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New habits die fast: Tales from the gym

Yes, I recently started going to the gym. No, I did not start going on a ‘new year, new me’ whim. No, I would...

Radical self-acceptance as a highly sensitive person

Do you hate me? I would ask my long-suffering then boyfriend this question upwards of five times a day throughout the course of our relationship. There was nothing wrong, and he would, of course, always say no – but I just needed to check. 

Oxford University to host G7 health summit

"Attendees will discuss issues concerning antibiotic resistance, clinical trials, and global health security against future pandemics. Digital health – the intersection of technology, healthcare, and personalised treatments – will also be on the agenda."

“Not just a headache” – what migraines feel like and their impact

"A migraine is usually identified by a moderate or severe throbbing pain on one side of the head. It is a complex condition with a wide variety of symptoms, including sensitivities to light or sound."

New Oxford study claims mortality rates rise for gamblers

"A study published by Oxford reveals that high levels of gambling are associated with a 37% increase in mortality."

Long COVID: What can we do?

In a crisis full of unknown variables, it pays to stay alert for new curveballs to avoid being caught off guard in the future.

You are not alone – What getting run over by a bus taught me about myself and Oxford

It’s been an odd year for everyone. Few could have predicted that Hilary would end in such a dramatic fashion, and certainly not myself,...

“Superstition ain’t the way” – did Stevie Wonder get it right?

On my left wrist sits a tiny silver star on a chain. On my right hand, a ring my mother was given by her...

Home Workouts: A Guide

With term looming and a reading list down to our feet, we’re all getting our fair share of mental exercise. But with thinking comes frustration, and...

Oxfordshire could become the UK’s first smoke free county

Last Thursday Oxfordshire’s Health Improvement Board discussed a plan to reduce the number of smokers in the county. The scheme has been proposed following...

Oxford University Hospitals staffing woes persist

The trust has exceeded its annual agency staff spending cap, as well as seeing an increase in the number of EU nurses leaving their posts.

Oxford University Hospital privatisation row referred to Secretary for Health

Oxford University Hospitals will now work with private medical company InHealth to provide PET-CT scans, following threats of legal action by NHS England.

Who is responsible for allergen information?

Our health and wellness depends upon a reform in the way our food is labelled

The Anatomy of Portioning

The problem of portion sizing facing our national nutrition

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