Health & Beauty

Paramedics urge public to get flu vaccine

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging people to get the flu vaccine to protect themselves and others this winter. Flu is a very common and highly infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. It can make people seriously ill - especially older adults, very...




6 virtual sporting events that will help keep you fit, healthy and in shape

Authored by Mary

Attending huge sports events probably seems like a distant memory, lost in the past. Those days when we got up early for 6am training or to travel to one of the many races held most weekends across the country. Whether we were running, cycling or swimming, we only wanted the following - to have fun whilst keeping fit! We can’t bring back all of this just yet, but we want to make sure that...

Major boost to cancer services in East Devon

Authored by Mary

Cancer services in East Devon will receive a major boost this month.

Ottery St Mary Hospital will become a new cancer hub for patients and their families.

Specialists from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s oncology department and FORCE, the area’s leading cancer support charity, will be working together within a dedicated unit at the Keegan Road site.


Online meet-up brings together Devon adults with type 1 diabetes

Authored by Mary

Leading charity Diabetes UK is running regular online sessions for adults in Devon living with type 1 diabetes. Designed to help remove the isolation often felt by people who have the condition, each event is relaxed and informal and welcomes everyone over the age of 18.

#TheBig1, as it is known, originally launched as a one-off face-to-face event in 2018 for older teens and young...

Urgent call for 500 Plymouth volunteers to take part in a new Covid-19 vaccine study

Authored by Mary

Six thousand UK volunteers will from today (Monday 16 November) be called upon to join another leading phase three Covid-19 vaccine study, as researchers around the world continue to work to secure a range of vaccines to help tackle coronavirus.

The latest study, co-funded by the UK government’s Vaccine Taskforce, will test the safety and effectiveness of a new two-dose regimen for a...

Keep your eyes safely on the road

Authored by Mary

Devon drivers have been urged to look after their sight to avoid harming themselves or others.

For Road Safety Week (November 16-22), statistics from Specsavers’ road safety partner charity Brake show that on average people die every day on the UK’s roads and someone is injured every four minutes.

Devon opticians say that poor vision increases a driver’s risk of crashing...

Improve your wellbeing with Learn Devon’s Mindfulness Challenge

Authored by Mary

The impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on people’s mental health in Devon may currently be difficult to determine, but to help people look after their own wellbeing during the national lockdown, Learn Devon is launching its “ Mindfulness Challenge ”.

The five-day challenge, which launches on Monday 16 November, features a series of short videos that provide an opportunity to...

£93,000 investment in X-ray at popular hospital

Authored by Mary

A £93,000 investment has been made in X-ray equipment at popular hospital Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth (formerly Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre).

The investment comes at a time when routine operations have resumed at the hospital and as it continues to offer treatment and support to local NHS patients and trusts as part of the regional COVID-19 health response.


Safe to access care during lockdown

Authored by News Desk

Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth continues to be a COVID-19 secure clinical environment. This means that as well as reintroducing planned surgery, the team there have also been able to treat NHS patients from local NHS trusts throughout the pandemic.

Hospital director Mark White, Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth (formerly Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre), said: “Despite the...

Full dental implants in Turkey

Authored by Sarah Parker

A Hollywood smile is a dream of almost every person. However, for so many reasons, our teeth are often damaged and lose their beauty. The development of modern dentistry allows us to make almost all our teeth beautiful and healthy. That is why dental implants are so popular in today's world.

Treatment abroad is gaining more and more popularity, namely, treatment in Turkish dental...

Eye-scream - experts warn of novelty contact lens dangers in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Plymouth people planning on dressing up this Hallowe’en are being urged to void having a ‘sight-mare’ by looking after their eyes.

Specsavers’ Plymouth store staff are hoping that fancy dress revellers don’t play a trick on their eyes by using costume contact lenses and make-up, and instead treat them to the care they deserve this Saturday.

Dr Josie Forte, who is director at...