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How much does it cost to run an electric fan all night? Staggering price revealed

Public Health England has said fans “can cause excess dehydration” and so should not be pointed directly at your body.

Running the fan pointed at you all night could see you wake up with a dry throat, stuffy nose and even dry out your skin.

Fans can also pick up dust and mites and blow these towards you, contributing to irritated nose and eyes when you wake.

Instead, there are a couple of tricks you can use to cool down a room without needing the fan to run for eight hours.

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Heat stroke warning: Four key moves if you’ve had too much sun

PHE’s Dr Owen Landeg warned: “The summer heat can bring real health risks.” Those most vulnerable to the extremely hot weather conditions include older people, those with underlying health conditions, and young children. Signs of too much sun include: a headache, dizziness and confusion, loss of appetite, nausea, and fast breathing – just to name a few. The NHS pointed out that heat exhaustion needs to be taken seriously.

If you do not cool down within 30 minutes, it has turned into heatstroke which is an “emergency”.

As soon as you notice signs of heat exhaustion in yourself, or others, there are four key moves you need to do.

Firstly, you need to move into a cool place in the shade – or guide the affected person into a shady spot.

Secondly, the person affected needs to lie down with their feet slightly raised.

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If heat exhaustion extends past 30 minutes, even after the cool-down approach, you need to call for an ambulance.

Signs of heatstroke include:

  • Feeling unwell after 30 minutes of resting in a cool place and drinking plenty of water
  • Not sweating even while feeling too hot
  • A high temperature of 40C or above
  • Fast breathing or shortness of breath
  • Feeling confused
  • A fit (seizure)
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Not responsive.

If the person affected loses consciousness while waiting for paramedics to arrive, they need to be put into the recovery position.

The recovery position

The recovery position is vital in keeping the unconscious person’s airways open and clear from any vomit or fluid that could cause them to choke.

When it comes to clothing, it’s better to wear light-coloured, loose clothing, and to sprinkle water over your skin and clothes.

In general, it’s best to avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm by being in the shade.

These measures will help to prevent dehydration and help to keep the body cool.

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Covid vaccine: AstraZeneca scientist Dr Green says the jab is ‘pretty much salty water’

“We don’t know what’s in it,” was the argument put forward by the anti-vaxxer, which Dr Green replied: “I know I’m just here in the pizza queue with you, but I do know what’s in it. I’m the best person in the world to tell you what’s in it, because I made it with my team in Oxford and here’s the recipe.” Causing raucous laughter from Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley, the scientist was then probed: “What IS in it?”

“It has the virus in it,” began Dr Green. “The virus which is the vaccine – a replication-incompetent chimpanzee adenovirus – can’t cause disease in humans.

“It’s a delivery mechanism to get the code for spike into your body, and the rest of it is pretty much just salty water.”

The associate professor at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (WHG), at Oxford, noted other components of the vaccines.

Dr Green said live on air that the AstraZeneca jab contains sodium chloride, buffer, and preservatives – “to keep it from growing bugs in it”.

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Professor Gilbert added that “we’re getting very high levels of protection against severe disease – and that’s a really important thing”.

“What really matters is stopping people from getting an infection so severe that they have to go into hospital – and that’s working really well with the vaccine.”

In regards to vaccine hesitancy, Dr Green said it’s “perfectly reasonable” to be resistant about things that are new.

“It’s our job to get the information and the truth out there, so people can make those informed decisions for themselves,” she said.

In light of Freedom Day – commencing on July 19 – Dr Green will still be wearing a mask on public transport.

“Sometimes two safety measures are better than one,” said Dr Green, referring to the vaccine and the use of face masks.

“None of the protective measures are completely effective on their own,” chimed in Professor Gilbert.

“We get the best protection when we link up different ways to protect ourselves.”

Professor Gilbert reminded viewers that “we’re wearing masks to protect other people”.

“I think it’s a sign of respect if you’re in a situation where you might be able to transmit a virus to somebody else, to keep the mask on.”

“They’re slightly uncomfortable,” Dr Green confessed, “but I’d wear a mask on a tube in London, for sure, and on the bus.”

“If anyone was particularly wanting me to wear a mask, I would,” conclude Professor Gilbert.

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Amy Winehouse’s mother speaks out on biopics of her life: ‘There was so much more’

It’s been a decade since Amy Winehouse’s untimely death, after the incredibly talented performer passed away from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27. In the years that followed, there were many adaptations of her life on-screen but now her mother Janis Winehouse-Collins, is challenging the cautionary tale about her daughter.

In 2015, Asif Kapadia directed an award-winning documentary about the life and death of British singer-​songwriter, which used previously unseen archive footage and personal testimonies of dazzled fans and people who worked with her.

The film Amy, won a total of 30 awards – including an Oscar for Best Documentary – but the singer’s father Mitchell complained that it was unbalanced and “tainted” at the time.

Now Janis too, has criticised the ground-breaking motion picture.

In a new interview, she spoke out about her feelings towards the film.

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“You think you know my daughter,” she whispered.

“The drugs, the drink, the addiction, the destructive relationships.”

She added: “But there was so much more.”

Ahead of a new BBC2 documentary Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On, Janis – accompanied by family members and close friends of Amy – will tell “a new female-driven interpretation of her life, her loves and her legacy.”

Back to present day, Janis recalled her daughter growing up and how she was a free spirit from an early age.

“I could say no and she’d do what she wanted,” Janis told Radio Times.

“But she wasn’t nasty, she loved her mum and dad and her brother, she was loyal to her friends.

“Clever with words, always writing things.”

In the new BBC doc, Amy’s friends remember intense teenage conversations about love, life and sexuality.

And despite taking her parent’s divorce out on her mum at times, Janis insisted: “She was never horrible!

“When she was smoking or swearing she would always say, ‘Sorry, Mummy.’ I just carried on, down to earth.”

Janis’ full interview is available to read now in Radio Times.

Consumer Council: Many Norwegians pay too much for mobile subscription

One in two Norwegians says it has been at least two years since they switched mobile subscriptions. The Consumer Council believes that customers are too loyal.

The chance that you pay too much for too little is high, according to the Norwegian Consumer Council.

Only one in four respondents state that they have changed subscriptions in the last year. Half say they have not changed subscriptions in the last two years or have never done so, according to a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Consumer Council.

“We think many would be surprised if they check the offers that exist. Here, there are large variations in both the price and size of the data packages,” Inger Lise Blyverket at the Consumer Council noted.

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