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Discover the real research behind sensationalist headlines
Discover the real research behind sensationalist headlines

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There has been an exponential increase in the use of digital media by young people in last ten years, including social networking, mobile applications (apps), video sharing, podcasts, on-line games and the ever-popular short messaging services (SMS or…
Texting teens engage in safer sext?
Texting teens engage in safer sext?
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We’re far enough into 2014 that most of those New Year’s resolutions are either firmly embedded lifestyle changes, or, more likely, blissfully disregarded. Of the things that people give up at the start of a new year, alcohol is among the most common, and…
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So I am spending a lot of time breast feeding at the moment, and I am tired (understatement!) but confident that the effort is worth it because ‘breast is best’ and ‘every breast feed counts’. I then come across an article in the Daily Mail that claims…
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Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).  HPV can cause a range of conditions, from genital warts to several forms of cancer.  It is sufficiently serious that in the UK, girls between 12 and 13 are…
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The genesis of this post comes from a chance viewing of a colleague’s comment on Linkedin, possibly the first time I’ve ever had anything really useful come from that particular social network.  Anyway, to get to the point, my colleague posted a link to a…
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Coffee, chocolate and red wine must be the Holy Trinity of health-related news stories, with countless articles reporting the latest study to find supposed beneficial effects in consuming these “naughty” products.  Perhaps we the public want to assuage…
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I am a healthy 37 year old woman, in a stable relationship and only beginning to discuss starting a family with my partner, with no firm decision made either way.  Should I panic at my forthcoming February birthday hastening me towards 40?  Should I start…
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While we know that some of the lifestyle choices we make are good or bad for our health and mental wellbeing, we might be less inclined to think about how the environment we live in affects us. In recent years, however, there has been a growing interest…
Are green spaces happy places?
Are green spaces happy places?
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Under the Radar: The Trouble with Bank Capital Requirements +2

Guest post by Jens Hagendorff. The economy is always at the top of the headlines in most major news outlets, especially in the aftermath of the recent financial crisis.  What is less reported is the nitty-gritty of the legislation being put in place to…
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It’s a scene straight out of an 80′s sitcom: a man and a woman both come down with the flu, but the woman continues on with her responsibilities armed only with a pocket full of tissues, while the man lounges in his pajamas on the couch, surrounded by tea…
Can testosterone make you sicker?
Can testosterone make you sicker?
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