Articles on Ageing

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At a molecular level, stresses and strains can make your body clock break into a sprint. Lightspring/Shutterstock

Tick, tock… how stress speeds up your chromosomes’ ageing clock

Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
Too many informal carers have to choose between giving their older mum or dad the care they need and dropping out of the workforce. Shutterstock

More carers’ leave may help Australians look after elderly parents and stay in work

A new system of carers' leave would allow middle-aged Australians to care for their ageing parents while staying in the workforce.
Ageing increases the risk of non-communicable diseases. Shutterstock

Taking the long view on health: tracking the impact of ageing in rural South Africa

Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
The relationship between income and health underlines the need for strong government policies to break the cycle. Shutterstock

South African study shows how unhealthy ageing takes its toll on health and income

It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
The first half of 2019 is the equal hottest on record and summer is set to be a scorcher. Chayathorn Lertpanyaroj/Shutterstock

How rising temperatures affect our health

Average temperatures in Australia are already high by international standards, but what happens when they continue to rise? How much heat can our bodies withstand?
Schools could use bushwalking as an activity and link it to lessons in other subjects such as geography and science. Shutterstock/Monkey Business Images

Bushwalking and bowls in schools: we need to teach kids activities they’ll go on to enjoy

We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they'd go on to enjoy later in life?
Can’t remember what you came for? Don’t worry – you probably have a lot going on. Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock

Memory and attention difficulties are often part of a normal life

Do you often forget where you put the keys or what you were looking for in the fridge? It's not necessarily a sign of cognitive decline – it might just come down to being tired, stressed or worried.
Getting older? If you grunt when you bend over, you’re not alone. From shutterstock.com

Why do I grunt when I bend over?

Is grunting a sign that we’re ageing fast? Or is it just one of those things that come with the middle years, like reading glasses, greying hair and 'dad jokes'?

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