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Women around Europe are saying “no” to more than one child, new study suggests

Women around Europe are saying “no” to more than one child, new study suggests

Featured, Health, Health & Fitness, Investigations, Society, Specials
Millennials will be remembered in the future as the “less is less” generation; less alcohol, less sex and less children. The medical journal The Lancet recently revealed that fertility rates between 1950 and 2017 decreased by 49.4%. In the United Kingdom, fertility has been constantly decreasing. The lowest peak was registered in 1977 (1.69) and 1964 (1.64) with the latest figures being very similar to the one in 1977.   Researchers found that the current rate is about 1.7 children on a sample of a thousand women with only 0.35% being under 25 years old.   The rest of the European Union does not seem to score better with Cyprus recording the lowest with a 1.0 rate and France, Ireland and Sweden reaching the peak of 1.8. Other countries that are poorly performing includ
Relax yourself to happiness

Relax yourself to happiness

F1, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Ah...deadlines. They can be stressful and make you want to pull your hair out. It can feel as if everything is piling upon you and you can’t get a break. But fear not! We have some tips to help you relax and catch your breath for a minute. They are not only for relaxing, but to kick your feet up and have some fun as well! 1. Cooking Image: Maarten van den Heuvel via Unsplash This is therapeutic to many people who love to cook and also to people who love to eat. Cook something that makes you feel at home. Cuddle up in front of the TV or your laptop and watch a comedy or feel-good movie. 2. Dancing Image: Blake Cheek via Unsplash It doesn’t matter whether you know to dance or not. Or even if you are any good at it. Just play some music and dance around your room like nobody
How the anti-vaccine movement is spreading fear through social media

How the anti-vaccine movement is spreading fear through social media

Featured, Health, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, NHS
Anti-vaccine campaigners have put in risk lives of children and youngsters by spreading myths around the web, to which England’s top doctor declared as “absolutely wrong” A year, up to 17,000 people in the EU die from flu, and still, the percentage of those getting the anti-virus vaccine is gradually dropping. Why is that? Fake news on social media is the reason, said professor Sally Davies for the BBC. “People who spread these myths, won't be here to pick up the pieces or the blame when children die” – she added. She believes that in the last 30 years, millions of children who were vaccinated are alive and well because of the jab. By 2016, around 95% of children received the first dose of vaccination, however, in 2018 the percentage dropped by nearly 8%. Moreover, this year
Stress and the City

Stress and the City

Health, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Big city, large crowds of people, soaring rents, not enough free time – are those the reasons why people in Central London are so often under stress? A recent social media study revealed that Westminster is the ‘most stressed’ borough in London. According to the Evening Standard a research by the site Spa Seekers tracked around 24,000 mentions of the words “stress” and “anxiety” on status updates on the Social media. Westminster is the winner, as more than a half of them were posted in its area. Hackney and Camden get the silver and bronze prizes but still, the anxiety and stress mentions were much lower in these boroughs. Unsurprisingly, the suburbs’ residents are less stressed and anxious. Barking and Dagenham turned out to be the ‘least stressed’ boroughs in the capital. Ther
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