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Is Protecting Your Phone More Important Than Protecting Your Family?

In Family, Individual, Insurance by Paul Connolly

Do you automatically take out insurance every time you buy a new mobile phone? What about your pets – are they insured too? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of those questions, then you already know about the importance of insurance for safeguarding your possessions and furry friends. But what about protection for your family? Do you have a safety …

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People With Arthritis Missing Out On Workplace Support

In Business, Individual, Protection by Paul Connolly

A leading arthritis charity has warned that many people with arthritis or related conditions are being forced out of work because they are not getting the support they need from their employers. According to a poll by Versus Arthritis – a charity that was recently created by the merger of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care – more than a …

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Why Probiotics Might Not Help Your Gut & Could Actually Do Harm

In Family, Industry News by Paul Connolly

Probiotics – drinks and foods that contain so-called ‘good bacteria’ – have become a staple part of many people’s diets. The belief is that they afford a number of health benefits and help boost the operation of the gut. But new research from Israel not only suggests that probiotics are “quite useless,” but they could actually do some people harm. …

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Checking Emails After Work Is Bad For Both You And Your Partner

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Paul Connolly

People today are more connected than ever, what with their smartphones/tablets and fast mobile data connections. Couple this with the busy working lives most lead and the always-on work culture that’s become almost expected in most organisations, and it’s easy to see why so many people regularly check their work emails in the evenings. But while it’s a practise that …

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Half Of British Holidaymakers Do Not Secure Travel Insurance When They Book

In In The Press, Industry News, Travel by Paul Connolly

Half of all UK holidaymakers are at risk of losing money because they don’t buy travel insurance when they book their trips, a new study has revealed. According to the research from Aviva, 49% of travellers do not buy insurance when they book their holidays. A quarter (24%) buy it just before they are due to depart, while 23% don’t …

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Will Switching To E-Cigs Cut Your Life Insurance Cost?

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Paul Connolly

Britain is winning the war against smoking, in part due to a rise in the number of people choosing to vape or use e-cigarettes instead. But how do these alternatives to smoking impact the cost of your life insurance? According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK witnessed a “significant reduction” in the proportion of people aged 18 …

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Video Games Affect The Brains Of Young People In The Same Way As Alcohol And Drugs

In Individual, Industry News by Paul Connolly

Addictive video games change young people’s brains in the same way that drugs and alcohol do, new research has revealed. According to the series of studies by California State University, the reward system in the brains of young people who heavily use social media and video games display the same changes in function and structure as those of people hooked …

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10 Million Brits Holidayed In 2017 Without Suitable Travel Insurance Cover

In Family, Individual, Industry News by Paul Connolly

As many as 10 million Brits went on holiday in 2017 without suitable travel insurance or any cover at all, according to a new report. Figures released by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) show that a startling number of British holidaymakers (two in five or 38%) travelled abroad last year without appropriate insurance. This includes participating in activities …

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New Funding Allocated To Improve Perinatal Mental Health Services Across England

In Industry News by Paul Connolly

New and expectant mothers in England will have more easy access to more support with mental health issues within the next year, as the NHS attempts to curb the problems of pre- and post-natal depression. Underserved parts of the country will benefit from an additional £20m in mental health services spending, which builds on £40m of funding committed in 2016. …