Covid-19 study interim findings published

The interim findings from the eighth report of REACT, one of the country’s largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England, have been published today by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI. Over 142,900 volunteers were tested in England from 6 to 15 January to examine the levels of infection in the […]

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Why you should consider adding classical music to your exercise playlist

Shutterstock/Soloviova Liudmyla Costas Karageorghis, Brunel University London; Dawn Rose, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and Elias Mouchlianitis, Brunel University London For many people, an essential part of any exercise regime is the music that accompanies it. Whether you’re a runner, a rower or a bodybuilder, there’s a good […]

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New phase for vaccine rollout

From the government: Millions of people aged 70 and over and those clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 will be invited to get their vaccinations from today (Monday 18 January) as the NHS begins roll out of the vaccines to the next 2 priority groups. The NHS has so far been […]

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Urgent review of free school meals requested of PM

In light of recent developments on current food provision for Free School Meal pupils during Covid-19 school closure, a letter signed by Marcus Rashford MBE, Jamie Oliver, Dame Emma Thompson, Tom Kerridge, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and over 40 NGOs, Charities and Education Leaders has was sent yesterday to Prime Minister […]

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This is why you can’t stop watching ‘bad’ TV

StunningArt/Shutterstock John Ellis, Royal Holloway TV viewing has become more important during the pandemic, but a sense of shame still lingers around it. Even TV scholars still use the term “guilty pleasures” to describe their enjoyment of reality TV or series which attract some of the biggest viewing audiences, such […]

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Are sleep trackers accurate? Here’s what researchers currently know

Sleep trackers use an algorithm to estimate how much time you spent asleep based on body movements. Andrey_Popov/ Shutterstock Matthew Reid, University of Oxford An estimated one in three people report regular sleep complaints. So it’s hardly surprising people are more concerned than ever about getting enough sleep. This blossoming […]

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