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All about earwax - information and tips for you if earwax is a concern

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Never use cotton buds to try clear earwax   A UK YouGov survey in February 2019 found almost two-thirds of people questions use cotton buds to try to “clean out” their ears. Cotton buds (or any other home instrument) should never be used try to clean out earwax as it pushes earwax further down the ear canal making the problem worse as it causes wax to become compacted which can block the ear meaning hearing may not be a sharp as it should be. Used cotton buds in the ear can bring on ear infections due to the disruption of the...

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Some useful advice on actions you can take NOW to help prevent Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Prevention The main symptom of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inability to breathe in and out properly, otherwise known as airflow obstruction. COPD is the name for a group of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive airways disease. Preventing COPD Ways to prevent and ease COPD symptoms. Give up smoking While much of the damage may have been done if smoking long enough, stopping smoking slows down disease progression. If symptoms of COPD are mild, stopping smoking may be all that is needed to significantly improve them. Get regular exercise...

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Concluding part of our series examining Non-medical BCD Cannabidiol reviews regulatory survey of Irish CBD marketplace along with sound advice for those thinking about using CBD products

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Non – medical CBD Cannabidiol A cannabis derivative Part 3   FSAI survey of CBD products on the Irish Market In February 2020, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) published results of their own survey of 38 CBD products for sale throughout Ireland. This survey was enabled by a newly accredited laboratory in Ireland to test products effectively. Most the products available for sale in Ireland originate outside of the country, which is a major area of concern in terms of quality control, standards etc. The summary of the main findings of this FSAI survey was: 37% (14/38) of...

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Part 2 of 3 discussing Non medical CBD Cannabidiol - regulation and how it protects you

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Non – medical CBD Cannabidiol A cannabis derivative Part 2   Enhanced regulation for CBD products  The position of CBD products available for sale in Ireland has now changed. The FSAI, in line with EC regulation has put in place a range of measures, enforceable through Environmental Health inspection, designed to ensure the integrity of CBD products both in terms of any claims made and the accurate description of contents through approved labelling. This increased level of regulation will benefit the consumer by ensuring at least a minimum standard for every CBD based product for sale in the Irish market. Novel Food...

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How making positive changes to your personal nutrition can lead to sustainable better health

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Do you know your numbers? Start making positive changes for better health   The area of nutrition and healthy eating can be overwhelming, but we need to go back to basics as the fundamentals of what our bodies need have not changed.  We need to implement sustainable changes and take part in exercises that we like doing as we will not continue with a routine that we dread. For some people sugary treats and alcohol have become part of the daily diet especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and habits are hard to break. Sugary treats and alcohol provide little nutrition...

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