• Herd Immunity: The Past and Present 

    Many people have heard of Darwin’s Theory of Survival of the fittest; only those who are the best adapted for their environment and able to adapt to change survive and pass on their genes to future generations. Herd immunity is an idea which follows a similar concept. However, in this case, it is a way...
  • Second Person HIV Free! 

    The second ever case of cured human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) happened to 40-year-old Londoner Adam Castillejo, who has been 30 months HIV free since the beginning of March 2020. HIV was the last widespread global pandemic since coronavirus, beginning in 1981, infecting 75 million and killing 32 million.  HIV is a virus spreading through...
  • Should Social Media Addiction be Called a Disease?

    MPs have recently been in discussions to decide whether social media addiction should be classified as a disease. It comes after a long uproar of people claiming social media is affecting children’s mental health and a further recent report undertaken by the government suggesting the same.   In November...
  • YouTube Demonetises Anti-Vaccine Videos – Too Little Too Late?

    The appearance of adverts next to controversial YouTube videos has once again raised the issue of social media as a propagator of unsafe content. After reviewing where their adverts were being used, big name brands, including Nestle and Kellogg’s, found their adverts being associated with anti-vaccination channels. Needless to...
  • Completely Paralysed Patients Able to Communicate Again

    Motor Neurone disease (MND) was catapulted into the public eye some years ago by revolutionary physicist Prof. Stephen Hawking who suffers from the most common type of MND, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS causes a progressive loss of the patient’s motor control; that is, they are unable to control the...