August 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray waited for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing and neurodegeneration. As a rule, the gatherings were forgettable affairs – the incremental nature of scientific progress does not lend itself to big surprises. But a lab member scheduled to speak that day had taken on a radical project, and he had new results to share.
It’s a rough life as a young child in India
Despite India’s economic prosperity, nearly two million children under the age of five, die every year in the country, the highest number anywhere in the world, a media report said today.
Getting old isn’t nearly as bad as people think it will be. Nor is it quite as good.
On aspects of everyday life ranging from mental acuity to physical dexterity to sexual activity to financial security, a new Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends survey on aging among a nationally representative sample of 2,969 adults finds a sizable gap between the expectations that young and middle-aged adults have about old age and the actual experiences reported by older Americans themselves.
After tracking 516 men and women ages 70 and over over a six-year period, the results of the Berlin Aging Study will soon be published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science. The study was conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.
Executives surveyed worldwide thought the best way to target millennials was with viral marketing, peer-to-peer recommendations and sponsorship of millennials’ favorite programs, according to a survey conducted in May and June 2008 by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Genesys.
A study done by Yale University states that treating old people like children may cut up to 8 years off their lives.
Chile, long considered to have among the most traditional social mores in South America, is crashing headlong into that reputation with its precocious teenagers. Chile’s youths are living in a period of sexual exploration that, academics and government officials say, is like nothing the country has witnessed before. (Pics)
Millennials would rather buy an iPhone than trust a banker. Smart!
Young adults remain an untapped market for retirement and financial advisers, according to a recent Mintel report.
According to the study, 69% of Generation Y workers who are eligible for a 401(k) retirement plan are not enrolled. Millennials refers to those who are currently ages 14 to 31.
Young Canadians think their parents had it easier
Young people entering the job market today may be better educated, but they’re earning less money than their parents did a generation ago, according to new census data released Thursday by Statistics Canada.
In fact, it’s a trend that began a quarter century ago and doesn’t appear to be slowing down – especially for young men entering the workforce.
Across all age groups, median salaries for full-time workers have changed little in 25 years. Workers today make, on average, a mere $53 more than they did in 1980, when adjusted for inflation, according to the census.
That stagnation mainly afflicted the middle class. The top earners in Canada saw their wages increase 16.4 per cent since 1980, while the bottom rung saw a 20-per-cent decrease.
At 8 or 9 years old, the typical American schoolgirl is perfecting her cursive handwriting style. She’s picking out nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in sentences, memorizing multiplication tables and learning to read a thermometer. She’s a little girl with a lot to learn. And yet, in increasing numbers, when girls this age run across the playground in T-shirts, there is undeniable evidence that their bodies are blossoming. The first visible sign of puberty, breast budding, is arriving ever earlier in American girls.