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South Western Ambulance Service Celebrates NHS 72nd Birthday and says Thank You

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is saying a huge Thank You to all its people, its colleagues across the NHS, and to everyone who has supported the NHS in this challenging year – as the NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday. 
More than seven decades after the NHS was founded on 5 July 1948, the Trust is expressing gratitude to everyone whose dedication, help and support has enabled it to meet the challenge of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  

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The Rise of Online Mental Healthcare

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 07/03/2020 - 10:18am

Mental health used to be a forbidden topic that people would talk about behind closed doors. Thankfully, in recent years the mainstream media has recognized that mental health problems are actually an illness like any other, so the stigma regarding talking about any issues has decreased hugely. People are now actively encouraged to talk about their problems and to seek help.

The traditional way was to see a counselor, but like everything in life, the internet has taken over and it is now possible to seek help in many ways online. Here we are going to discuss the rise of online...

Devon’s biggest ever community movement challenge set to launch

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 07/03/2020 - 10:01am

Following a difficult period for many, Active Devon, Travel Devon and Devon County Council are launching a new, digitally enabled community movement challenge. Beginning 6 July and running over the summer, Let’s Move will offer Devon’s communities a chance to move more, celebrate our local communities and to win great prizes.

In overcoming these challenges and moving beyond the obstacles life throws at us, Let’s Move is also an inclusive celebration of every community across Devon, as well as how physical activity and movement can help us all, as both individuals and as...

What causes your calves to hurt when running?

Authored by shoescaretotal
Posted: Thu, 07/02/2020 - 2:03pm

If you were somebody like myself that love to run, you'd agree there are some days, say with complimenting weather, that you just continue to run and run, religiously following your fitness schedule.

And also, there'd come some days which this routine would suffer a great deal, maybe owing to unfavorable weather conditions. It's normal to be particularly bothered about your fitness level, but the focus should be also placed on the deconditioning that'd happen to muscles.

They pay the price of the inconsistencies. And the soreness from these muscles - calves’ muscles -...

New moves to contain coronavirus in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 07/02/2020 - 8:14am

New measures to contain and reduce cases of coronavirus in Devon and safeguard the health of local people have been revealed.

They detail plans to provide a fast response to any future outbreaks of the virus across the county and help prevent it spreading.

The plans involve close partnership working between local organisations like health, councils, police, schools and care homes alongside businesses and key industries such as tourism.

And they will provide additional support for people who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 such as the elderly, those with...

12 Tried and Tested Tips for Stopping Smoking

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 06/29/2020 - 7:57am

The risks of smoking are well-documented, but, when it comes to stopping, it can be tricky. Being aware of the pitfalls and having a clear focus can help you with the process. Following these tried and tested tips will help you make the journey to a smoke-free life.

Avoid trigger points and places

As a smoker, you will have times, places, or even people that trigger the urge to smoke. When you’re trying to stop, it’s best to try and avoid as many of them as possible, keep yourself busy with your non-smoking friends so you won’t be tempted to light up.

Don’t be...

Hospital doctors in Devon urge patients to attend appointments

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/28/2020 - 10:30pm

People in Devon are being reassured there are extensive measures in place to keep them safe when attending hospital, as doctors urge patients to make sure they take up appointments.

Many services were suspended to free up beds and staff for COVID-19 patients, but as the number of cases falls across Devon and nationwide, hospitals in the county are increasing the number of urgent and routine appointments for non-COVID illnesses.

These include tests and scans which help diagnose illnesses, allowing patients to begin potentially life-saving treatment.

But doctors...

Research finds indirect effects of COVID-19 on young people’s mental and physical health

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/28/2020 - 1:09am

While children and young people appear less likely to get COVID-19 than older adults, new research suggests there may be substantial indirect adverse effects of the disease on their physical and mental health.

An analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) , co-led by the University of Exeter Medical School with the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids, Canada) has found factors caused by the pandemic, such as delayed medical appointments, forced isolation and reduction in support, have negatively impacted children’s health.

SickKids is affiliated...

What are the best fillers to use for the Hyaluron Pen

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 1:01am

In this section you can buy Hyaluron Pen at a price of 10,000 rubles. We sell the original products of the Hyaluron Pen brand, as well as consumables on the website of the VBG Cosmetic online store.

Principle of operation of the needle-free injector

"The handle" is an apparatus with a piston and a spring, which is under high pressure. At the end there is a disposable syringe (cartridge) without a needle, into which the desired serum is recruited.

Hyaluron Pen introduces a drug under the skin to a depth of 5 to 18 mm (depending on the drug). The skin is not...

Poor Digestion? 5 Ways of Improving your Gut Health

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 06/24/2020 - 6:44am

In the modern days, where most individuals live their lives constantly on the go, in order to meet the required nutritional needs, people often choose quick, cheap, and simple meals, which usually means meals packed with processed and high sugar ingredients, over healthy meals. This, along with additional contributing factors such as high levels of stress and lack of sleep may seriously deteriorate our mental and physical health, particularly our gut microbiome. Digestive problems can range from bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea to chronic issues such as irritable bowel syndrome,...

Devon-based specialists launch world's first dissolvable catheter for women

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Mon, 06/22/2020 - 4:55pm

Innovative and award-winning self-catheterisation specialists Hunter Urology based in Exeter, has ‘Rocked the World’ of medicine with its ground-breaking development of EmtevaPure®. The new product designed for women which has taken years to bring to market is the world’s first catheter to dissolve entirely in water in just 30-60 minutes!

Established in 2001, Hunter Urology is based on the Exeter Airport Business Park with six employees and a T/O of just under £1m with an overall 20% growth last year. Revenue is split 50% internally within the UK and 50% export – Hunter Urology is...