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Brits could be enduring unchecked hearing loss, here are the signs you need to look out for that could show someone you love is missing out

Brits could be enduring unchecked hearing loss, here are the signs you need to look out for that could show someone you love is missing out

Boots Hearingcare , the leading private hearing care provider in the UK, is calling on Brits to improve the quality of their life, with the business estimating that as many as FOUR MILLION people are enduring the early signs of hearing loss...

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Devon's care workers 'deserve to be recognised and better paid'

Devon’s care workers need to be recognised now for their vital contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic by being better valued and rewarded, according to Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care, Councillor Andrew Leadbetter.

More care workers are needed to provide care to older people and those with disabilities or mental health needs.


Benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil for pets

Full-spectrum hemp oil includes all of the endocannabinoids. It includes CBD, essential fatty acids, terpenes, protein, as well as phytochemicals (the naturally produced compounds of the plant). In short, the full-spectrum hemp oil comes will all the necessary nutrition that your dog requires for a healthy and happy life.

When you give full-spectrum hemp oil to your dog, they get...

Three pharmacies in Devon giving life-saving coronavirus vaccinations

Three pharmacies in Devon are now offering appointments for coronavirus vaccinations to people in priority groups who have received letters from a national booking system.

They are located at:

  • Plymouth Cricket Ground, Devonport, run by Devonport Pharmacy
  • Lewis Pharmacy, Exeter Road, Exmouth
  • Westward Ho! Baptist Church, run by Arnolds Pharmacy,
  • ...

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trialled in South West 89.3% effective

The NIHR-supported Novavax COVID-19 vaccine – which was trialled in Exeter and Cornwall – has demonstrated that the vaccine is 89.3% effective at preventing COVID-19.This data was identified from interim analysis of the Phase III study and included effectiveness against the new variants.

The Novavax study is the largest ever double blind, placebo-controlled trial to be undertaken in...

Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth

Return to Plymouth for radiographer

A radiographer who was raised and educated in Plymouth has returned to his home city to be a radiographer at one of the region’s most popular hospitals.

Jack Fordham-Smith has joined the busy radiology team at Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth (formerly Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre).

Raised in Plymouth, where he attended Torbridge High, Jack achieved a BTEC Level 3 in...

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Devon to open two mass vaccination centres next week

The NHS in Devon is making final preparations ready to welcome the first patients to two new large-scale caccination centres from 26 January.

The Mayflower Grandstand at Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park Stadium, and exhibition and event venue Westpoint Exeter will be hosting their first booked appointments to people aged 80 and above from next Tuesday.

The Home Park...

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Global first for University Hospitals Plymouth in recruitment for Covid-19 vaccine trial

University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) has become the first research site in the world to successfully recruit more than 500 volunteers to ENSEMBLE 2, an international Covid-19 vaccine trial, and remains top of the leader board.

The study, which launched in November last year, seeks to recruit up to 30,000 people worldwide in order to test the safety and effectiveness of a new vaccine,...

First results for COVID-19 study into virus immunity

The first results for the Sarscov2 Immunity and Reinfection Evaluation, or SIREN study, currently running at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP), have revealed that past COVID-19 infection does provide some immunity to the virus for at least five months, but people may still carry and transmit the virus.

The study, funded by Public Health England (PHE) and supported by the National...

Taking Care of Yourself Makes You a Better Mom

Self-care has always been a priority to any lady, but when you are a working mom struggling to cope with numerous chores and obligations, taking care of yourself usually falls under the "other" category. All the brave and hard-working moms out there should know that taking meticulous care of your outer and inner self will make you feel better and upscale your lifestyle which will enable you...