Along with the future of the Britons Protection – which counts Guy Garvey, the lead singer of the band Elbow, as a regular – West worries for the local microbreweries that supply much of its beer, asking “if the pubs all shut down, as a society, is everyone drinking at home?” … [Read more...] about Landmark Manchester pub says 2-metre rule to reopen ‘doesn’t work’
However, no figure for the total number of people tested was provided – and hasn’t been for a week – which experts said makes it impossible to judge whether an adequate regime is in place to support the newly launched test-and-trace system. … [Read more...] about ‘Something to hide’: government accused over Covid-19 tests
That is why the jury is still out on whether the pill causes depression and anxiety, even though these issues are some of the top reasons women cite when quitting. It’s also why the pill’s widely known negative effect on libido tends to be laughed off, even though women have reported experiencing diminished sexual interest, lowered sexual arousal, less desire to initiate sex, increased pain during sex, and decreased sexual enjoyment including fewer and lower intensity orgasms. We rarely hear how the hormones that drive our libido also impact other drives like ambition, motivation, and creativity. … [Read more...] about Women on the pill have more to worry about than fancying their partner
It remains to be seen whether the UK government endorses this as an official recommendation, but a recent study across Barts NHS Trust hospitals in London has illustrated how regular testing and social distancing combined with use of facial protection – in this case PPE – can prevent asymptomatic spread of the virus. Researchers James Moon and Charlotte Manisty said they found that the rate of asymptomatic infection among hospital staff fell from 7% to 1% between the end of March and early May. … [Read more...] about Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?
Despite their unorthodox approach to the curriculum and exam system, England's education secretary Michael Gove has spoken warmly about Steiner schools. In opposition, Gove visited the Meadow School in Bruton, Somerset, a private Steiner school, and declared that "whilst the education is based on alternative principles, [the children] also end up with an impressive record of literacy and numeracy". The free schools policy would enable schools like the Meadow to acquire state funding while preserving their educational beliefs, Gove indicated. … [Read more...] about A different class: the expansion of Steiner schools