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Finally free from freshers’ flu?

Also known as the common cold. Why hasn’t science found a cure yet?

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Burnham backs Stoptober smoking campaign

With 19.9 per cent of adults in Manchester reportedly smokers, including students, the Manchester Mayor has backed the ‘Stoptober’ campaign

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Over half of UK students avoid the doctor when ill

A survey has found that the majority of students in the UK do not seek advice from their GP when they fall ill due to long waiting times and inconvenient appointments

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Six tips to maintain your mental well-being

As the semester gets underway, James Johnson runs through some simple tips to help you keep track of your mental health and to flourish during your studies.

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UoM study paves way for treating form of dwarfism

Re-purposed drug yields hopeful results

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“Brave, political decisions” must be made to resolve the North-South death rate divide

Premature death rates in the North are alarmingly high, and co-author of the University of Manchester report that found this, Iain Buchan, tells The Mancunion that investment is needed at a national level to rectify the problem

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Global News: Science

Read the best science news from around the world this week

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SICK! Festival brings life to Manchester

Manchester is made to feel a little better with a full schedule of SICK! events, and we’re here to give you a little preview of what’s to come this month

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Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Hustings

Emma Shanks reports on the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care hustings in the lead-up to the Mayoral Election

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Andrew Wakefield returns to UK for controversial documentary screening

Disgraced doctor, Andrew Wakefield, has returned to the UK to reignite his ‘anti-vaxx’ message with a new documentary

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Recognising a toxic friendship

Are you having doubts about whether a friend is treating you right? Shannon Winterbone looks at how to determine when a friendship’s become toxic and how you can make it better

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New Year, miserable you?

We discuss how New Year’s resolutions can do more harm than good, and why you shouldn’t wait till January 1st to make changes