Mental health breakthrough: the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics
Psychedelics have been used in religious ceremonies, spiritual rituals, and healing modalities for centuries. Today, they’re finally earning much-deserved attention as a complementary treatment to help ease mental health conditions and improve overall well-being.
Doomscrolling linked to poor physical and mental health, study finds
The tendency to be glued to bad news can spark a ‘vicious cycle’ that interferes with our lives, researcher says
Four health-conscious cities putting pedestrians first
When the initial wave of Covid prevented indoor gatherings in most countries around the world, many cities responded by quickly reimagining what life could look like outside.
The big idea: should we drop the distinction between mental and physical health?
In practice, physical diseases are treated by physicians working for medical services, and mental illnesses are treated by psychiatrists or psychologists working for separately organised mental health services.
Recommended blood sugar levels to avoid diabetes-related damage
The levels of long-term blood sugar, HbA1c, can be used to accurately determine the risk of a person with type 1 diabetes developing eye- and kidney complications. A study has shown that this level should be lower than 53 mmol/mol (7%). The study has followed individuals for more than 30 years after the onset of type 1 diabetes.
Step on it! Walking is good for health but walking faster is even better, study finds
Walking briskly is beneficial for all health outcomes including dementia, heart disease, cancer and death
How to remove cortisol from the body naturally
When a person is stressed, their adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol. In short bursts, this can help people adapt to stressful events or danger. Over long periods, though, high cortisol can be harmful.
Is Lifestyle Medicine the only way to save the NHS?
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee's interview on BBC One previewing the second series of the health documentary, Doctor in the House. My discussion on how medicine needs to evolve to become more relevant for the era of chronic, lifestyle driven problems.
Young people on the land: Views on creating a future in farming, growing and agroforestry
A new generation of young farmers, growers and landworkers are coming into agriculture, motivated by a need to do something meaningful in the face of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss.
Share 10 youth climate activists who are finding novel ways to take action
In last year’s Children’s Climate Risk Index, global children’s rights organisation UNICEF reported that one billion children (almost half of all the world’s children) live in countries that are at extremely high risk from the worst impacts of climate change.
Ultra-processed food is everywhere – the health risks go deeper than we realized
In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50 percent or more of calories consumed. This is concerning, given that these foods have been linked to a number of different health conditions, including a greater risk of obesity and various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia.
Your solar and biodiversity questions answered
Our mission is to end fossil fuels – and we’re tackling it through lots of different methods. We’ve been inviting your questions, and have had lots of emails asking about our approach to solar power as well as the impact of our green energy parks on biodiversity.