Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. But screening and early intervention could make a substantial difference - and save health budget funds.
We may not be able to 'age backwards', as some jellyfish do, but research is slowly revealing the secrets of successful ageing for humans.
A new study in mice raises hopes that we could live longer and be healthier.
A recent study suggests Australian women are ageing 20 years earlier than their US counterparts. But this claim deserves some close scrutiny.
As DC and Marvel battle for movie domination at the box office, older people are being left out.
The true promise of ageing research is that rather than tackling individual diseases one at a time, a single drug to treat ageing would treat all of the diseases that arise in old age, at once.
Researchers have discovered a new way to fight ageing and age-related disease – going after senescent cells.
Delirium is a neurological (nervous system) condition where a person becomes suddenly confused. Around one in five elderly people in hospital suffer from delirium.
South Africa might want to consider raising its retirement age to 70 to cope with a challenge of an ageing population that's under-insured and relying on an already pressured public purse.
Remote care is more than the mere sum of technological devices.
Large mammals such as elephants and whales are among the most long-lived of animals, but very tall humans don't enjoy the same benefits.
Thinking of having a baby? It's not all down to women to get healthy in preparation.
Many brain training programs are based on the principles of neuroplasticity. But a new study shows that less than 40% are backed by proof of efficacy.
It's not all about health and wealth.
A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.
Modern medicine is increasing our lifespan. But as we survive diseases and live longer, more of us are succumbing to cancer.
Given our increasing lifespan, we need to better understand how and why the cardiovascular system ages and whether we can slow down the processes involved.
With an increased demand for health care for older people, Kenya needs to pass legislation that protects them.
Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, "wear and tear" and environmental factors.