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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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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Music as therapy

As a student occupational therapist , I am learning the impact occupation can have on health. I think this video is ...

STORY URL: Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era
Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

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Exporting the elderly

I've just read the attached BBC article about a Swiss woman, Sybille, who opted to send her Alzheimer's-stricken mother to ...

STORY URL: Exporting Gran to care homes abroad
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25438325

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Medical advancement can mean living longer with disability

Nowadays, many people are living longer with better health. But did you know that medical advances can also lead to ...

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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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Outliving our ancestors....

I was personally delighted to see Funding Longer Lives as one of the key themes for our upcoming Open Minds ...

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Is it really worth living longer?

According to a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, 38.2% of Europeans or 165 million people suffered from a ...

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UK says we're most prepared to care

30% of respondents in the UK suggest they're prepared to provide long-term care for a loved one themselves – even ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=17;cnt=65541;age=1

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An insight into the views of young people in Japan and the UK

The risk perception survey reveals some thought-provoking views on caring for those close to us. I took a look at ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=17;cnt=516;age=16

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Elderly care crisis?

The Telegraph in the UK reports that a study, conducted on behalf of NFU Mutual, has revealed that more than ...

STORY URL: Elderly care crisis claims a million family homes - Telegraph
More than one million families have been forced to sell their home in just five years to meet the cost of paying for residential care, new figures have revealed.

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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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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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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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Is nuclear fusion the future?

Nuclear power usually gets a bad press. The conventional wisdom is that it's fraught with too many risks. All very ...

STORY URL: ITER - the way to new energy
ITER - the way to new energy

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