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Sixty-nine-year-old Margaret and her husband Graham do their best to eat a healthy diet. They are vegetarian, and they try to look after themselves with regular exercise. Worried about their deteriorating eyesight, they tried some eye supplements. But they didn’t seem to have any effect. Are eye supplements worth the money, or an expensive con? \n\nIn the medical world, artificial intelligence can make enormous changes for the good. Sarah de Lagarde was very badly injured when she fell off the platform in an underground station in London and was run over by two separate tube trains. She lost one arm but now has a prosthetic arm and hand which is controlled using artificial intelligence. \n\nWhat are hiccups, and is there any way we can stop them? There are common myths offered as ways of dealing with them, including 'scaring' a hiccup away and drinking water through a straw. Does anything work? \n\nIn 2023, over 1.14 billion drugs were prescribed in England. Many people are on prolonged repeat prescriptions, using drugs for longer and longer periods. But as the cost of prescriptions has gone up, some have found it cheaper to buy the same drugs online than pay for their prescriptions. BBC investigative reporter Jonathan Gibson discovered that in the shady world of shifting legal prescription drugs, all isn’t quite what it seems. GP Dr Sophie Newton outlines just how bad it is to buy them online. \n\nOne of the latest fads on social media is the use of a red onion drink that promises to send your cold and cough packing. It’s a combination of red onion, water, eight slices of ginger, six slices of lemon and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar – all boiled together for ten to 15 minutes. But does it work?

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