Category Archives: Lifestyle & Health

Met Police commission on policing and mental health slammed as a ‘cosmetic exercise’

The exclusion of any agency which has worked in the area of deaths in custody and mental health, particularly from the UK’s African Caribbean communities where the deaths rates are highest, has led to accusations that the Mets new Commission … Continue reading

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Sean Rigg Lambeth Town Hall, public memorial event spotlights mental health and policing

A public memorial meeting to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of mental health service user, Sean Rigg, who lost his life in police custody in 2008, will be held at Lambeth Town Hall on Tuesday 21st August 2012 … Continue reading

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It’s easy to find love online as long as you are white according to research

According to Online Dating Newsletter over 20 million people visit online dating sites every month and this trend is certainly set to rise, but whilst the exciting prospects of a global online world where people appear to be colourblind attracts … Continue reading

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Scientists claim heart attack drug can combat racism

Scientists claim that the beta-blocker drug Propranolol can help the fight against racism after trials revealed an unusual side effect of the drug which suppresses the emotion of fear, said to be the foundation of racist attitudes.

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BMH UK’s The Solution Magazine uncovers the legacy of a hidden history

BMH UK’s latest edition of the online The Solution Magazine is making as well as marking history by for the first time giving voice to the experience of the children who have been impacted by the issue of deaths in … Continue reading

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Launch of The Solution magazine set to transform the public debate on mental healthcare

Care services Minister Paul Burstowe MP has endorsed a new digital magazine entitled ‘The Solution’, which is set to transform the debate on ethnicity and mental healthcare.

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Beware of Europeans bearing gifts: The global child immunisation programme

International donors made up of private and public sectors in a global partnership to immunise children in poor countries has announced that they will donate $4.3 billion to vaccinate up to 250 million children against  life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia … Continue reading

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Dangerous salt levels found in African and Caribbean foods

Research by UCL academic Dr Derin Balogun and volunteers at Heart Campaign has discovered dangerous levels of salt in African and Caribbean foods served in many dishes within restaurants across London.

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Overseas nurses experience racism in the NHS despite playing a vital role

Research carried out by the University of Northampton has found that racism and discrimination in the NHS continues to prevent overseas nurses from using their skills to their full potential despite them playing a vital role in the health service.

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Brain research reveals racial differences in how we relate to others

Research conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Toronto Scarborough has indicated that the brain reacts differently in regards to how humans relate to other races.

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Denying racism leads to greater stress levels says study

A study published in the Journal of Counselling Psychology has shown that denying or ignoring racism leads to greater stress levels in an individual.

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High sugar diet linked to health issues in black women

Research at Boston University indicate that black women who tend to eat foods with a high sugar content may have a greater risk for uterine fibroids.

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