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The Olds and Very Olds in South Korea

The ageing process is pronounced in South Korea. In six years' time, about one in four people will be among ...

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Hong Kong will be as old as today's Japan in 6 years

Hong Kong is known to be a vibrant city. Yet few may be aware that Hong Kong's population will ...

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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A health care system that serves the patient

So just how private should your health data be? Most of us wouldn't want our brushes with illness shared ...

STORY URL: Live better, together! | PatientsLikeMe
PatientsLikeMe: Share your experiences with treatments. Find patients just like you. Learn from others who know. Join now!

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Quality of life for older people

Population ageing is a success of development and a result of significant improvements in public health, education, nutrition and economic ...

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Health at any cost?

As Gilead Sciences unveils a $1,000/day twelve-week treatment for Hepatitis C, that's 84 grand for anybody who's struggling ...

STORY URL: At $84,000 Gilead Hepatitis C Drug Sets Off Payer Revolt
As Gilead Sciences Inc. touted its $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C cure to investors in a hotel ballroom in San Francisco, a group of about 20 protesters milled outside. “Gilead=Greed,” one sign read.

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Primary Health Care in Rural India and Crowd funding...

The recently concluded Delhi state elections offered a lesson in online crowd funding. Maybe now we can consider crowd funding ...

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On yoga and preventative healthcare

If you're on the search for some inspiration to help you jump start your new year's resolutions, maybe this video ...

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How information technology can improve quality of life

Bern Shen, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer at HealthCrowd, an information technology company he co-founded. He took the time ...

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The story of a boy and his $10 3D printed prosthetic hand...

Click the link below for the truly inspiring story of a dad who found a way to get his son ...

STORY URL: Dad Makes Son 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand..
There are a multitude of ways a father can make his son happy but this one is a little special. Twelve-year-old Leon McCarthy was born without fingers on his left hand - so his Dad, Paul, made him...

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What if we never run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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The 'Good Bad HDL'

We know HDL as a 'Good Guy', but like many of us who are good for some and not so ...

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Outliving our ancestors....

I was personally delighted to see Funding Longer Lives as one of the key themes for our upcoming Open Minds ...

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It may not be too bad to ignore...

There's never been a time than now to quickly unlearn what you know about your risks, and adapt. In my ...

STORY URL: http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5446.pdf%2Bhtml

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