Overwhelmed by the arrival of their new baby, well-to-do lesbian couple Maya (Charin Alvarez) and Annie (Lily Mojekwu) rope Bridget in for summer-season childcare, despite the fact that she’s clearly unprepared for parenting – surrogate or otherwise. Will her avowed child-phobia (“You must really like kids”; “I don’t”) prevent her from doing the job? And what will her employers, one of whom is devoutly religious, think of her own decision to have a termination? … [Read more...] about Saint Frances review – wry, tender, taboo-busting drama
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In one instance, an NYPD officer was seen on video shoving a young woman to the ground, resulting in her suffering a concussion, while another filmed incident showed an officer pulling down the mask of a protester before pepper-spraying him in the face. … [Read more...] about New York AG recommends Mayor Bill de Blasio give up sole control over hiring of NYPD commissioner during investigation into policing of protests
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That health professionals and organisations must get better at listening is not a new idea. In recent years, patient groups and service users have played a key role in opening up discussions about health. In the midst of a pandemic and with the government planning a new NHS reorganisation, the families harmed by vaginal mesh or drugs taken in pregnancy years ago may not look like a priority to ministers. But the government and the health system owe it to the women who fought for this review to act on what it has found out. … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on a women’s health scandal: under the skin
Current gaps in the scientific evidence base is readily filled by those with books and classes to sell. Extraordinary claims that breathing techniques can treat serious diseases and improve performance in various ways are based on preliminary findings, small studies and research that shows only associations. The claims on Wim Hof’s website, for example, that his method “is linked to reducing symptoms of” diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease are unsupported by high-quality research. Dolan’s website quotes a US doctor as stating: “Possibly one of the best therapies ever discovered for HIV, other infectious diseases, and most degenerative, or chronic illnesses (including cancer) is oxygen therapy.” … [Read more...] about Are breathing techniques good for your health?