It’s not me, it’s evolution

Valentines feeling a little stale? Is your eye still roving? Is it ‘Dad’ or ‘Cad’? Psychologists Raj Persaud and Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm examine why our lust for new flesh could be evolutionary. (Warning: do not attempt to use this to justify yourself when you’ve been caught with your pants down.) A...

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Can we delay Alzheimer’s disease?

At the age of 60, only about 5% of adults suffer from dementia, but by the age of 80, the proportion rises to a worrying 20%. Most cases of dementia are due to Alzheimer’s disease. The symptoms are general memory loss followed by progressive irreversible loss of intellectual function. Unfortunately,...

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Flu hits hard

Reports of flu and influenza like symptoms have had an almost 250% increase according to data from Public Health England (PHE). In January last year less than two people in every 100,000 reported flu symptoms each day to their GP. This year has seen nearly five every day. Unusually, flu...

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Campaign groups face Election threat.

Online campaign group 38 Degrees uses the Internet to bring together widely dispersed campaigners to lend critical mass in petitioning the Government. John Furse looks at how the Government is fighting back. “There’s so much tiptoeing going on around it,” one source close to ‘Save The NHS’ campaign group told...

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