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Mad about the bike: Sales of bicycle accessories outstrip sales of bikes

Mad about the bike: Sales of bicycle accessories outstrip sales of bikes

It all starts with the bike, but for some, before very long this will be swiftly followed by skin tight shorts, gloves, sunglasses and a whole host of other must have gadgets.

Running tours offer new way to discover London

Running tours offer new way to discover London

Run Around London has launched a series of early-morning running tours across central London designed for keen runners or anyone interested in discovering the city as it wakes up in the morning light.

Serious about cycling: Number of people taking out cycle insurance increases by 75%

Serious about cycling: Number of people taking out cycle insurance increases by 75%

The soaring popularity of cycling has triggered a spike in the number of people taking out additional cycle insurance, according to customer data from Aviva.

Study in twins finds blood protein that may indicate risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Study in twins finds blood protein that may indicate risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, according to research carried out by scientists at the University of Aberdeen.

Smoking while pregnant affects the livers of boys and girls differently

Smoking while pregnant affects the livers of boys and girls differently

Women smoking while pregnant could impact male babies differently to female babies because of the way it affects the liver, according to new research.

Belly busting blend

Belly busting blend

June sees the launch of an exciting new tea blend that could help you beat your belly in time for swimwear season…

Why safety at heights must remain a top priority for employers

Why safety at heights must remain a top priority for employers

According to the U.K.’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), working at heights is still one of the biggest causes of major injuries and death for workers in Great Britain.

Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

Children born since 1990 are up to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by age 10 according to a new study.

Game, set, match. Turn your game on with Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor

Game, set, match. Turn your game on with Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor

Tennis fans can now take advantage of recent innovations in smart, mobile technologies to help them reach their sporting goals. The Sony’s SSE-TN1W Smart Tennis Sensor will connect with your smart-device to make it easier than ever to track your tennis performance accurately.

Paracetamol in pregnancy may lower testosterone in unborn boys

Paracetamol in pregnancy may lower testosterone in unborn boys

Prolonged paracetamol use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, research has found.

Hazards in the workplace and how to avoid them

The workplace can be a pretty hazardous place to be. The Health and Safety Executive says that accident rates have fallen over the years as we become more safety conscious but its most recent statistics still show about 629,000 people had an accident at work in 2013/14.

Men still stigmatise gluten free diets despite growing awareness

Research has been conducted to reveal the perceptions of the modern British man on gluten free diets.

New screening technique could pick up twice as many women with ovarian cancer

New screening technique could pick up twice as many women with ovarian cancer

A new screening method can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer as conventional strategies, according to the latest results from the largest trial of its kind.

A Beginner’s Guide to Vaser Lipo Surgery

The very mention of liposuction is usually enough to bring to mind rather brutal images of harsh surgical procedures, which although effective have long been less-than ideal for a multitude of reasons.