• For Better Or Worse? The Government’s Fight Against Obesity

    The government has introduced its new ‘Better Health’ policy which plans to focus on improving the physical health of people in the face of increasing obesity. The policy includes ending fast food advertising on TV, enabling doctors to prescribe cycling, and the inclusion of calories on the menus of...
  • 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...
  • Met Gala 2019: The Best Dressed

    Monday night saw what many consider the best night in fashion: the annual Met Gala. Hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, the event aims to raise money for New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This year’s theme was titled “Camp: Notes on Fashion”,...