Medical News: Jeremy Hunt, Has Proposed Plans To Increase The Number Of Junior Doctor Training Posts By 25%

–Aksa Ali The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has proposed plans to increase the number of junior doctor training posts by 25%. In numbers, that is an increase from 6,000 to 7,500 doctors. The expansion plans aim to decrease the dependence … Continue reading Medical News: Jeremy Hunt, Has Proposed Plans To Increase The Number Of Junior Doctor Training Posts By 25%

Antibiotic Resistance: A Threat As Real As Any Other

-Aksa Ali  Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and they are considered as the revolution of the second half of the twentieth century. The first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered unintentionally by Alexander Fleming in 1928. They do not, however, … Continue reading Antibiotic Resistance: A Threat As Real As Any Other

Misconceptions on the Origin of Depression

Elisavet-Vasiliki Papadopoulou, Biochemistry 3rd Year   During discussions with peers regarding depression I often hear the following statement: ‘Depression is caused by low serotonin levels’. We today know that the mechanisms involved in depression are complex; involving psychological and neurochemical factors. One such … Continue reading Misconceptions on the Origin of Depression

Heard of Ebola yet?

Zafar Ullah, Medicine (MBBS) at Kyber Medical College Peshawar, Pakistan, 3rd Year With an outbreak lurking about, who hasn’t heard of Ebola. Currently it is one of our world’s deadliest diseases, being highly infectious with no known cure. It starts with a fever and ends in death. The Ebola virus first appeared in 1976 and ever since, sporadic outbreaks have occurred while the latest has caused tremendous damage and is perniciously spreading amongst West African countries such as Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. In previous outbreaks there have been very good responses from the health care systems and also from the … Continue reading Heard of Ebola yet?