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An increase in the elderly population could mean a rise in the home healthcare market

An increase in the elderly population could mean a rise in the home healthcare...

According to the UN data of World Population Prospects, the number of people over 65 is steadily increasing, but did you know that as...
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Osteoporosis, fragility fractures and the urgent need for prioritisation of care

Osteoporosis is the world’s most common bone disease; affecting approximately 200 million people globally,1 it results in more than 8.9 million fragility fractures each...
Smart, wearable insulin patch could revolutionise diabetes treatment

Smart, wearable insulin patch could revolutionise diabetes treatment

A wearable, smart insulin patch has been developed that could help to revolutionise diabetes treatment. Researchers have developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that could one...
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Keeping the mind healthy with variety and consistency

Research from the University of South Florida (USF) reveals that the key to maintaining cognitive function is to engage in diverse activities regularly. The study...
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Elective egg freezing may be the answer for later life pregnancy

An article published by the CMAJ reveals how egg freezing can increase the chance of pregnancy at a later age in life. The article published...
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A Mediterranean diet can help to promote healthy ageing in older people

Research published in the BMJ journal: Gut suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet can curb the advance of frailty and cognitive decline The five-country study...
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Healthy ageing: eliminating zombie cells in the heart 

King’s College London has received funding from Heart Research UK to research ways of eliminating zombie cells that impact the heart The £125,000 grant from...
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Northumbria University chosen to be a part of €2.7 million RISE-WELL project

The RISE-WELL project will help train the next generation of researchers that will aim to improve the quality of life for the ageing population As...
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The science of senolytics: breakthroughs in the future of ageing

Is there a cure for ageing? So far, the quest for immortality has been an unsuccessful one with no evidence or promising discoveries. Until...
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Finland creates digital tools to help seniors stay at home

The Helsinki Service Centre, Palvelukeskus, is creating tech-enabled tools for senior citizens to manage their wellbeing and tackle problems of loneliness Across Europe, the population...
Weekly physical and cognitive exercise can improve Parkinson’s symptoms

Weekly physical and cognitive exercise can improve Parkinson’s symptoms

Parkinson’s patients’ motor and non-motor symptoms were improved with a weekly exercise regimen that included physical and cognitive tasks, according to new research. The research...
Rapid exercise is key to recovering muscle strength after inactivity

Rapid exercise is key to recovering muscle strength after inactivity

Several years of hospitalisation, one example of muscle inactivity, causes a disproportionate decline in the muscle strength known to affect balance. This increases the risk...
EIT Health, TeiaCare and €1.1m in funding for pioneering digital monitoring technology

EIT Health, TeiaCare and €1.1m in funding for pioneering digital monitoring technology

With the help of EIT Health Investor Network, TeiaCare raises €1.1m in funding for pioneering digital monitoring technology. Italian start-up TeiaCare announced today that they...
Urban green spaces: exposure to greenery can prevent premature deaths

Urban green spaces: exposure to greenery can prevent premature deaths

The largest ever study to look at urban green spaces has outlined how green areas can impact mortality. According to a systematic review and meta-analysis...
Housing associations could revolutionise delivery of health and social care

Housing associations could revolutionise delivery of health and social care

A new report highlights how housing associations could help to revolutionise the way health and social care is delivered in the UK. The report published...
New study looks at the links between fitness and dementia

New study looks at the links between fitness and dementia

Those looking to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia in later life should think about their fitness regime. Are there links between fitness and dementia?...
How physical activity may actually be bad for your heart

How physical activity may actually be bad for your heart

Could psychical activity sometimes be bad for your heart? A new study has shown how, in some cases, physical activity can have a negative impact...
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The UK government are funding elderly care robots

A new research programme, launched by the British government, will aim to make autonomous systems safe and trustworthy for public use. The £33.9m (~€39.3m) research...
Care home residents to get high-tech support for nutritional health

Care home residents to get high-tech support for nutritional health

Elderly residents at more than 100 care homes in Scotland are set to benefit from a high-tech nutritional health support. Developed by NHS Tayside in...
Survey shows menopausal women being prescribed 'inappropriate' antidepressants

Survey shows menopausal women being prescribed ‘inappropriate’ antidepressants

Nearly 40% of menopausal women are being prescribed antidepressants to help manage their symptoms, despite four out of five describing the treatment as ‘inappropriate.’ According...

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