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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.

A deathly silence…

It’s a grave fact - you can’t escape death, no matter how you try and prevent it. However, new research released from Confused.com reveals that over a quarter (29%) of Brits feel uneasy just thinking about death.

Brits risking health for last-minute getaways

Bargain-hunting Brits would risk a potentially fatal holiday disease in order to land a last-minute trip to the sun, according to new research.

Bone shapes links with disease, examined in new study

Bone shapes links with disease, examined in new study

What dictates the shape of a person's hips and spine is being examined in a new study by University of Aberdeen scientists.

Smokers could be short-changing their families

Smokers do not insure their lives for as much as non-smokers do, causing potential financial problems for their families, according to new research from Confused.com.

Plant extract offers hope for infant motor neurone therapy

Plant extract offers hope for infant motor neurone therapy

A chemical found in plants could reduce the symptoms of a rare muscle disease that leaves children with little or no control of their movements.

Essential health and safety tips to adhere to in the hotelier industry

If you work in the hospitality industry it's essential to keep paying guests, visitors and employees free from harm. Basic rules and regulations combined with tight management and common sense go a long way, so here are five essential health and safety tips to ensure you are adhering to.

Reap the financial rewards of a non-smoker by kicking the habit

With National No Smoking Day (12 March 2014) around the corner, research from MoneySuperMarket has revealed that those who kick the habit will not only reap the health benefits from quitting but their wallets will look a lot healthier as well.