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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

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

The Apple Watch 6 and the future of health tracking on smartwatches

The Apple Watch 6 and the future of health tracking on smartwatches

Wearables are designed to live on your wrist 24/7, meaning they can collect more data about your body than we could have thought possible even a few years ago. Find out what health features are on offer from the likes of Apple, Fitbit, Garmin and Withings.

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.

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

Nine things you shouldn’t do in a hot tub

Nine things you shouldn’t do in a hot tub

From wearing oily lotions to pouring in bubble bath, learn the things that could be putting you in danger and ruining your hot tub

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Antiviral products you don’t need

Antiviral products you don’t need

From UV wands to a virus-repelling sofa, here's why you shouldn't pay out to be 'germ-free'

Face covering exemption badges: what are your options if you can’t wear a mask?

Face covering exemption badges: what are your options if you can’t wear a mask?

What you can do if you want to show you're exempt from wearing a face covering when out and about. We explain where you can find free downloadable exemption cards, or buy cards and badges.

Why you need to be wary of home tooth whitening kits

Why you need to be wary of home tooth whitening kits

Home tooth whitening is big business, but these kits can legally contain only a tiny amount of active ingredient, and some dodgy ones sold online contain far more than is allowed. We investigate and explain what you need to know about tooth whitening

Share your story to help improve health and social care services

Share your story to help improve health and social care services

Because We All Care, a new campaign from the Care Quality Commission and Healthwatch England, calls on people to provide feedback on their experiences of health and social care.

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