Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
Scientists may have discovered why cancer incidence rises with age, and it's got more to do with the immune system than people thought.
Most people view ageing as negative. But, research shows, there's actually a lot to be positive about.
More and more people are living to 100, but in some regions of the world there's more of them – what does this tell us?
There are many ways in which older people can engage in their communities and meet new people this Christmas.
It's common knowledge that children are voracious learners but the famous cliche suggests that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. This simply isn't true.
Life expectancy has been steadily improving in the UK for 110 years. Until now.
Scientists are hoping to one day be able to turn the natural dietary compound resveratrol into medicines to slow down ageing.
What if the menopause was something we thought positively about or were able to discuss openly without fear of derision?
Employers who cater for their ageing workforce will get better staff productivity and engagement levels
Breast cancer rates in China are rising, and are expected to continue rising for the next three decades.
Reader Adam Barclay, 44, wants to know if someone his age has any chance of living forever.
Brain games, learning languages, rowing? Beware of snake oil salesman claiming we know it all.
A certain amount of cognitive decline with age is inevitable, but there are ways to radically slow this decline.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
By 2050, over 36% of Europe's population will be 65-plus, leading to a shortage of professional and informal caretakers across the region. Coordination on elder care may be the EU's best bet.
William Isdale speaks with Nancy Pachana about why we should stop thinking about ageing as a time of decline, and focus on engaging and leveraging the experience of our elders.
A study in mice shows that transplantation of healthy stem cells into the brain's hypothalamus can boost lifespan considerably.
It is possible to boost life expectancy once it has stalled. One route could be to tackle a few specific ageing processes.
The promotion of home ownership as a way of funding care in later life is part of a broader policy trend toward making people individually responsible for the opportunities they have.