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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.

‘Hidden problem’ of sibling bullying linked with later mental health disorders

A new study has found that children who revealed they had been bullied by their brothers or sisters several times a week or more during early adolescence were twice as likely to report being clinically depressed as young adults.

Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action

Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action

The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials.

Smokers reveal quitting smoking will give them the same sense of achievement as buying their first home

Giving up smoking is as big an achievement as buying a home or getting married, according to new research released by Boots UK, to coincide with the launch of Stoptober.

Study highlights preferred treatment for varicose veins

Study highlights preferred treatment for varicose veins

A study led by researchers from the University of Aberdeen which compared different treatments for varicose veins has found that laser treatment is the preferred treatment.

New study reveals hands are dirtier than public surfaces

New study reveals hands are dirtier than public surfaces

The average person carries over 10 million bacteria on the hands, in comparison to just 33,000 found on public surfaces, according to a new study.

Vein advice at top clinic

Vein advice at top clinic

Anyone concerned about unsightly or painful varicose veins are being invited to an open day at a new Bristol clinic which specialises in procedures for venous conditions.

Professor opens clinic in home city

Professor opens clinic in home city

A Bristol-born professor, who is a world leader in the treatment of varicose veins, has opened a specialist private clinic in his home city.

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.