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How to protect and maintain your laminate flooring

Whether you already have laminate flooring or are considering it for your home, you should try to keep the upkeep in mind. Laminate flooring can increase the value of your home, which is handy if you're thinking of selling, but it will require regular maintenance. Here, the experts at Fixation Repairs share their top tips on keeping your floors looking fresh... Day-to-day wear and tear Consider using cloth ...

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How to get your head around SATs

The National Curriculum tests or SATs can seem like a daunting part of your child’s education, but if you know what to expect, they don’t need to be scary for you or your child! Get your questions answered by Oxford Owl: What tests do children take at the end of Year 2? There are papers in: Reading (2 papers, 40 marks, about 70 minutes) Mathematics (2 papers, 60 marks, about 55 minutes) English grammar, pun ...

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How to Thrive with Diabetes!

Managing diabetes can seem like a constant uphill battle, but there are ways and means that can make living with diabetes not only easier but rewarding too. Following this simple plan could lead you to start thriving with your diabetes! Dario™ is dragging diabetes management into the 21st century. Harnessing the massive potential of your Smart Phone and turning it into a Smart Blood Glucose Meter and an all ...

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How to recognise the symptoms of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer often doesn’t cause any symptoms in the early stages. This can make it difficult to diagnose early. But as the cancer grows, it may start to cause symptoms. The symptoms and how their effects can vary for each person. It’s important to remember that symptoms described here can be caused by conditions such as reflux disease, infection in the stomach (gastritis), some food intolerances along ...

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How to… Understand Psoriasis

Many people are aware that psoriasis is a skin condition, and many also know what it looks like – red, scaly ‘plaques’ on the skin. However, not everyone knows that psoriasis is a chronic (long term) condition which is caused by a faulty process in the immune system. In people with psoriasis, the immune system ‘overacts’, almost as if it is constantly trying to cover a wound or fight an infection. This over ...

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How to grow indoor and outdoor plants successfully

Mistakes or misconceptions around watering are the most common causes of houseplant deaths. No plant can grow properly if it receives too much or too little water over prolonged periods. Balcony and outdoor potted plants need to be watered regularly, especially when they are exposed to intense sunlight, but at the same time, a pot can quickly become waterlogged during heavy rainfall. Lechuza planters are eq ...

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How to treat verrucas in five simple steps

Avoca is a simple to use home treatment for getting rid of verrucas, available from your pharmacy.  The product should be applied once a day for six days. The easy to follow video below 'how to use the pencil' should be watched before starting. You can view more on wart and verruca treatment at www.bray.co.uk. Verruca treatment tips: Using the emery board provided, remove the hard layer on the surface of th ...

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How Almased® can help people with Type 2 diabetes lose weight

This year’s World Health Day focused on Diabetes and the staggering rise in the number of people diagnosed with the condition. Globally, 422 million people suffer with Diabetes1 with latest government figures reporting that more than four million people are affected here in the UK, 85-95% of which have Type 2 diabetes2.  Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a metabolic disorder which develops when the pancreas is unabl ...

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How to choose the right nebuliser

If you have a lung disease such as COPD you may be prescribed medication to use with a nebuliser. However, nebuliser devices are not available on prescription and you may need to purchase one yourself. Your GP or respiratory healthcare professional can help you, but there are very many nebulisers to choose from and making an informed decision can be overwhelming. You should ask yourself the following questi ...

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How to spot the signs of parasites

A parasite is an organism that gets the nutrition it needs by feeding off the tissues or body fluids of its host. There are parasites for every single tissue of the human body and they can cause a variety of health problems. It’s a misconception that only people who live in underdeveloped countries are infected with parasites and you don’t need to travel anywhere exotic to pick up an unwanted guest. In fact ...

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How to clean pearls

Throughout the ages pearls have been known for their beautiful warm glow and shimmering iridescence. Wearing pearls is a classic fashion statement, but learning how to clean pearls, and how to protect the delicate outer layer of the pearl, the nacre, can be challenging. Put your pearls on last! Always put your pearls on as one of the last things you do when you’re getting ready to go out. Makeup, lotions, p ...

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