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Where can I have my second Astra Zeneca dose?

People across Devon are being reminded it’s not too late to have the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

More than thirteen thousand people across Devon are not fully vaccinated more than twelve weeks after their first dose. They include over seven and a half thousand people who initially had a first dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

A study funded by Public Health England found that having only one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine gives around 30% protection against the predominant Delta variant but protection rises substantially after a second dose.

Where can I...

Mary Youlden

Mary Youlden


The most popular skin tightening treatments in NYC

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 09/20/2021 - 8:27am

Skin care routines have been growing in popularity, especially on social media as skin care and beauty gurus are posting their favorite products, treatments, and skin care routines to help everyone get the glowing skin they deserve. Unfortunately, skin care isn’t a matter of the one perfect product or serum. The skin is a complicated organ that requires medical care and maintenance. There are several medical spas in NYC, like MiracleFace MedSpa , that offer medical grade skin tightening and boosting treatments that will work wonders on your skin and offer more than just a little hydration...

Common problems with dental implant surgery

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Sat, 09/18/2021 - 5:45pm

Dental implants are a great alternative to false teeth and the procedure is widely avaialble in Turkey. This permanent solution gives you a natural smile without the inconvenience of constantly removing, readjusting and cleaning dentures. But it’s important to know the potential risks and side effects before you go ahead with this invasive procedure.

Your dentist in Turkey will discuss all of the potential problems in advance of your procedure. But if you’re still undecided, Premium Dental Turkey has compiled a list of potential problems associated with dental implants....

Protect you and your baby by having the vaccine: An appeal to pregnant women

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/15/2021 - 11:12pm

Pregnant women are being reassured by the NHS in Devon that having the COVID-19 vaccination is the best and safest way to protect them and their baby from the serious complications that can be caused by the virus.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 have a higher risk of intensive care admission than women of the same age who are not pregnant.

The risk of serious complications is low but a recent study of more than 340,000 births in England by the National Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes Audit found:

  • Women who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of birth
  • ...

£45,000 grants available to support community cohesion and growth

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:55pm

Charities and community groups in the South and South West of England are invited to apply for a share of £45,000 funding.

Sovereign Housing Association, working with not-for-profit digital fundraising platform The Good Exchange, has grants available for community projects that focus on community cohesion and growth within three miles of its homes.

In Sovereign’s last round of community funding, All Yours Period Boxes received £1,759, which was used towards making and distributing period boxes to people who cannot afford or access sanitary products in the local area....

Does Nutrisystem Really Work for Weight Loss?

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 09/13/2021 - 6:12am

The Nutrisystem Diet has gained popularity in recent years, but the debate still rages on that its’ effectiveness in weight loss remains inconsistent at best.

Nutrisystem is a customized, pre-packaged, formulated low-calorie meal plan recommended by professional dieticians and nutritionists. The best part is that the food is free from fillers, additives, and synthetic ingredients and it tastes good. The consumer chooses the food they will eat, and it comes to their home on a monthly basis in a freezer-safe container.

But does the Nutrisystem diet program for weight loss...

Tesco Health Charity Partnership fundraiser in Devon to help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/10/2021 - 10:09pm

Leading charities have linked with Tesco to launch a campaign to raise much-needed funds to help people in Devon lead healthier lives.

Tesco stores across Devon are coming together to support the Tesco Health Charity Partnership and raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 13-26 September.

Tesco customers can make a donation by rounding up the amount they spend in stores to the nearest £1 at self-service checkouts. All funds raised will go directly to the three charities, which are part of the ‘Helping you to live healthier’...

Virtual hospital appointments save 13.5 million patient miles

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:33pm

Video and phone appointments held at hospitals across Devon saved patients an estimated 13.5 million miles of travelling; equivalent to circumnavigating the globe 550 times.

The NHS also estimates that, in the 12 months to 23 August 2021, the benefits of running virtual appointments also saved patients more than 277,679 hours in travel time and staying at home led to a reduction of over 2,500 tonnes of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Reducing air pollution through patients making fewer car journeys can also directly impact on people’s health.

Video and telephone...

Clinically important blood tests will continue across Devon while global shortage of blood testing equipment is addressed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/03/2021 - 9:09pm

People requiring clinically urgent blood tests have been assured they will still be able to have them as surgeries and health care settings are faced with a shortage of equipment used for carrying out blood tests.

A global supply issue is affecting the availability nationally of the blood tubes used for blood tests and this is now having an impact on the number of tests that are being carried out.

The shortage means surgeries and other healthcare settings are having to restrict the number of blood tests they can carry out and reduce non-clinically urgent testing....

5 Tactics to relax after a stressful day

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 09/03/2021 - 7:13am

Life is often full of demands, from work responsibilities to household chores. After a hectic day of ticking tasks off your list, you will likely want to unwind your mind and body once the evening rolls around.

If you often feel tired, unmotivated, and stressed, these are signs you need to take greater care of your wellbeing. To do exactly that, check out these five tactics to relax after a stressful day.

1. Go for a Walk Outdoors

A walk in the outdoors is an effective way to decompress after a long day. A study has found that as little as 120 minutes per week...

What are nootropic supplements and how do they work?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 09/03/2021 - 2:16am

Nootropics can be described as any supplement which increases mental focus. Another way to define the term Nootropic is a smart drug that is used to boost mental performance. Researchers say that these substances which are FDA approved can actually help boost attention, improve memory, and even increase mental energy. However, many people are skeptical as to whether these supplements to increase focus really work. A simple example of Nootropic is coffee which most people take every morning and claim they improve their mental acuity and performance. The question if they work is highly...

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