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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.

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests.

Lack of symptoms for silent killer

Lack of symptoms for silent killer

Two Bristol men are backing plans for a prostate cancer awareness campaign in the city in September after finding they had prostate cancer without any symptoms.

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

Women with severe mental illness are up to five-times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two- to three-times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King’s College London funded by the Medical Research Council and the Big Lottery.

Drug trial provides hope of new treatment for some oesophageal cancer patients

Drug trial provides hope of new treatment for some oesophageal cancer patients

Findings of a trial of a drug aimed at treating advanced oesophageal - or gullet - cancer could lead to a new treatment approach for a sub-group of patients with this kind of cancer.

September voted least stressful month of the year

Summer might almost be over but research from pensions and protection provider Friends Life has found that September is the least stressful month of the year.