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Hope for the Future: what do College members aspire for in healthcare in 2021?
Hope for the Future: what do College members aspire for in healthcare in 2021?

Hope for the Future: what do College members aspire for in healthcare in 2021?

A new year is upon us, and despite the extraordinary challenges that we’ve faced in 2020, we remain hugely optimistic for the year ahead. To mark the dawn of 2021, the College asked our friends and members – many of…

Fighting for the arts in a pandemic: ENO Chair says directors doubled up as ‘covid marshalls’ to get La Bohème back on the stage
Fighting for the arts in a pandemic: ENO Chair says directors doubled up as ‘covid marshalls’ to get La Bohème back on the stage

Fighting for the arts in a pandemic: ENO Chair says directors doubled up as ‘covid marshalls’ to get La Bohème back on the stage

English National Opera Chairman Dr Harry Brunjes, vice-president of the College of Medicine, reflects on the ENO’s first socially-distanced production… In the theatre world it certainly has been ‘the season of darkness’ with a predicted ‘winter of despair’, but hopefully…

Brushing your teeth properly reduces risk of oral cancer, scientists say
Brushing your teeth properly reduces risk of oral cancer, scientists say

Brushing your teeth properly reduces risk of oral cancer, scientists say

Brushing your teeth thoroughly could help to prevent oral cancer, new research finds. Scientists at the University of California found that the bacteria that builds up around teeth when regular brushing is absent was responsible for pathogens that enhanced tumour…

Losing weight cuts the risk of a raft of obesity-related health problems, new study finds
Losing weight cuts the risk of a raft of obesity-related health problems, new study finds

Losing weight cuts the risk of a raft of obesity-related health problems, new study finds

A major new study has found that shedding weight significantly cuts the risk of developing a group of chronic health conditions – with a loss of 13 per cent body weight reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes by 42…

Study finds dance health project reduces falls in the elderly by up to 58 per cent
Study finds dance health project reduces falls in the elderly by up to 58 per cent

Study finds dance health project reduces falls in the elderly by up to 58 per cent

A social prescribing programme designed to encourage older people to dance could help reduce falls by around 58 per cent, a new study has found. Community-led project Dance to Health combines evidence-based falls prevention principles with the creativity, expression and energy…

Video workshop on food as medicine: exploring taste in common herbs and spices
Video workshop on food as medicine: exploring taste in common herbs and spices

Video workshop on food as medicine: exploring taste in common herbs and spices

From ancient times humans have eaten natural herbs and spices. Traditional medicine knew how to use them to act as catalysts in enhancing or reducing the power of foods. Food really can be medicine. In June, Harmony in Health held…