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Current statistics on smoking

  • 02 Oct, 2018
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The United Kingdom has the 10th lowest rates of smoking, below Australia, Canada and the United States of America. 14.9% of the adult population of England reported to smoke in 2017 which, while a decrease of 6% from the previous year, equates to around 7.4 million people. More than half (59%) of adult respondents reported that have never smoked.Note: The reliability of the information within the annual survey may be slightly skewed as respon...

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Do fitness apps make you healthier?

  • 18 Sep, 2018
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With an increasing number of people turning to fitness tracking apps and wearables to monitor their weight loss progress, count their daily intake of calories and receive notifications when they've reached a fitness goal, it's estimated that the health tracker app and wearable market is to grow considerably by 2020.Smartphone apps that track how many steps you take, provide exercise routines and let you share your weight loss journey with you...

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Top 10 tips for getting a good night sleep when you have a cold

  • 10 Sep, 2018
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When you're full of a cold, you need plenty of rest to fight the ensuing infection. But the symptoms of a cold can make it harder for you to get the rest your body needs. A blocked nose, tight chest, sore throat and general fatigue can make it difficult to get comfortable and keep you awake.Luckily, there are many ways you can alleviate the symptoms of a cold so you can sleep better.Use a decongestantWhen you have a stuffy nose, you may find ...

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Top Tips to Stay Healthy at University

  • 30 Aug, 2018
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Starting university is a big step in any young person's life, as you may move out of your parents home and fend for yourself in student accommodation. Studying away from home provides the chance to improve your lifestyle and learn more about how to make more informed decisions on your health and well-being.Here, we'll discuss some of the most important steps you need to take in order to stay healthy while in higher education.SleepSleep is exc...

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How To Avoid Eye Strain At Work

  • 28 Aug, 2018
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As society has grown increasingly digitised, the amount of time we spend in front of screens has drastically increased. According to a study by Ofcom, Britons spend more than half of our days in front of the screen.While there have been many studies that look at the psychological implications of spending too much time attached to screens, few people truly understand the very serious eye health implications that come with excessive screen time...

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