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Questions tagged [age]

The aging process in humans, the effects of aging, and whether humans can achieve extended aging.

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How old was Joan Lee upon passing away?

The sad news is coming out this past day that Stan Lee's Wife, Joan Lee, has passed away — may she rest in peace. The news stories are a bit in disarray over one point though: whether she was ...
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Does radiation sensitivity decrease with age? [closed]

Just after 3:23 in this TED Radio Hour segment, featured guest Holly Morris makes the claim that "the older you are, the less detrimental the effects of radiation is." The context is in why ...
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Is the ageing population a major cause of higher healthcare costs?

Healthcare is getting more expensive in most western countries. It is widely assumed that one of the major factors behind this is the ageing of populations (baby boomers produced in the burst of high ...
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Does memory and learning decline with age?

I'm just wondering if memory and learning really declines with age. I look at President Obama for example, and he is 55 and he appears just as sharp as people in their 20s. And then my dad is 74 and ...
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Is it true that “People Over 40 Should Only Work 3 Days A Week”?

EatLiveGlow claims that Recent research by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research found that, whilst working up to 30 hours a week is good for cognitive function in the ...
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Is this Indonesian man, Mbah Gotho, 145 years old, as he claims?

Apparently a person in Indonesia is claiming he is 145 years old. The world’s oldest man has been named as Indonesian Mbah Gotho, who is 145 years old, with documentation that says he was born in ...
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Is this Indian Man, Mûrasi, 179 years old?

This guy claims that he is 179 years old. Is this true? Sources: eface India News Origin World News Daily Report