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Brighton
Monday, January 25, 2021
Ok, how do we talk about this? I mean, there is a generation who did not recognise or discuss mental health. Why would anyone? Back then, things were quite different. It was common to label people with mental health issues as “cuckoos”. At one point people were actually treated with electrocution...
Cannabis is illegal in Nigeria. Its production, distribution and use are criminalised by local laws. Cultivated mostly in southern Nigeria, the drug is affordable and readily available through street drug-running. Cannabis users are also widely seen as social deviants, and are liable to arrest and imprisonment. Despite the stigma and...
Nasarawa state in the north-central region of Nigeria is known for agriculture, salt mining and one of the higher waterfalls in Africa. It has also consistently registered one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Nigeria with an HIV prevalence of 7.5% compared to the national average of 4.1%....
For people working in South Africa’s live music sector, 2020 has been “devastating”. That was the term that researchers read most frequently in responses to the country’s largest-ever live music and COVID-19 survey, published in November. As one respondent put it: I have lost everything. All income, accommodation – everything. The...
The UK has become the first country to authorise the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for public use, with roll-out to start in the first week of 2021. This vaccine is the second to be authorised in the UK – following the Pfizer vaccine. The British government has ordered 100 million doses...
A love for reading can be hugely valuable for children. The benefits of leisure reading include increased general knowledge, a positive impact on academic achievement, enhanced reading ability and vocabulary growth. Indeed, research suggests that time spent reading for pleasure could be a key indicator for the future success of...
  Within the next few decades, according to some experts, we may see the arrival of the next step in the development of artificial intelligence. So-called “artificial general intelligence”, or AGI, will have intellectual capabilities far beyond those of humans. AGI could transform human life for the better, but uncontrolled AGI...
Certainly, the next three or so months will be challenging, and a virus-free life is probably some way off. Some things may not return to how they were before. Predicting exactly how things will play out is difficult, but there are some things we can forecast with a relative degree...
Scientists, medical experts and politicians are all desperately trying to understand the new Coronavirus variant that has destroyed the Christmas plans of millions nationwide, whilst leaving the UK isolated from the rest of the world as travel bans imposed by other nations look to prevent the virus reaching international...
A press conference held by Matt Hancock at Downing Street yesterday has confirmed that Brighton and Hove, as well as the whole of Sussex will now face tier 4 lockdown from midnight on Boxing Day as the newly discovered strain of Coronavirus makes its mark on the nation. This...