Tag: Health&wellbeing

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‘Everyone was drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid-19 ground zero?

‘Everyone was drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid-19 ground zero?

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The recruitment agent, 53, from Pangbourne in Berkshire, was due to catch a [...]
How many children at risk? UK health visitors count the cost of lockdown

How many children at risk? UK health visitors count the cost of lockdown

When Covid-19 arrived, everything changed for health visitors. While many people think of the profession as specialist nurses supporting families with [...]
My pandemic epiphany: I loved becoming a fitness junkie

My pandemic epiphany: I loved becoming a fitness junkie

Ever since my gym teacher stood, arms folded, laughing at my inability as a four-year-old to tuck myself into a ball and perform a somersault, exercis [...]
‘For the first time, Wales has been able to flex its muscles’ – could coronavirus tear England and Wales apart?

‘For the first time, Wales has been able to flex its muscles’ – could coronavirus tear England and Wales apart?

If anything sums up Wales in June 2020 it is the “Welcome to Wales” sign at the end of my road in Monmouthshire. A few weeks ago, it was painted over, [...]
Obesity is a major risk factor for dying of Covid-19. We need to take it more seriously | Kermit Jones

Obesity is a major risk factor for dying of Covid-19. We need to take it more seriously | Kermit Jones

By now, most people understand that the elderly are especially vulnerable to Covid-19. But studies of Covid-19 patients in France, Italy, China and th [...]
Vitamin K found in some cheeses could help fight Covid-19, study suggests

Vitamin K found in some cheeses could help fight Covid-19, study suggests

Patients who have died or been admitted to intensive care with Covid-19 have been found to be deficient in a vitamin found in spinach, eggs, and hard [...]
‘There are more births in the car park’: a midwife’s experience of the Covid-19 crisis

‘There are more births in the car park’: a midwife’s experience of the Covid-19 crisis

The word “breathe” has never been more potent than at the moment. The instruction to breathe is something midwives say an awful lot to women in labour [...]
‘The initial reaction was just joy’: window therapy brings light to aged care residents

‘The initial reaction was just joy’: window therapy brings light to aged care residents

Once a week, Benhur Helwend sanitises his ukulele, meticulously washes his hands and slaps on a cheery boater hat to prepare for a new kind of perform [...]
The eyes have it: communication and face masks

The eyes have it: communication and face masks

A conversation with a girlfriend when I was in Italy a few weeks ago got me thinking about the latest new norm of the post-coronavirus society: enhanc [...]
‘Hero bikes’: how free bicycles are transforming the lives of Scotland’s key workers

‘Hero bikes’: how free bicycles are transforming the lives of Scotland’s key workers

A chance to clear the head after a stressful day; a safe and speedy means of travel in these anxious times; the opportunity to explore a longer-term l [...]
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