Epigenetics can uncover how poor health habits can affect future wellness and is being viewed as a potentially powerful underwriting tool.
Costing hundreds of thousands, even millions of USD per individual, a handful of immuno- and gene therapies have been developed to-date. But in fact it’s no longer correct to talk of just “a handful” – usage expansion is already well underway and set to increase medium term.
The news of an outbreak in China of a new type of coronavirus (2019-nCoV), leading to respiratory illness, recalls previous potential pandemic infections.
There are few things that contribute more to building an appreciation for different roles than sitting in someone else’s shoes.
While there is yet no HIV vaccine, a small blue pill can prevent HIV transmission. RGA explores the power of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as an effective prevention strategy, as well as potential risks, protocols, and barriers to greater use.
The improvement in cancer survival rates has led to a growing life insurance need for cancer survivors worldwide. To mark World Cancer Day, Manuel Plisson, SCOR Global Life Head of Inclusive Underwriting & Medical Expertise, discusses an inclusive rating approach that could help address this protection gap.
Aerosol biopsy is intended to simplify the process of diagnosing major lung diseases by capturing and testing expelled droplets from the lungs.
Prevalence, current therapies and prevention are the key themes for insurers that are reviewing their approach to applications with a history of viral hepatitis.
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by bright red plaques, generally looking like silver scales, and most often present on elbows, knees and scalp.
An increase in opioid misuse has contributed to a rise in overdose mortality, gaining the attention of the media, Hollywood, and legislators.