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The Anti-Vaccination Movement: Disrupting Global Health

Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease, currently preventing 2-3 million deaths a year. This figure could increase to a further 1.5 million if global coverage of vaccinations improves. However, … Read More

by Kallie Price, 2 days ago

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Mental Health in Footballers

With Mental Health at the Forefront of the Agenda, Are Football Clubs Lagging Behind? It was recently announced that access to the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) mental health services by professional footballers … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 19th March 2019

Research

Flu: Is Llama Blood the Answer?

Flu: Are Llamas the Solution? The annual flu season is upon us and many of us get vaccinated against prevalent strains of influenza, identified from the southern hemisphere’s winter. Flu is caused by a virus that has the … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 8th March 2019

Education Social Care

University Mental Health Day

University Mental Health Day Mental health is increasingly on the agenda for policy makers and health practitioners, but one group of society seems to be at an ever increasing risk of developing mental health problems, students. University … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 7th March 2019

Ethics Research

Is gene editing one step too far?

Gene editing could eliminate some diseases - but at what cost to the future of the human race? What is the true risk of gene editing? Originally discovered by a researcher from Osaka University in 1987, gene editing could … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 10th December 2018

    Education Social Care

    University Mental Health Day

    University Mental Health Day Mental health is increasingly on the agenda for policy makers and health practitioners, but one group of society seems to be at an ever increasing risk of developing mental health problems, students. University … Read More

    by Sophie Griffith, 7th March 2019

    Education Social Care

    Mental health referral delays and rejections put pressure on teachers

    In 2017-18 at least 55,000 referrals to children’s mental health services (Camhs) were rejected or considered inappropriate. In the same year, there were almost 200,000 referrals in total – up 26% when compared with 2013-14. The … Read More

    by Ashley Smith, 9th October 2018

      Ethics Research

      Is gene editing one step too far?

      Gene editing could eliminate some diseases - but at what cost to the future of the human race? What is the true risk of gene editing? Originally discovered by a researcher from Osaka University in 1987, gene editing could … Read More

      by Ashley Smith, 10th December 2018

      Ethics

      The Ethics of Guide Dogs

      For over 80 years guide dogs have been aiding blind people to live more active and fulfilling lives. However, a recent discussion on ITV’s popular breakfast show ‘Good Morning Britain’ raised the question; “is training … Read More

      by Ashley Smith, 19th November 2018

      Ethics Research

      Is the gender gap an issue in medical trials?

      It is well accepted that children are not just miniature adults and so ideally should only receive drugs that have been tested in paediatric trials. However, there is also evidence that the difference between male and female … Read More

      by Ashley Smith, 15th August 2018

      Ethics

      Is Women’s Cycling “Just Business”?

      Is Women’s Cycling ‘Just Business’? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but how much diversity is there really in the world of sports. Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities … Read More

      by Sophie Griffith, 8th August 2018

      Ethics

      Does Football have a Darker Side?

      Does Football have a Darker Side? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but to what extent is there diversity in professional sports? Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders really expect … Read More

      by Sophie Griffith, 7th August 2018

        Research

        The Anti-Vaccination Movement: Disrupting Global Health

        Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease, currently preventing 2-3 million deaths a year. This figure could increase to a further 1.5 million if global coverage of vaccinations improves. However, … Read More

        by Kallie Price, 2 days ago

        Research

        Flu: Is Llama Blood the Answer?

        Flu: Are Llamas the Solution? The annual flu season is upon us and many of us get vaccinated against prevalent strains of influenza, identified from the southern hemisphere’s winter. Flu is caused by a virus that has the … Read More

        by Sophie Griffith, 8th March 2019

        Ethics Research

        Is gene editing one step too far?

        Gene editing could eliminate some diseases - but at what cost to the future of the human race? What is the true risk of gene editing? Originally discovered by a researcher from Osaka University in 1987, gene editing could … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 10th December 2018

        Ethics Research

        Is the gender gap an issue in medical trials?

        It is well accepted that children are not just miniature adults and so ideally should only receive drugs that have been tested in paediatric trials. However, there is also evidence that the difference between male and female … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 15th August 2018

        Ethics Research

        What tools are ethical in the fight against anti-vaccers?

        The anti-vaccination movement is a relatively new, largely US phenomenon. It has been roundly criticised in medical circles. However, it stems from a desire (albeit perhaps misguided) of parents to do what’s best for … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 20th July 2018

          Education Social Care

          University Mental Health Day

          University Mental Health Day Mental health is increasingly on the agenda for policy makers and health practitioners, but one group of society seems to be at an ever increasing risk of developing mental health problems, students. University … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 7th March 2019

          Social Care

          Cooking Away Loneliness

          Cooking Away Loneliness The loneliness epidemic has already begun, but is the UK sufficiently prepared to deal with it? With the first ever Minister for Loneliness in the world, being appointed in the UK in February, are … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 25th October 2018

          Social Care

          Music and Dementia: A Perfect Match?

          Music and Dementia: A Perfect Match? With half of all women predicted to develop dementia, are we doing enough to improve the lives of those living with this degenerative disease? Music and dementia may seem an unlikely combination, … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 16th October 2018

          Education Social Care

          Mental health referral delays and rejections put pressure on teachers

          In 2017-18 at least 55,000 referrals to children’s mental health services (Camhs) were rejected or considered inappropriate. In the same year, there were almost 200,000 referrals in total – up 26% when compared with 2013-14. The … Read More

          by Ashley Smith, 9th October 2018

          Social Care

          How Will The UK Cope With An Ageing Population?

          How Will The UK Cope With An Ageing Population? The UK has an ageing population. Are we making appropriate provisions for a health care system that some say is starting to creak? Infonetica recently conducted a survey that … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 28th August 2018

            Uncategorised

            Mental Health in Footballers

            With Mental Health at the Forefront of the Agenda, Are Football Clubs Lagging Behind? It was recently announced that access to the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) mental health services by professional footballers … Read More

            by Sophie Griffith, 19th March 2019