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Coronavirus has left many older people too afraid to leave the house

Coronavirus has left many older people too afraid to leave the house

The pandemic has been especially tough for older people finds Age UK report

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Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home residents who receive free care on the NHS were wrongly charged over £300 per week by Care UK. The residents at Care UK’s ‘premium’ care homes were told...

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Flu vaccine 2020: what you need to know

Flu vaccine 2020: what you need to know

Getting a flu vaccine is said to be more important this year, as flu season coincides with another rise in coronavirus cases. But a surge in demand has meant that...

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Can you recycle disposable face masks? Some brands say so, but the reality isn’t quite so rosy

Can you recycle disposable face masks? Some brands say so, but the reality isn’t quite so rosy

Face mask litter is a big problem, but for now, recycling them isn't the answer

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What’s in mouthwash and do you really need it?

What’s in mouthwash and do you really need it?

Find out the truth behind mouthwash claims, what's in the bottle, and how to use it properly. We demystify the ingredients with the help of a dental expert

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Do antimicrobial face coverings offer more protection against COVID-19?

Do antimicrobial face coverings offer more protection against COVID-19?

We look into the science behind face masks with antimicrobial fabrics and coatings - and try some out - to find out if they're worth buying

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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?

Find out what you need to know about the different types of COVID-19 test, their availability, and why not to go for a pricey private test.

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Eight ways to make the home safer for someone with dementia

Eight ways to make the home safer for someone with dementia

Many people with dementia want to stay in their homes for a long as possible. Here’s how to make a house easier to manage during the early stages of the condition.

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Six things older people with care needs should expect when they leave hospital

Six things older people with care needs should expect when they leave hospital

If you need to go to hospital, it's important there's a plan in place for what happens when you're discharged. We explore what older people need to know about leaving hospital if they have further care needs.

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The problem with DIY health test kits

The problem with DIY health test kits

Home self-test kits might sound like a convenient way to keep track of your health or get reassurance, but they can't tell you the whole story - and could be risky

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