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What extreme heat does to the human body

Many parts of the UK have witnessed soaring temperatures in the past few days – for instance, Santon Downham in Suffolk recorded a whopping 32.7°C (91°F) last week. When considering that global average temperatures are increasing year on year due to greenhouse emissions, amongst other factors, extreme heat is not only an inconvenience but also …

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extreme_heat

What extreme heat does to the human body

Many parts of the UK have witnessed soaring temperatures in the past few days – for instance, Santon Downham in Suffolk recorded a whopping 32.7°C (91°F) last week. When considering that global average temperatures are increasing year on year due to greenhouse emissions, amongst other factors, extreme heat is not only an inconvenience but also …

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UK inflation 2022: How to cope with rising prices

Prices are increasing the fastest in 40 years as higher energy bills affect households across the UK. The UK inflation rate surged to 9% over the past year to April 2022, up from 7% in March. The unexpected increase shocked millions of UK residents who were surprised by a GBP £700 increase in their annual …

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What parents need to know about the increasing hepatitis cases in children

According to a WHO report, 163 children under the age of 10 have contracted mysterious severe hepatitis in the UK. There are over 300 probable hepatitis cases in children across the world as per the latest report. Health authorities in the UK and globally are trying to find out why there has been a sudden …

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extreme_heat

What extreme heat does to the human body

Many parts of the UK have witnessed soaring temperatures in the past few days – for instance, Santon Downham in Suffolk recorded a whopping 32.7°C (91°F) last week. When considering that global average temperatures are increasing year on year due to greenhouse emissions, amongst other factors, extreme heat is not only an inconvenience but also …

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UK inflation 2022: How to cope with rising prices

Prices are increasing the fastest in 40 years as higher energy bills affect households across the UK. The UK inflation rate surged to 9% over the past year to April 2022, up from 7% in March. The unexpected increase shocked millions of UK residents who were surprised by a GBP £700 increase in their annual …

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Why you can’t concentrate at work (and what you can do about it)

We’ve all had days where we can’t seem to focus on the task at hand and actually accomplish anything. We take way too long to reply to an email, then open a YouTube video and go down its often-inevitable rabbit hole, or scroll through social media much longer than we should. Knowing that our list …

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What’s the difference between an insurance broker and agent?

If you’re looking for health insurance, you’ll soon find out that there are not only many plans to choose from, but different distribution channels as well. You can buy directly from an insurance company, through an agent who sells plans on behalf of the insurer or through a broker who finds and compares medical insurance …

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How to update your benefits scheme to match the latest employee benefits trends

Are you considering sticking with the same employee benefits for your business? Well, think again. While your staff might be satisfied with your current employee benefits schemes, this might not be the case post-pandemic. Employee benefits are an ever-evolving landscape that shifts with the needs of your workforce. Now, shaken up by the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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An HR team strategy guide for the employee mental health revolution

Although we’re in the middle of a mental health crisis at the workplace, you may be surprised to find that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the sole cause of employee burnout and chronic stress. Instead, it has only accelerated the rising depression rate, which has been widespread since 2019, well before the pandemic. From the increased …

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Healthy pregnancy diet

Healthy pregnancy diet do’s and don’ts

What a mother eats during pregnancy is the main source of nutrients for the baby in her womb. Dieticians and experts suggest that diet during pregnancy should be rich in nutrients to support the baby’s growth and development. A healthy pregnancy diet must be balanced for the special needs of expectant mothers, with some foods …

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Childhood food allergies in the UK: Triggers, treatment, and health insurance

Childhood food allergies in the UK: Triggers, treatment, and health insurance

Almost 1 in 12 young children suffer from a food allergy, according to Allergy UK. Food allergies have been around for generations and happen when the immune system responds negatively to food proteins. Unfortunately, children are more susceptible than adults as their immune systems are at a heightened state, and tend to overreact. This is …

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What is the average cost of family health insurance in the UK?

As more and more people are looking for insurance cover during a pandemic, we are receiving inquiries from individuals and families alike. One of the questions that we get asked the most is regarding what families can expect to pay for health insurance in the United Kingdom. While we can easily offer you a free …

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Your guide to pregnancy and giving birth in the UK

Whether you’re planning for pregnancy or childbirth, one of the best things you can do is prepare in advance. Thinking about having a baby in the UK ahead of time can improve your chances of getting pregnant and ensure your pregnancy is a healthy one. With that said, the amount of information out there can …

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monkeypox

The complete guide to monkeypox

Just when countries began putting COVID-19 behind them, there’s a new disease in the headlines: “monkeypox”. Common in remote parts of Central and West Africa, monkeypox cases have been confirmed in a number of countries outside the region – including the UK where cases have doubled to 20, and is raising a lot of questions …

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Parent checking for child's temperature

What parents need to know about the increasing hepatitis cases in children

According to a WHO report, 163 children under the age of 10 have contracted mysterious severe hepatitis in the UK. There are over 300 probable hepatitis cases in children across the world as per the latest report. Health authorities in the UK and globally are trying to find out why there has been a sudden …

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6 ways you can make your workplace more LGBTQ+ inclusive

If you didn’t know when pride month is in 2022, it’s taking place now. The month-long celebrations happen worldwide, involving everything from parades to art exhibitions that bring people together in support of LGBTQ+ communities. Whatever the pride month activity, the reason behind it is to celebrate and accept all sexual identities – particularly those …

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ppuk4dayweek

What you should know about a four-day work week

Employees who have dreamed of working less without facing a pay cut may finally know what it’s like as the UK tests out a 4-day work week. From June 2022, more than 30 UK companies will start the four-day work week pilot in an attempt to show that hours logged doesn’t matter as much as results. The …

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5 creative employee benefits to attract talent

Standard benefits don’t just cut it anymore. Beyond fair remuneration and health insurance, employees are increasingly on the lookout for companies that go above and beyond to meet the varied needs of their workforce. If you don’t want to lose out on talented staff, you should probably start thinking about offering non-traditional employee benefits. After …

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Introducing Pacific Prime UK’s Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2021-2022

Another year has come and gone and we’re back with our latest edition of the Cost of International Health Insurance Report. It’s always thrilling to announce the release of this annual report, which takes a close look at the ever-evolving world of international health insurance premiums. In the 2021-2022 edition, we look at what’s changed …

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Britain becomes the first country to approve antiviral pill for COVID-19 treatment

The UK is now the first country to approve an antiviral pill that could possibly be “game-changing”. Developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, Molnupiravir is an oral pill that can be taken by those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have one or more risk factors for developing severe illness. These risk factors include …

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COVID-19 entry requirements for the UK

There’s good news for frequent flyers! Just like Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane and Thailand’s quarantine-free travel, the UK has joined the list of countries who are relaxing their borders, welcoming travellers, and learning to live with COVID-19. But it won’t be the case of getting your passports ready, applying for a visa (if you need …

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