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  • Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

    Science
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.» E-Mail This
  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    L.A. Times - Science
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    After being criticized for assessing environmental hazards only by the state's 1,800 ZIP Codes, Cal/EPA issues scores for its 8,000 census tracts. The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

    Disease Outbreak News
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    On 21 April 2014, 18 April 2014 and 16 April 2014, the Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional 9 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
  • 11 infertility myths docs hear

    CNN.com - Health
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    For one in six couples, infertility issues are an obstacle to parenthood. But many do not understand the factors that affect fertility potential.
  • The flu is back, even though ita s spring

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    23 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Here's a tip for those who managed to duck the flu's first punch: Watch out for the next one.
 
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    L.A. Times - Science

  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    After being criticized for assessing environmental hazards only by the state's 1,800 ZIP Codes, Cal/EPA issues scores for its 8,000 census tracts. The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks.
  • Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Under pressure, air quality board might again give small trucking operations more time to comply with rules to clean up diesel emissions.California air quality officials are again moving to relax tough rules to clean up aging diesel trucks that are among the state's worst remaining sources of air pollution.
  • State Water Project to make small deliveries this year

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Thanks to Northern California storms, the system's allocation will increase to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.
  • Scientists use cloning to make stem cells matched to two adults

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Scientists replicate a study that produced the world's first cloned human embryos and used them to make stem cells.Scientists have replicated one of the most significant accomplishments in stem cell research by creating human embryos that were clones of two men.
  • Earth-sized planet found orbiting in a habitable zone

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Kepler-186f is a 'tip-of-the-iceberg discovery' that suggests there could be many other planets beyond our solar system potentially friendly to life, astronomers say.Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life as we know it.
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    Disease Outbreak News

  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    On 21 April 2014, 18 April 2014 and 16 April 2014, the Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional 9 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
  • Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    As of 18:00 on 20 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 208 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 136 deaths. To date, 169 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 112 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 69 deaths. In addition, 41 cases (34 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 55 cases (33 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. Twenty-five (25) health care workers (HCW) have been affected (18 confirmed), with 16 deaths (12 confirmed).
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    On 18 April 2014, the Ministry of Health of Greece reported 1 laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
  • Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    As of 18:00 on 17 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 203 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 129 deaths. To date, 158 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 109 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 61 deaths. In addition, 41 cases (34 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 53 cases (34 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. Twenty-four (24) health-care workers (HCW) have been affected (18 confirmed), with 15 deaths (11 confirmed).
  • Update on polio in central Africa - polio confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, linked to outbreak in Cameroon

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    In Equatorial Guinea, three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported on 14 April 2014, the first polio in the country since 1999. Genetic sequencing indicates these cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon which has subsequently been detected in Equatorial Guinea. The cases had onset of paralysis on 28 January 2014, 19 January 2014 and 24 March 2014, from Centro Sur, Bioko Norte and Litoral. Outbreak response in Equatorial Guinea is currently being planned, including National Immunization Days (NIDs) with bivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) on 21-24 April 2014.
 
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  • 11 infertility myths docs hear

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    For one in six couples, infertility issues are an obstacle to parenthood. But many do not understand the factors that affect fertility potential.
  • Ebola death toll rises again

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization says.
  • This is you on stress

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:36 am
    Obsessing about Bad Things That Could Happen can damage your body. But it's possible to retrain an anxious brain.
  • 5 delicious low-cal meals

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    Celebrity trainer Bob Harper's new book is chock full of 100 new recipes, all under 350 calories.
  • Opinion: We are killing ourselves with antibiotics

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    Martin Blaser says the overuse of antibiotics threatens to deplete our bodies of "good" microbes, leaving us vulnerable to an unstoppable plague--an "antibiotic winter."
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  • The flu is back, even though ita s spring

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Here's a tip for those who managed to duck the flu's first punch: Watch out for the next one.
  • Fears Rise Over MERS Outbreaks While Saudis Fumble

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    The deadly virus had been linked to contact with camels, but hints of a rise in human contagion have been muddied by a sluggish Saudi response The sudden spike in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, in Saudia Arabia came soon after camel racing events at the Jenadriyah Festival in Riyadh.
  • The grim sweepers! Five-strong team take on Britain's toughest...

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    The grim sweepers! Five-strong team take on Britain's toughest cleaning jobs including homes wrecked by hoarders, drug addicts and even suicides Rob Hampton, 56, from Camborne, Cornwall, set up R&M Cleaners with his wife Tracey to tackle 'extreme cleans' These shocking pictures show the scenes faced by Britain's toughest crew of cleaners - who tidy ... (more)
  • Ginseng Can Treat And Prevent Influenza, Georgia State University Study

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ginseng Can Treat And Prevent Influenza And RSV, Researcher Finds ATLANTA--Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus , a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University's new Institute for Biomedical Sciences.
  • Edible flowers are being studied for their health benefits

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    In this Holistic nutrition health video learn about the herbs that can't be used together as they can aggravate a condition and the different herbs that complement each other.
 
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  • Periodic Payment Orders

    GC Editor
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here we bring together the GC Capital Ideas two part series on periodic payment orders authored by Victoria Jenkins:  Time Off for Certain Behavior, Part I: Behavioral economics is a fascinating field and one which actuaries should be aware of in their everyday work. It is the study of inherent biases in human decision-making. Many examples of these [...]
  • GC Capital Ideas Review of Terrorism’s Impact on Insurance and Technology

    GC Editor
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here we review some recent GC Capital Ideas stories related to the issue of terrorism, addressing the impact on both the insurance industry and technology: Chart: Countries Operating Compulsory or Optional Terrorism Pools:  A summary of the compulsory and optional terrorism pools that operate around the globe.  Read the article>>    Guy Carpenter Insights on A.M. Best’s 2013 Updates: [...]
  • GC Capital Tip: Tagging

    GC Editor
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Every article on GC Capital Ideas is “tagged.” Tags are nothing more than keywords used to label a particular article. Since few stories deal with only one topic, tags give you several ways to find the information you need. To see an article on a specific subject, just click a tag at the end of [...]
  • GC Capital Tip: Talk to the Author

    GC Editor
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you have a question about one of our articles? If so, contact us. Longer articles on GC Capital Ideas have a “contact” link right at the top. Clicking it will open your e-mail program and provide the appropriate address and subject line, so we can route your inquiry to the best source. If the [...]
  • Week’s Top Stories: April 12 – 18, 2014

    GC Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman Publish Third Annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks Report: Guy Carpenter and its sister company, Oliver Wyman, the international management consulting firm, published the third annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks in September of 2013. We highlight the report here again. Read the article>>    Reinsurance Renewals in 2014: As we complete the April 1, 2014 reinsurance [...]
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