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MPs Urge Government To Consider Relaxing E-cigarette Laws

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Stephen Ellis

A lot of controversy surrounds vaping and e-cigarettes. Much of it focuses on the potential health risks associated with the practise. However, despite the less than favourable publicity vaping often receives, MPs in the UK are calling for e-cigarette rules to be relaxed so they can be more widely used. What is vaping? Vaping is the term used to describe …

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Cycling Is The Best Way To Travel For Physical And Mental Health

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

The morning rush hour in any big city is something most people would rather avoid if they could. Thousands of commuters crammed into crowded trains and gridlocked roads make it a decidedly unpleasant experience. In 2017, motorists in London lost an average of 74 hours – more than three days – stuck in rush hour traffic. It’s no wonder that …

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Checking Emails After Work Is Bad For Both You And Your Partner

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

People today are more connected than ever, what with their smartphones/tablets and fast mobile data connections. Couple this with the busy working lives most lead and the always-on work culture that’s become almost expected in most organisations, and it’s easy to see why so many people regularly check their work emails in the evenings. But while it’s a practise that …

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Physical Activity Linked To Improved Mental Health, But Don’t Overdo It, Says Study

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

The benefits of regular exercise are well known when it comes to improving your physical health, but now a new study has revealed how regular physical activity can also give your mental health a boost too. According to the study of some 1.2 million people in the US, the findings of which were published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, just …

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Beer Is Good For Your Health, Finds Study, But Only In Moderation

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

Did you know that International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday in August every year? It’s actually rather a timely coincidence given that new research suggests that beer, consumed in moderation, can have a positive impact on a person’s health. In fact, the study that was recently published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences concluded that …

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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 …