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#FriendshipDay: The Health Benefits of Friendship

Today is #FriendshipDay and to mark it, we thought we would take a look at how friendship can have a positive impact on our health. Good friends enrich our lives in many ways. They bring us great joy and lots of laughs in the good times and a shoulder to cry on and cup of

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Richmond Adult Community College Launch Wellbeing Project

Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) is launching a wellbeing project that begins with a free event held this Friday (31st July) from 10am-2.30pm at the college.   If you suffer from anxiety, depression, have difficulty sleeping, or feel you are at risk of developing these, then this event is for you!   RACC has been

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Head Teachers Express Concern Over Number Of Children With Mental Health Conditions

67% of head teachers across England have said they are concerned about the growing number of children in their schools who suffer from some form of mental health condition. The figure is in stark contrast to a similar survey carried out last year, which found only 14% of heads to be concerned about the same

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4 Health Benefits of Music

They say music soothes the soul.   With the BBC Proms beginning this evening, we thought it was the perfect time to examine this claim in more detail by delving a bit deeper into the health benefits associated with both listening to and participating in music.   There are very few people who don’t enjoy some

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20% Tax On Sugary Drinks: Yes Or No?

Should the government introduce a new tax on sugary drinks? It is a question that has generated significant debate over recent days – primarily due to the link between sugary drinks and health related problems. According to the British Medical Association, the new tax is needed to dissuade people from buying too many sugary drinks

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New Study Suggests Hormone Could Slow Development of Breast Cancer

UK and Australian scientists have recently featured a study in Nature Publishing Group that suggests early signs of drugs including the hormone progesterone, could be used to slow down the growth of some breast cancer tumours.   The study is being used to inform clinical trials, which they are hoping will lead to improved survival

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#NationalKissingDay: A List of 8 Kissing Health Benefits

Yesterday saw the annual #NationalKissingDay take place. According to Happy Worker, a vigorous kiss can quicken your pulse by 100 beats a minute and burn 8-16 calories. It is also estimated that the average person spends a total of two weeks of their life kissing! So, what about the health benefits of kissing? We’ve come

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New Pricing And Wording On NHS Medication Announced

Last month, we reported on how you can play your part in reducing East Berkshire’s wasted medication bill. Well, this month, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has taken the measure one step further by announcing a move to write the prices on all medication costing over £20. The measure has been taken in a bid to

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