Women have long been known to live longer than men, but when it comes to hitting the century mark the difference is stark: just 2 out of 10 Americans who live to 100 or longer are male.
Here's a reality check for health-conscious aging people: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke. The upside is that that will happen about seven years later than for their less healthy peers.
The fast aging of Japanese society is evident as soon as one lands at Tokyo's Narita airport and sees who is doing the cleaning. Young people tend to take such menial jobs in other countries, but here they are often held by workers obviously in the second half-century of their lives.
Mongolia, jammed between nuclear arms giants Russia and China, on Monday secured a unique pledge from the major powers not to breach its self-declared nuclear weapons-free zone.
Taiwanese citizens intending to visit the United States should be on their guard against mosquito bites as the country is in the midst of one its worst outbreaks of West Nile virus, the Department of Health (DOH) warned yesterday.
What if the generation that once rocked out to The Who's "hope I die before I get old" line actually does?
Baby boomers are upbeat about aging and expect the next phase of their lives to be better than the last, but many are concerned about their financial future and long-term health costs, a survey released on Tuesday showed.
The Cabinet and the legislative caucus of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) have reached a consensus to clear a revised version of a stock gains tax proposed by KMT lawmaker Tsai Cheng-yuan in the upcoming extraordinary session, sources said. The two sides also agreed that the imposition of the tax on trading of IPO (initial public offering) shares won't be retroactive.
Whites in the United States have typically lived longer on average than blacks, but a new study released on Tuesday suggests that gap in life expectancy may be shrinking.
Broadway's newest Annie is an 11-year-old from Los Angeles who is already a Broadway veteran.