Category Archives: Medical Advances

Hot Topic: Stem Cells

This article talks about how stem cells have been used to heal heart tissue. I can tell you that stem cells is a super-hot topic at the moment, and is carried out in Dundee. I’m actually studying them right now … Continue reading

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Hot Topic: Student Fees

9k per year student fees in scotland? Good prompt questions at the bottom of this post on GetIntoMedicine as well.

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Hot Topic: Obesity

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15376896 What do you think about this? Do you think controlling people’s bodyweight is a personal or governmental issue? For a start – I personally think it is up to the person to motivate themselves to lose weight – the … Continue reading

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Hot Topic: Euthanasia

Always a tricky and emotive subject… This article talks about an interesting case of somebody who was in a minimally conscious state (slightly different from a vegetative state). I would probably try to read more around the subject of euthanasia … Continue reading

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Hot Topic: Presumed Consent in Organ Donation

This only applies to wales at the moment, but gives a decent explanation of presumed consent for organ donation.

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Hot Topic: Assisted Suicide

This subject is a really emotive one. Whats your view on assisted suicide? Do you think it should be legalised?

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Hot Topic: ‘Forcing’ your brain to learn

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128264.300-natural-brain-state-is-primed-to-learn.html

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