A negative outlook on growing older can be more harmful than you realise

2019-05-28 16:20

People who have negative views about the ageing process or growing older have lower levels of satisfaction and well-being. They are also more likely to be hospitalised or die young.

Skin 'glow' test might someday spot disease risk early

2018-12-29 15:00

A skin light test called 'autofluorescence' can be used as a first screening method to predict type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mortality.

5 celebs that make 40 look like the new 30

2018-12-21 13:09

These celebrities will make you wish you had good genes or inspire you to get fit.

Tech elites are paying huge amounts to freeze stem cells from liposuctioned fat as a 'back up' for a longer life

2018-09-13 13:51

Stem cells have a range of potential therapeutic uses in conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, since they can turn into any kind of cell.

BOOK REVIEW: What happens to wealth as populations age?

2018-08-16 05:45

Economic growth of both the poorest decile and the top 1% has been lifted, but not the middle class, says Ian Mann. What happens when wealth isn't simply transferred across generations?

The best way to avoid gaining weight as you age has little to do with your metabolism, according to science

2018-07-26 09:34

Contrary to popular belief, none of these involves trying to "boost" your metabolism, which doesn't really budge.

Feeling younger than your age could be a sign your brain is healthy, according to new research

2018-07-08 12:10

Some people may be more aware of their ageing brains and resign to the fact they are getting older. This could have an impact on their cognitive abilities.

5 questions to ask your ageing parents’ doctors

2018-02-22 13:49

For many senior citizens, combining medications can be fatal. But living with a chronic disease is part and parcel of growing older. Here's how to ensure you ask your parents’ doctors the right questions.

Why beauty is not an ugly word

2017-09-06 14:51

Are we in danger of turning it into another 'b-word'?

Keep your mind busy to fight dementia

2017-01-31 09:34

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, a new study finds.


Americans' pets help ease the ageing process

2019-04-08 20:00

Many ageing pet owners swear that their animal buddies help them better cope with the physical and mental issues that come with age.

How puzzles and games might help your ageing brain

2018-12-27 15:00

A new study suggests that while active brains do decline over time, they do so from a higher 'starting point'.

Only endurance exercise slows down ageing

2018-12-04 06:59

The benefits of exercise are endless. However, only endurance training is able to slow our rate of ageing.

Here's what predicts a woman's odds of living till 90

2018-08-28 06:43

Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests.

SEE: 84-year-old former Olympic gymnast still performing gravity-defying routines

2018-08-02 19:06

A former world class athlete, who competed in the Olympics twice, is still performing gymnastic routines at the grand old age of 84.

The pressures of turning 50 - to climb a mountain or not

2018-07-11 18:30

I am a few weeks short of turning 50 and am finding myself to be in a flat-out panic. I cannot for the life of me reconcile myself to being fifty years old, writes Howard Feldman.

Your pee can reveal your true age

2018-03-15 11:11

A new urine test can gauge your risk for age-related diseases and even death.

'Fountain of youth' gene discovered in Amish community

2017-11-23 10:00

Individuals in secluded Amish families in the US appear to be genetically protected against age-related changes.

Do your hands look older than the rest of you? Here's the secret to beautiful hands

2017-06-07 10:51

We’ve laid out the changes you can expect down the line—and what you can do if they bother you. Because we’ve got your back. Er, hands.

Get active this summer – sitting ages you!

2017-01-19 12:02

A study found that a sedentary lifestyle makes cells age faster, suggesting that physical activity should continue to be part of our daily lives.

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