Scientists use vaccination to successfully treat COVID-19 for first time 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/21/2022 - 9:51pm

Doctors have successfully used vaccination to treat a patient with COVID-19 in what is thought to be the first instance of the vaccine being used for therapy instead of prevention.

Ian Lester, 37, a dispensing optician from Pontypridd who has a rare genetic immunodeficiency, tested positive for COVID-19 for seven-and-a-half months after catching the virus.

The virus was finally cleared from his body after clinicians from the Immunodeficiency Centre for Wales used two doses of the Pfizer vaccine to treat him and scientists from Cardiff University monitored his immune...

Top 5 Home Remedies For Toenail Fungus

Toenail Fungus, which is medically known as onychomycosis, is a very common feet fungal infection. Fungus flourishes around the toes because they are often warm and damp especially in people with sweaty feet and people who wear covered shoes or footwear a lot. This is why athletes involved in feet sports are at a higher risk of having toenail fungus infection. Also, older people are more susceptible to toenail fungus infection. This infection is highly contagious, easily spreading from nail to nail, and can be very troublesome to treat. The treatment usually takes several months and has a...

Choose the right NHS service for your needs over New Year

Doctors in Devon are providing essential advice to people across the county on how to choose the right service for them if they feel unwell over the New Year period.

Devon’s NHS leaders are asking people to do what they can to prevent themselves becoming unwell and make sensible to decisions when it comes to choosing the right NHS service if they need help.

All parts of the NHS system are very busy in Devon at this time of year.

If it’s not an emergency or life-threatening condition, help the NHS to help you by choosing the right service for your needs:


Meet Our Experts: Don't Shoulder the Pain, We Can Help

Event Date: 
01/03/2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital, Wonford Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4UG

This event is for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the shoulder pain and would like to explore their options for treatment.

The event will include a presentation from Mr Will Thomas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon on the types of treatments that are available, as well as getting more information on what to consider if you need treatment.

After the presentation you will also have the opportunity to have a mini 1:1 advice session with a Consultant surgeon. This does not replace a full consultation but is a great way to find out more details and ask any...

Exeter part of £10m investment for new centres to tackle life-threatening diseases

The University of Exeter will pioneer new methods for managing and treating chronic health conditions at a ground-breaking new maths-based research centre, it has been announced.

The new centre, led by Professor John Terry from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, aims to revolutionise the diagnosis and prognosis of a range of common chronic health conditions.

The Centre is one of five across the UK launched by Life Sciences Minister George Freeman today (16 December) and which will receive part of a £10 million total investment by the Engineering...

Night time ‘insneezia’ hindering Brits summer shut eye

New research1 from Boots Pharmaceuticals reveals that for the 18 million2 Brits who suffer from hayfever – problematic pollen does not stop when the sun goes down. In fact, 64% of sufferers admit to suffering from ‘insneezia’ – a term that refers to the insomnia-esque impact of night time hayfever symptoms, caused by pollen falling at the end of the day as the air cools. On a typical summer night, insneezia sufferers say that they miss out on 72 minutes of shut eye – which equates to being kept awake for a total of nearly five whole days across the months of June to August - with itchy...

Campaign closes in on £30,000 target

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:53pm

With an overwhelming £21,000 of donations, the Breathe for Jo campaign has nearly raised enough for an Exeter mother with two terminal illnesses to have the treatment which may save her life. Jo Smith, 36, has a unique combination of diseases and doctors say the odds of suffering both is over five billion to one. She needs a heart and lung transplant to have any hope of beating the blood vessel disorder pulmonary hypertension (PH). But doctors say she can't be put on a waiting list for the lifesaving organs - because she is also suffering from cancer. Similarly, the radiotherapy that could...

Natural Health - Qi Energy Introductory Session

Event Date: 
01/02/2014 - 11:00am
Qi Wellness Centre, Hems House, 84 Longbrook Street, Exeter EX4 6AP (behind Harry's Restaurant).

Recharge, de-stress, release pain and fatigue with Qi Energy. A natural and effective way to release tension, clear your mind and boost your energy levels.

Join us on Saturday 1st February 2014 from 11am - 12.30pm for an introduction to the benefits of Qi Energy Treatments and Qi Classes at the Qi Wellness Centre in Exeter.

Led by experienced Qi Master Practitioners, this is a one-and-a-half hour introduction to Qi Energy rooted in an understanding of vitality and wellbeing from South Korea.

1) Introductory Question & Answer Session: What is Qi Energy and how it...

NHS cancer risk threshold ‘too high’ for patients

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:02pm

Patients have expressed an appetite for potential cancer symptoms to be checked out much sooner than current NHS thresholds guidelines suggest, new research has revealed. A study led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Cambridge, found that 88 per cent of participants opted for further investigation, even if their symptoms carried just a one per cent risk of indicating cancer. Although no fixed threshold is defined for the UK, in practice, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines suggest that...

Breast cancer is not yesterday’s problem says Neil Parish MP

Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, has joined leading UK charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s call to make the issue of access to drugs a top priority, and help put breast cancer back on the agenda. Neil Parish joined more than 70 MPs at a reception hosted by Breakthrough Breast Cancer on Tuesday 8 October at the House of Commons. There, the charity called on the Government to bring about a new focus on breast cancer, with a priority of introducing an equitable system through which effective new treatments are routinely made available to patients. Earlier this year Breakthrough...