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Housing Secretary unveils green housing revolution

A new green standard for new build homes will bring an environmental revolution to home building.   A new green standard for new buil...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Type 2 diabetes: losing even a small amount of weight may lower heart disease risk

People with type 2 diabetes are often encouraged to lose weight. And recent studies have shown that losing a lot of weight can reverse ...

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Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim ...

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Anger linked to illness in old age

Not all negative emotions are necessarily bad. In fact, they can direct your behaviour in useful ways. If you’re stuck in traffic and r...

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The grandmother effect suggests that proximity is a factor in family size

The human species is one of the very few, along with orcas and pilot whales, where females cease to be fertile after approximately 45 y...

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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...

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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...

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Why cheese may help control your blood sugar

Mmmm, cheese – a food as nutritious as it is delicious. Or is it? On the one hand, cheese is an excellent source of minerals like calc...

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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% ...

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