Tories in the time of Cholera – savage sewage row prompts u-bend u-turn

With raw sewage regularly turning up on the shores of “Stool Britannia”, most recently seen happening in the newly crowned city of Southend, the government has been caught with its trousers down. Public reaction to what some are calling “shitgate” has been vociferous and MPs have been inundated with complaints

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World Breastfeeding Week: how best to “protect breastfeeding”?

This week is World Breastfeeding Week – a celebration of breastfeeding and a chance to discuss what’s important to breastfeeding parents – as well as understanding what barriers face us … Continue reading World Breastfeeding Week: how best to “protect breastfeeding”?

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Electric cars not sparking joy for motoring Brits

There’s a shocking amount of resistance towards going electric – but why?  There’s nine years left until we reach the government’s proposed 2030 target for the end of new petrol … Continue reading Electric cars not sparking joy for motoring Brits

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

In photos and videos: The ruins of Kolkata, after-effects of Cyclone Amphan

As the people of the city pick the pieces left by the cyclone, the devastating visuals from across Kolkata and its adjoining areas give the sense of its physical and emotional damage.

Sheeple? Coronavirus Conspiracies examined

Coronavirus conspiracy crackdown: how are we dealing with misinformation?

With Trump advocating anything from injecting Dettol right through to most likely shooting viruses in a petri dish, other conspiracies might seem to pale in comparison. In the UK, more than … Continue reading Coronavirus conspiracy crackdown: how are we dealing with misinformation?

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Covering up to escape: should we mask up in the fight against Coronavirus?

Whenever I used to see someone in a face mask – usually hailing from a country a long way from my own, I felt slightly offended. There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading Covering up to escape: should we mask up in the fight against Coronavirus?

Ethnic minorities and Covid-19 – why are BAME people seemingly more at risk?

Unpicking the reasoning behind any section of society’s susceptibility or resistance to disease was never going to be easy. Yet, as Tannice Hemming discovered when reviewing the evidence behind BAME … Continue reading Ethnic minorities and Covid-19 – why are BAME people seemingly more at risk?

CORONAVIRUS_ YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY A SCIENTIST

Covid-19 questions answered: an interview with a Senior Lab Research Scientist

Ever since Covid-19 hit our species, unanswered questions about its true origins, our (lack of) immunity to it and how best to tackle the spread have been piling up. Some … Continue reading Covid-19 questions answered: an interview with a Senior Lab Research Scientist

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?

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