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Can supplements really boost your brain health?

Can supplements really boost your brain health?

Plenty of supplements claim to help aid your cognitive function and memory. We look at the evidence behind the ingredients to help you decide what you really need - and what you don't.

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When can I visit my loved one in a care home?

When can I visit my loved one in a care home?

Visiting in care homes has been severely restricted during the pandemic. Now the Government says every resident will be allowed one regular indoor visitor from 8 March

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You can now recycle your face masks at Wilko

You can now recycle your face masks at Wilko

New scheme allows for easy recycling of used masks and turns old disposable masks into raw material for re-use

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How Covid-19 has impacted mental health inequality – and how to get help

How Covid-19 has impacted mental health inequality – and how to get help

Our mental health system doesn't work well for everyone, and change is urgently needed as the pandemic takes its toll

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Covid vaccine safety and side effects explained

Covid vaccine safety and side effects explained

Feeling uncertain about taking up your Covid vaccination? We answer key questions and common concerns from how they work and how they are tested to possible side effects, safety and risks

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The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

In 2019-2020, the average cost of a residential care home for an older person in the UK increased to £672 a week. Or, put another way, the average cost hit £34,944 a year.

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What the roadmap out of lockdown means for older people

What the roadmap out of lockdown means for older people

Nearly a whole year on from the start of the first-ever national lockdown, we look at how things have changed for older people and how soon they might be able to enjoy a return to something like normality.

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Long Covid: what is it and what help is available?

Long Covid: what is it and what help is available?

Find out what support is out there for Long Covid, how to get the help you need, and how to manage your health at home

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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine: what to expect

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine: what to expect

We explain how you'll be contacted, the process of getting your vaccination, and what happens afterwards

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What the COVID-19 vaccine means for care home residents and their families

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for care home residents and their families

The success of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in care homes has sparked hopes that families can be safely reunited in the near future. But what will change now the majority of elderly residents have had the first dose of the jab?

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