Having survived yet another year and having just recently celebrated my birthday, I’ve been thinking a lot about age and aging.As a society we are getting older and living longer: In 1850 the average age was 43; in 1900 it was 47; in 2011 it was 78; and according to one United Nations report, in 230
If you've been counting on your daily dose of merlot to stave off mortality, you might want to consider Plan B.The links between red wine and longevity aren't nearly as strong as they once seemed, according to new research in the journal Nature.
Older people often have difficulty understanding conversation in a crowd. Like everything else, our hearing deteriorates as we age.There are physiological reasons for this decline: We lose tiny hair cells that pave the way for sound to reach our brains.
As people age, it gets harder to pick out a sound, such as someone talking in a noisy environment.It’s common complaint of older adults, and it can lead to social isolation and depression. But researchers at Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory have found something that se