With aging comes handing over the car keys and mapping out transportation alternatives. But seniors and researchers alike acknowledge that it’s not an easy transition. Older adults who give up driving are nearly twice as likely to suffer depression as those who stay behind…

Despite the UN goal to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger globally, Africa’s senior citizens are often falling deeper into destitution.

In some parts of western Nepal, women and girls are banished to cage-like sheds during their periods. The sheds are illegal in Nepal, but some remote villages here continue the practice, which has roots in ancient Hindu scriptures. A Hindu god is said to have created…

The UN estimates that Africa's population will double to 2.5 billion by 2050, and 4 experts tell the BBC how the boom will affect the continent. High fertility, says John Wilmoth, director of the UN population division, has led to about 3/5ths of the population being under…

The Clinton Foundation is taking on gender inequity with its No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. The Foundation is convening global partners to build a data-driven evaluation of the progress girls and women have made and the challenges that remain to help chart…

The global population is aging, and this year’s Global AgeWatch Index, reveals a growing inequality between top- and bottom-ranked countries. It also points to the need for more data, as the index was forced to exclude 98 countries for lack of data. Afghanistan comes at…

“Across Latin America, poor neighborhoods crammed with shacks built using bricks, scrap metal and wood, and often perched precariously on hillsides, are a common feature of the urban landscape,” writes Anastasia Moloney, describing the living conditions for some 113 million…

One of the latest Coursera MOOC courses is "Confronting Gender-based Violence: Global Lessons with Case Studies from India." The course, a project of Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education in collaboration with academic partners and global health agencies…

Ah, the irony. James Hamblin, a senior editor for The Atlantic who has been dubbed the young doctor (he’s an MD), decides to don a special exoskeleton suit that simulates the effects of aging—think cataracts, aphasia and arthritis—designed by the inventor Bran Ferren.

By Myra Betron Culture is often used as an excuse to ignore gender inequalities, including its most extreme manifestation: violence against women, which has severe public health impacts. Too often, being ‘culturally appropriate’ is confused with not intervening in…