Older people in numbers

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity


Loneliness is deadlier than obesity and should be considered a major public health hazard. Researchers in the US looked at 218 studies into the health effects of social isolation and loneliness involving nearly four ...

More over-60s kill themselves in the Netherlands


Last year 1,894 people committed suicide in the Netherlands, a slight rise of 23 on the previous year, the national statistics office CBS said. Given the growth in the size of the population, the ...

Strange discount for grandpa if he gives up driving


Older drivers who give up their license will get a funeral discount in return. This is the latest Japanese invention in experimental phase in the Aichi district, where the number of car accidents in ...