Tag: health

Vaccination Fears Go Viral


Sub-Editor Michele Theil explores the anti-vaccination movement and the effect it could have on the public.

Celebrating medical marvels


Medical documentaries are fascinating, informative and wide-reaching, but often toe a fine line between removing taboos around common conditions and reinforcing them. Programmes like ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ tread this line very carefully, encouraging public discussion around a wide variety of conditions and the removal of any associated embarrassment.  There is no denying that increased awareness is […]

Running out of the junk food rut


“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t” – Elle Woods, Legally Blonde. Whilst I’m not contemplating shooting anyone anytime soon, not the least my non-existent husband, this Elle Woods life lesson is something which got me thinking a few months ago. Since beginning university […]

5 ab work outs that avoid the gym


Now we are into Spring, and the new years resolutions we made to go to the gym everyday and eat only organically sourced food are distant memories. So instead of accepting defeat, or worse still making the trek to the gym – here are some of the best ways to get a washboard core, without […]

The Perils of All-Nighters


Beth Carr on why we need to stop the habit of staying up all night to complete work It’s 3am on a Wednesday night and campus is buzzing. But it’s not the SU that’s full: it’s the library. Not so much buzzing with activity but buzzing with caffeine. This is a picture of end of […]

Living with a chronic illness at university


I used to see illness as a handy way of getting out of going to school, and would often envy those with terrible immune systems who were constantly off sick with a common cold. I never caught a cold! Damn my brilliant immune system! How ironic that at the age of 17, right after I […]

So you don’t like the gym?


Is getting in more exercise one of your resolutions for this year? Iren talks us through alternative ways to stay fit if you’re not a fan of the gym.

The importance of water


Amie Dredge asks why the university is not doing more to keep us hydrated Water: that little necessity in life that comprises over 70% of your body weight. We are constantly being told to drink more water, yet there are very few places on campus to get this water. The recommended daily intake of water […]

Thigh gap or booty? The choice is yours.


Through the ages, women have had to choose a path at an inevitable life crossroad. In more classic times the choice would have been between Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. At today’s crossroad she chooses between icons such as Keira Knightley and Adele. The question of what makes the body beautiful has shaped throughout history […]