Bits & pieces
Student spending on alcohol drops sharply: A survey carried out by NatWest this year shows that students are spending far less on alcohol than in previous years. Undergraduates are spending an average of £16.61 a week on drinking compared with £24.10 in 2000.
Injection for stopping snoring: Walter Reed army centre in Maryland, United States, has developed an injection to stop snoring. The “snoreplasty,” reports New Scientist, is simply given in the back of the mouth and significantly reduces the noise made by a snorer.
Common first year for all health studies undergraduates: The BMA is supporting plans for a pilot scheme in which undergraduates in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions would share a common first year of study. The scheme will be tried in a limited number of medical schools.
New 3D online anatomy: The National electronic Library for Health (NeLH) has added a new 3 dimensional anatomy