What gives us our ability to smell? What can take that ability away? Is age a factor? What are the consequences? And what can we do if we start to lose our sense of smell?
Women usually live longer than men. Why is this - and are modern day vices, such as smoking and drinking, reducing the longevity gap?
Are there parts of the world where people seem to live longer than others? If so, why? What can we learn from the people in these areas?
What are the biggest risk factors for your health? Does your lifestyle need to be healthier? If so, how can you achieve this? And how can you keep it up? What difference can this make to your health?
Could dental infection put you at risk of more serious illnesses including Alzheimer's? If so, what are the main risk factors – and how can we reduce the risks?
We know that exercise is good for us. Is it ever possible to do too much? What is the evidence? How much aerobic exercise is good for us?
What can we do to help us cope with chronic stress, so that it doesn’t lead to health issues? Why does stress matter?
Why do some people live to 100+? Is it down to lifestyle choices, to our genes or to something else?
What is osteoporosis? How many people are affected? What are the symptoms? Who is most vulnerable? Do males and females suffer from the same type of the disease? Can we reduce the risk?
What causes serious lack of sleep? How many people are affected? How can lack of sleep affect our health? What can we do about it?
Do men and women have different reactions to stress, biologically and psychologically? If so, does how does this affect their health and longevity?
Does alcohol affect women’s bodies differently from men’s? What are the health implications?
One in five children aged 10-11 are already obese. Will the government's updated Childhood Obesity Plan start to tackle this major public health challenge?
What is a Heart Attack? What are the symptoms? What are the main risk factors? How can we reduce the risk?
Why might chocolate be good for us? How reliable is the evidence? Does it matter what kind of chocolate we eat? Can we become addicted?
Are you caring for elderly parents or an elderly partner? If so, here are more than fifty organisations that may be able to help.
Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with a range of diseases. So if we increase our Vitamin D levels will that protect us? Who is most at risk of Vitamin D deficiency?
What can we do to combat obesity – and how important are exercise and diet? Preventing Obesity – Our Top Tips are as follows:
Many causes of obesity have been suggested. What does the test of time indicate?
What factors influence the types of food we eat and how much, what are the health implications and how early in life do we develop a taste for certain types of food?
In our article What determines our food choices we identified a range of factors, some of which were encouraging unhealthy eating. So here we suggest ways of achieving a healthier diet.
Age Watch welcomes the House of Lords Select Committee’s call for evidence on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision, as there are clearly important generational differences.
Four widely accepted means of improving our physical health are: Not smoking, Eating healthy, Exercising, Limiting alcohol consumption. Might these also help improve our mental health?
What is organic food? Is it safer or more nutritious than conventionally farmed food? What food safety tips should we be following?
Why does our gut health (i.e. our digestive health) matter? What can we do to improve it? How might this influence our health?
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