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Europeans struggle to break the Dirty Cash habit

Despite believing handling cash, bank notes or coins to be unhygienic and dirty, only one in five wash their hands after holding it, according to research by MasterCard.

Families anxious about caring for elderly relatives

As a new report by think tank IPPR reveals that the number of older people needing care is expected to outstrip the number of family members able to provide that care by 2017, Allianz Global Assistance in the UK reports that 52% of people it surveyed are concerned about the future care needs of elderly parents or extended family, should they need home assistance.

Jeep celebrates Tough Mudder sponsorship at first challenge of the season

Jeep celebrates Tough Mudder sponsorship at first challenge of the season

Jeep’s sponsorship of Tough Mudder UK is on track for success following its first event of the season, last weekend, at Henley-on-Thames.

Over half of women admit stress ‘impacts their health’

Over half of women admit stress ‘impacts their health’

Modern women are generally more stressed than men, a new study has revealed. A study carried out among 1,000 males and 1,000 females found the typical woman endures two stressful days a week, compared to men who only suffer through one.

Industry leaders join forces to produce fitness-focused playlist featuring top artists

Industry leaders join forces to produce fitness-focused playlist featuring top artists

This week Runtastic - an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness - announced a new partnership with Universal Music Group.

Release your inner beast

Release your inner beast

The LA Times described a new fitness trend sweeping the States by saying: “Cardio doesn't have to be deadly, dull and serious. In this fun animal-inspired exercise, you'll get your heart rate up, build muscle and you might even crack a smile”.

New cycling studio concept arrives in the UK

New cycling studio concept arrives in the UK

Following huge success in Singapore and Sydney, Athlete Lab, a revolutionary indoor cycling studio, has chosen London as its first European location.

Healthcare in your pocket: unlocking the potential of mHealth

The European Commission has launched a consultation on #mHealth or mobile health, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.

Majority of Brits now suffering for their ‘screen time’

Majority of Brits now suffering for their ‘screen time’

Square-eyed Brits are starting to feel the ill-effects of their technology use – as research reveals the average adult now spends seven hours a day staring at a screen. A shocking 55% admit that they feel their time spent staring at screens is now affecting them, with ‘eye discomfort’ emerging as the most common symptom.

Sleepless nights cost Brits two years of their life

Sleepless nights cost Brits two years of their life

Brits are spending the equivalent of two years of their life tossing and turning as they struggle to sleep, a new study has revealed. Researchers found that stress, bad dreams and partner’s snoring means millions of Brits are struggling to nod off every night.

A deathly silence…

It’s a grave fact - you can’t escape death, no matter how you try and prevent it. However, new research released from Confused.com reveals that over a quarter (29%) of Brits feel uneasy just thinking about death.

Nike changes football boots forever with new Magista

Building on Nike’s history of ground-breaking innovation in performance footwear, the radical new Magista Football boot redefines the concept of how football boots look and perform.

Brits risking health for last-minute getaways

Bargain-hunting Brits would risk a potentially fatal holiday disease in order to land a last-minute trip to the sun, according to new research.

Perfect beach body pasta

Perfect beach body pasta

With summer on the horizon it’s time to start shaping up so we are looking our best when we jet off on our holidays, for many of us this means shifting our winter weight.

Bone shapes links with disease, examined in new study

Bone shapes links with disease, examined in new study

What dictates the shape of a person's hips and spine is being examined in a new study by University of Aberdeen scientists.