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Archive for: December, 2014
Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years

Bowel cancer rates among men have soared by more than a quarter in the last 35 years, according to this newspaper article. But, interestingly, the rise among women is far lower, at around six per cent. A report from Cancer Research UK says reasons for the widening gap in disease rates between the sexes remains Read More

Top 10 Tips to check in the Travel Insurance small print

We are the first to admit it – our travel insurance small print is often difficult to read and can on occasion be confusing in its presentation. Indeed, our latest competition asked people what they hated about travel insurance, and small print and jargon came out near the top.

Multiple sclerosis didn’t stop me travelling world

In this blog post, we wanted to share an uplifting good news story that we found online about an individual’s personal travel experiences.

As you know, at AllClear we believe that everyone deserves the right to travel. And this story demonstrates how people with a medical condition can do just that….

Know Before You Go

In this blog post, we wanted to let you know about a very useful organisation called the Know Before You Go campaign. Know Before You Go, or KBYG, is an ongoing campaign with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and just over 500 travel industry partners, including AllClear. The aim is to help Brits to stay safe and healthy abroad and ensure that British travellers are better prepared when they go overseas.

Preparing for your summer holiday?

We decided to write this blog post because we know that actually preparing for a holiday can be pretty stressful – we have all been there! Regardless of whether you have been waiting all year for your annual holiday, booked a last minute getaway or are preparing for a short break, it’s worth taking a little extra time to really make sure you have everything covered before you depart.

Be Loud Be Clear in January

Following Be Loud Be Clear Week (23rd to 29th Jan), we at AllClear wanted to voice our support by talking about travelling with bowel cancer. Be Loud Be Clear is part of UK charity Beating Bowel Cancer’s work to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and treatment for bowel cancer.

Do you know about World Heart Day?

World Heart Day was created in 2000 by the World Heart Federation. World Heart Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness of heart disease and how to promote healthy hearts. National activities such as public talks and screenings, walks and runs, concerts or sporting events are organized worldwide by members and partners of the World Heart Federation.

Exercise a ‘super drug’ for cancer survivors that can stop disease returning

Exercise is a ‘wonder drug’ for cancer survivors and may prevent the disease returning, according to Macmillan Cancer Support Physical activity could also benefit those undergoing treatment for cancer. Macmillan say doctors should prescribe exercise rather than telling patients to rest.

Could chocolate be the answer to heart disease?

Chocolate seems to help cut the risk of heart disease and stroke, an overview of research has found. People who ate the most chocolate had a 37% reduced risk of heart disease and 29% reduction in stroke, compared to those who ate least, according to analysis of data from more than 100,000 people.