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70% of Bank-Holiday DIYers end up injured

Seven out of ten DIY enthusiasts will return to work after the long weekend suffering from an injury – sustained whilst carrying out home improvements. A study carried out among 2,000 adults found around eight in ten Brits got stuck into DIY jobs around the house this weekend, with painting and decorating the most common tasks [...]


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Fighting for Fitness- we only feel on top form for 2 months of the year

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The average Brit only feels 100% fit and healthy for 61 days of the year, it has been revealed. Tiredness, aches and pains and illness mean most of us operate at well below our best for a massive ten months of the year. The study of 2,000 people found one in four is permanently hampered [...]


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Stinging Style- half injured by their clothes

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Millions are injured every year – by their clothes, it has emerged. Figures published by the British Osteopathic Association show around one in two adults suffer aches, pains or injuries from handbags, bras, belts and even hats. Other ‘dangerous’ items include hairbands, sunglasses, thongs, shoes – and even WALLETS, which when placed in front pockets [...]


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Scraped knees and bruises- injuries to children occur while mums are busy

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Four out of ten mums admit their children have been injured around the house while they themselves were busy cooking or cleaning, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 mums found hectic lifestyles mean seven in ten mums are forced to regularly leave their children to play unsupervised while they carry out household chores. [...]


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‘Secondary Stress’- concern over partner’s career leads to stress-induced illness and injury

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Middle class redundancies amid the double dip recession have been blamed for the high number of wives suffering from stress induced illnesses. Experts have revealed that over the last two years, scores of women have been struck down by agonising neck and back pain and headaches caused by ‘secondary stress’. The condition is most prevalent [...]


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Lifetime of Suffering

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The average Brit suffers an astonishing 9,672 ailments, sickness and injury in their lifetime, it emerged yesterday. From regular headaches or constant back pain to never ending bumps and bruises, sickly Brits experience 124 incidents of ill health each and every year. At least three sore throats, four cases of heartburn and four cricked necks every [...]


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