Who needs a medical degree? 15-year-old discovers diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer

In order to come up with a newer, cheaper, more sensitive test for a type of cancer, I would expect that you might need a degree at the least, followed by years of immersion in your chosen field, a lucky discovery and the support of a team of researchers.  But it turns out you can…

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How to land a role at the General Osteopathic Council

About a year ago I responded to a recruitment ad in “theosteopath” magazine for new members to the Investigating Committee.  However on receiving the information pack and the application form, I realised that applying for the post was a serious and time-consuming exercise – time I couldn’t spare just then – but more importantly I didn’t seem to…

What to tell children about drugs

You might have noticed that even though this is ostensibly an osteopathy blog, I venture off-piste quite regularly.  This is partly as there is a wealth of innovation and research going on in related fields, which I think osteopaths should be aware of, but also as we have a marvellous opportunity to educate our patients. Not…