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Extreme Oil Drilling

Our hundred year reliance on oil is at a turning point. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf ...

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Devastating tornado hits Oklahoma

Here at Swiss Re we are shaken by the devastation caused yesterday by the massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Our ...

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Sexual health and older adults

The number of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among older people is increasing. Across the UK, US and Canada, scientists have ...

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What if we *never* run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Cancer death rates continue to fall

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has published new data, forecasting that the proportion of people who die from cancer will continue ...

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Renewable Energy - Start now!

The invisible grip that that black gold has over the world, cannot be summarized in a few words. The fact ...

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Taking the pulse of healthcare costs

Just as gravity keeps us firmly grounded, universal forces seem to drive healthcare costs ever higher. Several major socioeconomic and ...

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Medical data sharing

It has been suggested that transparency and patient data sharing in medical research can improve patient care leading to an ...

STORY URL: Could sharing your medical records help save lives?
A damning report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed how UK red tape is strangling medical research that could save lives and is calling on ...

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If New York can't handle it ...

Elisabeth Champ has volunteered in the wake of disasters in Haiti, Japan and the Philippines. She talks about her experience ...

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Natural Catastrophe risk in Italy

A short violent storm spawned large hail and a powerful tornado in the Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy near ...

STORY URL: Huge tornado strikes northern Italy
Injuries reported as tornado leaves trail of destruction in northern Italy.

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Who is funding the research?

The so-called 'dementia epidemic' is thought to be as a result of our changing demographic profile with regard to longer ...

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IBM Watson Healthcare

Successful medical diagnoses as well as appropriate treatment decisions are definitely two of the most important determinants of future longevity ...

STORY URL: IBM Watson Demo: Oncology Diagnosis and Treatment (2 min.)
The IBM Watson Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Adviser demo was created in close collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the world's preeminent ca...

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Medical breakthrough – lab grown organs

Scientists have been working to grow organs and other body parts from stem cells – cells which can become any type ...

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Boost for catastrophe insurance in Italy

Perils, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, just announced that it is including earthquake and flood Italy ...

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Mini-livers 3D Bioprinting

With life expectancy predicted to exceed 76 years by 2050, scientists are investing a lot of time and effort in ...

STORY URL: 3D printer makes world's smallest human liver
liver bio-printing

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