Category: Comment

I prescribe one newborn baby brother…

  By Dave Vedage Saviour siblings, as the name suggests, are children born to donate organs to and save the lives of their sibling. The benefits are obvious; the sibling would be treated, the newborn gets to help their relative and the family gets a new member. However, the debate surrounding saviour siblings continues to rage on. The issue has also […]

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Dear Doctor…

[box]Our in-house “doctor” solves all your problems[/box] Dear Doctor, I love being a medical student and all the self-importance that entitles me to. But as much as I have a marvellous time living with my housemates (it’s like ‘Friends’, ‘Neighbours’, ‘Skins’ and ‘In the Night Garden’, all mixed together in a lovely bucket of bliss), I really really miss my […]

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Rash Resolutions

[box]Zara Zeb’s monthly column[/box] In 2005 a British psychologist Cliff Arnall came up with a formula that combined several factors, including bills from the Christmas period to be paid, our ability to pay the debt, the weather, and broken resolutions, to calculate the most depressing day of the year. It started off with the 4th Monday of January but was […]

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Why does everyone hate medics?

[box]Oliver Davies asks the ultimate question[/box] 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 […]

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