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What to do with your old feather pillows

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What to do with your old feather pillows
Open up old feather pillows and empty them onto the compost heap

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Could a nasal swab replace skin prick allergy tests?

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Could a nasal swab replace skin prick allergy tests?
A new study has suggested that drawing blood or pricking the skin to take a sample could be replaced with the more comfortable use of a nasal swab

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Homemade face masks for COVID-19. What you need to know.

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Homemade face masks for COVID-19.  What you need to know.

DIY face masks for COVID-19. How effective are they? Which is the best material to make them from? When should I wear one?

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Allergies more likely if infants are given anitibiotics

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Allergies more likely if infants are given anitibiotics
Babies given antibiotics during the first 6 months of life could be at heightened risk of developing allergies in later childhood. according to a recent study

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Does wearing glasses protect you against coronavirus?

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Does wearing glasses protect you against coronavirus?
3 ways to guard your eyes and slow the spread of COVID-19

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