The cost of DNA testing has fallen dramatically. Now that it’s available to many more people should we be testing ourselves and our children? Or is the process still in its infancy and too prone to error?
British Bulldog is a traditional playground game a bit like tag; players have to run from one side of the playing field to the other without being caught by one of the designated 'bulldogs'. It can get quite violent, which has led to it being banned by many schools. But is this cotton wool approach
Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have isolated the genetic component responsible for a longer lifespan and hope to be able to isolate it and produce a drug mimicking it. If this process can improve your lifespan by 30 years, is it worth dedicating your life to a healthier lifest
HIV/AIDS has destroyed the nation to an extent inconceivable. our brothers and sisters have died a disastrous and painful death because of this unforgiving epidemic. friends families, labour force, intellectuals have died of this pandemic. Governments lack resources to prevent and there is no cur
There have been studies revealing that absorbing more information than you normally do within a time-crunch can wear your brain out so that you become a dolt. Other studies seemingly contradict this; revealing that the brain is an organ like every other and as such benefits from exercise/use. Seemin
American scientists are warning that obesity has overtaken smoking as the biggest threat to people’s health. This is not a particularly new issue. While we are slowly reducing the numbers of people who are smoking the obesity ‘epidemic’ continues. To make matters worse give up smoking and you
Obesity is a condition where excess body fat causes numerous problems to a person's health and wellbeing. It is measured by the Body Mass Index (BMI) of a person and an estimated one out of four 11-15 year olds in the UK are said to suffer from issues concerned with being overweight and hence, obese
The National Institute of Abuse and Alcoholism survey has been released. It puts into question whether introducing children to alcohol is helpful, a commonly held belief. The survey takes the view that it is not helpful, moreover they state that it can cause alcoholism in later life for those childr