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The PAPAA Blog: Apr 2020

Vitamin D

During this extraordinary period as many of us are still self-isolating or working from home, there is a fear that we're not getting enough vitamin D.

Vitamin D is made in the skin by the action of sunlight and this is the main source of vitamin D for most people, so being stuck inside, we may be at risk of not getting enough. In 2016 Public…

Psoriasis and handwashing

We all know that the best thing we can do to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wash our hands for at least 20 seconds frequently throughout the day.  We are told that if soap and water is not available a hand sanitiser containing alcohol is the next best thing.

Soap dries out the skin, so often people with psoriasis use a soap…

JustGiving - The 2.6 Challenge

JustGiving has launched The 2.6 Challenge Save UK's Charities. 

"Many fundraising events in the UK have been postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we are all hopeful many of these events will go ahead at a later date, many charities across the UK have been left struggling to maintain their services.

These charities need our …

Trusted sources

It is a strange time that we are all collectively going through, and we hear that we must trust the science and follow the evidence. This is certainly good advice, but amongst that search for truth, it can be difficult to decide what is a trusted source. 

Conspiracy theorists will no doubt suggest “absence of evidence, is not evidence of…

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