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Health Crisis — Alcohol use disorders in U.S. jump 50 percent

Americans are drinking more, a lot more, according to a study sponsored by a federal agency for alcohol research. The prevalence of alcohol abuse disorders has risen nearly 50 percent, creating a public health crisis.

IBM wants to protect seniors by tracking nearly their every move

Baby boomers aren't getting any younger, and IBM knows it. Over the last several years, the computing giant has spent much of its time researching ways to keep America's second-largest generation happy and healthy in old age.

Hasbro expands robotic pet line with darling golden retriever

With the apparent success of Hasbro's new robotic cat last year, the global toy company has added to their "Joy For All" robotic pet line that is targeted at seniors in need of companionship with the release of a robotic golden retriever puppy.

Senior citizens would use a robot helper but fear robot masters

According to new research, senior citizens would probably accept robots as helpers or entertainment providers, but when it comes to giving up control to the machines, it raises the question of how much autonomy we should allow robots to have over us.

Flint, Michigan: Lead-tainted water unsafe to drink, doctors say

Flint - Scary news out of Flint, Michigan shows that when the city switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River for its drinking water, blood tests revealed that the tap water residents are now drinking is causing elevated lead levels in the city's children.

Op-Ed: Working after retirement may be the best thing for you

Retirement isn’t just about kicking back and relaxing in your sunset years anymore. Americans are living longer, and many are finding that retirement is really more about finding a second career rather than hanging up their time cards altogether.

STDs are a growing problem among senior citizens

Dr. Bradley Stoner, an associate professor of anthropology and of medicine at Washington University who both treats patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and also conducts research in this area, says that STDs are growing amongst seniors.

Study: Older Americans spend more on vacations

Americans tend to spend more on travel and vacation as they get older, according to a newly released study by Capital One Labs.

Senior Millionaires and the education of their grandchildren

According to a 2014 Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner wealth level study, 39 percent of senior Millionaires over the age of 65 consider financing their grandchildren’s education one of their primary concerns.

Senior citizen medical marijuana patient to lobby U.S. Congress

Ahead of his May 12th trial, federal medical marijuana defendant Larry Harvey, 70, goes to Washington, D.C. to lobby the United States Congress in order to stop funding federal prosecutions like his.

Op-Ed: The quiet epidemic of elder abuse by caregivers

When we think of abuse we think of child abuse and domestic abuse usually abuse of women. There is another abuse that is not thought of or talked about very often. That is the abuse of the elderly.

Suicide rate among seniors increasing

Retirement is often referred to as the Golden Years—the years spent enjoying the new found life of leisure. There is, however, a growing trend among the middle aged and early seniors—suicide.

Senior citizen accused of running hooker ring from old age home

Englewood - A 75-year-old man is being accused of running a prostitution ring from an old age home. He is also accused of promoting crack cocaine use.

Video: A look at the elderly video game players

While the general demographic of video gamers are generally from children to young adults, the elderly are a demographic that is often overlooked. BBC News, in a segment, follows one such gamer.

Upscale retirement life takes place at Living Life on the Avenue Special

Toronto - Luxury is not a word generally thought of when thinking about retirement homes. At Toronto's Living Life on the Avenue the atmosphere is that of a boutique hotel with an amazing staff.

Big rise in adults online, half of seniors now use Internet

Pew Research Center's latest report on Internet use shows that in the last 8 months the number of seniors going online have started to grow significantly; half of seniors now use the Internet.

Study: Old people smell better than youngsters

Philadelphia - Do old people smell worse than young people? Not according to some recent scientific research into body odor which suggests that those over 75 have a 'more pleasant' aroma.

Video: Senior citizens stage flash mob dance at Dulles mall

Ashburn - A group of senior citizens recently staged a surprise flash mob at a Virginia shopping mall. The group of 25 pensioners staged an impromptu synchronized dance that attracted a crowd at the Dulles Town Center mall on Friday.

Video: Senior citizens stage Christmas flash mob at Target

Lawrence - A senior citizen flash mob, that could warm the heart of even the Grinch, was staged at a Target by residents of a retirement home. The video has become become a viral hit as web users rock with the old folks to the Glee cast singing "Last Christmas."

GPS shoes become latest tool to track seniors with Alzheimer's

A newly marketed shoe with a built-in global positioning system has become the latest tool available to quickly track seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia sufferers who wander away from their homes and loved ones.

Seniors get their groove back with hip hop

Jackson - Who says life stops after 50? These seniors are dancing their way to good health with a customized version of hip hop movement.

Seniors hospitalized after eating marijuana brownies at funeral

Huntington Beach - Three senior citizens were hospitalized in California after unknowingly eating marijuana brownies at a memorial service for a friend, who was a medical marijuana user, and had recently died.

Seniors in Germany taking up graffiti

Senior citizens in Germany are taking up an art form that probably isn't what most expect it would be. Gone are the days of knitting and crocheting as these older generations trade in their needles and hooks for cans of spray paint for graffiti painting.

Group of elderly Japanese want to volunteer to work at Fukushima

Fukushima may have a group that could tackle the nuclear crisis looming over Japan. The Skilled Veterans Corps, retired engineers and professionals, want to volunteer to work in the dangerous conditions instead of putting younger generations at risk.

Census shows Americans are getting older

Washington - The U.S. Census Bureau has released a brief showing that the country has grown older while the male population grew faster than the female population over the last decade.

Man wanted for assaulting two senior citizens in Markham, ON

Markham - York Regional Police is looking for a man who assaulted two elderly men who were biking their groceries home Monday southbound on Highway 48 near Denison Street.

Retired bank worker accused of fraud, 31 senior citizens victims

Toronto - During the last five years of her career at a financial institution a woman is accused of fraud with many of her victims elderly citizens say Toronto Police.

U.S. House to vote on $250 payments to social security recipients

Washington - The House will vote in November on a bill to provide $250 payments to Social Security recipients to make up for the lack of a cost-of-living increase for next year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

1% of global GDP spent on Alzheimer's care

Dementia, whether caused by Alzheimer's or other illnesses, is a heavy hit to the global economy, says a report titled The World Alzheimer Report 2010.

Study: Baby boomers will need non-traditional support

Who are tomorrow's seniors going to call when the going gets rough? Today's young adult may not have a child to help out when they become older.
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