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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

All you need to know about maternity insurance in the UK

Mums-to-be in the UK generally don’t have to worry about maternity insurance cover, as the country is home to a comprehensive taxpayer-funded national health service (NHS) that provides maternity care to all citizens and legal residents. But, with its long-wait times, many expat women give the NHS a pass to opt for the private healthcare …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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, …

Continue reading

NHS waiting list: Patients turning to private healthcare in the UK

Delays and cancellations are forcing many NHS patients to make life-changing decisions for the medical treatment they need. Some have dipped into life savings, while others are turning to various types of loans to afford treatment in a private hospital. With the NHS waiting list growing by the day, patients who can no longer wait …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading