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Listen up!

June 28, 2014

What’s that noise? It’s a health threat, that’s what! Kate Whiting finds out more... We live in an age of near-constant background noise. Think about it - when was the last time you couldn’t hear a single thing? I mean total silence. Not even the hum from the fridge. Hard to remember isn’t it? We are so used to our ears being assaulted, by everything from yappy dogs to screeching fire engines, that we often don’t consciously register them. But, added together, these sounds could have a life-threatening impact on our health. Recent studies have shown direct links between high levels of noise pollution and conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure, low birth weight in babies, insomnia and bigger waistlines. So what are the main culprits?

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Dangerous Dogs

June 28, 2014

Most people look forward to the summer months, but if you’re a postie it’s a scary time as that’s when dogs are more likely to attack, writes Susan Welsh

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How to rock festival-proof hairstyles

June 26, 2014

The runways have spoken: summer’s biggest hair trends are all about effortless flirty femininity. With festival season almost upon us, celebrity hairstylist and style director at the Daniel Galvin salon (Mayfair) Asgar Saboo shares with us his favourite no-fuss festival hairstyles to keep it cool and chic during this bustling season.

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Get the Brigitte Bardot look in four minutes

June 23, 2014

If you’re looking for longer, sexy tresses this season without the effort of clipping in all those extensions then look no further. Secret to the stars and the perfect tool for those of us who seek instant glamour in a snap, the Sleek Hair Couture Luxury Half Wig collection (RRP £35) is made of 100% premium tongable synthetic hair and totally unnoticeable when fitted.

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MAYBE BABY

June 22, 2014

Does fertility really “fall off a cliff at 35” as Kirstie Allsopp has claimed, or is that utterly inconceivable?

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Have a health goal in mind

June 17, 2014

Fans travelling to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil have been urged to worry about their personal health and safety - some of the biggest risks they face come from common insect bites, poor sanitation and person-to-person contact

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TECH A BREAK

June 7, 2014

Don't have time for exercise and relaxation? Well step away from the smartphone or laptop and you'll be surprised what you can achieve, says Lynsey Charleston

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TEA-TALLY GOOD FOR YOU

June 1, 2014

We don’t need any encouragement when it comes to brewing up. But as yet another study hints at the health-boosting benefits of tea, Lisa Salmon stirs up support for the humble cuppa

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Gary’s the ying to my yang

June 1, 2014

If Danielle Lineker, wife of Match Of The Day host, Gary, imagined she'd be more likely to set the pace of their life because she's 19 years his junior, she was mistaken.

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Fitness? It’s child’s play

May 29, 2014

Remember how much fun you had playing chase as a youngster, or mastering those skipping rope routines during school lunch breaks? As well as being enjoyable, these childhood activities were a great way of getting our blood pumping and stretching the limbs too - so why not revisit them as an adult?

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Super snouts

May 19, 2014

Dogs are well known for their superior sense of smell, which is estimated to be at least a thousand times more sensitive than humans’.

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Five simple ways to get bikini-ready for summer

May 14, 2014

Is your summer holiday looming scarily near? Looking into ways to get your body ready for that teeny weeny bikini you have had your eye on? Well look no further! Laurence Beeken, Food Information Executive at Weight Loss Resources shares his top, achievable tips.

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