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How Employee Needs Will Change In A Post-COVID World

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Paul Howell

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on both employers and employees alike has been unprecedented. Businesses that thought they were all but immune to crises suddenly discovered they weren’t and more individuals than ever before have been furloughed or working from home. But while many of the changes to working arrangements and workplace policies were implemented as a direct result …

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Prostate Cancer Mortality: Deaths Predicted To Fall By Almost 10%

In Healthcare, Individual, Insurance by Paul Howell

This year, deaths from prostate cancer are forecast to fall in the UK – and across Europe – thanks to better diagnosis and treatment, new research reveals. It’s welcome news considering that prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK (behind only lung and bowel), accounting for around 7% of total deaths each year. …

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Can Smartphones Help Protect Mental Health During Lockdown?

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Mental Health by Paul Howell

As we all adapt to the challenges, stresses and strains of being locked down, research suggests smartphones could help in monitoring the mental health impact of Covid-19. While there is a huge amount of focus, quite rightly, being placed on the physical health implications of COVID-19, conversations about the impact on our mental health don’t seem as abundant. But the …

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Frequent Teeth Brushing Linked To Decreased Risk Of Diabetes

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Individual by Paul Howell

People who brush their teeth frequently may have a reduced risk of diabetes, while individuals who neglect their oral hygiene could actually increase their risk, new research suggests. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes people to have too much glucose (sugar) in their blood. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications, including problems …

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Let’s Keep Business Protection Front Of Mind

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Paul Howell

Business protection, or Key Person Insurance as it’s also known, is insurance that helps protect a business against the financial effects of a key person being diagnosed with a critical illness or dying. When you consider that for the majority of businesses, their most valuable asset is there people, by not taking out business protection, they are risking their entire …

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1.5 Million British Pensioners Left To Fend For Themselves

In Family, Health and Wellness, Healthcare by Paul Howell

The frightening situation facing many British pensioners as 1.5 million frail individuals are left to fend for themselves. Millions of British pensioners are struggling to fend for themselves and the situation is only going to get worse going forward. That’s one of the stark realities revealed by new figures from the UK’s largest charity for older people. According to the …

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How Employers Can Better Support Their Employees’ Financial Wellbeing

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Paul Howell

More and more businesses are understanding the importance of employee financial wellbeing (and with good reason). After all, money problems affect employees and that in turn impacts employers, which is why financial wellness in the workplace has quickly become a significant priority on the management agenda. According to PwC’s 8th annual Employee Financial Wellness Survey, 59% of employee respondents cited …

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Number Of Patients Waiting For Elective Treatment On The NHS Has Risen 4.6% In A Year

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

The number of people waiting for elective treatment on the NHS has risen by 4.6% in just one year. Today, 4.4 million individuals are currently waiting for elective treatment, which is a procedure or surgery that is chosen by the patient or physician because it is advantageous to the former, but not necessarily urgent. Of these patients, one in seven …

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Excess Body Fat Linked To Increased Depression Risk

In Healthcare, Industry News, Mental Health by Paul Howell

Obesity is complex and having excess body fat is something that is not just a cosmetic concern. The bottom line is obesity is a medical problem and it increases a person’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, certain cancers and other health problems. But now new research suggests that carrying excess body fat also increases a person’s risk …

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Mindfulness Apps Help Boost Mental Health, Survey Finds

In Healthcare, In The Press, Mental Health by Paul Howell

New research shows that more than eight in 10 people (86%) find mindfulness apps beneficial for improving their overall mental wellbeing. According to the research from Vitality, more than half (56%) of respondents said they use mindfulness apps to help relieve stress, while just under half (49%) use them to improve their mental health. More than a third (34%) of …