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One in three retirees see health worsen in first five years of retirement

Significant life changes occur for millions of Britain’s retirees in the early years of their retirement, according to research from retirement specialist LV=.

Brits’ bizarre everyday fears

With news this week breaking about a woman suffering from ‘Simon Cowell-itis’ (a unique, bizarre fear of seeing the music mogul himself on the small screen) OVO Energy has surveyed 2,000 Brits to find a list of all the peculiar things that strike fear into the hearts of the nation.

IQs on the up

IQs on the up

Human intelligence is thought to improve with each generation and a unique study of people born and raised in Aberdeen has proved that those in north-east Scotland are getting smarter.

Social stigma around dementia hinders diagnosis, care and research

Social stigma around dementia hinders diagnosis, care and research

The social stigma which surrounds dementia is impeding early diagnosis, care and research into the disease, according to a new report championed by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

£230 million for technologies to revolutionise research into disease

£230 million for technologies to revolutionise research into disease

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that a partnership led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest over £230 million in a range of revolutionary technologies aimed at identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia, and dramatically speeding up diagnosis and treatment.

The age of content is fifty-eight

The age old cliché that we get grumpier as we age is a myth according to a new study which suggests that we finally get life sussed at the age of 58 - that’s when we are the most likely to achieve a winning work/life balance and feel the most content with our lives.

Non-smokers exposed to three times above safe levels of particles when living with smokers

Non-smokers exposed to three times above safe levels of particles when living with smokers

Non-smokers who live in a house with smokers are exposed to three times the officially recommend safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Freshen up for Indoor Allergy Week

Freshen up for Indoor Allergy Week

Indoor Allergy Week runs from 20th to 26th October and is organised by Allergy UK to support allergy sufferers and raise awareness of the issues they face.

Ebola - What it means for a business community feeling at risk

Before the current outbreak of Ebola, West Africa was best known as an area rich in minerals – in Liberia, iron ore and timber were the main exports, Sierra Leone was well known as a source of diamonds, chromite and rutile, a form of titanium dioxide, Guinea for bauxite and iron ore and Nigeria for oil, which accounts for 35% of its GNP.

Pharmacists could save the NHS £1billion by treating common ailments

Pharmacists could save the NHS £1billion by treating common ailments

New research from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) shows that common ailments such as coughs and sore throats cost the NHS an extra £1.1 billion a year when patients are treated at A&E or GP surgeries rather than at community pharmacies.

Nature's answer to winter's aches and pains

As the cold weather sets in so to do joint aches, pains and stiffness. Studies have shown however that we might be able to find relief from these winter ailments in the form of a simple hedgerow fruit.

New cancer drug to begin trials in multiple myeloma patients

New cancer drug to begin trials in multiple myeloma patients

Scientists at Imperial College London have developed a new cancer drug which they plan to trial in multiple myeloma patients by the end of next year.

Over 90% of over-65s have made no plans for care but many want to understand their financial options

With care very much on the agenda this week, Partnership reveals that the vast majority of over-65s have not spoken to their families about the potential need for care and are confused around their financial options.

Suffering in silence: The truth about mental health in the workplace

The shocking truth about mental health in the workplace has been revealed by research carried out on behalf of pensions and insurance provider Friends Life.

Quit smoking in ‘Stoptober’ to feel healthier and wealthier

Stoptober 2014 is in full swing and analysis from MoneySuperMarket reveals smokers who take up the challenge to kick the habit will benefit from healthier bodies and bank balances.