Ageing in changing times

Ageing in changing times

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2015 00:00 BST

Leading experts on ageing from across the world will visit Newcastle for an annual conference focusing on how people are ageing in changing times.

Comic books to help children understand chronic pain

Comic books to help children understand chronic pain

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2013 00:00 BST

Comic book superheroes are being used to help children understand more about older relatives suffering from chronic pain, in an innovative project.

New cases rise, but death rates decline – how cancer became about quality of life

New cases rise, but death rates decline – how cancer became about quality of life

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 00:00 BST

Over the past 25 years, the number of cancer cases that are most common in men (prostate) and women (breast) has jumped. Prostate cancer has tripled, while breast cancer has doubled since 1990. This upward trend is true globally across 188 countries, regardless of income levels.

COMMENT: Living longer, sicker lives? Make lifestyle changes to remain healthier in old age

COMMENT: Living longer, sicker lives? Make lifestyle changes to remain healthier in old age

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2015 09:32 BST

Life expectancy across the world is growing, but the number of those extra years in which we’re healthy is not rising at the same rate.

Undiagnosed hearing difficulties identified thanks to new project

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2015 16:58 BST

A Northumbria University lecturer has been jointly awarded the prestigious Advancing Healthcare award for his work to improve access to health services for people with learning disabilities.