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Why Omega-3 Supplements May Not Be So Heart Healthy After All

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Matthew Tagg

Many people take Omega-3 fish oil supplements on a regular in the belief they help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease. But a new study has found it actually has little or no benefit for heart health or strokes. Released by Cochrane, the meta-analysis (a study of studies) shows that one of the world’s most popular dietary supplements has “little …

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Protecting Your Health While On Holiday

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News, Travel by Matthew Tagg

You’ve just booked your next holiday and are already counting down the days to your departure. Maybe you’ve opted for a staycation? After all, the glorious weather we’ve been having in the UK recently presents a strong argument for not travelling further afield. Regardless of where you’re going, travel insurance will hopefully feature in your plans. This vital consideration – …

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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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WHO Classifies Compulsive Sexual Behaviour As Mental Health Disorder In Latest ICD

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, for the first time, classified “compulsive sexual behaviour” – also referred to as sex addiction – as a mental disorder in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) list. It will come as welcome news for people who say they have been suffering with the condition for years, but the WHO’s decision is not without …

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Does Healthy Obesity Boost Premature Death Risk?

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

Whether someone can be obese and healthy has been the subject of many debates over the years. In fact, there’s even a proper medical term for people who have BMIs that put them in the obese camp, but do not have any of the associated health complications: metabolically healthy obesity. But while these individuals appear to be fit and healthy, …

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Over Half A Million Brits Needed Help On Holiday Last Year

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News, Travel by Raina Dhillon

Appropriate travel insurance is something most people secure before they go away. While it won’t prevent accidents from happening or luggage from being lost, it can provide a much-needed safety net should the worst happen while you’re abroad – or even at home if you’re opting for a staycation instead. However, despite the peace of mind it affords, many holidaymakers …

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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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People With Mental Health Issues More Likely To Be In Poverty, Debt

In Individual, Industry News by Matthew Tagg

People with longstanding mental health problems are about twice as likely to be in relative poverty as those without such issues, a new study shows. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) annual report, four in 10 people aged 25 to 54 with a mental health problem have an income which is less than 60% of the average, meaning …

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Death In Service Confusion Could Leave Families Vulnerable

In Family, Individual, Industry News by Stephen Ellis

Thinking about what will happen when you die is never pleasant or easy, but it is, nevertheless, important – especially when it comes to ensuring your family is left with a safety net that takes care of your financial commitments. One safeguard that is designed to help your family financially after you die is death in service benefit. Offered by …

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Spin Classes Can Lead To Kidney Failure In Extreme Circumstances

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

Spin classes have become extremely popular in recent years. These high-intensity cycling workouts that generally take place on static bikes give participants a serious workout. In fact, a 40-minute session can help burn up to 600 calories and provide a full-body workout. The fact there are hundreds of specialist spin studios and an increasing number of UK gyms now offer …

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Tea Towels May Cause Food Poisoning, New Research Suggests

In In The Press, Industry News by Paul Howell

Tea towels that are used for multiple jobs, such as cleaning utensils, wiping surfaces and drying hands, could be putting households at risk of food poisoning, new research suggests. For the study, scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 different tea towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely to be present on …