Health & Beauty

Healing isn’t Linear: What to expect in therapy

In his book “The problem of pain,” C.S. Lewis said, "It is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”

Fortunately for us all, the global attitude towards mental health has significantly changed since he wrote that quote. However, the fact remains that mental...

RNIB launches new support during Mental Health Week

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has launched a new range of mental health guides for blind and partially sighted people in the South West during Mental Health Awareness Week (between 10 May and 16 May).

The guides offer advice and information on many mental health related topics, such as loneliness, sleep difficulties, resilience and mindfulness, and are downloadable...

Seven daily habits that promote beautiful, healthy skin

Healthy looking, clean and radiant skin is a boon that everyone aspires to. While some people are genetically blessed to have flawless skin and require minimal skincare efforts, others may have to put some effort to achieve this. To maintain a healthy, glowing complexion, consider adding these seven habits to your regular skincare routine.

Wash Your Face Twice a Day

An integral part...

Appeal for volunteers to take part in COVID-19 vaccine comparison study

The research team at University Hospitals Plymouth are asking for volunteers to take part in a new COVID-19 vaccine study, which will involve participants receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

If you are aged over 30 and in relatively good health, and have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, the research team would like to invite you to sign up to take part. Anyone who is interested...

Top celebrity Louise Roe chooses Plymouth’s Biovault Family to bank her baby’s stem cells

Plymouth-based Biovault Family is delighted to announce fashion stylist, author and presenter Louise Roe will be using its services to bank her new born baby’s stem cells.

The influencer, who has more than 662k followers on Instagram is expecting her second child with husband Mackenzie this month (May, 2021).

Biovault Family offers personalised cord blood and tissue...

Covid-19 vaccination programme in Devon enters next phase

Vaccination programme entering phase two – covering people aged 18-49

People in the next phase of the vaccination programme will be contacted and offered an appointment at a local vaccination centre in Devon in coming weeks when their age group becomes eligible.

The vaccination programme is entering phase two as it moves to vaccinate groups 10-12, which cover people aged 18-49....

May is Devon's Naturally Healthy Month!

Devon’s Naturally Healthy May campaign is all about harnessing the power of nature and physical activity to improve our health and wellbeing. It’s a fantastic time to head outside and enjoy some fresh air and Spring weather.

It’s all part of Devon’s Naturally Healthy initiative, led by Active Devon and Devon County Council on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership (DLNP)....

How a grop of young people are tackling period poverty

Free self-care packs and survey launched to tackle stigma

A group of young people are tackling period poverty by giving 12-19-year-olds the chance to tell decision-makers what a world where everyone can Be Period Proud looks like. They’re also providing free self-care packs to those who need them.

The group is made up of volunteers at Bolton-based charity Youth Leads UK who want to...

Seven ways to clear your mind from daily stress

If you are to ask around about what many people want to be free from in their day-to-day lives, it is for sure that stress is one of the leading answers.

Stress indeed is one of the major problems of many people. Whether you're young or old, it doesn't choose its victim. So it is important to make self-care a priority. It doesn't need to be expensive and grand, and sometimes you only...

Torquay Barber launches campaign to support mens mental health as hairdressers reopen

Torquay Barber launches campaign to support mens mental health as hairdressers reopen

Barbers across the UK have today joined forces to inspire men to open up about mental health issues. As hairdressers in England finally reopen their doors to eager customers, barbers from Torquay to Tynemouth and beyond are launching the #OurDoorIsOpen campaign in a bid to ensure those whose mental health has been badly affected by lockdown get the support they need.

This is the...

Rapid coronavirus tests now available across Devon

Rapid coronavirus tests now available across Devon

Every adult in Devon is being encouraged to take a rapid, lateral flow test for coronavirus twice a week, and now they can do so in a variety of ways including through testing centres, workplaces, pharmacies, or home delivery .

The tests are fast and convenient, and results are usually available within the hour.

Rapid lateral flow tests are for people who show no symptoms of...