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5 second rule: How clean is your house?

Every year a large proportion of us put down spring cleaning on our to do list, designating cleaning tasks we avoid the whole year to a once-a-year mass cleaning event. But what about the rest of the year? Turns out, wiping round the surfaces and occasionally hoovering doesn’t actually constitute having a clean house. Bacteria […]

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How to access medical treatment without a registered address

Disasters and mishaps never normally happen at a convenient time. When you need healthcare, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether you can get to see a doctor or not. If you are not a permanent resident, are a visitor to the UK or have recently arrived in an area, depending […]

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A Day in the Life of: A Qured Marketing Intern

Over the summer, we had third year English student Alex Hewitt from Durham University help out our marketing team for a few weeks. Keep reading to find out more about his experience at Qured… Applying With graduation on the horizon, I spent much of my second year hurriedly searching for a summer internship in order […]

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Public or Private healthcare, which do I choose?

Two hundred years ago if someone became ill they’d simply summon the local doctor and receive the treatment they needed. Forgetting the fact that most medical interventions involved heavy amounts of opium or spontaneous amputation, it was a system that tended to work well – if you were rich of course. For the Tiny Tims […]

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A woman rolls out a yoga mat as part of a workplace health strategy

How to implement a workplace health programme

In the calculated world of business, every single detail matters. To borrow cycling’s favourite phrase, ‘marginal gains’ are the foundation for creating a winning formula. It’s the simple idea that a one or two percent increase across a number of areas results in a sizable advantage overall. When it comes to work, perhaps the biggest […]

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The benefits of the great outdoors for children

The demands of modern life, with our ever-increasing reliance on technology and dwindling attention spans, have spilled over from adulthood and slowly crept further and further down the age range. It’s now not uncommon for toddlers to be able to type their first password before they can say their first word – or even when […]

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Put a hat on! – The facts and fiction behind getting a common cold

In these divided times, it’s nice to have something that we can all relate to – step forward, the common cold. The sneezing, headaches and perpetually runny nose are symptoms all too familiar to the majority of us at some point during the year. In fact, there’s a good chance that some of you reading […]

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Six small changes to keep you healthy at work

According to a report by the government Health and Safety Executive, the UK workforce lost 31.2 million workdays in 2017 due to ill health. Put into perspective, that’s around 85,000 years – or the amount of time that’s passed since the first humans upped sticks and migrated from the plains of prehistoric Africa. While some […]

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Will Google ever be able to diagnose me?

The digital doctor has long been held up as the holy grail of medicine, a dream of science fiction writers everywhere over the last half-century. In this vision of the future all a person needs to do is gently lie down on a glistening white bed and, after a brief laser scan, they’re given an […]

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Top 8 tips to prevent adult acne

Acne is very common, especially in teenagers – in fact 8 out of 10 teenagers have experienced acne at some point! However many adults also experience acne, which can be particularly debilitating. Here are some top tips to help you manage acne effectively. 1. Avoid dryness and irritation of the skin by cleansing face twice […]

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