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Quit-smoking campaign declared a success

The government has said anti-smoking campaign – the heavily-publicised Stoptober – has been a success, and has built on the positivity generated from last year. Nearly 250,000 people in England and Wales quit smoking cigarettes for 28 days, making them five times more likely to be able to quit for good. The people who quit could … Read moreQuit-smoking campaign declared a success

Potential health risks using an aspirin a day

Experts have recently reviewed evidence about the benefits of taking aspirin each day, including a 10 per cent drop in heart attacks and stroke, and a 15 per cent drop in heart disease. But daily use of the drug is also known in some cases to cause complications such as internal bleeding and haemorrhagic stroke … Read morePotential health risks using an aspirin a day

Is there a myth behind saturated fats and heart disease?

The dangers of eating saturated fat in foods such as butter, cakes and fatty meat is being overstated and demonised, according to a leading cardiologist. Dr Malhotra, a cardiology registrar at Croydon University Hospital, London, states the “mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease has dominated dietary advice … Read moreIs there a myth behind saturated fats and heart disease?

Most Britons receive a Health and Wellbeing 'Wake-up call' just before they reach the big 4.0.

The average Briton is struck by a health wake-up call at the age of 39, a study has just announced. Researchers found the run up to turning 40 is a key opportunity when people beign to worry about the long-term health implications of bad health habits and poor diets they enjoyed earlier in life. Around … Read moreMost Britons receive a Health and Wellbeing 'Wake-up call' just before they reach the big 4.0.

Health, work and wellbeing: why is it important?

Traditionally, when most of us think about health in the workplace, we tend to consider just ‘health and safety’, for example, minimising physical risks. Whilst conventional health issues, such as noise and chemical hazards are still vitally important, the conventional thinking on health in the workplace has changed.  A growing concern with a good work-life … Read moreHealth, work and wellbeing: why is it important?

Demonstrating ROI is top priority for HR

Over a third (35%) of respondents have stated that a return on investment (ROI) is their number one priority over the next year.  This is according to research undertaken by PMI Health Group and conducted by Imperial College Business School. http://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/benefits/healthcare-and-wellbeing/demonstrating-roi-is-top-priority-for-hr/103196.article