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£2m research study is a global first for lung condition

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been successful in its application for £2m of funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to carry out research into respiratory disease, aiming to shed light on a health condition that adversely affects the lungs.

The first of its kind globally, the study will explore treatment for a condition known as fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (FHP). The condition affects 11 in 100,000 people, with approximately 2000 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year. People with the condition experience...

£1.7 million for new network to improve lives of people affected by dementia

Funding of more than £1.7million will enable researchers at the University of Exeter to set up and lead a new national Dementia Network Plus – one of only four in the country.

The new network will aim to reduce dementia risk and improve people’s experience of living with dementia by supporting new projects and engaging with communities, with hubs in Wales, Scotland and England.

A Dementia Network Plus is a strategic investment by the Economic Social research Council (ESRC), the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and Alzheimer’s Society. The new...

Identifying Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Sat, 07/06/2024 - 1:35pm

Identifying sleep apnea warning signs is crucial for timely treatment. Symptoms include snoring, breathing pauses, awakenings with gasping, daytime sleepiness, headaches, and mood changes.

Recognizing these cues prompts medical evaluation and management to prevent health risks like hypertension and heart disease. Managing caffeine intake is important, as caffeine can worsen sleep apnea by disrupting sleep patterns.

Loud and Persistent Snoring

Loud and persistent snoring is often a primary indicator of sleep apnea. It occurs due to obstructed airways during sleep, causing...

8 Secret Ways to Boost Well-Being, Health, and Peace of Mind

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 07/04/2024 - 6:04am

In the hectic everyday world of the digital age, it can be a real challenge to maintain a base level of health, well-being, and peace of mind. The good news is that if you make an effort to implement a no-frills strategy into your daily routine, it's possible to make a positive change. Review the following ways and see which ones have the greatest potential to change your life for the better.

Take Up an Interesting Hobby

Finding a hobby that captures your interest and about which you are passionate can significantly contribute to a higher level of happiness and mental health....

Coming together to support loved ones living with dementia

Barchester’s Cumberland Grange Care Home in Exeter recently held a Dementia Information Session led by the incredible Gina Awad BEM for their family members.

Gina is the Founder and Lead of Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and author of ‘United Caring For Our Loved Ones Living with Dementia’, and has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those living with dementia.

In doing so, Gina has contributed to many hours of supporting our local community and beyond since 2013 in delivering public and private Dementia information sessions to further enhance support networks and...

Understanding and Overcoming Medical Anxiety

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 06/27/2024 - 7:44am

Fear of healthcare professionals, also known as iatrophobia or medical anxiety, is a common and often debilitating condition that affects many individuals. This fear can stem from various sources and can lead to significant consequences for an individual's health and well-being. Understanding the root causes, manifestations and strategies to overcome this fear is essential for both patients and healthcare providers.

Root Causes of Medical Anxiety

People will fear healthcare professionals for a number of different reasons:

  1. Past Negative Experiences:
  2. ...

It’s not too late to get your spring covid vaccine

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/25/2024 - 10:00pm

Over four million people have now received their spring covid booster from the NHS just ten weeks after bookings officially opened as part of the latest vaccination campaign.

Around seven million people are eligible for a spring covid jab this year, including those aged 75 and over, those with a weakened immune system and older adult care home residents, and the latest stats published today show 4,042,920 vaccines have been delivered by the NHS.

The vaccine offer formally opened to everyone outside of a care home on 22 April, but NHS staff have been going into older...

Accessing The Latest Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry – Why Turkish Dentists Will Give You a Dream Smile

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2024 - 12:47pm

Going to the dentist used to be about basic and essential care. Check-ups, fillings, extractions were the order of the day. Dentistry was a rather reactive art, with functionality often taking precedence over aesthetics. But in recent years, there has been an enormous shift towards cosmetic dentistry. In today’s world, we’re far more aware of our looks, and having the perfect smile has become one of the most popular ways for people to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. And for Britons, Turkey has become one of the top destinations to access the latest trends in cosmetic...

Enhancing Brain Performance: A Comprehensive Guide to Advanced Therapies

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Sat, 06/22/2024 - 7:07am

In recent years, there has been significant interest in therapies designed to enhance brain performance. These therapies, often rooted in advanced medical science, aim to improve cognitive function, recover from brain injuries, and support overall mental health. One such therapy is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). This detailed guide explores HBOT and other related advanced therapies, focusing on their benefits, applications, and the science behind them.

Understanding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a...

Organic Essential Oils for Relieving Stress and Anxiety

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2024 - 7:44am

In today's fast-paced world, stress and anxiety have become common challenges that many of us face daily. Fortunately, the natural world offers a solution through organic essential oils. These aromatic compounds, extracted from plants, have been used for centuries to promote relaxation and mental well-being.

Spain, known for its rich botanical diversity, produces some of the finest organic essential oils available. Brands like Aromesoil have mastered the art of harnessing these natural wonders, offering a range of products designed to alleviate stress and anxiety effectively....

Convié: More Than Just a Brand, It's a Beauty Community You Belong To

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2024 - 11:13am

"Your voice, Your beauty". At Convié, that's the single quote that sums up all of the activities that make the brand the home it poses itself as. Just like the word itself, Convié is a beauty brand that welcomes every one of its customers to a community where they'll feel welcome and part of the family.

"Your voice, Your beauty". At Convié, that's the single quote that sums up all of the activities that make the brand the home it poses itself as. Just like the word itself, Convié is a beauty brand that welcomes every one of its customers to a community where they'll feel welcome...

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