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Always on’ workers put job before health says report

Always on’ workers put job before health says report

48% of UK employees have gone into work when ill in the last year 40% haven’t taken a single day off sick in last 12 months 28% say bosses pressure them into working through illness   The health of British workers is threatened by an epidemic of ‘presenteeism’ according to a new report, with research […]

Sick of forgetting where you put the car keys?

Sick of forgetting where you put the car keys?

As we age it seems natural that our memory starts to get a little foggy at times. Something as simple as where the house keys are or more serious such as the cheque book can result in a furious search of the house and endless frustration. For some this may signal the onset of Alzheimers […]

Can fear be mistaken for attraction?

Can fear be mistaken for attraction?

  Although this question can seem startling and totally improbable at first, it is actually true. People can misattribute their feelings of fear for sexual arousal or even love (‘love’ here being a lose generic definition). It seems easy to say ‘I feel fear’ or ‘I feel attracted to this person’, and we may have […]

How Autism and Specific Language Impairment can affect families

How Autism and Specific Language Impairment can affect families

Researchers have found a new link to explain why autism and specific language impairment can both affect members of the same family. This genetic link can show why only one member of a family may develop autism and another member suffers from the less severe specific language impairment (SLI). SLI is in itself a confusing […]

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Why going cold turkey isn’t such a great idea

Why going cold turkey isn’t such a great idea

Whether a hard drug user, addict, a self-medicator or a taker of prescription drugs, quitting drug use completely and going cold turkey can actually cause a decline in mental health – even if you are successful in breaking the addiction. Going cold turkey – abruptly stopping a habit rather than gradually being weaned off it […]

Bacteria Power ‘Bio-Battery’ Breakthrough

Bacteria Power ‘Bio-Battery’ Breakthrough

Look what we read yesterday in the BBC News!!!! Bacteria could soon be acting as microscopic “bio-batteries” thanks to a joint UK-US research effort. The team of scientists has laid bare the power-generating mechanism used by well-known marine bacteria. Before now it was not clear whether the bacteria generated an electrical charge themselves or used […]