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Christmas Health and Safety Myths

From the Health and Safety Executive website … Myth: Workers are banned from putting up Christmas decorations in the office The reality Bah Humbug!  Each year we hear of companies […]

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Teething gels to be sold in pharmacies only from 2019

For all parents of babies and young children, this comes from the government.  Pharmacists are best placed to provide guidance and support when babies and children are teething or if […]

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People who live in countryside are less likely to survive cancer

The extra load. Gozha Net, CC BY-SA Rosalind Adam, University of Aberdeen; Peter Murchie, University of Aberdeen, and Romi Carriere, University of Aberdeen It is easy to romanticise about escaping […]

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Silly season articles – would you put your hand down the loo to rescue your phone?

I get lots of silly season press releases at this time of year but they do sometimes make me smile, like this one, as I know of many a mobile […]

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We asked five experts: should I lie to my children about Santa?

If they ask, tell them the truth. www.shutterstock.com Sophie Heizer, The Conversation Ah yes, December. Christmas trees and decorations are popping up in shop windows, the weather is warming up, […]

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Those pop-up ‘I agree’ boxes aren’t just annoying – they’re potentially dangerous

Song About Summer/Shutterstock Sabrina Rau, University of Essex Have you noticed the increasing number of pop-ups asking you to consent or “agree” when you visit a website? Do you find […]

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Events missed due to hangovers?

A new survey has revealed what events and occasions Britons are most guilty of missing out on as a result of a drunken hangover. Work, wedding days and friends’ birthdays […]

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What happens after Brexit vote? Four possible scenarios explained

Louise Thompson, University of Manchester MPs have started to debate the final Brexit withdrawal agreement ahead of a “meaningful vote” at the end of the day on December 11. That […]

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More people are experiencing severe food allergies than ever before

Shutterstock Matthew Smith, University of Strathclyde The recent inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after eating a Pret A Manger baguette she was unaware contained sesame, could […]

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Why snacking could be damaging your health

shutterstock Jenna Macciochi, University of Sussex Only until relatively recently in human evolution have we eaten three meals plus snacks every day. Breakfast simply didn’t exist for large parts of […]

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