“If you take 1,000 women, 110 will get breast cancer without drinking. Drink up to these guidelines and an extra 20 women will get cancer because of that drinking.” Yikes. New government research into drinking has recommended that men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week. That’s the equivalent… Continue reading ‘The Pint of No Return’- what does Britain really think about the government’s new drinking guidelines?
Cassie, 21, is one of a number of MH Warriors supporting each other on Instagram “Imagine your body is a car. Everyone in the car can drive but only one person can be in control at a time. If you are in the passenger seat, you can easily communicate with the driver, but those in… Continue reading Selfie Yourself Better: An insight into the world of the Instagram ‘Mental Health Warriors’
A screenshot from a Hungry Lips video, one of the more controversial ASMR channels around. Image via Youtube “If you’re going to deep-throat phallic objects and play with your tits, make a damn Chaturbate rather than come onto YouTube and represent the ASMR community like this,” rails Aaron, a YouTube commenter. This isn’t just a… Continue reading How ASMR Purists Got Into a Turf War Over Porn
“I enjoy improving the lives of others, but no one considers how junior doctors are supposed to afford to survive here. It’s ironic.” Olly Rose is a fifth year medical student, completing his training at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. Despite being an integral part of the medical team within the hospital, once his training… Continue reading Undervalued, Overwhelmed- what’s gone wrong with our junior medical staff?
Hammersmith and Fulham’s only day centre for the homeless and mentally ill is under threat due to spending cuts and changed to the benefits system in the borough. The Baron’s Court Project provides care and support for some of the most vulnerable people in the borough. It has been operating since 1985. For the third… Continue reading Government spending cuts affect society’s most vulnerable
Planned hospital closures in the borough will hit the poor and vulnerable people the hardest, says Jim Grealy, spokesperson for the Save Our Hospitals campaign group. The initiatives for the hospitals in the borough are being introduced by the NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, under the name ‘Shaping Healthier Futures’ (SHF).… Continue reading A chat with Jim Grealy, spokesman for Save Our Hospitals
Earl’s Court ping-pong bar ‘The Game’, formerly known as ‘Ping’, has closed its doors for good after police were called to the fourth alcohol fuelled brawl in two months. The club had tried to introduced measures to try to stop frequent violent incidents, but the local police described staff as having ‘lost control’, and following… Continue reading Troubled ping-pong clubs shuts its doors for good following violent brawl