Category: Health

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Covid-19 is turning out to be more complex than we thought – Miriam Stoppard

Covid-19 is turning out to be a more complicated illness than we first thought – and not just a disease of the respiratory system and lungs. We’re also realising it can affect several of our major organs, including the kidneys where it can do serious damage. It’s not widely known that a quarter of patients

Real to the People Free Mental Health Services for BIPOC

Real, a membership-based organization for therapy and mental health services, launched Real to the People in March 2020 to offer free therapy services to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in the aftermath of the killings of Black Americans George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Nina Pop, among others, Real to the

Nina Westbrook’s Quotes on Black Women and Mental Health

“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman,” Malcolm X proclaimed in 1962. It’s been 58 years since he gave this powerful speech, and his words still ring true. Due to racial bias

How Your Finger Shape Determines Your Personality (And Your Health Risks)

Your personality can be determined by the shape of your fingers and it’s 100% true. If you don’t believe it, you can continue reading this article and choose the shape of your finger? If the shape of your finger is like the one with finger A in the image here is your personality:You are not

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Covid-19 stole our right to say goodbye to the dying – Miriam Stoppard

One of the most distressing ­aspects of the Covid-19 ­pandemic we’ve had to suffer is not being able to say goodbye to our loved ones when they die. Many people see this as a restriction of our civil liberties. But much worse is we can’t give and receive the comfort close relatives and friends would

What lockdown is doing to your periods – and ‘red flag’ you need to look out for

The lockdown has been tough on people emotionally and mentally. People are stuck indoors all day, sometimes miles away from the people they love most. But what is it doing to us physically? Dr Shree Datta, a gynaecologist with Intimina, tells the Mirror what impact the lockdown is having on women’s menstrual cycles and periods. She explains

Dr Miriam Stoppard: If you’re over 70 then ‘medical decline’ means you should be shielding – Miriam Stoppard

Some readers in the 70+ age group have sent letters to me expressing shock that they may have to stay in lockdown until there’s a vaccine. Some complain it’s unfair that people should be judged solely on a number: their age and they feel there’s no justification for it. I’m sorry but there is. The