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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”.

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?

What’s the harm in trigger warnings?

Some social media groups now won’t allow you to post anything without clearly labelling all the topics you’ll cover. The rise of trigger warnings seems a kind way of letting … Continue reading What’s the harm in trigger warnings?

It’s time to ditch the honours list

After the serious data leak linked with the list, published on the government’s website on Friday and the news that Tory MP, Iain Duncan Smith, is due to receive a … Continue reading It’s time to ditch the honours list

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Is Brexit ‘doing your head in’? You’re not alone, however you voted

With the news that Brexit uncertainty caused one vulnerable man to succumb to an attack of psychosis, SSZeeMedia ask, could Brexit be bad for your health? Tannice Hemming investigates. Described … Continue reading Is Brexit ‘doing your head in’? You’re not alone, however you voted