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5 Challenges Associated With Working From Home

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Mental Health by Claire Ginnelly

My colleague, Tom Pullinger, recently wrote about the health impact of working from home. There’s no denying that the COVID-19 lockdown has been tough and the various research relating to its impact on people’s health — especially when working from home — underlines this. But as well as the impact on health, working from home also has a number of …

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The Health Impact Of Working From Home

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Mental Health by Tom Pullinger

Despite the UK coronavirus lockdown easing, official government guidelines still state that if people can work from home, then they should continue to do so. While this will change in the coming months, the reality is that many employees face the probability that their home working days certainly aren’t over. However, while working from home does afford a number of …

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Income Protection: Safeguarding Your Income When The Unexpected Happens

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by Tom Pullinger

How long could you and your family survive financially if you suddenly became unable to work? Would state benefits be enough to support you? How long would any savings you’ve accumulated last? If your answer to any of those questions was “I don’t know” then Income Protection (IP) might be something you want to find out more about. IP: Employer …

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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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Health-Conscious Brits Spend £2,500 Annually On Health & Fitness

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Industry News by Rebekah Bree

People in Britain spend an average of £211 per month on health and fitness, new research shows, a reality that highlights just how seriously many individuals are taking their wellbeing. According to the study by Vitality and American Express, Brits are now spending more than £2,500 a year on health and fitness, which includes things like supplements, healthy foods, sportswear …

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Brits At Risk Of Being Left Financially Exposed

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by Rebecca Faulks

Statutory Sick Pay (or SSP) is flagging behind inflation, meaning millions of Brits would be left financially exposed if they were to get hit by an illness or injury, new research shows. According to the analysis by Cirencester Friendly Society, SSP has risen by just £25.14 since 2016 – from £383.28 to £408.42 per month. This is significantly less than …

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Supporting Women’s Health In The Workplace

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Industry News by Rebekah Bree

The obvious reality is that health requirements of women and men are different, yet this is something that’s been (for far too long) overlooked in the workplace. As a result, many women have switched employers, moved to part-time hours, turned down promotion opportunities or retired early – all of which cause businesses to lose valuable talent. But attitudes about women’s …

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Why Private Medical Insurance?

In Family, Healthcare, Individual by Paul Connolly

While UK residents can take advantage of the National Health Service (NHS), which is free at the point of use, there are times when individuals and families feel the need to safeguard their health with additional protection products. One such protection product is Private Medical Insurance (PMI), also referred to as health insurance, but what is it, why do you …

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Long-Term UK Care Provisions Falling Behind Other Countries

In Family, Healthcare, Individual by Stephen Ellis

Taking a look at the worrying signs as the UK falls behind other comparable nations when it comes to long-term care provisions. The UK is not keeping up with other nations when it comes to the provision of long-term care, a new analysis has revealed. According to the report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – which …