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Keeping your relationship going during lockdown

Couples trying to cope with the coronavirus lockdown should work as a team and make future plans to keep their relationship strong during the crisis, experts have said. Making use […]

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Smoking and COVID-19 warning from Public Health England

If you smoke, you are not only putting yourself at greater risk of developing severe disease from the COVID-19 virus, but those around you exposed to second-hand smoke, including children, […]

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We analysed electricity demand and found coronavirus has turned weekdays into weekends

dcurzon / shutterstock Grant Wilson, University of Birmingham; Noah Godfrey, University of Birmingham; Shivangi Sharma, University of Birmingham, and Tom Bassett, Swansea University The measures to control the spread of […]

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How coronavirus exposes the way we regard ageing and old people

Shutterstock Shir Shimoni, King’s College London The elderly have come to occupy a central place in our news bulletins these days. Headlines were quick to inform the public that the […]

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Improving the lives of people with dementia

An expert in the communication challenges caused by dementia is using her research to inform training practices for carers and families. Professor Alison Wray of Cardiff University has spent a decade studying the social […]

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Panic-working and hyper-productivity … at home

Hyper-productivity is becoming a new workplace phenomenon due to working from home for long periods of time under uncertain conditions. Covid19 is leading people to panic work, says Dr Ali […]

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Dementia Action Week postponed

From the Alzheimer’s Society: Following Government advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), Alzheimer’s Society has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone Dementia Action Week 2020. This is an extremely challenging […]

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Coronavirus: how to deal with a looming lack of life plans

Clare Holdsworth, Keele University Coronavirus has brought about an unprecedented global shutdown. China imposed lockdowns in cities in Wuhan and other cities in the province of Hubei from late January, […]

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Coronavirus: what makes some people act selfishly while others are more responsible?

Many people have failed to understand the importance of social distancing in slowing the spread of the virus. Sky News Domen Bajde, University of Southern Denmark Many were horrified to […]

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Florence Nightingale: a pioneer of hand washing and hygiene for health

Helping the wounded. Shutterstock/Everett Historical Richard Bates, University of Nottingham Florence Nightingale, who was born 200 years ago, is rightly famed for revolutionising nursing. Her approach to caring for wounded […]

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