Category: Health

12Sep
Health

The shocking facts about young people and alcohol abuse

We want to express our support for Dr Sarah Wollaston’s private member’s bill, calling for restrictions on alcohol advertising in cinemas, on television and online, as a means of reducing the...

11Aug
Health

The truth about period pain

The science lesson in which we covered human biology focused primarily on puberty – things would change, we were told in a serious voice: hair would grow in new places, breasts would sprout, shoulders...

11Aug
Health

Heart disease risk greater for women smokers

Toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke may have a more potent effect on women due to biological differences, scientists believe. Photograph: PA Smoking is more likely to give women heart disease than men, a...

14Jul
Health

Two Studies Show Pills Can Prevent H.I.V. Infection

The studies were the first to show protection in heterosexuals; the only earlier one with similarly encouraging results involved gay men. As it becomes ever clearer that modern antiretroviral drugs can...

03Jul
Health

New Mammogram Study Affect Screening Guidelines?

In women’s ongoing dilemma over when to start routine mammogram screening for breast cancer, a large new, longitudinal study may add a wrinkle. The Swedish Two-County Trial, which began in the late...

03Jul
Health

The best & worst foods for healthy weigh

When it comes to keeping your weight down, a new study by Harvard researchers suggests that the quality of your food matters more than its calorie count. Intuitively, we know that gorging on burgers and...