Diversity and Inclusion Are Important Goals—But Tokenism Isn't the Way to Do It

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that equality should be a priority for all of us, and the media, politics, and the corporate world need to be more diverse. And genuine intentions are key when it comes to efforts at diversity, otherwise it’s little more than tokenism.  Generally speaking, tokenism is about including someone in a group purely for […]

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Are corona passports the magic bullet Ministers hope they'll be?

Are corona passports really the magic bullet Ministers hope they’ll be? Experts are sceptical that testing to prove people DON’T have Covid-19 could help unlock society Tech companies believe a smartphone app could unlock society as we know it  This simple-to-use technology would prove our ‘Covid status’ and allow access   Experts claim a negative test result can’t guarantee an individual is […]

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Are people who vote healthier than those who don’t?

A new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that California adults who in are good health with little psychological distress are more likely to consistently vote in local, state and national elections than those with physical or psychological health issues. The brief, which uses data from the center’s 2017 and 2018 California Health Interview Survey, […]

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Strokes in babies are surprisingly common—here’s how the body rushes to the rescue

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is shedding light on the development of the brain’s immune defenses—and how those defenses respond to strokes that strike one in 4,000 babies in the first month of life. The brain’s frontline defenders are immune cells known as microglia. These cells make up 10%-15% of all cells found in the […]

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How close are we to finding a treatment?

Trials around the world are attempting to identify treatments for people with severe Covid-19. The first drugs that do make a difference are now being identified. What work is being done to find treatments? More than 150 different drugs are being researched in different countries. Most are existing drugs that are being trialled against the virus. The UK is running […]

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Global deaths due to smokeless tobacco are up by a third, according to new study

The number of deaths globally due to smokeless tobacco has gone up by a third in 7 years to an estimated 350,000 people, a new study suggests. The research, from the University of York, comes at a time when there are concerns that spitting—a behaviour common among those who chew tobacco—is likely to transmit the COVID-19 virus. The researchers—who are […]

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