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US Medicare 2016 High-cost Beneficiaries

The US healthcare system is among the world's most advanced, but is the highest-cost by far.

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"Hot Flat and Crowded"

As I said in my last post on Blockchain, I love reading things that broaden my horizons, teach me something ...

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Myths around 3D (bio)printing

Take care of your heart, you won't be able to print the spare one anytime soon!
3D printing is ...

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Plastics in our bodies: The next asbestos?

Plastics are everywhere. They're in our food, water and air. A recent study revealed that 83% of tap water ...

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Environmental sustainability and why it matters to Swiss Re

Around the world, Swiss Re is committed to minimising our impact on the natural environment. Our mission is to protect ...

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Closing the Protection Gap in Just 24 Hours

For the past three years, I have been preaching the message of life insurance and closing the mortality protection gap ...

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Sovereign risk transfer for developed countries? Absolutely!

Sovereign risk transfer is still a relatively new financial tool for the public sector. Benefits have been promoted mainly in ...

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Overcoming the increased burden of diabetes

As National Diabetes Week comes to an end in Australia, as a member of the life insurance industry, I couldn ...

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Can sustainability be a measure of happiness?

Sustainable Happiness: "Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or ...

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Helping the development of renewable energy in Brazil

Innovation is a hot topic for the re/insurance industry these days. New products are being developed in order to ...

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Asia Pacific nations united in tackling disaster risk

From earthquakes along the Ring of Fire to landfalling category 5 typhoons, countries in the Asia-Pacific region of the world ...

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Science that seems like magic. Redefining Type 2 Diabetes

Over a year ago, I wrote that things could be different, but as the world's obesity crisis worsens, the ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/Diabetes_TrendSpotlight.pdf
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Type 2 diabetes management: medicine or behavior change?

Type 2 diabetes prevalence is on the rise globally, and the signs
don't speak for this trend to invert ...

STORY URL: http://institute.swissre.com/events/Expert_Forum_on_diabetes.html
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Obesity and Insulin: A toxic relationship

Everyone is shaking their head in disbelief. Me included. The latest JAMA paper on obesity trends in the US says ...

STORY URL: http://institute.swissre.com/events/food_for_thought_bmj.html
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Does genetics help to predict your diabetes risk?

We are well aware of the conventional predictors for type 2 diabetes. Besides non-modifiable factors such as age, gender, ethnic ...

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