‘The environmental crisis is also a crisis of hope’
Climate change is an urgent, global-scaled problem and it’s essential to talk about the climate emergency in many specific contexts. For example, the Canadian Mental Health Association labels the climate emergency a mental health emergency.
These Foods Have Natural Chemopreventive Properties
The greatest ally against chronic disease may be found in your everyday diet, from fresh, raw fruits and vegetables to popular beverages such as coffee and green tea.
Food brands challenge deforestation rules in UK environment bill
Trade associations representing leading food suppliers have questioned the need for new regulations to protect forests overseas, which will come before parliament in the environment bill on Wednesday.
Four-day working week would slash UK carbon footprint, report says
The introduction of a four-day working week with no loss of pay would dramatically reduce the UK’s carbon footprint and help the country meet its binding climate targets, according to a report.
‘Cataclysmic day’ for oil companies sparks climate hope
A “cataclysmic day” for three major oil companies in which investors rebelled over climate fears and a court ordered fossil fuel emissions to be slashed has sparked hope among campaigners, investors, lawyers and academics who said the historic decisions marked a turning point in efforts to tackle the climate crisis.
Seaspiracy: Is the fishing industry killing our oceans?
Is it possible to eat seafood sustainably? This is the question at the heart of Seaspiracy, the new Netflix documentary about commercial fishing that has dominated headlines, sparked debate and stirred up controversy.
WHO and UNICEF launch new tools for the promotion of adolescent mental health
The Helping Adolescents Thrive Toolkit, launched today, provides programmatic guidance for people working in the health, social services, education and justice sectors on how to implement strategies for adolescent mental health promotion and protection.
Meditative practice and spiritual wellbeing may preserve cognitive function in ageing
It is projected that up to 152 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) by 2050. To date there are no drugs that have a substantial positive impact on either the prevention or reversal of cognitive decline.
Can Ayurveda Treatment Help with Lipomas?
Ayurveda - an ancient Indian form of holistic medicine — offers several suggestions for dealing with lipomas. We’ll discuss whether these techniques are safe and their potential effectiveness.
The TED Talks | Farming and Climate Change: Measuring Success
The Sustainable Food Trust launched their coalition for the Global Farm Metric project with TEDx Countdown. The event hosted a range of inspiring thinkers in the food and farming industry, from leading retailers to local dairy farmers, and has accelerated international support for our global and harmonised measure of on-farm sustainability.
Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack
Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress - such as depression or anxiety - after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experiencing only mild distress, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Why Nature is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
During long months of the pandemic, millions of us turned to nature. Our research on the mental health impacts of the pandemic showed going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies and 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental health.