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Is There Hope for Unhappy Young Brits?
April 18, 2018
The annual UK Youth Index reveals the less than auspicious news that young Brits are unhappier than they’ve ever been. However, there’s a light in the tunnel, says the Prince’s Trust, a charity set up by the Prince of Wales. Here’s a closer look at the data, along with what insiders say can be done about it.

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Brazil School Districts Debut Plant-Based Meal System
April 11, 2018
Experts have long attested to the many benefits of plant-based diets. Now comes news that four Brazilian cities have committed to being 100 percent plant-based with their public school cafeteria menus by the end of 2019. Here’s a closer look at the initiative.

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Chinese Med Students Pay Homage to “Silent Teachers”
April 5, 2018
Every year on the occasion of the Qingming Festival in China, people pay tribute to the dead. Also known as “Tomb Sweeping Day,” the holiday has special significance for Chinese medical students. Here’s a closer look at the one-day event, along with why its of particular importance for medical...

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Nursing Shortage Leads to New Degree Pathways
April 4, 2018
As demand for nurses with bachelor’s degrees continues to rise, and with traditional nursing programs unable to accommodate enough nursing students to fill the gap, universities and technical colleges are joining forces to create an innovate new route to a four-year degree. Here’s a closer look ...

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Study Urges Medical Textbooks to Embrace Diversity
March 29, 2018
A lack of diversity in medical school textbooks may contribute to racial bias in medical treatment, according to new research published by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Toronto. Let's take a closer look.

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Is Pay to Blame for the UK’s Dwindling Doctor Numbers?
March 21, 2018
As the healthcare industry continues to face a shortage of qualified general practitioners (GPs), a recent conference in Galway sought to identify the cause(s) of the drop in interest. Is pay to blame, or are other factors at work? Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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Do Medical Students Hug Their Patients?
March 14, 2018
Do med students hug their patients? It depends. Let's take a closer look at hugging in the medical field.

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Feeling Burned Out? See a Show
March 7, 2018
Between demanding schedules, intense pressure and steep competition, many medical students experience the phenomenon of burnout. And while we often focus on diet, exercise, sleep and other healthy lifestyle practices for their value in mitigating physician burnout, recent research published in the J...

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How Education Can Make You Healthier
February 28, 2018
Education doesn't just make you smarter. It makes you healthier. In a December 2017 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Karin Fischer, a senior reporter, wrote about the effects of education on civic engagement, home ownership, income--and health. Let's take a closer look.

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The Majority of Medical Students Are Now Women
February 16, 2018
For the past thirty years, women comprised less than half the number of students in medical school. Since the 1960s, women have hovered near the 50 percent mark. In 2017, medical schools around the US saw the numbers skyrocket as women fall closer to 60 percent of all medical students. Let's take a ...

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April 17, 2018

Don't give up. If you didn't get into medical school on your first attempt--or even second or third--don't let it get you down. If at first you don't ...


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April 9, 2018

While the entertainment industry may claim the spotlight when it comes to sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and the #MeToo movement, othe...


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April 7, 2018

It's a big day for the World Health Organization (WHO). Not only is the organization celebrating its 70th anniversary, but April 7 is also the annual ...