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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...

Unlock Natural Wellness: A Journey that exposes the working of Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2024 - 10:05am

People are beginning to know and embrace full spectrum CBD oil in their daily lives as a product with many benefits; this is due to the combination of the different constituents that improves its effectiveness.

So, if you have heard about it and don't know what it is, or you already know about full spectrum CBD oil and want more information on it, this article is for you. We will discuss full-spectrum CBD oil. The synergistic effect that makes it highly effective and the various health benefits that this oil offers.

Synergistic Effect

This effect, which is most...

Have you heard of Social Prescribing?

I ask this as recently we had a conversation during a dementia training session about local community resources and I brought the term into conversation.

There were several attendees working in the health and social care sector who had not heard of this important community role leading me to write this brief overview.

At its simplest a Social prescriber (SP) centres around connecting people with activities and services that improve their health and well-being. Before I go on allow me to share the interchangeable terms you may hear to avoid confusion which in essence mean...

MedicalCert Revolutionise Getting a Doctors Sick Note Online

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2024 - 12:31pm

Doctors’ notes - like any medical certificate - can be invaluable for a wide range of situations. While many people think of the days when they would get a week off school thanks to a small slip of paper, the truth is that these certificates serve as extremely important documentation.

However, getting a medical certificate from a doctor conventionally can be a slow and sometimes clumsy process, which becomes a huge hurdle to jump through when you need those documents now . Thankfully, there are ways to get what you need a lot faster.

Medical Cert is one such method,...

Enhancing Mental Well-being: The Role of Diamond Painting Kits in Stress Alleviation

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2024 - 8:36am

Diamond painting kits have emerged as a powerful tool for supporting mental well-being and alleviating stress. The repetitive and engaging nature of diamond painting kits by Figured Art fosters concentration and mindfulness, providing a break from the overwhelming and constant chatter of the mind. This unique form of art therapy requires placing small, sparkling diamonds onto a canvas, which helps individuals focus on the present moment and enhances their mental clarity.

In addition to promoting relaxation, diamond painting kits can significantly reduce anxiety. Applying each...

Dementia activist praises carers and tells them: 'You matter'

Over the past couple of years I have been advocating for families living with dementia in addition to leading the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance.

I have witnessed family carers on their knees at crisis point, desperate, isolated with overwhelming feelings of helplessness.

At times I have felt useless, but having immersed myself into the world of dementia over the past decade I realise I have gained invaluable knowledge which I feel able to share and is making a difference. This is a humbling privilege.

Navigating the complexities of the health and social care...

Best ways to nourish your hair

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 06/10/2024 - 9:06am

Great hair is a confidence booster, and with a shift towards natural haircare routines, many women are seeking ways to achieve healthy, nourished locks without harsh chemicals or expensive salon treatments. But, with so much conflicting advice out there, it can be hard to know where to start.

We’ll be exploring some of the best ways to nourish your hair from the root up, giving you the tools you need to achieve luscious locks you can be proud of.

Eat a balanced diet

Hair is primarily made of protein, so ensuring you include plenty of lean protein sources like...

Commonly Asked Cosmetic Surgery Questions

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 06/10/2024 - 8:17am

Cosmetic surgery often ignites curiosity and intrigue, yet it's often cloaked in misconceptions and unanswered queries. Understanding the fundamentals and dispelling myths is vital for those pondering cosmetic procedures or simply curious about the field. Here, we address some frequently asked questions about cosmetic surgery to provide clarity and insight.

What Exactly is Cosmetic Surgery?

It's a type of surgery that is focused on enhancing one’s appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Unlike reconstructive surgery, which aims to correct physical defects...

Exeter’s SpaMedica Hospital shares health tips for Cataract Awareness Month

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/08/2024 - 11:18pm

SpaMedica, the largest NHS cataract surgery provider in the UK, has over 50 hospitals across the UK, including one located in Exeter International Office Park, which help thousands of patients back to better vision each year. June is Cataract Awareness Month and an expert from SpaMedica, shares his tips about tackling the condition.

According to the World Health Organisation, cataracts are the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness around the globe. These cloudy patches are usually caused as result of aging – an estimated 30% of people in the UK over the age of 65 have...

Devon Air Ambulance promotes CPR training for Heart Rhythm Week

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/07/2024 - 8:33am

World Heart Rhythm Week (June 7 to June 13) is a seven-day period observed annually to raise awareness about arrhythmias and the importance of understanding our heart rates. Devon Air Ambulance crews attend to hundreds of patients every year who are suffering with heart related problems and that is why they are so passionate about educating those in our local communities on how to recognise both cardiac arrests and heart attacks. During the last two years the charity has trained over 600 members of the public throughout Devon on how they can step in to help someone suffering from a...

Homeopathy for Animals: Only the best for our little friends

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 06/04/2024 - 9:17am

As pet owners increasingly seek gentle, non-invasive alternatives to conventional medicine, homeopathy shines as a beacon of hope. This ancient practice, based on the principle of "like cures like," offers a holistic approach to animal wellness, treating pets in a natural and gentle manner. Whether caring for a dog, cat, horse, or rabbit, homeopathy provides a unique, individualized treatment that addresses the whole animal, not just the symptoms of illness.

The Principles of Homeopathy

Homeopathy for animals operates on the same principles as it does for humans. It uses...

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