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Could virus research trigger a pandemic?


Alarm bells ring over resumption of H5N1 virus research

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Insurance prescription for clinical trials


Trials involving human patients are crucial to the advancement of clinical science. But they’re not without risk. Fortunately, insurers are willing to cover them

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Botox in your lunch hour


Would you like some botox with your baguette? Cosmetic surgery goes mainstream...

Health and Wellbeing

Underwriters enjoy wellness industry benefits


The wellness sector is booming, but high consumer expectations and a growing compensation culture mean that liability insurance remains an essential purchase for spa resorts, health, fitness and beauty businesses.

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30 years of AIDS


People with HIV/AIDS are living longer, better lives but there is still a long way to go.

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How safe is Bisphenol A?


Regulators and scientists are divided over the possible health risks associated with a ubiquitous chemical that we are all exposed to from birth

Pandemic flu vaccine

Preparing for Pandemic


Globalisation has created conditions which threaten to propel pandemics across the globe, according to a new report from Lloyd's 360.

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Germ warfare


When a major infectious disease strikes, the cost to the world’s economy can be huge


Partnership aims to reduce US hospital claims


Obstetric medical malpractice exposures are considerably higher than those of operating rooms.


Lloyd’s cover smoothes cost of fertility treatment


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, infertility affects about 7.3 million women and their partners in the US, about 12% of the reproductive-age population. And in the UK infertility is a problem for between one in six and one in seven couples. 22 February 2010



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