Ageing

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Six lifestyle choices to slow memory decline named in 10-year study
Over-60s who combined more healthy lifestyle choices enjoyed most benefit, found Beijing researchers

Andrew Gregory Health editor

25, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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Old world – Inside the 27 January Guardian Weekly
A demographic timebomb for the planet. Plus: Why Jacinda Ardern quit politics

Graham Snowdon

25, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Menopausal at work? The government doesn’t want you – or anyone else – to get the proper support | Zoe Williams
A parliamentary committee made some pretty benign recommendations, only for ministers to nope the most important bits. Their approach is like a devilish trolling operation

Zoe Williams

24, Jan, 2023 @2:11 PM

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The fetishisation of youth might be undergoing a makeover – when has ageing ever looked this fun? | Van Badham
As the domain of human potential is staked by the powerful older, it’s not unreasonable to imagine beauty standards may one day shift too

Van Badham

22, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Ageing planet: the new demographic timebomb
India is about to overtake China as the most populous country – but as birthrates fall, we’re facing life in a greyer world. Are we prepared for the physical, political and financial challenges ahead?

Emma Graham-Harrison and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Fourscore years and more: greater longevity is a false challenge | Robin McKie
In 10 years, a quarter of the British population will be over 65. Yet it’s not lifespan but healthspan we should be trying to improve

Robin McKie

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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I’m single, about to turn 40 – and fear I will self-destruct | Ask Philippa
You’re successful and do control and logic well – but it’s time to dare yourself to dream and listen to your body, says Philippa Perry

Philippa Perry

22, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Today, 17 people will die in unimaginable pain. Here’s how you can help stop that | Polly Toynbee
You will need to be brave to read these stories. But they show how assisted dying would be a change for the good, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

19, Jan, 2023 @5:21 PM

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Proof that ‘oven-ready’ Boris Johnson is finally cooked | Brief letters
Brief letters: Johnson erased from history | In praise of bread sauce | Prince Harry | Progressive values | A (very) quick wash | The briefest of letters

16, Jan, 2023 @5:34 PM

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Why Prince Harry’s book reminds me of DH Lawrence | Brief letters
Brief letters: Literary precedents | Pay for May | Freezing billionaires | A Brexit benefit | The best Welsh footballer | The briefest letter(s)

15, Jan, 2023 @6:53 PM

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Fatal disconnection: how an elderly couple’s deaths shaped UK energy policy
The discovery of the bodies of Gertrude and George Bates at home in 2003 after their gas was cut off prompted new Ofgem supplier safety guidelines. But the dangers for vulnerable people remain

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

14, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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We privileged baby boomers are the real ‘snowflakes’ | Letters
Letters: Readers on the tendency of people to grow more rightwing as they age

09, Jan, 2023 @4:55 PM

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