Health



When the smoke clears

18th December 2021

Writer Ishani Mukherjee discusses whether there is a darker side to incense we should be aware of. I have been an avid user of a Middle Eastern incense called Bakhoor for a while. The incense usually burns on top of charcoal to allow it to smoke well. My day usually doesn’t start without it, and ...


Climatarian: the new ‘nature friendly’ diet

3rd December 2021

Taylor Prentice discusses the benefits of a diet that is tailored towards tackling climate change. After COP26 and the climate crisis being on our minds more than ever, you may be thinking about ways, on a personal level, to reduce your carbon footprint or generally make pro-environmental changes to your lifestyle.  Lifesum, the leading global ...


A handy guide to campus health facilities

17th November 2021

Denver Correia breaks down confusing guidance to help students access healthcare and stay safe at university. Taking care of your physical and mental wellbeing has never been more important than now. Equipping yourself with the right resources is crucial, especially in times of health emergencies, when finding information could seem daunting. Whether you’re a fresher ...


Reckoning with the risks: injection spiking and its longer term consequences

24th October 2021

Editor-in-Chief and medical student Lucy Dunn discusses the dangers of injection spiking. Spiking by injection is the new twisted trend infiltrating nightclubs across the UK, with an unprecedented number of complaints seeping across social media. As if dropping drugs in an unsuspecting victim’s drink wasn’t reviled enough, the reports of young women waking up the ...


Scottish Women’s Health Plan: the cure to women’s inequality in healthcare?

15th October 2021

Lifestyle editor Katherine Prentice discusses what the new Scottish Women’s Health Plan could have meant for her, had it been around when she needed it most. When I saw the Scottish Government had announced their Women’s Health Plan, I was a little apprehensive to read it. I have to admit, I have become pretty disillusioned ...


Should we all be (perfect) vegans?

14th October 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn explores the all or nothing attitude many have when it comes to animal products. When I was in my second year of university, I decided, one lent, that I was going to become completely vegan. Being (mostly) vegetarian anyway, it wasn’t the biggest of deals, and after having watched and naively believed ...


1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year

29th May 2021

The number of searches for the condition has increased by 25% since 2020. 1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year, according to a new study of Google data by pharmacy brand “Medicine Direct”. There has been a reported 25% increase in erectile dysfunction related Google searches since 2020 and the ...


What it’s like to end a pregnancy at home

23rd April 2021

One writer shares her experience of going through a medical abortion at home in her final year of university, in the hope it’ll help others who have to go through the same thing. Content warning: pregnancy, abortion I’ve never felt too in tune with my body. Throughout my life, it’s consistently been little more than ...


Hot girl summer or fat girl summer: why not both?

14th April 2021

Do we really need to lose the “lockdown weight” before summer comes around? Elena Adams doesn’t think so.  After being in and out of lockdown for almost a year, it’s no wonder that people can’t wait until summer, that light at the end of the tunnel (hopefully) without the restrictions we’ve all become accustomed to. ...