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5 Ways to Improve your Family’s Health this Month

Quick tips and tricks that’ll boost your family’s wellbeing



1.    Cut down on pain pills

Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen twice a week cuts blood flow to the inner ear and may harm hearing, a study at Harvard Medical School in the US has found.


2.    Enjoy the autumn sunshine

Sunlight lowers blood pressure, according to researchers at The University of Edinburg in the UK, and it’s rarely strong enough to cause burning at this time of the year.


3.    Needle away sore knees

Researchers at the University of York in the UK found that acupuncture works better than standard treatment for pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee.


4.    Keep an eye on his bald patch

Three studies show that men who lose hair from the crown of their head are at greater risk of heart disease.


5.    Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row

Podiatrists say footwear needs more than one night to air properly – fungal infections love damp conditions. And try to get everyone in the family into the shoe-changing habit.



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