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Call for conversation: women in medicine

One essential part of an older patient’s management is the Mini-Mental State Examination. There are various questions to consider, but most include the practitioner asking, “who am I?” to assess…

Celebrating Edinburgh’s alumni on International Women’s Day

Since being allowed to enrol in 1892, remarkable women at the University of Edinburgh have overcome considerable adversity to become drivers of equality and excellence in their fields. Flora Philip…

Endometriosis: more than just period pain

Despite the feminist progress we have made in the past century, the male body still dominates the world of medicine. As Caroline Criado Perez points out in her recent book…

You are what you eat: mental health linked to gut bacteria

The concept of a communication line between the brain and the gut, referred to in scientific literature as the ‘brain-gut axis’, has been a popular topic in medical research in…

Why is alternative medicine not just a load of Goop?

Alternative forms of medications hold a long and illustrious history, predating modern medicine by a significant number of centuries. From the ancient ear nose, and throat healing properties of turmeric…

The 21st century print revolution

With an increase in life expectancy and a growing popular interest in sports, the number of injuries and disorders that affect the body are predicted to increase. These injuries are…

Could AI help diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia, could be considered one of the more terrifying illnesses one can get. It starts slowly, with minor memory problems followed by disorientation and confusion…

OCD sufferers may struggle more with coping strategies

A new study has shown that those suffering from obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD) may struggle to cope with their diagnosis more than those with other mental illnesses. OCD is a…