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Children in the South West are spending an additional 3 hours per day in their bedrooms, pandemic

Children in the South West are spending an additional 3 hours per day in their bedrooms due to the pandemic

Research has revealed the impact that spending more time indoors has had on children in the South West.

More than half (53 percent) of parents in the region claim their children are spending more time in their bedroom than they did pre-COVID. On average, these children are spending an additional three hours in their rooms per day. More than one in ten (16 percent) parents whose...

Cancer survivor Heather Duff with her minature dachshund Parsnip

Determined supporters vow to Race for Life at Home

DETERMINED fundraisers across the south west are set to  Race for Life at Home and carry on the fight against cancer as the nation looks beyond  lockdown.  

Organisers  Cancer Research UK  have postponed events for the spring and  early  summer to  protect  people’s health as the country  emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic - and this includes the  Race for Life  3K  and  5K....

Councillors consider Plymouth University research on coastal change in East Devon

A report on Plymouth University research, estimating future rates of coastal erosion in East Devon over the next 100 years, will be considered by the council's Strategic Planning Committee on Tuesday 20th October.

The research, which focuses on the eastern area of the district, is different from previous work on coastal erosion as it is for planning purposes only.

It maps a...

Devon cooks urged to beat cancer with brunch

PEOPLE across Devon are being urged to bite back at cancer by putting Sunday brunch on the menu this autumn.

An array of celebrity chefs, including Jamie Oliver and Tom Kerridge, have joined forces to encourage foodies and fundraisers alike to cook up some cash for Stand Up To Cancer.

The joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 aims to get new cancer...

South West patients part of global remdesivir drugs trial for Covid-19

Plymouth researchers are thanking local patients who have taken part in a clinical trial of the antiviral drug remdesivir in the treatment of coronavirus. Remdesivir was recently approved by the NHS to treat COVID-19: the first drug to be licensed for this use in the UK .

The trial took place at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, part of a global study across North America and Europe....

SW GPs lead the way by offering Covid-19 research opportunities to their patients thanks to new GP training

Research is being placed at the heart of GP training in the South West giving four recently qualified GPs and one GP who is still in training the opportunity to offer the Covid-19 research to their patients.

The PRINCIPLE Trial is a nationwide study into Covid-19 which is being delivered in the community. The study aims to enable researchers to rapidly evaluate different treatments...

Devon woman pushes through the pain to fund vital research into brain tumours

For Dawn Michelin, the fight against brain tumours is personal, and no ordinary fundraising challenge would do.

Dawn, from Devon, has set herself an epic walking target, after losing her father and her best friend to the illness.

Dawn, landlord of the Horse and Groom in Bittaford, has tasked herself with walking an incredible 3.5 million steps in 2020 – further than the...

Devon woman in film shortlisted for national award

A short film by Kidney Research UK about the impact medical research has had on the lives of people with a rare kidney condition has been shortlisted in the 2020 Charity Film Awards. Shortlisted from 400 applicants the film, ‘Saving Lives – how genetics research changed the future for people with aHUS’, tells the story of Ros, a 27 year old farrier from North Devon who received life-saving...

The vital search for conservation evidence

It sounds like the latest police drama – the Zoo Evidence Officer is on the case, searching for clues, combing through paperwork and tracking down the truth. In fact, the new post, based at Paignton Zoo in Devon, is about detecting science-based evidence for the best ways to care for, manage and breed animals in zoological collections for conservation purposes. Wild Planet Trust, the charity...

Wild, wild website

The charity behind the region’s three top zoos has launched a new website with a new look and a radical new approach. Wild Planet Trust is the new name for the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall. The charity’s new website places a strong emphasis on highlighting the conservation and research work of the zoos. Trust spokesperson Phil Knowling...

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