A neurology ad board (still reeling)

 Last week I had the pleasure of reporting on an adboard for a neuroprotective agent. I’m semi-confident with my neurology experience, but the sessions blew my microglia. I listened to fascinating debates about how the brain ...

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Taking the Medicine – Druin Burch

This book has nothing to do with adherence. This is a history book that charts the rise to evidence-based medicine in a light, provocative format. The author is a former NHS doctor who scrutinizes how we ...

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Smoke makes bees stupid

Charlie Brooker wrote about his triumph over cigarette addiction in May 2007 and, because it is January, and it is CB, his article is still surfacing on the Facebook Guardian app. I used to think New Years’ resolutions ...

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Medicine in the Middle East

I took a solo trip to the Egyptian peninsula for scuba diving and sun. I had this in abundance, and I also had a glimpse of how they do healthcare over there. ...

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Death and taxes

In the news today, NHS Scotland is being lobbied on the mass intake of newly qualified doctors into healthcare posts. This happens in August every year. Now the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) links this practice to higher death rates and is ...

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Blood, sweat and tea

Two newsworthy events from last night: one, I got injured. Two, I attended a do-shop run by the Young Creative Council: how to brief in illustration. The story unfolds thus. I am not very young, but a mere stripling in the ...

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True story

Today I shopped around D&AD New Blood with our creative director Adam. New Blood is a graduate design and advertising showcase. Adam was keen to find names for our talent database, I wanted to photograph some visual ...

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Shame about the boat race….

We’re going canoeing today on the Oxfordshire stretch of the Thames. Extreme. Tim’s idea. He says if he had known how wild would be the winter in these wealds, he would have backed off. This is life. Hive is hard. We’re going canoeing ...

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Weight watching: clean the specs

In the Metro today a boy of 5, sweetly outraged of face, displays the object of his indignity: a letter from the NHS. The letter informs his parents that, at 3 st 13 lb and 4ft tall, Bailey Russell ...

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Ke Nako – from our correspondent in South Africa

We’ve seen some rotten sporting decisions. We’ve touched the shame of Wayne. We admired Fabio in his sharp M&S suit. We watched the neglected Crouchy bobbing around in the warm up area. We met Mick McCarthy. We felt the loyalty ...

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Blood, sweat and beers

Following a training trip to Jerusalem - the West End's current must see play, Michael and I (2 x Hive writers) found a barman in the West End willing to serve a last minute pint, albeit with attitude. ...

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Moving and grooving

Did you ever visit us on Regent Street? Did you catch any of the guides’ commentary from the tour bus below? Then you know that ...

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