Overwhelmed by covid-19 anxiety? Some practical ideas to try

Overwhelmed by covid-19 anxiety? Some practical ideas to try

As a health nerd, I could immerse myself in Covid-19 all day. But as we all now know, this isn’t helpful if it triggers too much anxiety, even if some anxiety is to be expected these days. So I might be pushing my luck hoping you’ll read this.  However, it...

Ten ways to support your immune system

Ten ways to support your immune system

One of the difficult things about the coronavirus outbreak is the feeling of inevitability of its spread and that there’s nothing we can do about it. We’re not used to such lack of control and it's alarming. The good news is that there’s plenty you can do in addition...

Kindness at work: not always a piece of cake

Kindness at work: not always a piece of cake

This blog was commissioned by The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network and first appeared on their website on 16th February 2020. Read the full blog here: https://scpnblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/kindness-at-work-not-always-a-piece-of-cake/#more-4603

News on inflammation and depression… and what we can do right now

News on inflammation and depression… and what we can do right now

This blog starts with a grumble, but ends with uplifting, do-able suggestions. The Times' lead story yesterday was new research which suggested the possibility of painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen being effective for treating depression (1). It's well-established...

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