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  • Diabetes and Life Insurance - Crossing the Divide

    By Andres Webersinke |November 13, 2014|English

    Diabetes is on track to become the world’s seventh leading cause of death by 2030, according to the World Health Organization. Diabetes already affects several hundred million people and worryingly, younger people are increasingly being diagnosed...

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  • Critical Illness As a Supplement to Limited Medical Plans

    By Steve Rowley|November 04, 2014|English

    The nature of Critical Illness insurance makes it a perfect supplement for countless insurance products. Detractors may argue that Critical Illness insurance isn't as comprehensive as core products, such as Health Insurance or Disability Income insurance...

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  • Critical Illness As a Supplement to Accident

    By Steve Rowley|October 19, 2014|English

    One of the more popular forms of supplemental insurance today is Accident insurance. Purchasers understand that, even with underlying health insurance, they will often be exposed to large out-of-pocket expenses after such common medical issues as sprains,...

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  • Good Prognosis for Critical Illness Insurance Market - Survey

    By Steve Rowley|September 16, 2014|English

    The critical illness insurance sector is in good health. That sounds like a contradiction in terms; in fact it’s the conclusion of our 13th annual Critical Illness Insurance Market Survey undertaken by Gen Re in conjunction with the National Association...

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

    By 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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  • Screening and Overdiagnosis - Better the Devil You Know?

    By Dr. Ian Cox|August 17, 2014|English

    New technologies and therapies in medicine have hugely improved the early diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. But, it’s becoming clear that these advances come with a cost. A significant number of people are now being told they have a...

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