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LSN Aging Disease
On this episode of Lifespan News, Ryan O'Shea discusses the possible ramifications of including aging in the ICD-11. Script The debate about whether or not aging is or should be considered a disease has been taking place for years, and recent developments with ICD-11, which has now formally been adopted, are raising the issue again....
Debate
A significant debate has originated regarding the inclusion of MG2A, a code for old age, in the ICD-11 for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics. What is the ICD-11? The 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, which goes into effect this month, is managed by the World Health Organization. Its stated purpose is twofold: allows...
Few things in aging research are ever straightforward, and today's topic is no exception, as two researchers enjoy some back and forth regarding whether and how the World Health Organization (WHO) should recognize the aging processes as a disease. Proposing a new framework to facilitate development of rejuvenation therapies Back in November 2019, an international...
We had the opportunity to interview Daria Khaltourina about a review written by her team, which recommended giving aging its own disease classification in the ICD-11. Back in 2018, an international group of scientists filed a proposal with the World Health Organization to introduce aging as a disease in the new iteration of the International...
Framework
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...
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...

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