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Health > Aging
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.
 
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.
 
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