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THE hayfever season is being brought forward by five days each decade due to climatic changes, according to the National Pollen Research Unit. If you are one of the 20 per cent of Britons who suffer, it helps to keep windows shut and wear sunglasses.

GINGER reduces morning sickness, trials in Thailand revealed. Researchers say eating ginger biscuits might work too.

A SKIN test to measure cholesterol is being developed by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, America. A home kit could be available in five years.

A DIABETES treatment has been recognised by the EC as significantly reducing the risk of complications in overweight sufferers. Glucophage from Merck Pharmaceuticals reduces risk of blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 29, 2001
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