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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. Michael Lean: Obesity and weight management

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    Michael Lean, Chair of Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow, and Consultant Physician Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, New Zealand, presented "Obesity and weight management" at the Swiss Re Institute's "Food for thought: The sci

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  3. Aseem Malhotra: It is clear that the obesity epidemic is rooted in the food environment

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    Aseem Malhotra, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Lister Hospital Stevenage and ROC Private Clinic Harley Street London presented "Approaches to insulin sensitivity" at the Swiss Re Institute's Expert Forum on diabetes, Rüschlikon, 9 - 10 October 2017. Fin

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

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    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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  5. Swiss Re Institute Symposium (EMEA) - The impact of technology on the risk and insurance landscape

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    Rapid technological change has given rise to new types of companies and business models. Technological innovations can provide opportunity and new ways to mitigate risk. The increased use of data and data analytics can be helpful in improving risk manageme

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  6. Insurance medicine summit 2017

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    Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12.00 Lunch buffet 13.00 ECG challenges: Learnings, discussions and case reviews Chair: Monica Wilson, Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re 16.30 End of course Coffee break and networking 18.00 Welcome address and opening remarks Joh

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  7. Using technology to help manage diabetes

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    Summary Today estimates show approximately 451 million adults – that's 1 in 11 - have diabetes. This comes with a huge economic cost: the annual global price tag to treat the condition is USD 1.3 trillion. However, growing scientific evidence shows weight

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  8. News Archive 2004

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    Date News release 30 Dec 04 Swiss Re estimates its claims for the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean to be below CHF 100 million 16 Dec 04 Preliminary Swiss Re sigma estimates of catastrophe losses in 2004: major storm losses in the US and Japan make it a record

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  9. Expert Forum on diabetes: Genetics, nutrition and the future of diabetes management

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    Summary Diabetes prevalence being on the rise globally, we expect a growing impact of the disease on re/insurance portfolios throughout different lines of business. Whereas type 2 diabetes is significantly driven by genetics, there are many behavioural fac

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  10. 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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