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Workers will see their health start to fail at 59 - long before they reach pension age | Daily Mail

Workers will see their health start to fail at 59 - long before they reach pension age | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A study undertaken at Keele University suggests that employees who turn 50 can expect only an average of nine more years in good shape. Yet the pension age is now 65 and will soon rise to 66.
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Study provides first estimates of healthy working life expectancy for adults aged 50

Study provides first estimates of healthy working life expectancy for adults aged 50 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study has estimated that on average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years.

State Pension age in the UK is going up from 65 to 66 for men and women by October 2020, and will increase to 67 by 2028. The new research has found that if healthy working years are lived consecutively from age 50, the average age that people are in work and healthy until is 59-years-old.

The study, led by Keele University working with Newcastle University, provides the first estimates of healthy working life expectancy for adults aged 50 in England, and the results question whether a sufficient proportion of people can work until they would be able to receive the state pension.
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On average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years.

On average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years. | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study has estimated that on average people in England from age 50 can expect to be healthy and in work for nine more years.

State Pension age in the UK is going up from 65 to 66 for men and women by October 2020, and will increase to 67 by 2028. The new research has found that if healthy working years are lived consecutively from age 50, the average age that people are in work and healthy until is 59-years-old.
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How Social Isolation Affects the Brain

How Social Isolation Affects the Brain | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
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Daisy Fancourt was at her home in Surrey in southeast England when the UK government formally announced a nationwide lockdown. Speaking in a televised address on March 23, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out a suite of measures designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, including closing public spaces and requiring people to stay home except for exercise and essential tasks. For Fancourt, an epidemiologist at University College London (UCL), the announcement meant more than just a change to her daily life. It was the starting gun for a huge study, weeks in the planning, that would investigate the effects of enforced isolation and other pandemic-associated changes on the British public.
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NHS care means middle-aged in England healthier than in US | Daily Mail

NHS care means middle-aged in England healthier than in US | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Experts from University College London and the University of Michigan studied health data on nearly 18,700 people aged 55-64 in England and the States.
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Viewing TV for more than 3.5 hours per day is associated with cognitive decline in older age

Viewing TV for more than 3.5 hours per day is associated with cognitive decline in older age | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a world today without television and its immediate descendants like Netflix and Disney+. Considerable research has explored the effects of television on children, whose minds tend to be perceived as more susceptible to negative influence. In many ways, however, they are more resilient, while impaired cognition in the aging adult population is associated with increased all-cause mortality.

To better understand the extent to which television participates in cognitive decline in aging adults, researchers delved into data provided by the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA), focusing on roughly 3,600 adults aged 50 or above.
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Childhood hardship has lasting effects up to old age

Childhood hardship has lasting effects up to old age | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
From being raised by an emotionally cold mother to experiencing violence, war and bereavement, difficult life events have a profound effect on our physical and mental well-being in later life, according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom.

A new study, published on March 11 (2020) in the Journal of Public Health, shows how a range of life inequalities and hardships are linked to physical and mental health inequalities in later life.
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Heartbreak and Struggles Can Lead to a Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Study

Heartbreak and Struggles Can Lead to a Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Study | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
From being raised by an emotionally cold mother to experiencing violence, war and bereavement, difficult life events have a profound effect on our physical and mental wellbeing in later life, says a health and lifestyle study.

The findings, published in the Journal of Public Health, showed how a range of life inequalities and hardships are linked to physical and mental health inequalities in later life.
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Study Finds How Heartbreak And Hardship Shape Growing Old

Study Finds How Heartbreak And Hardship Shape Growing Old | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
From being raised by an emotionally cold mother to experiencing violence, war and bereavement, difficult life events have a profound effect on our physical and mental well-being in later life, says a study.

The findings, published in the Journal of Public Health, showed how a range of life inequalities and hardships are linked to physical and mental health inequalities in later life.

According to the researchers, these stressful and often heart-breaking life inequalities included having emotionally cold parents, poor educational opportunities, losing an unborn child, financial hardship, involvement in conflict, violence and experiencing a natural disaster.
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Women who have had 10 or more sexual partners do not double their risk of getting cancer

Women who have had 10 or more sexual partners do not double their risk of getting cancer | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
There is no evidence that having 10 or more sexual partners directly increases the risk of cancer for either gender.
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Senior lecturer joins campaign to fight prejudice against sexual activity in later life

Senior lecturer joins campaign to fight prejudice against sexual activity in later life | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A partnership of Manchester campaigners and researchers – including Edge Hill University’s Dr Paul Simpson – are urging health professionals change their attitudes about sexual activity in older people.
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Women more reliant on state pension than men

Women more reliant on state pension than men | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Women in England are more reliant on income from the state pension in retirement than men, according to new research from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).

It found that 68 per cent of the English population aged 50 and above whose income is entirely made of state pension and benefits are women.
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Around 1.5 million older people ‘have unmet need for social care’

Around 1.5 million older people ‘have unmet need for social care’ | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Around 1.5 million older people in England have an unmet need for social care, a charity has warned.

Age UK estimates that one in seven people aged 65 and over struggles with everyday tasks such as getting out of bed, going to the toilet, washing and getting dressed.

By 2030, some 2.1 million could be in need of help but will not be receiving it, the charity said.
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Employees 'healthy' in work until just 59 in England, study shows | UK News

Employees 'healthy' in work until just 59 in England, study shows | UK News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People in England have a "healthy life expectancy" at work until they are aged just 59, far below the age to qualify for a state pension, research suggests.

The study, published in The Lancet Public Health, analysed data from 15,000 men and women aged 50 and over from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Participants were tracked between 2002 and 2013 for the research led by Keele University.
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Men can expect to be healthy and in work for longer than women says new study - Wales Online

Men can expect to be healthy and in work for longer than women says new study - Wales Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Male workers who have reached the age of 50 in England can expect to be healthy in work for longer than women.

A new study suggests that “healthy working life expectancy” from the age of 50 means that men can look forward to 10.9 healthy years in work - compared to 8.3 years for women.
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Average healthy working life expectancy is six years below the state pension age

Average healthy working life expectancy is six years below the state pension age | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The average “healthy working life expectancy” for employees in England falls well below the state pension age, research suggests.

Workers aged 50 can expect an average of nine more healthy years while employed, according to a study. The findings question the current UK state pension of 65 – rising to 66 in October – and whether a sufficient proportion of people can work until they would be able to receive the state pension.

As the state pension age rises, researchers expressed concern about the health of the older workforce. Lead author of the study Marty Parker said that people will find it “challenging” to work for longer as the state pension age goes up.
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Mind the gap: Even the richest Americans lag the English on health, study finds

The United States won its independence from British rule 237 years ago this month, a feat celebrated with its own holiday, and even a smash Broadway musical celebrating the overthrow of a class-based government and the rise of a poor immigrant.

But a new study shows that middle-aged people living in the U.S. today have worse health than their English counterparts—and that the difference in health between rich and poor is much larger on the American side of the Atlantic.
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Health inequalities worse in US than England | myScience / news / news 2020

People with low incomes have below-average health outcomes in middle age in both the US and England, but particularly so in the US, finds a new international study involving UCL.

Across every income group surveyed, people living in the US had worse health than their counterparts of similar incomes in England, finds the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, led by the University of Michigan.

The differences were greatest among the lowest earners: middle-aged UK residents in the bottom 20% by income enjoyed better health across many measures than the poorest Americans of the same age group.
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Higher Numbers of Sex Partners Can Increase Cancer Risk

Does the number of sex partners you’ve had affect long-term health? Yes, according to recently published research.
The observational study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), finds that having ten or more sexual partners over your lifetime can significantly increase the risk of developing cancer. Among women, a higher number of sexual partners is also linked to heightened odds of reporting a limiting long-term health condition, the findings suggest.
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Sheffield expert: Let's reduce epidemic of loneliness | The Star

Sheffield expert: Let's reduce epidemic of loneliness | The Star | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
During the Covid-19 pandemic the current advice from the government is that we should all be taking social distancing measures and reducing our interaction with other people as much as possible to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

Some groups in particular, for example, people aged 70 and over and those with long-term health problems, are being asked to limit their contact with friends and family to protect themselves.

Whilst it is good that this can help reduce the spread of the virus, and protect vulnerable people, it also runs the risk of making people feel more isolated and lonely.
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How hardships of early years can shape later life

How hardships of early years can shape later life | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Difficult life events have a profound effect on our physical and mental wellbeing in later life, says a study published in the Journal of Public Health.
From being raised by an emotionally cold mother to experiencing violence, war and bereavement, difficult life events have a profound effect on our physical and mental wellbeing in later life, says a study.
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Dementia care symptoms: Signs include slow walking

Dementia is an umbrella term for a collection of symptoms that arise when the brain is damaged by disease, the most common being Alzheimer’s disease. There is currently no known cure for the condition so research has sought to identify potential risk factors that may indicate your likelihood of developing dementia. Identifying potential risk factors can spur people on to take proactive steps to delay the onset of dementia and maintain quality of life for as long as possible.
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Having more than 10 sexual partners linked to increased risk of cancer, finds study

Having more than 10 sexual partners linked to increased risk of cancer, finds study | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Having 10 or more sexual partners in a lifetime is linked to an increased chance of cancer, according to new research.

The researchers found a statistically significant association between the number of sexual partners and the risk of a cancer diagnosis among men and women.

The study, a joint project between Anglia Ruskin University and experts in Austria, Turkey, Canada and Italy, was based on data from 5,722 participants aged 50 and over in England. 
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Pension news: Couples issued warning to check state pension and private pension | Personal Finance | Daily Express

Pension news: Couples issued warning to check state pension and private pension | Personal Finance | Daily Express | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
PENSION savings and funding retirement have been put under the spotlight, with many being left wondering whether they will have enough money during this time of their life. From the state pension to private pensions and savings, how much is needed for a comfortable retirement?
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Around 1.5 million older people ‘have unmet need for social care’

Around 1.5 million older people ‘have unmet need for social care’ | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Around 1.5 million older people in England have an unmet need for social care, a charity has warned.

Age UK estimates that one in seven people aged 65 and over struggles with everyday tasks such as getting out of bed, going to the toilet, washing and getting dressed.
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