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Ageing and Wellbeing

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Mortality rates decrease for hip and knee replacement surgeries in older patients

Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that these surgeries are generally safe with mortality… Read more →

Older adults are at greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes

Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from UMass Medical School.

“Older adults have two times the risk of… Read more →

Alice in Continent is a game you play with your ladybits

Skea is a piece of internally wearable tech that pairs with a smartphone app to “gamify” the process of strengthening your pelvic floor muscles.This is the second such “Fitbit for your ladybits” that Wired.co.uk has come across in the last… Read more →

New method increases targeted bone volume by 30 percent

In an important development for the health of elderly people, University of Liverpool researchers have developed a new method to target bone growth.

As people age their bones lose density and, especially in women after the menopause, become more brittle.… Read more →

Sleep Quality and Duration Improve Cognition in Aging Populations


Maybe turning to sleep gadgets—wristbands, sound therapy and sleep-monitoring smartphone apps—is a good idea. A new University of Oregon-led study of middle-aged or older people who get six to nine hours of sleep a night think better than those… Read more →

Mechanism could help old muscle grow

Researchers have identified a muscle-building mechanism that could be important in addressing sarcopenia, the significant loss of muscle mass and function that can occur as we age. Scientists are exploring different approaches to preserving and building muscle mass in older… Read more →

New study examines pioneering integrated care programme for older people

A major new study – called CLASSIC – is to examine Salford’s pioneering integrated care programme for older people.

Salford Integrated Care Programme (SICP) is revolutionising the delivery of care with more ‘joined up’ services for older people with long-term… Read more →

Older people who undertake exercise are less likely to be admitted in hospital

Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research has revealed.

The findings, published in the journal PLOS… Read more →

Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme Catalogue of Projects 2013

The objective of the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) is to enhance the quality of life of older people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The most important… Read more →


IBME MedTech Week 2014: 16-20 June

A series of free talks and events around medical technology and biomedical engineering innovation at UCL.

MedTech Week 2014 is the third of UCL’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) week-long annual events (18th-20th June) aimed at staff and students wanting… Read more →

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