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Tag: WHO

May 08, 2020
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...
May 05, 2020
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...
March 27, 2020
The World Health Organization has initiated a trial to test four treatments that may be effective against the global pandemic of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept around the globe, shutting down cities and bringing countries to a standstill as governments scramble to control its spread. Though many researchers are racing to develop a vaccine...
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...