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Everyone talks about the "ageing" society when large numbers of elderly people need home care.
 
The incidence of spinal fractures caused by pressure on fragile bones has been on the rise among people in Taiwan aged 65 and over, increasing by 60,000 patients per year, a doctor at National Cheng Kung University Hospital said yesterday.
 
A team of German researchers say that reducing caloric intake can help older people to remember better.
 
People over 60 years old who have had a fracture because of reduced bone density, or osteoporosis, face a higher risk of death over the next 10 years, a study in Australia has found.
 
Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit, but Australian scientists are using it to diagnose dementia, according to research published on Friday.
 
Youthfulness an American obsession — at what cost?
It's one of those photos that make you do a double-take. Dr. Jeffry Life stands in jeans, his shirt off. His face is that of a distinguished-looking grandpa; his head is balding, and what hair there is is white.
 
The older we get, the less able we are to filter out distractions while performing mental tasks, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience showed.
 
A daily puff of a compound like marijuana, the plant blamed for ruining potheads' recall, might help maintain memory in old age, researchers who tried it on rats reported today at a neuroscience meeting.
 
More than 50 percent of Taiwan's senior citizens said they suffer from at least three professionally-diagnosed chronic diseases, with hypertension topping the list, a Department of Health poll has revealed.
 
China has denied permission for Catholic bishops to travel to Rome for a Church meeting, a Vatican spokesman said on Friday, in a sign of new strains between Beijing's communist government and the Vatican.
 
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