• Opinion

  • How to get into academic medicine

    • Fu Chuen Kon
    Balancing between research and keeping up with medicine is daunting for most medical students and it is no easier for clinician-scientists. Doctors have to maintain this juggling act for the majority of their career.
  • I am sure you have all heard in recent media how sanitary products are taxed at 5% as they are considered to be ‘luxury items’, but were you aware that Jaffa cakes and flapjacks are classed as essential thus not taxed?
  • Health inequalities in Deaf Communities

    • Abiramie Ravindiran
    British Sign Language (BSL) is the most common form of sign language used in Britain. It combines visual and gestural movements to allow communication by those who are deaf or have significant hearing impairments.
  • The Ethics of Research on Prisoners

    • Stephanie Moor
    You’re trawling the streets at night.  Your family have disowned you. You have nowhere to go.  You’re seeking out your next high. You go to meet your dealer, but instead you find the police waiting for you.  Now you’ve got yourself arrested.
  • The Fluoride Debate

    • Manav Aggarwal
    Fluoride—the ionic form of fluorine—is the thirteenth most abundant element in the earth’s crust and is the most reactive of all the non-metal elements. As such, fluoride is present in many water supplies—and may be artificially added to others.
  • Despite their ancient origins, primitive marine organisms provide surprisingly invaluable resources for medical research: with many creatures of the deep possessing robust developmental and physiological processes that remain relevant to humans today.