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Tag: ICD

March 12, 2020
In this "food for thought" episode of LifeXtenShow, Nicola discusses the idea of counting aging as a disease and as a syndrome, describing WHO's definitions and offering insight into why the ICD-11 is so important in having treatments developed and brought to the clinic. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
November 04, 2019
A new publication by an international team of scientists has proposed a new healthcare framework to help older people stay healthier for longer by improving the development of therapies that target age-related diseases. Society is aging, and we need to change healthcare for the better This new publication urges World Health Organization (WHO), governments, and...
August 31, 2018
We are pleased to report that lobbyists have made more progress towards classifying aging as a disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented the extension code 'Ageing-related' (XT9T) in the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The inclusion of the new code is thanks to the efforts of activists at the...
July 19, 2018
A common concern in the community is that the FDA, the EMA, and other bodies, such as WHO, do not classify aging as a disease and that this poses a problem for developing therapies that target aging. However, this is not really as serious an issue as some people would suggest; today, we will have...