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Review: This is Going to Hurt

Ben Whishaw during an interview for “Mary Poppins Returns”

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Halloween isn’t over yet: Have Facebook created a monster they can’t control?

After a whistle-blower set off a series of damming articles in the Wall Street Journal revealing Facebook Inc.’s own research into the harmful effects of its platforms, the public was left wondering what they can do to keep children and teenagers safe. Whistle-blower, Frances Haugen, told a congressional hearing that Facebook “harm children, stoke division and […]

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Pandemic passions: making time out count

A brand new 2020 diary, scrumptiously leather-bound with gorgeous thick paper waiting for my scrawling hand. Fast forward to March 2021 and this diary is practically empty. My concept of time has been completely rehashed, all tasks rotating around the small circle of kitchen-desk-bathroom. My social calendar is blank and my scheduled hours at University […]

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Getting Diagnosed With ADHD At University: What I’ve Learned

The average age of diagnosis for a child with ADHD is between 6 and 12 years old. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 18 and a first year at university, and now that I’m nearing the end of my time at university, I’m reflecting on the experience.  It was at some point during my first […]

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The pill: past and present

2021 marks 60 years since the pill was first made available to women in the UK. It is fair to say that the pill has changed our society and women’s place in it, affording us the ability to choose when to start a family, to have control over painful periods, to pursue further education or […]

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Getting checked in COVID-19: making sure your health doesn’t take a backseat

Throughout lockdown, we were told ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives’ in an attempt to control the spread of Coronavirus, and whilst staying home may have protected us from contracting Covid-19, it meant that many other serious illnesses and health conditions went undetected and untreated. The pandemic took over our lives; physically with […]

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The contraception shortage endemic isn’t being taken seriously

As if accessing contraception could be any more of a drag, on the 6th of February, there was a declared shortage regarding a number of pills and injectable contraceptives. With next to nothing being done about it, it is high time for some moral and medical clarity on female contraception. Conclusive evidence of the effects […]

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Coronavirus: only one of the many thousands of deadly diseases

The coronavirus has infected more than 70,000 people in China and cases have appeared in 26 other countries. Media outlets across the globe are preoccupied with the outbreak, and panic and misinformation are widespread on social media; but infectious diseases have been part of our lives throughout history – and vaccines, hygiene and quarantine have […]