Hawaii bans indoor tanning beds for minors under 18

Hawaii bans indoor tanning beds for minors under 18

Hawaii joins nine other states that have passed legislation-prohibiting minors under the age of 18 to use indoor tanning beds, which is aimed to protect their health.

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Could Childhood Obesity Lead to an Early Death?

Could Childhood Obesity Lead to an Early Death?

Obesity is a condition that can seriously shorten one’s life span while also resulting in higher life insurance premiums – especially if it contributes to certain pre-existing conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.

However, a recent study suggests that the dangers of obesity can start to manifest themselves long before adulthood, which is one more reason why parents need to do what they can to promote a healthy diet and ensure their children get plenty of exercise.

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WHO Urges Countries to Raise Tobacco Tax

WHO Urges Countries to Raise Tobacco Tax

The World Health Organization urges countries to raise taxes on tobacco products, as tobacco-related diseases are the world’s leading cause of death.

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How Does a Child’s Environment Influence Their Development

How Does a Child’s Environment Influence Their Development

The National Children’s Health Study has been launching a long-term research project in San Diego to determine how the environment affects the health and development of a child.

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Alcoholism and Life Insurance Availability

Alcoholism and Life Insurance Availability

Life insurance companies find alcohol consumption (beyond social drinking) incredibly risky due to the future implications that may affect the consumer later in life.

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Prevent food poisoning

Prevent food poisoning

Foodborne illnesses affect one in six Americans each year, causing 3,000 deaths and 128,000 hospitalizations, according to updated statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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How Does My Age Affect Life Insurance Rates?

How Does My Age Affect Life Insurance Rates?

Age is an important factor when it comes to pricing life insurance, because let’s face it, the older you are the higher the chance you may become sick or die. There are limitations on the age that a person can take out a policy, but as people continue to live longer, some insurers have increased their insurable ages up to the age of 90 or 95.

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Smoking causes variety of health, insurance risks

Smoking causes variety of health, insurance risks

For decades, people have been warned that smoking is likely to give them lung cancer over time. Many consumers are also aware that as smokers, they are likely to face significantly higher life insurance premiums, and in some cases, health insurance and overall medical costs.

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What cancers are preventable?

What cancers are preventable?

One important and simple strategy for holding down the cost of one’s life insurance premiums and to live a long and healthy life is to avoid certain habits and activities that can greatly increase the risk of cancer.

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