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Make emergency contraception available in stores

Make emergency contraception available in stores

Breaking News, Health, Medical, NHS
A report has been released advising Government to sell the morning-after pill and abortion pills in health retailers without consultation The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has stated in their 'Better for women' report that access to emergency contraceptive pills and abortion pills is currently too difficult for women in England. The report asked for easy access to reliable information on women’s health and to contraception, abortion and fertility services. The RCOG highlighted that if current system remained unchanged, the rate of unplanned pregnancies, abortions and poor parent experiences will not decrease. "Pregnancy should occur if and when women want to be pregnant," the report further stated. The Department of Health and Social Care released a r
Questions raised following death of two-year-old Amora Afobe.

Questions raised following death of two-year-old Amora Afobe.

Breaking News, Health, Medical, Sport, Sports, tragedy
An Article by Benedict Steininger. Amora Afobe, two-year-old daughter of football star Benik afobe passed away surrounded by her family, following a series of complications and an “unexpected infection” on Friday. Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe released a statement, describing that both him and his family are left “devastated and heartbroken”, resulting the recent death of daughter Amora. Following an infection encountered on Friday, both parents brought Amora to a nearby hospital. The toddler past away after serious complications faced. Although the statement explains, that the doctors tried absolutely everything to save Amora’s life, her death still raises questions of the nature of complications and infection. How serious can infections be in today’s world for tod
Two cannabis-based drugs approved by NHS – is this decision satisfactory for Britons?

Two cannabis-based drugs approved by NHS – is this decision satisfactory for Britons?

Health
The National Health Service (NHS) approved two cannabis-based drugs for treating epilepsy, specifically children with epilepsy. Now doctors can prescribe medicines called Epidyolex and Sativex to patients with childhood epilepsy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=togxqM2qM_8&app=desktop On 11 November 2019 BBC published an article revealing the approval of cannabis-based drugs by NHS. Although Epidyolex was approved by the European Union in September 2019, NHS has not approved the use of cannabis-based medicines due to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. British citizens had mixed views on the approval of medicines that have cannabis, but none of the responses were negative. One person said: “If that works, I don’t have
Young Londoners are ready to have cannabis legalised

Young Londoners are ready to have cannabis legalised

Breaking News, Health
The NHS’ recently approved the prescription of cannabis-based products for medicinal use and have young Londoners full support. While cannabis is considered illegal for recreational use in the UK, doctors have found that two cannabis-based products have been proven effective in treating severe epilepsy in children, multiple sclerosis and to relieving sickness in patients with cancer After interviewing Londoners, ages 18-35, in Shoreditch, it’s apparent that they not only agree with the NHS and the decision to introduce cannabis-based products, they’re open to other potential medicinal uses. Given that cannabis is legal for recreational use in 22 European countries, many Londoners are more than ready for the UK to be next and are confident that the result will be a positive one. 
Children’s use of medicinal cannabis sparks debate among Londoners

Children’s use of medicinal cannabis sparks debate among Londoners

Breaking News, Health, London, Medical, NHS, youth
Londoners have been speaking out on the NHS’s decision to approve two new cannabis-based medicines to treat children with diseases like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS).  Our reporter, Veronica-Sofia Nitu, interviewed people in residential London to find out what they thought of the NHS’s decision. Many differentiated between medicinal cannabis and recreational cannabis, and opinions were divided. Some stressed the need for the treatment to be truly needed, proven to help and regulated by appropriate authorities.  “I think if it helps, and they have proof that it helps, then they should [use medicinal cannabis to treat children],” said one mother outside the Portman Nursery School in Marylebone.  One man who believes cannabis is usually prescribed irresponsibly said m
Explained: Drinking Latin America’s magical beverage mate

Explained: Drinking Latin America’s magical beverage mate

Food, Health
What has the power of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the appeal of chocolate? With 24 vitamins and minerals, along with 15 amino acids and antioxidants, it is difficult to find another plant anywhere in the world that can equal the nutritional value of mate. And whilst there are five other common legal stimulants in the world : coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, and guarana, mate comes out on top as one of the most balanced and nourishing. Also known as 'chimarrao' or 'cimarron', mate is drunk socially in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Southern Chile and Southern Brazil. Watch my video to see how you drink this magical beverage...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pch2MoFEadM&feature=youtu.be
Period poverty: what is it and what’s being done about it?

Period poverty: what is it and what’s being done about it?

Data Journalism, Gender, Health
On the most basic level, period poverty is something experienced by women or girls who, due to financial limitations, cannot access sanitary products for their periods. While many take for granted the ability to purchase these products, many around the world put their lives on hold during menstruation or are forced to use other, sometimes unhygienic methods. Many see this as an issue affecting impoverished nations, however, this affects women across the UK as well. According to Plan International UK, 1 in 10 girls in the UK can't afford to buy sanitary products, and over 137,700 children have missed school in the UK because of this issue. Women at risk The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) most recent report on Persistent Poverty in the UK and EU, stated that 7.3 per c
Figures show a link between birth rates and ethnicity

Figures show a link between birth rates and ethnicity

children, Data Journalism, Education, Health, Housing, Medical, NHS, Racism
In contrast with previous studies, the recent figures show that socio-economic factors are more relevant than biological ones   Babies born from Pakistani and Black African parents had the highest infant mortality rates. Meanwhile, those from white mothers and fathers have the lowest in England and Wales, according to 2013 figures provided by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The white community (British and Irish) suffered only 2.6 deaths per 1,000 live births. However, the figure is quite different for other minorities. Pakistani babies had a mortality rate of 6.7, Black Caribbean of 6.6, and Black African of 6.3. These ethnic groups showed the most worrying probabilities of babies’ survival. The figures displayed a scary face of how inequality works even in t

Panic attack: a practical guide for getting through and understand it

Experience, Health, Medical, NHS, Science, Uncategorized
A recent psychiatric investigation made by Giovanni Mansueto and Fiammetta Consci revealed interesting information about panic disorder. But what is it? Is the same as a panic attack? Carol, 25 from London, told Westminster World about her experiences, but she preferred to not show her face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfV5FZ0HmIE&t=2s  
OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

Breaking News, brexit, children, Data Journalism, Food, Health, Obesity, Uncategorized
There are almost 4 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom, according to the last figures released by NHS Digital and Diabetes UK. Even though medical techniques are improving, the number of diabetes cases is strongly increasing. Diabetes UK predicted in its reports that if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes by 2025. The last statistics include men and women who are over 17 years old and have type 1 or 2 diabetes. England is the area with the biggest percentage of people suffering from this disease among the UK, in this country the number has increased by almost one million in just 7 years. Even though type 2 diabetes is the most frequent in adults, a great percentage of children seem to suffer from type 1 diab...