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Third of countries struggling to meet the needs of ageing population

People around the world are living longer, but social policies to support their wellbeing in later life are lagging behind in many ...

New report: Lifestyle changes and new technology can ease elders’ lives

If we embrace lifestyle changes and new technology, we improve our prospects of staying healthy in old age, getting good care and ...

Everyday activities focus of healthy ageing study

New research aimed at better understanding healthy ageing among older South Australians is due to begin next month thanks to a new partnership with an aged care services provider. ... Full story

Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells

The switch controls the growth of telomeres, the timekeepers of cells ... Full story

Study finds seniors among homeless concerns

A new study for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness led by a Simon Fraser University master’s student has found that a disproportionate number of people chronically staying in Victoria’s emergency shelters are seniors. ... Full story

Steroid hormone to fight age-related diseases

Through the study of the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, the team led by Hugo Aguilaniu has discovered a hormone that enhances longevity and reduces fertility, thus reproducing the effects of an extreme diet. ... Full story

Active and healthy ageing: the importance of nutrition to add healthy life years

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science service, has published a science and policy report highlighting the importance of diet and nutrition in increasing healthy life years, and promoting Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA). ... Full story

An appetite for life

Researchers found that elderly people with fair or poor appetites had higher risks of mortality than those with good appetites. ... Full story

Helping the elderly stay warm and comfortable through energy solutions

Key UOW research groups are contributing to a project that aims to reduce energy costs for low income, older Australians while delivering improved energy efficiency, sustainability and comfort. ... Full story

Men with long-term conditions demand better social care

The social care sector needs to focus on gender-specific social and sexual needs when looking after men with debilitating long-term health conditions, a new study has found. ... Full story

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