Mercury (Hobart) : 2019-01-15

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02 TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 plus GALLERIES GALORE 37 39 43 39 20 12 12-13 20 38 20 39 14-15 17 42 40-41 16 Business Cartoons Classifieds Index Crossword Diary Editorial Letters Services Shares Stars Sudoku Talking Point Taste Television Weather World At January 14...................................................................................... 1 Same period last year ........................................................................ 3 MANY vegans are motivated by the health benefits of a plantbased diet, but it apparently does not guarantee being fit and ready for work. A survey of 1000 office workers suggests vegans are more likely to succumb to bugs and take more time off: nearly five days a year, three times as many as meat-eaters. Vegans are also three times more likely than the average person to visit their GP during the cold and flu season. An annual survey in Britain, by lozenge maker Fisherman’s Friend, indicated vegans take 4.78 days off a year for colds, flu and minor ailments, meat-eaters 1.4 days and vegetarians 2.6 days. The average among all British workers is 2.5 days. Vegans took more sick days than gluten-free and lactose-intolerant people combined. An estimated 3.5 million Britons follow a vegan diet, which is free from meat, dairy, eggs, and other animal products, such as honey. HELP IS AT HAND Kids Helpline: Lifeline: Headspace: SANE helpline: Beyondblue helpline: suicidecallbackservice.org.au ReachOut.com Stopbullying.gov 1800RESPECT for sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling Gamblers Anonymous: kidshelp.com.au lifeline.org.au headspace.org.au 1800 551 800 or 13 1114 or 1800 650 890 or 1800 187 263 1300 224 636 or 1300 659 467 6234 6782 EDITORIAL Hobart Launceston Burnie Ph: (03) 6230 0622 Ph: (03) 6230 0612 Ph: 0437 157 903 Email: News Sport Letters [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] ADVERTISING General inquiries Classified advertising General inquiries Classifieds (03) 6230 0642 (03) 6230 0400 [email protected] [email protected] CUSTOMER SUPPORT Digital Subscription Home Delivery [email protected] 1300 696 397 1800 005 202 Enjoy a latest new release from MuviNow, there’s 5 to choose from! FOLLOW US themercury.com.au facebook.com/themercury.com.au Web: Facebook Conditions apply* +Rewards members can redeem APC themercury.com.au/rewards This publication is bound by the standards of practice of the Australian Press Council. If you believe the standards may have been breached, you may approach the itself or contact the council by email at or by phone (02) 9261 1930. For further information see Mercury [email protected] presscouncil.org.au *Limit one redemption per eligible member. Limited to the first 10,000. Offer ends 31 January, 2019 or while stocks last. Each MuviNow +Rewards code entitles the eligible member to one 48-hour new release movie rental to be selected from the provided listing, which must be watched between 1 January, 2019 to 31 January, 2019. Offer not redeemable for cash and not transferable. MuviNow full terms and conditions apply. Crazy Rich Asians - © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc and Kimmel Distribution LLC. All Rights Reserved. http://www.presscouncil.org.au MERE01Z01MA - V1 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ONLINE SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES

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