Even while living amongst predators, and battling disease, starvation and environmental stressors, wild mouse lemurs manage to survive, and new research helps reveal their secrets of aging.
A new study has found that if older adults drink a small amount of alcohol on a regular basis, they may actually enhance their ability to recall memories. This may be an effective preventative measure in the fight against memory loss - an expected consequence of aging.
Extra sugary sodas might promote disease, independently from its role in obesity, after researchers found in a new study that consumption of the sweetened beverages were associated with cell aging.
For aging adults, losing sense of smell is more of a tell that the grim reaper will be paying a visit very soon than any other symptom. That's according to a new study that explains how and why sense of smell is such a crucial indicator of mortality.
Aging isn't just all about genes, exercise, and diet. Exposure to certain toxicants commonly found in the environment can accelerate physiological aging far more that you may think, a recent study suggests.
The average global life expectancy has risen significantly since 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. While there is still a massive gap between low-income and high-income countries, the report shows that low-income countries have made the greatest progress, increasing life-expectancy by an average of nine years.
Rates and prevalence of cervical cancer in the United States, especially among older women, are likely higher than what current statistics indicate. Past analyses did not account for all influential factors, a new study suggests.
People who regularly work with "safe" solvents such as paint or degreasers face an increased risk of thought and memory problems as they age, according to a recent study.
A hormone that has long been associated with an increased life-span has now been linked to increased intelligence. The gene expression associated with increased levels of this hormone may one day provide means to treat cognitive decline, researchers suggest.
The number of elderly people in the United States is expected to double within the next four decades, according to a pair of US Census Bureau reports. Such a spike in retired American citizens may heavily burden the nation's healthcare system.
The fountain of youth might already be sitting in your bathroom cabinet. A new study found that all-year round use of sunscreen significantly slowed the aging of skin caused by the sun's ultraviolet rays.