Christians Urged To Switch To Green Energy To Follow God And Show They ‘Care For Creation’

Hundreds of thousands of Christians are being asked to switch energy tariffs for Lent, in a campaign that says it’s their religious duty to use power from renewable sources. Worshippers are being asked to “put their faith into action” by using electricity from solar or wind energy, in a mass bid to tackle climate change….

From Helping Chronically Ill People To Great Barrier Reef, Google Donates Nearly AU$4 Million To Worthy Projects

Chronic illnesses kill nearly two in three people. Yet only a third of patients get the in-person help they need to improve their wellbeing. It’s an issue that Australian service Textcare is remedying with an SMS-based behaviour change programme. Clara Chow, a cardiologist at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, told Mashable the AU$750,000 (over £450,000) prize would be “vital”. …

Lack Of Sleep Decreases Productivity At Work, But Alcohol Consumption Doesn’t Make A Difference, Study Finds

We’ve got good news for those of you who had an over-indulgent bank holiday weekend. Drinking alcohol, smoking and over-eating will not affect your productivity at work, as long as you’ve had enough sleep, according to a new study. The study of more than 21,000 men and women found employees were less productive at work…

How Polluted Is Your Area? Pigeon Air Patrol Will Use Birds To Monitor London Pollution Via Twitter

Ever wondered how polluted your road is? Or how about your local area? Well a new initiative by air-monitoring company Plume Labs is about to give you the answer thanks to a flock of sensor-laden pigeons. Plume Labs Each pigeon will be equipped with a lightweight air pollution sensor. The Pigeon Air Patrol will see…

Scientists Discover A Way To Make Milk Chocolate Healthier Than Dark Chocolate

Chocolate fans, prepare to be excited because scientists may have found a way to make your favourite treat healthier.  Researchers have created a new food product designed to taste like milk chocolate, but with all the goodness of dark chocolate – and then some.  The scientists, from North Carolina State University, noted that dark chocolate…

Cancer Survivor Creates Bespoke Gift Service To Ensure Those Battling Illness Aren’t Forgotten Over Christmas

When Anikka Burton was diagnosed with cancer aged just 33, her entire life turned upside-down.  She has just got married, moved to the countryside and was looking forward to starting a family. “It was a shock as it is at any age,” she told The Huffington Post UK. “I was looking forward to our future and…

#ChildhoodUnplugged Beautiful Photos Capture Children Rediscovering The Art Of Play

Parents are sharing beautiful Instagram photos of their children “rediscovering the art of play ” using the hashtag#ChildhoodUnplugged. The hashtag was started by the people behind the photography blog Childhood Unplugged, which is dedicated to inspiring parents to make time for off-screen and outdoor activities with their children. Childhood Unplugged is run by a collective…

Sugar-Laden Yoghurts Could Soon Be Shrunk Or Reformulated In Bid To Tackle Obesity

Shop-bought yoghurts such as Petit Filous and Muller Corners could soon face a major overhaul as part of the government’s plan to tackle obesity. Public Health England, who is in charge of the nation’s childhood obesity action plan, proposed that manufacturers should cap the size of single serving yoghurt pots at 125g.  It also wants…

The NHS Will Give 10 Blind Patients An Experimental New Bionic Eye

NHS England has revealed that it will give 10 blind patients an experimental bionic eye that could restore their sight. The 10 patients all suffer from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), an inherited disease that causes blindness. Peter Byrne/PA Archive The procedures will take place at Manchester Eye Hospital (MREH) and Moorfields Eye Hospital where surgeons will…

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