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Dangerous hair clippers being sold online

Dangerous hair clippers being sold online

Consumers planning to buy grooming products while hairdressers and nail salons are temporarily closed have been warned to avoid dangerous devices available online. The warning, issued by Electrical Safety First,...

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What are the alternatives to a care home?

What are the alternatives to a care home?

Care homes have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis. Other forms of care may carry less risk of infection, but they all have pros and cons. We take a look at the options.

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6 mindfulness apps that could help with coronavirus anxiety

6 mindfulness apps that could help with coronavirus anxiety

We've rounded up the key features and costs of the six main mindfulness and meditation apps, including Headspace and Calm.

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Coronavirus: can you get a home test kit for COVID-19?

Coronavirus: can you get a home test kit for COVID-19?

Finger-prick tests for COVID-19 are being evaluated by the government but are not yet available to the public. Find out what you need to know about the different types of test, their availability, and why not to go for a pricey private test.

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10 top tips for staying fit from home

10 top tips for staying fit from home

Get into shape during lockdown using our expert tips for working out at home

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Coronavirus: what you need to know if a relative is in a care home

Coronavirus: what you need to know if a relative is in a care home

With cases of coronavirus being recorded at thousands of care homes, what measures are being taken to protect residents, staff and other people receiving later life care?

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Coronavirus: how to protect yourself and others, plus what protective measures don’t work

Coronavirus: how to protect yourself and others, plus what protective measures don’t work

Get the facts on what can help to minimise your risk of infection - and the things that probably won't. Plus we explain the symptoms and what to do if you think you're affected.

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Coronavirus: government advises wearing face coverings where social distancing is not possible

Coronavirus: government advises wearing face coverings where social distancing is not possible

What's the current advice on face masks and why does everyone disagree? We look at the facts behind face masks, and what you need to know if you are considering wearing one.

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Pulse oximeters and COVID-19: what you need to know

Pulse oximeters and COVID-19: what you need to know

This everyday medical device is suddenly in high demand for its potential in monitoring COVID-19 symptoms - but don't rush out to buy one just yet. We get the verdict from UK health experts on if you really need one at home.

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6 weeks on: 8 things we’ve learned about coronavirus

6 weeks on: 8 things we’ve learned about coronavirus

From face masks to scams and home test kits, we round up what we've learned about COVID-19 during 40 days of lockdown

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