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A health care system that serves the patient

So just how private should your health data be? Most of us wouldn't want our brushes with illness shared ...

STORY URL: Live better, together! | PatientsLikeMe
PatientsLikeMe: Share your experiences with treatments. Find patients just like you. Learn from others who know. Join now!

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Quality of life for older people

Population ageing is a success of development and a result of significant improvements in public health, education, nutrition and economic ...

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How does a life at 100+ feel like?

Earlier in the month, I participated in a dialogue session at the Open Mind forum at the Munich 150 Years ...

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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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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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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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Building resilience in economic machines: Cities

As President Bill Clinton stated during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, "Every five days, one million people move from ...

STORY URL: Making 100 cities more resilient | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Pledge will support at least 100 cities in building resilience to natural...

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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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Join us in New York and online for Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC, marking its 5th anniversary in 2013, is the global summit that has become a key event on ...

STORY URL: Climate Week NYC
Join us for the fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC. See you there, September 23-29, 2013.

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Goodbye plastic ocean gyres!

My war on plastics began when I first heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Then I found out there ...

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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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