Pacemaker electrodes – a quick fix for major depression?

Major depressive disorder is a prevalent and debilitating condition. It leaves patients despondent, unable to maintain jobs and stable relationships and often leads to suicide. Treatment-resistant depressive disorder is a term used to denote a depressive condition that does not respond to two courses of typical antidepressant medication. Deep brain stimulation, a surgical treatment involving […]

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Sartorial Musings: The ‘Kate effect’

‘A plastic princess designed to breed’ and ‘a shop window mannequin, with no personality of her own’. These were the phrases used to describe the Duchess of Cambridge by the historian Hilary Mantel in her lecture entitled “Royal Bodies” at the British Museum.  Unwittingly, embarrassingly and then unashamedly, I was once the victim of the […]

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“Artists in music videos should sell their music, not their bodies.”

Against by Laura Kennedy It is a truth universally acknowledged that sex sells. When Christina Aguilera burst into that boxing ring in 2002, oiled up with only a pair of crotchless leather trousers and a barely there bikini to cover her modesty, she took advantage of this model of supply and demand. In the process, […]

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The age old question; should models always be skinny?

There is a reason that the LBD has become a staple of every woman’s wardrobe; universally flattering, adaptable and chic, it will always inspire confidence in the wearer, and is the one dress that every woman knows can make her look a million dollars. Regardless of shape or size, a little black dress can tuck […]

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Sartorial Musings: The fashion perks of attending a networking dinner.

What do the lead counsel for the Leveson Enquiry and a scarlet-haired female in a matching scarlet dress have in common? They both shared the ‘experience’ of dining with me last week, and both impressed with their choice of attire. As a Law student, I sell my soul and my dignity on a regular basis. […]

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Injecting a Little Fashion Happiness Into Your Life

It’s difficult to be a fashionable student. I mean fashionable in a very narrow sense – as defined by following the trends and constantly updating your wardrobe in order to stay on the fashion treadmill of seasonal change. I know I don’t adapt my wardrobe every time A/W shifts to S/S, most of the time […]

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‘Edwardiana’ comes to the fashion throne

‘Edwardiana’. Fairly sure it’s not a word, but apparently it’s a thing. The Vogue website bears images of models sweeping down the runway in black or grey floppy collared coats. The Louis Vuitton collection even came replete with a considerably smaller man in uniform to carry the models’ leather totes. In other pictures impossibly lean […]

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