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Tinnitus sufferers given hope for a cure following our new research New research released today suggests that tinnitus can be eliminated by blocking signals between the ear and brain, offering hope to suffers that a cure is within reach, with prolonged exposure to loud music or working in a noisy...
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Number of crimes committed by over-65s in Japan rockets as elderly population hits all-time high Police in western Japan have arrested an 85-year-old man for allegedly stalking an 80-year-old woman he reportedly met when she shared a hospital room with his now-dead wife. Takeo Nitta from Hashimoto...
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A drug to prevent the devastating memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease is a step closer after scientists discovered the secret behind why people with dementia cannot form new memories. Researchers at Penn State University have now discovered that those plaques may be triggering...
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Trade unions are balloting members on industrial action having rejected the 1% pay increase offered in March 2014 by the employers’ side of the NJC (National Joint Council) read more
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The older generation of people with HIV need better support to keep them well, The Royal College of Nursing says. About a quarter of the 100,000 people with HIV in the UK are aged over 50. Two-thirds of these are on treatment for other long-term conditions - twice the rate for the general...
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Five public meetings have been organised across Northern Ireland to help raise awareness of the proposed Mental Capacity Bill and get feedback from local people.
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Northern Ireland Health Service and military personnel urged to come forward to recognise those who deliver outstanding care to our armed forces.
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Lack of healthcare training and poor public awareness add to HIV patients' stress, says Royal College of Nursing More needs to be done to help people living into older age with HIV, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). About a fifth of all people in the UK who are HIV positive are aged...
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The marriage rate is going up for people in their sixties. And the baby boomers who rejected convention in their youth now want to reinvent old age and extend the adventure of youth The news that the battered and bruised institution of marriage has apparently received the kiss of life especially...
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Cartoonist Roz Chast's graphic memoir of the decline and death of her parents was an attempt to record a hard and messy experience See a selection of illustrations from the book The first indication Roz Chast had that her elderly parents weren't coping was when she noticed the level of grime in...
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What you need to know about GameoverZeus, Cryptolocker and the mysterious two week deadline to protect yourself from a major cyber-threat, issued by the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA). read more
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Higher wages and targeted support are the best way to ensure the worst-off people benefit from recovery, says Chris Goulden. It’s almost exactly 11 months to the 2015 General Election. In that time, we’ll hear a lot about the parties’ main policy offers on tax cuts – whether further increases to...
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A national policy statement aimed at ensuring research integrity in Ireland has just been launched. The Health Research Board (HRB) believes that it provides a robust framework within which Irish researchers can work to best scientific practice. Read more here.
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NICVA’s next ‘Research on the road’ clinic will be held in Newry in partnership with the Confederation of Community Groups of Newry & District . This clinic offers advice and expertise on how to conduct reliable research. It will provide a ‘rough guide’ to research methods and will also...
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On Thursday 12 June, 2014, CARDI launched two research reports on wealth, inequalities and ageing in Ireland, North and South. Read more here. Below is a selection of media coverage: Reports show income gap widening between older people:Irish Times The income gap between older people is widening:...
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Wealth and income inequalities among older people It is great to see the publication today of two new reports from CARDI which detail two distinct but interlinked issues – wealth and income...
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The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the release of the provisional findings of the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) payday lending market investigation which both organisations say reiterates the need for greater protection for consumers. read more
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Two new reports launched by CARDI (Thursday 12 June, 2014) reveal stark inequalities in wealth and income among older people in Ireland. The research finds that while older people possess significant wealth in terms of assets, large income differences exist between the richest and poorest older...
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Responding to the launch of two reports today from CARDI dealing with wealth, inequality and ageing across the island of Ireland, Linda Robinson, Age NI Chief Executive commented: ‘We welcome the...

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