–Eleanor Dixon Is Gaming Really Good For You? In 2014, consumers spent $22.4 billion on the computer and video game industry. In 2015, the UK games industry was worth £4.2 billion. An estimated 36.4 million people play video and computer … Continue reading Is Gaming Really Good For You?
–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%
-Heather Whalley The last lecture this year for my conservation biology module required each student to put together a short presentation about where they believe the future of conservation biology lies. I can’t speak for the rest of my peers, … Continue reading A Plate Full Of Problems: The Future Of Food Sustainability
-Elliott Lloyd Livestock need drugs to maintain a high food production. Their rearing at high densities create perfect conditions for the spread of disease-causing microbes and parasites that need to be combated using drugs. However there are many negative consequences … Continue reading Livestock On Drugs
-Bariya Malik One of the most intricate things found in nature is the brain, and although scientists have been scrutinizing for years on end, the enigmas that the brain presents are far from being unravelled. The brain is the principal … Continue reading Worried About Anxiety?
-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
-Sarah Syed Iftikhar ‘Schizophrenia’ – a word usually misinterpreted for violence and infuriation. A word that makes the majority of people feel uneasy and anxious. It is not surprising that anyone suffering from it would be under the impression that … Continue reading Schizophrenia
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
Thomas Holloway, Biology 3rd Year What makes some people smoke? Is it an addictive personality…? Some uncanny Freudian oral fixation…? Something to do with the circadian clock or our genes? – who knows – but smoking has been humanity’s unhealthy … Continue reading E-Cigarettes – What’s The Harm?
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?