Q&A: South Africa’s aging population comes with new challenges—how best to adapt to them

[ad_1] Credit: DESA, U. (2022). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects 2022: Summary of Results, 3, 2022-1. Young people—under the age of 15—currently make up 29% of South Africa’s population. But this will soon change: the aged portion of the population is forecast to rise from 2030,…

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A vaccine to live in space? What’s happening in a Florida lab may help aging seniors, too

[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Traveling by plane isn’t always easy on the body. And neither is space travel. Astronauts often experience atrophy, the loss of bone and muscle, during their months living in space’s zero gravity. People on Earth also tend to see their bones and muscles weaken as they age, increasing risk of…

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