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It’s Not a Luxury, it’s a Necessity: Why All Sanitary Products Should be Free

The Issue: ‘Period poverty’ is an issue that requires more attention. Due to the taboo surrounding it, it can often be overlooked despite the harmful impact it has on females in the UK and globally. Period poverty is essentially the inability for a female to have access to sanitary products and/or have knowledge regarding menstruation due …

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Is Smiling the Key to Increasing Happiness?

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A ground-breaking study has revealed that the action of moving the facial muscles to smile tricks the mind into contentment: ‘the happiness formula’. Moving the facial muscles triggers the amygdala, which generates positive emotions. This study is important, considering that on average adults only smile 20 times per day, in comparison to children who smile …

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The “Good Death” to be Legalised in Spain

In Greek, the term Euthanasia translate into “good death”, as the practise is designed to prevent the sick and ill from pain and suffering.  At the moment, euthanasia is not a very common practise. Even if legal, it ranges from heavy sedation until death in France to Switzerland where a diagnosis is not required in …

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Depersonalisation – The Enigma of Contemporary Mental Health

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All current perspectives of mental health disorders are mainly based on the perspective of a depletion in cognitive function or perhaps an imbalance in brain chemistry. What can be worrying is when medical and mental health professionals have no answer to a disorder that provides more queries than solutions. The infamous depersonalisation. Imaging waking from …

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Snapshot: World Food Programme won Nobel Peace Prize 2020

On October 9th, the World Food Programme (WFP) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its “efforts to combat world hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”  With …

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The Link Between Child Health and Education

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More children around the world – including in the UK – are becoming malnourished because they don’t have access to basic human necessities such as food. This affects their education because children who are hungry cannot concentrate, thus, they cannot learn. In 2017, the UN estimated that approximately 600 million children around the world are …

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#NoCongoNoPhone: Tech’s reliance on cobalt

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In a progressively health conscious society, we are more inclined to scrutinise the ingredients in our food than the components that make up our tech products. Probably because your phone won’t cause you to suffer an allergic reaction – but, what if I told you someone may have suffered to get you your phone? The …

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