Tag Archives: Centenarians

A Natural Limit to Human Life Expectancy? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Despite recent historical trends in the seemingly endless increase in human life expectancy, researchers analysing global demographic data believe they may have detected signs that the maximum lifespan may be limited to around 115 years “Our results strongly suggest … Continue reading

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Patients Aged Over of 75 Caused Over Half of Physical Assaults on NHS Staff? (BBC News / BBC Radio 5 Live / NHS Protect)

Summary Statistics from NHS Protect on physical assaults against NHS employees indicate that patients aged 75 and over accounted for 57% of violent incidents on wards, between 2010 and 2015 in England. It is estimated that 4% of the assaults … Continue reading

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UK’s Oldest Woman Dies (BBC News)

Summary The UK’s oldest woman and former concert pianist, Gladys Hooper, aged 113, passed away at Highfield Nursing Home in Ryde (the Isle of Wight) today. It is understood that the new oldest person in Britain is now Bessie Camm, … Continue reading

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Updated Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Official statistics show that there were 840 people aged 90 and over per 100,000 in England and Wales in 2013; which is was slightly higher than in Scotland (707 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (620 per 100,000). There has … Continue reading

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Possible Implications of Growing Centenarian Population (BBC News / PLOS Medicine)

Summary Research by King’s College London, based on the analysis of 36,000 death certificates, has found that centenarians tend to have evaded the common diseases of old age, such as cancer and heart disease. Instead they are more likely to … Continue reading

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Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary The number of people aged over 100 in the UK increased by 73% during the decade to 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 13,350 centenarians living in Britain in 2012, compared with 7,740 people … Continue reading

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Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary The number of centenarians in England and Wales has increased five-fold over the past 30 years. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures indicate there were 12,320 people aged over 100 in England and Wales in 2012; while there … Continue reading

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