117-year-old Jamaican woman likely the oldest person in the world

Apr 18, 2017

117-year-old Jamaican woman likely the oldest person in the world

Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken and celebrated her 117th birthday last month. On Saturday, she is believed to have become the world’s oldest ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Brains of 'superagers' shrink more slowly

The brain shrinks as people age, but a select group of elders known as “superagers” lose less brain volume than others, which may help them stay sharp, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that superagers, 80 ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

Funeral discounts deployed to rein in elderly drivers

With traffic accidents involving elderly drivers a growing problem, more incentives are emerging to entice seniors to give up their driver’s licenses. Heiankaku Co., a funeral provider in Aichi Prefecture, has been offering 15 percent discounts at its 89 funeral homes there since March ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Short, white men more likely to go bald: study

Add enhanced risk of premature balding to the list of illnesses and indignities faced by diminutive men of European descent, according to a new study. “It seems that men with a relatively shorter body height have a higher chance of losing their hair,” said ...