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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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How to clean emeralds and emerald jewellery

Connoisseurs, the world leader in jewellery care, offers several different emerald cleaners, depending on your personal preference. A word about treated emeralds Most emeralds sold at jewellery stores today are enhanced in some way. Emeralds are typically treated with oils or other fillers to help reduce the visibility of minor fractures and improve the apparent clarity of the stone. In order to retain thes ...

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How to accessorise your winter outfits

Looking stylish and fashionable during the winter season is extra challenging, thanks to the colder weather that encourages us to bundle up in thick coats, knitwear, gloves and scarves. Unlike in summer where you can easily flaunt the your jewellery collection, accessorising during winter is a little trickier. But despite the chilly temperatures, you can still find more ways to look amazing this season. Rea ...

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How to utilise the loft space in your home

People with health issues or with restricted movement, find that by having a Skylark™ Electric Stairs, they can once again use their loft space as they were able to before. Many have become accustomed to the loft (attic) as a very necessary space for all manner of uses. As you grow older, a trip to the loft can be much more laborious, and also more and more dangerous. Skylark™ Electric Stairs take away any ...

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How to make a fun kids’ snack with a story

At Yeo Valley, pancake making isn’t restricted to Shrove Tuesday. On a rainy day, or as an after-school snack, get out your frying pan and flex your arms for flipping! The pancake batter is quick and easy to make, Yeo Valley organic natural yogurt from British family farms making it extra creamy. The children will love helping out, what’s best of all is that the pancakes don’t have to be a circular shape. U ...

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