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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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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 …

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Doctors Warn Masculinity Could Prevent Men From Seeking Help With Mental Health Problems

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

The world was left in shock at the beginning of June as news emerged of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. Here was yet another high-profile, seemingly happy individual who decided that life was no longer worth living. Experts warn that Bourdain is just one of many men whose suicides and preceding struggles with mental illness often go overlooked. In the US, suicide …

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Night Owls At Greater Risk Of Early Death

In In The Press, Individual by Stephen Ellis

People who stay up late at night are more likely to die compared to their peers who rise earlier, new research has found. So-called ‘night owls’ are at greater risk of developing several health problems, including diabetes, psychological disorders, respiratory illness and increased risk of early death, than morning larks who rise earlier. The report, published in the journal Chronobiology …

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Routine Operations Could Be Rationed As NHS Faces Growing Cash Crisis

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

A growing cash crisis in the NHS could see routine knee and hip operations rationed going forward. As the National Health Service in England struggles to make ends meet, other so-called “non-urgent” procedures could also be delayed. Patients waiting for cataract surgery and hernia operations could find themselves shunted down the list as health service funds dry up. Prior to …

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GP Consultations In Britain Among Shortest In Europe

In In The Press by PCH Staff

Patients in Britain get less time with their GPs than patients in Peru, a new study has found. On average, patients in Britain spend just 9 minutes 22 seconds with their GPs. In fact, GP consultations in Britain are among the shortest in Europe and it will take 70 years before the NHS achieves 15-minute appointments. Patients in Lithuania, Belgium …

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Congratulations to Mandy Heritage

In In The Press by PCH Staff

One of our head office ladies, Mandy Heritage got a 1st and a 3rd in the UKA Dance Premier Festival in Blackpool at the weekend, we’d like to congratulate her on these great achievements. PCH StaffPremier Choice is award winning in ensuring individuals, families & companies have the right insurance to face the unexpected with advisors throughout the UK to assist you.