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Archive for: November, 2012
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.

What confuses you about travel insurance?

We’re launching a very interesting Twitter competition today because we really want to know what you think. We want to find out what little niggling things you find confusing about travel insurance.

12 steps to a stress free holiday when travelling with a disability

Going on holiday is something we all look forward to, so nothing should stop us from enjoying every second of it. But travelling with a disability can be stressful. Each continent, country and region will differ with the facilities it can provide to you. That is why our aim is to help you identify and overcome any potential obstacles before you travel, leaving you worry free and able to enjoy your time away.

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.

Do you know about World Glaucoma Week?

World Glaucoma Week (11th to 17th March) aims to educate people about how to assess their risk for glaucoma and to be aware of the importance of regular eye exam(ination)s and disease detection. It also seeks to provide support for patients with Glaucoma. World Glaucoma Week was developed in response to the concern over the worldwide increase in the number of people with glaucoma, as the population grows and ages. More people are therefore at risk of going blind from this disease if they do not have the condition detected and treated.

How many people now qualify for a birthday message from the Queen?

Now, a birthday message from the Queen on turning 100 is something we have spoken about before in our blogs. But now the number of people in Britain who have reached the age of 100 has soared five-fold in just 30 years. There were 12,640 people over the age of 100 in the UK in 2010, compared with only 2,500 in 1980.

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.

Travel to the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup is being held in New Zealand this year. It would be an amazing experience to be there. Are you are lucky enough to be going to the World Cup, rather than simply watching on television? There is one problem though – the distance you will be travelling to get to the World Cup could raise some particular travel health considerations.

Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week

This week (12th to 18th September) is Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of lymphoma and fundraise for this important work. We checked out the Lymphoma Association website, and there are still a number of ways that you can help and get involved…