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European Health Insurance Card: almost 200 million Europeans already carry one

Almost 200 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2013.

Have economic changes affected the claims market?

Have economic changes affected the claims market?

At a financially problematic time, when spending cuts are seen across the board, millions of pounds of council budgets are going towards Britain’s bizarre compensation culture every year.

There’s more than one way to keep bones healthy

There’s more than one way to keep bones healthy

We’ve all heard that we should drink milk to keep our bones healthy, but a new study has shown that perhaps there’s more than one kind of ‘milk’ we should be drinking.

How to win with little to no change to your lifestyle

How to win with little to no change to your lifestyle

It can be very hard at times to get yourself out of a slump, improve your fortune or flip your luck on its head. It can often feel like a daunting task with little reward, but in contrast the greatest rewards come once your mind-set and your approach to your day to day tasks is a consistently positive one.

Time poor, online more

Seven out of ten people now own a smart phone in the UK with research revealing that 70% of managers and professionals check their smart phone within an hour of getting up, while 56% check their phone within an hour of going to sleep.

Brazil World Cup Dengue Fever warning - fans urged to protect against bites

Brazil World Cup Dengue Fever warning - fans urged to protect against bites

Millions of football fans travelling to Brazil for the World Cup are being advised to take precautions against Dengue Fever following new scientific research.

New skin cancer checking software set to benefit survivors

New skin cancer checking software set to benefit survivors

Skin cancer survivors are to be aided in checking for signs of the condition returning by new technology developed by experts at the University of Aberdeen.

Preventing the misery and cost of incontinence for new mums

A new poll conducted for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has found that large numbers of women stay silent about incontinence after childbirth because they are too embarrassed to seek help.

New thinking needed on funding future medicines

New thinking needed on funding future medicines

A report from The Royal Pharmaceutical Society entitled New Medicines, Better Medicines, Better Use of Medicines is calling for a new covenant to be developed between the pharmaceutical industry and wider society, including Government, to accelerate and incentivise the development of new types of tailored medicines and treatments.

Europeans struggle to break the Dirty Cash habit

Despite believing handling cash, bank notes or coins to be unhygienic and dirty, only one in five wash their hands after holding it, according to research by MasterCard.

Families anxious about caring for elderly relatives

As a new report by think tank IPPR reveals that the number of older people needing care is expected to outstrip the number of family members able to provide that care by 2017, Allianz Global Assistance in the UK reports that 52% of people it surveyed are concerned about the future care needs of elderly parents or extended family, should they need home assistance.

Over half of women admit stress ‘impacts their health’

Over half of women admit stress ‘impacts their health’

Modern women are generally more stressed than men, a new study has revealed. A study carried out among 1,000 males and 1,000 females found the typical woman endures two stressful days a week, compared to men who only suffer through one.

Healthcare in your pocket: unlocking the potential of mHealth

The European Commission has launched a consultation on #mHealth or mobile health, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.

Majority of Brits now suffering for their ‘screen time’

Majority of Brits now suffering for their ‘screen time’

Square-eyed Brits are starting to feel the ill-effects of their technology use – as research reveals the average adult now spends seven hours a day staring at a screen. A shocking 55% admit that they feel their time spent staring at screens is now affecting them, with ‘eye discomfort’ emerging as the most common symptom.

Sleepless nights cost Brits two years of their life

Sleepless nights cost Brits two years of their life

Brits are spending the equivalent of two years of their life tossing and turning as they struggle to sleep, a new study has revealed. Researchers found that stress, bad dreams and partner’s snoring means millions of Brits are struggling to nod off every night.