Communications Strategist
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I’ve got beef with PETA on autism and dairy

The ethical and moral implications of falsely linking autism with dietary choices. Dear Peta, It is with great consternation that I discovered the Peta autism billboard advertisement linking Autism with … Continue reading I’ve got beef with PETA on autism and dairy

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Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

It’s less than a week before children across England are due to return to school. With the government steadfast in insisting they will all go back, what are teachers feeling … Continue reading Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

Emmerdale: prenatal testing and Down’s Syndrome storyline under fire

Down’s Syndrome is often far from a life-limiting condition: is Emmerdale perpetuating archaic attitudes and setting back disability advocacy with its upcoming Down’s Syndrome storyline?

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In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

“Wow, you’re brave”, she winced at me. Nine pounds? Really? Just gas and air? I didn’t tell her that the majority of my 11 hour labour didn’t even feature entonox … Continue reading In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

Wales declares retail therapy a sin: regional Coronavirus lockdown latest

What pandemonium awaits Welsh retail workers today, ahead of the 17 day “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford?

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Disabled children: inhumane treatment under the blanket of Coronavirus

As parents across England and Wales prepare their children for a return to school that will look so different to such a large proportion of attendees, so many of us … Continue reading Disabled children: inhumane treatment under the blanket of Coronavirus

Fighting obesity against the backdrop of Coronavirus – what’s the answer?

Fat-shaming, body positivity and stigma, obesity is a Public Health issue and those with a High BMI are in danger from Covid-19. Is weight loss surgery the answer? A perspective from surgeons and patients examines the issues

The long and difficult road to recovery – why Coronavirus isn’t always over in a fortnight

More and more evidence is coming to light that “long Covid”, as it’s commonly known amongst people battling it, is not just in their heads. Despite the stigma of the longer term suffering and the reported ignorance from the healthcare professionals they have struggled to gain recognition from, prominent voices from the medical community are finally looking into this phenomena.

2 women - one is a patient, the other is a medical profession. The patient is holding her face clearly in distress. The overlaid text says "simply hysterical'?

“Women’s issues” – written off, ignored and mocked for too long

Women are used to being called hysterical. The very word itself comes from the Greek word, hysterika, meaning uterus. If you’re hysterical, your behaviour is marked by “uncontrollable, extreme emotion”.