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A respite for our aging population?

A respite for our aging population?

As the aging population increases rapidly, the world population and demographic shifts are changing like never before. A sharp rise in most developed countries coupled with improved healthcare is significantly raising the average life expectancy.

10 tips to look like your favourite sports stars: Work out secrets

Whether you’re a football fan, addicted to athletics, crazy about cricket or passionate about any other sport – watching top class sports men and women in action is awe-inspiring.

How to stay sharp on the job

How to stay sharp on the job

Many people dream of the perfect job that enables them to achieve financial stability that will allow them to support their families as well as give them the time and funds to fulfill their passions.

16-24s are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever than those aged 55 and over

16-24s are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever than those aged 55 and over

We may be basking in glorious sunshine, but hot weather spells hay fever misery for many Brits – none more so than the young.

Tips to maintain a healthy diet before your surgery

Tips to maintain a healthy diet before your surgery

The days and weeks leading up to surgery can be an anxious time, though advice, structure and guidance can help relieve some of this anxiety.

Modern workers facing office pain

Modern workers facing office pain

Like many of us already suspected, it turns out that working in an office can actually be bad for your health. There are a lot of ways in which office work can affect you negatively, with the highlights being back pain, dry skin, and a susceptibility to colds or other illnesses.

Clinical study highlights savings worries risk to mental health

As the nation continues to open up on mental health issues, research released today as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May 2017) by Scottish Widows shows that one in six of us has suffered psychological problems as a result of money concerns.

British public continues to embrace digital fitness technology

British public continues to embrace digital fitness technology

30% of Brits claim fitness technology is key fitness driver finds survey from TCS, London Marathon’s Official Technology Partner.

Get Summer Ready

Spring and summer is approaching. It might not seem like it yet, but the light is lingering a little longer a little later, and you may have already booked your summer holiday to somewhere warmer.

Pre-teens worry about their appearance for more than 90 minutes a day

Pre-teens worry about their appearance for more than 90 minutes a day

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

A potential shift toward the integration of health and social care

A potential shift toward the integration of health and social care

In January, a nationwide report revealed that bed-blocking – the prolonged stay in a hospital due to an inability to arrange for effective care elsewhere – rose by more than 40% in a one-year timeframe, pointing to a near-crisis situation within the NHS.

Absent duty of care standard in recent negligence case for knee replacement

Absent duty of care standard in recent negligence case for knee replacement

Prior to a botched knee replacement in 2012, Lydia, 80, had a level of energy most adults long for.

Brits flock to birdwatch: Young men are the most likely to have been birdwatching

Brits flock to birdwatch: Young men are the most likely to have been birdwatching

While news this week broke that birdwatching can improve mental health, it seems that it’s young Brits who are the most likely to flock towards the hobby.

The dangers of referral management centres in the UK

The dangers of referral management centres in the UK

A significant number of healthcare systems throughout the world face certain struggles brought on by bureaucracy, but none quite as evident as the UK’s NHS.

Cycling overtakes aerobics but swimming takes the lead in sports Brits want to take part in

Cycling overtakes aerobics but swimming takes the lead in sports Brits want to take part in

It seems that Brits love of cycling has moved up a gear, as latest research from Mintel reveals that the number of Brits interested in taking up cycling in the future almost doubled in the last two years – up from just one in ten (10%) in 2014 to one in five (19%) in 2016.