Tag: Medicine

Fashion

The Rise of the Oat Milk and Keto Diets

Oat Milk Dairy alternatives have been on the rise for a few years now, particularly soya, coconut, and almond milk. However, oat milk has risen in popularity exponentially in the last year. This has mainly been due to a growing awareness of the ethical issues surrounding dairy and a greater understanding of environmental damage caused…

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

Human model to test implants for cataract surgery

Cataract is described as the clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a deterioration in vision. It often develops with age, but trauma and exposure to intense radiation can also cause it to form. Easy preventions for developing cataracts include wearing sunglasses and abstaining from smoking, but the only known way to treat…

Fashion

The best BB and CC creams

It’s a new year and you want a fresh and radiant glow to add to your everyday routine. Then you will be looking for a BB or CC cream. Time to know your acronyms; a BB cream is a beauty blemish cream and a CC cream is a colour correcting cream and depending on whether…

Travel

VacciNATIONS

Getting sick abroad is last on my packing list but always a great possibility when staying in hostels and bustling through markets in high heat, surrounded by germs. However, becoming ill is avoidable, and manageable if we do catch something nasty. My advice is fourfold. Vaccinations These must be done in advance. Apart from the…

Features

An Insight with…

UEA has a long-standing history with the NHS and whilst the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, Concrete has decided to look at how this relationship has developed over the years, and what it means to our colleagues here on campus. It’s unclear when the school of Health Sciences opened, however in 1994 the Queens Building…

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…

Features

How accessible is UEA?

My name is Anders, and I am a first year Biochemistry student. I’m in the 98th percentile for verbal reasoning which is way above average, and have a standard IQ. Yet I struggle to concentrate and stay focused, to have motivation, to stay organised mentally and physically, and this is due to multiple physical, mental…

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