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Monday, 28 September 2020
The Wonders of Vitamin D

It’s that time of year when the leaves are starting to fall from the trees and articles on the importance of taking Vitamin D supplements seem to be everywhere. This year, Vitamin D has been getting more coverage than normal due to claims that being deficient of the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ may increase your risk from Covid-19. Whilst the stance of Public Health England (PHE) remains that there is insufficient evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent or treat Covid-19, there are some interesting observations from other parts of the World.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

As lockdown eases and we continue to live with coronavirus, many of us are considering wearing a face mask when we are out in public and social distancing becomes more difficult. At the time of writing, the BBC reports that face coverings have been made compulsory in England and Scotland when travelling on public transport and in Wales it is still a recommendation. It seems like the rules are constantly changing and the number of different types of masks feels over whelming. In this article below we summarise the two most important.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Do you know what lockdown grazing is doing to your teeth?

Constant snacking has an obvious impact on our waistlines, however it can also significantly affect your teeth. Did you know that the pH, or acidity, in our mouths is constantly changing throughout the day? Consuming sugary snacks and acidic drinks causes the pH in our mouth to drop and the acidic environment causes demineralisation of our tooth enamel

Sunday, 22 March 2020
Bathroom Hygiene and Covid-19

COVID-19 is changing every possible aspect of our lives and we may feel helpless at times. However, there are practical things we can do in our homes to limit the risks of cross-contamination or infection – starting in our own bathrooms.

Monday, 16 March 2020
The 'hows' and 'whys' of hand sanitisation

Hand hygiene is now a recognised practise for disease control but what is the most effective way at killing the germs, in particular the Coronavirus? Following the guidelines from the NHS and the World Health Organisation, Upbeat explores the Hows and the Whys of keeping your hands clean.


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