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August 29th marked the eight year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and while reading the news coverage regarding the storm's anniversary ...

STORY URL: Hurricane Katrina Note From New Orleans: 8 Is Enough
So there we were with a new car, no pets and a cashed out 401K that was to be the only source of funding for the foreseeable future. After the levees failed post Hurricane Katrina, there was nothi...

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Fish bowl thoughts on funding longer lives

In our bowl we discussed a lot about paradigm shift – on an individual, but also corporate level. So imagine how ...

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Tackling climate change: we can, but why don't we?

I just stepped out of a fishbowl – and I've got some good news and some bad news. But I'm getting ...

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Global survey - Do Europeans not know their insurance cover?

Comparing countries with comprehensive natural perils insurance for all goods like in France, Switzerland or UK with the opposite (China ...

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Thousands of unexplained and unexpected deaths among elderly

A leaked report has revealed that thousands more elderly people died in the past year in the UK than the ...

STORY URL: EXCLUSIVE: Unexpected rise in deaths among older people
Public health officials are closely monitoring death rates as mortality among older people has been unexpectedly increasing since the beginning of 2012, HSJ has learned.

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First national disaster risk assessment in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection has published its first national disaster risk assessment in April 2013. It covers ...

STORY URL: Nat. Gefaehrdungsanlayse
Das VBS bzw. das Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz BABS wurde am 19. Dezember 2008 vom Bundesrat mit der Koordination einer nationalen Gefährdungsanalyse ‚Risiken Schweiz‘ beauftragt.

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"Freaky food" label to help cut food waste

My local supermarket, the Swiss supermarket chain Coop, has just launched a new brand of food. Food sold under the ...

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Total economic losses from disasters reached USD 56 billion

7 000 lives were lost in the first half of 2013 as result of natural catastrophes and man-made disasters, which ...

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Alzheimer's or us

My grandmother has Alzheimer's. It's awful. It simply breaks my heart to see the person I so love vanish, step ...

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Mountain biking longevity

While mountain biking this morning at 6:15am along "the ridge" single track trail, which is both ...

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Earthquakes 'top risk' for Turkey

Exceptional natural circumstances have led to earthquakes being identified as the number one business risk in for Turkish business leaders ...

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Making the best of a bad habit

Over 7 million tons of food are thrown away in the UK on an annual basis, according to the Waste ...

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The costs of longevity

Paul Murray is Swiss Re's Head of Life & Health Products in Hong Kong.

In this video clip, he ...

STORY URL: Ageing population pushes up costs of getting old
Your source for credible news and authoritative insights from Hong Kong, China and the world.

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Something you didn't know

"The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade," says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in a ...

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Who cares?

The achievement of longer lives brings with it challenges. Thanks to the reduction of infectious diseases in many countries, this ...

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