Health & Beauty

Unveiling the Art of Change: The Numerous Benefits of Tattoo Removal

In the past, getting a tattoo was considered a permanent statement, a symbol of one's identity etched onto the canvas of the body. However, as times evolve, so too does our understanding of personal identity and the canvas we choose to express it on. Enter the art of tattoo removal, a burgeoning field that promises not just a blank canvas, but a new lease on life. For both the inked and the curious, the world of tattoo removal is an exciting prospect, laden with benefits that go far beyond mere aesthetics. As we unravel the layers behind tattoo removal, we'll discover the varied...

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8 Things Physically Active Women Must Avoid at All Cost

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Thu, 01/25/2024 - 7:38am

In a world that increasingly values and encourages physical activity, women have embraced the benefits of an active lifestyle with open arms. Regular exercise not only contributes to overall well-being but also empowers women to take charge of their health.

According to research published in an American Heart Association journal , every week, people should engage in 5 to 10 hours of moderate physical activity. If you increase the intensity level, you can reduce the amount of time.

However, there are certain pitfalls that physically active women must navigate carefully to...

Watercress skin care range launches as researchers explore health potential for superfood extract

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/24/2024 - 6:13pm

It’s been named a “ powerhouse” food because of its nutritional value, and now watercress is the key ingredient in a range of soothing skin care products, which launched this month.

After a decade of research, University of Exeter spinout business Watercress Research Limited has its first three products available to pre order, under the brand Prof and Doc .

Their research has found that a 10 per cent concentration of their specific watercress extract proves highly effective in helping to prevent skin irritation and promoting soothing effects for all skin types. Now, they...

Essential Items to Pack in Your Bag for Winter Skincare!

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 01/19/2024 - 11:53pm

We all have different types of skin and there are lots of things that we try to make the skin look good. But we all should understand that we need to focus on the things that need to take care of the skin in the winter and give it extra care so that it will stay relaxed in warm weather. As the crisp downtime air settles in, it brings with it a need to revamp our skincare routines. Harsh winds, low moisture, and cold temperatures can inflict annihilation on our skin, leading to blankness, flakiness, and vexation. To combat these downtime straits and keep your skin glowing, it's essential...

What to do when a vulnerable person goes missing

What can you do when a vulnerable person goes missing?

“Over the past decade, I have heard so many stories of vulnerable people going missing, particularly those living with dementia. Many people have been found, but for some the consequences were tragic.

"Last week Eric went to collect a chinese takeaway for himself and Margaret his wife, who was in the car right outside. Two minutes later on his return, Margaret had vanished and was nowhere to be seen. A panicked search, some community support and a 999 call to the police eventually found Margaret who had made her way...

Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital achieves ‘gold’ standard award from National Joint Registry

The National Joint Registry (NJR) has given a ‘Gold’ Quality Data Provider award to Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital, part of the wider UK’s largest healthcare charity, for its commitment to high quality care and patient safety reporting in orthopaedics surgery.

The National Joint Registry monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement procedures to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients, but also to support and give performance feedback to orthopaedic clinicians and industry manufacturers.

The ‘NJR Quality Data Provider...

Foundations of Health: Building Blocks for a Balanced Lifestyle

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Sun, 01/07/2024 - 8:56pm

Healthy living is more than a goal; it's a sustained practice that we weave into the very fabric of our daily lives. It demands a thoughtful approach that encompasses a variety of elements, all contributing to our overall sense of wellness. From the food we consume to the amount of sleep we get each night, the pursuit of long-term health is multifaceted. This article delves into the core aspects that underpin a robust and balanced lifestyle, offering strategies to enhance wellbeing and maintain it through the years.

Foundations of Health: Building Blocks for a Balanced Lifestyle...

Medical Conditions that Tend to Affect Older Adults

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 01/04/2024 - 6:59am

Obviously, there are exceptions to every rule. When it comes to the world of medicine and healthcare, an illness that affects one person in a certain way can affect another similarly aged, built, and same-sexed person entirely differently.

Having said that, however, there are a number of medical afflictions that tend to affect older men and women at a higher rate than younger people.

With this in mind, continue reading to discover seven of the most common in the UK, including the diagnosis and treatment for each disease.

  1. COPD

Chronic...

Help your ambulance service this festive period

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 12/23/2023 - 8:44am

The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging communities across the region to use its services responsibly this festive period, as it prepares for a challenging and busy time.

The Trust is expecting a period of significant and sustained demand across its 999 services - a position that is reflected across other health and care organisations locally, regionally, and nationally. Boxing Day is traditionally the busiest day over the festive break for the service. In response to this, Trust leaders are asking communities to ‘help us to help you’ by...

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Top Tips for Keeping Active this Winter

Authored by Tom_Berry
Posted: Fri, 12/15/2023 - 8:40am

It’s very common for exercise routines to be aborted as we drift into winter. The darker evenings, lower temperatures and wetter weather make sitting in a warm living room far more appealing. However, there’s an old fitness adage: summer bodies are built in the winter. How can we avoid panicked binge-fitness only a few weeks before our summer holiday in Spain? Here are some tips to help keep you active through the colder months.

More than just a bikini photo

Regular exercise will help you look lithe and toned in your bikini or board shorts, and that’s a perfectly good...

More than half of Exeter residents ignore hearing problems

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/14/2023 - 11:14pm

PEOPLE across Exeter are being urged to look after their hearing and not ignore worrying symptoms.

This comes as a latest study shows that 33% of South West people have noticed negative changes to their hearing in the last decade – but more than half (51%) have taken no action to address those changes.

That means that thousands could be missing out on hearing our favourite sounds, TV shows and music properly – or even saying yes to things we didn’t mean to.

Donna Morgan, director of Specsavers audiology for Exeter, said: “Part of the stigma around hearing loss...

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