In this week’s news round-up; how moving to music is bring together the old and young. Moreover, 20 years of uncertainty between the MMR vaccines and autism comes to an end. As well as meteorologists investigating the UK’s recent incredible temperature jump.
Moving to Music
A Staffordshire care home welcomes some regular visitors with open arms. Children from a nearby primary school have been visiting the care home weekly to join the residence in a song and dance. The scheme has proven its success and both generations gaining so much from the experience. Boogie Beat are the team behind the scheme and have quoted: “Residents that don’t normally move from their chairs, they stand up, they dance and sing.”
The children are also getting crucial experience of spending time and making friends with members from the older generation. An experience that many children haven’t had before.
No link between MMR and Autism
This week saw the end of a massive 10-year study. It has been a hugely discussed topic for the last 25 years, with many parents and family members being stuck on deciding whether to get their child vaccinated against the terrible diseases of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). This is due to the widespread fear that in doing so would dramatically increase the chance of your child developing Autism.
However, a study involving over half a million people confirmed yet again, that there is no connection at all between the MMR vaccine and Autism. Dr. Melbye from Staten’s Serum Institute announced; ‘It is time to bury the hypothesis that MMR causes Autism!’
The UK’s Incredible Temperature Jump
Last week the UK hit record winter heat levels! Meteorologists explained that the temperature was considerable above normal trends and described the dramatic increase in temperature as ‘incredible’. This time last year many places were snowed under, however the extreme change has seen parts of the UK were registering temperature as high as 21 Degrees Celsius.
Government meteorologist are now investigating the reasons behind this change and trying to discover exactly how much of this unusual heat is a direct link to man-made climate change.