ageing population

Russia may let top officials serve till 70


September 5th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament a bill allowing top officials to stay in office until they are 70 years old."In order to ... Read more...

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Overseas companies target China’s ageing population


May 20th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China, which has one of the world's largest elderly population, has attracted more and more overseas companies in selling products and services for the aged, China ... Read more...

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WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases


April 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence ... Read more...

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Elders suffering in Beijing nursing home crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) With Beijing's ageing population compelled to wait for years together for a bed in welfare houses, the capital city is presently confronted with a nursing home ... Read more...

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‘China’s ageing population to impact economic growth’


March 17th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) China's ageing population and the deteriorating natural environment will constrain economic growth, a senior official said Saturday.China's "demographic dividend" has decreased as the population is ageing ... Read more...

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Britain has over 12,000 centenarians


September 30th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Britain now has a total of 12,640 people over 100 years of age, official statistics show.There were just 2,500 centenarians in 1980, the Daily Express reports.The ... Read more...

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China’s elderly population reaches 178 mn


August 17th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) The number of China's elderly population reached 178 million last year.China is the world's most populous country with a population of 1.34 billion.Peoples Daily said the ... Read more...

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China’s economy threatened by country’s ageing population


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): China's ageing population is likely to contribute to slower economic growth and higher inflation, according to analysts.The emergence of negative growth in the total working-age population, which some ... Read more...

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Video games benefit older women socially


April 5th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Video games tend to be associated with laziness, isolation and pre-teens and are rarely known to improve lifestyles, communication and mobility for people over 50 years ... Read more...

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Oz Army Chief’s vision is to recruit more women, popularize force through Facebook


January 21st, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 21(ANI): Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie has said that attracting more women recruits and lifting the army's profile through social networking sites like Facebook are part of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain will have 90,000 centenarians by 2034


October 1st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Britain will have nearly 90,000 people over the age of 100 in the next 24 years, authorities have said.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a report ... Read more...

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China sticks to one-child norm


September 27th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 27 (IANS) China will stick to its one-child norm in the coming decades to maintain a low fertility rate, a top population official has said, despite concerns about the policy's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Strokes to be second major cause of death: Experts


September 15th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Strokes are well on their way to becoming the second leading cause of death in India, say experts. "The young as well as the ageing population are vulnerable ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Japanese prime minister retains power


September 14th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 14 (DPA) Prime Minister Naoto Kan was re-elected Tuesday as president of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), preventing a third change of premier in a year. His election by ... Read more...

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Firm handshake, brisk walking strong indicators of long life


September 10th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): A firm handshake, often seen as a sign of confidence, could also signal that you will have a long life, say scientists.A decades-long study of more than 50,000 ... Read more...

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New models could offer treatments for fractures that won’t heal


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): By using new models, reinforced by in vivo experimentation, researchers have shown why 5-10 percent of bone fractures don't heal properly, and how these cases may be treated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mom, dad and kids - no longer a typical Kiwi family


July 20th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 20 (ANI): Mom, dad and kids - this is no longer a conventional household in New Zealand - as they are increasingly replaced by childless or empty nest couples.Couples without ... Read more...

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UK best place in the world to die: Index


July 15th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15(ANI): The UK has been ranked at the top of the "Quality of Death" index for its provision of end-of-life care.The index, drawn up by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), ... Read more...

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Jane Fonda returns to French cinema


July 9th, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Veteran actress Jane Fonda is returning to French film industry after 38 years. Fonda, who was last seen in a film called "Jean-Luc Godard's Tout va bien" ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen painkillers cut risk of dying among elderly


July 8th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen could cut death risk among elderly, revealed a new study.The research found that the group of medicines, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ... Read more...

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Rapid increase in ‘lonely’ singles as nuclear families fade away


June 9th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): The number of lonely singles has shot up with 1.7 million more Aussies living by themselves in another two decades, says the Australian Bureau of Statistics.The next ... Read more...

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100-year-old employees may soon be part of the workforce, says expert


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 3 (ANI): With more employees delaying their retirement, the coming decades might see a workforce consisting of tech savvy 100-year-olds, says a leading ageing expert.John Beard, director of the ... Read more...

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Baby boomers ageing to be self-reliant


April 27th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Baby boomers are retiring healthy, financially secure and with a desire to travel, according to a new demographic study. "They've been independent their entire lives. They won't stop ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Aussies Down Under to be outnumbered by migrants within 15 years: Survey


April 18th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 18(ANI): A new survey has indicated that an Australian-born family in the country will be outnumbered by migrants from Europe and Asia, and become a minority group by 2025.Figures from ... Read more...

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High alcohol consumption and obesity levels spoil Labour’s NHS record


April 11th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): High levels of alcohol consumption and obesity have marred Labour's NHS record since Tony Blair came to power in 1997, according to a new report.According to the report ... Read more...

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Six out of ten Australians don’t want more people, says poll


March 1st, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 1 (ANI): More than 60 percent of Australians participating in a poll have said that the federal government should not go ahead with plans to increase the country's population from ... Read more...

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Singapore premier urges couples to have more babies


February 13th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 13 (DPA) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Saturday called on couples to have more children as the city-state's birth rate slipped to its lowest level in 2009. "Despite all our ... Read more...

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Coming soon: ‘live to 100′ pill that could eliminate diabetes, Alzheimer’s


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A pill that allows people to live beyond 100 and eliminates Alzheimer's, diabetes and heart disease is being developed by scientists.In a New York study, boffins have found ... Read more...

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Botox might turn out to be the next bioweapon of mass destruction


January 27th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that terrorists may use botox, which is used for wrinkle treatment, as a bioweapon of mass destruction.Botox is the toxin that causes the deadly food poisoning ... Read more...

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Grape juice ‘reduces memory loss’


December 9th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Grape juice can decrease or even reverse memory loss, concludes a new study.To reach the conclusion, researchers from the University of Cincinnati's psychiatry department analyzed 12 people with ... Read more...

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Recession causing growth of ’sandwich generation’ in Britain


December 8th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Britain's worst-ever recession is leading to a growth in the 'sandwich generation' of middle-aged women who are forced to care for their children and parents, a leading thinktank ... Read more...

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Wipro unveils new application for remote healthcare


November 21st, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 21 (IANS) Wipro Technologies has developed a medical gateway solution for remote healthcare management on real-time basis through mobile, broadband and dial-up networks, the IT bellwether said Saturday. Powered by Intel's ... Read more...

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Aerobic exercise reduces heart disease risk among elderly


October 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 26 (IANS) Three months of physical activity can improve elasticity in the arteries of older adults with Type 2 diabetes, cutting down the risk of heart disease and stroke, say ... Read more...

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Azad asks rich nations to help more in health sector


October 18th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday urged the developed countries to invest more in areas of population control and family planning in the developing countries despite global ... Read more...

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Youngsters ‘more willing to donate blood’


October 14th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): The younger generation is more willing to donate blood, a new Canadian survey has found.The study, which was published at BioMed Central's open access International Journal of Health ... Read more...

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