Researchers at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital say the use of simple, specially developed protective socks could help thousands of older people in the UK who suffer from a debilitating skin condition.
The STOPCUTS pilot trial monitored the effects of wearing the socks on volunteers prone to skin tears, a common problem in the over 65’s.
A skin tear involves a piece of skin being peeled back to varying depths by a knock or scrape and occasionally leaving a flap of skin. This can sometimes be put back by doctors, but on occasion, the top layer of the skin is completely...
2 days of free sock-puppet making for kids. Tue 29 March & Tue 5 April, 2016. Main gallery. 10.30-12.30 & 1.30 - 4pm. FREE Free family drop-in workshops this Easter holiday. Transform material into unusual alien creatures. As part of our main exhibition about recycling textiles ('Make it OK'), you will create a puppet who can star in a mini movie and patch up our planet! Hand stitch, animate - and laugh! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. No need to book. 01626 832223 www.crafts.org.uk