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Life & Death: what the stats say about you

Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.

Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.

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The economy of an ageing Europe

The tide has definitely turned against Europe’s population – making it increasingly ‘grey’.

The tide has definitely turned against Europe’s population – making it increasingly ‘grey’.

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Vision For a Healthy Aging Europe

Pedro Barros, Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business & Economics is an expert in Health Economics and explains to host, Maithreyi Seetharaman, why Europe needs to have a New Vision for

Pedro Barros, Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business & Economics is an expert in Health Economics and explains to host, Maithreyi Seetharaman, why Europe needs to have a New Vision for

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Immigration is Key to Europe’s Healthcare

Boštjan Vasle, Director of IMAD in Slovenia explains to Guillaume Desjardins that the country’s Healthcare review has found, immigration is key to ensuring future healthcare with qualified medical per

Boštjan Vasle, Director of IMAD in Slovenia explains to Guillaume Desjardins that the country’s Healthcare review has found, immigration is key to ensuring future healthcare with qualified medical per

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Holocaust survivors strut their stuff at beauty pageant

To the strains of the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”, 14 elderly women strutted their stuff down the catwalk cautiously, hindered only slightly by the odd dodgy hip.

To the strains of the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”, 14 elderly women strutted their stuff down the catwalk cautiously, hindered only slightly by the odd dodgy hip.

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Greece: Tear gas fired at cuts protest in Athens

Greek police fired tear gas and pepper spray at pensioners during an anti-austerity protest in which some of the elderly demonstrators tried to tip over a riot police bus blocking a road to the prime

Greek police fired tear gas and pepper spray at pensioners during an anti-austerity protest in which some of the elderly demonstrators tried to tip over a riot police bus blocking a road to the prime

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Poland: Free prescription medicine for over-75s

Senior citizens aged 75 and over are entitled to free prescription drugs in Poland from September 1 under a new law.

Senior citizens aged 75 and over are entitled to free prescription drugs in Poland from September 1 under a new law.

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Bolivia: believers of the Virgin of Urkupina break rocks to ask for favours during a religious procession

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

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Pensioner parents: Indian couple in their 70s have first baby

A couple from Northern India, who are in their 70s, have reportedly become parents for the first time. The mother, Daljinder Kaur, who says she is

A couple from Northern India, who are in their 70s, have reportedly become parents for the first time. The mother, Daljinder Kaur, who says she is

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Managing the health of an ageing population in Poland

Poland is facing an uncertain future as its population ages and so putting pressure on workers, the economy and the healthcare system. Living through

Poland is facing an uncertain future as its population ages and so putting pressure on workers, the economy and the healthcare system. Living through

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The challenges of balancing care and career

What is one of the hardest jobs of all? Caring, because you have to put your heart into it, all the time. Life is tough for carers with careers. Public policy appears to be slow to realise its importa

What is one of the hardest jobs of all? Caring, because you have to put your heart into it, all the time. Life is tough for carers with careers. Public policy appears to be slow to realise its importa

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91-year-old charged with smuggling 4.5kg of cocaine into Australia

A 91-year-old Australian man has been charged with smuggling over a million euros worth of cocaine hidden in soap. Dr Victor Twartz said he had been

A 91-year-old Australian man has been charged with smuggling over a million euros worth of cocaine hidden in soap. Dr Victor Twartz said he had been

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Woman aged 102 becomes Germany's oldest to receive PhD

A 102-year-old German woman is thought to be the world’s oldest to receive a doctorate. Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was not allowed to defend her

A 102-year-old German woman is thought to be the world’s oldest to receive a doctorate. Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was not allowed to defend her

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Pensioners challenge Greece coalition over austerity

Pensioners have marched through Athens to protest against austerity measures in Greece which include plans to cut pensions and raise taxes. The

Pensioners have marched through Athens to protest against austerity measures in Greece which include plans to cut pensions and raise taxes. The

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Computing for the silver generation

Understanding and keeping up with today’s rapidly changing technology is a challenge – especially for people who survived perfectly well without

Understanding and keeping up with today’s rapidly changing technology is a challenge – especially for people who survived perfectly well without

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World's oldest person died at the age of 116

Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, has died in Japan. He had been in hospital since last month suffering from pneumonia. He became the

Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, has died in Japan. He had been in hospital since last month suffering from pneumonia. He became the

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Greek pensioners protest against austerity

Hundreds of Greek pensioners have staged a protest against the government’s austerity measures. The elderly have faced two pension reductions since

Hundreds of Greek pensioners have staged a protest against the government’s austerity measures. The elderly have faced two pension reductions since

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Oldest person dies aged 115

Dina Manfredini, the world’s oldest person, has died at the age of 115. Manfredini was crowned the oldest human alive 13 days ago. She was born

Dina Manfredini, the world’s oldest person, has died at the age of 115. Manfredini was crowned the oldest human alive 13 days ago. She was born

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Spain: crisis strains generational relationships

Against the backdrop of speculation that Spain may be the next eurozone member to need a bailout, the country’s economic crisis is having an effect

Against the backdrop of speculation that Spain may be the next eurozone member to need a bailout, the country’s economic crisis is having an effect