elderly population

More Indians falling pray to Alzheimer’s disease (Sep 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With an increasing elderly population falling prey to it, Alzheimer's disease, a kind of dementia, stands as one of the biggest health threats in India, ... Read more...

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China’s ‘empty-nest families’ on rise


July 28th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) In China, the number of people aged above 60 and left to live on their own by their children for studies or employment is witnessing a ... 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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Shanghai’s elderly population to soar


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 3 (IANS) Shanghai's elderly population, aged above 60, will increase to 4.3 million in the next three years, the city administration said.The Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau said Wednesday ... Read more...

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Healthy ageing a global challenge: WHO


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health ... Read more...

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‘This World Health Day, focus on ageing and health’


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With nearly eight percent of southeast Asia's population above the age of 60 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said it will draw global ... 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 faces daunting elderly care challenge


March 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Tens of millions of Chinese families are struggling to take care of their elderly relatives, according to a recent report in Health News, a newspaper affiliated ... 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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Shanghai to face elderly population explosion by 2015


April 19th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 19 (IANS) China's Shanghai city is all set to witness a boom in its elderly population in the next five years as an estimated 4.3 million residents, or ... Read more...

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Japanese elders hit hardest by tsunami


March 20th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Japan's elderly population has been the hardest hit after the catastrophic earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the country March 11, a group dealing with the ... Read more...

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China to make visits to elderly parents compulsory


January 7th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) China plans to introduce a law that will make visits to the elderly parents by their children compulsory. Under the terms of the draft legislation, "elderly people who ... Read more...

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Garlic can reduce risk of arthritis


December 19th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) It may do no favours for your breath, but enjoying a diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks could reduce your risk of developing the most common form ... Read more...

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Garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis


December 17th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis, suggests a new study.The findings, by researchers ... Read more...

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Memory booster pill for the elderly in the offing


October 13th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) A pill that prevents forgetfulness among the elderly is being developed by British doctors.The drug, aimed at treating absent-mindedness rather than brain diseases, has been tested on animals, ... Read more...

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Family planning adversely affecting Shanghai growth


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Sep 23 (IANS) Shanghai, China's commercial capital, has avoided the birth of about seven million children in the past 30 years because of its family-planning policy which has now adversely affected ... 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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Removing kidney of elderly patients with localized kidney cancer does not prolong their lives


May 10th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 10 (ANI): If a new study is to be believed, then removal of an entire kidney doesn't prolong lives of patients aged 75 and above who have confined kidney tumours.In ... Read more...

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Majority of very old people sleep well


May 3rd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nearly two thirds of exceptionally old people have good or very good sleep, working out to around 7.5 hours including naps, says a new study. Surprisingly, the oldest adults ... Read more...

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Poor hand grip linked to poor survival


February 9th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Poor or declining hand grip strength in old people is associated with poor survival and may be used as a tool to assess mortality, says a new study. Low ... Read more...

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Bollywood join hands for a cause for the elderly


November 8th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.8 (ANI): In an unusual initiative to lend their hands for a social cause Bollywood directors and actors, tried their hand at painting here on Sunday.The proceeds collected from auctioning ... Read more...

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Mukul Wasnik asks senior citizens to exert their rights


October 22nd, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik, urged the senior citizens to exert their rights for a due place in the society, as the elderly ... Read more...

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Thyroid surgery safer for patients above 65:Study


October 20th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that thyroid surgery is safe for people aged 65 and above.The study's researchers found only slight differences in rates of complications and hospital ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of world’s blind are women: Study


October 8th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Two-thirds of blind people worldwide are women and girls, and the gender bias has resulted in men and boys having twice the access to eye-care, says an international ... Read more...

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Include dementia in India’s national health programme: Experts


September 22nd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Medical experts have demanded the inclusion of dementia in India's national health programme as the country has the world's second largest elderly population, of which 3 ... Read more...

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Indian clinical research company to set-up unit in Kuala Lumpur


July 27th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The Ahmedabad-based Veeda Clinical Research organization is entering Malaysia's medical sector by setting up its advanced research unit at the Ampang Hospital in Kuala Lumpur by the ... Read more...

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‘Pain relievers don’t prevent Alzheimer’s disease’


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen, do not prevent Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, a new study has shown.In fact, ... Read more...

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Most adults think Brit kids are danger to society


November 17th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that more and more adult population is beginning to think of Brit children as a threat to the society.According to the survey, ... Read more...

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Chemicals that can halt Alzheimer’’s, Parkinson’’s by preventing neuron death identified


November 14th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): American researchers have identified chemical compounds that slow the degeneration of neurons, a condition behind old-age diseases like Alzheimer''s, Parkinson''s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Edward R. Biehl, ... Read more...

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Old, harassed and abused: story of the Bangalore elderly (Oct 1 is World Elders’ Day)


October 1st, 2008 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 1 (IANS) On World Elders Day Wednesday, here are some hard facts about their plight in India's tech hub - over 30 elderly people have been killed violently in the ... Read more...

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Smart shoes that warn you about a fall!


July 31st, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Researchers at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have developed a shoe that predicts if someone is likely to fall.Erez Lieberman and his colleagues have ... Read more...

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Chidambaram announces national programme on ageing


February 29th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) Chidambaram announces national programme on ageing (Lead)New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India's elderly got a special mention in Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's budget speech Friday. He announced the launch of a national ... Read more...

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National programme for ageing


February 29th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India's elderly got special mention in Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's budget speech Friday. He announced the launch of a national programme on ageing and the setting up ... Read more...

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Obese elderly at greater disability risk today than a decade ago


November 14th, 2007 - 8:38 am ICT by admin
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Pratibha Patil asks Kerala to focus on development of sunrise industries(Lead: Patil)


November 14th, 2007 - 8:15 am ICT by admin
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