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8 signs Japan has become a ‘demographic time bomb’

The last two decades in Japan have been marked by low fertility rates and a shrinking economy. Here are some of the more tangible signs the country needs help.

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

No matter how old you are right now, there's always something to look forward to.

Japan has a record 68,000 people over 100 years old — and the economy can’t keep up

New data shows that Japan has broken its previous record for the number of people living past their 100th birthday.

There’s new evidence that Silicon Valley’s favorite diet could help delay aging

A new study in animals suggests that significantly slashing calorie intake could come with some positive benefits, but more studies in people are needed.

8 crazy ways Japan is coping with its demographic time bomb

Japan's ongoing fertility crisis and trend of widespread aging have forced the country to get creative in how it stays afloat in the global economy.

Loneliness may be a greater public health hazard than obesity — and experts say it’s getting worse

Research is increasingly finding that loneliness is an epidemic in many countries around the world, and technology is partly to blame.

Regular alcohol drinkers have lower risk of cognitive decline as they age, a new study finds

People who drink moderate and even "heavy" quantities of alcohol are more likely to live to age 85 without suffering cognitive decline, a new study says.

There’s even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

These kind of workouts are "the key for your head, just as [they are] for your heart," researchers say.

The ages you’re the smartest at everything throughout your life

At almost any given age, most of us are getting better at some things and worse at others. We're the best at math at age 50, on average.

There’s even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

If you're looking to eat healthier, lose weight, and have more energy throughout the day, researchers advise trying this lifestyle plan.