The Week That Was: Health and Wellbeing (30/11/18)

30th November 2018


It’s A Wonderful Life script is being painted on train platforms to help people struggling with mental health problems
The 1946 film is an uplifting story what follows a man’s struggle to face life when it hasn’t gone to plan. Over 7.5km of words from the film will be painted along the yellow line at 14 stations across the UK to encourage those who are struggling with their mental health to seek support. The platform text will direct customers – via a URL embedded in the script – to information, advice, and support around mental health

Government scheme to make school children eat more fruit and veg ‘actually putting them off’

The scheme provides a free piece of fruit or veg to children aged four to six during their school day. A government drive to encourage kids to eat more fruit and vegetables has left them with a nasty taste in their mouths, claims the Soil Association. A State of the Nation report by the charity for sustainable food and farming found despite £40 million of government spending on the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, children are actually being put off eating it.

How Does Hangover-Free Prosecco Work? Unfortunately, This Might Be Too Good To Be True

As reported by the Mirror, Aldi released a £7.99 organic prosecco earlier in the year. In September, the supermarket tweeted about the drink, referring to their “hangover proof” organic wine, as iNews reports. The claim was criticised online and Aldi subsequently deleted the tweet, saying in a statement: “This tweet was posted in error and has since been deleted. While we are glad that many people enjoy our Organic Prosecco, the only way we know to prevent a hangover is to drink responsibly.” The whole organic-equals-hangover-free narrative has garnered a lot of attention online, so where did it come from?

The UK has met the UN’s targets in our fight against HIV – now we must aim for zero transmissions
Just ahead of the 30th World AIDS Day this coming Saturday (1st December), the UK has met the United Nations’ 90-90-90 target. Stats from Public Health England show 92% of people living with HIV are diagnosed – with 98% of those on treatment and 97% have an undetectable viral load, which means they can’t pass on HIV to anyone else.

Brow that’s what I call Christmas! Arches adorned with glitter, holly and SANTA hats sweep Instagram as the festive season takes hold
This year beauty watchers have seen the rise of the garden and the fishtail eyebrow – and with Christmas around the corner, the latest beauty trend to sweep Instagram has a festive flavour.

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