Tag: health

How much sugar is in your breakfast bowl?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 28 January 2015
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Magnifying glass looking at calorie label

We've always known children's cereals aren't always the most healthy option to kick start the day. And now it seems the sugar content in many is on the up. Is it time we started to pick from elsewhere on the shelf? (more about cereals)

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Buying a stairlift? The pressure’s on…

by , Senior Health Researcher Energy & Home 23 January 2015
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stairs

Do you feel as though you may have been pressured into buying a stairlift? Our survey reveals shopping for a stairlift may not have been as simple as everyone had hoped… (more about stairlifts...)

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Butter vs spreads – what goes on your bread?

by , Which? Magazine Deputy Editor Energy & Home 20 January 2015
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Toast with spread

Are you a butter or a spreads fan? I’m very much in the butter camp – nothing else quite cuts it on my morning slice of toast. Even though it is 80% fat… (more about butter vs spreads...)

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Have you been left mystified by a visit to the dentist?

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 8 January 2015
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Teeth and dentist's mirror

If you've been left confused by a trip to the dentist, we'd love you to share your experience. Are you clear about what your treatment will cost before you have the treatment? (more on dental costs...)

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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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