Turning 50 can be the time of your life – but it also means adapting to new challenges.
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Middle age means staying a step ahead on both the medical and financial fronts.
A lack of muscle mass is associated with a range of preventable diseases.
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Every year after age 30 we progressively lose muscle mass. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it.
Musician and poet Patti Smith: ‘always evolving’.
Old women remain the butt of jokes; they are some of society’s most marginalised people. But age also invites us to become our most authentic selves, writes Carol Lefevre.
People may need to take long-term antibiotics for a range of conditions.
Our gut microbiome is connected to almost every aspect of our health – including brain health.
When midlife begins can vary from person to person.
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Age is no longer the only definition of midlife. An expert in aging explains why.
These days, people in their 20s are figuring out who they are as adults, rather than experiencing “extended adolescence.”
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Views of the stages of adulthood are stuck in the early 20th century, even though they’ve changed a lot over the past 100 years.
Middle age was often a time to enjoy life. Now, it brings stress and bad health to many Americans, especially those with lower education levels.
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Adults in Germany, South Korea and Mexico reported improvements in health, well-being and memory.
New research shows that people who suffer from mental disorders earlier in life were more likely to subsequent develop physical diseases, age faster, and also die earlier than those who did not.
Dad bods abound in the Karate Kid reboot.
The return of actors like Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Bill & Ted’s Alex Winter sees them older and wiser. Fewer role revivals remind us of character growth related to womanhood.
Watch out, Karen coming through.
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Generic names can take on a linguistic life of their own, becoming powerful forms of social commentary.
Midlife is one of the least understood, appreciated and studied life stages.
What was once imagined as a time of exploration and reinvention has become marked by financial and emotional strain.
Cannabis users seeking treatment in the UK is rising, especially among women and older smokers. But treatment services are sorely lacking.
A new study has assessed the links between cholesterol and cognitive function.
More and more baby boomers are getting hooked on oxycodone, vicodin and tramadol.
Here’s a message public health officials should adopt. It could prevent many new cases of diabetes occurring.
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After the middle years of their life, people report increasing levels of happiness. An expert unpicks the data.
It’s all your fault!
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It’s become fashionable to blame those born in the post-war baby boom for all today’s economic woes. But this is unfair – and wrong.
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A new tool that combines mortality risk factors across a big sample of the UK population can work out how middle-aged people compare.
A new study shows people do experience a dip in happiness levels through middle age. The study used nationally representative…
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As a teenager I remember asking my parents if it was possible to have a mid-life crisis before you left high school. This was followed by hearty chuckles. Nonetheless, it forces one to ask the question…