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Plain cigarette packs

Reducing cigarette smoking through health graphics and standardised packaging – will it work? Towards the end of 2012 the Australian government ...

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Disease and faster 'Biological' Ageing

An international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has found new evidence that links faster 'biological' ageing ...

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Aging well

A new Danish study reports some encouraging news for aging populations worldwide. The study, which was recently published in Lancet ...

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The way food feels

When I was in high school, I took part in a taste experiment where participants were asked to identify the ...

STORY URL: Lawyers of Big Tobacco Lawsuits Take Aim at Food Industry
More than a dozen lawyers who took on Big Tobacco have filed 25 cases asserting that manufacturers like ConAgra Foods and PepsiCo are misleading consumers and violating federal law.

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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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Solar Impulse: a dramatic finish

Solar Impulse finished its journey across the US this past weekend, but not without some drama. The crew discovered a ...

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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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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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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