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Covid-19 is NOT “the great equaliser”

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Amidst the crisis of Covid-19, the world’s efforts to flatten the curve and combat this pandemic has shown unity among nations proving that, down to its core, the virus that is claiming lives knows no borders. Novel coronavirus does not discriminate. The rich, the powerful – both people and nations are vulnerable. This sudden vulnerability …

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Potential Change to the Law Surrounding Abortion in Northern Ireland

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A Bill aiming to amend the law in Northern Ireland to prevent abortions in cases of non-fatal disabilities has been back by the majority of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The Severe Fetal Impairment Bill passed its second stage by 48 votes to 12. It is important to state, there still would be no …

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to dismiss criminal charges

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to dismiss criminal charges. A federal judge has denied requests to dismiss the criminal charges filed against Holmes and former top executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani in connection with their blood-testing start-up. Holmes went to trial on March 9th, facing charges that she and Balwani defrauded investors and deceived patients …

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Is Blood Donation Finally Entering The 21st Century?

Blood donations and transfusions save and improve thousands of lives every year. The donation criterion is expanding hopefully allowing more volunteers to donate blood. Currently, around an estimated 825,000 to 900,000 people donate blood each year. On 14 December 2020, Matt Hancock announced that there would be changes surrounding the donation of blood by men …

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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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