• Fun-guy to Bad-guy: The Looming Threat of Fungal Disease

    Amidst a backdrop of coronavirus (COVID-19) and monkeypox infection, the vulnerability of human health can seem inescapable. But just as UK COVID-19 infections are once again falling, a recently published fungal priority pathogen list (FPPL) warns of the significant threats posed by fungal infection. Impact's Matthew Murray reports....
  • YouTube Demonetises Anti-Vaccine Videos – Too Little Too Late?

    The appearance of adverts next to controversial YouTube videos has once again raised the issue of social media as a propagator of unsafe content. After reviewing where their adverts were being used, big name brands, including Nestle and Kellogg’s, found their adverts being associated with anti-vaccination channels. Needless to...
  • Water bottles: Safety, Reusability, and Sustainable Recommendations

    We all know about the climate crisis. If you have not yet heard, the planet is warming, the animals are dying, and we only have twelve years to prevent a cataclysm. But there are simple changes you can make to have a huge impact on your planet. Water bottles...
  • The Experimental Drug that may Reduce Memory Loss

    It has been reported that a new experimental drug, a derivative of benzodiazepine, may improve memory loss among elderly people. Tests have shown that animals of old age had “better memory skills half an hour after receiving the drug”, which could be taken as a daily pill by those...
  • Lifestyle Health: The Tess Holliday Debate

    After Tess Holliday’s appearance on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in October 2018 sparked controversy, Emma and James discuss both sides of the argument.  James Hurman and Emma-Jane Walker  Featured image courtesy of Cosmopolitan UK Instagram. Follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page for more articles, podcasts and...
  • Why it’s Good to Say No

    As a society we are constantly encouraged to say ‘yes’. Say yes to new opportunities, to challenging ourselves, to pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones. Growing up I hated saying ‘no’ to people, believing that I was letting both them and myself down in some way. This year,...
  • The Perfect Excuse for More Tea This Holiday Season ?

    Tea is seen as the cheapest beverage besides water and has been promoted as a health-helping brew since ancient times. As a tea lover myself, I look for any excuse to squeeze in another cup of tea whenever I can. Recent research may actually mean that the more tea...