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Medical Student Stress: Coping Through Cartoons?
December 5, 2018
Exercise. Yoga. Meditation. Time with family and friends. These are just things medical students do to decompress during their notoriously challenging studies. Now comes news of another outlet for at least one med student in the US: cartooning the process. Here’s a closer look at Mai Stewart’s story.

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UK Does Deal With Jamaica to Recruit Nurses
November 28, 2018
The UK's National Health Service plans to establish an "earn, learn, and return" program with Jamaica. Let's take a closer look.

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International Nursing Care Enrollments Skyrocket in Japan
November 21, 2018
With Japan’s graying population causing a labor shortage in the healthcare sector, international student enrollments in nursing care programs are rising at a significant rate: According to a survey by the Japan Association of Training Institutions for Certified Care Workers, international enrollme...

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Four Reasons Why You Should Care About Diabetes
November 14, 2018
Diabetes impacts hundreds of millions of people all over the world. Because it’s so common, however, many people underestimate its seriousness. Not only that, but half of those living with diabetes remain undiagnosed. To that end, the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organiza...

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Women Fuel Record Application Numbers to UK Med Schools
November 7, 2018
Ucas reports that record numbers of women have applied to UK medical schools after the government expanded placements to combat the NHS doctor shortage. Let's take a closer look.

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The EU’s Medicine Academies Call for Post-Brexit Research Exchange
October 31, 2018
With negotiations underway regarding the UK’s imminent departure from the EU, many issues remain up in the air. Unwilling to take any chances, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) recently released a statement imploring the EU and the UK to secure medical research cooperation.

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France Aims to Address Doctor Deficit
October 24, 2018
With countries all over the world facing a deficit of healthcare professionals, French president Emmanuel Macron has proposed new measures aimed at tackling the problem. Here’s a closer look at government plans to increase the number of doctors, along with how these plans fit into Macron’s plans...

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Study Shows Veterans Need More Aid for Med School
October 17, 2018
Northwestern University has issued a public release detailing a shortfall of financial aid to veterans attending medical school. The study found the US Department of Veterans Affairs covered a smaller proportion of tuition for medical students than it did for other programs. Let's take a closer look...

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In The US, The Nurse Shortage Is Getting More Acute
October 10, 2018
The UK is not the only country facing a nursing crisis. The aging population in the US has amplified the need for more nurses. Where are they? Let's take a closer look.

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Dessert And Sweet Soft Drinks Must Be Banned From Schools, Say UK Dentists
October 8, 2018
Dentists in the UK call for a ban on soft drinks and sweet desserts in schools. Let's take a closer look.

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December 10, 2018

Today is a momentous occasion: it’s Human Rights Day, and the 70th birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. While the world is a very...


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December 5, 2018

Who better than a med student to seek that moment-by-moment awareness of body, mind, and soul? When we pay attention to what we think and how we feel,...


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November 27, 2018

Aging is a natural process. However, the aging population presents unique challenges across all aspects of society. On the frontlines of these efforts...