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Handheld ultrasound machines make healthcare portable

Portable wellbeing is reforming medical care, furnishing patients with admittance to essential administrations, personal information following and specialists, paying little heed to their area. The COVID-19 pandemic ignited dramatic shifts in healthcare, allowing innovative technologies to...

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The benefits of private medical insurance: What you need to know

There are many benefits associated with signing up to private medical insurance. The good news is that it’s easier than ever to get a policy instantly today, allowing you to get yourself seen and looked after without having to worry about paying extortionate prices. Here’s some benefits that you should be aware of.

Quicker Diagnosis

Of course, with private medical insurance...

96% of UK women say their employers do not offer any sort of menstrual leave

84% of women want to see PMS leave policies implemented by law

Research by Yoppie , the pioneers of personalised period care, is calling on UK businesses to create their own workplace period leave policies, after their research found that 96% of UK women say their employers do not offer any sort of menstrual leave within the workplace, even for the most severe of PMS symptoms.

Despite being one of the most wealthy nations in the world, and one...

There are over 50 million views for sleep hacks and tips on TikTok

Seven TikTok Sleep Hacks to Help You Fall Asleep Faster

There are over 50 million views for sleep hacks and tips on TikTok, suggesting that a lot of us struggle to sleep. If you are not keen on trying the viral boiled lettuce hack, there are plenty of other ways to fall asleep and sleep experts, MattressNextDay , have uncovered the top seven sleep hacks to help you fall asleep faster

1. Reduce any neck pain before bed by taking a selfie...

7 Great alternatives for smoking

The alternative smoking market has exploded in recent years. With more options than ever before, traditional cigarette smoking has become somewhat obsolete. Continue reading to familiarise yourself with 7 great alternatives for smoking.

1. Nicotine pouches

Nicotine pouches are one of the latest smoking alternatives to emerge in recent years. They may only have been...

5 Reasons why first aid knowledge is important for you

First aid knowledge is crucial for everyone. As adults, it is our responsibility to care for those around us. Children and senior citizens are highly accident-prone and may require assistance till professional medical help arrives. At such times, knowing how to perform first aid, alleviate pain, and increase comfort while caring for the injury can help save countless lives.

Many...

People who use sunbeds under the age of 35 have a 75% higher risk of developing malignant melanoma

Cancer Expert Warns Of The Dangers Of Sunbeds

Jo Stoddart, Cancer Specialist at Bupa UK , warns about the dangers of sunbeds and seeking a year-round tan after a sharp rise in searches on Google:

It might be tempting to use sunbeds to seek a year-round tan, but they can give out greater doses of UV rays than the midday tropical sun and increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Young people are particularly at risk...

Researchers at Cardiff University have launched a new app called “Restrain”

Trial to test whether brain training could help people lose weight

Researchers at Cardiff University have launched a new app called “Restrain” to test whether it is possible to lose weight through a type of brain training involving simple games.

The team from the University’s Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) are calling for volunteers to take part in the trial, which will be the largest study of its kind.

They hope to recruit...

Top tips to help with your eyesight

Our screen time has significantly increased over the years and during the pandemic, and it has by no means shown signs of decreasing, particularly during the pandemic. Statistics have shown that an incensed daily screen time on the computer has resulted in a general negative impact on the eyesight condition followed by eyestrain.

(Image: Statista )

Using a computer or...

Five middle aged ladies will relay format swim across the Bristol Channel for charity

First all-female swim team to take on challenge of 40km Bristol Channel crossing

On July 22nd five middle aged ladies will set off in relay format to swim across the Bristol Channel at its widest point – a distance of over 40km (25 miles) – from Illfracombe, North Devon to Swansea. The chosen route has only ever been attempted by 4 individuals and one relay team since 1927.

With little more than 4 or 5 years’ swimming experience behind them - and training plans...

The age groups feeling the most stress are 18-24 year olds and 25-49 year olds

Only 14% of men would not talk to anyone about their mental health

Millions of British men would not talk to anyone at all if they suffered from mental health issues.

New research by 24/7 Pest Control for Men’s Health Week has found that 14% of men in the UK would not talk to anybody about their mental health problems.

That equates to more than 3.6 million men who would avoid discussing a mental health issue, despite public health campaigns...