Humans may have reached height, lifespan and performance limits - and these could decrease with climate and other environmental change: Frontiers in Physiology
New research says we should discard conventional ways of analyzing what it means to age. It's how well people function that counts.
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Mortality rates for elderly people are rising across the country. Initially, the authorities blamed merely cold weather. ...
Thousands of elderly people have died unexpectedly during the past year, driving a rise in overall death rates that is baffling public health chiefs, a leaked government report has revealed.
Mortality rates for elderly people are rising across the country. Initially, the authorities blamed merely cold weather.
There has been much written in the media over the last year about the legacy of Thatcherism and the ways in which it reshaped the British political landscape. However, in new empirical research published
Despite low spending on health, a weak health system and widespread poverty, Bangladesh has achieved great strides in life
In the late 1980s I spent a year in the US as an exchange student. The exchange organisation allocated me a local support person named Emily. Emily was white and loud and the fattest person I had ever seen outside a caravan park. She looked different from the rare very fat people I'd seen in Australia. She smelt good and her climate-controlled house meant she did not sweat. She was very well dressed. Her husband was some kind of professional; I didn't know they even made suits that big.
At this point, there's nothing novel about noticing that social media is often toxic and stressful. But even aside from those concerns, our social networks are not things we generally think of as requiring maintenance or upkeep, even though we
This graphic is a condensed, and static version of one of Gapminder's famous animated "worm" graphics. Scaling the diameters of the circles according to the years, and then connecting them, induces a sense of motion over time, even in this static image. It is fascinating to see how Vietnam is today on the same level as the US in 1980 with respect to the fertility rate and life expectancy. Also note how the dip in Botswana's curve reflects the drastic effects of AIDS in this country in the 1980s.