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WHO launches free app to check hearing loss

The World Health Organisation has launched a free mobile app that allows you to check and monitor your hearing, to promote awareness of the issue on World Hearing Day 2019

How will Brexit affect healthcare?

We explain what you need to know about access to medicines, prescriptions and NHS care in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Shrinking products: are we paying more for less?

Some everyday products – from digestives to dishwashing tablets – have been getting steadily smaller for years, but it might not always be obvious, and the kicker is that often prices don’t shrink along with pack sizes.

Can you trust AI symptom checkers?

AI symptom checkers aim to help direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare, but we found different apps gave conflicting diagnoses and advice for the same symptoms.

Hearing aids go hi-tech: top innovations for 2019

Could the new wave of smart hearing gadgets improve your quality of life? From smart hearing apps to artificial intelligence - we reveal the most exciting developments in hearing aid technology.

Are online GPs the future of healthcare?

Online GP services promise easier and more convenient access to healthcare, but how does it work in practice? We explore the new world of digital NHS services and how they affect you.

First contact lens recycling scheme launched in the UK

A new scheme means you can now recycle old disposable contact lenses and packaging, either in opticians stores or via a free postal collection service.

Best and worst opticians for 2019 revealed

Discover the best places to buy glasses and get your eyes tested. We reveal what more than 6,000 customers think of brands including Specsavers, Boots and Optical Express.

71% of people receive at least one nuisance call a month

Recent research shows that nuisance calls continue to blight people’s lives across the UK, with nearly three quarters of people receiving at least one nuisance call a month. We’re calling for...

Medical cannabis available on the NHS: what you need to know

The prescription of medical cannabis is limited to very specific conditions, but the popularity of cannabis-based health products such as CBD oil is growing. Find out how they differ and what it means for you.

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