Posts for Health

World Diabetes Day and the focus is on family

News from the SW region of  Diabetes UK has found that – alongside those living with the condition – parents and carers of children and adults with diabetes experience emotional […]

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Wet wipes – they are NOT flushable

Living by the sea, we are at the sharp end of the wet wipe debacle. It seems that the wet wipe industry has proclaimed some wet wipes are flushable, but […]

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UK’s healthiest and unhealthiest places

Looking at the map provided by RSPH, our area (perhaps because of its paucity of cities) is among the healthier places to live. RSPH has published a league table ranking 70 […]

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Defibrillators around Bude area

Thoughts go to ex-footballer, Glen Hoddle, and his family. Glen had a heart attack yesterday on his 61st birthday but is said to be responding well due to the prompt […]

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Stoptober – quitting the smoking habit

Cornwall has 70,000 smokers (15% of the population) who have been urged to quit the habit this month. Leaving aside health issues for a minute, the economic impact is worrying, […]

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What people in the SW don’t know about diabetes

New online research from Diabetes UK has revealed that 43% of people in the south-west did not know if diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction, a common diabetes-related complication. The poll, […]

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Stroke Befriending in Bude

Have you had a stroke and would like to help someone else in their recovery journey? Volunteer Cornwall is looking for volunteer Stroke Befrienders to visit people in the Bude area who […]

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Builder sentenced after employee sustains hand injuries

A builder from Cornwall has been sentenced after one of his employees sustained serious, life-changing hand injuries whilst operating a handheld circular saw. Bodmin Magistrates’ Court heard how David Avent, […]

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Defibrillators in all Morrisons stores

Morrisons has won a St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes award for installing life-saving defibrillators in all of its stores.   The £500,000 initiative funded by the retailer’s charitable arm, Morrisons […]

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Re-opening public toilets in Poughill and Stratton?

By Binzy Reynolds: In response to a previous article concerning public toilets in our area, I have received the following email from Mayor Bob: Hi Binzy, BSTC are also in […]

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Childline campaign helps young people spot ‘peer on peer’ abuse

Not all abuse perpetrated on children and young people is by adults. Often, it can be friends/peers. Childline is now helping young people spot the signs of peer-on-peer abuse after […]

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Money awarded for Tai Chi classes in Torridge

Tai Chi South West was set up in Torridge as part of the nationally run Tai Chi for Health organisation. These were initially set up in Holsworthy for the over […]

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A public inconvenience

By Binzy Reynolds:   We all need toilets. When you need to go, you need to go. At home or in an office, it isn’t usually a problem. However, are […]

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Torridge Council promotes It’s OK to Talk message

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Torridge’ s Public Health Team are asking the residents of Torridge to take a minute to check on friends and family and to simply ask […]

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