Tag - aging



Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 15, 2015
Research on brain disorders leads to superclever mice
Scientists have genetically modified mice to be super intelligent and found they are also less anxious, a discovery that may help in the search for treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 15, 2015
Bigger may not be better for China's 'superhospitals'
Just before midnight, the sidewalk outside the glowing towers of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University is littered with slumbering bodies. Splayed on colorful mats or folding cots, these are patients' relatives.
Jun 15, 2015
Government aims to slash number of hospital beds more than 10% by 2025
The government intends to slash hospital beds nationwide by more than 10 percent from the number in 2013 to 1.19 million in 2025, hoping it will curb ballooning medical costs as the population grows older.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 11, 2015
Former brain-eating tribe offers genetic clues to dementia and deadly diseases
Research involving a former brain-eating tribe from Papua New Guinea is helping scientists better understand mad cow disease and other so-called prion conditions and may also offer insights into Parkinson's and dementia.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2015
Surviving flamboyantly in a super-aged society
The older you get, the more you need to live in the city. Simone de Beauvoir once said that to her biographer, and it's probably true. As an iconic presence on the streets of Paris until her death in 1986, de Beauvoir showed that city living was one of the secrets to aging well and living life to the...
Jun 6, 2015
Running to a standstill
Shall we run around this (2.1-km) course three times?
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 4, 2015
Wondering how long you have? Simple score gives 5-year death risk
Health researchers have developed a scientifically rigorous death risk calculator that predicts a person's risk of dying within five years and say they hope people will use it to improve their health.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 29, 2015
Japan grapples with ¥14.5 trillion dementia costs
In its first detailed estimate, the health ministry puts the overall cost of treating dementia at u00a514.5 trillion, with nearly half borne by the sufferers' families.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 16, 2015
Is Japan becoming extinct?
The projected drop in the country's population raises some fundamental questions about its political and social future.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 8, 2015
Japanese researchers find drinking coffee reduces mortality risk
People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day have about 40 percent less risk of getting heart, cerebral vascular or respiratory diseases compared with those who barely drink the beverage, according to a summary of findings published online by Japanese researchers Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2015
Is there life after death for Japan's aging women?
When Katsumi Sakaguchi quit working as a documentary filmmaker in the spring 2008 to look after his mother Suchie, he thought he was doing the right thing. Then 78, Suchie was suffering from what Sakaguchi describes as "mental confusion" following the death of her daughter from cancer two years earlier...
Apr 17, 2015
Seniors grow to 26% of population as Japan shrinks for fourth year straight
Japan's population falls for the fourth consecutive year and people 65 or older now account for a record 26 percent of the total.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2015
Be kind to live long, world's oldest woman says from Arkansas
The world's oldest person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas, believes the key to longevity is treating other people kindly.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 1, 2015
The thankless task of cleaning up the aftermaths of lonely deaths in Japan
In March, the body of an elderly man was found on the floor of his apartment in downtown Tokyo. He had been dead for a month.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2015
Hell of war reaffirmed joys of the simple life for Okinawan, 102
For a man who once narrowly escaped execution after being forced to dig his own grave, 102-year-old Okinawan Shoko Nagamine is doing remarkably well.
Mar 23, 2015
Saitama prosecutors look to rehabilitate elderly shoplifting suspects
The Saitama Public Prosecutor's Office has created a pilot program to help seniors who have been caught shoplifting as the number of such thefts by those aged 65 and over has surged recently.
Mar 19, 2015
Aging population, reform taking a toll on LDP
Members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party express alarm that the party's local chapters are showing signs of collapse because of Japan's aging population and the government's proposed agricultural reforms.
Feb 26, 2015
Elder care givers take on surge in demand
Elder-to-elder nursing care is expanding in Japan due to the aging of care workers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 10, 2015
Robots and foreigners are the answer as Japan's population ages, says investor Sawakami
As Japan's population ages and slowly declines, bring in the robots and foreigners.
Feb 5, 2015
Better life for dementia sufferers
The government, which recently adopted a new strategy for measures against dementia, needs to follow through on the idea of ensuring a better quality of life for patients by heeding the wishes of sufferers and their families.


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