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Health
04
Jan

Feeling down during winter? Five ways to help elevate your mood

There is nothing we can do about it- winter is here. And it’s the UK, so who knows how long it will last for! Unfortunately for many of us the lack of sunshine and short days can be accompanied by a feeling of gloom and low mood. Ever wonder why humans don’t hibernate? You’re not...
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01
Nov

Six ways meditation can improve your physical wellbeing

Meditation describes a whole range of practices and techniques which are used to focus the mind and create a state of relaxation. Some of the common meditation techniques include chanting mantras, focusing on breathing, body scans and reciting positive affirmations. What all of these techniques have in common is that, by putting us into a...
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24
Aug

Businesses raise awareness for cervical cancer

Businesses across the UK are raising awareness for cervical cancer within the workplace. Businesses such as GSK, Action for Charity, Middlesborough Council and NHS England are supporting the new Time to Test campaign, pledging to raise awareness of cervical cancer within their workplace and allowing female employees the time needed to attended smear test appointments....
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12
Aug

NHS pushes for more women in boardrooms with 50:50 gender quotas

The National Health Service is introducing a 50:50 gender quota, in order to get more women in its boardrooms. The NHS is pushing for more senior positions to be filled by women, after health watchdogs said it would improve the quality of decision-making. Women, the regulator reported, had a more ‘collaborative style of leadership’ which...
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Four recipe books for putting the "fun and balance" back into "healthy living" (F)
11
Aug

Four recipe books for putting the “fun and balance” back into “healthy living”

Gareth Stubbs and Jeroen Coenen, founders of the Spanish retreat D-Toxd Living are crowdfunding to launch a recipe book called The Balance Factor. Based in Benissa, Spain the health retreat opened in 2014, with both owners having never had any formal training in cooking but just a mutual love of eating. Stubbs met Coenen in...
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05
Aug

Eve 4 eve: Bubbles & Bush | Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month this September

Charity The Eve Appeal is encouraging women, all over the UK, to hold a Bubbles & Bush party for their friends as part of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month this September. Women are being encouraged to host an evening with bubbles*, with either a glass of prosecco or pop and to indulge in your favourite pampering...
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03
Aug

Citizens Advice calls for employers and the government to do more to close health and disability employment gap

The government and employers must do more to close the health and disability employment gap, calls the Citizens Advice Bureau. New analysis from the organisation has revealed that disabled people or those with a health condition are more than twice as likely to fall out of work compared to those who are not disabled or...
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03
Aug

Top 5 Breastfeeding Tips

Let’s face it; breastfeeding isn’t always easy at the start and you should never doubt yourself if it isn’t coming ‘naturally’. This is more than understandable. Back in the distant days when we all lived in close proximity to extended family and helped raise each other’s children, we would see someone breastfeeding all the time....
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