The oldest person in the world, Kane Tanaka of Japan, died in April 2022 at 119 years. The record of Jeanne Calment of France, who died at 122, has stood for almost 25 years. Will it be beaten?
Our study found that low levels of INSL3 hormone were associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and frailty in men.
We are all told to follow our calling. Here’s what happens if you pursue a more ‘sensible’ career instead.
In the 19th century, ‘old age’ was once a leading cause of death, alongside the vague description ‘found dead’.
Better knowledge of the right training strategies is one reason more athletes are continuing to compete longer than they used to.
Nasty, brutish – but not necessarily short. Here’s how archaeologists know plenty of people didn’t die young.
Two new studies reveal fascinating new information about why some animals are able to live so long. Let me introduce you to five animals who lived over a century, and their remarkable lives.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlights the increasing population of older adults around the world and the accompanying rise in elder mistreatment.
A revised retirement age would significantly decrease the number of people classified as ‘old’ and would more accurately reflect the total number of working people in Canada.
Old age poverty is looming for thousands of New Zealanders who are going into retirement without a house, without savings and facing high costs of living.
Age is no longer the only definition of midlife. An expert in aging explains why.
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.
During lockdowns, researchers have explored loneliness with Australians over 65. Picking up the phone for a meaningful chat is more important than you might think.
In a Nigerian study, both women and men emphasised “trust” and “safe spaces” when discussing sexual health.
Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
Prince Philip died at 99. Living to such a ripe old age isn’t unusual for UK royals. Nor is it surprising, argues an expert on aging and longevity.
Protein is extremely important for our health as we age.
COVID-19 harms older people most. Now more than ever they need an advocate to protect their rights and their health.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
Francis Townsend had a similar if less ambitious idea in the 1930s that never got through Congress but ended up making Social Security a lot more generous.