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health November 28, 2020

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical supply chain – from raw ingredients to the bathroom cabinet – is a complicated science in itself. The onset of Covid-19 has also highlighted how fragile it can be.

health November 7, 2020

Loneliness in the midst of Covid-19

Social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on loneliness around the world as more and more people feel comfortable voicing their struggles.

wine October 31, 2020

Best bets

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants selects her current crop of favourite wines and non-alcoholic beer.

gardening October 17, 2020

Spring hopes eternal

While the coronavirus pandemic has altered the world as we know it, nature carries on regardless, and with spring comes fresh hope.

health October 10, 2020

Stem cell treatment for damaged knees

Stem cell research has achieved some promising results in preventing or delaying the onset of osteoarthritis in younger people who have damaged their knees through sport or trauma.

life September 19, 2020

The decline of women’s media

Until recently, women had a sizeable platform through which to share their views and concerns in the mainstream media. Now, with dwindling revenue exacerbated by the coronavirus downturn, is the voice of modern feminism has being silenced?

health August 29, 2020

Uni students’ mental health

With university students suffering academic pressures, career insecurity, mounting debt and social isolation, what is being done to protect their mental health?

health August 15, 2020

Chronic pain and Covid-19

For sufferers of chronic pain the uncertainty and stress surrounding the Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating their anxiety and contributing to their torment.

wine August 8, 2020

Top picks

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants recommends her current favourite drops.

travel July 25, 2020

Scents and sensibilities

After realising the perfume industry was dominated by just six major players, Saskia Wilson-Brown set about creating a non-profit enterprise that would empower everyday people with the ability to learn and create. Welcome to LA’s Institute for Art and Olfaction.

health July 11, 2020

Diagnosing cancer

Screening can lead to early detection of cancers and save lives, but sometimes innocuous abnormalities are picked up. The potential for harm in treating these ‘indolent’ cancers needs to be balanced against the benefits of diagnosis.