The complete guide to monkeypox

Just when countries began putting COVID-19 behind them, there’s a new disease in the headlines: “monkeypox”. Common in remote parts of Central and West Africa, monkeypox cases have been confirmed in a number of countries outside the region – including the UK where cases have doubled to 20, and is raising a lot of questions …

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What parents need to know about the increasing hepatitis cases in children

According to a WHO report, 163 children under the age of 10 have contracted mysterious severe hepatitis in the UK. There are over 300 probable hepatitis cases in children across the world as per the latest report. Health authorities in the UK and globally are trying to find out why there has been a sudden …

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How to tell if you’re burned out at work

From dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and different work environments to trying to achieve work-life balance as a working parent, many employees are becoming exhausted from work. Prolonged mental and physical fatigue is not just about one’s emotional state. In fact, it’s a syndrome known as burnout and affects over three-quarters of UK workers. The …

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The importance of downtime in our always-on culture

While technology certainly has its benefits, there’s no denying that the ability to access work and be reachable from virtually anywhere has led to a toxic always-on culture. What is an “always-on” culture, you ask? There isn’t a dictionary definition of always-on culture, but it essentially describes the pressure to always be, well, online (or …

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What’s the timeline for lifting lockdown in the UK?

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed in remarkable detail his four-step plan to ease England’s lockdown in the coming months of 2021. These crucial steps are expected to be followed by all members of the public until the end of June. At which point, the complete lifting of lockdown will depend on several …

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What you should know about coronasomnia in the UK

You have probably heard about it from 2020, and it’s definitely worth knowing about it if you haven’t. Coronasomnia is a portmanteau of ‘coronavirus’ and ‘insomnia’, a phenomenon that has become increasingly prevalent in the UK and around the world. More and more people are suffering as a result, particularly those who are trying to …

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3 things to do after work that will enrich your life

It’s 2021 and you probably have a few New Year’s resolutions listed on paper (or your mobile device) to achieve over the next few weeks or months. But with fresh lockdown measures across England and Scotland, in addition to Wales and Northern Ireland, many will be considering what to do as the prime minister has …

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Telemental health apps to get therapy from home

From fear of contracting the novel COVID-19 virus and uncertainties regarding jobs, to loneliness from the isolation and relationship strains amidst lockdown, there are plenty of reasons why individuals turned to mental health apps during the pandemic. In this Pacific Prime UK article, we’ll look at exactly what telemental health apps are, outline the best …

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