UK families are saving less and forgoing vital insurance, leaving millions without a financial safety net, according to new research by Scottish Widows.
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Insurers paid out more than £6 million every day in 2012 to help families deal with the unexpected impact of job loss, serious illness, injury or a family death.
The typical British family could survive financially for just 18 days if it lost its normal sources of income and had to live on savings, according to worrying new research from insurer Legal & General.
Adults who do 150 minutes exercise over one or two days get as much health benefit as those who exercise more frequently throughout the week, new research suggests.
Cancer research took another step towards finding a cure as scientists uncovered how the disease spreads through the body.
Consumers who judge the freshness of their food using the "sniff test" could be putting themselves in danger, a new survey shows.
Receptionists and administrative workers are 69 per cent more likely to gain weight while working, according to a new study.
An estimated 15,000 cancer patients were killed in Britain last year from treatment rather than the disease, Lord Saatchi says.
The average British adult spends more than 20 hours a day sitting or lying down, a survey from Weight Watchers has found.
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