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The UK Courts Act 2003: Ten years on - the story so far

This week marks ten years to the day since PPOs were brought into existence when the Courts Act 2003 became ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/2015_legal_changes_that_have_formed_current_PPO_enviroment.pdf

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Specialty drugs: Medical innovation at unsustainable costs?

The increasing cost of specialty drugs in the US is an issue too big to ignore. A number of stakeholders ...

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How happy are you to use happiness?

The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal’, according to the UN. World life expectancy has increased by 20 ...

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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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VIS Project - Our Fellowship for Longer Lives Experience

The consequences of an ageing population are nowadays a common topic of discussion. The Fellowship for Longer Lives gave us ...

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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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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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Asia Pacific underprepared for demographic shifts

We all face some big challenges in our lives. But how we respond to them, and the choices we make ...

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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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