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YOU'D bet­ter watch out... don’t get those festive tunes go­ing too early in your phar­macy, be­cause it could be a threat to men­tal health.

That’s the con­clu­sion of a Bri­tish clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist, who says for some peo­ple, hear­ing Christ­mas mu­sic too far ahead of the hol­i­day can gen­er­ate feel­ings of stress.

Linda Blair said carols re­mind peo­ple of all the presents they haven’t bought and whom they need to in­vite to Christ­mas par­ties, adding that re­tail staff are among the most likely to ex­pe­ri­ence men­tal health is­sues due to the mu­sic.

Her con­cerns were echoed by UK shop em­ployee union USDAW which said “we ask em­ploy­ers to con­sider the staff who have to lis­ten to Christ­mas mu­sic all day, be­cause play­ing the same songs re­peat­edly can be­come very ir­ri­tat­ing and dis­tract­ing”.

SMALL knives can once again be car­ried on flights in Canada - but baby pow­der has been banned, un­der new reg­u­la­tions be­ing in­tro­duced there this month.

Blades of up to 6cm in length are OK but pow­ders and gran­u­lar ma­te­ri­als in con­tain­ers big­ger than 350ml may not be taken on board - in­clud­ing sea salt, sand, baby pow­der and foot pow­der.

Baby for­mula and pro­tein pow­ders are still OK in any size.

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