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Superfood – What's on your child's plate?

Children with fruit and veg

Just when you’d managed to get the kids eating their five-a-day fruit and veg, and cutting down on saturated fat, a new book is claiming that’s not quite the right way to go. A trio of experts insist that while vegetables are indeed good for kids, fruit should only be …

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Six of the best: Waterproof gadgets

Six of the best: Waterproof gadgets

Listen up! Waterproof Headphones from aquapac.net Proving you don’t need to spend a fortune on tech, these affordable earloops are comfortable and come with three sizes of ear bud. However, the main benefit of these is that they are waterproof up to three metres (IPX8) and the audio jack is …

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What's on your child's plate?

What's on your child's plate?

Just when you’d managed to get the kids eating their five-a-day fruit and veg, and cutting down on saturated fat, a new book is claiming that’s not quite the right way to go. A trio of experts insist that while vegetables are indeed good for kids, fruit should only be …

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New kids on the sunblock

New kids on the sunblock

We all know, whether we’re jetting off somewhere scorching or staying local, sun protection is vital. But with so many new SPF-laden creams and concoctions on the market every year, it can be hard to keep up. Are all these new products really necessary?

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History’s healthcare heroines

History's healthcare heroines

Most people are familiar with Florence Nightingale, often referred to as the founder of modern nursing and famed for highlighting the vital role of nurses following her efforts treating wounded soldiers in the Crimean War in the 1850s – and Marie Curie, the Polish-born physicist and chemist who was awarded …

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Dementia in detail

Dementia in detail

If you thought you might have dementia, would you head straight to your doctor, or would you hold off as long as possible? If it’s the latter, you’re not alone – a recent survey carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society found that over half of people (56%) admit putting off …

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5 reasons to eat more garlic

5 reasons to eat more garlic

We’re all familiar with garlic’s flavour credentials – but how much do you know about its health-enhancing qualities? This foodie favourite doesn’t just pack a punch in the culinary stakes… packed with manganese, vitamins C and B6 and selenium, it’s also highly nutritious.

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