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Tag: Demography

Pulling backwards
A new study [1] about the 'invariant rate of ageing' has led to reports that aging is unstoppable and that we cannot cheat death. However, this reporting is based on a misunderstanding of what the study actually says. The misinterpretations The study shows that "immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths," according to...
Elderly crowd
By the year 2050, one in four Europeans will be aged 65 or over, which presents a number of challenges and possible opportunities for Europe’s rapidly aging society. To this end, the European Commission published the "Green paper on ageing - Fostering solidarity and responsibility between generations" back in January to encourage a broad policy...
Healthy elderly
A high-quality cohort study by Finnish scientists shows that today’s elderly are in better physical and cognitive shape than people of the same age were a generation ago [1,2]. Does longer also mean better? One of the fears commonly evoked by the idea of life extension is that prolonging lifespan will not necessarily prolong healthspan....
Loudspeakers
Members of the longevity community often believe that the main reason why there is no significant public support for aging research is a "pro-aging trance". In reality, it has more to do with a lack of public education and media coverage of aging research. We enjoy communicating with people, and we do it quite a...
Healthy family
According to a new study from Harvard researchers, switching to a healthier lifestyle by the time you reach middle age could potentially give you eight to ten more years of healthy life free from age-related diseases. Healthy habits mean a longer, healthier life This new epidemiological study shows that adopting the five habits of eating...
S. Jay Olshansky Interview
Dr. S. Jay Olshansky is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc. He has received multiple scientific awards,...