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Survey reveals that most adults are unaware of what can increase their risk of liver cancer, the fastest growing cause of cancer death in the UK

More than half of UK adults are unaware of many of the factors that can increase their risk of liver cancer, the British Liver Trust has revealed. Primary liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the fastest growing cause of cancer death in the UK and due to late diagnosis, only 13%3 with the disease will survive for more than five years – 87% of people surveyed thought the figure was much higher than this.

Alarmingly, 9 in 10 people do not realise that gender is a risk factor despite men being twice as likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer in their...

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Quit smoking with VOOPOO this October, backing vaping

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 09/30/2021 - 8:59am

From Manchester, York, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, to Sheffield, Birmingham, London and Cardiff, the VOOPOO Bus is coming to the UK in October, with a series of stop smoking activities in city centre squares, specialist vape stores and wholesale outlets, pushing the concept of "Quitting Smoking" into the minds of UK public.

Stoptober is a national campaign launched by the Public Health England each October to encourage smokers to quit. As of 2021, Stoptober has been running for ten years and has helped more than 2 million smokers to try to quit. VOOPOO, as the world's leading vape...

Why is water important?

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Mon, 09/27/2021 - 5:32pm

Water is essential to life. Without H20, life would not exist on planet Earth – and you would not be alive either. Stop taking in water, and you wouldn’t survive for long – at most three days. Therefore, staying well-hydrated with drinking water and consuming moisture-rich foods and help your body to perform at its best. You will find your skin improves, your hair shines, you are resistant to diseases and illnesses, and your level of alertness and mental wellbeing is high. All in all, drinking water is a very good idea.

How much water should I drink?

For optimum health,...

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...

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.

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