Health & Beauty

How to Practice Mindfulness for a Better Lifestyle?

We all live a rushed and hectic life fuelled by responsibilities and social burdens. We find ways to better our lives, but sometimes nothing seems to fall right into place. Things seem scattered, and getting a hold of them feels like a farfetched dream. This is where mindfulness comes in for...




New multi-cancer early detection blood test study opens in Cornwall and Torbay

The nation-wide SYMPLIFY study, supported by the National Institute for Health Research, will investigate a new multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test in the NHS, known as Galleri, for patients with non-specific symptoms that may be a result of cancer.

The aim of the SYMPLIFY study, open at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, is to...

Plymouth optometrist highlights vision crisis

EXPERTS warn the impact of the pandemic is a ‘ticking timebomb’ on Plymouth people’s eye health, as new data is released.

Dr Josie Forte, store director at Specsavers Plymouth, is highlighting the stark findings from a national report* which shows there were 85,780 missed appointments at Specsavers stores in Devon and Cornwall.

The State of the UK’s Eye Health Report 2021,...

Protect you and your baby by having the vaccine: An appeal to pregnant women

Pregnant women are being reassured by the NHS in Devon that having the COVID-19 vaccination is the best and safest way to protect them and their baby from the serious complications that can be caused by the virus.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 have a higher risk of intensive care admission than women of the same age who are not pregnant.

The risk of serious complications is...

Tesco Health Charity Partnership fundraiser in Devon to help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes

Leading charities have linked with Tesco to launch a campaign to raise much-needed funds to help people in Devon lead healthier lives.

Tesco stores across Devon are coming together to support the Tesco Health Charity Partnership and raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 13-26 September.

Tesco customers can make a donation by...

Plymouth Tesco store launches campaign to save lives of those most at risk from flu

Plymouth’s Tesco Pharmacy is driving a campaign to boost the uptake of flu jabs and help save lives.

Tesco Pharmacy, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Cancer Research UK, through their ‘Helping you to live healthier’ partnership, have joined forces to encourage more people to protect themselves and their families, and continue to do their bit for the NHS, by getting the flu...

Family of 10-year-old living with life-long impact of brain tumour speaks out at beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The family of a 10-year-old from Paignton, Devon, living with life-long effects following her diagnosis with a brain tumour, is working with the charity Brain Tumour Research to share their story of hope and heartbreak this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia
  • One in three children who die of cancer are killed by a brain
  • ...

How fitness technology is transforming the industry in 2021

People in Devon and around the world are playing a major role in transforming the face of the fitness industry. With innovation showing no signs of slowing down, fitness enthusiasts have been flocking to snap up an array of tech-based products in the last few years in an effort to live a healthier lifestyle . Some products help people master a fitness routine better, while others provide in-...

7 Unexpected ways to keep your brain sharp at any age

Our brain is involved in every single function of our body, from controlling our movements and speech to processing our thoughts and emotions. As a result, keeping your brain fit is just as important as working out to improve your physical health. And as there are exercises for different muscles, there are also exercises for the brain. By incorporating them into your daily routine, you will...

How massage therapy helps in reducing stress

The damaging impacts of stress are known to everybody. However, the human body’s built-in system is able to manage and recover from it. Everyone at some point in time goes through stress, and it can have a very negative impact on the mind as well as body, so it's essential that you should try to decrease your stress levels. Luckily, there are many ways available to do this, and one of them is...

Artificial intelligence is saving lives at Derriford Hospital

The team at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has joined a multi-centred regional assessment to use Brainomix software to help stroke patients and save lives. Every year, around 100,000 people in the UK suffer a stroke and Brainomix software uses artificial intelligence to interpret scans and identify the right treatment, faster. This gives stroke teams vital extra minutes to...

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