Health & Beauty

Former-mayor’s life saved by his own initiative

Former-mayor’s life saved by his own initiative

By Viktor Berg Former-Wilton mayor and current councillor Trevor Batchelder has made a remarkable recovery after a heart attack – saved by the very defibrillator he raised funds for through his mayoral appeal last year. Yesterday, Monday, September 3, he was up and...

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Panda is positive about meditation

Panda is positive about meditation

Teacher Shaula Maitland from Mere, inspires children to meditate with her new book, Positive Panda. Panda introduces children to meditation with a rhyming story, helping them to relax with breathing exercises and visualisations, before sharing 12 inspiring and...

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Blackberries: foraging  for nutrition

Blackberries: foraging for nutrition

By Luzia Barclay "We were walking along the Avon and we noticed the abundance of blackberries ripening at the speed of light. As the days go by they become sweeter." "Blackberries are high in vitamin C, which makes important proteins, neurotransmitters and improves...

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Wave goodbye to IBS

Wave goodbye to IBS

The brain and gut are so intimately connected your emotional frame of mind is reflected by the state of your digestive system. When you are relaxed, your gut works steadily and efficiently, digesting and moving food through your body, but when stressed there can be...

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Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better

Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better

Plants are a wonderful addition to any room. Beyond turning your bedroom into a zen oasis, certain plants can help you sleep better. Plants purify air and replenish oxygen. Some of the earliest studies conducted on the benefits of houseplants was conducted by NASA in...

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Awards to GPs going “above and beyond”

Awards to GPs going “above and beyond”

Local GP practices going ‘above and beyond’ for unpaid carers were given awards on July 17 at Devizes Town Hall. The awards were presented by Tim Burns, Commissioning Manager and Dr Richard Sandford-Hill, chair, both of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Carer...

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New pharmacy dispensing robot revealed

New pharmacy dispensing robot revealed

A new purpose-built pharmacy dispensing robot started work on July 29 at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. The 10m by 3m purpose-built Rowa Vmax robot automatically stores and locates more than 25,000 medicines and can dispense up to three items within 12 seconds. Added...

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The Evolution of Functional Medicine in Today’s Family

The Evolution of Functional Medicine in Today’s Family

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News) Today’s society is focused on forward thinking ideals and healthy alternatives. We want to be in control of our destiny through the use of natural wellness options in the food we eat,...

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The Hidden Mystery Behind CBD Isolate 

The Hidden Mystery Behind CBD Isolate 

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News) The world is currently leaning towards a better alternative for their health and wellness options in their lives. People are understanding that many everyday things they use and eat...

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Mindful of the noise

Mindful of the noise

Local charity Mindful ‘s memory café on Tuesday, July 16, involved ‘Drumming with Rhiannon’ aimed at supporting those living with dementia and mental health problems. There was lots of noise, singing and  the session ended with some calming meditation. Based in...

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Care home hosts annual Summer Fayre

Care home hosts annual Summer Fayre

Friends, families and the local community are invite to the annual Summer Fete on Saturday, July 20, from 2pm to 4pm, at St Martins Grange care home, Fern Brook Lane, Off Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QD. Visitors can browse a range of stalls and try...

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Hospital shares new funding

Hospital shares new funding

A new organisation - ARC Wessex- has been awarded £9 million pounds from the National Institute for Health Research, also known as the research arm of the NHS. Cara Charles-Barks, CEO of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘It is excellent news that £9 million over...

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Hospital opens training suite

Hospital opens training suite

A state-of-the-art Simulation Suite was opened today, Thursday, July 11 by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust after a total refurbishment. One of only a few facilities in the country, the suite provides clinical staff with space to learn new techniques and practice...

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Show complex holds garden party

Show complex holds garden party

A Summer garden party at Hardy Lodge gives Shaftesbury residents a chance to view a retirement living complex on Thursday, July 18, from 2pm to 4pm, Visitors will have live music in the landscaped gardens, a glass of Pimm’s and traditional ice cream. The new Churchill...

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The only magic pill

The only magic pill

By Daniel Kronenberg Imagine I offered you a single magic pill which controls the balance of beneficial bacteria in your gut; lowers your blood pressure; improves the way your heart functions; helps avoid strokes; manages your weight; improves fertility and improves...

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Hydration – the unsung hero of health

Hydration – the unsung hero of health

By Jon Gapper Often, the younger generation is seen wandering around with a water bottle firmly in their grasp. This is a reasonably new trend and not something I or our clients grew up with. We would have a few cups of tea a day but rarely, if ever, would we actually...

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Top USA Sporting Events To Catch During Your Trip

Top USA Sporting Events To Catch During Your Trip

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  America and Sports come hand in hand and have done for generations. With numerous victories in the Olympics as well as sports such as Football it is no surprise that there are...

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Cannabidiol – What’s all the Fuss About?

Cannabidiol – What’s all the Fuss About?

You may have heard of cannabidiol – otherwise known as CBD. The world is currently riding the crest of a wave of a CBD boom as laws begin to change, enabling more and more people to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of CBD. And the UK is no different. As we see more...

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English garden summer party

English garden summer party

Young and old had fun together with staff, residents, relatives and members of the local community at a Summer party in the gardens of Milford House Care Home care home, Salisbury, on Sunday, June 23. They shared  cream teas, live music from Dolly and the Dactyles,...

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Deafblind Awareness Week

Deafblind Awareness Week

Have you ever wondered what life might be like for someone who is deaf and blind and what support is available? Step into the shoes of someone with dual sensory loss of hearing and sight – a dark, silent world. On Tuesday, June 25, Wiltshire Council’s Hearing and...

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Hospital chief appointed  Honorary Colonel

Hospital chief appointed Honorary Colonel

The Queen has appointed Chief Executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Cara Charles-Barks as Honorary Colonel for 243 (the Wessex) Field Hospital, part of the Army Reserve Medical Services. More than 183 healthcare professionals from all clinical specialities and...

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Make a spectacle of yourself

Make a spectacle of yourself

By Katrina ffiske Buying a new pair of spectacles is an important decision, and with so many choices, it can be confusing what style to select. At Mark Jones Eye Care, they actually ask you to book an hour appointment for a fitting. That sounded luxury, as I am used...

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Tinnitus support group gets expert advice

Tinnitus support group gets expert advice

An expert from the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is at the next meeting of Salisbury tinnitus support group from 1.30pm to 3.30pm Wednesday, June 5, at Salisbury Medical Practice, Fisherton House, Fountain Way, Salisbury, SP2 7FD. The group, led by local...

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Local free fertility information evening

Local free fertility information evening

Complete Fertility, a local IVF and fertility treatment provider, has opened a new satellite clinic in Bournemouth providing fertility treatment closer to home for Dorset patients. To support the opening, people trying for a baby are invited  to a local free fertility...

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