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I’m hatin’ it: Poo and possible lethal bacteria found on McDonald’s touchscreens in the UK

I’m hatin’ it: Poo and possible lethal bacteria found on McDonald’s touchscreens in the UK

Food, Health, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
An investigation led by Metro together with London Metropolitan University has discovered signs of faecal matter on touchscreens in eight different McDonald’s restaurants in London and Birmingham. All of the tested displays showed signs of coliforms known as bacteria found in faeces. Besides a side of poop in your meal you can potentially get an infection as the sampled touchscreens also tested positive for potential deadly bacteria. With thousands of customers storming everyday through the McDonald’s doors, there is no wonder that there is a harbour of bacteria under the Golden Arches. As it is definitely easier and faster to order and pay on a touchscreen rather than waiting in a queue and having a human encounter, many people don’t realise the consequences. In an Interview
With the UK rates of loneliness increasing is the two headed Tesco jumper the solution?

With the UK rates of loneliness increasing is the two headed Tesco jumper the solution?

Fashion, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
As feeling of loneliness is on the rise, Tesco has teamed up with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to create a 'twosie' jumper in support of those who might feel isolated over the holidays. The jumpers have two head holes and just one arm hole on either sides, and are particularly aimed at men. It is hoped this will encourage them to support one another and give the gift of friendship this Christmas. The jumpers come in two patterns, a traditional Fairisle and/or a Mr and Mrs Claus design with one size fitting all. They are available in store now for the cost of £18. Tesco hopes to raise £25,000 from the sale and claims to donate 100% of the profits to CALM. Simon Ginning, CEO of CALM told Metro: “Christmas is a fun, joyous time of year but we know it can be t
China suspends research on gene-edited babies

China suspends research on gene-edited babies

Health, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Technology
The Chinese government halted work by He Jiankui, who have created the world’s first genetically edited humans. Jiankui’s breakthrough was suspended after it was declared that his conduct appeared to be unethical and in violation of the law. Earlier this week, the scientist released a statement on YouTube, saying that he had successfully altered embryos which he implanted in the womb of a woman. This month she gave birth to the gene-edited twin girls – Lulu and Nana. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqqCpnqhImB/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=kul9fqzkie9y The powerful tool ‘CRISPR’ that allows parts of DNA to be replaced, was considered not ready to be used on human embryos for safety reasons. However, he used the technique to modify a certain gene, in embryos created by couples
The problem with mental healthcare in the UK

The problem with mental healthcare in the UK

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, UK
The waiting list for treatment never ends. Freddie Cocker came to terms with his mental health issues at the age of 21. He had depression, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and chronic and obsessive overthinking. “I first went to them [university counselling services] and said I was feeling very down and needed to speak to someone, but they told me I had to wait five months for an appointment,” Freddie told Voice of London. He’s not the only one to struggle with mental health before receiving help. One of the leading mental health charities, Rethink Mental Illness, recently published a survey with results which can be considered concerning. According to the report, patients that are more mentally ill find themselves waiting longer for treatment. The average w
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