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How home hygiene protects from illness

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How home hygiene protects from illness

Keeping your home clean and hygienic can help protect against illness and infectious diseases. Here are a few home hygiene tips… Although we don’t usually think of our homes as places where we’re at risk of illness, in fact all sorts of bacteria live there. While not all of these lead to disease, it’s important […]

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How to tackle typhoid

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How to tackle typhoid

What is typhoid? What are the symptoms? And how can you prevent you and your family from becoming infected? What is typhoid? Typhoid, or typhoid fever, is a serious bacterial infection. You should seek medical attention immediately if you’re worried that you may be at risk. What causes typhoid? A bacterium called Salmonella typhi causes […]

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How to protect yourself from MRSA

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How to protect yourself from MRSA

What is MRSA? What are the symptoms? And how can you prevent infection? What is MRSA? MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterial infection. Unfortunately, it’s resistant to many antibiotics, which can make it difficult to treat. For that reason, it’s called a ‘superbug’. It can live on an infected person’s skin as well […]

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How to treat diarrhoea

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How to treat diarrhoea

What is diarrhoea? What causes it? And how can you prevent it? What is diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is when you have frequent and watery stools. Although diarrhoea is often harmless, it can lead to dehydration, so it’s best to keep a close eye on the very young or elderly if they have it. What causes diarrhoea? […]

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How to combat Cholera

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How to combat Cholera

What is cholera? What are its symptoms? And how can you catch it? What is cholera? Cholera is a bacterial infection. It’s usually transmitted through contaminated drinking water or food that’s been washed with contaminated water. What are the symptoms? Some people don’t experience any symptoms but typically those infected notice white bits in their […]

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How to prevent coughs, colds and RTIs

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How to prevent coughs, colds and RTIs

What are coughs, colds and RTIs? What are the symptoms? And what can you do to prevent you and your family catching them? What are RTIs? Respiratory tract infections or RTIs are any illnesses that affect the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. These can range from the common cold or a chesty cough to a […]

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Why washing your hands prevents illness

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Why washing your hands prevents illness

Simple handwashing is one of your best weapons against disease. Here’s how to do it effectively… In the battle against disease, prevention is always better than cure. Whether you prevent a minor illness or something more serious, it’s better to take precautions that will help keep you stay safe and healthy rather than suffer an […]

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