Navigation Links
Study finds the effects of population aging have been exaggerated
Date:9/9/2010

pendency ratio.

Co-author Dr Sergei Scherbov, from IIASA and the VID, states that "if we apply new measures of aging that take into account increasing life-spans and declining disability rates, then many populations are aging slower compared to what is predicted using conventional measures based purely on chronological age."

The new work looks at "disability-free life expectancies," which describe how many years of life are spent in good health. It also explores the traditional measure of old age dependency, and another measure that looks specifically at the ratio of disabilities in adults over the age of 20 in a population. Their calculations show that in the United Kingdom, for example, while the old age dependency ratio is increasing, the disability ratio is remaining constant. What that means, according to the authors, is that, "although the British population is getting older, it is also likely to be getting healthier, and these two effects offset one another."

New measures of aging that include not just changes in longevity, but accurate numbers about disability rates, "can help educate the public about the likely consequences of improvements in health and longevity," the authors say. And such measures have policy implications because, "slow and predictable changes in pension [retirement] age justified by an increased number of years of healthy life at older ages, may be more politically acceptable than large, abrupt changes justified on the basis of budget stringency."


'/>"/>

Contact: Leane Regan
regan@iiasa.ac.at
43-664-443-0368
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds most Oregon hospices do not fully participate in the Death with Dignity Act
2. VCU Medical Center leads study of first US portable driver for powering the total artificial heart
3. Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds
4. UC Davis study finds low liver cancer survival rates among Laotian/Hmong-Americans
5. Team to study health effects of botanical estrogens
6. Institute for Aging Research study finds indoor and outdoor fall are different for the elderly
7. Study finds more Americans bypassing their personal physician when immediate treatment required
8. Autistic Toddlers Prefer to Gaze at Geometric Patterns: Study
9. Many hospital emergency department visits could be treated elsewhere, study finds
10. Study examines association between urban living and psychotic disorders
11. Mouse Study May Help Explain Fish Oils Benefits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 Body ... services announced that it accepts Spafinder massage gift cards ... and in room hotel massage in all service areas including ... you don't have to go to the spa at all ... Owner and Founder of Body Well. "We may not be ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they,ve mapped the genome ... a British man,s brain, in hopes it might help others ... in the journal Genome Biology , the tapeworm was ... Chinese ethnicity. "This infection is so rare worldwide and ... diagnosed ... until the worm was pulled out from the ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Mo (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality ... outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of ... heart failure patients. , Get With The Guidelines–Heart ... hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 21, 2014 Recently, VogueQueen ... launched a wedding dress promotion for the coming holiday ... a special offer when checking out. , The beach ... 2014. The customers like the designs for the premium ... would not only be good for the environment, they ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 ... for chronic headaches and other jaw-related symptoms, ... patients seeking relief from chronic head pain, neck pain, ... , “This year we have seen a 52% ... treated. Our network of over 300 doctors and their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Body Well Mobile Massage Announces Acceptance of Spafinder Gift Cards for In Home Massage, Hotel Massage for Travelers 2Health News:Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets 2Health News:Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Awarded Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award 2Health News:Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Awarded Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award 3Health News:Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Awarded Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award 4Health News:Beach Wedding Dresses on Sale for the Coming Holiday Season at VogueQueen.com 2Health News:National Rise In Patients Seeking Headache Relief 2
... shows that HIV patients are more willing to consider ... . ,Initial results from the OpenMind ... patients' and physicians' perceptions of HIV care in treatment-experienced ... findings are anticipated to help physicians implement improved care ...
... be considered as an important breakthrough in our still ... a new gene linked to major mental illness // ... known to increase the risk of schizophrenia and depression. ... Glasgow, together with scientists from the pharmaceutical company Merck, ...
... resistance rates of the HIV virus in the UK ... Day that is to be celebrated on December 1st. ... raising a possibility of a second wave epidemic of ... in the management of AIDS victims. The currently available ...
... been a mixed response from private professional colleges regarding ... admission into medical and engineering colleges // . Few ... should be based on higher secondary marks alone. ... colleges have the right to decide upon admission on ...
... reached after a comprehensive study conducted by the scientists ... entered data on climate-sensitive diseases // into mapping software ... that the worst affected by the climate change are ... phenomenon in any way. The study's lead author, Jonathan ...
... infected at least five people working in a slaughterhouse, an ... infections came to light after official confirmation that about 30 ... anthrax recently. ,The local health office earlier ... discovered that the cattle they had slaughtered were infected with ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Patients More Willing To Use Self-Injectable HIV Therapy Than Anticipated 2Health News:A Step Towards Unraveling The Schizophrenia And Depression Mystery 2Health News:Mixed Opinion Regarding Common Medical And Engineering Entrance Test 2Health News:Five People Treated For Anthrax In Indonesia 2
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014  Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... previously announced underwritten public offering of $50,000,000 of shares ... registration statement. The offering will consist of 49,751,244 shares ... $1.005 per share.  Lexicon has also granted the underwriters ... shares of common stock.  All of the shares in ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. , Nov. 18, 2014 ... more than 230,000 American women this year who ... Manager Certification® today announced new resources for case ... cancer—stages 4 and 5—to navigate the myriad physical, ... territory. The resources are available at no cost ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... , Nov. 18, 2014 SynCardia Systems, ... the Year Award for Small Companies presented by the ... Authority. The 11th annual Governor,s Celebration of ... Arizona . Arizona ... the awards ceremony. SynCardia was honored for its Freedom® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lexicon Announces Pricing Of Common Stock Offering 2Lexicon Announces Pricing Of Common Stock Offering 3New Breast Cancer Resources: Commission For Case Manager Certification Adds Specialty Tools to Case Management Body of Knowledge Online Learning Center 2SynCardia Named Innovator of the Year by the 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards for Its Freedom Portable Driver 2SynCardia Named Innovator of the Year by the 2014 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards for Its Freedom Portable Driver 3
... new Finnpipette Focus from Thermo ... combine ergonomics with uncompromising performance. ... plate offers a custom fit ... new shorter tip cones allow ...
... The Eppendorf Reference Series 2000 Pipette ... smooth stroke, a compact and robust design, ... button is used to operate the measuring ... the tip. Product features:Eppendorf "pipette/tip" system ensures ...
Inquire...
... is precision, ergonomics, and value!, ... with soft non-slip, contoured handle , ... light plunger spring action , Completely ... without the need for recalibration , ...
Medicine Products: