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  1. sigma 6/2018: Mortality improvement: understanding the past and framing the future

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    Published by: Swiss Re Institute Content Type: Publication

    A number of risk factors, which can be classified as either biomedical, behavioural or socio-economic, have a significant impact on mortality. The latest edition of sigma examines developments in mortality improvement and whether the recent signs that mort

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  2. The digital patient: wearables in chronic disease care

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    Published by: Swiss Re Institute Content Type: Video

    How will people with long term medical conditions access care in the future? As sensors, wearables and online platforms become part of the services offered by doctors and therapists, patients are now able to access care options at home. These digital care

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  3. Redefining diabetes: Putting a "chronic progressive disease" into remission

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    Published by: Swiss Re Institute Content Type: Conference

    A great interest in The BMJ/ Swiss Re conference "Food for thought: The science and politics of nutrition" will lead to many of the world's experts in nutrition being present in Zurich in June. A number of these expert clinicians, scientists and researcher

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  4. 14th CRO Assembly: Health Focus – The curse of plenty – Increasing longevity, rising chronic disease and our health prognosis

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    The headline of the CRO Assembly was Health Focus; and the byline 'The curse of plenty'. As a society, we have made great strides in producing enough to eat; in understanding illness; and in living longer. However, none of those gains have been made withou

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  5. Science that works like magic

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    Published by: Reinsurance Content Type: Article

    What we eat matters more The root causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes are physiologically similar. The same increased insulin levels that drive fat storage, increase weight and lead to obesity, also drive fat storage in the liver and pancreas which lower

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  6. Earlier diagnosis of disease and better public health policies can drive further gains in future life expectancy, Swiss Re sigma says

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    Published by: Swiss Re Group Content Type: News release

    In recent years, gains in life expectancy slowed in a number of advanced countries Not yet clear whether recent slowdown in the rate of mortality improvement temporary or permanent Changing trends in circulatory disease underlie the slowdown; likely linked

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  7. Jay Olshanksy: Facial analytics will detect disease in the future

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    The Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Lapetus Solutions presented "Smart health: A new longitudinal source of health data & facial analytics" at the Health monitoring: Making sense of sensors conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. The event

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  8. Case Study: claims, pricing and accumulation

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    When the woman’s replacement at the factory was also diagnosed with the disease, an investigation was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which discovered the same condition in workers in several popcorn factorie

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  10. Genomic medicine

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    At the same time, the extensive use of genome analysis tools has resulted in a massive decrease in the cost of genome sequencing. Today, genetic testing companies are offering full genome sequencing for below USD 1000. The growing availability and utility

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