Emily Hawkes

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Racial inequalities highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic to be further investigated

A new report carried out by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) aims to explore how coronavirus has contributed to “the loss of lives and livelihoods” within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. A government-driven report was published in June that showed the heightened Coronavirus death rates within minority communities. The Labour MP…

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Racism in the healthcare setting

Racial biases within medicine have been rampant and prominent across history. With many doctors and scientists throughout history, reinforcing racial stereotypes and hierarchical systems within the quality of health care they provide. History shows decades of biased education, the exploitation of racial minorities as subjects for medical teaching and training, and unethical scientific experimentation such…

Science

The dangers of fake news

We are currently facing various health challenges worldwide, including outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and diphtheria, rising cases of drug-resistant pathogens, ever increasing rates of obesity and physical inactivity as well as the impact of pollution and climate change on our health. The most recent and prominent case of concern is the coronavirus…

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Which vegan milk is best for the planet?

The carbon footprint of the dairy industry has become a topic of global interest. Greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and enormous water consumption due to dairy production has had devastating impacts on the planet. Research has shown that meat and other animal products produce the most food-related greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock has been found to…

Science

Global carbon emissions to reach all time high

Research carried out by the Global Carbon Project and the University of East Anglia has estimated a 2.7 percent rise in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018. Previous global carbon emissions looked relatively stable, with a plateau seen between 2014-2016, however by 2017 an emission rise of 1.6 percent was recorded. There are several…

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