Resolved to be healthier? The Vitinni 5 Tray Digital Food Dehydrator can help. Use it to make vegetable crisps and fruit snacks without added sugar and preservatives. Perfect for a more plant-based diet.
The Vitinni 5 Tray Digital Food Dehydrator £29.99
An aspirin a day…
Experts have been muttering about it for a while – and now it’s official. Taking small doses of aspirin long-term can almost halve the risk of developing cancers of the digestive system. So says a ten-year study of more than 600,000 people by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Regular aspirin use has been linked to stomach bleeding, though. Check with your doctor before deciding to take it regularly.
Gunning for gums
Help to protect against or treat gum disease with Gengigel Gingival Gel. With hyaluronic acid, it helps to stimulate new, healthy tissue growth, soothes sore, inflamed gums and helps to speed up healing ulcers.
Gengigel Gingival Gel £7.15 Boots
The £5 flu jab
The flu season is upon us, so don’t forget your NHS jab. It’s free for over-65s. Available from GPs, pharmacies and some supermarkets. If you have to pay, it’s only £5 at Asda.
Snore no more
Looking for a non-drug way to stop your - or your partner’s - nighttime grunts? This travel-sized anti-snoring ring works on two acupressure points on the little finger. Slip it onto the finger an hour before bed and press down to engage. In three sizes, the Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring is available from pharmacies or online.
The need to check glucose levels by lancing the finger to draw blood, could soon be a thing of the past for people with diabetes. The Epic app allows users to check glucose levels by placing a fingertip over the camera lens of a mobile. Currently still on trial, sign up for early access at epichealth.io/early-access-2/
Struggle to open medicine and pill bottles? The Aidapt Handy Pill Bottle Opener could be the answer. It grips smooth or ribbed caps and has an in-built 4x magnifier to help you read small print on labels. Ideal if you have arthritis or a weak grip.
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