The International Boost Self-Esteem Month is annually observed in February. It is a period set aside in the year to help us believe in and appreciate ourselves more, despite whatever we may be facing. With high self-esteem, one can prevent many problems, like mental health disorders, and enjoy good overall health and a state of… Continue reading International Boost Self-Esteem Month 2023
Category: Public Health
The Big Question – 04 – Is vaping risk-free?
Photo by Sabrina Rohwer on Pexels.com Is vaping risk-free? Vaping is the act of smoking e-cigarettes, also known as vape pens. These are handheld devices allowing the user to inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke. For years, vaping has been pushed as a safer alternative to smoking. However, given the smoking industry's colourful… Continue reading The Big Question – 04 – Is vaping risk-free?
Don’t ditch your face masks just yet…
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Another COVID variant has been identified. Known as XBB.1.5. or the 'kraken' variant, it has been detected in 28 countries and is showing signs of being able to evade national immunity or protection offered by vaccines. It is cause for concern due to low vaccine intakes in countries such… Continue reading Don’t ditch your face masks just yet…
7 quotes that sum up seasonal affective disorder
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com According to the NHS, Seasonal Affective Disorder is: a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. NHS, Overview of Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms include: ongoing low mood a loss of pleasure or interest in daily activities irritability feelings of despair, guilt and worthlessness lacking in energy… Continue reading 7 quotes that sum up seasonal affective disorder
The Big Question – 02 – Cost of living crisis
How will the cost of living crisis affect people in the UK? It all began a year ago. I had just finished self-isolating and the first place I ended up in was my local Tesco store. The joy of being released was swiftly overcome by sadness when I saw the increased price of my favourite… Continue reading The Big Question – 02 – Cost of living crisis
On This Day [June 3rd]
Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first wireless message from a photophone (a device that transmits sound on a beam of light). Ed White became the first American to walk in space Charles Richard Drew, an American physician and medical researcher who was instrumental in the preservation of blood plasma, was born. Alexander Graham Bell Invented… Continue reading On This Day [June 3rd]
New sickle cell treatment given to first patients in England
There is a new sickle cell treatment now being given to patients in England! Sickle Cell Disease is a debilitating condition that predominantly affects black people. It is a painful condition that requires constant treatment and can lead to what is known as sickle cell 'crises'. If patients are not treated, they are left in… Continue reading New sickle cell treatment given to first patients in England
What’s the latest with COVID-19?
According to an editorial in Nature (dated 10 Jan 2022), it is time for us to come to terms with the fact that COVID-19 is here to stay. Given the amount of pandemic fatigue there is at the moment, many people have already come to terms with it. However, as Nature states, this doesn't mean… Continue reading What’s the latest with COVID-19?
The impact of food poverty on society | part 2
In the previous part, I spoke about food insecurity and how it impacts the lives of many around the world. In this part, we'll be learning what food insecurity is, and what measures are being taken to combat it and the last impact it has on society. Food security is made up of four different… Continue reading The impact of food poverty on society | part 2
What do we know about the latest coronavirus variant, ‘Omicron’?
There is a new variant of COVID-19, the virus that has caused a global pandemic that began in early 2020 and shows no signs of letting up. Here's what we know about it: Official name - SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529. Classified on 26/11/22 by WHO and named Omicron First reported to WHO on 24/11/21 First discovered… Continue reading What do we know about the latest coronavirus variant, ‘Omicron’?