Anti-vaxxers using pro-choice slogans make me so angry | Life and style

[ad_1] I am not an angry person, I get headaches instead. Rage is swallowed like a meatball and spreads fattily around my body, ensuring afternoons of snippy irritation and pounding temples. But when it comes, when I do manage to access my anger, the relief is stunning, and it happened this week when deleting photos … Read more

Guidance to induce minority ethnic pregnancies earlier condemned as racist | Maternal mortality

[ad_1] Proposed guidance that recommends inducing labour at 39 weeks in pregnant women from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds has raised concerns from doctors and midwives and been branded “racist” by activists. White women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be offered an induction of labour at 41 weeks, according to the draft guidelines from the … Read more

Hope Virgo: the woman who survived anorexia – and began Dump the Scales | Anorexia

[ad_1] Hope Virgo’s description of her descent into anorexia is so harrowing and filled with danger that meeting her in real life – in the south London flat she shares with her fiance – is like meeting the personification of triumph or optimism. “In the media, you see the same stories, the same distressed, emaciated … Read more

Number of young smokers rose by a quarter in first lockdown, England study shows | Smoking

[ad_1] The number of young adults who smoke in England rose by about a quarter in the first lockdown, research has suggested. Nevertheless, the number of people who stopped smoking altogether increased, with the number across all age groups almost doubling during the first national lockdown when compared with the period immediately prior, researchers from … Read more

Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office | Work & careers

[ad_1] Not so long ago it may have seemed more like a futuristic vision of the workplace – or a hospital. But the hands-free door handles, self-cleaning surfaces, antimicrobial paint, air-monitoring display tools, UV light disinfection robots, and 135 other measures at an office block in Bucharest are here to stay, say the creators behind … Read more

Forgetful, confused and a bit cranky? Here are some scientifically proven ways to lift your lockdown mood | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] Rifling through his cupboards for an unopened ballroom dance class DVD was an evidence-based decision for Brett Hayes. A professor of psychology at University New South Wales who focuses on cognition, Hayes was reviewing the literature that has emerged from waves of coronavirus lockdowns and saw the positive impact that both exercise and socialising … Read more

Good old days: why body confidence improves after 60 | Health & wellbeing

[ad_1] Name: Happy retirees. Age: Well, as you know, people retire at different ages, typically from about 60 onwards. And they are happier then? They can be. Because they no longer work, presumably. That could be one reason. But [looks down] they can’t be happy about what’s happening to them physically. Well, that’s where you’re … Read more

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts | Life and style

[ad_1] Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants me to abstain from using it … Read more