Diet pills, Coronation Street, Fake meds, Dying to lose weight

Coronation Street storyline boosts diet campaign views by 380%

A Coronation Street storyline portraying the risks of diet pills has led to a 380 per cent increase in traffic to a government led ‘Fake Meds’ campaign. The world’s longest running soap opera introduced a storyline where Bethany Platt, played by Lucy Fallon, fainted after taking diet pills bought online. Speaking of the impact her performance … Continue reading Coronation Street storyline boosts diet campaign views by 380%

Manchester’s Alienated Life exhibit showcases Chernobyl’s soaring animal population – 30 years after nuclear disaster

Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry hosted an Alienated Life event that used virtual reality technology to allow visitors to see which animals are thriving in Chernobyl, following the disaster. The Platform for Investigation (Pi) exhibit focused on animals that now inhabit Chernobyl. Virtual reality technology allowed them to be seen in a “Virtual Chernobyl” when wearing … Continue reading Manchester’s Alienated Life exhibit showcases Chernobyl’s soaring animal population – 30 years after nuclear disaster