Institute of Health & Society



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

  • Slash your risk of diabetes by eating soups and shakes

    A study led by Professor Roy Taylor into reversing Type 2 diabetes is mentioned in this article about lowering your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.

    published on: 1 June 2016

  • Want to reach 90? It's all down to lifestyle

    A feature about the lifestyle of people over 90 highlights a study, led by Professor Carol Jagger, which shows that many people over 95 are independent and doing well.

    published on: 31 May 2016

  • 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