Ban ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ electric shock therapy for depression, patients plead

Ministers are facing calls to order an inquiry into a ‘primitive’ treatment for depression that involves passing electric currents through the brain. Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) has been used for almost a century to treat an array of psychiatric disorders including mania, catatonia and schizophrenia. But critics say evidence supporting its use is poor, while its … Read more Ban ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ electric shock therapy for depression, patients plead

Brazil’s president says his country ‘saved lives and jobs’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro claims panic and depression caused by lockdown is worse than the virus itself and boasts his approach ‘saved lives’ even as cases and deaths spiral making the country the worst hit by COVID 19 after the US Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his nation did a better job than any across … Read more Brazil’s president says his country ‘saved lives and jobs’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Storm Edouard will bring almost a MONTH’S worth of rainfall to parts of England and Wales

Storm Edouard will bring almost a MONTH’s worth of rainfall to parts of England and Wales over the next two days Almost a month’s worth of rainfall is expected over the next two days in parts of England and Wales The Atlantic jet stream is currently over Britain, bringing low pressure accompanied by spells of … Read more Storm Edouard will bring almost a MONTH’S worth of rainfall to parts of England and Wales

Baboons cradle their babies in their left arms just like humans do

Monkeys, just like humans, prefer to cradle their babies in their left arm and not their right, scientists have discovered.  It is believed this preference evolved because the child is closest to the mother’s left eye, which is controlled by the brain’s emotion-processing right hemisphere.  This half of the brain, in both monkeys and humans, … Read more Baboons cradle their babies in their left arms just like humans do

HEALTH NOTES: Thousands of children miss out on jabs because their mothers have mental health issues

HEALTH NOTES: Thousands of children miss out on jabs because their mothers ‘have mental health problems’ By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:00 BST, 4 July 2020 | Updated: 22:00 BST, 4 July 2020 At least 5,000 children in the UK miss out on potentially lifesaving vaccines every year because their mothers have mental health … Read more HEALTH NOTES: Thousands of children miss out on jabs because their mothers have mental health issues

ESA releases stunning fly over video of Korolev crater covered in a thick layer of water ice 

Take a trip to Mars! ESA releases stunning fly over video from the Mars Express of the Korolev crater – which is 51 miles across and covered in a thick layer of water ice Mars is home to the Korolev crater, which is a frozen depression in the north The depression is about 51 miles … Read more ESA releases stunning fly over video of Korolev crater covered in a thick layer of water ice 

ESA releases stunning fly over video of Korolev crater covered in a thick layer of water ice 

Take a trip to Mars! ESA releases stunning fly over video of Korolev crater that is 51 miles across and covered in a thick layer of water ice Mars is home to the Korolev crater, which is a frozen depression in the north The depression is about 51 miles across and more than one mile … Read more ESA releases stunning fly over video of Korolev crater covered in a thick layer of water ice 

Depression, loneliness and anxiety soars among BAME people during Covid-19 lockdown

BAME individuals are more likely than white people to suffer depression, loneliness and anxiety during Covid-19 lockdown, study finds 17 per cent of white people report being often lonely during lockdown This figure rises to around 23 per cent amongst those from BAME backgrounds  BAME people have also reported lower levels of happiness and life … Read more Depression, loneliness and anxiety soars among BAME people during Covid-19 lockdown

Boris Johnson vows Roosevelt-style ‘New Deal’ to avert Great Depression

Boris Johnson’s list of big ticket projects  Confirmation of a £12billion scheme for 150,000 affordable homes over the next eight years, including a pilot for 1,500 that will be offered to first-time buyers at a 30 per cent discount; An extra £1.5billion for hospital maintenance this year, enabling the scrapping of mental health dormitories, improving … Read more Boris Johnson vows Roosevelt-style ‘New Deal’ to avert Great Depression

Boris Johnson vows Roosevelt-style ‘New Deal’ to avert Great Depression

Boris Johnson’s list of big ticket projects  Confirmation of a £12billion scheme for 150,000 affordable homes over the next eight years, including a pilot for 1,500 that will be offered to first-time buyers at a 30 per cent discount; An extra £1.5billion for hospital maintenance this year, enabling the scrapping of mental health dormitories, improving … Read more Boris Johnson vows Roosevelt-style ‘New Deal’ to avert Great Depression