Loneliness shortens our life spans and some studies suggest it's even more lethal than obesity. We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, so don't shrug off your loneliness.
Uganda's primary healthcare system needs to be strengthened to provide long term care for older people with chronic conditions.
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia. Why don't more people recognize the signs?
The number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size by 2030. How can we prepare for this public health challenge?
You don't often see many of the nation's 75 million seniors hanging out in parks. There may be a reason. Most parks are not designed with seniors in mind. Here are some ways to change that.
It took years of attempts before scientists were able to clone a mammal from an adult cell. And with that success came plenty more questions.
Baby boomers might not be boosting their health with a glass or two of alcohol a day after all.
By getting young women hooked before they've even formed wrinkles, Botox peddlers have realized they can enlist them in a lifetime of treatment.
A culture focused on youth may lead us to believe that older people do not enjoy sex. A new study shows why that is not true, and how the notion of 'sexual wisdom' may explain why.
Aging and cancer appear to be closely linked, as over time, cells accumulate hits in their DNA code. But now research has turned to the role of RNA. Is RNA the key to a longer life?
Gaming is a way to connect to family members. Those relationships can improve mental and physical well-being, in addition to creating meaningful personal bonds.
If game producers get better at targeting older gamers, many effects of aging - social, cognitive and physical - could be reduced.
Turning 65 in 2016 doesn't mean the same thing as hitting 65 in 1916. So why are we still using a population aging measure that was developed a century ago?
When older people live predominantly with others their own age, there are far more benefits than costs.
Our sex lives may change as we get older but those in sexual relationships still want the same things as the young.
The very idea of a quick-fix pill for stopping, and perhaps even reversing, nature’s intricate biologic clock thus far has proven to be a hubristic notion.
Video games aren't only for kids. A new report shows that older Australians are embracing games, for a variety of reasons.
New research says we should discard conventional ways of analyzing what it means to age. It's how well people function that counts.
A new study looking at a long-lived lemur species attributes it to their frequent hibernation-like state. But what lessons can humans learn from this?