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Patients needed for biggest ever study into depression and anxiety

Healthcare professionals in the South West are proud to be able to offer patients in the region the opportunity to take part in the biggest ever study of depression and anxiety.

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders worldwide. In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime.

Claire Small



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Benefits of online doctor consultations

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 8:30am

Regular medical check-ups are the foundations of a healthy life. Most of the terminal illnesses plaguing our society can be properly managed if detected early enough. Some of those illnesses do not show symptoms in their early stages, which means they can only be detected by a comprehensive health analysis.

However, the nature of our day-to-day activities hardly permits us the time and resources to make the necessary regular visits to the hospital. This has led to many uncertainties as to the true nature of our health.

Five surprisingly effective ways to cure social anxiety

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:14am

Curing social anxiety is one of the easiest things that you can do, and it is much simpler to do when you are using the right products.  You could turn to many different remedies and products that will change how you approach your life.  You could use these products and ideas that will change how you handle yourself. Your body and your mind changes if you are trying to relieve your anxiety on a daily basis, and you might want to do something that is good for your overall outlook on life.

1.  CBD Oil

A festival of yoga music and food

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:35am

A grass-roots celebration of yoga, movement, music and food takes place in the West Country next week.

Yoga Hub Fest promises to be jam-packed with all things that make you feel good. 

Organiser Jeanette Phillips said: “Yoga has been expanding minds long before Woodstock. We believe that yoga shouldn't be a practice confined to a rectangular mat, our aim is to breakdown yoga barriers and to inspire new ways of moving the body and mind. 

New campaign to raise awareness of organ donation law change

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:35pm

NHS Blood and Transplant launches the year-long national campaign, ‘Pass it on’, to increase awareness and understanding of the organ donation law change, which comes into place next year, across England.

From spring 2020, all adults in England will be considered as having agreed to donate their own organs when they die unless they record a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.

Ways to Start a New Life after Recovery

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 05/05/2019 - 8:33pm

Withdrawing from drug addiction is a complicated process. It requires a lot of patience, support, and willpower to do away with a life that revolved around alcohol and drugs. However, starting a new life after recovery is way much trickier. As many addicts would say, it feels like stepping out of a cab and joining a different world. Here are ways you can step back into the world after dropping drugs and live a healthy lifestyle.

1. Avoid bad company

What is general fitness?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 05/02/2019 - 9:40am

How one defines it? What is YOUR definition of it?

According to the CDC, physical fitness is the ability to do tasks with alertness and vigor, without fatigue and with enough remaining energy to pursue recreational activities. Now compare your definition with this one. Do both of them match, or is your definition a mile away from what the CDC is implying?

5 popular athletes who battled addiction and came back stronger

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:33am

Over 160 million people worldwide suffer from alcohol or substance addiction. Professional athletes are no exception to that number.

With a high-profile career comes high-intensity temptation.

But, as these athletes show, you can come back from substance abuse. Through addressing your addiction and getting help, there is hope.

Ready for some big league inspiration? Here are five popular athletes that came back stronger after addiction.

1. Josh Hamilton

Alopecia is the terrible enemy that today has a method to be defeated

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 04/29/2019 - 7:13am

Alopecia is the medical term for baldness. This disorder affects 60% of males and 30% of women, it is something that can happen to any age and there can be a number of causes. Some people are suffering from alopecia because of their father or mother, or because of some medications they are taking. Alopecia or hair thinning could be caused by hormonal problems, excessive stress or existing disease, but hair loss is no longer a disorder one lives forever. Modern technological progress in medical treatment means that there are now several ways we can tackle the problem.

Xanax effects: Detoxification and withdrawal

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 04/28/2019 - 11:19pm

Xanax is a prescription drug for treating panic and anxiety disorders. Alternatively called alprazolam, Xanax is from a category of drugs called benzodiazepines. It is the fastest acting benzodiazepine. Once it is taken, it takes the shortest time to produce euphoria. So, it is extremely easy to take a bigger dose than recommended or take it longer than needed. Once you become dependent on Xanax, it will be difficult to stop taking it without suffering from different withdrawal symptoms.

Older adults cut drinking in half with Devon-based programme

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/26/2019 - 9:37am

People who took part in Devon’s Drink Wise, Age Well programme cut the average amount of alcohol they drink on a typical drinking day by half from 15 units to 7. They also reported reducing the number of drinking days per month from 28 at initial assessment to 13 upon discharge from the programme.   

The National Lottery Community funded programme was first established in 2015 in response to 1increasing alcohol harm in the over 50s, with initial research showing that older adults were facing particular challenges when trying to get help with alcohol problems.