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Aging

The world crossed an important threshold in 2018, when the number of older people (over sixty-four years old) surpassed the number of young children (under the age of five) for the first time ever. This section explores shifting demographics worldwide and their social, economic, and health consequences.

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The Curious Case of Japan's Alcohol Contest

Japan's young people are turning away from alcohol, but its tax agency wants to reverse the trend

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The Quest for Social Connection and Well-Being

Scientists have been slow at developing strategies that measure and promote well-being within communities

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The Disturbing Details Behind a Dip in U.S. Life Expectancy 

A deep drop among American Indian and Alaska Native peoples is linked to policy failures that predate the pandemic

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The World's Oldest Communities

A look at Blue Zones, spots where people live well into their 90s

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The Rising Price of Dementia

As the number of people with dementia grows, families need access to affordable care

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Aging Gracefully in Taiwan

Mayor-physician Ko Wen-Je's quest to reshape Taipei for seniors

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Aging and Displaced

The health and well-being of millions of older people around the world are threatened by violence and war

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Growing Old in China in the Age of Abundance

A rapidly aging population has witnessed China's ascension to economic security, due in part to better health

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Memory Robber—Keeping Dementia From Stealing Our Future

Dementia cases may triple globally by 2050, here's how public health professionals can help

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The Problem of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Teens

One high school senior says the decision to vaccinate should rest with teenagers

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Putting Vision Loss and Aging into Focus

Addressing high blood sugar can reduce vision loss in older adults

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The Myth of South Asian Exceptionalism

South Asia's young population conceals the effects that COVID-19 has on its older and more vulnerable people