Gymnasts need to carefully calibrate their leg muscles to gain optimum spring from the floor, springboard or beam. And their arms are crucial for balance and creating the right amount of rotation.
Researchers think they’ve calculated the limit of human lifespan – but there’s more to it.
A neuroscientist and a clinician watched two new films about dementia. They recognised what they saw.
Families in Ghana are struggling to manage the long-term care of ageing relatives.
We have the technology to make it easier for older Australians to pursue active ageing in their own communities. The smart city just needs their input to make it work for them.
Older fathers have a lower chance of conceiving and increased chances of negative effects on children.
Preventing age-related disease could give us five more years of healthy life in older age.
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be able to reverse cognitive decline in the future.
Hydrogen sulphide is a smelly, poisonous gas, but it plays an important role in aging and longevity. New research shows that eating less meat could be a key to harnessing its healthy effects.
Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada’s support service systems is long overdue.
It’s not just older adults who get shorter. You start shrinking, the moment you get out of bed in the morning.
‘Eccentric exercises’ are a normal part of everyday life – but they may carry some risks.
A new book contains much wisdom on the question of ageing and the search for meaning.
Without proper care, lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic could worsen muscle loss and long-term health in ageing populations.
The higher pace of demographic ageing and the noncommunicable diseases that come with it call for new management approaches.
Using robots to provide companionship is a slippery slope in removing the aged and infirm still further from human interaction.
The app’s predictions may only work if we’re willing to make life changes.
The vitamin could also protect against sarcopenia, which affects more than 50 million people globally.
With its daily tallies of those lost to disease, the coronavirus pandemic has brought death into sharp focus, especially for those who are older.
As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.