The plight of the Pre-SET registrar

Happy Monday everyone. I’ve just returned from a weekend in Perth where I had the privilege of being part of the Western Australia (WA) Department of Health forum for Surgical Service Registrars, held at Fiona Stanley Hospital (image credit: Peter Bennetts). For the benefit of those who could not attend on the night, and for …

Magnesium and sleep

Magnesium is an essential mineral that has many physiological functions in the body such as bone health, muscle health (including cardiac muscle), mood, and sleep. Most people have used Epsom salts after a hard workout to relieve muscle soreness, but magnesium is less known for its beneficial effects on sleep. Magnesium works to increase the …

Book review: Slice Girls by Joan Arakkal

I really, really wanted to love this memoir. Slice Girls is written by Dr Joan Arakkal, who writes about her experiences in the male-dominated field of Orthopaedic Surgery, where only 4% of surgeons are female. She grew up in India but has worked in the UK and now resides in Perth, Australia. I still remember …

Book review: Everything I Know About Love

I must admit, I bought this book in November last year and didn’t get too far. I remember receiving an email from the Book Depository promoting some of its best-sellers, and found this book amongst them. Having not lived in the UK since 2002, I wasn’t familiar with Dolly Alderton’s dating column or podcast, but …