What is Acute Leukaemia?

Yesterday the news broke that professional footballer Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. The Aston Villa captain complained that he felt very unwell after a league match against Arsenal last weekend.

Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood which occurs when the bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal cells. In the blood there are three types of cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen, platelets help to clot the blood and white blood cells help fight infection. Billions of new cells are produced in the marrow daily, most of which are red blood cells. When the marrow starts to produce too many white leukaemic blood cells they interfere with the healthy blood cells making those diagnosed highly susceptible to infections, bleeding because the blood can’t clot and bruising.

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University graduate beats depression after two year battle

‘I’m so depressed’. These three words are often used in a jokey way, mainly to describe a mild frustration. But what if you really are depressed? As a bloke do you ‘man up’ and suffer on your own in silence or do you give in and eventually deal with the fact that you have a medical condition that needs treating?

This article tells the story of Martin Bowe, who became depressed in the two years which followed university.

Martin (on the right) at university

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Dr. Andrew Deaner is our man of the week after he rushed to the aid of Fabrice Muamba

Dr. Andrew Deaner with paramedics and Fabrice Muamba

This week we turn to football for our man of the week. It is not a man who plays in the game of football or manages, but he is a fan and his name is Dr. Andrew Deaner.

Dr. Deaner attended the Tottenham Hotspur vs Bolton Wanderers FA Cup clash at the weekend. Events at the game took a turn when Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba collapsed with heart failure.
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Last weeks ‘Men of the Week’

Lads!

In last weeks ‘Men of the Week’, we pictured Prince Harry with Usain Bolt. So it got us thinking. Who do YOU prefer more out of Harry and his brother Will?
Stats for William-

Now ‘Duke of Cambridge’, had a rather big bash for his wedding, married a hotty, can fly planes, bit of a goody two shoes but likes the odd bevvy!

Stats for Harry-

Third in line to the throne (probably never going to be King), bit of a ladies man, should probably hook up with Pippa, caught wearing Nazi attire for fancy dress, but does his bit for charity

Your Guide To Getting In Shape For The Summer

Jersey Shore's own Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino

March is here. Christmas and the New year seem like a long time ago now. A couple of days of mild weather and it feels like Spring has sprung.

Lets face it the last few months has probably involved an excess amount of eating, drinking and partying… Our only excuse for this being “A bit of insulation will do the job over the winter.”

Summer is no longer a light at the end of a long dark tunnel and is only a few months away. Long nights, Barbeques, holidays, beaches, what isn’t to like about that.
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Living with Lads: “Keeping George out of mischief is IMPOSSIBLE!”

(l-r) Robin, Piers, Harry and George

A mantle piece ordained with alcohol in various stages of consumption, pizza menus ripped up to provide filters for fags, mugs growing insulin, anally organised stacks of DVDS and video games. Welcome to the house of Harry, George, Robin and Piers, students at Sheffield Hallam University. The Awkward Pint digs out the Dettol for their dirty kitchen and even dirtier minds.

Harry, 22, says: “Keeping the place clean is a battle. But it’s fun, we always have guest.”

All four boys are in committee for Hallam’s Snow sports club, SHU Snow. They live together, work together and play together.

“Our house is pretty much the hub for SHU Snow. It’s a shelter for our veteran members and fresher’s obviously,” says Piers, 20.
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