Topic: Mental Health in times of pandemic: What can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sarah Ibershimi, a third year medical students, studying at ‘Universiteti i Mjekësisë Tiranë (UMT)’, in Albania. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

Healthy habits to help you cope with health anxiety

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ruth Yan, a graduate-entry medical student at University College Cork (Ireland). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Student-to-Tutor Ratio: if things are to change, why not for the better?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Francisco Franco Pêgo, a fourth-grade student at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Student Tutor Ratio: at a glance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nayab Zahib, a third year student of Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Pakistan. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

The patient, the doctor, the students and the overcrowded room

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. José Ganicho, a 5th-year medical student from the Beira Interior University, Member of the Medical Students Association from Portugal, ANEM-Portugal, National Member Organization of International Federation of Medical Students Associations. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

Medical education during COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lia Patricia Reyes Santos and Ms. Amanda Villalona, two fourth-year medical students at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Outbreaks and pandemics periods can be stressful, but how can we turn it to a positive life-changing experience?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Samah Khierbeik, a newly three-month graduated medical student at Tishreen University in Syria. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

How AI can accelerate the search for treatments for emerging and intractable diseases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joanna Shields, Chief Executive Officer, BenevolentAI Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a powerful tool in the search for COVID-19 treatments. In January, BenevolentAI identified a drug for rheumatoid arthritis as a potential therapy for the novel coronavirus. It’s […]

Cultivating mental well-being while tackling food insecurity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ruth Yan, a graduate-entry medical student at University College Cork (Ireland). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The World Bank’s 2020 country classifications explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Seven countries have moved into a higher income bracket in the World Bank’s latest country classifications. Three have fallen. This year’s groupings could change radically once the effects of the pandemic are […]

Mental health: privilege in coronavirus times

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Ronny Alexander Llumiquinga Achi, a 2nd semester student at ESPOCH´s (Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo) medical school, located in Riobamba, Chimborazo, Ecuador. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Powering through the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebecca Bugeja, a 3rd-year medical student currently enrolled in the University of Malta. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Mental health in the pandemic: how to stay emotionally stable?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebeca Feitosa Dória Alves and Renata Carvalho Almeida, currently second year medical students from Tirandentes University of Aracaju, located in the state of Sergipe, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

Providing mental health during pandemic times

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebeca Feitosa Dória Alves, a second year medical student at Universidade Tiradentes in Aracaju-SE (Brazil). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

The four pillars of self-care in times of Covid 19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rariane Bernardino Marani and Ana Flávia Cury Ivantes, two fourth-year medical students at a private university in southern Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Importance of Mental Health and keeping it together in a Pandemic 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rao Ahsan, a medical student from Pakistan struggling to become a good doctor. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

Mental distress during the pandemic: is there a way out?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rafael Mosconi de Freitas and Ms. Isabella Beltramia, 2 Brazilian medical students who believe that there is nothing more beautiful than the human side of the human being. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Conquering COVID-19 through Collaboration

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rabia Riasat, currently enrolled in Army Medical College, Pakistan in the penultimate year of her medical education. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers […]

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nimisha Ramesh, a third year medical student studying in Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

Mental and comportamental health in the pandemic context

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nícolas Patrícius de Medeiros Leite, a third year medicine student from the State University of Rio Grande do Norte and member of IFMSA Brazil – UERN, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Discrimination in the medical curriculum: are medical schools providing students with equal access to the medical profession?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anushree Burade, a fourth year medical student studying at ESIC Medical College, Bangalore, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not […]

Century challenge: inclusion of immigrants in the health system

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amany Gonçalves Robaina, a 21 years old and medicine student at Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in Blumenau, Santa Catarina – Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

The impact of COVID-19 on the life of the elderly

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nathalia Sbardellini Sidou Ponte, medical student of the third period, from UNICEPLAC- Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Aparecido dos Santos, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Coronavirus reinforces the importance of empathy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Narottam Sócrates Garcia Chumpitaz, a student of the fifth semester of Medicine of the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR). He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

European Union policy for improving drought preparedness and mitigation

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Ms Viviana Vaira. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  In recent decades the some severe droughts affected large parts of Southern, Western and even Northern Europe. In spite of that, less attention has […]

Mental health in the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by one of our passionate readers, Ms Parisa Ijaz, student at the University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila. Pakistan. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  No one would ever say that someone with a broken […]

The brain amidst COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by one of our passionate readers, Ms Parisa Ijaz, student at the University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila. Pakistan. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue.  If you experience a racing heartbeat or tightness in your […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Our Great Awakening, Rebuilding in a Culture of Collective Trauma”, by Dr Hokemeyer

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by our one of our passionate readers, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, an internationally renowned therapist and writer. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. It’s a challenging and rewarding time to be a therapist. Few […]

Anxiety disorders and their relationship with COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by our two of our passionate readers, Andressa Piva de Melo and Beatriz Miotto Onaka, two fourth year medical students at Unicesumar – Brazil. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writers’ views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. For months, the […]

Fighting Depression In the Isolation of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Muhammad Ahmad Wajid, an aspiring medical student from Sahiwal Medical College, Pakistan, currently in 4th year MBBS. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

COVID-19 pandemic: The war inside our heads

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Model Diana-Maria, a 3rd year medical student at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, faculty of Medicine, located in Bucharest, Romania . She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Medical Front liners Need Not To Be Called Heroes; They Need Emotional Stability By Giving Them Proper Support

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Michelle Nhat Ly T. Reyes, a third year Filipino medical student studying in Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and president of AMSA FEU-NRMF, a local member organization of AMSA Philippines. She us affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

Normal reactions to the abnormality of the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Matheus da Silveira Maia, 19 years old, graduating from the 1st period of the Medicine course at the State University of Pará (UEPA), Santarém, Amazonia, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]