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More than 1 in 4 with back pain suffer depression

Today marks the start of ‘Backcare Awareness Week' and new research from protection provider Friends Life has today revealed the impact that back pain can have on sufferers' psychological wellbeing.

Quit smoking in ‘Stoptober’ and become healthier and wealthier

Stoptober 2013 is in full swing and research from MoneySuperMarket.com reveals smokers who get involved and kick the habit will benefit from healthier bodies and bank balances.

Shark antibodies could provide key to targeting breast cancer

Shark antibodies could provide key to targeting breast cancer

Aberdeen scientists are investigating if antibodies found naturally in sharks could be used to target breast cancer.

iPosture - more young people suffering from back pain, gadgets the cause

Ipads, tablets and smartphones are causing an increase in the number of people suffering from back pain, new research has shown.

Men give up on the way they look at 46 - women power through to 59

Men give up on the way they look at 46 - women power through to 59

Men give up on the way they look at the age of just 46 – while women keep up appearances for over a decade longer, it has been revealed.

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.