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With South Africa’s sizzling summer season already making (heat) waves, now’s the time to invest in factor 50+ sunscreen and cover up! SA’s skin cancer incidence rate for melanomas ranks alongside Australia’s, with a startling lifetime risk of 1 in 50.

Dr Marion Morkel, Chief Medical Officer at Sanlam, says, “It’s not surprising that we have one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, considering we have one of the highest UV exposure indexes and an active lifestyle that inevitably involves prolonged sun contact. This translates to us ranking third (Australia and New Zealand take top spo...

Cancer and cardiovascular disease continues to dominate the claims arena but there are underlying diseases that are raking up claims like respiratory conditions and nervous system conditions. Could the industry see a different picture by 2030?

Will we see a completely different insurance claims’ picture by 2030? On initial thought, the answer to this question is not a simple one.

Scientists predict that the first person to live to 200 years, has already been born. The increasing lifespan presents a myriad of opportunities and challenges.

It has created a whole new underwriting world. As new disea...

Yes, smoking does kill. Despite the alternative facts on the internet or comparisons of how it fares against other drugs, medical evidence remains: smoking cigarettes causes one-third of all cancer deaths. This is according to recent research by the American Cancer Society which found that smoking cigarettes does not only increase the risk for lung cancer, but it can directly cause 12 types of cancers.  But while smokers choose to exercise their habit, this Anti-tobacco month, the spotlight needs to focus on the rights of non-smokers, who run the risk of developing health issues from passive s...

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