The day of glorious silliness by Jill Waters, Hysteria 2021 category winner
Jill Waters is the winner of the Short Story category in the 2021 Hysteria Writing Competition. You can find her story, along with the other finalists from each category in the Hysteria 8 anthology. Listen to the recording Read by Caroline Brewer during the Hysteria 8 launch party. https://lindaph.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/jill-waters-the-day-of-glorious-silliness.mp3 Read the story Georgie lay in bed, psyching herself up to open her eyes. January 6th. Twelfth Night. Christmas 2020 had come and gone with not so much as a whimper. Restrictions and guidelines meant plans had fallen apart, and celebrations were cancel...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 13, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jill Waters Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2021 hysteria 8 short story Source Type: news
Ovo job cuts devastating for staff and worrying for consumers, says UNISON
The government can no longer stand idly by and watch as the UK’s energy sector implodes, says UNISON, as it reacts to the news that 1,700 jobs are to go at energy giant Ovo. UNISON head of energy Matt Lay said: “Hard-working staff across the company will be devastated as they anxiously await their fate. Closing offices will hit local economies hard too. “Staff have been dealt a cruel blow. Instead of worrying about star jumps, porridge and cat cuddles, Ovo bosses should have been spending time on the issues that matter. Axing so many public-facing roles will have a huge impact on customers. “Unions will be pushi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release Energy Matt Lay Source Type: news
The super porridges that are best for you
There's nothing quite like a bowl of warm porridge on a chilly morning. But should you be tempted by 'super porridge' with benefits such as extra protein or fat-burning ingredients? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Kenya: School Feeding Scheme Fights Malnutrition and Promotes Enrolment
[Nation] Young learners in West Pokot County have benefited from 5,500kg of porridge flour worth Sh10 million from the county government to curb malnutrition and hunger and promote school enrolment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news
The bias that blinds: why some people get dangerously different medical care
Medical research and practice have long assumed a narrow definition of the ‘default’ human, badly compromising the care of anyone outside that category. How can this be fixed?I met Chris in my first month at a small, hard-partying Catholic high school in north-eastern Wisconsin, where kids jammed cigarettes between the fingers of the school ’s lifesize Jesus statue and skipped mass to eat fries at the fast-food joint across the street. Chris and her circle perched somewhere adjacent to the school’s social hierarchy, and she surveyed the adolescent drama and absurdity with cool, heavy-lidded understanding. I admired...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Nordell Tags: Science Health Doctors Medical research Hospitals Women & wellbeing GPs Race Gender Source Type: news
DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bunia, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news
I ’m Awash In Pandemic-Fueled Gratitude and Taking a Solitary Cross-Country Road Trip
Well hello! A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday for free. And write to me at Susanna@Time.com A Solitary Road Trip and Some Hope For Grace Next week I’m going to pack up my little snoring dog and drive from Brooklyn to Los Angeles all by my vaccinated self. It’s somewhat insane, especially if you know how slowly I drive. But like lots of things we’ve been waiting months to do, the idea of seeing any vista beyond my neighborhood is ridiculously thrilling. I’m awash in pandemic-fueled gratitude. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news
Oatmeal Yes, Eggs No: Gaps Emerge in US Antihunger Push for Children Oatmeal Yes, Eggs No: Gaps Emerge in US Antihunger Push for Children
When the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of US schools a year ago, Congress took action to ensure that low-income families whose children received free meals at school would have money to buy food on their own.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
High cholesterol: Eating more oatmeal, almonds and avocados will help lower levels
HIGH cholesterol can remain dormant for many years with the sufferer being none the wiser to the dangers lurking in his body. By following a diet rich in these three food types you could lower your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
They ’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect those insects, not eat them,” the French academic responded tartly. But the emails from Brian Fisher, an ant specialist at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, kept coming. Fisher had been doing fieldwork in Madagascar when he realized that the forests where both he and Hugel c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen feature Londontime longform overnight Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news
Irish-Welsh team to investigate oats
(Swansea University) A 2million grant European grant has been awarded to partners in Ireland and Wales, to research the development of oats as a climate-resistant crop and a healthy food product. Demand for oats is increasing as consumers look for healthier foods and vegetarian alternatives. Oat products now include not just traditional porridge and oatcakes but also cereal bars, breads and drinks.The project will investigate new climate-resistant varieties as well as innovative products and procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 17, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news
‘ Disgraceful ’ : Advocates Want Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show Moved From Former Waltham Mental Facility
WALTHAM (AP) — A battle is underway in a Boston suburb over whether it is appropriate to hold a joyous holiday celebration at the site of a now-closed institution where developmentally disabled children were once abused, neglected and warehoused under deplorable conditions. The Waltham Lions Club drive-thru Greater Boston Holiday Light Show, a fundraiser for the service organization, is planned for the site of the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center. Calling use of the site “disgraceful,” a coalition of disability rights advocates has asked Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy to pull the club’s permit a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Waltham News Source Type: news
Porridge goes 'posh' - but are the new varieties good for you?
Oats provide us with slow-release carbohydrates that give us energy, B vitamins and beta glucan, a type of fibre that keeps 'bad' cholesterol levels in check inside the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Can using honey on wounds help with healing?
Honey with tea, toast, apples and oatmeal – that all sounds normal and delicious. Honey on wounds, though? It may sound a little out of the ordinary, but honey has actually helped wounds heal for thousands of years. While there are plenty of advanced healing tools available today, honey's antibacterial properties and unique pH balance still make it a helpful treatment for certain wounds. Here's what to know about using honey for healing wounds: Honey has powerful healing properties. The type of honey Wound-care professionals typically use medical-grade honey for healing chronic wounds, although Manuka ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - October 7, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Wound care products Source Type: news