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All posts in Health & wellbeing


What is sleep and why do we need it?

What is sleep? “Amazing breakthrough! Scientists have now discovered a new treatment that could reduce your risks of many disea...

  • 28/09/2022
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing
  • Gewei Zhu


NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry

Join the national effort and sign up for the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry Be part of the fightback against the virus by volu...

  • 26/01/2021
  • Health & wellbeing, Health & Social Care Research, Infectious diseases


Member Blog: A Scarf a Week keeps coronavirus away

After a minor stroke in early March, I had the idea in the middle of the night I would write a blog about my large collection of silk s...

  • 10/12/2020
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing


Usability testing of coronavirus antibody kits: From a Zoom call with the public to a study of 14,400 people

When Imperial College was approached to run a programme of antibody testing that could estimate how many people in England had already ...

  • 28/08/2020
  • Health & wellbeing, Health & Social Care Research, Ageing, Big Data & Digital Health, Blood & Immune System, Infectious diseases
  • Philippa Pristera


BelleVie Care

BelleVie Care is a home care services company primarily based in Oxfordshire who are looking to improve the user experience of their cu...

  • 26/08/2020
  • Innovation for Ageing, Health & wellbeing, Housing


onHand in the North East

We have been working with an innovative Tech for Good company to pilot their service in the North East of England. They match vetted vo...

  • 05/08/2020
  • Innovation for Ageing, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing, Mobility & Transport
  • Meera Vijayaraghavan


Newcastle UNI-Health Programme - A brief summary of the week

This last week we finally enjoyed the second edition of UNI-Health program held in Newcastle University! The topic of this very special...

  • 07/10/2019
  • Housing, Mobility & Transport, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


UNIHealth: A Personal Perspective - Barbara Douglas

Barbara Douglas of Elders Council of Newcastle participated in two visits to the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid as part of the UNI H...

  • 24/09/2019
  • Housing, Mobility & Transport, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


Countdown to the UNI Health Newcastle Programme begins!

We’re now just a few days away from the start of Newcastle UNI Health programme week on 30 September. “UNIversity exchange programme cr...

  • 19/09/2019
  • Health & wellbeing, Culture & Society, Mobility & Transport, Housing


Creative arts therapies can help people with dementia socialise and express their grief

People with dementia can flourish and show creativity in ways they, their caregivers and loved ones never thought possible. Under the g...

  • 26/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society, Dementia, Brain & Mind, Health & wellbeing


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


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