Category: Health

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James Elander, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Derby, explores how to help people with chronic pain reduce reliance on painkillers.

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Dr Elaina Taylor, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, outlines a few achievable suggestions to improve your heart health.

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Dr Richard Williams, Researcher in the University of Derby's Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, discusses whether there is a connection between COVID-19 and climate change, and explains how climate affects disease distributions.

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Miles Richardson, Professor of Human Factors and Nature Connectedness at the University of Derby, has been working with The Wildlife Trusts on new research which shows the feel-good factor from simple daily engagement with nature can last for months, once initiated. Here, he discusses the latest research and how to make the most of spending time in nature during the current lockdown.

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Sharan Watson, Programme Leader for PG Cert Palliative Care at the University of Derby, discusses why it is more imperative than ever that health and social care workers feel confident and supported to talk about bereavement.

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The country and world has endured weeks of unprecedented challenge due to coronavirus. As we go further into the crisis, we need to be mindful of how well healthcare workers may be coping with the unprecedented way of caring for our most vulnerable COVID-19 patients.

Dr Alan Williams, Academic Lead for Nursing and Perioperative Practice at the University of Derby, marks International Nurses Day 2020 (May 12) by discussing why he is proud of his profession and the wider healthcare sector and why it should be celebrated and appreciated all year round.

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Dr Clare Roscoe, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health at the University of Derby, talks about what we can do to encourage children to get active during lockdown.

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Dr Ainslea Cross, Academic Lead for Health Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses how health psychology research and practice can help maintain the motivation needed for keeping active while staying at home and provides us with some tools and tips to follow.

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Dr Joel Chidley, Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University of Derby, offers advice on keeping active during the coronavirus lockdown.