Tag Archives: Longevity

Integrated Commissioning: Examining the Options (King’s Fund)

Summary The independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England chaired by Kate Barker (also known as the Barker Commission) stated that moving to a single budget with a single commissioner is a necessary, but not … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen for Longevity? (NHS Choices / PLOS Genetics)

Summary The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal covers recent research involving yeast, microscopic worms and fruit flies, which has been misinterpreted in the press as implying that taking ibuprofen regularly might extend human lifespan (by inhibiting tryptophan … 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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Google’s “Moonshot Project” on Tackling Ageing (Financial Times / Reuters / BBC News / ICO / Health and Technology / HTN)

Summary Arthur Levinson, formerly of Genentech, has left Roche to avoid any potential conflict of interest in his role as chief executive of Google’s Calico start-up company. Calico recently agreed a $1.5bn alliance with AbbVie, a rival of Roche, to develop treatments for … Continue reading

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Mapping UK Demographic Changes (ILC-UK)

Summary The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) has released a second summary “factpack” of statistics about a number of topics relating to the UK’s elderly. Projections indicate that future generations of pensioners face a poorer financial future unless the long-term challenges … Continue reading

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Lower Mortality Rates Among Purposeful People? (BBC News / Psychological Science / NHS Choices)

Summary A study of 7,000 Americans indicates that having a sense of purpose, regardless of the nature that purpose, may contribute to healthy ageing and postpone death. Purposeful people appear to look after their health better, have greater physical and … Continue reading

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Wellbeing and Health Policy (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has produced presentation slides and a set of short documents reviewing the evidence about: (i) the value and importance of wellbeing for health (mental and physical) throughout an individual’s life-course, and (ii) exploring the implications for … Continue reading

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Ageing, Longevity and Demographic Changes Statistical Factpack (International Longevity Centre-UK)

Summary The International Longevity Centre (ILC) has produced a summary “factpack” of statistics on a range of topics pertaining to the UK’s elderly. “The 12-page booklet provides statistics on a range of topics from life expectancy to housing supply, from … Continue reading

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Over-90s Avoiding Mental Decline While Living to Older Age? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Danish research suggests that 90-year-olds are surviving into very old age while retaining better mental performance and overall functioning. Danish people born in 1915 had better survival and scored significantly better on both the cognitive tests and the activities of daily … Continue reading

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