Memories

Memories This piece is a reflection on an article from the New York Times this week. The story is told about a large family from Colombia, and their many relatives who have developed early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The case has been baffling doctors and scientists, both in Colombia and the United States. […]

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It’s A Suffered Life

This is an account of a woman, herself severely injured during an attack in Sudan and who witnessed the murder of her babe. It’s A Suffered Life Gilded grace Upon Darkness. Tomorrow’s Heart Becomes the custom for sorrow. Fragmented faces Forgetting The Eyes of those who Beg to look afar. […]

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The Landscape of Lesotho

Lesotho is one of the highest countries and is entirely landlocked by South Africa. 40% of Lesotho’s population survives on less than $1.25 a day. In centuries gone by, the people of Lesotho were driven high up into the mountains by the Xhosa and Zulu people and have repeated a solitary and isolated life, mainly […]

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Roboticism: Sima Barmania reports on a worrying new pandemic affecting the UK’s junior doctors

After spending some time away from medicine, I return to find that there seems to be a surreptitious, mysterious pandemic infiltrating the junior doctors that practice medicine in the United Kingdom. The cause of this pandemic has largely been overlooked but recent research can now confirm the existence and rampancy of the condition, which can now […]

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Jeanette Glasser on “The Pains of Youth”

Intense and challenging, the National’s recent interpretation of “Pains of Youth” (which ran from October 2009 – January 2010) at the Cottesloe, under the skilful direction of Katie Mitchell, has the audience gripped throughout. It is a fast-paced play about medical students in Vienna in the early 1920s – their fraught, turbulent psyches trying to […]

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