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Medicine, Uncategorized

Happy 70th Birthday NHS

Earlier this year, the National Health Service, commonly known as the NHS, reached its platinum milestone, celebrating its 70th birthday. The National Health Service is the organization run by the British government to supply free and easy healthcare to all citizens of the United Kingdom. The healthcare has been a vital value of the U.K. within the 70 years of being created, supplying free and quick care to all, regardless of class, age, gender, religion

Stress. Credit: Ian Espinosa
Mental Health

This Mental Health Awareness Week, A Reminder On Dealing With Stress

As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, which this year is focused on stress, it’s key to remember top tips on dealing with stress from exams to work and home life to friendships. Dealing with an overload of stress can lead on to mental health problems from self-injury and even suicide. A study conducted by Mental Health Foundation revealed that 74% of people in the past year have at some point

Politics

Nigel Farage Suggests Second Brexit Referendum

Nigel Farage, the ex-UKIP Leader and the most vocal and passionate “Brexiteer” pushing for Brexit, has recently suggested that the UK should perhaps have a second referendum on the issue. Maybe, just maybe, we should have a second referendum on EU membership. It would kill off the issue for a generation once and for all. https://t.co/FQxniMi5MA — Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 11, 2018 The 53-year-old politician made the claim soon after his presence on the

Feminism

Prostitution: An Identity Or A Stigmatized Profession?

Prostitution is the world’s oldest trade. Throughout history, the sale of sex has been a necessity for some and a major point of contention for others. More often than not, the victims of the system are working class women who are subjected to humiliation and degradation, from their abusers and the authorities alike. Before the 18th century, the term referred to any woman who took part in sex outside of wedlock, but by the 1700’s the term became

Politics

Why I Turned Away From Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party

Up until about two months ago, I was Team Corbyn all the way. I loved the way he energized young people and how he seemed like just a regular guy, unlike the other politicians in Westminster. The youth turnout in 2017 was up from 43% to 58%, so it seemed that others of my generation agreed. Having also been raised in a fairly socialist, left-wing family, I never considered the fact that I didn’t have

International

Controversial Blue Passport for Post-Brexit Britain

For the first time since 1988, the passport of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is returning to its original blue. The document, in itself a symbol of national identity, has been burgundy red since the country entered the European Union. To this day, red passports are still being issued by Her Majesty’s Passport Office, despite the government’s full committal to Brexit and withdrawal from the E.U. The new blue passports, without

Europe/UK

May Turns A Blind Eye To Homelessness

Today marked the last PMQs (Prime Minister’s Questions) of 2017. PMQs has always been a chance to hold the Prime Minister accountable on the record for what they have or haven’t done. I’m not going to lie, it’s been embarrassing watching the current Prime Minister Theresa May pathetically dodge pretty much every question she’s handed.   Today, Theresa May performed some masterful (read: horrifying) question dodging as Labour MP Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan took to the stage

Politics

Brexit and the DUP: What’s Going On?

A lot has happened in the past week regarding Brexit and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), specifically regarding the borders between the U.K. and the rest of the EU, and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. And, I know I’m not the only one who’s a bit confused. So, I’ve done the reading so you don’t have to, and I’m going to translate it into actual English rather than political jargon (you’re welcome). The

Europe/UK

The NHS Has Indefinitely Banned Smokers and the Obese From Receiving Surgery

New controversial plans have been drawn up in Hertfordshire that allows the NHS to ban obese and patients who smoke from receiving nonemergent surgery until have lost weight and or quit smoking. These restrictions are thought to be some of the most extreme and have already been criticised by the Royal College if Surgeons, the vice president had called for “urgent rethink” of policies which he said were “discriminatory” and went against the fundamental principles

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