• Looking After Your Mental Health During Isolation 

    On March 11 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19, aka coronavirus, a pandemic. In order to reduce the spread of the virus, the government has ordered social isolation, and here at the University of Nottingham, and many other universities across the country, learning has been moved online. Many...
  • What COVID-19 Actually Does to the Body, and How Lethal It Can Be 

    From worried parents to curious schoolchildren, it’s not just the researchers that want to know what exactly coronavirus does to the body.  It may not come as a surprise that over £20 million has been allocated for research on coronavirus.   “This means that the cells stop their regular functions and start to...
  • The Surprising Health Benefits of Meditation 

    For centuries, meditation has served as a common way for people to clear away their stress and anxieties. Getting into a comfortable position, controlling our breathing, and allowing the rhythm of stillness to wash over us like an ocean wave are all steps we’ve taken, as a species, in our pursuit of peace.  Interestingly, though, no one really knows where the practice of meditation originates from – or even when it...
  • Why are Gen-Z the Least Confident Generation Yet?

    Amber investigates the reasons behind Gen Z's ever-increasing anxieties compared to other demographics. However, evidence suggests they're increasingly becoming the voice of change......
  • Herd Immunity: The Past and Present 

    Many people have heard of Darwin’s Theory of Survival of the fittest; only those who are the best adapted for their environment and able to adapt to change survive and pass on their genes to future generations. Herd immunity is an idea which follows a similar concept. However, in this case, it is a way...
  • Second Person HIV Free! 

    The second ever case of cured human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) happened to 40-year-old Londoner Adam Castillejo, who has been 30 months HIV free since the beginning of March 2020. HIV was the last widespread global pandemic since coronavirus, beginning in 1981, infecting 75 million and killing 32 million.  HIV is a virus spreading through...
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 2-8th March

    Vibeke shares some information and advice from registered health nurse and Clinical Officer at First Steps, Amy Hudson, about the misconceptions surrounding eating disorders. ...