Time for an oil change! From avocado to grape seed oil, there’s never been more choice in the supermarket. So what’s tastiest and healthiest?

Forget expensive coffee or wine snobbery — nowadays it’s your choice of cooking oil that announces your social status. Last week it was reported that sales of rapeseed oil are soaring, with many consumers opting for this home-grown product as an alternative to olive oil. But others advocate coconut oil and then there’s sunflower, avocado…

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Revealed, the diet plans that DO work (and the majority that may not): Weight Watchers and Atkins among those ‘most effective in the long-term’

Researchers examined 4,200 studies and selected 11 weight loss plans Included Atkins, Jenny Craig, meal replacements and online support sites Wanted to see how successful they were at first and in the long term Very few plans had evidence they worked better than getting information elsewhere for free – or that they helped weight stay…

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SOCIAL CARE CUTS ‘MAJOR SOURCE’ OF A&E PROBLEMS

Older people in England are being left “high and dry” by councils cutting back on the care they provide, Age UK says. Research by the charity showed the numbers getting help had fallen from just over one million three years ago to 850,000 last year. Age UK said the cuts were one of the major…

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Social Care Cuts ‘Major Cause’ of A&E Problems

Older people in England are being left “high and dry” by councils cutting back on the care they provide, Age UK says. Research by the charity showed the numbers getting help had fallen from just over one million three years ago to 850,000 last year. Age UK said the cuts were one of the major…

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KEEP WARM THIS WINTER – KEEP SAFE

Sadly, each winter one older person dies every seven minutes from the cold weather and many more become seriously ill. Age UK research highlights that there is a general lack of awareness of the effects that cold weather can have on an older person’s health. There is also a prevalent belief that leaving a window…

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