Health & Beauty

Breast Lift vs. Breast Enlargement: What’s the Difference & Which Procedure is Right for You?

Altering and improving the appearance of breasts, breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures undertaken by people in the UK and worldwide. Two popular forms of breast surgery are a breast uplift (mastopexy) and a breast enlargement (augmentation mammoplasty), also known as a “ boob job ”.

While both procedures aim to improve the overall appearance of the breasts, they serve different purposes and involve different processes and surgical techniques. Here, we explain the differences between these two surgeries, discuss their benefits and risks, and...

Liv Butler

Liv Butler


New fleet of Canon Medical ultrasound machines supporting 300% increase in patient throughput at NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter

Equipped with Aplio i800 / Prism Edition , the Devon hospital – a Covid-19 response unit turned community diagnostics hub – has helped reduce the local NHS patient waiting list from six weeks to less than two weeks.

With a quarter of the population now on the NHS waiting list, reducing the backlog is critical. To ease the pressure on acute care, Professor Sir Mike Richards published a report in November 2020 calling for community diagnostic centres (CDCs) to be made available across England.

Utilising a share of £11.3 million funding awarded by the National Accelerator...

If your child is unwell, consult HANDi this winter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/05/2023 - 11:39pm

Doctors in Devon are reminding parents to consult the HANDi paediatric app if they aren’t sure what to do when their child is unwell.

The free app, available to download onto any Apple or Android device, was launched specifically with children in mind and is loaded with expert advice, support and guidance for parents with concerns about their children.

The easy-to-use app was designed with local paediatric consultants to provide clear, concise information for parents and carers.

It covers a range of common conditions such as high temperatures, chestiness,...

Exploring Health Insurance Realities for Individuals with Pre-existing Conditions

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 11/30/2023 - 6:20am

Acknowledging the profound truth that health is indeed wealth, obtaining private health insurance stands as a strategic approach to circumvent surgery waiting times, access personalized care, and explore emerging life-saving treatments and medications. This article delves into the considerations surrounding pre-existing conditions in the realm of health insurance, addressing concerns about their impact on premiums and the possibility of obtaining coverage.

Understanding Health Insurance

In the UK, health insurance operates on a premium system, where individuals are...

Lifestyle Changes that Support Recovery from Addiction

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 11/29/2023 - 11:53am

Addiction recovery is a challenging journey filled with ups and downs. It requires commitment, determination, and a willingness to make positive changes in one's life. In addition to seeking professional assistance and support, making certain lifestyle changes can greatly enhance the recovery process. These changes address various aspects of life, including understanding the journey of addiction recovery, embracing a healthy diet, incorporating regular exercise, cultivating positive relationships, and prioritizing mental health. Let's explore each of these lifestyle changes and how they...

Beginner’s Guide to Yoga: Health Benefits and Easy Poses

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Sat, 11/25/2023 - 10:32am

Welcome to the world of yoga, where every stretch and breath brings you closer to a harmonious balance of mind and body! Whether you're looking to enhance your physical fitness or seeking a sanctuary for mental peace, yoga is your perfect companion. In this beginner's guide, we'll unravel the mysteries of yoga, delve into its health benefits, and introduce easy poses to get you started. So, roll out your mat and get ready to embark on a transformative journey with yoga!

Unraveling the Mysteries of Yoga

Yoga, an ancient practice with roots in India, is much more than just a series...

The Truth About Omega-3s: More Than Just Fish Oil

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 11/24/2023 - 5:42pm

Welcome aboard the Omega-3 express! Often associated just with fish oil, these fatty acids are superheroes of the nutrition world, playing a vital role in our health. But there's more to omega-3s than just fish oil. In this journey, we'll explore what omega-3s are, their varied sources, their incredible health benefits, bust some myths, and share tips on how to include them in your diet. Ready to dive in? Let's unravel the secrets of omega-3s and discover their impact beyond the deep blue sea!

Unveiling the Wonders of Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of essential fats...

Stress Management Techniques for a Balanced Life

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 11/24/2023 - 6:27am

Welcome to the journey towards a more balanced and stress-free life! In today's fast-paced world, stress can often feel like an unwelcome companion. But fear not, as we explore practical and enjoyable stress management techniques that will help you regain control and find balance. So, let's dive into these techniques with a smile!

Calm Your Mind

First up is the art of mindfulness meditation. It's a simple yet powerful practice that allows you to stay present in the moment. By focusing on your breath and observing your thoughts without judgment, you can find inner peace and reduce...

The Role of Hormones in Sexual Desire: Understanding the Science

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 11/17/2023 - 11:18pm

In the intricate realm of human desire, hormones take centre stage, orchestrating a symphony that influences our intimate experiences. Join us on this journey as we unravel the secrets behind the scenes, exploring the fascinating role of hormones in sexual desire. From the butterflies of a first date to the warm embrace of long-term intimacy, hormones play a pivotal role in this intricate dance.

The Overture: Meet the Hormones at Centre Stage

Picture this: you lock eyes with someone special, and suddenly, your heart races, your palms get sweaty, and a wave of excitement...

Group of people training for dementia

Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and Training2Care join forces as partners sharing the language of dementia

The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) are delighted to have joined forces with Training2Care and their Dementia Interpreters partnership programme.

Launching in Exeter next year will see the alliance offering three hour immersive interactive sessions around communication and the language of Dementia.

With small groups of six from all sectors to care homes, community groups, family carers, local businesses, the list is endless and open to all.

“We are first in the South West to be offering the training” said Gina Awad, founder and lead of the alliance....

Nutritional Counselling by Naturopathic Doctors: Personalized Wellness Plans

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Sat, 11/04/2023 - 10:16am

When it comes to achieving optimal health and well-being, one size does not fit all. Each individual is unique, and their nutritional needs can vary significantly based on factors such as age, gender, genetics, lifestyle, and existing health conditions. That's where the expertise of naturopathic doctors like Dr. Linette Williamson comes into play. Through personalized nutritional counseling, naturopathic doctors can help you develop a tailored wellness plan that addresses your specific needs and promotes your overall health.

Understanding Naturopathic Medicine


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