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Should you relax or work on your summer break?

What would be best for your future career? . The academic summer break is a precious thing: a generous chunk of time off, unlikely to be repeated when you graduate (well, not until retirement anyway). …

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HPV—universal vaccination

Should we be vaccinating boys too?. Current medical students will have been among the first UK cohort to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2008. All 12-13 year old girls in the United Kingdom are now vaccinated in a series of three doses over six months.1 However, Australia is …

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News in brief: July 2014

The prevalence of pre-diabetes in England has tripled in the past eight years, with more than a third of the adult population affected, a study has shown.1 The results indicate …

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Sleep disorders

How to identify and manage common sleep problems. “. . . sleep and watchfulness, both of them when immoderate constitute disease” Hippocrates c 400BC All medical students can doubtless relate to the immediate consequences of disturbed sleep.1 …

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How can Twitter support your studies?

Is there a # for that?. Social media has become an established presence in our lives, with countless platforms available such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. It is this era’s game changer, with its ability to detect trends, spark conversations, …

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