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Study: Minimum wage 'an effective tool' for increasing incomes of older workers
In an era of rising inequality and aging populations in the US, the effect of the minimum wage on the labor market for older workers is increasingly important, says new research from Mark Borgschulte, a professor of economics at Illinois. (2019-07-10)
Parents who help unemployed adult children curb behavior to offset costs
Parents who financially help their unemployed adult children offset such costs by adjusting their behavior, particularly by spending less money on food, working more and reducing retirement savings, according to a new RAND Corporation study. (2019-07-09)
Sedentary time increases after retirement -- especially in women
The FIREA study, conducted at the University of Turku (Finland), revealed that the amount of sitting time increased in women after the transition to retirement. (2019-07-08)
Nursing home care cost significantly outpaces general inflation and medical care prices
One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices, reports a team of health policy researchers. (2019-06-20)
Astrophysicist announces her discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die
Allison Kirkpatrick of the University of Kansas will announce a breakthrough finding that overturns assumptions about the maturation of galaxies and may represent a phase of every galaxy's life cycle that was unknown until now. (2019-06-12)
Lower pension, shorter life
Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. (2019-04-11)
UBC research recommends graduated return to work after prostatectomy
UBC research cautions men recovering from a radical prostatectomy to take it easy when returning to work. (2019-04-02)
Older people less anxious, more active and less likely to fall in retirement communities
A new report shows older people benefit from improved physical and mental health in retirement communities, resulting in cost savings to the NHS. (2019-03-19)
Tobacco control policies linked to reduced smoking
Increases in tobacco taxes and smoke-free policies in European countries were significantly related with a reduction in smoking among older adults, according to a new Addiction study. (2019-03-14)
Researchers find high blood pressure link
The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the University of Georgia. (2019-03-07)
Financial illiteracy and irrational thinking are causing a dangerous shortfall in retirement savings
Since individuals do not make rational decisions in complex matters such as retirement planning, the researchers suggest an alternative behavioral approach. (2019-03-06)
Caregivers in Canada need more support
It's time to strengthen support for the 28 percent of people who provide care for an aging family member, friend or neighbor in Canada, argues an editorial in CMAJ. (2019-03-04)
Incentives to downsize would ease the housing crisis
Housing policy is too concentrated on first-time buyers and should be refocused towards 'last-time buyers' to encourage those aged 55+ to downsize, according to a new report for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI). (2019-02-24)
Effective self-control strategies involve much more than willpower, research shows
It's mid-February, around the time that most people waver in their commitment to the resolutions they've made for the new year. (2019-02-14)
UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer
Exposure to glyphosate -- the world's most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup -- increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington. (2019-02-13)
Johns Hopkins faculty data highlight how gender disparities in salary add up over a lifetime
Around the country, women physician researchers make 7 to 8 percent less per year than men. (2019-01-28)
Low-cost changes in hospital canteens could 'nudge' customers to healthier diets
Making healthy food easier to access in hospital canteens and food outlets, as well as increasing healthy options and reducing portion sizes, are the most effective ways of encouraging healthcare staff to improve their diets according to a new study from the University of Warwick. (2019-01-24)
Brits and Germans have very different views on the future of state pensions
Germans think the state always has some role to play in providing state pensions but UK citizens split over how to provide social welfare in the future, according to new research conducted at the University. (2019-01-21)
Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert
Most of the native habitat in California's San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and orchards, leaving 35 threatened or endangered species confined to isolated patches of habitat. (2019-01-15)
Pre-Medicare years bring health insurance worries for many, U-M/AARP poll finds
With the dawn of a new year, most Americans have just started a new health insurance coverage period -- whether they receive their coverage through a job, buy it themselves or have a government plan. (2019-01-03)
State pension age increase causing huge uncertainty for older workers, especially females
The alignment of state pension ages for women and men -- while in some senses a milestone for gender equality -- has created very real difficulties for those whose who will now not receive their State Pension when they had originally expected to. (2018-11-27)
Scientists uncover why you can't decide what to order for lunch
Caltech researchers explore the choice overload effect, a phenomenon that hampers the brain's ability to make a decision when there are too many options. (2018-10-01)
Research shows that busy people make healthier choices
A busy mindset can be leveraged to promote better self-control. (2018-09-18)
Experts devise social security innovations to meet more Americans' needs
Social Security can be enhanced to provide Americans greater protections against financial risk, according to proposals found in a new supplemental issue of the journal Public Policy & Aging Report from The Gerontological Society of America. (2018-09-12)
No 'changing room moment' for men as they age
Men, unlike women, do not suffer from the 'changing room moment' when they suddenly realise they are too old for certain types of clothes, according to new research from the University of Kent. (2018-09-06)
More hospital doctors are opting to retire early
Hospital doctors in England and Wales are increasingly choosing to take early retirement, figures released to The BMJ by the NHS Business Services Authority in response to a freedom of information request show. (2018-09-04)
New research presents alternative methods, like robo-advisors, to manage retirement income
The need to help retirees make prudent spending decisions has led to the growth of a large industry of financial advisors, but a new article suggests that improved policy approaches may be more effective. (2018-08-23)
16 going on 66: Will you be the same person 50 years from now?
From 16 to 66 your personality will change and over time you will generally become more emotionally stable. (2018-08-17)
Slacking on your savings? Cognitive bias could be to blame
A new study by Cornell neuroscientists suggests that, to some degree, we can blame limited savings on our brains in addition to our bills. (2018-07-23)
Regular exercise may be more beneficial for men than post-menopausal women
The blood vessels of middle-aged men and women adapt differently to regular exercise according to new research being presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester. (2018-06-04)
Closing coal, oil power plants leads to healthier babies
While the negative health impacts of pollution from coal- and oil-burning power plants are well-documented, UC Berkeley researchers tested the flip side: do birth outcomes improve following power plant shutdowns. (2018-05-22)
Daily photography improves wellbeing
Taking a photo each day and posting it online has complex benefits say researchers who say it supports improved wellbeing. (2018-04-30)
Retirement transition increases sitting during free time
According to Finnish longitudinal cohort study, the amount of sitting during free time increases after transitioning to retirement. (2018-04-25)
Americans with a college education live longer without dementia and Alzheimer's
The prevention of chronic diseases associated with increased risk of dementia will not reduce the number of Americans with dementia in the coming decades, but developing a treatment that delays onset will significantly reduce the burden of dementia. (2018-04-16)
Urinary incontinence may have negative effects on sexual health
In a new BJU International study, women with urinary incontinence reported declines in sexual activity and arousal over the last year, and they expressed increased concern about their frequency of sexual activity and ability to become sexually aroused. (2018-04-05)
Losing your nest egg can kill you
A sudden loss of net worth in middle or older age is associated with a significantly higher risk of death, reports a new study. (2018-04-03)
Larger families linked to heightened tooth loss risk for moms
Having a larger family is linked to a heightened tooth loss risk for moms, suggest the results of a large European study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2018-03-13)
The family-owned-franchise penalty
While a family-owned business may have marketing appeal, franchisees that are family-owned don't, on average, perform as well financially as non-family owned franchisees. (2018-03-05)
Millennials are not adequately saving for retirement, MU study finds
In a new study, researchers from the University of Missouri found that only 37.2 percent of working millennials have retirement accounts, demonstrating a need for increased financial education for retirement. (2018-03-05)
Diabetes did not increase early retirement
A Finnish study examined diabetes and work loss due to early retirement during the work careers of approximately 13,000 people. (2018-02-20)
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