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Are we ready for our future care needs?

Ageing populations will be a defining characteristic of most Asian societies in the coming decades. Attention is commonly focused on ...

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Mortality Protection Gap in Asia Widens Significantly

According to Swiss Re Mortality Protection Gap Report, the mortality protection gap for Asia has widened further between 2010 and ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/life_health/Mortality_protection_gap_in_Asia-Pacific.html
http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/life_health/Mortality_protection_gap_in_Asia-Pacific.html

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New Year Resolutions and Life Insurance Buying (EIR 2015)

The European Insurance Report 2015 covers 13 countries in Europe and the Middle East, focusing on older ages as well ...

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The market share of US, Canada and UK in Life Reinsurance

Dear community,

In 2013, primary life insurance premiums paid throughout the world were (in mio of USD):
- Europe: 946,727 ...

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Question on life reinsurance premiums paid globally in 2014

Dear community,

In 2014, about 70 billion have been paid out in life reinsurance premiums. This represents an increase of ...

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The UK Courts Act 2003: Ten years on - the story so far

This week marks ten years to the day since PPOs were brought into existence when the Courts Act 2003 became ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/2015_legal_changes_that_have_formed_current_PPO_enviroment.pdf

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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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The Olds and Very Olds in South Korea

The ageing process is pronounced in South Korea. In six years' time, about one in four people will be among ...

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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
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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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