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.
A new system of carers' leave would allow middle-aged Australians to care for their ageing parents while staying in the workforce.
Ageing is a disease and one that will increasingly be treatable.
Talk of a 'breakthrough' in NAD+ anti-ageing supplements may be premature.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
A guide to physical activity for those over 60, from the lifetime physically active to the late starter.
Has the chemistry of ageing come of age?
Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
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.
Research done over the past 26 years
provides insights into changes across people's lives, helps evaluate interventions, and provides information for local, provincial and national planning.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
Ageing may be caused by hyperfunctioning genes.
Delivering the extra protein older people need via biscuits could be a simple and effective way to help guard against muscle loss in ageing.
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?
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?
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.
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'?
Many chronic diseases increase our risk of Alzheimer's disease. This link between our bodies and our brains means certain healthy choices could protect our cognitive function.
An enzyme called TOR could hold the secret to a longer, healthier life.