health

New activity tracker for older people

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MIT Tech Review
NICE reject 'anti-elderly' drug proposals

'Anti-elderly' drug proposals rejected by Nice, UK

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Channel 4 News
loneliness can up death risk in older people

Public Service Reform Plan 2014-2016 (ROI)

15th January 2014, Department of Public Service Expenditure and Reform

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (ROI), Brendan Howlin TD, and Minister of State for Public Service Reform and the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes TD, recently published (14 January 2014) the ROI Government’s new Public Service Reform Plan 2014-2016 and the Second Progress Report on its previous Reform Plan. It contains a number of measures in the health sector that concern older people.

Myths about older drivers

Hypothermia and older adults

7th January 2014, The National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Cold weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia — when the body gets too cold — during cold weather: Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard  and Stay Safe in Cold Weather.

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