Covid-19 Update|Health

New research: Social media break ‘improves mental health’

After the experiment, participants asked to take a one-week break reported using social media for an average of 21 minutes compared to an average of seven hours for those in the control group....

Covid-19 Update|Health Topics

New research: Social media break ‘improves mental health’

After the experiment, participants asked to take a one-week break reported using social media for an average of 21 minutes compared to an average of seven hours for those in the control group.

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Sleep: here’s how much you really need for optimal cognition and wellbeing – new research

Most of us struggle to think well after a poor night’s sleep – feeling foggy and failing to perform at our usual standard at school, university or work. You may notice that you’re not concentrating as well, or that your memory doesn’t seem up to scratch. Decades of bad sleep, however, may potentially lead to cognitive decline.

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Is your child frightened of needles? Here’s how to prepare them for their COVID vaccine

Your child’s experience of needles in their early years may impact how they feel about and react to subsequent vaccinations. So it’s important to reduce the chance of a negative experience.

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9 ways to support your teen’s mental health as restrictions ease

Headlines about the impact of the pandemic on youth mental health have left many parents worried about their children and unsure what they can do to help.

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Got pandemic anxiety? You might relate more to COVID-19 memes than non-anxious people

Public health measures to combat COVID, such as lockdowns, quarantines and social distancing, have made many people anxious. In many countries, including the UK studies found that rates of anxiety and depression rose following the onset of the pandemic.

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