Official Partner The Royal Society of Medicine

Menu

In the News

Improving Surgical Training

7th August 2018

This week, the first of a new generation of surgical trainees have begun their posts in the IST, or Improving Surgical Training, scheme. They are the first cohort, and we are looking ahead to see if the scheme does indeed do what it says on the tin. The pilot training programme which began this week…

Junk Food: Ads to Be Banned on the Tube

12th June 2018

Sadiq Khan has pledged to combat the “scandal” of childhood obesity by banning the advertisement of junk food across the TFL network. The Mayor of London has proposed that posters promoting food and drink high in sugar, fat or salt would not be allowed on the capitals’ tubes and buses. Obestiy Levels Mr Kahn said…

On Coffee

16th May 2018

From our Lead Surgical Contributor, Dr. Paul Sturch. All coffee sold in California must now carry a cancer warning. Seriously. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that coffee sellers in the Golden State failed to warn customers of the potentially carcinogenic compound acrylamide being sold in their coffee. So. Bad news for all teachers and…

Nurses Run

From our Lead Surgical Contributor, Dr. Paul Sturch. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. Athletes need to achieve qualifying times to even register for the run. While elite runner and two-time Olympian, Desiree Linden was the first US woman to…

Andrew Marr

From our Lead Surgical Contributor, Dr. Paul Sturch. Andrew Marr has recently undergone an operation to remove a cancerous tumour on his kidney. The broadcaster, 58, announced on his eponymous show: “I am going to be away for a couple of weeks or so… I’m having a small hospital operation and I will be back as…

Booze in Your Genes

20th March 2018

Attention all hepatologists, booze aficionados, and weekend drinkers – there might just be something of interest in the latest piece of alcohol research from the United States. The Study A paper published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research details the results of a study of 238 university students with regards to alcoholism. The 238 students underwent a…

Three-Parent Babies

19th March 2018

Were I writing this article a couple of years ago, I would assume that anyone reading it had been born to two biological parents – but this may no longer be the case. So-called three-parent babies are now a reality, not just a far-fetched-sounding sci-fi idea. Hope Fertility Back in 2016, the first of the…

Abortion in Northern Ireland

14th March 2018

Abortion is considered acceptable in the majority of countries in the world in order to save a woman’s life. However, a 2015 analysis called The Pew Report concluded that in at least 25% of countries, this is the only reason an abortion may be carried out legally. Other reasons, such as foetal abnormalities, rape, mental…

Video Gaming Disorder

Countless parents have tutted and rolled their eyes at young people and their fascination with television. Whether it’s imploring children to get outside and play in the sunshine for a while, or demanding they move back a few feet from the screen lest they end up with square eyes, the pull of the screen is…

Antibiotics in Livestock

12th March 2018

Livestock farmers use antibiotics to help protect their animals from illness and disease in the herd. They are also often abused to promote growth, making the animals bigger and therefore worth more. The practice of giving livestock these medicines is a well-known and widespread one, but what does it mean for people consuming meat that…

Loading

Loading More Content