Health & Wellbeing

  • Ten schools given key mental health funds — thanks to the Standard

    A London school in a deprived, crime-affected area said it had seen a near doubling of safeguarding referrals in the wake of the pandemic — and that staff could not give their pupils the mental health support they needed without the backing of our Young London SOS campaign. “But like many schools in London, we have challenging social factors to contend with, including concerns around knife crime and gang affiliation that thankfully we have kept at bay beyond the school gates.” Mr Raymond’s school is one of 10 to receive funding from our Young London SOS appeal, launched in January to heighten public awareness of mental health problems and which has raised almost £250,000 from Standard readers and corporate donors to deploy the counselling services of our campaign partner Place2Be.

  • Skin patch could detect warning signs of heart attacks and strokes

    'Just stick it on the skin, then read the signals.'

  • Malnutrition worsens coronavirus outcomes, study suggests

    A healthy diet is known to strengthen the immune system.

  • Republican bid to limit health officials could cause ‘preventable tragedies’ – experts

    Republican bid to limit health officials could cause ‘preventable tragedies’ – experts. At least nine states have considered ‘emergency power limitation’ legislation proposed by conservative organization Alec

  • Covid cases could start rising ‘exponentially’ within weeks, health expert warns

    Covid cases could see an “exponential growth” in the next few weeks, a health expert has said. The Department of Health recorded a 17.8 per cent drop in cases compared to last Thursday with daily infection numbers down for the first time in two months. Also the week-on-week percentage increase in cases has fallen from a peak of 43 per cent last Sunday to just 24 per cent today.

  • Morrison held press conferences at the Lodge despite health advice visitors should be vaccinated

    Morrison held press conferences at the Lodge despite health advice visitors should be vaccinated. Prof Paul Kelly gave written health advice to the prime minister on 18 July with ways to mitigate risk while in quarantine