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Following the death of Alexander Imich, the world's oldest man, The Guardian round up tips for a long life from other noted centenarians. Tips include finding a good partner for life, plenty of water, eating well and minding your own business! Read more here.
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The world's oldest man, Alexander Imich, has died in New York City aged 111. Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903, emigrated to the US in the 1950s. He turned 111 in February and was named the oldest man in May. Imich, who credited good genes for his long life. The oldest woman is Misao Okawa, who...
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Approximately 6.5m people identified themselves as carers in the last UK Census - that's one in eight adults. Over the next 20 years that number is expected to grow to 9m, according to Carer's UK. Some of these people are just providing a few hours care a week for someone, but significant numbers...
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For decades, healthcare professionals knew very little about how to manage cancer in people over age 65. According to Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Stuart Lichtman, a longtime specialist in caring for older cancer patients, it wasn’t clear to doctors whether these patients should be...
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Following the death of Alexander Imich , the world's oldest man, we round up tips for a long life from other noted centenarians Alexander Imich, the world's oldest man, has died peacefully at home in Manhattan . He was 111. According to his niece, Imich put his long life down to a simple...
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New figures* released today from a survey conducted by Millward Brown for Age NI show that there is strong public support for our Assembly to show leadership and urgently prioritise legislation to...
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By 2020 there will be 3.5 million children in poverty in the UK. We need a credible plan to do something about it, says Helen Barnard. One of the big lessons drawn from last month’s elections was that politicians had become disconnected from the experience of ‘real people’. Watching Channel 4’s...
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People with hearing loss could be denied access to vital support Last week (6 June) the government published its proposals (external link, opens in new window) for who will and who won’t get social care from 2015 under the new Care Act, introducing new national criteria for social care eligibility...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today launched ‘Trust a Dietitian’ campaign at the first ever National Dietitians week in Northern Ireland by the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
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Case review into neglect and abuse at Orchid View care home blames too few staff and poor management for five deaths The financial problems of Southern Cross, once Britain's biggest care-home operator, and the "inadequate focus on care" by its managers "put vulnerable people at risk...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today launched Diabetes week in Northern Ireland highlighting the focus of empowering people living with diabetes and inviting them to “Share their story”.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has been updated by the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) on its recommendations to improve emergency care in Northern Ireland.
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The 92-year-old man has reported the medals missing after allowing someone into his home earlier in the day A 92-year-old war veteran had his military medals stolen on the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings. Police have launched an investigation after 11 medals were taken from the second world...
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Bernard Jordan's flight from a Hove care home made headlines last week, but what did it say about the way we regard old people? Some of the greatest wartime dramas involve a daring escape; plucky soldiers making a break for liberty to rejoin their comrades on the battlefield. It's regarded as a...
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SEUPB is co-ordinating a consultation on the proposals for the new PEACE and INTERREG Programmes for 2014-2020. Event on 8 July 2014 - 10:00am at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB read more
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SEUPB are co-ordinating a recently announced consultation on European Territorial Co-operation Programmes (PEACE and INTERREG) 2014-2020. read more
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As leading designers set out their ideas about how to build a new garden city, they need to address our biggest housing challenges head-on, says Kathleen Kelly. The Wolfson prize has clearly garnered a lot of enthusiasm with 279 entries all tackling the pertinent prize question: “How would you...
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Older people are missing out on the potential physical and cognitive benefits associated with exercise. New research finds the majority of older people across the island of Ireland are not meeting recommended levels of exercise. The study, funded by CARDI, led by Dr Elaine Murtagh, Mary Immaculate...
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Real relationships are what matter, whether on or off line, says Tracey Robbins. There are many conflicting claims about whether the Internet and social media are helping or hindering efforts to reduce loneliness in the UK. The Policy Exchange has argued recently that loneliness among older people...
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I'm a 65-year-old man and my wife says I just have to accept things as they are, but I have a high sexual desire I am a 65-year-old man who is married to a lovely lady who no longer wants sexual intimacy with me. She wants me to cuddle but as soon as I get aroused she gets annoyed. I can't touch...

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