Health



Is reading the newest health fad we didn’t know we needed?

3rd May 2022

Aysha Sohail investigates how reading books can be beneficial to students’ health. Have you ever read a book that felt like a tonic for the soul? Something you could dip into and feel the stress fade away? There may be more science in it than you think – reading has been proven to bring you ...


Is Wordle a form of Wellness?

4th April 2022

Far from being just a silly puzzle, Wordle is good for our cognitive health. Wordle is the latest online craze at the moment, having just been bought over by The New York Times after exploding in popularity at the beginning of the year. However, according to a study by neurologist Douglas Scharre, MD, director of ...


A veggie’s guide to nutrition

10th February 2022

Lifestyle Columnist Tristan Rees explains how you can make sure you are getting the essential nutrients into your diet during this Veganuary and beyond. Over the last decade, for a variety of reasons, many people have adopted a more plant-based diet. Due to the growing concern surrounding the climate crisis, environmental activists are changing their ...


Why try Dry January?

5th February 2022

Giving up alcohol for a month can provide a lot of benefits, some of which won’t be realised until you give it a try. Dry January: the popular no-alcohol January challenge that many have participated in this past month. For some, this challenge was taken on to save their bank account, while for others it ...


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 ...