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Death Doesn’t Wait for Weekends

Death Doesn’t Wait for Weekends

[box] David Fisher dissects the recent furore over increased death rates at weekends [/box] Would you have a coronary artery bypass graft on a Friday 13th? What if you accidentally smashed a mirror on the morning of the operation? Would the sight of ravens precipitate a heart attack before walking through the hospital door? New evidence brings to light another […]

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Why Do Other Students Hate Medics?

Why Do Other Students Hate Medics?

 So then, where do I begin? Quite frankly, this article could fill the whole edition, but for now, I’ll try and keep it brief. Before I begin I should probably explain a little about myself. As a graduate medic, there was once a time when I was also just a ‘regular’ student and so have partly shared in the perspective […]

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Why women aren’t better than you.

Why women aren’t better than you.

I’m going to leap in at the very start and make this point now. 
Feminists don’t hate men. Our brothers, fathers, sons, friends, colleagues and lovers are men. Our patients are men. When a feminist says, “I am a feminist”, he or she is not saying, “I am a feminist, ergo I loathe the Y-chromosome and routinely burn my underwear”. […]

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Oh go away: The Southbank skate spot closure

Oh go away: The Southbank skate spot closure

So this spring, the Queen Elizabeth Hall applied for permission to demolish, refurbish, and undo something very close to a lot of peoples hearts: The Southbank skate spot. It’s not an understatement to say that this space is one of the most famous skate spots in the entire world – Inherited by skaters in 1978, it has since become a […]

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Diary of an FY1 – Anju Phoolchund

Having done a very limited survey of what medical students would like to know about life as an FY1, I found one particular answer quite interesting: the work life balance. What else does an FY1 do outside of being the ward runner? The transition from medical student to FY1 is scary for many reasons, and not least is the unknown of […]

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Review: The Next Day

Review: The Next Day

Eclipsing UKIP’s attempt to stage the comeback of the year, 2013 sees David Bowie release his first studio album in 10 years.  Luckily whilst the former attempts to inject modern racism into traditional Thatcherism, Bowie presents an album which blends some of the best parts of the last few decades whilst still sounding new and original. When a long awaited […]

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The Death Of The Textbook

The Death Of The Textbook

It’s Monday morning and I am no longer met by the sea of Metros on TFL. In their stead carriages seem overrun with ebook readers. Whatever the vehicle of choice, the iPad, Kindle or Android tablet etc, the general trend seems highly centred on this culture of convenience, that all our digital desires, be it music, movies, games are but […]

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God is a dick

God is a dick

Hospitals are grim. The media sensationalises medical happy endings, but the reality is that loads of people die in hospital. Not just the old. Pregnant ladies, toddlers, babies, orphans, what have you, they all die in hospitals; sometimes in pain, and sometimes alone. I don’t feel bad about generalising the statement that most religious people perceive god to be an […]

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