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Health > Aging
As populations age around the world, economies will be held back and growth trends will slow sharply in the next 20 years, a report forecast on Thursday.
 
A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said Tuesday.
 
Fit seniors tested to fight Alzheimer's
In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer's disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they're at risk.
 
Sri Lanka celebrates war's end, puts block on commemorations
President Mahinda Rajapakse led celebrations at a major victory parade Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka's Tamil separatist war, as commemorations for its victims were blocked.
 
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.
 
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