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Save Money: Good Health

  • Episode:

    5 of 8

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 03 Sep 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    7.30pm - 8.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 36 2019 : Sat 31 Aug - Fri 06 Sep

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  • Published:

    Wed 21 Aug 2019

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Save Money: Good Health


Series overview


Save Money Good Health is back for a brand new series looking at ways to spend it well on your health.


Journalist Sian Williams and Doctor Ranj Singh unpack how to get the best for your money when it comes to our biggest health concerns; right through from sleep and ageing to common illnesses and not forgetting some of those more embarrassing problems and weigh up what's in our shopping baskets from medicine cupboard essentials to the latest gadgets and off the shelf products.   


Episode 5


A staggering nine out of 10 of us suffer with some form of gum disease. If left untreated it can cause bad breath and tooth loss. Sian meets up with dental nurse Louise Belfield to examine the hundreds of products on the market aimed at dental health, from brushes to floss toothpaste. Is it worth spending money on products tailor-made to fight gum disease or is it all in our teeth cleaning technique? 


Doctor Ranj answers questions on the most effective and best value treatments for common child related health concerns – from head lice to chicken pox. 


We will also be continuing to shop around for treatments to those embarrassing problems so you don't have to. This time, we're tackling a condition that will effect half of us over our lifetimes: dandruff. With so many medicated shampoos aimed at solving this flaky problem what are the active ingredients we should be looking for?  And we put products and hair washing routines to the test with two Save Money road-testers. 


Not forgetting, our essential weekly guide to vitamin and mineral supplements which continues with calcium.