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Friday Thrive – #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2022

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, ZPB have created a special edition of our typical Friday Five… Friday Thrive. We interviewed five members of our team to find out the things they like to do to improve their mental health and combat feelings of loneliness. Loneliness is the official theme of Mental Health Awareness…

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Pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, hospitals urged to use retired staff, food apps and online gaming driving obesity and Sajid Javid in crisis talks over HRT shortages – this week’s Friday Five

WHO reveal world’s true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million The Covid pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, the World Health Organization estimates.That is 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years. The WHO believes many countries undercounted the numbers who died from Covid – only 5.4…

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Covid care home discharge policy ruled unlawful, e-scooter incidents rise and NHS trust warned after 115 unexpected deaths – this week’s Friday Five

Covid care home discharge policy was unlawful, says court The government’s policy towards care homes in England at the start of the Covid pandemic has been ruled illegal, in a significant blow to ministers’ claim to have thrown a “protective ring” around the vulnerable residents. The high court said the policy not to isolate people discharged…

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Bacteria linked to aggressive prostate cancer, unexplained hepatitis cases in children, new hope for multiple sclerosis sufferers and how a trip to the supermarket could save your life – this week’s Friday Five

Bacteria linked to aggressive prostate cancer In research led by the University of East Anglia, genetic analysis of urine and prostate tissue of over 600 men revealed 5 species of bacteria linked to progression of the disease. Whilst these bacteria species have been linked to the disease, it has not been confirmed that they are…