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All posts in Culture & Society


Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age

Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers...

  • 23/08/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


Longer lifespans are changing the shape of the world’s population pyramid

The world is in the midst of a notable period of demographic transition. Back in the 1960s, global population growth peaked at a 2.1% a...

  • 21/08/2019
  • Culture & Society


Corporations are funding health and nutrition research – here’s why you should be worried

For the health-conscious consumer, it’s hard to keep up with the dizzying array of products on offer. Consumers want unbiased informati...

  • 20/08/2019
  • Culture & Society, Finance, Work


How Japan can take the lead with an ageing workforce

Japan, like many countries around the world, faces the transformative effects of Globalization 4.0, as Fourth Industrial Revolution tec...

  • 19/08/2019
  • Work, Culture & Society, Finance


Jane Fonda: Life's third act

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy -- and these years aren't just a footnote. Jane Fonda ...

  • 16/08/2019
  • Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


Empathy in healthcare is finally making a comeback

A doctor friend – let’s call her Anne – was teaching three smart medical students who were told to diagnose a woman complaining of nons...

  • 13/08/2019
  • Culture & Society, Health & Social Care Research, Brain & Mind


Susan Pinker: The secret to living longer may be your social life

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why...

  • 09/08/2019
  • Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


UK law on medicinal cannabis changed six months ago – what have we learned?

On November 1, 2018, the UK changed the law on medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis products were moved from schedule 1, meaning they...

  • 05/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


Antibiotics: why asking doctors to prescribe fewer is futile

An 85-year-old woman with dementia is admitted to hospital with worsening confusion, new urinary incontinence and constipation. These s...

  • 02/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society


What baby boomers can learn from millennials at work – and vice versa

For the first time ever, we have five generations in the workplace at the same time, says entrepreneur Chip Conley. What would happen i...

  • 01/08/2019
  • Culture & Society, Work


What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatr...

  • 30/07/2019
  • Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


Thousands of Londoners hospitalised in three years due to harmful air pollution

We have recently released a new opportunity on VOICE where researchers from Imperial College London are inviting VOICE members to vote ...

  • 18/07/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society, Lungs & Airways