Low Birth Rates and Unemployment: The Effects of Changing Demographics in Italy and Japan

As many already know, Japan has the largest population of people over 65 in the world at 25 percent in 2013. Since the Japanese are known for their longevity, this number may seem like an isolated phenomenon but the rest of the world is catching up. Almost every major country went through a birthing boom after World War II and people are starting to wonder … Continue reading Low Birth Rates and Unemployment: The Effects of Changing Demographics in Italy and Japan

Why More Millennials Are Becoming Caregivers

Millennials often get stereotyped as lazy, entitled, and self-involved, but did you know that about one out of six millennials in the United States is a caregiver for someone with dementia, and with an average age of 27 years? Nor is it a problem limited to Americans. One in four young Canadians provides care to a family member or friend. In 2019, Global Health Aging … Continue reading Why More Millennials Are Becoming Caregivers

Are You Afraid Of Getting Older?

If you have a fear of getting older, then you are not alone. Globally, just one in three are looking forward to old age, according to a 2019 Ipsos study. America falls slightly above the global average at 40 percent. Other countries feel much more positive about old age, including three quarters (73 percent) in India and two thirds (67 percent) in Turkey. Still, there’s room … Continue reading Are You Afraid Of Getting Older?

A Poem About Covid-19

LockdownYes there is fear.Yes there is isolation.Yes there is panic buying.Yes there is sickness.Yes there is even death.But,They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noiseYou can hear the birds again.They say that after just a few weeks of quietThe sky is no longer thick with fumesBut blue and grey and clear.They say that in the streets of AssisiPeople are singing to each … Continue reading A Poem About Covid-19

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COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Future of Clinical Trials

“What was the address again?”  In what became a ritual prior to any physician appointment, I would look up the office address, choose whether I should walk, take public transportation, or drive, determine the optimal route for the time of day, calculate how much time I would have to be away from work, and brace myself for the ensuing anxiety associated with an in-person visit. … Continue reading COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Future of Clinical Trials

Alcohol And Ageing: The International Trends Worrying Health Researchers

Risky drinking – defined as drinking at levels that put a person at risk of medical or social problems – has for centuries been viewed as an affliction of youth and immaturity. Yet, as the first wave of baby boomers reach retirement age, a startling trend is revealing itself: older adults are now drinking more than any previous cohort of retirees, with over 40 percent of older … Continue reading Alcohol And Ageing: The International Trends Worrying Health Researchers