weekly blog--one for the ages
We go long first. The anti-aging market is big business. Bank of America forecasts that the market will balloon to $610 billion from $110 billion by the year 2025. Within a few years, you should be able to walk into your local drugstore and see about 50 products that claim to be anti-aging. Whether the products work or not is another question. The website, Nanalyze, offers information for investors on emerging technologies and recently published a list of the top 10 companies working to increase longevity.
As for the short of it, two brothers at the University of Vermont Medical School are combining palliative care expertise, linguistics and AI to encourage more effective conversations between doctors and people receiving end-of-life care.
In 2014, the US Institute of Medicine made improving doctor–patient communication a priority in its landmark study, Dying in America. An analogous publication in the UK, Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care, emphasized the need for patients, family and caregivers to have “the opportunity for honest, sensitive and well-informed conversations about dying, death and bereavement.” It reiterated that doctors need to make those conversations possible.