Old age

Old age is a general term used to refer to that phase in life when one has outlived the average lifespan of human beings (which was 67.2 years in 2010 according to the CIA Fact Book). With better medical facilities and less hostile environments, more and more people are living beyond the expected lifespan giving rise to vulnerability to lifestyle diseases like cancer, heart disease or mental illnesses.


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Keep arthritis at bay with exercise
- Agencies
October 12, 2013 at 10:13am
October 12 is World Arthritis Day. More and more Indians are prone to arthritis as they don't exercise and this is also affecting people as young as …

‘Depression is as common as the common cold nowadays’
- Nirmalya Dutta
October 10, 2013 at 10:17am
Most people think that depression is not a 'real' condition, but they fail to realise that not only does it need treatment it also requires the right …

10 conditions that ail the elderly
- Pavitra Sampath
October 01, 2013 at 06:09pm
Here is a list of 10 conditions that older people are affected with.

‘Alzheimer’s is no more an old age condition’
- Dr Arjun Srivatsa
June 04, 2013 at 12:17pm
Amol was a successful 45-year-old man. He had everything to live for - a beautiful home, a loving family and a high paying job most people would die …

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How to lose weight in old age (Diet query of the day)
- Neha Chandna
April 14, 2013 at 11:39am
Q: My grandfather’s age is 78 years. His weight is 130 kg and he is diabetic, has high BP and knee pain. What is the best way to lose weight at …

Six food habits to beat arthritis
- Naini Setalvad
March 13, 2013 at 02:44pm
Living with arthritis can be quite debilitating if not treated properly. Apart from exercise and the medicines which your doctor would prescribe, you …

Ten sure-shot ways to age healthy
- Dr Reshma Nayak
October 01, 2012 at 08:17am
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. – Theodore Roosevelt  You may be abusing your body in …

Stroke – a reality check for young India
- Poonam Kuruganti
September 29, 2012 at 07:40am
29th September is World Heart Day One morning Rahul, a cheerful and healthy-appearing 29 year old, was unable to bounce out of his bed as usual …

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