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World Diabetes Day: Self-compassion, physical activity and gestational diabetes 

When I tell people that I am studying gestational diabetes as part of my PhD, I mostly receive a blank stare or a vague “oh, that’s interesting…” in return. As a disease of pregnancy, gestational diabetes doesn’t affect half of the population and for those it does impact, it usually goes away …

Research Reflection Inspired by World Vegan Day

Regardless if  you are vegan or not,  you may have already considered  how  your  diet influences the planet and all the  organisms living  on it—especially now,  when we are faced with environmental disasters and persistent news about animal cruelty. However, the discourse about veganism is complex. As a researcher in the field of eating disorders, I …

Mental Health Day: It’s everyone’s business!

Last Saturday, on 10th October, we commemorated ‘World Mental Health Day’! World Mental Health Day is the international day to acknowledging the importance of mental health, and the theme for this year was ‘mental health for all’. This day aims to raise awareness and fight stigma and discrimination associated with mental health …

Racial Inequality in Research and Academia

 These are unprecedented times being experienced the world over. Seemingly everything is coming to an accelerated standstill. The world is experiencing upheavals of varying complexities—upheavals to remove archaic structures and to shake up antiquated norms. The rose–colored lens with which we view the outside realms of affairs are broadening largely …


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