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Safety tips for fire and water

Did you know that when we are sleeping, the smell of smoke will probably only wake 20% of us, and that children do not thrash around and shout for help when they are drowning.

In praise of the blanket

Temperatures have plummeted countrywide and there is no doubt that winter is here in all its glory.

10 ways to keep warm this winter

There's already a nip in the air at night. Winter is on its way. Here are a few tips on keeping warm when the temperatures drop to below the comfort zone.

Your home is clean but is it healthy?

You've worked tirelessly to make your home a haven for the whole family. But did you know that even the tidiest of homes can play host to troublesome germs and allergens, which can lead to endless sniffles or the common cold?

Chase away the winter cold

Apart from wrapping yourself up in a warm scarf and getting your daily vitamin C fix, here’s what you can do to protect yourself (and those around you).

Winter is upon us

Log fires, cuddly jerseys, sherry, the sound of raindrops falling – unfortunately that's just the romantic side of winter.

Carpets - problems & solutions

Carpets accumulate dust, trapping it until it can be removed by vacuuming. Carpets do not cause dust. In fact, new research proves the health and safety benefits of carpeting.

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E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

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Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.