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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...

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Researcher urges food industry to reduce salt in food

The food industry must do more to lower the amount of salt in their products in order to tackle high blood pressure, says an Imperial e...

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Common chest infection puts babies at risk of hospitalisation in preschool years

Infants who are admitted to hospital with the common infection bronchiolitis are at increased risk of further emergency hospital visits...

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Younger adults with inflammatory disease at greater risk of anxiety and depression – new study

The often painful and stigmatising nature of chronic inflammatory disorders, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, can take a tol...

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Weight loss puts Type 2 diabetes into remission for at least two years

More than a third of people with Type 2 diabetes who took part in a weight management programme delivered by the NHS through GP surgeri...

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Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomeno...

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National policy experts call for bold action for healthy ageing in the Region

National policy experts on healthy ageing have called for bold action to promote healthy ageing and to invest in a future where all old...

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Her burden to bear – women, aging, and depression

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You are speaking to someone, who says “this is just the way it is”, or “I didn’t have a choice”, or pe...

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AI system learns to predict survival rates from the movement of your heart

Cardiac imaging forms an important part of the initial assessment of patients suspected of having heart failure. Currently, doctors eva...

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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...

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Making Conversations Count Newcastle University is improving communication between people with dementia and their loved ones

An estimated 50 million people around the world are living with dementia. Caused by a breakdown of the connections in the brain, dement...

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Newcastle University's findings could benefit millions of people across the globe

The World Health Organization estimates that, in just over a decade, diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death worldwide. As ...

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Our artificial cornea breakthrough could lead to self-assembling organs

For every person in the world who receives a cornea transplant, there are 69 others who still need one. That leaves about 12.5m people ...

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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...

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If assisted dying is legalised, who gets to decide whose life is worth living?

Since the British parliament rejected a bill that would have legalised assisted dying back in 2015, campaigners have continued to push ...

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As pharmaceutical use continues to rise, side effects are becoming a costly health issue

The use of pharmaceuticals is on the rise and, globally, the expenses for drugs are projected to reach US$1.5 trillion by 2021. The ag...

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Assessing Liver Disease Newcastle University's research into non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) will save lives

Experts at Newcastle University are leading an international research project to tackle non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD), which is e...

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PMQs: May 'expects BBC to continue free TV licences' for over-75s

Theresa May said taxpayers want the BBC to use "its substantial licence fee income in an appropriate way", when asked about the future ...

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Could smart tattoos soon monitor your health?

What do you get when you cross an engineer, a tattooist, and a dash of creativity? Smart tattoos, of course! It was exciting to s...

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Cancer: new DNA sequencing technique analyses tumors cell by cell to fight disease

A new DNA sequencing technique lets scientists track genetic errors in individual cancer cells. For the first time, they can reconstruc...

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Most black South Africans don’t save for retirement. How to change this

Saving for retirement simply isn’t seen as a priority by many South Africans. This is borne out by data in the Old Mutual Savings and I...

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Five new women-led startups building a better future

From pioneering diagnostic tools to next-generation construction materials, Imperial’s female students are at the helm of ground-breaki...

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Teaching archaeology in care homes, I learned how older people are often the best students

As health care improves and more people live healthier and longer lives, the elderly population of Earth will balloon. There were 66m p...

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A pill for loneliness? If only it were that simple

Loneliness affects people of all ages, young as much as old. It’s now seen as so serious it’s classified as a public health problem. It...

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Health Check: do we really need to take 10,000 steps a day?

Regular walking produces many health benefits, including reducing our risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression. Best of a...

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Why the #10yearchallenge is more than a simple social media meme

An early 2019 meme called #10yearchallenge, that involved someone sharing an image from 2008 or 2009 next to one from 2018 or 2019, gai...

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A vision for older people’s health

An ambitious vision to re-develop the former General Hospital site in the West End of Newcastle is being proposed by Newcastle Universi...

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Vegan or Mediterranean diet – which is better for heart health?

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for more than 30% of the total number of deaths worldwide, and every year more people are being d...

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I had whooping cough as a GP trainee – the experience informed my academic work and clinical practice

During my first year of training to be a GP, I developed a dry cough. I coughed in fits and at the end of a fit, I felt sick. It interr...

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Cancer growth in the body could originate from a single cell – target it to revolutionise treatment

Cancer remains a frightening and largely incurable disease. The toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation make the cure often se...

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Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to better mental well-being – new study

It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but our latest research suggests that it mi...

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Tackling the obesity crisis by shrinking fish and chips

A smaller portion of fish and chips has been embraced by takeaway owners and customers, research has found and may well be healthier fo...

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End of life care: how to save hospices from collapse? Less medicine and some lessons from India

For the first time ever, one of Britain’s 200 independent hospices has closed its doors. St Clare’s in Jarrow near Newcastle had been s...

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Killing zombies could stop age damaging our hearts

Scientists at Newcastle University believe it may be possible to reverse the damage in the heart caused by ageing. "This data provides...

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Physical restraint doesn’t protect patients – there are better alternatives

It’s an uncomfortable image to consider: an elderly person – perhaps somebody you know – physically restrained. Maybe an aged care resi...

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New sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time

Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women’s reproductive health problems in re...

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Rethinking Health, Wellness & Aging in America Today

This fun, informative and engaging talk presents a crash-course in health living via a Blue Zone lifestyle. Listeners are challenge...

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Driving with dementia - new guidance for doctors

New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care profes...

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We all want increased choice in elder care – but neoliberal health policies make this difficult

We can all agree that older people should have the choice to stay at home, and be cared for there, if that is what they wish to do. But...

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Alzheimer’s is linked to gum disease – but bad oral health is not the only culprit

For most people, teeth cleaning may just be a normal part of your daily routine. But what if the way you clean your teeth today, might ...

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Artificial intelligence can predict survival of ovarian cancer patients

Researchers have created new machine learning software that can forecast the survival rates and response to treatments of patients with...

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Northern millennials less likely to live into their 50s than their southern English counterparts

There is a stark disparity in wealth and health between people in the north and south of England, commonly referred to as England’s “no...

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Transatlantic exchange to grow ageing market

A transatlantic exchange is building on the North East’s expertise in ageing, nutrition, digital science and tech. The dynamic founder...

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Why some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail

Japan is in the grip of an elderly crime wave - the proportion of crimes committed by people over the age of 65 has been steadily incre...

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How to mend broken hearts

Dr Richard Jabbour’s mission is to fix broken hearts. But he doesn’t dispense relationship advice or provide a shoulder to cry on – ...

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So you went vegan in January – now what?

Many people will have had their fill of cheese, chocolate and meat over Christmas and have felt much more energised after going vegan i...

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If assisted dying is legalised, who gets to decide whose life is worth living?

Since the British parliament rejected a bill that would have legalised assisted dying back in 2015, campaigners have continued to push ...

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Aging faster in space to age better on earth

A new investigation heading to the International Space Station will provide space-flown samples to scientists from academia, industry a...

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Active Voices

Are you thinking of going part-time? Or retiring? Or just wanting to do something different with your time, skills and talents? Would y...

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Study shows vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to the over 70s

There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk o...

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Skype hospital appointments are coming – but don’t hold your breath

The NHS published in January its long-term plan in which it promised to redesign services so that, by 2024, up to a third of hospital o...

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Designing for low dexterity – design workshop invitation

The UK population is changing. One in three children born in the UK today can expect to live to 100. From now until 2037 the number of ...

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Accelerator to support new businesses in ageing launched

A new accelerator programme aimed at businesses with the potential to develop solutions to the challenges faced by an ageing population...

  • 19/12/2018
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Showcasing the region’s strengths in Boston

A US trade mission built around the North East’s expertise in ageing, nutrition, digital, science and tech heads to Boston to build str...

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Major new report connects North’s poor health with poor productivity

Poor health has been linked with the North’s poor productivity for the first time in a major new report by six northern universities. ...

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New toolkit to assess musculoskeletal health in older people

A new way to assess the impact of normal ageing on bones, joints and muscles has been proposed that could provide a benchmark for how w...

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The longevity dividend: how ageing populations could boost economic productivity

People are generally living longer than previous generations across most parts of the world. Rising life expectancy is a result of adva...

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Social care Japanese style – what we can learn from the world’s oldest population

Japan has long been known for its widespread respect for its seniors and a powerful sense of obligation to care for them. The involveme...

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Age Does Not Define us: Rethinking Age & Ageing

A collaborative exhibition from the National Innovation Centre for Ageing and The Age of No Retirement, as part of The Great Exhibition...

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Tombola – bingo with an Italian flavour on Tyneside

For more than 20 years a group has quietly been bringing a little bit of la Dolce Vita to a very British pastime. Associazione Amici D...

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Older people pick up objects in a different way to younger people

The way we interact with objects is based on what we think they are like - their weight, shape and so on. If our expectations are corre...

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Technology for incontinence hasn't developed much since ancient Egyptian times

Today’s healthcare is full of technology that would seem like science fiction to our grandparents. But this is far from true in every a...

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Five stereotypes about older workers debunked

Legislation to outlaw discrimination on the basis of age was first introduced in the UK in 2006. It was designed to protect people of a...

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Helping women to take control of menopausal hot flushes

Ageing expertise and commercial insight has come together to explore women’s experience of the menopause and propose technology-based i...

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British Heart Foundation SENIOR-RITA Trial

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease, is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. CAD develops beca...

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Northern Powerhouse Business Summit - Accenture Design thinking session

As part of the Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, Accenture will be running a Design Thinking Session. The session will be held on t...

  • 29/06/2018
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Rising to the challenge

Leading scientists say Newcastle University will rise to the challenge of the Prime Minister’s new Industrial Strategy. Theresa May sa...

  • 15/06/2018
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Global burden of multiple serious illnesses must be urgently addressed

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering life-long disability and dying prematurely due to the ineffective treatment of tho...

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The Menopause: "I don't have time for this"

Writing for Cambridge Consultants, Nicola Millar explains how we are working to develop a drug-free approach for managing menopausal ho...

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Rise of the Helix

Newcastle’s global hub for urban innovation enters next phase in development. A new round of construction and investment is underway f...

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New centre could revolutionise treatment of incurable diseases

A new centre will be set up in Newcastle to look at the development of cell, gene and tissue engineered therapies in the UK. Newcastle...

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Great Exhibition of the North Programme Revealed

Taking place 22 June –9 September across Newcastle and Gateshead, the 80-day exhibition will celebrate great art and culture, design an...

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What factors make ‘age-friendly environments’ effective?

A new study has identified the most effective initiatives for promoting respect and social inclusion for older people living in the com...

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Experts call for specialist medical teams for rapidly ageing society

A Newcastle University study has shown that people over the age of 85 are more likely to consult their GP for their medical needs. By t...

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Medical student encourages Metro users to walk a stop or two

Research by a Newcastle University medical student could lead to Metro users taking more exercise by ‘walking a stop or two’. Student ...

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Number of older people with four or more diseases will double by 2035

Newcastle University research reveals that the number of older people diagnosed with four or more diseases will double between 2015 and...

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New brainstem changes identified in Parkinson’s disease

A pioneering study has found that patients with Parkinson’s disease have more errors in the mitochondrial DNA within the brainstem, lea...

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Loneliness is not just for Christmas – but by the flurry of charity messages you’d think otherwise

A new pre-Christmas tradition has emerged alongside the traditional activities of present buying, planning huge meals, and attending sc...

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New app helps young people when visiting relatives with dementia

Young people who have difficulty talking to older relatives or friends with dementia can now be helped by a smartphone app called Ticke...

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New research shows explaining things to 'normal' people can help scientists be better at their jobs

In times when fake news and alternative facts circulate in society, spreading scientifically based findings is more important than ever...

  • 04/12/2017
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We built a robot care assistant for elderly people – here’s how it works

Not all robots will take over human jobs. My colleagues and I have just unveiled a prototype care robot that we hope could take on some...

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How our new technology will help blind people ‘see’ at the cinema

Sight loss affects around two million people in the UK, a number that is likely to increase to four million by 2050. Losing sight can ...

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New £50m national innovation centre given go-ahead

Permission has been granted for a major new development which will link up university academic talent with industry and the public sect...

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Why we need to talk about incontinence

We rarely hear or speak about incontinence. But the condition – the involuntary loss of urine or faecal matter – is frighteningly commo...

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Medication nation: new research shows nearly half of all older people now taking at least five medicines

More and more people are relying on their daily dose of medication for long-term health conditions. Recent figures show that prescripti...

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Newcastle named as a top UK smart city

Newcastle is the fastest growing region outside of London for digital and technology employment, according to the second UK Smart Citie...

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Eight simple changes to our neighbourhoods can help us age well

Where we live can play a big part in ageing well, largely because of the links between physical activity and wellbeing. Research shows ...

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New approach to ageing: older people lead project to improve later years

By the time the NHS celebrates its 100th birthday in 2048, there will be more than 100,000 centenarians in the UK. This age shift is bo...

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It's time to treat aging as an asset, not a burden

By now, you may be aware that Canada’s seniors recently crossed a significant threshold. Statistics Canada announced for the first time...

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Why are we so afraid of dementia?

Dementia used to be called “the silent epidemic”, but it is no longer silent. It has become the subject of seemingly endless discussion...

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Extra-care housing offers older people independence and reassurance

Raymond Knotts took the decision to move into a “care village” in Crewe two years ago. He’d had a fall at home, where he had lived alon...

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Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of it

Many of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation: feeling tired and cranky, or finding it hard to concentrate. Sleep is mor...

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Pioneering research centre celebrates 40th anniversary

A research centre whose pioneering work paved the way for Local Enterprise Partnerships and Metro Mayors is celebrating four decades of...

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When it comes to keeping our brains young, we need to rise to new challenges

As we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new things. Yet not everyo...

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Voice North's Involvement in Hoarding Disorder Questionnaire

Hoarding Disorder (HD) was defined by Frost and Hartl (1996) as the excessive acquisition of and difficulty discarding large quantities...

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Friends of North Tyneside Project

Friends of North Tyneside is a new project bringing together teams of volunteers aged 50+ to help improve the lives of children, young ...

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Researchers investigate heart attack treatments in the elderly

Newcastle researchers have been awarded £1.7m to investigate heart attack treatments for patients over 75. A clinical trial supported ...

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BBC How to Stay Young

The BBC programme ‘How to stay young’ was carried out with scientists at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing. I am a researcher...

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How to Stay Young

Experts from Newcastle University will be revealing the shocking differences between people’s body age and their actual age in the BBC ...

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Lessons from Adelaide in how a smart city can work to benefit everyone

By the time you’ve finished reading this article, roughly 20 people will have moved from the country into a citysomewhere around the wo...

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Bored reading science? Let’s change how scientists write

As research scientists, we read a lot of scientific papers. But it may surprise you to learn that a lot of the time we – yes, we scien...

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Soapbox Science Newcastle 2017 Highlights Video

On Saturday 17 June 2017 Newcastle city centre was transformed into a hub for science and discovery as top female scientists from Newca...

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Tracing the links between basic research and real-world applications

What does hailing a ride with Uber have to do with 19th-century geometry and Einstein’s theory of relativity? Quite a bit, it turns out...

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Importance of health research recognised for NHS Trusts

Figures published show how the North East has maintained its leading position in driving health research. The figures have been publis...

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Scientists and patient volunteers reunite after 12 years for new study

Patients who took part in research into bowel health more than a decade ago have reunited for a follow-up study to help experts gain a ...

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A prescription of activities shown to improve health and well-being

Gyms, walking groups, gardening, cooking clubs and volunteering have all been shown to work in improving the health and well-being repo...

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Millions awarded for Global Health Research into dementia

Experts in ageing have been awarded £2 million from the Department of Health to focus on dementia care and prevention on a global scale...

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Energy-recycling stairs could add a spring to your step

“Take the stairs!” we’ve all been implored, to help maintain our health. But what if taking the stairs is painful, difficult or, worse,...

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Gerontologist receives national recognition

Leading Newcastle University researcher, Professor Thomas von Zglinicki has received Britain’s highest award for services to gerontolog...

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Online Course - Ageing Well: Falls

Every day in the UK, almost 10,000 people aged over 65 will fall down. The personal costs are staggering, with falls resulting in injur...

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What to call the time of life between work and old age?

To get the most out of longer lives, a new age category is needed. WHAT do you call someone who is over 65 but not yet elderly? This s...

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'Always grasp the opportunity': confronting ageism creatively

Eileen Kramer is reinventing ageing. The 102-year-old dancer and artist is working on a new ballet and plans to perform it in November ...

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Scientists awarded £5m for cancer research

A group of scientists in Newcastle have been awarded £5 million from Cancer Research UK to extend their groundbreaking cancer research....

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Lived experiences of home adaptations

Elders Council are partners in a research project with Northumbria University and Newcastle University. This is asking older people in ...

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We are becoming segregated into young and old communities without realising

Differences in political views between different age groups have been very apparent during the current UK election campaign. The polls ...

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What is ‘cognitive reserve’? How we can protect our brains from memory loss and dementia

As we get older we have a greater risk of developing impairments in areas of cognitive function – such as memory, reasoning and verbal ...

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Alzheimer’s Society gives £1.7m to dementia research

Alzheimer’s Society has announced today that it has committed almost £1.7m to Newcastle University, as part of its biggest single inves...

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New international guidelines to identify dementia with Lewy bodies

New guidelines have been published on the clinical and physical indicators to help ensure patients with dementia with Lewy bodies get a...

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Childhood research project set up 70 years ago is still going strong

They have been part of one of the longest ever studies into health, and now the ‘Red Spot’ babies are marking their 70th birthdays. Se...

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The shocking state of oral health in our nursing homes, and how family members can helps

The recent report of a nursing home resident found with maggots in her mouth brings home how devastating neglected oral health can be. ...

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Call for mandatory screening to cut the risk of malnutrition in older people

Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. The issue is particularly worrying among older people ...

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What it's really like to live with dementia

More than 225,000 people develop dementia every year – that’s roughly one person every three minute. At the moment, 850,000 people in t...

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What science tells us about successful ageing

There have been some noteworthy examples of successful human ageing in the press recently. It was announced that Prince Phillip will be...

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Placebos work even when patients know what they are

Lying to patients is almost always unethical. But, in order for placebos to work, we have to believe they are “real” treatments, which ...

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The Truth About...Stress

On Thursday 4th May the BBC broadcast 'The Truth About...Stress'.  Professor Thomas Von Zglinicki, Scientific Director, Newcastle Univ...

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Combining daycare for children and elderly people benefits all generations

We live in a society where care of young and old is increasingly segregated, with very limited opportunity for the two age groups to in...

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Why family care isn’t always the best care for the elderly

Care minister David Mowat has a big idea for dealing with the escalating demand for care in the future: we should be looking after our ...

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Stimulating your brain can help you stay mentally healthy in older age

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life,...

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“Retirement Living Explained”

Newcastle University launches new “Retirement Living Explained” guide. A groundbreaking new document which gives a fresh perspective o...

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New study reveals huge contribution of carers of terminally ill

A new study has revealed that family carers of people with cancer are providing support beyond the safe working hours recommended to pr...

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Arthritis isn’t just a condition affecting older people, it likely starts much earlier

Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 conditions affecting the joints. All result in pain and often severely limit the activities ...

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Here’s why some Dutch university students are living in nursing homes

Published on 29th November 2016, by Johanna Harris on The Conversation. In today’s society both young and old increasingly find themse...

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Shaping the future of health innovation

Published on 31st March 2017 Future advances in healthcare will be aided by a new £10 million facility - the National Institute for He...

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Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Published on 14th March by Geoff Webb on The Conversation. Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five p...

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Robot revolution: why technology for older people must be designed with care and respect

Published on 1st February 2017 by Nola Ries and Taro Sugihara on The Conversation. Many countries around the world have ageing populat...

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Killing ‘zombie’ cells to improve health in old age

Published on 17th March 2017 by Dominick Burton on The Conversation. Imagine a world where you could take just a single pill for the t...

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Newcastle residents invited to give their views on city’s parks

Published on 21st March 2017 The future of Newcastle’s parks and allotments is up for discussion, and researchers at Newcastle Univers...

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Why worms and fish are good models for epilepsy

Published on 23rd March 2017 by Alistair Jones on The Conversation. Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in the UK – abou...

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How GPS devices can help find people with dementia when they get lost

Published on 10th January 2017 by Ruth Bartlett on The Conversation. Twenty-four satellites circle the Earth twice a day and transmit ...

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Air pollution exposure may increase risk of dementia

Published on 27th February 2017 by Caleb Finch and Jiu-Chiuan Chen on The Conversation. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain dis...

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Some brain training programs are backed by evidence. Here’s how to pick them

Published on 23rd February by Tejal Shah on The Conversation. Brain training has been touted as a way to prevent age-related cognitive...

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How vitamin D can improve muscle strength

Published on 16th February 2017 by Zaki Hassan-Smith on The Conversation. One of the most important vitamins for your health is vitami...

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What's happening in our bodies as we age?

Published on 22nd January 2017, by Lisa Lee on The Conversation. As we reach adulthood, we notice changes in our bodies at every stage...

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GP career choice is associated with undergraduate GP exposure

Published on 28th February 2017 Universities urgently need to address the current GP recruitment crisis by giving students more exposu...

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Rising life expectancy and why we need to rethink the meaning of old age

Published on 23rd February 2017 by Jane Falkingham on The Conversation. The life expectancy of human beings will soon exceed 90 years ...

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Do you really want to know what’s lurking in your genome?

Published on 24th February 2017 by Michael Mackley on The Conversation. Would you want to know if you were at a higher risk of getting...

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Smart traffic scheme given the green light

Published on 23rd February Newcastle leading the way on use of digital technology to tackle congestion. A ground-breaking project in ...

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Pioneering neurologist receives knighthood

Published on 14th February A world-leading neurologist who has devoted his career to the treatment and research of mitochondrial disea...

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Why medical technology often doesn't make it from drawing board to hospital

Published on 15th February 2017, by Matthew Leming on The Conversation. If there’s something wrong with your brain, how do you spot th...

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Will you feel better after surgery? Now you can find out using this online tool

Published on 10th February 2017 by Andrew Street and Nils Gutacker on The Conversation. The financial crisis facing the NHS is startin...

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Preventative medicine: the argument for and against

Published on 2nd February 2017 by James Brown and Opeolu Ojo on The Conversation. Preventative medicine has long used drugs to prevent...

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Are you getting enough vitamin B1 to help fend off Alzheimer's?

Published on 27th January 2017 by Richard Hoffman on The Conversation. A feeling of apathy or being a little forgetful from time to ti...

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How research can lead to some extraordinary (and very unlikely) discoveries

Published on 8th February 2017 by Philip Cohen on The Conversation. When it comes to research, you never really know in which fantasti...

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Love in later life

What factors affect our experiences of our intimate relationships as we grow older? This report examines the sexual and intimate lives ...

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Managing Change in Future Cities

Finding new ways to help cities adapt to the increasing demands of their population is the focus of a pioneering project led by Newcast...

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Public member opportunities at the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) is currently looking for patients and members of...

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Cancer Research UK: Right Now campaign

Cancer Research UK’s Right Now campaign features a series of powerful and emotive TV adverts as well as radio, billboard and digital ...

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The Small Circle of Life - Festive Lecture 2016

Over 300 Year 10 students from Schools across the North East and members of the public were riveted by the demonstration of how impor...

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Scientists have unlocked the secret of making tomatoes taste of something again

If you shop in a supermarket you may well have asked why the fruit and veg you buy there is so tasteless, especially if you’ve also tri...

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Dental Problems at A&E: why it matters

Charlotte Currie, Clinical Fellow in Oral Surgery at the Centre for Oral Health Research, School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle Univer...

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Five common myths about the ageing brain and body

The world’s population, and Australia’s, is ageing. The number of adults aged 65 and over is increasing, as is the proportion of the po...

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MiLAN Film Festival 2017: From Medicine With Love

An exploration of the role of love in health and mental wellbeing is being explored during a week-long film festival. The MiLAN (Medic...

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Year-long commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. starts

A year-long programme to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr King receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University gets underway toda...

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"Oral and Dental” Patient, Carer, Public Involvement (PCPI) group

The “Oral and Dental” Patient, Carer, Public Involvement (PCPI)  group meets every 3 months at Newcastle Dental Hospital. We always try...

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£35m blood disorder project aims for faster, better patient care

A new project involving Newcastle University experts aims to create better outcomes for patients with blood disorders. The £35 million...

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Always forget to keep your New Year's resolutions? Smoking and drinking could be why

Given that the New Year is just around the corner, now might be a good time to come up with a resolution to reduce your drinking, or st...

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Why we become more forgetful with age - and what you can do about it

How is it that we are able to remember some events in great detail whereas other memories seem to fade away over time? Our memory chang...

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Scientists set to get £7.9m boost for cancer research

Newcastle scientists and clinicians are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK. The charity plans to invest aro...

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Newcastle applies for world's first mitochondrial license

Newcastle experts behind pioneering IVF-based technique confirm that they have applied for a licence to help patients who risk transmit...

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How bucket lists help the terminally ill - and those around them

Buckets lists – inventories of things to do before you die – are often developed by people who know they have little time left. It seem...

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How do Universities support the public good in challenging times?

The role universities play in the community comes under the spotlight in a new book edited by Newcastle University experts. The Civic ...

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Wellcome invests £6.3m in its Centre for Mitochondrial Research

Wellcome has today announced £6.3m of funding for its Centre for Mitochondrial Research at Newcastle University over the next five year...

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Review welcomed as “a step closer to reproductive choice"

A ground-breaking IVF technique developed by experts at Newcastle University, to reduce the risk that babies born will have mitochondri...

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Biological vs chronological age: how old are you really?

Researchers are developing tests to calculate your true biological age. They claim that such tests can measure how well your body is co...

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Institute for Ageing event Starts Patient Month

November’s Patient Month got off to a fantastic start with the Ageing Well in Newcastle event. Patient Month is a series of events thr...

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Inside Skin: Conversations between Art & Science

Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, is a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science at Newcastle University and her research was recently...

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How even our brains get ‘slacker’ as we age

Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of ageing. Now it seems it’s not just our ski...

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New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. Neuroscientists at Newc...

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Exhibition launch makes a mark on care

We welcomed artists, care home residents, carers and the public to kick off the beginning of the ‘Making a Mark’ exhibition at the Biom...

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Help Shape Metro's Grand Design

Newcastle University is leading a major project to help design the next generation of Metrocars for the Tyne and Wear Metro. People of...

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Creating the cities of tomorrow

The University is working with global energy company, ENGIE, to explore joint projects that address challenges around ageing, smart dat...

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115 might be as old as we can get thanks to our bodies’ limits

Maximum lifespan is not rising in step with average lifespan. It could be that the human body has innate limits that prevent most getti...

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Newcastle Academic Health Partners: Patient Month 2016

Newcastle Academic Health Partners (NAHP) harnesses clinical and academic expertise to make sure patients benefit sooner from new treat...

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Improved vitamin test could help millions

A new technique that gives quicker and more accurate information about a person's levels of vitamin A could help improve the health of ...

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Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the 17th-century Dutch scientist, was the first person to see single-celled organisms through a microscope and...

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Spice of life

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor study shows how cooking with turmeric might reduce cancer risk. Newcastle University has taken part in an ambit...

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Ageing in harmony: why the third act of life should be musical

It’s never too late to pick up a musical instrument. In fact there are many reasons why it’s a great idea, particularly in old age. We...

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