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Overcoming the increased burden of diabetes

As National Diabetes Week comes to an end in Australia, as a member of the life insurance industry, I couldn ...

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"You Can't Handle the Truth"

Readers of this blog may remember my post from January 2016 entitled New Drug Therapies and the Quality/Cost Quandary ...

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Therapeutic Cannabis

This article is a brief introduction to therapeutic cannabis, the physiological responses to its use, as well as its effects ...

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What would make you buy life insurance?

Even today, the words of my manager in my first job as an actuary still ring loud: "Life insurance is ...

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An Act of God? No Sir, an Act of Man

With the huge impacts of Irma, Harvey and Maria, the Atlantic Hurricane Season got extensive media coverage[1] last year ...

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Can sustainability be a measure of happiness?

Sustainable Happiness: "Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or ...

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Political risks of today

Political risks of today: should reinsurance reinvent itself for a better tomorrow ?

"Political risks are on the rise, and we ...

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"Mrs. Reilly……And Only Mrs. Reilly "

Legal drama enthusiasts will recognize this line from one of my favorite movies, "My Cousin Vinny" almost immediately. The context ...

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Ever seen an Eiffel Tower floating upright in the ocean?

Imagine a wind turbine the height of the Eiffel tower, floating in the sea, connected to the shore via a ...

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MINING KNOWLEDGE FROM WIKIPEDIA

Have you ever wondered if an encyclopedia could also be used in shaping-up re/insurance products? Or, did you ever ...

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Driving Commitment


 

Perhaps it is not the most obvious and glamorous aspect of aviation but ground handling and the servicing of commercial ...

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Concussion – not just a professional sport issue

The issue of the long-term effect of concussion on professional sportsmen has become a major topic of discussion in the ...

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The futile search for universal "laws" of human behaviour

One reason I love attending the annual behavioural economics conference Nudgestock is that I always pick up a few brilliant ...

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Is gene therapy the key to curing Alzheimer's?

Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and detective Columbo … even the rich and famous are not immune from the curse of Alzheimer ...

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A wake-up call from Kilauea

A wake-up call from Kilauea: dormancy isn't an option when it comes to volcanic risk

Red lava, blue flames ...

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