Down’s Syndrome is often far from a life-limiting condition: is Emmerdale perpetuating archaic attitudes and setting back disability advocacy with its upcoming Down’s Syndrome storyline?
“Wow, you’re brave”, she winced at me. Nine pounds? Really? Just gas and air? I didn’t tell her that the majority of my 11 hour labour didn’t even feature entonox … Continue reading In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?
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
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.
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”.
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
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?
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?
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?
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