Institute of Health & Society



Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the Institute of Health and Society.

  • Slap on the wrist: can new wearables help tackle problem drinking?

    Professor Eileen Kaner comments on technology to help monitor and manage alcohol consumption.

    published on: 31 May 2016

  • ThinkSAFE endorsed nationally

    A recent significant development is the endorsement of ThinkSAFE by the national NHS England Sign up to Safety Campaign.

    published on: 31 May 2016

  • The great North East health divide

    How living 10 miles down the road can reduce your quality of life. A new report highlights a study by Professor Carol Jagger about health inequality in the region.

    published on: 30 May 2016

  • Dementia and the importance of a healthy lifestyle

    Experts, including Professor Louise Robinson at Newcastle University, discuss dementia and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This is part of the BBC's Living Life Longer series.

    published on: 26 May 2016

  • Insights into the secret of longevity

    Too often when people reach advanced old age, the focus of attention is on their past lives. On the occasion of the death of the world's oldest person at 116 years of age, Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology in IHS, suggests that the more interesting questions are about the present and future lives of the oldest old.

    published on: 17 May 2016

  • Living – and thriving – in very old age

    Professor Carol Jagger and Professor Thomas Scharf recently contributed to The Observer's article on "Britons at 90: healthier, wiser, more independent – but it helps if you’re rich”.

    published on: 25 April 2016

  • Dementia incidence for over 65s has fallen drastically in UK men

    Fiona Matthews, Professor of Epidemiology, is quoted in two articles relating to a study led by Newcastle University and the University of Cambridge which revealed that there is an estimated 40,000 fewer cases of dementia than previously predicted.  

    published on: 22 April 2016

  • Professor Thomas Scharf discusses what we can learn from people over 90

    Professor Thomas Scharf contributes to BBC Radio 4's You and Yours Programme by emphasising the contributions made by people aged 90 and over to families, communities, and society.

    published on: 22 April 2016