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.

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Entertaining the idea of bringing back gigs – ‘Let the Music Play’ campaign unites an industry

There aren’t many people who don’t enjoy a good singalong. The power of a song to transport you back in time is legendary. Only the other week, a medley of … Continue reading Entertaining the idea of bringing back gigs – ‘Let the Music Play’ campaign unites an industry

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?

Blurring the Lines Between Hero and Villain: Cape Fear (1991)

Martin Scorsese’s unique selling point of many of his films is blurring the line between villain and hero. He loves to delve into the psyche of what makes a hero … Continue reading Blurring the Lines Between Hero and Villain: Cape Fear (1991)

Public Health messaging: how not to communicate with a population

Donald Trump wants packed churches by Easter. Boris Johnson wants us to stay at home except for when we go out for our one mandated walk or travel via packed tube train to the workplace that our employer insists can’t be done at home. The pubs are now forcibly closed, yet off-licenses are reclassified as allowed to open – does running out of beer mean an ‘essential shopping trip’? If it’s essential. Only if it’s all essential. 

CORONAVIRUS: A GLOBAL RESPONSE

Coronavirus: a global examination of disparate national containment techniques

Whilst Justin Trudeau and his wife hit the headlines as the first world leader victims of Coronavirus and Trump suspends all flights from central Europe, examining the vastly disparate techniques … Continue reading Coronavirus: a global examination of disparate national containment techniques

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?

‘Emma’ Charms Audiences at Box Office

Emma has been an unexpected star within the box office this weekend – many a time, Jane Austen’s novels have been adapted into films and TV series. However, Autumn de Wilde’s … Continue reading ‘Emma’ Charms Audiences at Box Office

MOVIE REVIEW: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

For Tarantino-lovers, when a new trailer is released for one of his films, it’s always an exciting time to wait in anticipation. But when he’s working with Brad Pitt, Margot … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

MOVIE REVIEW: To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before hit Netflix’s screens and became a sensation when viewers followed the awkward journey of teens falling in love while trying to balance the difficulties … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You