>UK to rip out gas heating
Plans to put 10 million electric vehicles on the road within 10 years and rip gas central heating from every home were unveiled on Sunday.
The radical scheme to "greenwire" Britain will be built around plans for a four-fold increase in electricity from wind farms around the coast.
But the proposals will largely be paid for by families and businesses, adding billions of pounds to bills over the next 30 years.
It is suggested that building and running the infrastructure to support the roll-out of electric vehicles could be ￡2 billion a year, equivalent to ￡30 on every household bill.
And switching away from natural gas heating and hot water for homes and businesses will require spending as much as ￡20 billion a year by 2050.
There are doubts as to whether the regulator and energy industry can deliver on the proposals, not least because of the delays and massive cost overrun on the installation of smart energy meters in all homes.
While energy regulator Ofgem argues that the electricity generated by wind farms will, in the future, be considerably cheaper than from traditional sources such as gas, coal and oil.
>Most men want perfect beard
According to a recent survey of 2,000 Americans, the vast majority of men feel better about themselves with some facial hair.
Facial hair is so important to modern men that one in five say they would give up sex for a full year if it meant they could grow the "perfect beard".
Moreover, 75% of male respondents say they feel much more confident with some facial hair.
Besides giving up sex, another four in 10 male respondents say they would spend a night in prison for better facial hair or give up coffee for a full year. Also, 38% would stand in line at the DMV all day for the perfect beard, and 18% would shave their head.
Interestingly, men actually seem to put more stock in their facial hair than women. While 73% of male respondents believe facial hair makes them more attractive, only 63% of female respondents shared the same sentiment regarding male attractiveness.
>Wuhan builds mobile hospitals
The construction of three mobile cabin hospitals in Wuhan, Hubei province has picked up steam on Monday night as part of the efforts to contain and treat patients suspected of contracting the novel coronavirus.
The city will make use of the city's sports stadium and two convention centers, and renovate them into three mobile hospitals to offer a total of 3,400 beds. Medical staff will be dispatched to the three hospitals to take care of patients who test positive for the virus - but show no severe symptoms - as soon as they are completed.
Once a patient's symptoms worsen, he or she will be transferred to Jinyintan Hospital, one of the city's designated hospitals to admit patients infected with the new virus, in a timely manner.
>Mental health services offered
To address anxiety and mental health concerns triggered by the novel coronavirus outbreak, the National Health Commission has required provincial-level regions to integrate psychological support resources and standardize such public services.
Wang Bin, deputy director of the commission's disease control and prevention bureau, said local governments should coordinate a variety of mental health hotlines provided by education authorities, civil affairs departments or social organizations, while offering training and guidance to hotline operators.
The Hubei government has also set up a psychological support hotline, 4007-027-520, that went into operation on Friday.
Experienced counselors will receive calls from 9 am to 9 pm each day.
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