Aging

I am a married grandmother but I feel so lonely

Let your family know how you feel, says Mariella. Asking for help is scary but the rewards are worth it<p><b>The dilemma</b> I am married and a grandmother. I visit a lady in the old age home every week. There I met, yesterday, a woman visiting – but she comes with her friend. I always go by myself. …

Old Age

Getting Over Getting Older

Forget about trying to reverse the process. It's never been a better timeto face up to aging. In fact, getting older truly does mean getting …

Old Age

Here's Why Looking at Breasts Can Actually Make You Live Longer

(Photo: Getty)Listen, everyone wants to live a long, healthy, and happy life. I know I do. But while there are plenty of ways to up your odds of …

Longevity

Looking At Breasts Could Help You Live Longer

Why Is This Important?<p>Living longer is something we all strive for and anything that could potentially add years to your life is worth trying. Especially when it's enjoyable.<p>Long Story Short<p>Boobs are great. And they could actually help increase your life span.<p>Long Story<p>What are the keys to …

Life Expectancy

A huge sigh of relief on health care

Laurie Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.<p>(CNN)As House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care bill from voting, I could almost hear the giant sigh of …

Health Care

Complete Strangers Are Crowdfunding Treatment For This 6-Year-Old's Rare Cancer

#WhyNotDevin<p>During a family snowboarding trip this winter, 6-year-old Devin Suau fell and hit his head. Fearing a concussion, his parents took him to …

Life Expectancy

Purging the body of 'retired' cells could reverse ageing, study shows

Purging retired cells from the body has been shown to undo the ravages of old age in a study that raises the prospect of new life-extending …

Longevity

Let’s Add Some Nuance to the ‘Two Americas’ Narrative

With the election of Donald Trump, pundits and protesters alike have sliced the United States into two Americas: urban and rural, millennial and …

Life Expectancy

If Men Stare At *These* They Will Live Longer, According To Modern Medicine

If this were actually true, men would be vampires. They would live to be 575 years old with not a wrinkle on their face and not an ailment in their …

Life Expectancy

Pensioner Archibald Shaw jailed for sexually abusing children

<b>A pensioner has been jailed for seven years for raping an 11-year-old girl and attempting to rape a 10-year-old more than 30 years ago.</b><p>Archibald Shaw, 81 of Ardrossan, carried out the sexual abuse in Kilmarnock and Newton Stewart between 1982 and 1990.<p>The High Court in Glasgow heard that he refuses …

Old Age

Revolutionary new drug might actually reverse aging

A protein complex has been shown to repair DNA damage caused by radiation or old age.<p>There are all sorts of products available to consumers that …

Old Age

10 Healthiest Countries in the World

Another day, another ranking of the world's best. This week? The Bloomberg Global Health Index evaluated 163 countries, looking for the world's healthiest based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death, and health risks including malnutrition, high blood pressure, and tobacco use. …

Life Expectancy

How The Young And Old Worry About Aging

Young and old Americans, it turns out, have very similar worries about aging, according to a fascinating new survey unveiled at the American Society on Aging conference I’m attending in Chicago.<p>The West Health Institute/NORC Survey on Aging in America polled 3,026 adults age 30 and older to see how …

Old Age

Increasing Lifespans: Will 90 Eventually Become The New 60?

It’s a comforting message, in a sour-grapes sort of way. It sounds wise and mature, suggesting that we put aside childish dreams and accept once and …

Life Expectancy

The Second Time Around: A gentle tale of love in old age

Seniors have their moments in a small, agreeable romantic tale, in which a vibrant widow mouths the words to Verdi, but doesn’t allow herself to experience the grand operatic passions she’s in thrall with. She’s Katherine Mitchell, played gracefully by Linda Thorson (of <i>Sweet Liberty</i> and <i>The Avengers</i> …

Old Age

White working class increasingly hit with 'deaths of despair,' report finds

The white working class in the U.S. has bucked a global trend of improved mortality rates in recent years as a host of factors including suicide, …

Public Health

What Triggers Death At Old Age?

Shutterstock<p><i>What triggers death at old age? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ray Schilling, M.D., on Quora:</b><p>When I was in general practice, I looked after a sizeable number of people …

Old Age

Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

NEW YORK (AP) — Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?<p>A new survey suggests you need only wait: Many pessimistic feelings held by people earlier in life take an optimistic turn as they move toward old age. Even hallmark concerns …

Old Age

This is what it means when your cat 'inappropriately purrs'

Purring isn't always indicative of pleasure<p>We normally associate our cats' purring with a sound that indicates pleasure. It's the inner vibrations of …

Old Age

Life Expectancy Estimated To Be Over 90 in Korea By 2030! How About Other Developed Countries?

It’s good news for Korea and bad news for the USA. A new study, led by scientists from Imperial College London and the WHO has ranked 35 …

Life Expectancy

Marginalized Futility: The Freedom To Die

<i>Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an</i> …

Old Age

Seniors worry less about finances and more about memory loss, independence

Americans may be worrying a little too much about the size of their retirement nest eggs and not enough about how they will maintain their …

Health Care

People are living longer. Will it mean more work?

Swiss Parliament has just increased the retirement age for women to 65 years, up from 64. This may be just a first step, since parliament has for …

Life Expectancy

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Old Age

Loss of smell linked to increased risk of early death

In a study of adults aged 40 to 90 years who were followed for 10 years, poor smell was linked with an increased risk of dying.<p>During the study, 411 …

Aging Brain

Japan's 'oldest porn queen' retires – at 80

TOKYO: After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country’s oldest has called it quits – at the …

Japan

The 10 secrets to staying young revealed - and most of them are easier than you think

It might say I’m 70 on my birth certificate, but I don’t feel it.<p>As she got older, my mother hardly went out, she hardly saw people and I thought …

Old Age

It's Official: Americans Are More Unhappy Now Than Ever Before

ICYMI, Norway is officially the happiest country in the world, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, (knocking Denmark off its throne after a …

Life Expectancy

Criminal justice reforms can make Louisiana safer and save money

<b>Opinion by Pres Kabacoff</b><p>I've spent most of my career working to build up the city of New Orleans. Unfortunately, Louisiana's criminal justice system …

Old Age

A Rare Success against Alzheimer's

More people are reaching a ripe old age than ever before. Life expectancy has increased from 45 years in the early 1800s to more than 80 today in …

Old Age