General Interest

How The Modern World Was Shaped By Epidemics 500 Years Ago

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    By Matthew Ward in The Conversation.   The coronavirus pandemic has been compared with many previous contagions, including the great plague and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. However, there has been little consideration of probably the most significant historical episode of disease. The modern world as we know it would not have existed without the epidemics that […]

DWP Silent As It Stops Answering Questions From Disability News Service

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has stopped answering questions from Disability News Service (DNS), and is refusing to explain why it has taken the “totally unacceptable” step. Since early July, DWP’s press office has failed to provide a meaningful response to questions submitted by […]

Stick With It…….

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    STICK WITH IT….. In life we like to fit right in To mix in with the crowd Not to shout, not stand out Not to be too loud But sometimes things just come along That force us into change I’m talking Chronic Illness Making life so strange When M.E. hits, it hits you […]

Celtic Great Davie Provan On Struggling To Cope When ME Ended His Career At 29

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  By Aidan Smith in the Scotsman. Some good things have come out of Covid. Bluer skies, clearer waters, families round the dinner table, a deeper appreciation of the NHS and also schoolteachers. Doubtless you’ll be able to think of 
others and today Davie Provan nominates one that’s close to his heart. “There’s a whole lot more […]

Here’s What A Hygiene Expert Wants You To Know About Hand Sanitiser

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  By Natasha Hinde in HUFFPOST.   Hand sanitiser can kill coronavirus, but its overall effectiveness very much depends on the type you use. Homes, businesses and schools across the UK are potentially using hand sanitisers that can take up to two minutes to kill the virus, as opposed to the standard 20-30 seconds – and could […]

Parks And Green Spaces Are Important For Our Mental Health – But We Need To Make Sure That Everyone Can Benefit

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    By Wendy Masterson, Hannah Carver and Tessa Parkes in The Conversation.   How does walking through a forest make you feel? Peaceful? Blissful? Reflective? For many people, lockdown brought a new appreciation of nature and what it means for our well-being. The health benefits of immersing ourselves in “greenspace” are now widely accepted. […]

York Central infrastructure Funding Confirmed

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From gov.uk.   Homes England and Network Rail will be investing £77 million to ensure that York’s new city centre quarter development goes ahead, following confirmation of the route for the funding to the project from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The announcement has been welcomed as a clear signal of the […]

York Disability Rights Forum

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From The Yorkshire Times.   As an active campaigner for the York ME Community I’m pleased to be involved with the newly launched York Disability Rights Forum. The work to raise awareness of ME is challenging and over the years the Community has had many successes, including getting support for achieving our aims from local […]

Blackpool Illuminations To Pay Tribute To The Corona Heroes

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  By Graham Clark in The Yorkshire Times.   Blackpool’s 2020 Illuminations will feature a special tribute to the heroes of COVID-19 with a dazzling display of hearts and rainbows along the famous Golden Mile. The section, which will also feature the faces of 50 nominated “Corona Heroes”, pays homage to the extraordinary efforts of […]

Leaving Frailty Behind – A Conversation With Laura Hillenbrand

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  From Stanford Medicine.   She is an author of extraordinary success. Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit and Unbroken are literary phenomenons: Together, there are more than 13 million copies in print, and both have been made into blockbuster motion pictures. Seabiscuit, published in 2001, tells the story of a racehorse that captured America’s heart during the Great Depression. Unbroken, published in 2010, […]

The Last Post

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The Last Post We hear a haunting, sad lament We hear the bugle sound The Last Post by a graveside A hero committed to the ground It honours the lost and fallen All across the land It shows we will remember Silent mourners will make this stand In times gone by, the bugle cry Helped […]

Coronavirus: Disabled People Face Discrimination From COVID Traffic Schemes

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Councils and other public bodies across England are failing to consult disabled people before approving “discriminatory” measures designed to aid social distancing and encourage cyclists and pedestrians, say campaigners. They have warned that public bodies are ignoring their duties under the Equality Act, and are making […]

Bedbound Midlands Singer Releases Debut Album – And Is Forward Of Taylor Swift In Chart

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  By  Ryan Holmes in Matza Review. A singer who has ME has launched her debut album, after spending two years recording it whereas bedbound, with it presently quantity two within the Amazon Best Sellers chart forward of Taylor Swift. Kara Jane Spencer, 29, from Shirebrook, Derbs., was recognized with the debilitating situation when she was simply […]

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League

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The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League   The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,00 people in the UK, and 800 to 1,000 people of all ages in the York area alone. Companies enjoyed […]

York ‘No One Expected This’: York At Crossroads As Coronavirus Takes Toll

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  By Josh Halliday in The Guardian. For a city that has been at the heart of major national events for 17 centuries, beloved both by medieval kings and warring Romans, York has seen its fortunes rise and fall over the years. But new questions about the future of the former Viking capital of England […]

News From York Carers Centre

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Accessing carer groups from home  You can now access our carer support groups and activities online as we continue to work within government guidance, and explore ways we can offer our face to face groups in the future. If you’d like to take part in any of our groups/activities, and would like help setting up […]

My Diary And ME

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My Diary And ME Busy days, life’s ablaze Diary’s full to the brim So much that I want to do But can’t fit everything in Hectic sport and social life Days out with daughter and wife Coaching football, archery session Being taught a badminton lesson Then an entry when not feeling good Turned down invitation, […]

Coconut Oil Production Threatens Five Times More Species Than Palm Oil – New Findings

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  By Erik Meijaard in The Conversation.   Born in the Netherlands and brought up in Germany, it wasn’t until I was 21 that I met my first coconut. It was on a beach in Thailand where I ended up during a one-year sojourn away from home, trying to grow up. With nothing better to do, […]

Does Vitamin D Ward Off Coronavirus ? Don’t Reach For The Supplements Yet

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  By David C Gaze in The Conversation.   It has been suggested that taking vitamin D may protect people from getting COVID-19. But should we be using supplements to ward off the virus? We need to separate fact from fiction. Vitamin D is essential for maintaining overall health, especially for bones, teeth and muscle. It regulates the […]

The Salford Pals

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    1 July being the anniversary of The Battle of The Somme…..   THE SALFORD PALS Waiting for the whistle blast In a war they said would never last The counting down from ten begun Nervous feet on the bottom rung From the bowels of their dirty trench Leaving safety, leaving stench Thiepval Wood […]

Nine Dog Breeds At Higher Risk Of Heatstroke – And What You Can Do To Prevent It

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By Emily J Hall, Anne Carter and Dan O’Neill in The Conversation. As temperatures begin to warm up, it might be tempting to take your dog for a long walk or run to soak up the weather while it lasts. But it’s important to exercise caution, as dogs can easily develop heatstroke in hot temperatures. […]

Healthier Food Can Contain More Contaminants – But There’s A Simple Way To Stay Safe

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  By Ruth Fairchild in The Conversation.   A recent study found that brown and organic rice sold in the UK tends to contain significantly more arsenic than white inorganic varieties that are often considered less healthy. Arsenic is found in many foods but can be especially concentrated in rice, particularly in the husk, which is removed to […]

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