Health & Beauty

New coronavirus testing site opened in Plymouth

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at the Plymouth Marjon University Sport and Health Centre Car Park, Derriford Road, in Plymouth as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of...




CBD business booming in Exeter

Authored by Sarah Parker

The CBD market in the UK is worth a staggering £300 million, and this is expected to triple over the coming five years. Consumers can expect this health craze to be worth more than £1 billion before the middle of this decade. Leading this growth in the hemp industry is Devon, where a number of new shops selling legal cannabinoids are popping up.

This corner of the UK is taking a...

Nurturing Expertise in fertility treatment

Authored by Mary

The fertility clinic in the South West of England with the highest rate of success for IVF is consolidating its position as a regional centre of excellence by investing in the development of the next generation of fertility experts.

Five practitioners at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) are currently being supported to pursue two different higher qualifications,...

Tips for taking care of yourself during coronavirus

Authored by Sarah Parker

1. Remain active

It is fairly well-known that exercise is very beneficial for both your mental and physical health. There are many different kinds of exercises that can be done in your own home, thanks to all of the apps that are available as well as YouTube. We have listed some of the free ones that are available or you can keep doing what works the best for you.

There is a...

How to be mentally healthy

Authored by Sarah Parker

Your mind and body are inextricably linked. While it is certainly very important to make your physical health a priority, it is also crucial to ensure your mental health is taken care of properly. How do you do that? The following tips will help.

1. Practice Good Self Esteem

It is much easier to deal with the twists and turns that life throws your way if you feel good about...

Rise in excess heart and circulatory disease deaths in under 65s since Covid-19 pandemic began 

Authored by Mary

There have been almost 800 excess deaths in those dying below the age of 65 from heart and circulatory diseases since the Covid-19 pandemic began, a new analysis by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that excess deaths in England and Wales for many health conditions spiked during the first peak of the pandemic...

Devon’s Prescription for a Healthy and Happy Lifestyle

Authored by Mary

Devon’s Naturally Healthy month is back, and this year the campaign will be running throughout October.

Naturally Healthy October is all about getting outside and enjoying Devon's amazing natural environment and feeling happier and healthier for it. Activities could include walking, cycling, gardening, wild swimming or bird watching. There is something for everyone!


Over three quarters of Plymouth workers say their mental health has not been a priority during the pandemic

Authored by Mary

A survey carried out by mental health organisation, TalkOut Group, has revealed that a staggering 81% of Plymouth workers believe that their mental health has not been a priority for their employer during the pandemic.

The study also found that nearly half (48%) of Plymouth workers haven’t received any mental health support or advice from their employer since the lockdown in March...

5 Benefits of Including Workout In Your Daily Routine

Authored by Sarah Parker

When was the last time you went for a morning run? Exercising comes with a lot of benefits. You can cut the belly fat by working out on an elliptical machine if you are more into snacking and taking fast food.

Apart from working out, you can also take some organic chocolate to burn more calories and ensure a slim body. If you look forward to living healthy and fit, we give you five...

Health Secretary urges everyone in South West to download new NHS Covid-19 app

Authored by Mary

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called on people across the South West to download the new NHS Covid-19 app, which has now launched across England and Wales following rigorous testing and successful trials.

The NHS Covid-19 app will alert users if they have been close to someone who later tests positive for coronavirus, as well as providing risk alerts based on a user’s postcode,...

Running-Related Injuries And How To Prevent Them

Authored by Mike Page

Running is one of the most effective exercises that engage the entire body. While its benefits are undeniable, running can also result in injuries if you fail to address some things. Below are some of the common running-related injuries and how you can prevent them from happening.

1. Tight, Inflexible Muscles

Few runners include a stretching program or consider one an...