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.
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 a number of myths associated with what happens to our brain and bodies as we age.
As our population ages and life expectancy increases so does the need for comprehensive health and care services for older people.
Cells and processes in our body have existed for longer and longer periods of time.
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
Our brain shrinks as we get older, but the Mediterranean diet may slow this shrinkage.