Health & Beauty

How to enjoy life despite a disability

Life has its own set of ups and downs. And some of those include finding yourself in an irreversible situation, such a sudden disability. Getting through the transition phase is difficult because there are so many changes to make and things to get used to. However, it isn't entirely impossible to live a life and be happily after. Many people have done it and so can you. Remember, you will always remain in control of your life.

David Banks



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Overjoyed or overwhelmed? Free app gives new dads in Devon everything they need to know

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 03/01/2019 - 2:30pm

An innovative new app is being launched across Devon on Monday 4 March 2019 to support new dads and their partners.

DadPad is an essential guide for new dads and has been co-produced with new fathers, the NHS and developed and built by Julian Bose from Inspire Cornwall CIC.

The project is jointly-funded by NHS England’s perinatal mental health development fund, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Livewell Southwest CIC and NHS NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.

The app is available to download now and is aimed at fathers-to-be and new fathers across Devon.

Cybersecurity and the NHS

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 02/25/2019 - 7:42am

On average, NHS England helps over one million patients every 36 hours. Like the majority of organisations, most of its data is stored on computers. This is largely sensitive information. 

For this reason, cybersecurity is imperative – for service users and providers. Hacks can be highly damaging. The so-called WannaCry incident, which occurred in May 2017, demonstrated this. 

Exeter University Research Reveals Link Between Trees and Mental Heath

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 02/24/2019 - 4:08pm

The location and size of urban trees plays an important role in providinghealth and wellbeing benefits, according to a new study by Exeter University. Using National Tree Mapdata, created by aerial mapping company Bluesky, the study assessed the role of 600,000 individual trees in providing nature experiences. Those trees that are experienced by more people, more frequently, have the potential to provide greater health and wellbeing benefits.

What makes an ideal nursing home? 5 qualities to look out for

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:57am

Did you know that over one million people in the UK will have dementia by 2025?

Some of those patients will have family members to take care of them. But most will have to go to nursing and care homes.

Doing Business in the Beauty Industry: The Basis of Success

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:51am

Could you imagine modern life without beauty salons, barbershops, boutiques? I think nobody will argue that the beauty industry is one of the most perspective industries because everyone wants to keep himself in shape and look his best. Appearance is the way to success. To look well, it is enough to go to the nearest beauty salon, relax for a moment and get out of there completely new.


Efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance must take account of fourfold difference in use across Europe, report says

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:19am

Global efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance will be more effective if they focus on the cultural context for the fourfold difference in total antibiotic use and consumption across Europe, according to a new report. 

Understanding how regional variations in economy and lifestyle affects the use of the drugs will help to improve the fight against antibiotic resistance, argues a new WHO policy brief written by University of Exeter academics. 

Farmers open up about their experience of depression and the battle for their own mental health

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:07am

Living well is the key to farming well and leading farm safety charity, the Farm Safety Foundation, is highlighting the importance of farmers looking after their mental health in the second Mind Your Head week which takes place from 11-15 February 2019.

Maternity services at the RD&E rated highly by local mums

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:33am

Maternity services at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have been rated highly by local mums in the 2018 National Maternity Survey.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey asked women about their experience of antenatal care, care during labour and birth, and postnatal care. Across the country, responses were received from more than 17,000 women who gave birth in February 2018 in services run by 129 NHS trusts.

How to feel confident in any outfit

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:52am

As fashion is subjective, it can be difficult to feel 100% confident in an outfit. Working your way through racks upon racks of clothing can be a challenging task, as you will want to wear a look that not only looks great to others, but boosts your self-esteem.

If you are tweaking or overhauling your wardrobe in 2019, here are some top tips on how to feel confident in any outfit.

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To Supplement or Not: What to Know About Different Types of Health Insurance

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:03am

In 2017, more than 90% of the US population had some form of health insurance coverage.

The majority of insured Americans have health insurance benefits through their employer. But the benefits of those plans don't always cover everything you or your family needs from health insurance.