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  • Suicide: Time To Turn Back the Tide [Infographic]

    Von Sara Goldberg |September 09, 2014|English

    It always comes as a shock when we hear about a suicide. Think about the response to the actor Robin Williams' death recently. Yet, as we will be hearing on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), suicide is far from unusual. On a global level...

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  • DIY Genetic Testing - Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?

    Von Dr. John Cummins |August 19, 2014|English

    The first sequence of the human genome was made publicly available in 2003. It took international laboratories collaborating over 10 years to complete, at a cost of around US$3 billion. Technological advances now mean that a human genome can be sequenced...

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  • E-Cigarettes: Cessation Device or Alternative Vice? [Presentation]

    Von Ross Campbell |August 12, 2014|English

    Ever since they emerged on the market 10 years ago, the popularity of e-cigarettes has been rising. They represent an alternative to smoking that potentially reduces the harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke from thousands to just one, and many claims...

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  • Ebola - The New Swine Flu?

    Von Ross Campbell |August 05, 2014|English

    The increasing alarm surrounding the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a chilling reminder of the potential for the spread of viruses to rapidly reach epidemic proportions. Since March 2014, the scale and spread of the current...

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  • The Battlefield

    Von Tad Montross|July 16, 2014|English

    Earlier this year I wrote a short piece entitled "The Playing Field." Little did I know it would soon become a battlefield. One broker describing the June 1st CAT renewals in Florida called it a knife fight. Alternative capital, Insurance-linked...

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  • Missing Data Under the Microscope

    Von Jay Curran|July 06, 2014|English

    MarketCheck surveys are a quick way that Gen Re helps our clients dig down into the weeds of group underwriting and gain a better understanding of a topic. One recent survey examined how companies handle data - that is, “missing” data -...

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