Annually, 31st May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) commemorates World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). This yearly campaign raises awareness on the harmful health implications of tobacco use as well as passive smoking (second-hand), and encourages those to consider stopping. This year the focus is on "tobacco and lung health." Thinking about how we could prevent conditions which present in vast numbers to our health care system is both a benefit to patients themselves and our NHS.
The UKCAT exam has changed to UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test). This name change took place in January 2019 to account for the inclusion of Australia and New Zealand who are now also using this exam. The UKCAT Consortium have said that the content of the tests will not be changing. Therefore preparation and revision for UKCAT will be exactly the same as preparing for UCAT – it is simply a name change. Thus, the following 5 sections will be part of your UCAT: Verbal Re
This year's theme for Mental Health Awareness week is: Body Image. We hope you enjoy this short piece! "Having body image concerns is a relatively common experience and is not a mental health problem in and of itself; however, it can be a risk factor for mental health problems. Research has found that higher body dissatisfaction is associated with a poorer quality of life, psychological distress and the risk of unhealthy eating behaviours and eating disorders." - mentalhealth