Tag: health

Do you rely on a home blood pressure monitor?

by , Senior Health Researcher Energy & Home 16 December 2014
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new 2 heartbeat

We’ve found seven Best Buy blood pressure monitors, but disappointingly just as many Don’t Buys. The truth is many of their results can’t be trusted so it's worth monitoring your options before you buy. (more about blood pressure monitors...)

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Your view: electric toothbrushes take the prize

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 29 November 2014
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Toothbrush with toothpaste tube

Last week we asked you whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush. As the referee of that debate, I have to award team electric the winners. But it was a valiant effort by the manual underdogs. (more about the toothbrush debate...)

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More should be done to stop Campylobacter

by , Campaigns Officer Consumer Rights 19 November 2014
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Chicken and Campylobacter

Food experts say that freezing chicken could reduce the risks of the potentially lethal Campylobacter bug – but shouldn't the responsibility start with the poultry producers and supermarkets? (more about Campylobacter...)

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Electric or manual toothbrush? I’m at a floss

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 18 November 2014
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Toothbrushes

I’m sure all of you brush your teeth at least two times a day, but what’s your tool of choice? Do you opt for an electric or a manual brush? Here’s Patrick and Adam going head-to-head in the Great British Brush Off… (more about toothbrushes...)

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Calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks – will you take notice?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 4 November 2014
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beer

Last week the Royal Society for Public Health recommended alcoholic drinks should carry calorie labelling to help tackle the obesity crisis. But would you check the calories before pouring that glass of wine? (more about drink calories...)

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Why NHS complex care funding could depend on where you live

by , Senior Health Researcher Consumer Rights 28 October 2014
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Elderly couple in care home

We’ve found a postcode lottery in how the NHS pays for the care of people with complex medical needs, such as care homes. Getting funding for ongoing care shouldn't depend on where you live. (more about care funding...)

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The challenges of buying hearing aids

by , Senior Health Researcher Energy & Home 20 October 2014
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Hearing aid

Behind-the-ear hearing aids or invisible ‘in-the-canal’ ones? iPhone-compatible or no frills? £500 or £7,000 per pair? Buying hearing aids comes with a whole host of choices to wade through. (more about hearing aids...)

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Politicians must empower people on public services

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 7 October 2014
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Nurse

With conference season coming to an end, we’re calling for all the political parties to commit to giving people a more powerful voice in public services and to make sure they meet people’s needs. (more about public services...)

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Dementia: are carers getting the support they need?

by , Elderly Care Editor Energy & Home 10 September 2014
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Older person's hands being held

I recently visited a family friend, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia a year ago. I had heard that he was a greatly diminished person, so I was almost prepared for the man who greeted me. (more about living with dementia...)

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Are lessons being learned from previous food scares?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 31 August 2014
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Mornging newspaper illustation

In recent weeks we’ve heard news of a national salmonella outbreak, an investigation exposing unacceptably high levels of campylobacter in chicken and, most recently, news of a strike by meat inspectors. (more on food scares...)

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Laser eye surgery: what do you see?

by , Senior Health Researcher Consumer Rights 18 August 2014
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Laser eye

You’ll see lots of advertising for laser eye surgery, but what should you know before you decide to go through with it? Our latest undercover investigation finds laser eye clinics failing to clearly explain the risks. (more about laser surgery...)

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It’s your prerogative to complain if things go wrong

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 11 August 2014
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Jakwob in the studio

It’s been a busy day at Which? HQ as we counted towards the 50,000th signature on our Make Complaints Count campaign. With this last signature, we unmuted a track to encourage others to find their voice… (more on getting your voice heard..)

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A ‘drinkable sunscreen’ that contains just one ingredient

by , Senior Researcher Energy & Home 6 August 2014
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Sun cream on shoulder

Drinkable sunscreen – it sounds great and has had quite a bit of publicity, but when we took a closer look at its ingredients we found a big surprise. Have you seen a product you think will struggle to live up to its claims? (more about drinkable sunscreens...)

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UNMUTEUK: Bloggers speak out on childcare and education

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 16 July 2014
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Supporter with the UNMUTEUK hashtag over their mouth

You'll be familiar with our Make Complaints Count campaign – our call to ensure public services act on your feedback. And we've got the backing of a number of bloggers who have shared their experiences too… (more about UnmuteUK...)

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