Health

A mobile app to discover green routes and promote healthy aging

The aim of the citizen science project Every Walk You Take, promoted by a team from the University of Barcelona, is to promote active and healthy aging of citizens through a new mobile application that shows walking routes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Model simulates risk of infection with West Nile virus in Germany

Biogeography researchers at the University of Bayreuth have developed the first model that simulates the spatial and temporal risk of West Nile virus infection in resident birds, migratory birds and humans in Germany. In ...

Old age

Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include seniors (American usage), Senior Citizens (British and American usage), or the elderly. As occurs with almost any definable group of humanity, some people will hold a prejudice against others — in this case, against old people. This is one form of ageism.

Old people have limited regenerative abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and sickness than other adults. For the biology of ageing, see senescence. The medical study of the aging process is gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is geriatrics.

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