Student News Bulletin

In this week’s student news, WHO marks World Health Day by releasing a new report on diabetes, the BANT Student Network Team looks for new members and we look at how Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is perceived by the medical industry…

World Health Organization publishes new report on diabetes
The 7th April was World Health Day and this was marked by a call for action on diabetes in a newly published report from the World Health Organization. Cochrane UK have also published a blogpost on preventing diabetes, which focuses on eating, exercise and the evidence.

Would you like to join the BANT Student Network Team?
There are some great opportunities right now for students to become involved in BANT’s work. Our Student Network Team is looking for a new Team Lead as well as new team members to be involved in student liaison, social media, events, administration and training provider liaison. To find out more, visit our Volunteering Opportunities page and scroll down to view job descriptions for the ‘Student Network Team Lead’ and ‘Student Liaison opportunities’. We are also looking for Student College Representatives, to help us stay in tune with what students need from BANT.

To find out more about any of the above roles, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Michelle Chester at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

The changing face of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
An article published by the Guardian this week highlights how attitudes towards Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) may be changing. The article discusses the stigma which has been attached to CFS within the medical industry over the past 30 years, and how this has discouraged some researchers from working on the topic. As an increasing amount of research looks at the possible root causes of CFS, bodies such as the Institute of Medicine in the US are showing recognition. Last year the Institute of Medicine published a report describing CFS as “serious, chronic, complex and systemic disease”.

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