Why 'bags for life' could be carrying germs
In the past few years shoppers have been encouraged to switch their disposable plastic bags for so-called "bags for life" - in order to help the environment.
But health experts have now warned that using the same bag to carry raw meat and soil-covered vegetables increases the risk of food poisoning.
Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor of bacteriology at Aberdeen University, warned that even meat which is wrapped in plastic could harbour harmful bugs.
The professor told BBC Radio 5 Live's Drive: "Washing the bag is not a very good idea - you can't be certain you've got rid of all the bugs. For any bag that's has raw meat in it, I would recommend that bag is disposed of."
PIP enhanced rate mobility
After consultation; the government has decided (in a 62 page response) that it is keeping the stricter rules to qualify for the enhanced rate of the mobility component. Descriptor 2 will require a client only to be able to walk 20 metres as a maximum to qualify.
Answer : There are several such cookery books on the market but you may like to look at a cookery book which has been created with help from people with learning disabilities by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The books, of which there are four, are titled ‘The Cook and Eat’ cook books and were launched a few weeks ago. In addition to baking the books cover recipes for lunch and evening meal times.
More information about ‘Cook and Eat’ can be found at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/quality-innovation/initiatives-projects/cook-eat and are priced at £10.00 each.
One point to bear in mind however is that reputable charities never request money in an email. So if you receive an email asking for a donation, directing you to a web site which then requires your personal and bank details, beware, it will be a scam.
Client review visits have taken place in Greater Manchester.
The way it works is that when you get a new medicine dispensed by your pharmacist you will be asked to sign up for the new service.
Your pharmacist will then ask you to come in for a chat 7 to 14 days later to see how the medication is working for you. It will then be possible to have a further chat 14 to 21 days later.
For further details of the New Medicine Service go to: www.webmd.boots.com/medications/guide/new-medicine-service
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