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How to get along when staying at home

Advice to stay at home has caused millions of people to change their daily routines in recent weeks. There are many articles about how to deal with boredom, frustration, worry and the social requir...

31 Mar | Mental Health | At Home

Handwashing campaign targets a billion people worldwide

Unilever and the UK government are funding an information campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of washing hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces. This will include TV, radio, pr...

28 Mar | Handwashing | International

Hand sanitiser plant to be built in 10 days to make 1 million bottles / month

The reported shortage of hand sanitiser supplies across Europe will be alleviated by the building within 10 days of a hand sanitiser plant near Middlesbrough (N.Yorks, UK) capable of producing 1 m...

25 Mar | Supply | Middlesborough, England

COVID-19 Mental health and social impact study

Psychologists are studying the mental health and social impacts of the UK government's response to coronavirus. They hope that understanding its effects on the mental health and behaviour of UK res...

23 Mar | Mental Health | UK

Food Aid for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh has welcomed a new contribution from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) to support the Rohingya refugee response in Cox's Bazar...

01 Feb | Food Assistance | Bangladesh

Improving the relationship between use of social media and body image

New report promotes more positive use of social media in response to the known issue of use of social media adversely affecting body image. This report is the result of a conference held at Strathc...

09 Jan | Mental Health | Scotland

Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada

Packaged food sold in UK rated healthiest in a study undertaken by authors from 6 countries who compared the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages from 12 countries using data collected durin...

22 Aug '19 | Nutrition | International

Reducing saturated fat in diet lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD

The recent report 'Saturated fats and health' by the (UK) Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition concluded that there is no need to change current advice that saturated fats should not form mor...

01 Aug '19 | Nutrition | England

By 2043 obesity might exceed smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in women

Cancer Research UK has launched a UK-wide campaign to increase awareness that obesity is a cause of cancer. According to one report, 25 years from now being overweight or obese might lead to more c...

25 Sep '18 | Obesity | UK

BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony celebrates excellence in medical writing

The annual BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony 2018 took place at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London on Tues. evening. The top prize of BMA Medical Book of the Year was awarded t...

06 Sep '18 | Medical Textbooks | London, England

Low vs high nicotine e-cigarettes

Recent research funded by Cancer Research UK indicates that former cigarette smokers who want to use e-cigarettes might be better off beginning with higher, rather than lower, nicotine levels in or...

09 Jun '18 | E-cigarettes | UK

Olfactory receptor OR51E2 and prostate cancer

A biotech news website has speculated about the possible future use of aromatherapy to treat prostate cancer. Although the article itself actually describes the behaviour of olfactory receptor OR51...

08 Jun '18 | Prostate Cancer | USA

Frog warning coloration is also camouflage

The bright yellow colours on poison dart frogs also have a camouflage function according to a recent study involving fieldwork in the jungles of Guiana followed by laboratory visual search experime...

05 Jun '18 | Animal News | Guiana

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities

Research into the ways in which regular swimming can affect the lives of people with dementia and the experience of their carers has identified many different benefits of swimming sessions. The st...

30 May '18 | Dementia | Nottingham, UK

Effects of fragmented landscapes on forest vertebrates

When areas of forest are divided into ever-smaller sections, more forest-dwelling species tend to live at the edges of forests and the deep core of the forest becomes an ever-smaller proportion of ...

03 Nov '17 | Environment

Psychological benefits of different types of natural environments

Researchers in England have found that the mental health benefits of time spent in coastal and rural areas exceeded the benefits of similar time spent in urban green spaces, such as city gardens an...

02 Nov '17 | Mental Health | England

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