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Post-holiday slump lasts for nearly a week

Post-holiday slump lasts for nearly a week

The post-holiday blues last for an average of five days for Brits according to new research, with a lack of concentration at work revealed as the worst side effect.

The nation's filthiest habits revealed

The nation's filthiest habits revealed

Millions of us could be risking our health because of poor hygiene in the home, according to new research.

Beauty from the inside out

Beauty from the inside out

The word ‘anti-oxidant’ has become a common sight on the packs of health and beauty products, as manufacturers try and cash in on the benefits of these natural wonder molecules.

New insight into combating the middle-aged spread

New insight into combating the middle-aged spread

Those stubborn pounds that creep on around the stomach in mid-life are the bane of many.

Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation

Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation; research which adds to our knowledge of how early life develops.

Average medical claim while abroad is over £1,000

More than a quarter (27%) of holidaymakers who have enjoyed a trip overseas in the past two years had a serious or long term medical condition such as diabetes or a heart condition at the time, according to research from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

Protect your prized pedals

Protect your prized pedals

Cambridgeshire residents are putting themselves at risk of being out of pocket if their bicycles are damaged or stolen because of inadequate cover, according to new research from The Cambridge Building Society.

Not all saturated fatty acids are the same in relation to type 2 diabetes risk

Not all saturated fatty acids are the same in relation to type 2 diabetes risk

The relationship between saturated fat and type 2 diabetes may be more complex than previously thought, according to the results of a large international study.

4 in 10 admit they go online to seek health and wellbeing advice

4 in 10 admit they go online to seek health and wellbeing advice

New research has revealed the growing trend of people taking important health and well-being advice from unreliable sources.

Cause of rare childhood cancer discovered

Cause of rare childhood cancer discovered

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of a rare childhood muscle cancer, called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).

Slimming supplements sales soar as Brits opt for last minute bikini body in a bottle

Slimming supplements sales soar as Brits opt for last minute bikini body in a bottle

With temperatures soaring to record levels this week, slimming supplements makers have seen a huge last minute rush for natural weight management aids as Brits opt for a bikini body in the bottle this summer.

Little things in life make us happiest

The little things in life - such as finding money in your jeans pocket - make us the happiest, according to research released by DoubleTree by Hilton.

Are e-cigarettes good for you?

E-cigarettes have seen a meteoric rise in the UK over the past year despite the health implications of the products still being a matter of debate.

National Trust aims to connect 200,000 kids with the natural world

National Trust aims to connect 200,000 kids with the natural world

The National Trust is aiming to get 200,000 kids playing outside this summer as part of its commitment to connect the ‘cotton wool generation’ with nature.

Could adding vegetables make a healthier mayonnaise?

Could adding vegetables make a healthier mayonnaise?

Scientists are investigating if eating mayonnaise with added vegetables, in the form of powders, could unlock health benefits.