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Rapid coronavirus tests now available across Devon

Rapid coronavirus tests now available across Devon

Every adult in Devon is being encouraged to take a rapid, lateral flow test for coronavirus twice a week, and now they can do so in a variety of ways including through testing centres, workplaces, pharmacies, or home delivery .

The tests are fast and convenient, and results are usually available within the hour.

Rapid lateral flow tests are for people who show no symptoms of coronavirus – the new and continuous cough, high temperature, or change to their usual sense of taste or smell. People with these symptoms should immediately self-isolate and arrange a PCR test via...

Using CBD Oil

Common Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Using CBD Oil

Authored by rosarito91
Posted: Sat, 03/27/2021 - 11:07am

When we talk about CBD, most people start thinking about THC, getting high, and behaving mysteriously. However, the cannabis plants have many amazing properties and compounds that can offer incredible health benefits .

CBD is a short form dedicated to cannabidiol and this compound can be processed to develop a wide range of products such as tablets, creams, and oils, etc. Although CBD is the most active chemical compound present in the cannabis plant, it doesn’t have any psychedelic effects; rather, it offers several amazing health benefits to the users. Medical health experts...

How to hide man boobs - 5 style tips

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 03/26/2021 - 11:18am

Are you bothered by the man boobs but don’t know how to deal with them?

Numerous men have a problem with man boobs since they are deemed a source of shame, mockery, and poor self-esteem.

What makes the situation worse is that most people are misinformed about man boobs. Most individuals tend to think that they are caused by diet and lifestyle. While that factor is part of the causes of man boobs, not all breast swelling results from what we consume or the kind of lifestyle we live.

To shed some light on this, we’ll discuss what causes man boobs and how you can...

Local Hypnotherapist helps front-line workers cope with stress during lockdowns

Professionals such a Police, midwives, and nurses have been surprised at how well they are coping with stress just by listening to this 18-minute recording. It has helped them with symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety about going in to work, and overwhelming stress. Jessica Vassallo, who founded her business in Exmouth in 2015, felt it was even more important to reach people during Lockdown so went into the studio to create a series of therapeutic recordings that she could share. "I wanted to remain accessible as I was unable to meet people face to face at my clinics in Harley...

Why CBD is increasing in popularity

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 03/25/2021 - 4:36pm

Marijuana was legalized for recreational use in several states of America after years and years of cannabis users protesting against the ban of marijuana. The marijuana industry has become massive but one other largely legal product that has been getting a lot of attention and praise now is CBD. Some of you may or may not know it, but the CBD industry, which has become equally as big as the infamous marijuana, has products that are readily available even in supermarkets, or even online retailers like Smoke Cartel which sell CBD . Now, isn’t that brownie points for convenience! It’s...

Online therapy for depression - worth it or not?

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:56pm

In the modern age, Depression is one of the top-ranked leading reasons behind accelerated growth in the Suicide rate. Its causes and effects are severe and it is not possible to ignore them. Hundreds of online sites are working to cope up with this situation, providing live chats, free services, mentoring, and guidance. In such cases, license holder medical therapists offer their services to assist depressed patients. There are various modes of online treatment for Depression, such as free emails/messages or paid online sessions. Both of these are found to be effective.

If you...

Cellucor – Supporting muscular endurance

You got your gym shoes and gym clothes all ready for your workout journey, but what about supplements that will help you quickly and effectively attain your dream body? The market for supplements can be overwhelming; many brands keep popping up, promising you the next best thing and miraculous results. But to effectively build that body you desire, you need to ensure you are using the best brand with proven ingredients to help you reach your goal.

It is why we will be looking at Cellucor , as it has proven to support muscle endurance for many due to the ingredients and creative...

Get your vaccination now while there are thousands of spaces

Get your vaccination now while there are thousands of spaces

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:12am

People in Devon who are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine are being urged to book an appointment before the end of March while there are thousands of spaces available.

Everyone aged 50 and above, people with underlying health conditions or health and care workers are among those now eligible for a vaccination.

They are being encouraged to book an appointment for a first dose before the supply constraints begin in April.

Making an appointment is simple:

  • Use the National Booking Service via the website or by calling 119

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5 Tips to Protect Your Hair from Summer Heat

By now, you already know to slather your favourite sunscreen all your body every time you are out in the sun. Covering up those pesky areas like the eyelids, hand tops and even the neck area. Perfect, you have protected your skin from the sun, but how about your hair? How do you watch the hair from the sun?

Woah, hold on, does the hair burn under the sun? Maybe not. It doesn’t technically burn unless it’s some science fiction- but yes, the UV rays affect and damage your hair roots making it extremely dry and frizzy!

No wonder hats never go out of fashion! If you are...

What to expect when you go to have your Covid Vaccination

What to expect when you go to have your Covid Vaccination: A video for people with learning disabilities

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 03/23/2021 - 11:48am

The NHS in Devon is supporting people with learning disabilities to take up the potentially life-saving coronavirus vaccination.

GP surgeries are contacting people about booking the vaccine.

Recent engagement work, including focus groups with members of our community with learning disabilities, led by NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) suggests that the reasons for vaccine hesitancy locally mirror concerns identified nationally.

Those with learning disabilities who took part in the focus groups felt:

  • Information about what to expect at
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PPO Insurance – A Quick Guide

Are you considering a PPO health insurance plan ? You should know how these plans work and if they are right for you. Even if you already have a PPO insurance plan, knowing more about them help you better understand how to use your insurance effectively.

What is PPO Insurance?

PPO insurance refers to “Preferred Provider Organization” insurance. Providers have a list of healthcare providers that they reward you for using. PPOs are a form of managed care health insurance similar to HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) plans but with unique differences

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