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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

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? Musican and dmeentia may seem an unlikely … 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

    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

        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

        Ethics Research

        Statistical analysis exposes dubious data in 2% of anaesthesia trials

        Statistical analysis of over 5,000 published trials has highlighted 90 that contain dubious data. This is equivalent to around 2% of the trials examined using statistical tools to identify anomalies hidden within the … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 19th February 2018

        Research

        UN urges governments to increase funding in medical research and development

        A recent report published by Doctors Without Borders titled ‘Lives on the edge’ analyses the failure of the current R&D system and goes on to outline new ways of developing tools to better address the medical … Read More

        by Ashley Smith, 23rd September 2016

          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? Musican and dmeentia may seem an unlikely … 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

          Social Care

          Is Obesity Becoming The Biggest Health Epidemic?

          Is Obesity Becoming The Biggest Health Epidemic? With obesity quickly becoming the number one risk factor for cancer, is it time we start thinking about the bigger picture? Today you’d be hard-pushed to find a person … Read More

          by Sophie Griffith, 16th August 2018