As media report that the UK is experiencing the start of a heatwave this weekend, Dr Raquel Nunes, senior research fellow at Warwick Medical School, comments that efforts to support vulnerable people during extreme heat, particularly with the current coronavirus restrictions, should focus on those who lack independence or have pre-existing health issues.
This week the UK government announced that the wearing of face masks will be mandatory in English shops from 24 July. Dr James Gill, Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Warwick and a Locum GP, comments on how wearing masks can help us to protect each other.
Results of a new survey suggest that over half of the UK population is struggling with sleep problems during lockdown. Here, Dr Nicole Tang from the Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory in the Department of Psychology comments on how events like the COVID-19 pandemic can disrupt our sleep, while sleep expert Dr Michelle Miller from Warwick Medical School offers some advice on sleeping well during lockdown.
England switches to an opt-out system for organ donation today, as the world battles COVID-19. Dr Greg Moorlock, who researches the ethics of organ donation at Warwick Medical School, has commented on the impact that the timing is likely to have.
Dr Harbinder Sandhu, Associate Professor in the Clinical Trials Unit at Warwick Medical School and clinical psychologist, comments on wellbeing and mental health as the "lockdown" is extended for another three weeks.