New Study Ana Valdes, University of Nottingham Most people with COVID don’t end up in hospital, but some groups get a very severe form of the disease. As early as the first wave, it was clear that minority ethnic groups in … Continue reading Gene commonly found in south Asian people affects COVID severity
And that’s bad for patients and therapists Elizabeth Cotton, Cardiff Metropolitan University There is a mental health crisis in England, with rates of depression doubling since the COVID pandemic began. Strategies of “speaking up”, mindfulness sessions at work, and national “happiness” … Continue reading Mental health services in the England are being ‘Uberised’
An expert explains Vanessa Speight, University of Sheffield Recently, a school project made an alarming discovery: the presence of five times the recommended maximum amount of lead in water samples taken from 14 schools across the UK. Lead is a toxin which even at low levels is capable of affecting children’s brain development and reducing their IQ. The news might well make the British public worry about what exactly is lurking in their drinking water. Installing lead pipes in the UK’s drinking-water network has been banned for decades, but about eight million old buildings may still have lead pipes in service. … Continue reading What contaminants lurk in the UK’s drinking water?
By Kaveh L Afrasiabi Slowly but surely, in a scenario reminiscent of pre-invasion Iraq, unilateral Western sanctions on Iran are having devastating effects on Iran’s healthcare sector, adversely affecting the well-being of millions of ordinary Iranians – cancer patients first and foremost.  According to the latest reports from Iran, despite a recent US easing of sanctions for the export of food and medicine to Iran, the current financial restrictions continue to prove a formidable obstacle for the delivery of medicine and medical equipment to Iran. Not only that, the US and its allies have blocked an offer by the oil … Continue reading US sanctions bleed Iran’s health system