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Exercising More In Later Life Provides Plenty Of Benefits

In Healthcare, Individual, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

A new study reveals it’s seemingly never too late to lower your risk of death through exercise, even if you’ve not been particularly active and/or have existing health conditions. According to the research by the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, the results of which are published in The BMJ, by simply meeting and maintaining at least the …

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Obesity Is The New Smoking, Warns NHS Chief

In Healthcare, Individual, Industry News by Paul Howell

By 2030, 360,000 people a year will be diagnosed with obesity-related cancers. That’s a staggering 36,800 obesity-related cancer diagnoses per day, approximately four people an hour, one person every 15 minutes. It’s a reality, the head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, says, that needs to be urgently addressed, otherwise the UK will have a weight-related crisis on its hands comparable …

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Understaffing One Of The Biggest Causes Of Workplace Stress

In Business, Individual, Industry News, Protection by Raina Dhillon

Understaffing is one of the major causes of workplace stress, a new study by a leading UK insurer has found. According to the poll of more than 1,000 workers by MetLife UK, over half (52%) of employees said that understaffing heightened their stress levels at work, while a similar proportion said underperforming team members added to the pressure and created …

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Cancer Patients Being Denied Drugs Recommended By Their Doctors

In Healthcare, Individual, Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

One in six cancer patients is being denied drugs recommended by their doctors or have experienced delays in receiving them, a survey has found. The poll of 1,064 cancer patients conducted by The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London – a charity and world leader in cancer drug discovery – found that 16% of patients had been denied a …

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Wellbeing Stalling Despite A Bright Economic Outlook

In Healthcare, Individual, Mental Health by Paul Connolly

With Mental Health Awareness Week just around the corner, new figures show that wellbeing in the UK has stalled, despite rising economic prosperity. Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May 2019. Hosted, as always, by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will focus on the theme of body …

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How Advisers Can Get The Importance Of Income Protection Across To Younger Clients

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by Tom Pullinger

Most independent financial advisers (IFAs) say that younger consumers are not securing protection until it’s too late. It’s a reality that’s not only worrying because younger consumers are running the risk of not being protected should they become unable to work due to an injury or illness, but also slightly odd! It’s slightly odd because in another recent post, we …

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Millennials More Likely To Choose Income For Life Than Jackpot

In In The Press, Individual, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

If you were lucky enough to win the lottery, would you prefer to be given a regular monthly amount for the rest of your life or a one-off lump sum? Apparently, your answer will largely depend on which generation you belong to, according to new research. Ahead of the launch of the National Lottery’s new Set For Life game, Just …

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Younger Consumers Not Securing Protection Until It’s Too Late

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by Paul Connolly

Most independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe that younger individuals are not thinking about protecting their finances until later in their lives when it’s often too late. That is one of the key findings of a new report from one of the UK’s largest insurers. According to research from Royal London, three quarters (74%) of IFAs think that younger consumers should …

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PMI Most Desired Benefit For Employees – Study Finds

In Employee Benefits, Individual, Insurance by Paul Connolly

A new survey has revealed that a significant proportion of employees want Private Medical Insurance (PMI) added to their workplace benefits programme. According to the poll by employee services business Personal Group, four in 10 (40%) employees indicated that they would like to see PMI offered as part of their benefits package, making it the most desired benefit. Discounted gym …

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Do You Have Prediabetes? Would You Even Know?

In Individual, Industry News, Insurance by Tom McGuinness

You’ve almost certainly heard of type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, it’s a condition that is dramatically on the rise in the UK. In fact, according to Diabetes UK, 90% of all people diagnosed with diabetes have the type 2 form. Moreover, it is estimated that there are nearly one million people who have the condition but don’t know because they haven’t …