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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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A surge of optimism in flood modeling

The upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1,  will be another big test of our ability to create a ...

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Looking ahead while looking back on a record-breaking 2017

For insurers, 2017 was defined by a series of natural and man-made disasters that resulted in record-breaking losses. To that ...

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Paving the Way to Narrowing Protection Gap in Asia

Economic losses from disaster events in Asia were an estimated USD 31 billion in 2017, of which only USD 5 ...

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Asia Pacific nations united in tackling disaster risk

From earthquakes along the Ring of Fire to landfalling category 5 typhoons, countries in the Asia-Pacific region of the world ...

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Science that seems like magic. Redefining Type 2 Diabetes

Over a year ago, I wrote that things could be different, but as the world's obesity crisis worsens, the ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/Diabetes_TrendSpotlight.pdf
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Type 2 diabetes management: medicine or behavior change?

Type 2 diabetes prevalence is on the rise globally, and the signs
don't speak for this trend to invert ...

STORY URL: http://institute.swissre.com/events/Expert_Forum_on_diabetes.html
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Obesity and Insulin: A toxic relationship

Everyone is shaking their head in disbelief. Me included. The latest JAMA paper on obesity trends in the US says ...

STORY URL: http://institute.swissre.com/events/food_for_thought_bmj.html
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Harvey, we have a problem!

Houston is a microcosm of the flooding problem in the United States. Combine population growth with aggressive development in an ...

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Does genetics help to predict your diabetes risk?

We are well aware of the conventional predictors for type 2 diabetes. Besides non-modifiable factors such as age, gender, ethnic ...

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Tips That Will Help In Selection Of The Medicare Plan N Rate

All you individuals who are approaching 65 will require Medicare health policy. You can cover all the medical costs with ...

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Insurance can't heal cancer but it may help you live longer!

4th of February is World Cancer Day!
Each year, millions of lives are turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis ...

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Insurers' contribution to fight rising cancer burden in Asia

Cancer has a major impact on societies across the world. Half of us will hear the words “you have cancer ...

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We can do better than wearables

At Swiss Re's second annual Health Monitoring in Insurance event, we heard more of the same messages about how ...

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The Great Ice Storm of 1998 - 20 Years Later

Do you remember what you were doing the week of January 5,1998? For millions of Quebecois that week will ...

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