News RoundupsWhat can ancient castrated Koreans tell us about longevity? A lot, apparently. A new study of historical data reveals more evidence that when it comes to why women outlive men, testosterone may be to blame.
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International Survey of Doctors Finds Alzheimer’s Often Misdiagnosed, Stigma Highest in U.K., France
News RoundupsLast week, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America released a study saying many caregivers initially mistake certain symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for “normal aging.” But surely most doctors would fare better at diagnosing the disease, right? Maybe not. In a survey of nearly 1,000 physicians from five countries, nearly half said that Alzheimer’s often gets misdiagnosed. And when proper diagnosis does occur, it’s “always” or “often” too late to intervene in a meaningful way.
News RoundupsWhen Regis Philbin said goodbye to morning television last November, he insisted he wasn’t retiring, per se — just moving on. True to his word, the world-record-holding talk show host (he’s logged more on-air hours than anyone in the history of television, according Guinness World Records) will return to T.V. next week as a recurring guest in Rachael Ray’s kitchen.
Caregiving | Home & Family | News RoundupsAnyone who has or may someday have family in a nursing home, take note: A mandatory arbitration agreement is probably not in your loved one’s best interest. Though such agreements are becoming increasingly common at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, there’s good reason for family members of residents not to sign.
Home & Family | News RoundupsA recent string of high-profile accidents involving older drivers has stirred up the decades-old debate: How old is too old to drive? Of course there’s no definitive answer — it depends on how physically and cognitively healthy someone remains. But it also depends on where you live: An Associated Press review found a “hodgepodge” of state rules governing older drivers.
News RoundupsSpecial Post By Mary Agnes Carey | Kaiser Health News staff writer Medicare providers would see reductions of about $11 billion beginning in January as part of series of automatic spending cuts set to begin next year unless Congress acts to halt them, according to estimates released Friday by the White House Office of Management and Budget. The numbers came in a report that details how federal agencies would implement roughly $110 billion in mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts agreed to …