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

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”.

£7Million For New Coalition Of Vulnerable Children’s Charities

£7.27m to provide digital and face-to-face support for Children impacted by coronavirus Coalition of charities to work across the country to identify Children most at risk Children’s Minister: We must … Continue reading £7Million For New Coalition Of Vulnerable Children’s Charities

House of commons overplayed with two coronavirus spores and the words 'gaslit by your own government?'

Are you being gaslit by your own government? A million ways to tell

The British public are being held in contempt by those who deign to rule us. Dominic Cummings and his employee, Boris Johnson, have already been held in contempt once by … Continue reading Are you being gaslit by your own government? A million ways to tell

Coronavirus: what are the limitations of self-quarantine?

As the media across the globe works on whipping the general public into a frenzy, Tannice Hemming examines the limitations of self-quarantine, as recommended for all those who may have … Continue reading Coronavirus: what are the limitations of self-quarantine?

What’s the harm in… social media?

From unfounded fears about Coronavirus to ill-educated advice from our peers, what’s the risk of getting health advice online? Tannice Hemming investigates. As a mum to two children under 5, … Continue reading What’s the harm in… social media?

Blaming mummy for MMR

When did the heat move from Wakefeld and the media, to parents? Recently I saw a tweet asking “what kind of C*** stops their child having the MMR anyway?” I … Continue reading Blaming mummy for MMR

2019: a roundup of women in politics

Nine months ago, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, then President of the United Nations General Assembly, opened an event on Women in Power. Her message was stark: if we continue the … Continue reading 2019: a roundup of women in politics

Wolverhampton Gurdwara celebrates Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary with £5,550 donation to Barnardo’s

Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Wolverhampton has donated a generous £5,550 to the UK’s longest children’s charity, Barnardo’s, to mark the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the … Continue reading Wolverhampton Gurdwara celebrates Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary with £5,550 donation to Barnardo’s

NHS flatlining

Post-election, January 2020, can the NHS survive the winter?

Can our NHS survive this winter? With the election looming and polls suggesting a healthy Conservative majority, can the NHS make it through another cold, hard winter? How true are … Continue reading Post-election, January 2020, can the NHS survive the winter?

“Many children will go without presents and traditional meal this Christmas” says Barnardo’s

This Christmas many children supported by children’s charity Barnardo’s will go without presents and a festive meal, according to a shocking survey of hundreds of the charity’s frontline workers. A … Continue reading “Many children will go without presents and traditional meal this Christmas” says Barnardo’s

Body implants and holograms are the future of communication, a new online survey for Barnardo’s reveals

A new Barnardo’s report Generation Digital, urges the Government to introduce new legislation to help protect children online now and in the future Letters and Post-it notes will be replaced … Continue reading Body implants and holograms are the future of communication, a new online survey for Barnardo’s reveals