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Post Office launches pre-paid funeral plans

Post Office has announced the launch of its pre-paid funeral plans, in the latest addition to its growing range of financial services products.

Music while you work out

Music while you work out

Energise yourself with the perfect soundtrack as you run, bench-press or swim with the brand new Bluetooth Walkman NWZ-WS610 – complete with its own handy ring-type remote commander.

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests.

Lack of symptoms for silent killer

Lack of symptoms for silent killer

Two Bristol men are backing plans for a prostate cancer awareness campaign in the city in September after finding they had prostate cancer without any symptoms.

Runners in Worcester 10k will be helped on their way by Taylor Wimpey

Leading local housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will be on hand to offer vital support to runners taking part in Worcester’s inaugural 10k race.

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

Women with severe mental illness are up to five-times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two- to three-times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King’s College London funded by the Medical Research Council and the Big Lottery.

Samsung partners with Nike, launches Nike+ Running App

Samsung partners with Nike, launches Nike+ Running App

Samsung has introduced the Nike+ Running App for the newly announced Samsung Gear S. The innovative app utilizes the new Samsung Gear S’ built-in Bluetooth and 3G connectivity features to bring Nike’s best in class running experience to Gear users for the first time.

Drug trial provides hope of new treatment for some oesophageal cancer patients

Drug trial provides hope of new treatment for some oesophageal cancer patients

Findings of a trial of a drug aimed at treating advanced oesophageal - or gullet - cancer could lead to a new treatment approach for a sub-group of patients with this kind of cancer.

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions needed to ensure food security and avoid dangerous climate change, say the team behind a new study.

Shelsley Walsh hosts first ever Cycle Hill Climb

Shelsley Walsh hosts first ever Cycle Hill Climb

After motor racing on the world's oldest motor sport venue for 109 years, Shelsley Walsh is to have a first on Sunday October 5th 2014 with a competitive Cycling Hill Climb Time Trial.

September voted least stressful month of the year

Summer might almost be over but research from pensions and protection provider Friends Life has found that September is the least stressful month of the year.

Caring about care - New home care company will raise standards

An innovative home care company launching next month is ripping up the rule book – replacing outmoded and impractical care processes with state-of-the-art support software and systems.

Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have for the first time managed to turn stem cells into the specialised cells that go on to form spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue in the growing embryo.

Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

Unprecedented international consortium assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine.

Sure Run to the Beat announce finish festival celebrity acts

Sure Run to the Beat, the epic running event which motivates and entertains runners with live DJ stations around a 10K route, has announced Nick Grimshaw, DJ duo Sigma and Tom Parker of The Wanted as three of the finish festival acts for this year’s run, taking place on September 14 at Wembley Park.