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.
Which objects would you choose to tell the story of your life?
Why are some people more comfortable than others with making risky financial decisions?
Headlines screaming that aged cheese could be an aid to better ageing were based on a paper that didn't test the effects of cheese on ageing.
Various tests claim to be able to tell your true age. Here's how they do it.
From November 1, the shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine will be available for free to people aged 70 to 79 years. So how and why do you get shingles, and who should be vaccinated?
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
Anti-ageing research often uses short-lived model species such as mice. But these species age in a very different way to us, so they may not tell us all that much about boosting our own lifespans.
Autism first began to be routinely diagnosed in children in the 70s. It is only now that we are beginning to understand how the condition changes with age.
New data suggests humans may not get older than 125 years. But should we take it seriously? Every time a limit to lifespan has been proposed in the past it has been surpassed.
Growing old gracefully with a spring in your step.
Both the government and opposition's proposed reforms to the superannuation system will target generous tax breaks given mostly to wealthy retirees.
Business Briefing: Simon McKeon on removing the retirement label.
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If we're all living longer, why shouldn't we be allowed to work longer? That's what Monash Chancellor Simon McKeon is arguing.
You may think you know what causes lower back pain, but you're probably wrong.
Macular degeneration affects the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. Age-related macular degeneration is the main cause of blindness in Australia.