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Children risking dehydration around during term-time

Millions of schoolchildren could be at risk of dehydration – after a report found many go for as long as 18 hours without a drink.

Photon Pod brightens the mood at London Design Festival

Photon Pod brightens the mood at London Design Festival

Philips Hue, has been installed at the Photon Project’s Photon Pod at the London Design Festival. The all-glass pod is a prototype for the Photon Project that will collect invaluable data and insights on the links between light, and health and wellbeing over a planned four-year period.

Britain’s sporting legacy will help local talent

Britain’s sporting legacy will help local talent

Andy Murray beating off the expected winners at Wimbledon has seen the nation basking in sporting glory. With so much focus on the achievements of British sporting talent and athletes becoming the new modern role model it is time to invest in upcoming talent.

New app to help back pain sufferers

The Simplyhealth Back Care app, found in the Apple Store and Google Play will provide users with tips and advice on how to maintain a healthy back as well as offering suggested exercises for people already suffering with back pain.

World champion cyclist backs the nation’s heart charity

World champion cyclist backs the nation’s heart charity

Team GB Track and Road cyclist Andy Tennant is encouraging cyclists in the North West to get on their bikes this September and pedal for pounds for the British Heart Foundation – a cause close to his heart.

Cell study offers more diabetic patients chance of transplant

Cell study offers more diabetic patients chance of transplant

Diabetic patients could benefit from a breakthrough that enables scientists to take cells from the pancreas and change their function to produce insulin.

‘Middle age’ now begins at 53

‘Middle age’ now begins at 53

Brits don’t actually hit ‘middle age’ until they turn 53, research has shown. A lifestyle study of 2,000 men and women found attitudes towards hitting the middle of our years are rapidly changing.

The strange nocturnal habits of a nation revealed

Millions of us are being kept awake by the strange nocturnal habits of our other halves a new study has revealed.

Run for the Future saved my life

Run for the Future saved my life

A retired engineer who was diagnosed with prostate cancer after having a free PSA blood test at a Bristol charity event, is urging men not to ignore the warning signs.

Children of obese mothers face risk of early death

Children of obese mothers face risk of early death

Children born to obese mothers are more likely to die early as adults than those whose mothers were a normal weight, a study has found.

Harness the power of hedgerows this winter

Harness the power of hedgerows this winter

Rosehips are a common sight in British hedgerows, adding a splash of colour to Autumnal walks.

Builders are the nation’s healthiest workers - nurses surprisingly suffer

Britain’s builders are the healthiest workers in the country, according to new research. The surprising findings emerged in a study of 2,000 employees, which analysed the food choices, lifestyle habits, fitness levels and working environments of people across a wide range of sectors.

Dengue Fever on the rise

Dengue Fever on the rise

Holidaymakers and travellers are being advised to take extra precautions to protect against insect bites, following a three-fold increase in cases of Denge Fever since January 2013.

Pensioners face worsening health in first five years of retirement

For millions of Britain's retirees, the first five ‘golden years' bring life changes, which can impact their financial circumstances, or alter the most suitable way of structuring their retirement income, according to research from retirement specialist LV=.

More than just a little ‘feel good’

It may have this week emerged that the UK has seen a 0.5% rise in people’s happiness and well-being over the last year but currently, nearly a quarter of Britons have been identified as feeling good about themselves everyday.