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Destruction of a virus

Putting the rise of STIs in England into contextSubscription

9 OCT 2017By

Laura Waters explains the rise of STIs in the UK, the possible reasons behind it and possible solutions, and considers the challenges posed by the current economic climate.

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Air pollution: why we need to act now for public healthSubscription

11 SEP 2017By

The evidence that air pollution is contributing to the ill health of the population continues to grow. Action must be taken now, writes Lois Holliday.

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The cholesterol and calorie hypotheses are both dead — it is time to focus on the real culprit: insulin resistance

14 JUL 2017By , ,

Emerging evidence shows that insulin resistance is the most important predictor of cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes.

Stylised version of Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian man

Why the evidence for testosterone therapy adds upSubscription

11 JUL 2017By

A closer examination of the evidence on testosterone therapy for men shows why the animosity surrounding the treatment is based on flawed assumptions. 

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Why the term 'prediabetes' may cause more harm than goodSubscription

6 JUN 2017By

Labelling patients as ‘prediabetic’ may not improve health outcomes because of inconsistencies with the testing and diagnosing of the condition, among other factors, writes Eleanor Barry.

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