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What Is The Real Cost Of Getting Medical Treatment Abroad?

In Family, Individual, Insurance by Tom Pullinger

One in 10 British holidaymakers does not secure suitable travel insurance before venturing abroad, a decision that leaves them at risk of facing potentially astronomical medical bills should they become unwell or injure themselves, says Moneysupermarket. In fact, when you consider that one in 10 Brits requires medical treatment while holidaying abroad, it’s actually quite a significant risk many holidaymakers …

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5 Reasons To Buy Insurance Through A Protection Intermediary

In Individual, Insurance, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

If you were suddenly unable to work due to an illness or injury, how would you pay your bills and put food on the table? How about if you passed away? Would your family be able to survive the financial fallout associated with losing your income and paying for your funeral? While the above are “what-if” scenarios, they are still …

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Heart Attack Warning Signs: Why You Should Never Ignore Your Ankles

In Individual, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

Heart attack symptoms vary from person to person, but usually include chest pain, difficulty breathing and dizziness. However, there’s another warning sign in your feet that could signal you’re at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction. Heart attacks are a medical emergency and anyone suspected of having one should seek immediate treatment. They occur when the supply of blood to …

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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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Not Exercising More Deadly Than Smoking, Diabetes & Heart Disease, Study Finds

In Family, Individual, Industry News by Stephen Ellis

The benefits of leading an active lifestyle are well documented. In fact, we recently wrote about how sit-stand desks not only improve the physical health of office workers, but also boost their productivity, engagement and energy levels too. The bottom line is that regular exercise has always been associated with a longer life. But now a new study has revealed …

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Eat Butter & Cakes To Avoid Malnutrition, Older People Advised

In Family, Individual, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

The UK is the third fattest nation in Europe, according to research by the World Health Organisation (WHO), fueled by a diet of alcohol and fast food. It’s a reality that’s alarming and threatens to shorten the lives of generations, the WHO said. But while many people across the UK are struggling to lose weight and following a range of …

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Cannabis More Harmful For Teen Brains Than Alcohol

In Individual, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

As an increasing number of states across the US are legalising the use of medical marijuana, a new study from Canada suggests teenagers who use cannabis are causing long-lasting damage to their brains. The team of researchers, from the University of Montreal, found that using cannabis negatively impacted teenagers’ memory, behaviour and thinking skills. In fact, the researchers warn that …

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Alcohol Kills More Than 3 Million People Each Year: WHO

In Family, Individual, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

More than one in 20 deaths worldwide is caused by alcohol, with over three quarters among men, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 2016 alone, more than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol (about six every minute), including around 2.3 million men. Overall, harmful use of alcohol accounts …

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Low-Dose Daily Aspirin Affords No Benefits To Healthy Older People, Study Finds

In Family, Individual, Industry News by Stephen Ellis

Some older people take a low dose of aspirin daily in the belief they are lowering their risk of heart attack and stroke. But while it’s a regimen that is often recommended by doctors for individuals who have previously had a heart attack or stroke, new research suggests that the risks may outweigh the benefits – especially for older people …

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Debunking 6 Common Cancer Myths & Misconceptions

In Family, Individual, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has just released a new report and it makes for pretty grim reading. That’s because said report predicts there will be 18.1 million new cancer cases and 9.6 million people will lose their lives to the disease this year. Furthermore, by the end of the century, cancer will be the …