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Is counting steps as bad as counting calories?

CW: Calorie counting, disordered eating habits The concept of ‘calorie counting’ has become infamous in society due to its harmful contribution to the development of unhealthy and disordered eating behaviours.…

Rise and Shine! How to Fix Your Body Clock

I’m sure many students would relate to the fact that I have spent the last two years desperately wishing I was a natural early bird, that I could wake up…

Retractions and Covid-19: a look into bad science

Every once in a while, we are reminded of the wisdom in ancient tales. During the current pandemic, we are specifically reminded of one of the most famous tales of…

Lying by omission: how graphs can shape Covid coverage

Badly presented statistics cost lives. The stakes have never been higher: over the past year, the careless misrepresentation of data has brewed uncertainty, conspiracy, and the deaths of loved ones.…

The problem with vaccine nationalism during a pandemic

For many people, the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel is a Covid vaccine. Multiple trials are underway with promising results and there have been suggestions that a…

Book review: Letters to a New Student by Dr Gary W Wood

Studying is a bit different for everyone – it might be fun, curiosity-driven, and inspiring, but it can also be daunting or stressful when it is wrapped up in deadlines…

The Great Mystery of Sleep

For such a fundamental and routine feature of our existence, sleep is something that we know relatively little about. Though it has been studied since the 1900s, scientists still do…

Measles has returned to haunt the United States of America

Officials have declared a public health emergency in the United States due to a measles outbreak in Washington. The rising number of cases in the state has been linked to…