Lifestyle, ageing and health – more research

Comment: This article from The Guardian examines findings from the global burden of disease study published in The Lancet in October 2020. Information about preventable diseases has long been known yet global/national preventive programs have in general failed. The reasons for the failure are complex and relate to social inequities, politics, access and beliefs/values. Itis …

Ageing and Health

Comment: In the discussion about people living longer lives there is often a concern that this means more years with illness and reduced cognitive ability, so here is some interesting news. The functional ability of older people is nowadays better when it is compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago. …

Healthy Lifestyles and Chronic Health Conditions

Comment: More evidence that changing your lifestyle can improve health outcomes. This CNN articles highlights a UK study that examined the relationship of adults with 2 or more chronic conditions, lifestyles and longer life. A very healthy lifestyle, the researchers found, is associated with up to 6.3 years longer life for men and 7.6 years …