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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


Is 75 the new 65? Wealthy countries need to rethink what it means to be old

In 1950, men and women at age 65 could expect to live about 11 years more on average. Today, that number has gone up to 17, and the Un...

  • 06/05/2019
  • Culture & Society, Ageing, Finance, Work


University to invest cancer drug IP earning into research and teaching

Newcastle University has announced the sale of part of its holdings in an ovarian cancer drug which came out of research initiated and ...

  • 28/04/2019
  • Cancer, Finance, Women's Health, Health & Social Care Research


An ageing workforce isn't a burden. It's an opportunity

Our world is changing constantly and at an increasingly rapid pace. We’re at a unique time in our history when increased longevity is c...

  • 26/04/2019
  • Culture & Society, Finance, Work, Ageing


Paul Tasner: How I became an entrepreneur at 66

It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner -- after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he f...

  • 24/04/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Culture & Society, Finance, Work


Links with community and business to build a strong chain

The North East Cluster for Healthy Ageing and Independent Living (NE-CHAIN) has won early-stage funding from UK Research and Innovation...

  • 23/04/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Culture & Society, Work, Finance


Countries are spending more on health, but people are still paying too much out of their own pockets

Spending on health is growing faster than the rest of the global economy, accounting for 10% of global gross domestic product (GDP). A ...

  • 28/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Finance, Health & wellbeing


Explainer: what is a home care package and who is eligible?

During the first round of hearings in the aged care royal commission, we heard many Australians would prefer to receive help at home th...

  • 24/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Carers, Ageing, Finance


Why the meat industry could win big from the switch to veggie lifestyles

One of the largest meat processors in the UK, supplying supermarkets across the country with beef, pork, and lamb, has launched a plant...

  • 20/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Finance


When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

A “granny flat agreement” is an informal arrangement between a parent and their adult child or children. The parent (often elderly) con...

  • 10/03/2019
  • Housing, Finance, Culture & Society, Ageing


Help improve government services for people in retirement

A morning of research hosted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in the centre of Newcastle.  They will be running various s...

  • 07/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Finance, Health & wellbeing, Ageing