Being ill shouldn't be termed as a war or a battle

It’s time to surrender the language of war when it comes to our health

Not everyone “wins” their “fight” and terming it as such suggests that anyone who succumbs to the disease has “lost” it; the implication being that they just didn’t fight hard enough

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Autistic voices speak out about “concerning” new research study

We’ve come a long way from the days of unethical experimentation on – and routine institutionalisation of – autistic people, but critics of the Spectrum10K study fear it has murky … Continue reading Autistic voices speak out about “concerning” new research study

Baked in oppression: how the racism of ‘things’ perpetuates injustice

Recent discussions on racism have moved us away from ideas around tolerance and being “not racist” and towards an aim of being “anti-racist”. That’s why it’s absolutely crucial we now tackle the more insidious – and dangerous – racism inherent in the products and technology we use every day.

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Stella Creasy’s lawsuit on maternity rights shows up archaic MP role

Labour MP Stella Creasy wants the same maternity rights afforded to the rest of the UK child-bearing population in employment – including ministers. The rulings for MPs show the machinations … Continue reading Stella Creasy’s lawsuit on maternity rights shows up archaic MP role

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The assisted dying debate

As another prominent right to die campaigner dies, Tannice Hemming looks at the UK’s attitude towards assisted dying. Noel Conway was 71 when he died last week. Diagnosed with Motor … Continue reading The assisted dying debate

The great NHS Digital Data Grab

Changes are coming with how GPs handle your sensitive information but privacy campaigners are uncomfortable with the plans. What’s happening and what do you need to do if you’re unhappy with the idea? You can opt out – should you, and how?

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UK Government in court over PPE

Next week, EveryDoctor and the Good Law Project will take hold the UK Government to account over their failings on PPE, a case that’s had very little press coverage. Tannice … Continue reading UK Government in court over PPE

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Inside India: the battle against Coronavirus

As more and more horrifying scenes emerge from India, what’s it like to live there and what went wrong? Tannice Hemming talks to Ravi Nair, 55 about the series of costly mistakes that got India to this point.

Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

A new website vows to tackle what it calls Covid scepticism in whatever form it takes. Run by a team including a psychologist, a Conservative MP and a Superforecaster, Covidfaq.co … Continue reading Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

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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

Darci Shaw and Henry Lloyd-Hughes set to announce London Critics’ nominations

With the events of 2020, new eligibility rules are in place for the 41st Critics’ Circle Film Awards. This month’s nominations announcement, and next month’s winners’ announcement, will take place … Continue reading Darci Shaw and Henry Lloyd-Hughes set to announce London Critics’ nominations

Coolie No 1: “Tere Siva” Song out Now

ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR FOR VARUN DHAWAN AND SARA ALI KHAN IN THE NEW MELODIOUS TRACK OF COOLIE NO. 1 Coolie No.1 is available to watch on Amazon Prime … Continue reading Coolie No 1: “Tere Siva” Song out Now