Posts for health

Shortness of breath and cough increase as first symptom of lung cancer

From University of Exeter: GPs are being urged to consider shortness of breath and cough as potential predictors of lung cancer after a study found they were becoming more common […]

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Exeter University research develops new theory of Motor Neurone Disease

Scientists have developed a new theory on the underlying cause of motor neurone disease, which could lead to more accurate diagnosis for patients and new treatments. Motor neurone disease affects […]

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Devon receives funding for suicide report

People who have lost someone close to them due to suicide will benefit from dedicated bereavement care in certain areas which are to receive government funding. Plans have been announced […]

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Devon Council promotes healthy weight within the county

From Devon County Council: Devon County Council has become the first council in the South West to sign a Local Government Declaration to promote healthy weight across the county through […]

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Heart attack survivor thanks ambulance staff

. A father-of-four has been reunited with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) crew who saved his life when he had a heart attack at his local […]

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Ambulance staff to trial body cameras in Exeter and Plymouth

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has agreed to trial body-worn video cameras to better protect our ambulance crews against violence and aggression. Crews in Exeter, Plymouth and […]

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Babies’ own genes play part in when they are born

From University of Exeter: A large genetic study involving data from Exeter mothers and babies reveals new insights into pregnancy duration and the timing of delivery. When a woman is […]

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Devon first aid team asks for help

By Frank Bath: SWFAST is a small first aid team that is based in Torrington but provide throughout North Devon and beyond. We are a not for profit organisation and […]

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Exeter researcher wins award at international dementia conference

An Exeter researcher has won an award at an international Alzheimer’s conference, in recognition of his work in contributing to possible new treatments for symptoms of neurodegenerative disease. Dr Byron […]

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Exeter research suggests women prefer more athletic men

From University of Exeter: Top male biathletes are more attractive to the opposite sex, according to a new study by scientists at the universities of Exeter and Bristol. This result, say the […]

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