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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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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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Spanish innovation in clean transport

I've just returned from my summer holidays in Spain during which I was on a unique catamaran. The boat represents ...

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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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Rains and resilience

The arrival of the monsoon season in Asia has brought the first heavy rains to India and China. With those ...

STORY URL: Re thinking | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer

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Rethinking the right to build

In this interview clip architect Michael Sorkin says "This global warming thing is real. Storms are getting more frequent and ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Solutions in the city

Resilience can mean a dozen different things. For example, it can imply how well a community or city can withstand ...

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'Sociable' housing

Cohousing is a form of "intentional community" created and run by its residents. It consists of private houses or flats ...

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Proactive Planning

Delray Beach has a history of successful planning. The Beach Property Owners Association is already meeting to discuss sea level ...

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Financing disaster risks

Each year features new headlines about deadly and devastating catastrophes in different parts of the world with earthquakes in Japan ...

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