Evlyn Forsyth-Muris

Science

Diabetes screening could improve early diagnosis

Approximately 3.5m people are currently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but it is estimated that a further 549,000 remain undiagnosed. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness where the pancreas produces insufficient insulin to meet the body’s needs. This causes high blood sugar levels which damage the body and lead to complications such as vascular…

Science

Medical tech: a gimmick or the future?

Advances in the accessibility of online-based healthcare services has the potential to change how we use and access medical help. A Service called ‘Thriva’ offers online and postal health monitoring services. Pay somewhere between £24 and £69 per package and you can have your blood tested for cholesterol, liver function, vitamin D and more. The…

Science

UEA teams with NHS to improve aphasia research

The Eastern Region arm of NHS research (National Institute for Health Research) has teamed up with UEA’s Aphasia Research Collaboration to take the first step in improving the experiences of research participants with Aphasia. Aphasia is a language impairment whereby patients have difficulty with speaking, reading and/or writing in many different ways. For example, they…

Science

Trainee surgeons lack understanding of the ‘real world’

Roger Kneebone, Professor of Surgical Education at Imperial College London, recently made comments on the latest generation of surgical trainees. He said that a rise of screen exposure and a decline in hands-on subjects at school was resulting in surgical students showing a reduced physical understanding of the world. One suggestion to regain these skills…

Film

Pride: A movie of revolution

Pride, a 2014 adaptation of the true story of UK gay activists supporting the miners’ strike in 1984, follows LGSM – lesbians and gays support the miners – as they raise money for the strike, yet struggle to find a union to accept the money due to rampant homophobia. The film manages to explore two…

TV

Women, power, and reality

The BBC’s recent hit drama Bodyguard received mostly praise for its thrilling plot, but there was significant backlash online over the noticeable number of women cast in roles of power and skill. Some were grateful for the show’s female representation, but most were unhappy, either proclaiming political correctness gone mad or simply stating it was…

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