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?


Should 'safe sex' be promoted in schools through sexual education classes? Or are lessons that stick strictly to human biology or use abstinence-based programmes to be preferred?


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


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