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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

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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

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My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe.

60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming tal...

  • 28/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Dementia, Brain & Mind, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing

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Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off

Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, an...

  • 26/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind

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How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's

When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer's, most of us respond with denial ("It won't happen to me") or extreme efforts at pre...

  • 25/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind

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Is access to healthcare fair?

Knowledge Exchange Intern for VOICE What is the first thing that comes mind when you think about living a healthier life as an older a...

  • 25/06/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing, Ageing
  • Hulian Zhang

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Alzheimer's is not normal ageing - and we can cure it

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the comin...

  • 24/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind

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WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions

WHO today released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, table...

  • 18/05/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Big Data & Digital Health, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing

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Calls for bowel cancer screening access for over-74s in Wales

A bowel cancer charity is calling for more older people in Wales to be able to access free screening kits. Currently, only people aged ...

  • 15/05/2019
  • Ageing, Cancer, Health & wellbeing, Culture & Society

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Electric bikes can boost older people’s mental performance and their well-being

Getting on your bicycle can give you an enormous sense of freedom and enjoyment. It can increase your independence and knowledge of the...

  • 11/05/2019
  • Mobility & Transport, Health & wellbeing, Innovation for Ageing

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Vacuum cleaner for the brain: doctor’s first-hand account of using groundbreaking stroke treatment

Thrombectomy is a revolutionary stroke treatment where the offending clot is literally sucked out of the patient’s brain. I performed m...

  • 10/05/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing, Brain & Mind

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BJ Miller: What really matters at the end of life

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it's simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliati...

  • 22/04/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing, Ageing

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