The aging/disease debate, and WeChat’s dark side

Last October, researchers began to spread the news that the World Health Organization was considering changing the International Classification of Diseases, a category used to standardize diagnoses of diseases across the globe. all over the world.

In an upcoming revision, the plan is to replace the diagnosis of “senility” with something more expansive: “old age”. Importantly, the code associated with the diagnosis includes the term “pathology,” which can be interpreted as suggesting that old age itself is a disease.

While some researchers expect modifications as part of the pathway to creating and delivering anti-aging therapies, others fear that these changes will only add to age. , indicates that if age alone is considered a disease, it can lead to inadequate care from physicians. Read full story.

—Sarah Sloat

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The dark side of a super app like WeChat

Imagine being blocked from accessing almost all of your social and digital life in a single drop. That’s what happened to those in Beijing who discussed the recent banner protest in Beijing against the 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress over the weekend, after Tencent. ban them from accessing their WeChat account.

People outside of China may not be so clear about the importance of super apps in the country — there simply aren’t many alternatives. Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal are all blocked, SMS messages are flooded with spam and emails are essentially non-existent in the general population.


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