Category: Health and Wellbeing

>>Listen to the 25-minute podcast – Music, making connections, and mental health: insights from Carer’s Music FundSince September 2019, Spirit of 2012’s Carers’ Music Fund projects have been engaging female carers across the UK in music activities with the aim of…

]Today we publish an update to our popular Places, spaces, people, and wellbeing with a new synthesis of case studies: Community hubs and green space: real-world evidence.  This new synthesis of practice-based case studies plugs some of the gaps in the evidence on how…

]We have partnered with a small group of Local Authorities to explore how to prepare local government policy in a way that maximises local wellbeing. You can find out more about the cohort and their plans here.  The pandemic has highlighted…

The pandemic and consequently the ‘new normal’ of remote working has completely reshaped how businesses communicate with and care for staff. It’s becoming vitally apparent that employees require a benefits scheme that is relevant to their needs, easy to navigate…

The High-Level Group of Personalities of the Africa Europe Foundation has been monitoring the political negotiations involving member nations of the WTO and G20 and is calling today for decisive action on COVID-19 Vaccine Access. Defeating COVID-19, reinforcing our partnership…

]Why public policy for wellbeing needs more than one approach‘Mid-level theories’ was recently proposed by Anna Alexandrova in her book ‘A Philosophy for the Science of wellbeing’. Alexandrova argues that a one-size-fits-all grand theory of wellbeing is not imminent, so taking an…

For many years now, calls for a national screening programme for adult hearing has always been debunked. Why? Historically, the biggest finger has always been pointed at the perceived lack of evidence on the benefits of hearing aids.  However, while research has consistently…

Peter Hotez, hitherto unknown to me, is, it transpires, a very distinguished American scientist and physician with substantial experience of working in the fields of vaccine development and application. His particular interests are vaccine development for the so called neglected…

Almost two-thirds of 16 to 34 year olds are sceptical towards the vaccine due to what they have read in the media London, UK (24 February 2021) – According to a new nationwide survey, as many as 40% of the UK…

The course and severity of COVID-19 in individual patients is largely influenced by the interaction between the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the human immune system. Normally, the antiviral immune response of natural killer cells (NK cells) is an important step in…

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