapy cuts urine leaks dramatically for women with osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “‘Stroke Camp’ Seems to Help Caregivers Cope,” (_HealthDay_, February 17, 2016).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 16, 2016

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3996–February 16, 2016

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3996–February 16, 2016

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare, Commercial Insurers Agree On Uniform Health Quality Measures,” by Bruce Japsen (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.forbes.com…

2. “(Presidential candidate Bernie) Sanders’ Social Security plan won’t work,” by Brenton Smith (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Feb. 16, 2016).
thehill.com…

3. “What Would ‘President’ Bernie Sanders Mean For Social Security?” by Jamie Hopkins (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.forbes.com…

4. “First Boomer Lived the American Dream, then Watched it Disappear,” by Tony Messenger (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch via _Boone Country [Boone County, Missouri] Connection_, Feb. 15, 2015).
www.boonecountryconnection.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Senate approves police and fire pension overhaul” (Associated Press via _Arizona Capitol Times_ [Phoenix], Feb. 16, 2016).
azcapitoltimes.com…

6. ARIZONA NEWS: “Ex-(Barry) Goldwater lawyer-turned-justice to hear pension case,” by Craig Harris,(_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.azcentral.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Playing politics with retirement income” (_Press Enterprise_ [Riverside], Feb. 16, 2016). Note: this is a _PE_ Editorial.
www.pe.com…

8. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas House (of Representatives) committee considers KPERS benefits for post-retirement work,” by Justin Wingerter (_Topeka Capital-Journal_, Feb. 16, 2016).
m.cjonline.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(New Jersey Senate President Stephen) Sweeney: (Governor Chris) Christie panel raises false alarm on pension plan,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Feb. 16, 2016).
www.philly.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Teachers’ union to (Governor Chris) Christie: Blame game on pension mess is over,” by Wendell Steinhauer (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Feb. 16, 2016). Note: this is a _NSL_ Opinion piece.
www.nj.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ nursing homes pack major economic punch, report finds,” by Matthew White (WKXW 101.5 [Trenton] FM Radio News, Feb. 15, 2016).
nj1015.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “(Communication Workers of America) Union worries about future of pension plan,” by Mark Williams (_Columbus Dispatch_, Feb. 16, 2016).
www.dispatch.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Lawmakers go to court to challenge (Governor Tom) Wolf’s dismantling of pension watchdog agency,” by Jan Murphy (pennlive.com…, Feb. 15, 2016).
www.pennlive.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pension cuts would hit Wisconsin for 2 billion usd, group says,” by Noah Vernau (_Portage Daily Register_, Feb. 16, 2016).
www.wiscnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
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15. CANADA NEWS: “Many Canadians entering retirement with inadequate savings, study says,” by Shawn McCarthy (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians without company pension plan face uphill battle to stay out of poverty, study finds,” by Cameron Axford (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 16, 2016).
business.financialpost.com…

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17. CANADA NEWS: “A dignified death for dementia patients: Who makes that call?” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 16, 2016). Note: this is a _G and M_ Opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…
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18. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario’s (Province) new pension plan to get big federal boost,” by Martin Regg Cohn (_Spectator_ [Hamilton], Feb. 16, 2016). Note: this is a _Spectator_ Opinion piece.
www.thespec.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Bottom line – (Ontario Province) adequate pensions make sense,” by Howard Elliott (_Spectator_ [Hamilton], Feb. 16,2016). Note: this is a _Sepctator Opinion piece.
www.thespec.com…

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20. CROATIA NEWS: “Croatian Pension Funds Interested in Investing in HEP (Croatian Electric Power Company), Motorways and Hotels,” by Vedran Pavlic (total-croatia-news.com…, Feb. 16, 2016).
www.total-croatia-news.com…

21. INDIA NEWS: “No order on euthanasia, SC (Supreme Court) leaves it open for Parliament to take a call” (Press Trust of India via _Hindustan Times_, (New Delhi, Delhi) Feb. 16, 2016).
www.hindustantimes.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “Simplified one-page pension claim form introduced” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Feb. 17, 2016).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “(Puducherry Union Territory) Head load workers (workers who load and unload commodities holding those commodities on their heads) demand pension, welfare board” (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Feb. 17, 2016).
www.thehindu.com…

24. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Pensions to dominate budget says IFA (independent financial advisor)” (Manx Radio News, Feb. 16, 2016).
www.manxradio.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension payments could be pared if GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund) returns fall short, (Prime Minister Shinzo) Abe says” (JiJi Wire Service via _Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/16/national/social-issues/pension-payments-pared-gpif-returns-fall-short-abe-says/…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “The World’s Biggest Pension Fund Is Switching to Stocks,” by Anna Kitanaka and Shigeki Nozawa (Bloomberg News, Feb. 15, 2016).
www.bloomberg.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “(City of) Kanazawa [Ishikawa Prefecture] retirement community a relocation-from-Tokyo success story,” by Eric Johnston (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/15/national/kanazawa-retirement-community-relocation-tokyo-success-story/…

28. KAZAKHSTAN NEWS: “(President Nursultan) Nazarbayev Says No More Golden Showers, Raids Pensions,” by Joanna Lillis (eurasianet.org…, Feb. 16, 2016).
www.eurasianet.org…

29. MALTA NEWS: “Euthanasia: time for mature debate” (_Malta Today_ [San Gwann], Feb. 16, 2016). Note: this is a _MT_ Editorial..
www.maltatoday.com…

30. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Federal Gov(ernmen)t, NLC (name of that country Labour Congress) set for showdown over 5.14 trillion (that country’s currency) (24.9 billion usd) pension funds,” by Omobola Tolu-Kusimo _(_Nation_ (most populous city in that country), Feb. 16, 2016).
thenationonlineng.net…

31. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “(National) Living wage will hit Northern Ireland’s nursing homes, says expert,” by Margaret Canning (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/living-wage-will-hit-northern-irelands-nursing-homes-says-expert-34455699.html…

32. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Glasgow has ‘poor rate of old age survival'” (_Evening Times_ [Glasgow], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14279642.Glasgow_has__poor_rate_of_old_age_survival_/…

33. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Pension deadlock: Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) hopeful,” by Lee Rondganger (iol.co.za…, Feb. 16, 2016).
www.iol.co.za…

34. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seoul city expects economically active people down, elderly citizens up in 2033” (Yonhap News Agency via globalpost.com…, Feb. 15, 2016).
www.globalpost.com…
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35. UK NEWS: “Biggest annual rise in deaths for almost fifty years prompts warnings of crisis in elderly care,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12158930/Biggest-annual-rise-in-deaths-for-almost-fifty-years-prompts-warnings-of-crisis-in-elderly-care.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Social services cuts could be ‘largest factor’ in biggest annual rise in deaths for almost 50 years,” by Ashley Cowburn (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/news/death-rate-in-england-and-wales-rising-at-fastest-pace-for-50-years-due-to-cuts-to-social-services-a6876486.html…

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37. UK NEWS: “More than a quarter of men over the age of 85 ‘had sex in the last year’,” by Chris Green (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/more-than-a-quarter-of-men-over-the-age-of-85-had-sex-in-the-last-year-a6875386.html…
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38. UK NEWS: “Pensions tax raid would ‘actively discourage’ saving,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/12158662/Pensions-tax-raid-would-actively-discourage-saving.html…

39. UK NEWS: “Is (Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne about to betray Tory (Conservative Party) voters on pension tax relief?” by Philip Johnston (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 16, 2016). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/12158572/Is-George-Osborne-about-to-betray-Tory-voters-on-pension-tax-relief.html…

40. UK NEWS: “Answer to the pension tax relief question? A variable limit,” by Stevin Levin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 16, 2016). Note: this is a _DT_ Commentary piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/12153831/Answer-to-the-pension-tax-relief-question-A-variable-limit.html…

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41. UK NEWS: “Lawyers look to UK pensions for next mis-selling pay-outs,” by Carolyn Cohn (Reuters, Feb. 16, 2016).
uk.reuters.com…

42. UK NEWS: “FT (_Financial Times_ (newspaper–[London]) journalists end strike prospect with vote to accept new pension offer,” by Mark Sweney (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

43. “Best way to keep the weight off as you age? Here’s what one study says,” by Linda Searing (_Washington Post_, Feb. 16, 2016). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

44. “Social activities such as book clubs just as important as fitness to help you live longer, says study,” by Chris Green (_Independent_ [London, UK], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/social-activities-such-as-book-clubs-just-as-important-as-fitness-to-help-you-live-longer-says-study-a6875596.html…

45. “Medicare, Medicaid to cover heart implant,” by Marissa Harshman (_The Columbian_ [Vancouver, Washington], Feb. 16,2016).
www.columbian.com…

46. “New Consumer Advice on Prostate Cancer Includes ‘Value’,” by Zosia Chustecka (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 16, 2016). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

47. “Care, disease management and sociobehavioral interventions in China and Australia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of S
Science], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Researchers highlight brain region as ‘ground zero’ of Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of S
Science], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Observing brain diseases in real time” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 15, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “New guide from AGS (American Gerontologiical Society), NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) a green light to promoting safe driving for older adults (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 16, 2016).
www.eurekalert.org…

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