Navigation Links
Elderly Population on Rise in India, China

A "large majority" of elderly people will soon be living in the developing world with their number tripling in 25 years, a UN agency says citing// India and China as notable examples of a new trend.

The phenomenon of a rapidly ageing population can no longer be considered to be confined only to affluent nations, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said here Wednesday.

"Many developing nations are in transition as well," Somnath Chatterji, team leader of multi-country studies at the WHO said, calling on policymakers in rich and poor countries to grapple with the challenges posed by this long-term demographic change.

They are shifting - albeit later than in developed states - from a comparatively young population where infectious diseases are prevalent to an older population where chronic diseases, such as heart disease, are more common.

He cited China and India, which together represent one third of the global population, as among the most notable examples of this transition.

Chatterji, while attending the 40th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development, said the absolute number of people aged over 65 would treble within 25 years.

A UN report on the changing age structures of populations and their implications for development has projected that by 2050 the number of elderly people - defined as aged 60 or more - would exceed the number of children for the first time in history. By then, there should nearly two billion elderly persons, up from about 705 million this year.

The world's poorest nations, many of which are located in sub-Saharan Africa, will continue to have a relatively young population for some years, said Chatterji, noting that the HIV/AIDS epidemic was a key factor in this trend.

Source-IANS/B
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. More Elderly Take Inappropriate and Harmful Medications
2. Depression Weighs Heaviest on the Elderly
3. Chronic Diseases said to Cause Falls in the Elderly
4. Depression a cause for Death in Elderly
5. Elderly Women With Depression More Prone to Heart Disease
6. Depression in Elderly
7. Elderly Women With Depression More Prone to Heart Disease
8. Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tolerated Well by Elderly Patients
9. Depression Found To Be A Major Cause for Death in Elderly
10. Risky Drugs To Be Avoided In The Elderly
11. The Options For Relieving Chest Pain In the Elderly Questioned
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Elderly Population Rise India China

(Date:5/27/2015)... One of America's most cherished actors, James ... America” that takes a look at the topic of ... an abnormal heart rhythm. Those who suffer from atrial ... much too quickly. , This new segment will take ... effort to inform viewers about possible signs that commonly ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Seattle (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 The ... concluded its West Coast Regional Meeting in Seattle. This ... together more than 200 navigation and oncology professionals from ... and education. , “One of the most important ... is listen to their needs and do the best ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... 27, 2015 Carey Danis & ... testosterone gel lawsuit . The suit pertains to AndroGel, ... was filed in late April 2015, and a court ... Illinois federal court in mid-May.¹ , Testosterone gel lawsuits ... the Northern District of Illinois. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... Readers who struggle with memory ... author Chester Litvin ’s new book, “ Introduction ... by Trafford Publishing). , Litvin, who is a clinical ... brain. This book will guide readers through a series ... brain cells . He shares his patented process for ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... Mr. Gould and Mr. Ken Cochran, who has ... this week to ensure a smooth transition. , ... and strategy. Gary is familiar with East Liverpool, having ... Cochran. The Board of Trustees believe Mr. Gould’s exceptional ... over the past few years. , “Our Board feels ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AONN+’s West Coast Regional Meeting Brings Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators Together for Two Days of Education and Networking 2Health News:AONN+’s West Coast Regional Meeting Brings Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators Together for Two Days of Education and Networking 3Health News:Carey Danis & Lowe Comments on Recently Filed Testosterone Gel Lawsuit 2Health News:Chester Litvin’s New Book Offers ‘Tune-Up’ for Brain Cells 2Health News:Chester Litvin’s New Book Offers ‘Tune-Up’ for Brain Cells 3
... Distributors and Pharmacy Chains to Carry RESPeRATE ... ... Oct. 1 InterCure,Ltd. (TASE: INCR), today announced that ... to,significantly lower blood pressure, will launch into retail distribution ...
... new ways of controlling and treating breast cancer at ... (Monday 1 October 2007). , Dr Robert Clarke and ... have been investigating human breast cancers for the presence ... and can cause the cancer to recur - in ...
... little pinch in the arm can help save 36,000 ... brings the,beginning of flu season, which will put up ... flu is easily prevented with an inexpensive,vaccination. AARP is ... virus begins its annual spread., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO ...
... PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 1 Mylan Laboratories,Inc. (NYSE: ... Lillback as,Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human ... Mylan more than 25 years of HR,experience. He joins ... Resources, U.S., with responsibility for HR leadership for more,than ...
... - NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals,Corp. today announced that on ... Smith & Nephew wound management for the ... nanocrystalline coatings.,The two companies first entered into ... bought the Acticoat(TM) brand from NUCRYST and ...
... Va., Oct. 1 Smithfield Deli Group,announced ... marketing deli campaign, titled,DELI FOR THE CURE(TM). ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071001/NEM069-b ) (Photo: ... GENERATION(R) will become a major sponsor of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:InterCure and High Tech Health Announce RESPeRATE Launch into Pharmacy Market in Australia 2Health News:InterCure and High Tech Health Announce RESPeRATE Launch into Pharmacy Market in Australia 3Health News:InterCure and High Tech Health Announce RESPeRATE Launch into Pharmacy Market in Australia 4Health News:Manchester researchers announce new methods of beating breast cancer 2Health News:AARP Reminds All People 50-Plus to Get a Flu Shot This Year 2Health News:Mylan Announces Appointment of David A. Lillback as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources 2Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 2Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 3Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 4Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 5Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 6Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 7Health News:Smithfield(R) LEAN GENERATION(R) Announces DELI FOR THE CURE(TM) 2
(Date:5/26/2015)... 2015   Generational Equity , a leading mergers ... to announce the acquisition of its client, Peaks ... Washington , by Mi-Med Supply , headquartered ... 2015. Peaks & Plains is the ... medical, incontinent, nutritional, patient care, and housekeeping equipment to ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... 2015 Research and ... addition of the "North American Computerized ... Computerized Physician Order Entry, Standalone Computerized Physician ... - Forecast to 2019 " report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , The North American ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... , May 26, 2015  Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE: ... chairman and chief executive officer will present at the 2015 ... at approximately 8:45 a.m., CDT on Thursday, June ... be available in the Investors section of the Halyard Health ... that site. About Halyard Health: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Generational Equity Announces the Acquisition of Peaks & Plains Inc. by Mi-Med Supply 2North American Computerized Physician Order Entry Market 2015-2019 2
... Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ) today announced that Robert ... Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hoffman served ... before departing in March to work for a private biopharmaceutical ... been a key contributor to Arena," said Jack Lief, Arena,s ...
... RIVER EDGE, N.J., Aug. 11, 2011 Nephros, Inc. ... device company developing and marketing filtration products for therapeutic ... on August 11, 2011 it filed a 510(k) application ... of its hemodiafiltration system. On August 11, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Robert Hoffman to Rejoin Arena Pharmaceuticals as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer 2Robert Hoffman to Rejoin Arena Pharmaceuticals as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer 3Nephros Files 510(k) Application for Hemodiafiltration System 2Nephros Files 510(k) Application for Hemodiafiltration System 3Nephros Files 510(k) Application for Hemodiafiltration System 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: