MOVEMBER: UK charity launches annual moustache-growing drive to fight cancer

Ilford – VIJAY SHAH British charity The Movember Foundation has launched its yearly Movember campaign to highlight its war on prostate cancer, which claims the lives of 11,000 men a year in the UK and will affect one in eight British males, according to figures by Prostate Cancer UK. Every November, men are encouraged to grow moustaches in any style they choose to help raise money to help fight cancer, as well as partake in other fundraising activities. The Movember campaign has broadened its scope in recent years from prostate  cancer to increasing awareness in men’s general health, mental illness, … Continue reading MOVEMBER: UK charity launches annual moustache-growing drive to fight cancer

MOTHER NATURE: Nature photo blog marks 5th anniversary

Croydon – VIJAY SHAH with ALEX SMITHSON Mother Nature, the nature and photographic diary blog of Croydon-based blogging enthusiast Alex Smithson, has marked five years of being online this past week. Alex has been a long term friend and supporter of HEM News Agency for the past four years, from when it was called the Half-Eaten Mind Blog. Based in the suburban town of Croydon, just south of London, Alex first started working on Mother Nature (under its former simpler title, ‘Photography – Nature’) on the 6th of June, 2013 when he uploaded a number of photography projects taken with a Samsung ST200F … Continue reading MOTHER NATURE: Nature photo blog marks 5th anniversary

RETHINK: Re-addressing mental illness

By Vijay Shah   My blog sports a very unusual name (although perhaps not so unusual as blog names go). The name “Half-Eaten Mind” is uncharacteristic, a mind half-devoured by life and filled up with information. Useless and useful. In real life my blog name is derived from the expression “to eat someone’s mind” – which means to annoy or frustrate a person enough to make their head hurt.  The brain is the most essential organ in the human body. This wrinkly clump of neurons and cells is the body’s control centre, which all other vital organs are wholly dependent … Continue reading RETHINK: Re-addressing mental illness