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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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Ageing Asia - A Golden Opportunity

That the world is ageing is not news. But the ageing issue demands close attention in Asia, because the region ...

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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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Living to 110? Swiss Radio debate

Swiss Radio 2 (SRF2) have just finished a series of programmes on ageing and longevity. I was lucky enough to ...

STORY URL: Die langlebige Gesellschaft: Sind wir darauf eingestellt?
Wissenschaftlich ist klar: Wir werden in Zukunft länger und gesünder leben und das wird für die ganze Gesellschaft einschneidende Veränderungen mit sich bringen. Sind wir darauf eingestellt?

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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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India agrees on universal pension

Thousands of older people from across India gathered in New Delhi in March to peacefully protest for their rights to ...

STORY URL: India agrees on universal pension | Latest news | HelpAge International
The Government of India has made an unprecedented commitment to improve the Indira Ghandi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) and ensure every older person receives a pension.

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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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Retirement age should be 75, if not 85!

One of the greatest risks facing the world today is “risk management”. I put the term in quotes because what ...

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Medical data sharing

It has been suggested that transparency and patient data sharing in medical research can improve patient care leading to an ...

STORY URL: Could sharing your medical records help save lives?
A damning report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed how UK red tape is strangling medical research that could save lives and is calling on ...

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Better understanding of longevity risks

The portion of elderly people in population becomes larger and larger because of longer life expectancy and decreases of fertility ...

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