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More on International Comparisons in Life Expectancy: The Impact of Austerity? (BBC News / ONS / BMJ / NHS Choices)

Summary Increases in life expectancy in the UK may be slowing down; possibly at the fastest rate among the top twenty leading world economies. This slowdown effect was most apparent in women, where the rate of rising life expectancy fell … Continue reading

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Trends in Life Expectancy: International Comparisons (BBC / Lancet)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) have analysed lifespan projections in 35 industrialised countries, partly with a view to informing the debate(s) regarding future challenges for pensions and elderly health and social care. They … Continue reading

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World Alzheimer’s Day and World Alzheimer’s Month 2016 (Alzheimer’s Disease International)

Summary Information is available from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) concerning World Alzheimer’s Month (September); and World Alzheimer’s Day 2016, on September 21st 2016. The theme for this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month campaign is “Remember Me”. World Alzheimer’s Month is a … Continue reading

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Quality of Death Index: UK End-Of-Life Care Second To None? (BBC News / EIU / NHS England / CQC / National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership)

Summary A comparative study of palliative care across 80 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit has declared that end-of-life care in the UK can be ranked the best in the world. The UK was ranked first due to comprehensive national … Continue reading

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A New International Comparative Assessment of NHS Performance (BBC News / Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A recent Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust QualityWatch report, entitled “Focus on: International comparisons of healthcare quality”, explores the ways that the quality of care in the UK has changed between 2000 and 2013, with international comparisons against 14 … Continue reading

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Reversing Certain Aspects of the Ageing Process in Mice (BBC News / NHS Choices / Cell)

Summary Researchers in the USA would appear to have identified a new mechanism of ageing, based on the functional decline in the mitochondria inside muscle cells. The also claim to have discovered how to reverse this specific process. Levels of … Continue reading

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Structure of Neurodegenerative Disease Molecule Mapped (NHS Choices / Nature / Mancunian Matters)

Summary Researchers from the University of Manchester, the University of Leicester and institutions in Portugal, France and Germany have performed early-stage research into the structure of an enzyme (Kynurenine 3-Monooxygenase, or KMO) which has been implicated in the development of … Continue reading

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