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Exploring the impact of an ageing workforce

The population of the UK is getting larger, with a figure of 65.6 million released by the Office for National Statistics in 2016. But it's not just increasing - the population is getting older too, with 18% of the UK being 65+ and 2.4% being 85+
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A balanced approach to the global challenge of dementia

Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging argues for a balanced approach when it comes to their collaboration-based approach to face the challenge of dementia
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New international analysis finds a positive relationship between life expectancy and productivity

A new international report published by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) - the country’s leading think tank focusing on the impact of our rapidly ageing society – finds that as life expectancy rises output increases per hour worked, per worker and per capita
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Smartphone overuse can speed up the ageing process

Millions of Brits risk speeding up the ageing process of their eyes due to excessive time in front of mobile phones, tablets and computer screens, warn health experts at Optical Express
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The role of research in Canada for the future of ageing

Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging explores how Canada’s researchers are meeting the needs of an ageing population, now and in the future
Physical activity

Physical activity and ageing: Recommendations that will translate into greater practice

Isabelle J. Dionne, Professor at Université deSherbrooke provides a compelling analysis of physical activity (PA) and ageing, focussing on how to develop recommendations that will translate into greater practice
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How developmental biology changes our lives

Shyh-Jye Lee (Jeff), Ph. D, President of the Taiwanese Society of Developmental Biology (TSDB) explains the way in which developmental biology impacts upon our lives
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The Accessibility Act: Improving life for people with disabilities

Lambert van Nistelrooij, a Dutch Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament reveals his thoughts on The Accessibility Act, focussing on improving life for people in Europe with disabilities
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‘Universal Basic Opportunity Fund’ could pave way for full basic income

A new Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could anchor workers for the challenges of the 2020s amid widespread economic insecurity, a new paper says
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Promoting research, science and innovation in Europe

The work of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas was previously Secretary of the State to the Prime Minister of Portugal. One of Moedas’s main priorities today is social...
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Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing (PANINI)

Prof. Anna C. Whittaker from University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences looks at the need for ageing research in Europe Current demographic trends indicate that by the year 2020, almost 1 in 5 of the European population will be aged 65 years or over. Although life...

Electronics and photonics: Key enabling technologies

Slovak University of Technology’s Professor Daniel Donoval highlights the scope as well as the influence of electronics and photonics in the modern world

Health Accord: Healthcare for all

Open Access Government highlights how Health Minister, Jane Philpott aims to improve the lives of all Canadians through their new Health Accord Plan
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Italy’s ageing population and the healthcare challenge

Open Access Government examines some of the statistics around Italy's ageing population, related health challenges, and policy action to address the issue Italy is currently the country with the second highest number of older people – behind Germany. In 2013, it was estimated that more than 12 million elderly people...
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Social care system on verge of collapse, say Age UK

Charity Age UK say the social care system is on the brink of disaster, with more than a million older people not receiving the help they need Drawing on new statistics and Age UK analysis, ‘The Health and Care of Older People in England 2017’ highlights the challenges facing older...
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The role of small heat shock proteins in human diseases

Professor Serena Carra and her collaborators are investigating the important role of small heat shock proteins in age-related neurodegenerative diseases Cells are frequently exposed to stress conditions that can damage their proteome, with consequences for their viability. To maintain a healthy proteome and preserve cell function, cells evolved a protein...
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Pilot project succeeds at reducing loneliness in older people

A pilot project run by Age UK testing new approaches to reducing loneliness in older people has found success in tackling the isolation that affects so many WIth recent research showing that nearly 500,000 people over the age of 60 usually spend every day alone and a further half a...
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Career development in public administration

Professor Mark Priestley from the University of Leeds considers the options for professional career development in public administration No one said dealing with an ageing population, managing migration levels and stabilising levels of unemployment would be an easy task. But as someone seeking to make a positive impact on society,...
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Can we sustain an ageing population?

With people living longer, and health systems under strain, AG looks at the worldwide impact of an ageing population…
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Men outliving women in areas of UK

In some areas of the UK men are beginning to outlive females by as much of 13 years. Figures published by Public Health England reveal that due to changes in lifestyles and dropping unhealthy habits men are living longer than women in areas of the UK. Experts believe that men are...

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