It may look like a whiskered cocktail sausage, but the naked mole rat's incredible biology may one day improve countless lives.
A new study reveals that older adults -- even those chronically ill -- feel at least 20 years younger than their chronological age. What are the implications for those who run seniors centres?
Rates of elective surgery are rising most among those aged over 85, due to advances in anaesthesia and techniques such as keyhole surgery. But it's also much riskier.
Older people may be vulnerable to the physiological effects of anger, but not sadness.
Creative arts therapies allow people with dementia to express joy and sadness through painting, dance, music and drama.
The aged care royal commission begins hearing evidence today about the quality of care in nursing homes. These 10 charts show how the current system works and the challenges it faces.
Why some individuals age faster than others is a mystery, but new research suggests help with childcare is significant.
The adjuvanted flu vaccine is free for over-65s and offers better protection than the standard vaccine. Here's what the research says.
This week the aged care royal commission heard evidence of long waits for home care, poorly trained staff and high fees. These 10 charts explain how the system works and why it's under such pressure.
If you don't plan for your aged care and make your wishes known, you may be admitted to a hospital or aged care facility when something goes wrong. That's where most Australians end up dying.
There's good evidence to suggest a midlife crisis exists, though it's hard to define what the midlife is. And perhaps crises that occur during midlife might equally have occurred before or after.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.
Research shows that feeling younger than you are could be good for you.
The income within super funds is poorly taxed. Taxing it better could properly fund aged care.
With an ageing population, dementia is becoming more and more prevalent. But what does dementia actually do to the brain to cause changes in behaviour?
As we age, our DNA accumulates damage, which can increase our risk of developing
cancer. But our cells work hard to guard against cancer – new research explains how.
It has recently been suggested that humans could live to 150 by 2020 simply by taking a certain supplement.
Losing your parents or growing up in poverty can add years to your biological age.
There are signs China could drop its two-child policy in an attempt to boost population growth.
As we get older, there are many reasons our muscles might feel stiff. The most important thing is to keep moving.