Tag: NHS

Science

The rise of antibiotic-resistant STIs

Gonorrhea is a sexually-transmitted disease which causes inflammatory discharge from the genitalia. Super-gonorrhea is a variant of the disease which is highly difficult to treat because it is resistant to the antibiotics that are commonly used to treat the infection. Recently, the first case of super-gonorrhea has been reported in the UK. The case has…

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…

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

‘I am not alone but I feel lonely’

When I was starting university, loneliness was never something I imagined I would feel. Living with friends, partying 24/7 and attending lectures I actually wanted to be in. It felt like a dream. Two years down the line, I am not alone but I feel lonely. If this sounds like a contradiction, you’re right. It…

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…

Science

Life expectancy in Norfolk

It has been concluded that with each stop on the District Line towards East London, life expectancy of the local inhabitants decreases by a year. As alarming as that sounds, according to a recent report compiled for Norfolk County Council, there currently exists a tremendous difference in life expectancies amongst people living in Norfolk, based…

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…

1 3 4 5 6 7 8
Calendar
August 2022
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  
Latest Comments
  • 1
    Cookies
    Not for me
  • 2
    Decolonising English in Argentina
    We are facing a climate catastrophy, the translation or proofreading could have been done online. Decolonising seems to be used to justify all sorts of things, including bad ones like…
  • 3
    Decolonising English in Argentina
    New forms of saviourism -it never ends this perpetuating of the Global South being something that needs visits from those good-willed who want to "help" from the Global North. It…
About Us

The University of East Anglia’s official student newspaper. Concrete is in print and online.

If you would like to get in touch, email the Editor on L.Hargreaves@uea.ac.uk. Follow us at @ConcreteUEA.