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Fun Hobbies Which Could Benefit Your Health

Many of us enjoy hobbies which help us to feel good and enjoy ourselves, whilst taking away from the stress of our daily duties. New research has shown that singing in a choir could boost our health, especially for those suffering from diseases such as cancer. With many other hobbies proving to have excellent benefits

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8 Energy boosters To Beat The Mid-Afternoon Slump

We all know the feeling – you’ve got the morning out of the way, you’ve eaten your lunch and all of a sudden you’ve lost all ability to concentrate and feel like you could sleep at your desk. The mid-afternoon slump is a familiar feeling, but it doesn’t have to be. Trying out some energy

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Is Your Child Really Suffering From Asthma?

In the UK there are around 5.4 million diagnosed sufferers of asthma, including 1.1 million children. What was once a lesser known condition, severely undiagnosed, has become a part of the lives of many people who are able to manage their symptoms with prescribed inhalers. However with recent reports surfacing of general misdiagnosis and over-diagnosis

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Preparing For a Marathon: Consider your nutrition

With the London Marathon taking place this weekend, the approximate 38,000 runners who will be taking to the streets of the UK’s capital city are making their final preparations. With so many people taking part (and another 200,000+ people who applied), running a marathon seems like it could be an easy task, although rest assured

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Mental Health Boosters For Students

Being a student comes with a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand, there’s the new found independence and freedom that comes with living as an adult for the first time, whilst on the other hand, the change can be overwhelming, especially with the stress of exams and managing your finances. Mental health issues

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How Animals Can Help Diagnose Medical Conditions

Much of the health news we read is more doom and gloom than upbeat, so every now and then it makes a nice change to read about the softer side of health news – and this time we really mean softer! The animal world is full of wonders and we’re always learning more about it.

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Middle-aged People Targeted in Public Health England ‘One You’ Campaign

Public Health England has recently launched its latest major campaign, which is targeting middle-aged people in a bid to encourage them to look after their health and fitness to ensure a better chance of early retirement. The campaign is the largest since 2009, and aims to address smoking, drinking and a lack of exercise to

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National Gardening Week: Why Gardening Is Good For You

We’re fast approaching National Gardening Week, which is set to take place between 11th-17th of April. This year the theme is ‘get fit in the garden’, and is set to highlight all the ways you can stay active by both sprucing up and making the most of your garden. The Royal Horticultural Society are behind

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Raise Your Awareness of Autism This World Autism Month

World Autism Month is an annual event that takes place every April. Autism Charities from all over the world come together to organise events and spread the word about autism, as well as raise funds for research and support projects. In the UK The National Autistic Society (NAS) is running World Autism Awareness Week from

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