Reductions in collagen and elastin as we age are mostly to blame for our laugh lines.
There's not much we can do about the reduction in collagen and fat that cause lines and circles under our eyes as we age. But sunscreen and a healthy lifestyle can help keep the signs of ageing at bay.
Blood has always been a symbol of life and has been thought to counteract the ageing process.
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Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?
Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our lifestyle.
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.
One secret to a longer life is being part of a social group that also engages in healthy habits.
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.
As 90-year-old Thumekile Mthiyane proves, you’re never too old to learn or try new things.
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.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in blueberries.
Scientists are hoping to one day be able to turn the natural dietary compound resveratrol into medicines to slow down ageing.
Sign of caution – or celebration?
What if the menopause was something we thought positively about or were able to discuss openly without fear of derision?
BMW recently opened a factory for aging workers in southern Germany.
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.
How likely is it that someone alive today may live for centuries?
Reader Adam Barclay, 44, wants to know if someone his age has any chance of living forever.
Still got it.
Gino Santa Maria
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.
Baby boomers who drink and take drugs risk a range of physical and mental problems that younger substance users don’t necessarily face.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
How can Europe best take care of its elderly?
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.
The Danish Choir “Gangstativerne”, singing.
at a conference launching the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations in 2012.
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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.
Neural stem cells that have been transplanted into a mouse brain, here developing into neurons.
Yirui Sun, Wellcome Images
A study in mice shows that transplantation of healthy stem cells into the brain's hypothalamus can boost lifespan considerably.