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Asia Pacific underprepared for demographic shifts

We all face some big challenges in our lives. But how we respond to them, and the choices we make ...

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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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How does a life at 100+ feel like?

Earlier in the month, I participated in a dialogue session at the Open Mind forum at the Munich 150 Years ...

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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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Music as therapy

As a student occupational therapist , I am learning the impact occupation can have on health. I think this video is ...

STORY URL: Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era
Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

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Exporting the elderly

I've just read the attached BBC article about a Swiss woman, Sybille, who opted to send her Alzheimer's-stricken mother to ...

STORY URL: Exporting Gran to care homes abroad
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25438325

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Medical advancement can mean living longer with disability

Nowadays, many people are living longer with better health. But did you know that medical advances can also lead to ...

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Happy(?) World Fisheries Day

Today is World Fisheries Day. Not sure it's a day to celebrate but it's certainly a good opportunity to reflect ...

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Enabling innovative solutions to address demographic ageing

The augmentation of human life expectancy, combined with an increasingly ageing population in our societies, has become one of the ...

STORY URL: Impact Hub Fellowship For Longer Lives

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Launch of agricultural subsidy program in Machakos, Kenya

Speech by H.E. Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, EBS during the launch of the agricultural subsidy program in Machakos County ...

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Vivre plus longtemps - enjeux financiers, enjeux de société

Un panel organisé lors de la célébration des 150 ans de Swiss Re à Paris s’est concentré sur une ...

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Vive les vieux - Living longer lives: A risk or opportunity?

Swiss Re's 150 Years Anniversary in Paris brought together more than 500 guests at l'Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild ...

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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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Is it really worth living longer?

According to a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, 38.2% of Europeans or 165 million people suffered from a ...

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