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Health-obsessed Brits drain UK businesses by a staggering £1.1bn

Over half (58%) of health-obsessed Brits cover up symptoms from their doctors, confusing health professionals and take more sick days than the rest of the population (28%) – with health-obsessed Brits twice as likely to take sick days, resulting in additional days off and lost productivity for UK businesses.

Bristol lawyers lead talks on dying well

Bristol lawyers lead talks on dying well

Bristol law firm Clarke Willmott LLP led discussions on capacity and end of life care at a special event held in conjunction with Bristol University’s Centre for Ethics in Medicine.

How to encourage a relative to finally quit the habit

Muriel Froomberg celebrated her 107th birthday in February 2016, and breaks some of the hard rules of longevity - for example, she knocks back a bottle of whisky every week.

Why keeping your brain active later in life is important

We all know that it’s important to keep our bodies strong and healthy as we age. A good diet and a decent level of fitness means we’re less at risk of disease, illness and accidents – which means we can enjoy a longer and happier life doing what we like.

Health trends in 2016

Staying healthy is no longer just a case of eating well and occasionally going to the gym. In the 21st century, there are endless ways to stay healthy, whether you want to lose weight, tone up, or even bulk up.

Working up an unhealthy appetite

Working up an unhealthy appetite

Whilst achieving a good work life balance is a goal for many Brits, new research from Mintel reveals that Britain’s workforce is turning to unhealthy food and drink habits to combat workplace stress.

Just one in six Brits think of themselves as unhealthy

Just one in six Brits think of themselves as unhealthy

The New Year has just dawned but whilst many may be starting a ‘New Year, New Me’ diet, it seems that Brits are actually in the minority if they view themselves as unhealthy.

Understanding the importance of 'shelf life' evaluations for medical equipment

Manufacturers’ instructions are often confusing but the shelf life, or date of expiry, is always clearly marked on the packaging. This important information helps to assess the viability and the safety of a product.

Let there be Lumie!

Let there be Lumie!

Sunshine is clinically proven to make us happier, but is something often in short supply during a British winter (or summer for that matter).

World's cities facing health risk

Many of the world’s cities are being forced to confront the environmental crisis. It is essential for everyone to be aware of the problems that now surround us in our everyday lives, as well as the need to react to the changes involved.

Daily distractions are linked to a lower level of happiness

The daily distractions of modern life, particularly those from personal technology devices, have been found to be associated with a lower level of happiness by a new scientific study.

5 benefits of having a life coach

5 benefits of having a life coach

Life coaching is rapidly rising in popularity, with people all over the globe turning to qualified coaches to help them focus on improving their own life path. Just like a sports coach, a life coach is there to train, teach and above all, encourage you to reach your full potential.

A coffee in the evening turns the body clock back by around an hour

A coffee in the evening turns the body clock back by around an hour

Researchers have found that drinking the equivalent of a double espresso three hours before going to sleep can turn back our body clock by around an hour, a finding that could have important implications for a range of sleep conditions.

First global Usher Syndrome awareness day - 19th September

Usher Syndrome is a rare genetic or inherited progressive condition that affects hearing, vision and balance. It was discovered by Scottish Ophthalmologist Charles Usher in 1914. To date there is no cure.

Survey finds Brits are dying for a tan

Survey finds Brits are dying for a tan

Sunscreen brand, SunSense, has this week completed a nationwide tour of the UK with the aim of encouraging the public to think twice about tanning.