CAN WE AVOID AN ANTIBIOTIC APOCALYPSE? 💊

Will we run out of effective antibiotics? This is perhaps one of the most worrying questions of this age, and I think the problem of antibiotic resistance is sometimes overlooked and underestimated. In this post I will be gathering my thoughts on this huge issue and reflecting on just how great a crisis this could…

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A ‘PAPER-FREE’ NHS? 📋

The drive for a paperless NHS has been a hot topic for a while now, but only recently it has truly sparked my attention. I read this article on BBC Health just today and I was really able to relate to it following the experiences I have gained through my work experience and volunteering.

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Stopping Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive autoimmune disease in which an individual’s immune system attacks their own cells, specifically, the myelin. It is a lifelong condition that has a wide range of symptoms including vision, balance, movement, sensation and sometimes serious disability. It’s mostly diagnosed in people ages 20 to 30. About 100 people a week…

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THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO | Atul Gawande

This book was authored by a surgeon and based around the idea that a simple checklist can act as the solution to all the problems faced within life’s complexities, particularly within medical procedures. He argued that having a checklist can prevent us from making silly mistakes or forgetting basic steps. They provide a basic, but…

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HOW DOES CANCER ACTUALLY KILL?

This question came to my mind as I was writing my reflections on the Cancer lecture I attended. I had never thought about Cancer in such great detail before and it made me start pondering on the biology of Cancer itself. I know that Cancer is an uncontrollable growth of your own body cells and…

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