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Understanding Grief – an Interview with Linda Machin

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By Meg Jorsh Grief affects all of us at some point in our lives. When a loved one dies we may feel crushed, overwhelmed. Then it fades to a quiet pain that hides behind everything we do until we finally learn to live with it. But for some of us, relief never comes. The waves of sadness continue to mount, so that everyday life seems tiny by comparison. For these…

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Physics star Jim Al-Khalili is a quantum hit at the North Staffs Medical Institute

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Jim Al-Khalili reveals the baffling world of quantum biology

By Meg Jorsh TV physicist Jim Al-Khalili revealed the baffling world of quantum biology in a talk at the North Staffordshire Medical Institute. The BBC star – best known for his Radio 4 show The Life Scientific – joked if the insanely complex subject did not give his listeners a headache, he would not have been doing his job. Professor Al-Khalili spoke to a sold-out audience of 150 at the…

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Success at NSMI Research Awards Presentation Evening

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More than £100,000 was handed to top local researchers at the annual North Staffordshire Medical Institute awards evening. The money will be used to fund groundbreaking studies into a range of health conditions, including childhood asthma and sleep apnoea, lung disease and brain injuries. Experts in prostate and bladder cancer, bowel disease and health literacy will also profit from the charity’s funding injection. Chairman Professor Shaughn O’Brien announced the projects…

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Safer cannabis use a myth, North Staffordshire research reveals

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The North Staffordshire Medical Institute supports research in a wide range of fields – including substance misuse. We spoke to expert Dr Roger Bloor about his study of cannabis vaporisers. If you believed the manufacturers, you might think that vaporisers were a safe way of using cannabis. The smoke-free inhalers are sold as a harmless way of getting high without lighting up. They do allow users to avoid some of the…

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How did we get here? A journey through North Staffs medical history

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“Some of the diseases incident to your poor are local, that is, they are connected with causes inseparable from the nature of their employment. I, in particular, allude here to the indispensable use, in the manufacture of earthen ware, of certain minerals, which are known to exert a virulent action on the human body and ultimately to produce obstinate and dangerous disorders.” So wrote Dr. Francis Hicken Northen in a…

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Institute chairman exhibits abstract sculptures

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Institute chairman Professor Shaughn O’Brien is set to show off one of his lesser-known talents at a major London art show. The renowned obstetrician will unveil three of his sculptures at the Royal Society of Medicine in London as part of the Medical Art Society’s annual exhibition. His haunting figures and abstract works draw inspiration from his medical background. Prof. O’Brien, who is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Keele…

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47th Annual Wade Lecture

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We are happy to announce that Dr. Phil Hammond (Physician and Comedian) has kindly agreed to present this year’s Wade Lecture. “How to survive the NHS and help the NHS survive” Thursday 6th October 2016 – 6.15pm Tickets now available – Price £5 (Please make your cheques payable to The North Staffordshire Medical Institute) To reserve tickets please telephone: 01782 714888

46th Annual Wade Lecture

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We are happy to announce that Mr Adrian Levine (Cardio-thoracic Surgeon) has kindly agreed to present this year’s Wade Lecture. “Journeys – The History of Cardiac Surgery in Stoke (and the rest of the world)” Thursday 24th September 2015 – 6.15pm Tickets now available – Price £5 (Please make your cheques payable to The North Staffordshire Medical Institute) To reserve tickets please telephone: 01782 714888

50th Anniversary Celebrations “Open Day”

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The Medical Institute invite you to “drop in” and meet the Chairman and Trustees of our Medical Research Charity and Conference Centre and learn more about the valuable research which takes place to improve the health of people in North Staffordshire. The open day will take place on Thursday 9th July 2015 2:00pm – 7:00pm. 50th Anniversary Celebrations “Open Day” Flyer

Consultants vs GP’s Golf Match – Thursday 23rd April 2015

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  You are invited to play in the above four-ball, better-ball match play competition over 18 holes at Ingestre Golf Club, Ingestre, Stafford. There will be subsidiary competition for birdies, nearest to the pin and for the longest drive. All participants must hold an official handicap as a Member of an E.G.U. Registered Golf Club (Certificates may be requested) Insurance for the individual golfer is recommended, as The North Staffordshire…

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