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Edinburgh’s air pollution highest in Scotland: plans to tackle it

A recent report has revealed that air pollution caused more than one in 29 deaths last year in Edinburgh, which is higher than any other Scottish city. The report by the Centre for Cities in collaboration with urban policy researchers detailed that Edinburgh was the most at risk in comparison to other urban areas in […]

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Green is the new black: commercial shops’ sustainability efforts just ain’t that sustainable

The drive to be more sustainable has taken the world by figurative storm over the last few years and has shone a light on how ethical our favourite brands and businesses actually are. Whilst we have been told to reduce, reuse and recycle for most of our lifetimes, it is only now that we as […]

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Rosie Byrne’s tips for beating hormonal breakouts

Whether hormonal, cystic, transient or long-lasting, acne will affect most of us at some point in our lifetime. Our skin can really affect our emotional and mental health because appearance is often the first impression someone else will get, and this can be extremely damaging. Insecurities are made worse with the increasing visibility that we […]

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Fashion and The Crown: trends from the iconic royals

We think of the Royal family as a cultural symbol of Britishness and a hallmark of traditionalism, but it may surprise you that they have often been the trailblazing pioneers  of popular  trends. This is emphasised by Netflix’s The Crown, which is currently in its third series with Olivia Colman taking over from Claire Foy […]

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Legionnaires’ disease – ways to prevent and treat the illness

Whilst at university, it is important to know about other illnesses that could be less common. Legionnaires’ disease is a lung infection that is carried through water containing legionella bacteria. The chances of catching it are very small due to the regulations regarding testing and water temperatures that landlords and accommodation services are supposed to […]

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Health at university: what is Meningitis and how do we prevent it?

Students at university are particularly vulnerable to certain illnesses as a result of possible poor diet, lack of exercise or poor living conditions. Despite this, for the most part, many students will suffer a bout of freshers’ flu and/or food poisoning and thankfully won’t experience anything much more serious. Regardless, there are many conditions that […]

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Super-saver Spooky Season – Halloween outfits on a student budget

It’s mid-October already, and Halloween is creeping up on us! Originally a pagan festival celebrating the dead and the end of the harvest season, it has now become a favourite holiday for many. It might be just one day, but it plays a key part of the series of holidays that we celebrate year after […]

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Health at University: the infamous and inevitable Freshers’ Flu

Uncontrollable coughing and sneezing can be heard throughout lecture theatres across the country at the start of the academic year – you swore you wouldn’t get it, but now the worst has hit and you have to admit it: you’ve got freshers’ flu. So, what do you do? Freshers’ Flu affects the majority of university […]