Monthly Archives: March 2015

My thesis aims to understand why prescribing trends for osteoporosis medication in England and France have started declining since about 2008. Indeed, after a very sharp increase since the late 1990s, the trends in prescription started stagnating and declining in England and France respectively since 2008.
As I review the literature – very slowly I must admit – I come to the conclusion that the epidemiology of the disease – i.e. the number of people actually afflicted by the condition – is very unlikely to bear any responsibility in the trends. Changes in epidemiology of this nature are simply not that fast. Though Western societies are ageing, the demography is similarly not changing that quickly.
I have prepared a number oh hypotheses as to why this is occurring. I will not list them now as this is not the objective of this paper. One of them is that osteoporosis may be declining within the ranking of public agenda priorities.

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After watching the following keynote by David Sinclair presenting recent scientific findings around the prevention and possible reversing of ageing, I wondered about something: Are gerontologists against scientific discoveries preventing and delaying biological ageing?

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We spend years at school preparing our career, learning the values of labour, developing skills and so on. We progressively get closer to what we have been raised to achieve: start our careers, with of course a extremely wide range of opportunities. We work hard to live well and we live (hard?) to work well. Then, then… We retire.

Then, nothing. Nought. Read More

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