+That's Interesting

+That's Interesting

Improving the image of GPs and getting more working-class students to study medicine are the solutions to the growing shortage of doctors, a conference in Galway is to be told.

In a survey at the end of last year, the British Medical Association discovered that almost half of the European doctors working in Britain were considering leaving following the Brexit vote, and that nearly 1 in 5 were taking concrete steps — selling homes, looking for jobs.
 

In his latest book, Johann Hari argues depression is largely caused by problems with the way we live
 

More and more, I see students turning away from the expertise that a live person can offer and instead turning to the vast and somehow more objective-seeming “expertise” of the digital world
 

Frome in Somerset has seen a dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions since it began a collective project to combat isolation. There are lessons for the rest of the country

 

You see them in small groups, often two or three, walking along Blenheim's roadsides to the big supermarkets. Young men from the Pacific Island archipelago of Vanuatu, they stand out in a New Zealand region not known for its multi-culturalism. But here in grape country, Marlborough, ni-Vanuatu are the driving force behind New Zealand's growing wine industry.
 

2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health Organisation

Business incubator Zinc gathers 55 people from 19 countries to rethink the world’s approach to treating mental illness

Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokes

US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples