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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How to set boundaries at work

Have you ever been asked to work beyond the standard office working hours? Or perhaps had your personal values being compromised in some way, say by non-consensual touch or unsolicited advice? You’re not alone. Research shows that the workplace is fraught with questionable behaviours and crossed boundaries. The good news is that you can learn …

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Brexit: Tips for travelling to the EU in 2021

“Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border” made headlines on a BBC News article, which just reflects the chaos and confusion surrounding the new rules. Whether it’s about how plans for holiday might be affected or whether EHIC cards will still be valid, British people have an endless number of questions about …

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Tips for renewing your health insurance policy in the UK

When you buy health insurance, you’re usually committing to a one-year contract. This results in an annual dilemma of deciding whether to stay with your existing provider or switch to a new one. Before your contract renewal date, you have the chance to evaluate whether the policy still suits your needs and budget. However, there …

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Your guide to finding a general practitioner in the UK

If you’re seeking medical help in the UK, then you might be overwhelmed by the options and not know where to start. In this Pacific Prime UK guide, we will help you with the ins and outs of finding a general practitioner in the UK. We’ll take a look at everything from the conditions for …

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An overview of the United Kingdom healthcare system

The UK is home to a tax-payer funded healthcare system known as the National Health Service, or NHS for short. It provides the same quality of care to everyone for free – regardless of income. As one of the first universal health systems in the world, the NHS was set up in the wake of …

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To mask or not to mask? The latest WHO recommendations change course

When we first heard of the pandemic of the COVID-19, we have heard many, often contradicting, advisories on how to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak. Most of the official recommendations included staying at home if possible, maintaining good personal hygiene, and keeping healthy. However, since the very beginning of the outbreak, there was one …

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