How to protect yourself against flu and covid “twindemic”

How to protect yourself against flu and covid "twindemic"

When and how can I book my Covid boosters? The National Booking Service went live on September 7th and can be accessed here. As with previous campaigns, those most at risk will be called first, with those eligible to book online or via 119 as long as three months have passed since their last dose. … Read more

The secret supplement that can fix brain fog

The secret supplement that can fix brain fog

If you’re battling brain fog, having trouble concentrating at work, or just feeling totally drained, you’re probably reaching for a caffeine shot or a sugary snack. But before you do, consider this: it might be time to reach for a lesser-known, healthier pick-me-up. Vitamin B12 is an often-overlooked vitamin that’s essential for keeping our brains … Read more

Working from home during a rail strike? Better call HR

Working from home during a rail strike?  Better call HR

Nationwide chaos? For many, the rail strike is a blessing in disguise. While the stars align gloriously and bring us industrial action, a heatwave gives workers the chance to sweat on the garden bench, a cocktail in one hand and a laptop in the other. Employers may think they need to shirk their duties, but … Read more

Forget potatoes, plant bok choy — plus the other veggies worth growing at home

Forget potatoes, plant bok choy — plus the other veggies worth growing at home

Don’t worry about… sweetcorn. A corn on the cob is a nice thing in the summer, and they can be expensive at the grocery store. Sweetcorn (primarily canned and bought frozen) is in the top 10 most popular vegetables in the UK. But still, corn is quite difficult to grow and probably not worth the … Read more

It’s time the NHS regained the lost art of recovery

It's time the NHS regained the lost art of recovery

In his new book, Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence, Edinburgh GP and writer Gavin Francis recalls local hospitals, sanatoriums and asylums, where patients were once admitted for rest and recovery, that are now closed or being redeveloped for other uses became. When I was a medical student at a teaching hospital in London, patients … Read more