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NHS can save half a billion pounds a year – here’s how

Mangpor_nk/Shutterstock.com Philip Crilly, Kingston University The NHS has ended 2017-18 with a deficit close to £1 billion. This has prompted the body responsible for GP budgets to issue controversial guidance […]

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It’s Foot Health Month – but we still neglect them

During Foot Health Month, research from the College of Podiatry has revealed that, despite our feet being the most used part of the body, they are also the most neglected. […]

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Activated charcoal doesn’t detox the body – four reasons you should avoid it

Alena A/Shutterstock.com Sophie Medlin, King’s College London On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal […]

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You’re eating microplastics in ways you don’t even realise

Shutterstock Christina Thiele, University of Southampton and Malcolm David Hudson, University of Southampton We’re increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Much recent attention has focused on how […]

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No alternative to Universal Credit says Audit Office which raises concerns

The Department for Work & Pensions (the Department) is introducing Universal Credit to replace six means-tested benefits for working-age households: Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, […]

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Volunteering levels static since the 1980s – despite all the efforts to increase them

Rose Lindsey, University of Southampton and John Mohan, University of Birmingham Successive UK governments have tried to encourage more people to get into volunteering. Voluntary sector initiatives, such as National […]

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Men bare all to raise awareness of mental health issues

Of course, body issues have for many years been a preserve of women who have been encouraged to lose weight, get fit, not breastfeed, look sexy, and revert to their […]

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The threats behind the plight of the puffin

Louise Gentle, Nottingham Trent University Puffins are facing a perilous future. Population numbers have fallen sharply, and there are even fears the sea bird could be heading towards extinction within […]

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Obese dogs could have similar ‘personality’ traits to overweight humans – new study

Shutterstock Naomi D. Harvey, University of Nottingham We’re all told we need to eat healthier and exercise more to combat obesity, but did you know that there’s also an obesity […]

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Does eating at night make you fat?

Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock.com Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen and Peter Morgan, University of Aberdeen Some media reports say that eating at night makes you gain weight, others say that it has […]

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