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Our heart works hard for every second we are alive. Eventually its processes will wear out. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Heart disease: what happens when the ticker wears and tears

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.
We experience lots of changes in our body as we age, and our eyes and ears are no exception. Unfortunately this toys with our senses. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Why we lose our hearing and vision as we age

Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, "wear and tear" and environmental factors.
Older people are more likely to have falls as their balance and muscle strength usually isn’t what it was. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Why older people get osteoporosis and have falls

In 2012 the total cost of poor bone health in adults aged over 50 years was A$2.75 billion, and 64% of this cost was the direct cost associated with treating and managing fractures.
There are many processes that occur as a result of ‘wear and tear’ in the body. from www.shutterstock.com.au

What’s happening in our bodies as we age?

Cells and processes in our body have existed for longer and longer periods of time.
Risky roulette or a safer option? Your brain gives you clues about how you behave with money. from www.shutterstock.com

Financial gamble? My brain made me do it

Why are some people more comfortable than others with making risky financial decisions?
Centenarian in Tiantou Village, Guangxi, China. ESB Professional/Shutterstock

Is there a natural limit to how long humans can live?

New data suggests humans may not get older than 125 years. But should we take it seriously? Every time a limit to lifespan has been proposed in the past it has been surpassed.

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