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Found 13 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for July 2021.
Looking at You (all articles) for July 2021Honesty is our best policy The jazz diet? Help our children cope Can you sleep? Can your child swim the length of a pool? What will you miss about lockdown? Slim down What happens when you look at your smartphone Help them brush their teeth Gambling – a major problem Can your child read? Please... (1669 words)
Honesty is our best policyTherefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour, for we are all members of one body. (Ephesians 4:25) The church service has just finished, and you are about to go home to read the latest edition of the parish magazine. You parked a bit carelessly because you were in... (297 words)
The jazz diet?According to a new study, the moody piano blues of jazz may influence you towards making better dietary choices. Apparently, a slow jazz melody, played on piano, can nudge people towards choosing a healthy meal, and to lingering over it for longer. Previous research has shown that background music can influence consumer behaviour, but this... (70 words)
Help our children copeResearch has found that one in six children aged 5 to 16 in England reported a probable mental health disorder last year – up from one in nine in 2017. Anxiety and depression have escalated beyond anything seen before in the NHS. And so, the NHS plans to have 400 mental health support teams working... (111 words)
Can you sleep?In the West, insomnia is thought to affect between 10 and 30 per cent of adults at any one time, according to the Economic and Social Research Council. The group also says that a tenth of British adults regularly take some kind of sleeping tablet, with its accompanying risk of addiction. Now The Sleep Charity,... (111 words)
Can your child swim the length of a pool?Before the pandemic, about a quarter of children could not swim the curriculum stipulated length when they left primary school. But now it is feared that by 2025, this could rise to three in five of all primary school children. The figure comes from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Swimming and Swim England. With... (108 words)
What will you miss about lockdown?More than half of us admit that we will miss some aspects of the Covid-19 restrictions, especially spending more time at home with our family, and appreciating the quieter roads. A recent study by King’s College London and Ipsos Mori found that around one third of us feel the past year has been similar or... (155 words)
Slim downTwo out of three adults in the UK are now overweight. That means that the Government has made tackling obesity as the ‘priority’ for recovering from the pandemic. (80 per cent of our health problems are caused by unhealthy lifestyles.) Boris Johnson recently announced an Office for Health Promotion (OHP) to boost our activity and... (72 words)
What happens when you look at your smartphoneLooking at your smartphone, or touching it, makes other people want to do the same to their smartphones. A recent study at the university of Pisa calls it ‘human mimicry’, when people unintentionally change their physical behaviour to match those of people nearby. The study found it happened to people in social settings that included... (85 words)
Help them brush their teethSchools should teach younger children to brush their teeth properly. So says the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Dentists say that teeth-cleaning sessions would ensure that those pupils who skipped the routine at home would at least be less likely to suffer major dental problems. As one dentist... (86 words)
Gambling – a major problemOne in eight adults in the UK – that is about seven million of us – are at risk of problem gambling, according to a recent study by YouGov. While more than half of us bet money online or at events, 19 per cent of people were found to have at least one characteristic of... (112 words)
Can your child read?School is out this month, but how much good did it do your child? More than 200,000 pupils will leave primary school this year without being able to read, according to recent unpublished figures by the government. Now Boris Johnson has announced a ‘four-year emergency’ plan to help children catch up on their learning. One... (85 words)
Why your dog may be in dangerDog thefts across the UK soared last year. The problem is now so serious that the government is to set up a pet theft taskforce to fight the organised crime gangs involved. The taskforce will include officials from the Environment Department (Defra), the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and the police. There will also... (137 words)
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