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Chris Allen

Clinical Academic Research Fellow- Health Sciences, University of Southampton

I am a nurse and clinical academic. My research interests are mostly in long-term condition self-management and the role of personal networks of support. My current research looks at engagement with online self-management resources for those living with a long-term condition.

How the digitalisation of everything is making us more lonely

Feb 08, 2018 14:14 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health Technology

The UK government recently appointed its first minister of loneliness. The move came in response to increasing concern of a loneliness epidemic sweeping Western society. Psychologists define loneliness as a subjective,...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of May manufacturing PMI, April FOMC policy meeting minutes

The U.S. Treasuries slumped Tuesday ahead of the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of May, scheduled to be released on May 23 by 13:45GMT. Also, the 5-year Note auction, due on the same day and of utmost importance,...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce Department issues AD & CVD on steel products from Vietnam with substrate from China

The U.S. Commerce Department announced yesterday that it would imposing Anti-dumping Duty (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) on imports of cold-rolled Steel and Corrosion resistant steel from Vietnam saying that these...

German bunds slump ahead of May manufacturing PMI, Q1 2018 GDP

The German bunds slumped during European session Tuesday as investors wait to watch the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of May, scheduled to be released on May 23 by 07:30GMT and the gross domestic product (GDP)...

Australia’s ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence index rises for sixth straight week on optimism over financial conditions

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence index rose for the sixth straight week up 0.7 percent to 121.6, the highest in 15 weeks. The details were somewhat mixed; while views towards financial conditions improved,...

New Zealand bonds close higher on hopes of deterioration in April trade balance data

New Zealand bonds ended Tuesdays session on a higher note as investors hope to see a worse deterioration in the countrys trade balance data, scheduled to be released on May 23 by 22:45GMT amid an otherwise, silent trading...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

Consumer Reports: No Recommendation For Tesla Model 3 Due to 'Big Flaws'

Consumer Reports (CR) recently announced that they will not be giving their sought-after recommendation to the Tesla Model 3 after a road test has uncovered big flaws in the electric car. In a recent report, the...

Google Argues $4.3 Billion Privacy Lawsuit Was Resolved 'Over Six Years Ago'

Google claims that the lawsuit currently filed in a UK court is about a privacy issue that had been resolved over six years ago. In 2017, the multinational tech company is slammed with another lawsuit in the United...

Australia Released a Report on Loses from Cryptocurrency Scams

The Australian government has recently released an analysis about how much money their populace lost to cryptocurrency scams. Published on May 21, the report revealed scams took an estimated $2.1 mln where it reached its...

'Fortnite' Developer Allots $100 Million For eSports Prizes

Epic Games, the developer of the popular video game Fortnite, wants to show they are serious about making a mark in the eSports industry. And if, for whatever reason, some people are doubting that, a recently allotted $100...

Walmart Files Patent for a Blockchain Marketplace

Retail giant Walmart has made several maneuvers to get itself establish within the blockchain market. Its most recent one is the filing for a blockchain-centered marketplace patent geared towards the reselling of purchased...
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