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"A purpose in life gives you a better sleep"
"A purpose in life gives you a better sleep"
Having a good reason to get out of bed in the morning is likely to give you a better night's sleep in it at the end of the day because you feel more at ease and happier with your life, research suggests.
UK heart disease deaths fall by over 20%
UK heart disease deaths fall by over 20%
Deaths from heart disease and strokes caused by smoking have fallen dramatically since lighting up in pubs, restaurants and other enclosed public places in England was banned 10 years ago.
Public Health England advice on the Grenfell Tower fire
Public Health England advice on the Grenfell Tower fire
PHE has been assessing air quality over the past week in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire and this shows no detectable deterioration in air quality as a result of the fire and the wider risk to people's health is therefore minimal.
Grenfell Tower Fire
Grenfell Tower Fire
Find out the latest updates on the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower.
Carers Network Launches Former Carers Project
Carers Network Launches Former Carers Project
Carers Network announces the launch of the Former Carers Project : a project to support people whose caring role has come to an end. It is set up specifically to provide advice, guidance and support to former unpaid carers as they explore the viable options available to them after their caring role has ended
A new look home Page for People First
A new look home Page for People First
People First will be getting a great new Home Page on Wednesday 31st May.
Regular exercise reduces the appetite for fatty foods
Regular exercise reduces the appetite for fatty foods
The British trial found that high levels of activity acted as a 'buffer' - fending off cravings for unhealthy fare. Scientists said the findings suggest that those who got a 'high' from exercise were less likely to feel tempted by junk food.
'Please offer me a seat' scheme launched
'Please offer me a seat' scheme launched
Transport for London are launching the 'Please offer me a seat' badge and card for people who find it difficult to stand when using public transport. The badge and accompanying card were created for customers who struggle to get a seat, as their need is not immediately obvious, removing the awkwardness of customers having to explain their need for a seat to others.
Exercise boosts brain power in over-fifties
Exercise boosts brain power in over-fifties
Just 45 minutes of exercise a week boosts the brain power of people in their fifties and over, major new research has revealed. A review of dozens of previous studies found that even one session of moderate aerobic and resistance activity is enough to enhance people's alertness, decision-making and memory.
The number of smokers plunges to the lowest in 40-years
The number of smokers plunges to the lowest in 40-years
The number of smokers in Britain has plunged to just 17.2 per cent, down from 2010, when more than 20 per cent of people still smoked and the lowest it has been in 40-years.