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Month: April 2017

TRUMP IS NO HITLER – HE’S A MUSSOLINI, SAYS OXFORD HISTORIAN — Oxford Today

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There’s good news and bad news in parallels from the 1930s, warns Professor Margaret MacMillan, outgoing Warden at St Antony’s College

UNCOVERING A MORE TRAGIC TRUTH — Oxford Today

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Women victims of the Final Solution have been silenced first by the Nazis, then by history, argues a compelling new book reviewed by Olivia Gordon (p49)

ELITE BUT NOT ELITIST: OXFORD’S BIG GOAL — Oxford Today

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Olivia Gordon visits Lady Margaret Hall to learn about a new scheme making the college more accessible to disadvantaged students (feature starts p31)    

INNOVATIVE DEVICE TO TREAT MITRAL REGURGITATION — Medtronic Eureka

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Cardiac surgeons at the University of Bonn have invented a new device for treating mitral regurgitation, which they hope could save lives in the future…

OPENING THE SHUTTER – OXFORD’S PHOTO ARCHIVES REVEALED — Oxford Today

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Research has uncovered thousands of previously unpublished images in the University’s photo archives — subject of an international conference this week.

OXFORD ACTS TO SAVE THE SWIFT — Oxford Today

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Oxford’s historic links with an iconic bird have earned it the status of England’s first ‘swift city’ for a mass-observation project this summer. Starting next month, when swifts migrate back to Britain to nest and breed after spending the winter flying in Africa, volunteer observers will watch and listen for these endangered birds.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN MED STUDENTS’ GRADES DEPEND ON LISTENING TO WOMEN — Broadly

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With a blue paper sheet covering her pubic hair, a 30-year-old woman is lying naked from the waist down, with her legs spread open on an examination couch in a hospital room. A trainee doctor opens her vagina with a speculum and gazes inside to find the cervix. But this is no ordinary pap smear. […]

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE GIVEN A KIDNEY — Healthy

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  For the latest issue of Healthy, I spoke to a kidney donor and recipient, as well as a consultant transplant surgeon. Please click on the link below to read a PDF of the piece. 82-83_H133_WhatItFeelsLikeFIN    

TAKING THE LEAD FROM PREMATURE BABIES WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR CARE — Nursing Standard

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The stress premature babies experience in neonatal units can have lasting effects. But at University College London Hospital, nurses trained in the NIDCAP approach are guided by babies’ cues and prioritise their comfort…