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Hugo Harper

Hugo Harper: People need achievable goals to be successful with changes

Hugo Harper, Principal Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team​ (BIT) took part in the panel discussion on behavioural psychology: "How can people change their behaviour?" of the Swiss Re Institute's Expert Forum on diabetes, Rüschlikon, 9 - 10 October 2017.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

David Unwin

David Unwin: For people with type 2 diabetes sugar is almost a metabolic poison

David Unwin, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP), and Senior Partner of the Norwood Surgery presented "Real life experiences: Weighing up the pros and cons of drugs and lifestyle choices properly before making choices" at the Swiss Re Institute's Expert Forum on diabetes, Rüschlikon, 9 - 10 October 2017.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Food supplements: Is there any scientific evidence for health claims?

Food supplements: Is there any scientific evidence for health claims?

For several decades now, the food industry has been offering a growing range of products claiming specific health benefits, including food supplements (DS), functional foods and super foods. This raises a number of questions. Are such products safe to use? What benefits can be expected from them? Are they more of a health risk to consumers? This article aims to address these questions and provides an overview which, given the sheer variety of products, cannot be exhaustive.

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

Trends in the food industry

Trends in the food industry and what they mean for insurance

Insurers provide the food industry with coverage against product liability and product recall. As such, it is crucial the insurance industry remains informed and up-to-date on the changing risk profile of the food we consume.

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

Are "bytes" and "blocks" the secret ingredients to transforming food safety?

Are "bytes" and "blocks" the secret ingredients to transforming food safety?

Chances are you or someone you know has suffered from foodborne illness. According to the World Health Organization, contaminated food can cause more than 200 diseases. In the U.S. alone, one in six people are affected by foodborne diseases each year – resulting in 128 000 hospitalizations, 3 000 deaths, and USD 9 billion in medical costs.

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

Emerging food safety risks from biological contamination

Emerging food safety risks from biological contamination

Food safety is one of the largest challenges facing the global food system. It is not only about supplying enough to eat for a growing population, but also about ensuring the integrity of food in terms of safety, nutrition and wellbeing.

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

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