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The FHT blog brings you the latest therapy news, health information and business resources. Here are some top posts that readers have enjoyed in recent months:

Telepressure: the effects of email on health
New research, published in the Journal of Occupational Health and Psychology, reports that the urge to respond immediately to work-related messages may affect health.

Applying make-up when visually impaired
Visually impaired people explain their innovative methods for applying make-up, from counting brush strokes to using their sense of touch.

Hospital programme uses tai chi, pilates and yoga for arthritis
The Hospital for Special Surgery, based in the USA, ran a weekly exercise programme of tai chi, Pilates and yoga for 1,400 elderly arthritis sufferers. Two hundred and four of those participants completed a survey at the end of the programme, with 80 per cent reporting less stiffness and improved balance.

Wild blueberries (bilberries) can help tackle the adverse effects of a high-fat diet
Eating bilberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland. For the first time, bilberries were shown to have beneficial effects on both blood pressure and nutrition-derived inflammatory responses.

Top twenty fitness trends for 2015
The American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Health & Fitness Journal has released its ninth annual ‘Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends’, showing what’s set to drive the market this year.

Researchers develop alternative to hypodermic needle
Professor Ryan Donnelly from Queen’s University Belfast and his team have researched an alternative to hypodermic needles, as one in ten of us are said to fear them. They have developed a small patch, similar to Velcro, but containing 361 tiny needles.

Lifestyle considerations help with cancer prevention
The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s new code recommends 12 lifestyle measures to boost cancer prevention.

Biggest beauty secrets
According to a new study by QVS Beauty Tools Experts, nearly three quarters of men have no idea the lengths their wife or girlfriend goes to in order to look her best.

Military personnel experience higher levels of anxiety and depression
A new study by The King’s College London has found that 18 per cent of men and 25 per cent of women in the armed forces reported symptoms of common mental disorders, compared to eight per cent of men and 12 per cent of women in civilian life.

Surviving tough times
Creative Director of Verve Brand Consultancy offers some top tips to FHT members on how to build a brand during tough times.

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