In times when everyone is struggling to make ends meet, students are being hit as hard as anyone, so I caught up with a Sheffield Hallam student who looked outside the box to earn some extra money.
Elliot Blears, 20, first heard about the possibility of taking part in a medical trial through a friend of his brother who had done a similar thing when he was university and was struggling with the costs of university life. Elliot told me: “He knew I was a student struggling for cash.”
Drugs are seen to be an addiction, a horrible addiction in fact and those who use them don’t seem to get any sympathy from the majority of the public.
They are seen to be ‘low life’s’ within communities, criminals who need to steal to get their next fix, but is this the case?
Recently, it has been implemented in the House of Commons that drug abuse may not be an addiction, and that it might actually be a health problem or even a disease.
But is this possible? Surely a health problem can’t be self-induced?
Well Russell Brand thinks so…
Words by Matthew Stanford
As summer 2012 is drawing ever closer and the gym seems more and more likely to get that supreme beach body, the question we all want to know is, do protein shakes even work?
On average 75% of males who go to the gym use a form of protein shake whether it is for size and strength or to get a leaner look, but 50% of that 75% claim that they see no results.
So are the facts true? Is the daily protein shake just a myth? Or do users believe that by taking the shake on a daily basis that they will suddenly become the incredible hulk?
Words and pictures by Matthew Stanford