According to several charities, a million over-65s across the country are at high risk of experiencing continued chronic loneliness. This comes despite the easing of lockdown restrictions and has raised concerns over the impact this will have on the mental and physical health of those affected.
For the first time, a psychedelic drug is being considered for use in the treatment of depression. Researchers believe that coupled with therapy, the drug DMT could provide more effective relief to those suffering from depression.
Many people have given up smoking in the past year due to Covid, but there are still substantial numbers keen to kick the habit. Those attending A&E departments at certain NHS hospitals could get a helping hand due to a new trial that will provide smokers with advice and e-cigarette supplies to help them give up.