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WHAT'S NEXT?: Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population aged over 60 will double from about 11 per cent to 22 per cent.

  • [New] Rodent contamination may cause Salmonella and infectious diseases, which may pose the greatest risk to infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and immunocompromised people. Fox Business
  • [New] Indian companies creating products and services for children in edtech, gaming and social media will have to contend with an age of consent that is as high as 18 years. Economic Times
  • [New] Wealth management will be a key area of growth in the coming years as rising numbers of retirees search for better ways to invest their money. MoneyWeek
  • [New] Canadian pension plans incorporate more conservative assumptions, with lower real discount rates than global peers, reducing funding risks. Advisor's Edge
  • [New] High inflation threatens to increase funding risk for pension plans, while headwinds to global economic growth will pressure investment returns. Advisor's Edge
  • [New] Under the plan announced this week, Microsoft will nearly double its global budget for merit-based salary increases, and increase its range for annual stock-based compensation by at least 25% for employees at the senior director level and below. GeekWire
  • [New] More than 3.5 billion people will need one or more assistive products by 2050 due to population ageing and the increase in incidence of non-communicable diseases. SciDev.Net
  • [New] Aging populations and rising cases of noncommunicable diseases, mean that the number of people in need of assistive technology is likely rise to 3.5 billion, by 2050. UN News
  • [New] The risk to the elderly population and waning immunity re-emphasizes the urgency of boosting older Americans and high-risk Americans with additional doses. ABC News
  • [New] Patient demand is expected to rise, given the growing and aging population of the United States. McKinsey & Company
  • [New] As the world begins to think about health care beyond COVID-19, reimagining primary health care creates an opportunity to rethink care for growing elderly populations, while simultaneously supporting and propelling the move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). World Bank Blogs
  • [New] COVID is the leading cause of death for middle-aged Americans, and the mRNA vaccines reduce the risk of death by about 90%. The Atlantic
  • [New] Without new antibiotics, the world is on track to re-enter the medical dark ages by 2050, when a simple cut could kill 10 million people a year. ABC (Australia)
  • [New] Ministers are looking at Solvency II regulation of the UK insurance sector, which could aim to release investment by reducing capital buffers and risk metrics for insurance and pension funds. The Guardian
  • [New] The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that 15% (37.5 million) of Americans over the age of 18 report some hearing loss and nearly 29 million US adults could benefit from using hearing aids. COOL BLIND TECH
  • [New] Demographic signals, such as age and gender, and audience data overlays will likely increase in popularity over the coming years. AdExchanger
  • IA2030 envisions a world where everyone, everywhere, of every age, fully benefits from vaccines to improve health and well-being. Nigeria Health Watch
  • While the U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years, to about age 77, in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists expect it to rise in the coming decades. CNBC
  • The United States is just one of many nations and private companies that soon plan to launch missions, heralding what scientists say could be a new golden age of lunar exploration. Nature Medicine
  • Almost half of UK office workers are ready to walk away from their current job and look for new opportunities if flexibility is not provided by their employer, rising to 60% in workers aged 25-34.
  • Black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans are at higher risk for developing diabetes, starting at lower weights and at younger ages than White Americans. Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Other studies are expected to report results in young people over the age of 12 soon, including the Zydus Cadila vaccine and the Covaxin inactivated coronavirus vaccine, both made in India. PubMed Central (PMC)

Last updated: 25 May 2022