Just 3% of life, critical illness and income protection insurance claims were declined last year with some £3.1 billion paid out to almost 100,000 customers, according to new figures.
A study has revealed that half of newly-diagnosed cancer patients in England and Wales will survive at least 10 years.
Pancreatic cancer stands alone as an increasingly deadly threat to both men and women in Europe, a study has shown.
People eating less salt in their diets has led to a fall in the number of heart disease deaths in England, a study suggests.
Millions of Britons are putting themselves at risk of early death by failing to recognise they are obese, a report suggests.
Anti-smoking campaigners have urged Chancellor George Osborne to increase the tobacco "tax escalator" from 2% to 5% above inflation year-on-year when he announces his Budget next week.
Middle-aged people who eat a lot of animal protein may be increasing their risk of dying from cancer by as much as those who smoke a packet of cigarettes every day, a new study suggests.
Cumbria is officially the fattest county in England, according to data collated for the first time.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a poster advertising a brand of electronic cigarettes after concerns were raised over similarities with a major stop smoking campaign.
An emerging tendency for people to plan ahead for their funeral has sparked a trend towards increasingly unusual ceremonies.
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