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Air ambulance called to UEA campus

This morning the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) and Norfolk Constabulary were called to UEA after a member of the public had a medical emergency. EEAST were called just before 10 o’clock. They sent an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer and air ambulance Anglia One to the scene. The air ambulance…

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Teenage mental health in decline

Adolescence is the prime time for mental health disorders to emerge, with half of all mental problems beginning in early teenage years. Researchers from Liverpool and London have uncovered a decrease in the mental wellbeing of UK teenagers; a finding that is mirrored in teenagers across the globe. Data was collected from two large groups…

Science

The student guinea pig

We all understand the stress of thousands of pounds of student debt looming over us (sorry to remind you of that), but just how far would you go to pay off the money you owe? Some students are going to extents that may be considered extreme. In order to be paid sums of up to…

Science

Thousands of hospital appointments missed

From January to June this year, over 30,000 hospital appointments have been missed by patients either not turning up, or showing up too late to be seen, NHS data shows. At the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, nearly 14,000 people out of around 250,000 patients missed their appointment, meaning that the hospital shoulders the no-show bill…

Science

Continuity of care saves lives

A recent paper published in the BMJ collated data from 22 studies and found that contact with the same doctor reduced mortality rates. Of the 22 studies, 18 found a statistically significant reduction in mortality with an increase in continuity of care (repeated contact between a patient and a particular doctor). Whilst all four studies…

Features

Milo Filtness on breast cancer and her mum

It’s very hard to start a conversation about cancer, because as far as medical conditions go, it has a huge amount of emotional weight. Firstly, because one in two people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK, so chances are that whoever you talk to about it, they have been personally affected. Secondly,…

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1/3 of medicine students no longer wish to study medicine

An online poll conducted by online student forum The Student Room has revealed that 37% of medicine students polled on the website no longer wish to study medicine. The survey, which was taken by 1,550 students, found that those studying medicine wished to end their studies as a result, of the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt’s,…

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