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Harmful drinking among middle-class over-50s is a 'hidden phenomenon'
Harmful drinking among middle-class over-50s is a 'hidden phenomenon'
People over 50 who are healthy and highly educated are more at risk of harmful drinking than less well-off peers, says research.
Many over-65s 'rarely use public transport'
Many over-65s 'rarely use public transport'
The public transport system is failing the oldest and most vulnerable in society in England, a report says. Many older people do not uses buses, even though they are able to ride them for free
Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'
Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'
Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.
More older carers 'risking health'
More older carers 'risking health'
The number of older carers in England is rising, with signs the pressures of looking after loved ones is damaging their health, research suggests.
The Care Act is here!
The Care Act is here!
The Care Act 2014 becomes law today. It represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years, putting people and their carers in control of their care and support.
How keeping busy can protect you against dementia
How keeping busy can protect you against dementia
Scientists believe keeping busy can not only protect against dementia but help stave off the mobility problems that also plague many elderly people.
Employing personal care assistants and pensions - a change in the law
Employing personal care assistants and pensions - a change in the law
If you employ someone to provide care and support for you, either privately or using a personal budget, then a change in the law means that, as an employer, you may need to make pension arrangements for them.
'Skunk-like cannabis' increases risk of psychosis, study suggests
'Skunk-like cannabis' increases risk of psychosis, study suggests
Smoking potent cannabis was linked to 24% of new psychosis cases analysed in a new study.
Dementia hits women hardest says study
Dementia hits women hardest says study
Research finds disease now leading cause of death in British women; many are also carers before succumbing themselves
Arthritis in your 20s: what's life like when you can't brush your hair?
Arthritis in your 20s: what's life like when you can't brush your hair?
In the UK, 27,000 people under 25 have some form of arthritis. How do they cope with a disease usually linked to old age?