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Health > Aging
The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone
Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural home as a neurologist a few hundred kilometers away examines him via the camera in his laptop.
 
South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced Thursday the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.
 
Japan's population has shrunk for the third year running, with the elderly making up a quarter of the total for the first time, government data showed on Tuesday.
 
One in four people aged 65 and above has sleeping problems in Taiwan, a newspaper reported yesterday.
 
Social contact and regular exercise are key to aging well and living a longer life, according to newly presented research.
 
New research suggests that Mexican-Americans might develop memory problems that could lead to Alzheimer's disease as much as a decade earlier than non-Hispanics.
 
Some Alzheimer's sufferers find care in far-off nations
Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer's disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade of water with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.
 
Dutch banker ING on Tuesday said it has completed the sale of its South Korean insurance arm ING Life Korea to private equity firm MBK Partners in a deal worth around 1.27 billion euros (US$1.73 billion).
 
A baseball event between Taiwan and Japan's national teams was held last week in Taipei, featuring promising young players from the Japanese professional leagues against Taiwanese overseas players.
 
"The White Storm," a crime thriller starring three of Hong Kong's most prolific actors, has opened the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.
 
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