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22 March 2018, Liverpool, UK >> see more

David's blog #27

  A hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people – Maya Angelou

We all have our heroes, those who inspire and motivate us. They may be historic or contemporary, known through books, film or via the news. Quite possibly we may have actually met or even worked alongside someone who we view as a hero.

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World News

  • People more likely to binge drink in colder countries, study finds

    Alcohol consumption is higher in colder countries with less sunlight, a new study has found. The research, carried out by the Pittsburgh Liver Research Centre in the US, revealed people living in chillier climates were more likely to binge drink. Britain was named among the countries which showed high levels of heavy drinking and low numbers of sunlight hours. Examining data from 193 countries, evidence showed climate contributed to a higher [...]

    2018-11-21 |


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  • Poverty and ill health: the ugly bedfellows blighting millions of lives

    Deprivation is robbing people of years of good health from their 30s onwards, driving people out of work and reinforcing poverty as they head towards retirement age. A huge new study by the Health Foundation shows the impact, as poverty piles pressure on NHS services. More than 14 million people in England now have more than one health condition: this detailed study of 300,000 people with multiple health conditions reveals that people living in [...]

    2018-11-18 |


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  • Why This Scottish City Is Known as the 'Drug Death Capital of Europe'

    I arrive in Dundee, Scotland the same weekend as the opening of the Victoria and Albert museum, the multi-million dollar centerpiece to the city's ambitious program of arts-led regeneration. There's a buzz in the air—museum fever or the beginning of school for college freshman, it's hard to say—but amid that buzz, there is a tragedy going on in this city. Last year there were 934 drug-related deaths recorded in Scotland, the highest number [...]

    2018-11-13 |


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  • Egypt is building a brand new capital. Brasília highlights the dangers

    Egypt is the latest country to build a new capital city from scratch, with ambitions to move parliament away from Cairo as early as summer 2019. With nearly 24m people living in Greater Metropolitan Cairo, the current Egyptian capital suffers from severe congestion and overcrowding – problems which the government claims the new capital will resolve. Egypt joins more than 30 countries or regional states, which have relocated their seats of power [...]

    2018-11-09 |

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  • How is rising air pollution affecting our brains?

    Breathing in dirty air has been conclusively linked to both heart and lung problems, and the consensus is that pollution is, to say the least, bad for us. Around 7m people die from exposure to fine particles in polluted air every year. These particles enter the lungs and cardiovascular system, causing heart disease, lung cancer, respiratory infections and strokes. But new research has suggested dirty air may also be affecting our brains [...]

    2018-11-04 |


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  • Naloxone: preventing overdose on release from custody

    A free e-learning course is a product of an EU project “My first 48 hours out – comprehensive approaches to pre and post-prison release interventions for drug users in the criminal justice system”. This three-weeks online course, starting November 12, gives participants the opportunity to analyse key aspects of drug-related deaths provision upon release from prison and other custodial settings, learn how to prevent an opiate overdose and explains what to do in the case of witnessing an opiate overdose.

    2018-10-31 |


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