The Best of my 2016

On NYE 2015 we all hoped that 2016 would bring us health, happiness and good luck. Instead, the world seemed to have a punch-in-the-throat kind of year, with surprising deaths of incredible celebrities (RIP Alan Rickman), Brexit, the shock election of Donald Trump and many frightful and gut-wrenching terrorist acts. As the end of the … Continue reading The Best of my 2016

Loungs

As I have definitely mentioned on this blog before, I made a magazine about Cystic Fibrosis for my dissertation. As a young person with CF, I knew there was little information out there which specifically targeted young people. I found this gap in the market and created an idea which I then designed into a … Continue reading Loungs

Students most at risk of contracting Meningitis strain

Contrary to popular belief, it is not only babies who can contract meningitis. The strain called MeningitisW has been on the rise since 2009 and puts university students most at risk. The disease causes inflammation of the membranes which surround and protect the brain and spinal cord and can cause a life-changing impact. In 2009 … Continue reading Students most at risk of contracting Meningitis strain

Germanwings Crash Co-pilot and reports of Depression

Yesterday's news was dominated by stories of how the co-pilot of the Germanwings Airline suffered from depression. It was revealed earlier in the week that Andreas Lubitz had purposely descended the flight into the French Alps, while the pilot had momentarily left the cockpit. The plane crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday and all 149 … Continue reading Germanwings Crash Co-pilot and reports of Depression

New Year’s Resolutions

I realise that we are nearly two weeks into the new year and this post is about new years resolutions, but bear with me! Every year people make resolutions which are, inevitably, forgotten within just a few weeks. The year always starts with an increase in gym-goers and healthy-eaters, but by February everyone has retreated … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions