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22 March 2018, Liverpool, UK >> see more

David's blog #28

  Ignorance and Alcohol

Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you – Jay Bylsma 

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World News

  • 10 of the most important things we learned about mental health this year

    Approximately one in five adults in the US — 43.8 million — experiences mental illness in a given year, according to The National Alliance on Mental Illness. That being said, it's no surprise that each and every year researchers put time and enormous amounts of money into tackling the growing mental health crisis. It seems in 2018, much of their hard work paid off — around the world researchers crumbled myths and opened new doors as they aimed [...]

    2018-12-12 |


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  • Nairobi: The fastest city on the planet?

    Nairobi's only been a city since 1954, but it's been making up for lost time ever since. The capital of Kenya is now a thriving metropolis that continues to grow rapidly in a country that covers 582,650 square kilometers (around twice the size of Nevada). Nairobi is always on the move, always changing. While its name comes from a Maasai phrase meaning "the place of cool waters," Nairobi is more commonly referred to as the "Green City in the Sun.[...]

    2018-12-10 |


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  • Neighborhoods with more green space may mean less heart disease

    People who live in leafy, green neighborhoods may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and strokes, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In this study, the first of its kind, researchers from the University of Louisville investigated the impact of neighborhood greenspaces on individual-level markers of [...]

    2018-12-09 |


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  • Drug buyers' clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention 'crisis'

    A new generation of drug buyers’ clubs like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic is seeking to combat a “crisis” in preventing new HIV infections by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic. The original buyers’ groups, made famous in the film “Dallas Buyers Club”, were set up in the 1980s to import experimental drugs not approved by U.S. authorities when AIDS treatments were in their infancy and the disease [...]

    2018-12-04 |


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  • UK teenagers turn to mobile apps to help with mental ill health

    Tens of thousands of young people in Britain who are struggling with their mental health are seeking help online for problems such as anxiety, self-harm and depression. Soaring numbers of under-18s are turning to apps, online counselling and “mood diaries” to help them manage and recover from conditions that have left them feeling low, isolated and, in some cases, suicidal. A generation of young people are attracted by being able to receive fast [...]

    2018-11-28 |


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  • Air pollution cuts two years off global average lifespan, says study

    Air pollution cuts the average lifespan of people around the globe by almost two years, analysis shows, making it the single greatest threat to human health. The research looked at the particulate pollution produced by the burning of fossil fuels by vehicles and industry. It found that in many parts of the worst-affected nations – India and China – lifespans were being shortened by six years. The work combined research on the reduced lifespans [...]

    2018-11-25 |


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