Family size has been shrinking in the industrialized world for decades, and in Italy, the decline has been particularly dramatic. A generation ago, Italian mothers commonly had more than four children. Now they average less than two. Demographers warn that…
By Christopher Livesay
As the population ages and older workers are making up more and more of the labor force, some employers are taking notice and adjusting their own practices to retain valuable experience and skills. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story.
By Paul Solman
Research shows that as many as one third of seriously ill, hospitalized older people are receiving invasive treatments they don’t want at end-of-life, because no one has talked to them about their wishes for future care.
By Tamara Sussman, The Conversation
By 2030, 20 percent of Americans will be senior citizens. Many will eventually enter long-term care, a move that presents tough choices and challenges for seniors and their families -- including risks of depression and suicide. In partnership with Kaiser…
By Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
By Nsikan Akpan
Why isn't Paul Rudd aging? For his 50th birthday, PBS NewsHour asked three dermatologists for tips on recreating the Paul Rudd effect.
Lonesome George, a wizened Galapagos giant tortoise, was the last of his kind. Now, researchers are using the iconic tortoise’s genetic material to better understand what it takes to live a long life.
By Pamela Druckerman
What makes older French women so radiant, and have more active sex lives than American women? Journalist Pamela Druckerman wanted to know how women in her adoptive country cope with looking older. She found the secret is simply to aspire…
By Liz Seegert, Next Avenue
Adult foster homes offer a less expensive, more home-like atmosphere for aging adults than larger facilities. But there are no national guidelines for this type of residential housing.
By Meghana Keshavan, STAT
Humans are living longer than ever before. But does our species have a fixed shelf life, or could we prolong our lives indefinitely?…
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