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Selling insurance in the digital era

On Tuesday last week, Swiss Re held its inaugural 'Next generation insurance customer' conference here in Zürich. We were joined ...

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Universal Health Care - the history and the math for India..

The High Level Expert Group (HLEG) report to the planning commission of India has called for moving beyond ‘insurance’ by ...

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Anti Microbial Resistance may be the next big killer

A new report by WHO reveals that Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) is a serious threat. It also calls for an ...

STORY URL: WHO | Antimicrobial resistance
WHO fact sheet on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or drug resistance, which is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial medicine to which it was previously sensitive.

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Diabetes Complications...To Project? or Not To Project?

If you are a statistician, you may face this dilemma.... To project or not to project?

I have been writing ...

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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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The Olds and Very Olds in South Korea

The ageing process is pronounced in South Korea. In six years' time, about one in four people will be among ...

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Hong Kong will be as old as today's Japan in 6 years

Hong Kong is known to be a vibrant city. Yet few may be aware that Hong Kong's population will ...

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The debate on retirement ages in China

The demographic time bomb facing China is well-known, partly as a result of the earlier one-child policy. How to deal ...

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Despilfarro de alimentos - un fenómeno evitable

Algunas cosas tenemos que mencionar al inicio para entender completamente la severidad de este asunto.
1. "el equivalente a la ...

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A health care system that serves the patient

So just how private should your health data be? Most of us wouldn't want our brushes with illness shared ...

STORY URL: Live better, together! | PatientsLikeMe
PatientsLikeMe: Share your experiences with treatments. Find patients just like you. Learn from others who know. Join now!

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Quality of life for older people

Population ageing is a success of development and a result of significant improvements in public health, education, nutrition and economic ...

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How does a life at 100+ feel like?

Earlier in the month, I participated in a dialogue session at the Open Mind forum at the Munich 150 Years ...

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Health at any cost?

As Gilead Sciences unveils a $1,000/day twelve-week treatment for Hepatitis C, that's 84 grand for anybody who's struggling ...

STORY URL: At $84,000 Gilead Hepatitis C Drug Sets Off Payer Revolt
As Gilead Sciences Inc. touted its $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C cure to investors in a hotel ballroom in San Francisco, a group of about 20 protesters milled outside. “Gilead=Greed,” one sign read.

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Keeping it fresh

Over the past five years, scientists at the University of Florida have been working with the US Army to help ...

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