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Archive for: May, 2012
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.

World Health Day

It was World Health Day on the 7th April. This event is celebrated every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for WHO.

You are what you tweet

Are you a big fan of Twitter. Or have you never used it? You may have had a look but then been put off by some of the seemingly inane tweets – along the lines of what people have had for breakfast, or their plans for dinner. But, actually, Twitter can be more useful than you think. Seemingly tedious comments about headaches and hangovers can reveal nation-wide health trends and misconceptions, according to this article.

5 Popular misconceptions about travel insurance

Insurance of any kind can be quite a complicated thing – there are often lots of jargon terms used and understanding the levels of cover, and excesses etc, can be quite tricky. The AllClear Jargon Buster could help you here, but to help you even more, we wanted to put to rest some of the popular misconceptions about travel insurance.

Living with Cancer

The Times is running a special supplement this week, all about living with cancer.

It will include information about how people’s lives change when they are diagnosed with cancer. Currently, two million people in the UK are living with cancer, a number set to double by 2030 as diagnoses are made earlier and treatments improve

How old are you??

You may consider that a bit of a rude question, but there is actually a very scientific reason for asking it. Basically, people have been living longer since 1800 – this makes sense with things like improved nutrition, medical care, technology, education and general quality of living.