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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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Aging and Displaced

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

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 World's Oldest Communities

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

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Aging Gracefully in Taiwan

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

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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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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

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Age in the Age of COVID-19

Ageism and the opportunity to be different

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Coronavirus in Toronto—Lessons Lost on a Second SARS

The city's COVID-19 response is strongly informed by the experience of the earlier outbreak—but by no means exceptional

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Mothers, Children, and the Terrible Choice Between COVID-19 and Other Infections

Decisive action is required now to protect the most vulnerable from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during the pandemic

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High-Risk Populations for Severe COVID-19 Infections in the United States

About one quarter of the U.S. adult population could be considered high risk for severe COVID-19 infections

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“Ordinary Love” and Extraordinary Compassion

New film starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville depicts the gloomy, gray uncertainty of modern breast cancer treatment