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Most of the time, you may feel disappointed when people pass comments on your looks. Be it good or bad it keeps lingering in one’s head with either positivity or negativity. If you look older than your age it isn’t your fault. Some people look older because of their genes maybe or due to...

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Patients give popular hospital top marks

Authored by Mary

Patients have given Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre a score of 100% for its ophthalmology services, according to the latest results from the national Friends and Family Test.

The hospital’s day ward scored 99.5%, its inpatient ward 99% and its endoscopy department 98.8%

Overall, Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre scored 94.5% from the 784 patients who completed the Friends and...

Plymouth residents consider themselves the healthiest in the UK

Authored by News Desk

New research by Simplyhealth reveals that Plymouth is regarded by its residents as the UK’s healthiest city, followed closely by Bristol and Brighton.

More than two thirds[1] (67%) of people surveyed in Plymouth consider themselves to be healthy – a figure significantly higher than the national average (59%).

In comparison, almost a fifth (19%) of Brits consider themselves...

Patients give popular hospital top marks

Authored by Mary

Patients have given Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre a score of 100% for its ophthalmology services, according to the latest results from the national Friends and Family Test.

The hospital’s day ward scored 99.5%, its inpatient ward 99% and its endoscopy department 98.8%

Overall, Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre scored 94.5% from the 784 patients who completed the Friends and...

The pharmacist will see you now...

Authored by Mary

People in Devon are being urged to think “Pharmacy First” to fix their winter health problems.

Many people are unaware of the wide range of services available from their local pharmacist and they spend time waiting unnecessarily for a GP appointment or even in busy hospital Accident and Emergency departments, which are often under extreme pressure at this time of year.

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Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals for innovative programme in Devon

Authored by Mary

Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals from Devon to lead improvements in diabetes care. The charity is searching for healthcare professionals with a special interest in diabetes to take part in its Clinical Champions programme.

The award-winning initiative launched in 2014, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, is to address the significant variation in patient care and...

What are the healthiest cities in the UK?

Authored by News Desk

A nationwide health survey of over 38,000 people has revealed that Exeter is the fourth healthiest city in the UK , with Plymouth finishing nineteenth.

Babylon Health collected data from 38,800 users of its Healthcheck app across the UK. They assigned a score out of 100 to every city in the UK based on nine indicators of a healthy lifestyle. The higher the score, the healthier the...

University Hospitals Plymouth first in UK to get new Heart-Lung machines

Authored by Mary

Patients of Cardiothoracic Theatres in Plymouth are first in the UK to benefit from new high-tech heart-lung machines following a wider £4million investment in cardiothoracic surgery over 10 years.

Five new ‘Quantum heart-lung machines’ will mean improved safety for patients undergoing heart surgery.

Heart-lung machines (or cardiopulmonary bypass machines) take over the work...

Let's Walk - Devon's biggest workplace walking challenge

Authored by Mary

If you are hoping to become more active in 2020, while enjoying some friendly competition at the same time, you can team up with work colleagues and enter a Devon wide walking challenge.

This February’s ‘Let’s Walk’ challenge will encourage employees to get out of the office and raise heart rates a little. If becoming healthier isn’t incentive enough, there are also prizes on offer...

Go dry this January to stop your eyes from doing so

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People in Plymouth are being urged to put the brakes on their binging this January to make sure they look after their health.

The New Year is an opportunity to detox and go ‘dry’, and Specsavers Plymouth said this is great news for our eyes and ears.

Dr Josie Forte, the store’s ophthalmic director, says: ‘We all know that alcohol can play havoc with our bodies and it’s not...

New research highlights benefits of marathon running – but local experts warn ‘be prepared’

Authored by Mary

New research carried out at Barts and University College London has shown that training for and completing a marathon can cut four years off an individual’s vascular age – and that those who are less fit benefit the most.

The researchers tested 138 people due to take part in this year’s London Marathon. Over a period of six months their arteries gained elasticity, reducing the risk...