Landmark breakthroughs in cancer treatment and a policy structure where those advances can flourish have given fuel to the ambitious “Moonshot” to cure the disease. But is it really possible?
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
A growing number of seniors are completing marathons and triathlons, shedding new light on how exercise affects the elderly body.
A new study looks at the peaks of different types of cognitive abilities over a lifespan.
They were instrumental in determining elections during the 90s—and will play a key role in 2016.
A new study looks at whether retired surgeons have better memory skills than retired painters.
In the U.S., well-being tends to be highest in a person's earliest and latest years. But elsewhere, new research shows, quality of life follows a very different pattern.
The earliest schemes for financial support in old age were pegged to life expectancy.
When seniors were led to subconsciously absorb positive stereotypes about old age, their physical health improved along with their self-esteem.
If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways.
Europeans created the idea that individuals share something important with, as one lexicographer put it in 1863, "all men living more or less at the same time"
Many of my older-adult patients wanted to make a difference in the world but, finding no role for themselves, were treated as socially useless. Having created a new stage of life, the next step is to make it meaningful.
The rest of the developed world is about to get even older.
Climbing America's income ladder today is truly a game of life and delayed death—and thousands of dollars are separating the rungs.
Aging changes our relationship with technology, both real and imagined.
A company is trying to remove the social stigma associated with hearing loss.