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Silver Surfers Regard The Internet As The Revolution Of Their Generation Ahead Of National Techy Tea Party Day 2015

Two thirds of people aged over 65 said they consider the internet and computers to be the most revolutionary inventions of their lifetime. The internet beats the invention of TV, radio and nuclear power in a poll commissioned by EE to mark the launch of ...

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Consultation Open On New Social Care Topics For NICE

Safeguarding in care homes, adoption in looked after children and young people, and support for carers are among social care topics being considered for new NICE guidance and quality standards. Stakeholders are now being invited to provide feedback on a set of proposed topics and suggest ...

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New Epigenetics Research To Understand How Early Life Experiences Affect Health

Eight new projects are set to study the impact of early life experiences on lifelong health, with over £3 million of funding awarded to researchers across the UK. The projects bring together both biological and social scientists in an innovative collaboration funded by the Economic ...

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Fine Dining Fit For A Mayor!

Residents at two Sanctuary Care homes were joined by special VIP guests when they hosted the ultimate fine dining experience, as part of a national culinary competition hosted by The National Activity Providers Association (NAPA). The aim of the project is to create an amazing fine ...

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Alzheimer's The Greatest Concern For Over-60s

Researchers at pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly say its new drug, solanezumab, has been shown to slow the progression of the early stages of Alzheimer's disease by a third. If approved, the drug represents a huge step in treating the cognitive illness, which accounts for 62% of ...

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Unpaid Carers Foot The Bill Of Cancer Care

Unpaid carers to people with terminal cancer provide health and social care worth £219million each year. This accounts for one third of the cost of end-of-life care for people with breast, lung, colorectal and prostate cancers, according to researchers at University College London (UCL). The study, ...

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