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Coal can shorten your life

If ever there ever was a reason to stop using fossil fuel, then it has to be this: Over decades ...

STORY URL: China's coal addiction 'shortens lives'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23247803

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Save resources by simple personal discipline

We all know by now the great EU objective "20-20-20" (20% of energy savings, 20% of usage of renewable energy ...

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Chocolate for cancer detection

Have you ever thought of any possible relationship between chocolate and cancer? If not, here comes one! A new technique ...

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Why carbon tax isn’t on Obama's agenda

Last month, President Obama outlined his second-term plan to address climate change. It includes a range of executive actions and ...

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Talking cigarettes?

Around 6 million people globally are dying of tobacco use each year among which 5 million of them are dying ...

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The reality of urban resilience

In my last blog ( https://openminds.swissre.com/story/273/solutions-in-the-city), I explain why Swiss Re is supporting US city ...

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Human enhancement = Loooongevity?

Thought-provoking for sure - Andy Miah, Director at the Creative Futures Institute and Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies - has an ...

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Calculate your healthy life expectancy

Take these insightful questionnaires; their accuracy is open to your own interpretation but what is guaranteed is how you will ...

STORY URL: Vitality Compass | Blue Zones
http://apps.bluezones.com/vitality/

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Google calories?

Scientists spend huge amounts of time (and money!) to discover the secrets to a longer and healthier life. But the ...

STORY URL: Google Calories? Nutrition Facts Showing Up in Search
Google search can now help you find nutrition facts. Google's Knowledge Graph will add intuitive results.

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Banning plastic

Rwanda has banned non-biodegradable plastic and hopes to become the first plastic free country in the world, but as this ...

STORY URL: Rwanda's plastic bag-free utopia
Not so long ago, Rwanda suffered from an all-too-familiar problem in Africa: billions of plastic bags choking waterways and destroying entire ecosystems. To fight this scourge of the environment...

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Toxic time bomb in India

What you see below is one of the latest documentaries on the toxic asbestos trade in India and it contains ...

STORY URL: 101 East - India: Toxic Trade
More than 50 countries have banned asbestos products but India cannot get enough and is importing the mineral from Canada. Is India investing in a future hea...

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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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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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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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To frack or not to frack

Swiss Re regularly updates its expert assessments of the shifting risk landscape through an array of publications aimed at its ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/European_Legal_Developments_2011_2012.pdf

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