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Social media damages teenagers’ mental health, report says

Social media damages teenagers’ mental health, report says

Teenagers' mental health is being damaged by heavy social media use, a report has found. Research from the Education Policy Institute and The Prince's Trust said wellbeing and self-esteem were similar in all children of primary school age. Boys and girls' wellbeing is...

What are high glycemic index foods and how to avoid them?

What are high glycemic index foods and how to avoid them?

Foods with a high glycemic index (GI) raise blood sugar quickly and may cause health issues if someone eats too many of them. Eating a low GI diet may help to prevent and manage diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A person may also manage their weight with a low GI...

Covid: Five reasons to be (cautiously) hopeful

Covid: Five reasons to be (cautiously) hopeful

The past few months have been awful. A surge in infections, tens of thousands of deaths and a damaging lockdown. But there are now plenty of reasons to be, at least cautiously, hopeful that we are on the road to recovery. So what are they? We are past the peak...

AI ‘doctor’s assistant’ among projects given £20m

AI ‘doctor’s assistant’ among projects given £20m

A computerised system that advises doctors on the best treatment to give a patient is among the artificial intelligence projects that have been awarded £20m by the British government. The money will be shared between 15 AI projects being run at UK universities. It's...

Covid-19: ‘Traumatised’ hospital staff need time to recover

Covid-19: ‘Traumatised’ hospital staff need time to recover

"Traumatised" and "exhausted" medical staff need time to recover before tackling an NHS backlog, says the group representing hospitals in England. Many staff could resign if their wellbeing is not factored into plans to cut waiting lists, NHS Providers said. The...

Daily record as 600,000 people in the UK receive Covid jabs on Saturday

Daily record as 600,000 people in the UK receive Covid jabs on Saturday

Almost 600,000 people in the UK were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Saturday, a daily record for the vaccine programme. Uptake was particularly strong in England, with almost 540,000 people receiving their first vaccination. In Wales, just over 25,000 people got their...

Decoding the connection between stress and heart health

Decoding the connection between stress and heart health

Stress can make you feel anxious; there is rapid breathing and your heart races. You may also feel that you are on the verge of getting a heart attack, right? Well, stress not only takes a toll on your mental well-being but your heart health too.   Stress is a part...

Covid in Scotland: Army helping set up 80 new vaccine centres

Covid in Scotland: Army helping set up 80 new vaccine centres

British Army soldiers are helping to establish 80 new Covid vaccine centres across Scotland. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said 98 soldiers were being deployed to identify suitable sites and aid deliveries of the vaccine. More than 200,000 people in Scotland have...

Covid-19: Vaccine rollout extended to over-70s in England

Covid-19: Vaccine rollout extended to over-70s in England

People in England aged 70 and over, as well as those listed as clinically extremely vulnerable, will begin receiving offers of a coronavirus vaccine this week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the move was a "significant milestone" in the nation's vaccination...