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Weather Protection

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Brrr… as temperatures dip below freezing, we protect our health by wrapping up in thermals and winter woolies to ward off cold and flu, but these winter white landscapes bring more than a few health hazards.

In the flurry of disrupted travel plans and frozen pipes, it’s important to bear in mind the potential health hazards wintery weather can bring and how we can look after ourselves. While we are accustomed to the prevention of common ailments such as influenza, we are not so diligent in protecting our eyes.

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The Financial Hangover

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With the presents unwrapped and the New Year celebrations a distant memory, January can be a financially bleak time for a lot of people, statistically speaking it also has the most depressing day of the year – the 24th January.

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Dancing On Ice

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Ice skating is a cool activity whatever your age or ability and a plethora of temporary outdoor skating rinks are popping up in cities across the country to provide some outdoor fun for you and the family.

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National Braille Week

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To celebrate National Braille Week 2011 (4th – 10th January) Royal Blind has launched a unique exhibition in Edinburgh featuring artwork by blind artists and Braille messages from UK household names including Stephen Fry, Susan Boyle, and Michael Ball amongst others.

Braille is the remarkable system that was developed by Frenchman Louis Braille and has given freedom to blind and partially sighted people across the world.

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See In The New Year

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It’s that time of year again when we pledge a resolution to change our diet and maintain a more active lifestyle in the pursuit of a fitter and healthier self, but surprisingly most of us fail to extend this new healthy regime to taking care of our vision. Fitness is important for our eyes to ensure they remain healthy for the longest time possible.

Just like the rest of our body, our eyes require certain vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy.

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